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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Hornibrook » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:13 am

WBE-01 wrote:BCC Leyland Panther # 383 went into Service for the Brisbane City Council Department of Transport on this Day 03/04/1968.
Happy "50th Anniversary" for the BCC Leyland Panthers.

Here's a photo of the bus being handed over by Athol Hedges to Lord Mayor Clem Jones.

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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Megumi » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:17 am

bwelch wrote:Does anyone know how long the B7 contract will be going for?

On the Volvo website (Australia) the B7 is not listed anymore. so I guess they will have to see BT contract out


I think the main reason should be the engine emission standard. B7R dose not offer Euro 6 which will be a mandatory requirement in Australia (or has been applied). Therefore, Volvo decided to stop its selling of B7R. In the early 2018, they also replaced B9TL by B8L which offeres Euro 6 instead of Euro 5 or EEV. That means Volvo(AU) had stepped into Euro 6.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Daniel » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:30 am

The B8RLE is now offered as Euro 5 as well as Euro 6.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Megumi » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:10 pm

Daniel wrote:The B8RLE is now offered as Euro 5 as well as Euro 6.


So how many differences between the engine of B7R and B8R? I heard that B7R's engine is not fitted with common rails injection while other models have. Besides, does the B8R have DPF in its exhaust control system?
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby ^^__^^ » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:41 am

V2353 is the last B7. B8's all the way. :)
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby PoweredByCNG » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:52 pm

The D7E engine has common rail injection but is sourced from Deutz of Germany. The D8C/D8K are UD-sourced engines and comply with Euro V and Euro VI respectively. The D8K has already undergone a major revision in 2017.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Megumi » Fri May 04, 2018 12:04 am

A logon city service Volvo B12B (Bustech VST) broke down at Upper Mount Gravtt busway station (outbound direction).
I should taken that bus at Elizabeth St but I went to the toilet and missed that one.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Fri May 04, 2018 9:48 pm

daveeyh wrote:
James00 wrote:Has Eagle Farm taken over both downtown loops (40 & 50). Noted E optimus' operating both loops today according to realtime data.


That does look to be the case - they did them all last week. Bus 1595 now at E doing loops in either direction.


Haven't seen 1595 on the loop for a couple of months now - is it still with BT?
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby James00 » Sat May 05, 2018 9:33 am

I noticed the same thing. However it was operating a non-loop service on either Thursday or Friday.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby James00 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:41 am

daveeyh wrote:
Haven't seen 1595 on the loop for a couple of months now - is it still with BT?
1595 is Operating a 40 loop today.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby 1whoknows » Fri May 11, 2018 8:46 am

What was the reason for the massive amount of reregistered BT buses over the last couple of months?

When I was up there in Feb I did notice a lot of the K, L and M series plates were quite faded - was that the reason??
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby racingnathan » Fri May 11, 2018 7:44 pm

Rust repairs, particularly wheelchair ramps.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Maladjusted » Thu May 17, 2018 9:26 pm

Well actually no, it is not the rust repairs it is definetly the Fawlty Qld TMR (Transport and Main Roads) faded number plates.
It could be an exercise to see if the enthusiasts can keep up with the observations - so far they win - enthusiasts have noted more up to date changes than TfBs' own programmes. :shock:
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby 1of55 » Tue May 22, 2018 12:44 pm

W5051 being towed from s e busway.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Tue May 22, 2018 8:08 pm

Maladjusted wrote:Well actually no, it is not the rust repairs it is definetly the Fawlty Qld TMR (Transport and Main Roads) faded number plates.
It could be an exercise to see if the enthusiasts can keep up with the observations - so far they win - enthusiasts have noted more up to date changes than TfBs' own programmes. :shock:


The faded number plates explain some of the Willawong re-registrations; I don't recall the plates fading on the Carina and Sherwood buses that have been re-plated.

Still quite a few W buses with faded plates - I found it odd that they started changing plates at W1419 (up to W1519) when just about all the 1400's have faded plates.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Skyblue1 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:13 am

I’ve noticed a lot of reg plates that have the L as a start letter are faded, even on cars and trucks. Strange that. The plates on the Sherwood volvo b7r buses didn’t seem faded last time I seen them and a couple of them have been replaced as well.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:46 am

Had E2076 on my inbound 322 trip this morning.

Keeping an eye out as this could mean a few transfers are coming as it is a little odd that 2076 has been transferred whilst 2077-2093 are presumably still at Sherwood.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Skyblue1 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:01 pm

Are 2073-2075 still at Sherwood too? Just seen that 2196 & 2197 are at Sherwood now.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby James00 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:16 pm

daveeyh wrote:Had E2076 on my inbound 322 trip this morning.

Keeping an eye out as this could mean a few transfers are coming as it is a little odd that 2076 has been transferred whilst 2077-2093 are presumably still at Sherwood.
2080 is at Eagle Farm.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:01 pm

Noted tonight:

W to C - 5036, 5037
S to W - 5090, 5093
S to E - 2090.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby racingnathan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:41 pm

Weekend fleet transfers.

W to C 5036-5039
C to S 1925-1928
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Skyblue1 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:14 pm

Add 2077 S-E. Just seen it in Milton.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:40 pm

From Brisbane Times on 18.06.2018:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/brisbane-s-most-and-least-popular-bus-routes-20180618-p4zm61.html

There are 1223 council buses servicing Brisbane.

In 2018-19 the council would retire 59 of those buses but would also deliver 45 new buses, with 16 of which to be larger articulated buses.

Cr Schrinner said those bus sizes delivered the equivalent of 60 new buses.

More than 33 million was allocated for the 2018-19 financial year to deliver the new buses.



I assume that the 29 new "regular" buses and 16 new articulated buses for next will be Volvo V8BLE and V8BLEA vehicles - can anyone confirm?

I also note that the news story detailed there were 1223 buses currently in service. From the BT Buses site, there are 1234 listed (although 2330 is listed twice).

There is a difference of ten buses which tends to suggest there have been some recent withdrawals - can anyone confirm?
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby racingnathan » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:45 pm

Only B8’s for the foreseeable future.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Skyblue1 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:59 am

Would these include the buses hired out to Hornibrook Buslines for Sandgate / Bracken Ridge operations??


quote="daveeyh"]From Brisbane Times on 18.06.2018:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/brisbane-s-most-and-least-popular-bus-routes-20180618-p4zm61.html

There are 1223 council buses servicing Brisbane.

In 2018-19 the council would retire 59 of those buses but would also deliver 45 new buses, with 16 of which to be larger articulated buses.

Cr Schrinner said those bus sizes delivered the equivalent of 60 new buses.

More than 33 million was allocated for the 2018-19 financial year to deliver the new buses.



I assume that the 29 new "regular" buses and 16 new articulated buses for next will be Volvo V8BLE and V8BLEA vehicles - can anyone confirm?

I also note that the news story detailed there were 1223 buses currently in service. From the BT Buses site, there are 1234 listed (although 2330 is listed twice).

There is a difference of ten buses which tends to suggest there have been some recent withdrawals - can anyone confirm?[/quote]
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