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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby TLK » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:57 pm

^^__^^ wrote:Noticed a few BT buses from W and C getting around with redesigned desto's. The route numbers have been changed to a much larger font with the details slimmed down a fair bit. Not sure if rolling out across the whole fleet but very helpful to pax by the looks. Very legible.


Redesigned desto's? That would be the first time since they were changed a few years ago from the smaller sized numbers to what they are now.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby daveeyh » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:41 am

TLK wrote:
^^__^^ wrote:Noticed a few BT buses from W and C getting around with redesigned desto's. The route numbers have been changed to a much larger font with the details slimmed down a fair bit. Not sure if rolling out across the whole fleet but very helpful to pax by the looks. Very legible.


Redesigned desto's? That would be the first time since they were changed a few years ago from the smaller sized numbers to what they are now.


They look more like the destos on the newer STA buses is Sydney.

Much better the very slim-line numbers that currently appear on many current BT destos.
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Postby racingnathan » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:49 am

5130, 5133, 5136 & 5137 have all been transferred to G and 5017, 5018, 5019 & 5020 have been transferred to C

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5130-5138 now at G, 5017-5024 now at C.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby daveeyh » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:10 pm

racingnathan wrote:5130, 5133, 5136 & 5137 have all been transferred to G and 5017, 5018, 5019 & 5020 have been transferred to C

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5130-5138 now at G, 5017-5025 now at C.


That seems a very odd set of transfers to me as it like for like and in the middle of the fleet number ranges at each depot.

Do you know the reason behind these transfers?
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby ABS » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:08 am

Taking a stab in the dark it could be trying to keep the fleet age at Garden City down?
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby racingnathan » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:59 am

The Garden City tags klms were getting high.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations Q1 - 2016

Postby daveeyh » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:29 pm

ABS wrote:brisbanetransport.info has a Volvo B8RLE (2801) listed at the Workshops. I am curious as to whether it is a rigid or a tag axle.


Anyone know when 2801 may grace our streets?
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby TLK » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:25 pm

ABS wrote:Taking a stab in the dark it could be trying to keep the fleet age at Garden City down?


Not sure how they can while they still have the Scania L94UB buses. Although honestly, I don't know what they will get to replace the Scanias when the time comes that they start getting withdrawn.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations Q1 - 2016

Postby TLK » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:29 pm

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ABS wrote:brisbanetransport.info has a Volvo B8RLE (2801) listed at the Workshops. I am curious as to whether it is a rigid or a tag axle.


Anyone know when 2801 may grace our streets?


Think 2801 is a standard Rigid bus like the MAN 18.310s and Volvo B7s. As for when it makes it into service, I have no idea when that will be and which depot it'll end up at.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby Maladjusted » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:55 pm

2801 is a Volvo B8RLE / Volgren Optimus with an almost identical body to the B7RLE.
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Postby racingnathan » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:38 pm

Should I say which home it is going to or keep it to myself
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby superbossgc » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:30 pm

another bus drivers being attacked! at adelaide street bus stop.

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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby James00 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:41 am

racingnathan wrote:Should I say which home it is going to or keep it to myself

Saw it at Volgren yesterday with V decals on it.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby daveeyh » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:25 pm

S1945 was on the 598 this morning that leaves Toombul just after 7am - early morning bus change or are S now doing the GCL?
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby racingnathan » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:16 pm

Sherwood now do all 598/599's
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby TLK » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:36 pm

racingnathan wrote:Sherwood now do all 598/599's


Don't think that's true. Carina should still help with the 598/599 (at least I think they do).
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby ^^__^^ » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:16 pm

Sherwood do all 599/598's as of the 12th. C and T still doing cover trips for control and S where possible.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby ABS » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:53 pm

Explains the addition of a stop in Lahey Close outside Sherwood Depot.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby TLK » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:26 pm

I see. Speaking of 598, what stop at Garden City does 598 and 590 now start from? It's no longer B, and I didn't end up seeing the change in the service changes.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby ^^__^^ » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:30 pm

599 - K
598 - L

According to TL website.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby moreton » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:58 pm

11, 2000 series Volvo B7 went from Eagle Farm to Sherwood and 13 Optimus 2100 series went from Virginia to Eagle Farm from12/12/16. Moreton :wink:
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby daveeyh » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:29 pm

C2048 is now a Maroon CityGlider.

It has minimal CityGlider livery like T1045.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby racingnathan » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:20 pm

moreton wrote:11, 2000 series Volvo B7 went from Eagle Farm to Sherwood and 13 Optimus 2100 series went from Virginia to Eagle Farm from12/12/16. Moreton :wink:


And more to come in January.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby Skyblue1 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:24 pm

Scania 775 is in service also new rego 619WUI. Working from Virginia regardless of what BT buses website says as its withdrawn.
Also I have seen nothing but Sherwood allocations on the 598 especially...
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

Postby daveeyh » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:30 pm

Skyblue1 wrote:Scania 775 is in service also new rego 619WUI. Working from Virginia regardless of what BT buses website says as its withdrawn.
Also I have seen nothing but Sherwood allocations on the 598 especially...


Scania 775 was on the auction list for Manheims at the December auction so it must have made a remarkable recovery to be back in service within two weeks...
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