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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:07 am

richard wrote:Is there a reason that BT are seemingly replacing low floor air conditioned Scanias with 5-6 years service remaining? On the face of it, not a good financial decision.

Personally, I don't think they would last the distance to the usual 21 years. From a passenger's point of view, the Metroliners at 21 years were a much better ride Han the Scanias.
I think it may be more cost effective in the long run to reduce the number of gas buses as it seems the future is in diesels.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Salisbury532 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:28 pm

Virginia Scania V731 involved in a pretty serious accident this morning, suffering bad damage to the front of the bus and a broken window on the right hand side.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Skyblue1 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:31 pm

719 parked at the back of Manheims yard with 4 metroliners.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:02 pm

Bus_Control wrote:20 V Scanias have been ear-marked for disposal in coming weeks/months due to expired 'components'.


Bus_Control (or others), any update on which buses are in this 20?

In the four months since this post, the BTBuses website shows only five withdrawn Scanias - 713 in May; 693, 700 and 735 in June; and 690 in July.

In July, Hornibrook advised that 737 and 786 were out of service (although both are still listed as part of Virginia's fleet on BTBuses):

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daveeyh wrote:Anyone know the current status/whereabouts of V737 and V786? I haven't them in service since November 2013 and October 2014 respectively.

Both now de-registered and out of service. Where they actually are is another question.


Since April 2015, I haven't seen 726, 741, 757, 778, 782, 792 or 796 in service - so maybe these buses are part of the 20?
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Skyblue1 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:34 pm

792 was at Virginia with taped or painted out number plates so would presume at sherwood or manheims. I'm around Virginia a few days a week so I'll look for the numbers listed.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:22 pm

I noted 724, 729, 746, 757, 792 and 796 parked in the back lanes at Eagle Farm today - have these units been withdrawn from Virginia?
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Skyblue1 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:18 am

792 has been out of service for months so I think this would be withdrawn. Wonder where they will end up as manheims still got metroliners and I doubt sherwood could take many more. Maybe a storage depot is calling, how about Bowen Hills, it's still empty!!
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:39 pm

So far in August and September, there have been 11 new Optimus buses delivered (2198-2208) but no Scania withdrawals listed on BT Buses.

I would have thought there would be a one for one replacement seeing that there are no expanding services that require additional vehicles.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:31 pm

daveeyh wrote:I noted 724, 729, 746, 757, 792 and 796 parked in the back lanes at Eagle Farm today - have these units been withdrawn from Virginia?


748 is also parked up at Eagle Farm.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Skyblue1 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:59 am

Anybody looking for Scanias from Virginia, go to Eagle Farm as there must be 20-25 in there at the moment parked between the sheds.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:51 pm

Skyblue1 wrote:Anybody looking for Scanias from Virginia, go to Eagle Farm as there must be 20-25 in there at the moment parked between the sheds.


Any staff on here from Eagle Farm who can identify which ones they are? It would be great to get a definitive list and then they could be removed from Virginia's fleet listing on BT Buses website.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Skyblue1 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:56 pm

Wow. The BT buses website now reports 19 scanias withdrawn. About time.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Maladjusted » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:20 pm

Ah that will change back again soon to reflect the more accurate picture
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:48 pm

Maladjusted wrote:Ah that will change back again soon to reflect the more accurate picture


I am confused - does that mean the withdrawn Scanias listed above may be coming back or are there more to go?
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Skyblue1 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:01 am

I would assume the buses listed won't be the last. There are more than 19 new volvos delivered to Virginia so there has to be more than what's stated. Maybe at least 25-30 must be withdrawn including the above.
Scanias 792, 796 and 786 for instance were withdrawn over 3 months ago but only just now mentioned as official.
Guess we will have to keep the eyes on the roads..
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:05 am

I note on BTBuses that six Scanias (701-706) have been transferred from V to G.

Have some of the G Scanias been withdrawn from service?
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Bus_Control » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:42 pm

Negative. No Scanias (apart from the 2 salvage @ Manheim) have been withdrawn as yet.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Skyblue1 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:35 pm

The only 2 recognisable on Manheims are 687 and 719. Are these the salvage ones??
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:33 pm

daveeyh wrote:I note on BTBuses that six Scanias (701-706) have been transferred from V to G.

Have some of the G Scanias been withdrawn from service?


Bus_Control wrote:Negative. No Scanias (apart from the 2 salvage @ Manheim) have been withdrawn as yet.


Seems a little unusual that Garden City has an extra six buses without losing any buses to either withdrawal or transfer.

I haven't seen G634, G659 or G696 for a couple of months now.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Skyblue1 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:44 am

I think 634 was on the 590 near the airport on Monday. Or was it the 599??? One of the two.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:45 am

Skyblue1 wrote:The only 2 recognisable on Manheims are 687 and 719. Are these the salvage ones??


Only 719 is currently on the Manheim site - can anyone confirm that 687 has actually been sold after many months at Manheim?

Skyblue1 wrote:I think 634 was on the 590 near the airport on Monday. Or was it the 599??? One of the two.


I have seen 634 a couple of times in the past couple of weeks and I rode it yesterday - very noisy bus so I am guessing it is only used when necessary.

Still haven't seen 659 or 696 on the road recently.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:47 pm

V762 and V804 are currently parked in the back lanes at Eagle Farm with the withdrawn buses so I assume that these two buses have also been removed from service.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:52 pm

Scanias V710, V711 and V712 are now G710, G711 and G712.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby Skyblue1 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:13 pm

Seen G712 in the city tonight.
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Re: BT Scanias

Postby daveeyh » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:34 pm

daveeyh wrote:Scanias V710, V711 and V712 are now G710, G711 and G712.


V709 is now G709.

By my count, this makes twelve buses (701, 720, 703, 704, 705, 706, 709, 710, 711, 712, 1322 and 1323) transferred to Garden City in the past couple of months with nothing transferred out - is there a reason why G is getting so many additional buses?
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