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2203 has chrome rims.
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James00 wrote:2203 has chrome rims.
2204, 2205, 2206 are supposed to have chrome rims also.


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Has anyone sighted 2319 or 2320 in service yet? BTBuses shows that both were delivered in August 2017.

I have seen the next five - 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324 and 2325 - but not 2319 or 2320.

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2319 and 2320 are the buses being showcased with the driver security screens in them. They are currently stationed at Sherwood. Not sure where they are off to next. :)

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^^__^^ wrote:2319 and 2320 are the buses being showcased with the driver security screens in them. They are currently stationed at Sherwood. Not sure where they are off to next. :)
I’ve heard Willawong, Garden City, Eagle Farm


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BrisBusBoy wrote:
^^__^^ wrote:2319 and 2320 are the buses being showcased with the driver security screens in them. They are currently stationed at Sherwood. Not sure where they are off to next. :)
I’ve heard Willawong, Garden City, Eagle Farm


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Are there any pictures of the security screens?

Anyone know when they may be in service?

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I saw 2319 and 2320 parked near the garages at Carina yesterday so maybe they are close to coming into service.

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2332 and 2333 have been out and about for a couple of weeks now!

Caught 2332, nothing different to the other 2309 onward B7RLE
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2319 & 2320 are in service but screens were removed.

2331, 2332, 2333, 2334, 2335, 2336, 2337, 2338, 2339 are all in service.


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daveeyh wrote:I saw 2319 and 2320 parked near the garages at Carina yesterday so maybe they are close to coming into service.
They’ve returned to Virgina and went into service without the screens.


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V2340 (rego 447 XTL) in service today.

I expect this might be the final delivery for 2017...

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daveeyh wrote:V2340 (rego 447 XTL) in service today.

I expect this might be the final delivery for 2017...
Already another 3 reg., so probably 2343.
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gen man wrote:
daveeyh wrote:V2340 (rego 447 XTL) in service today.

I expect this might be the final delivery for 2017...
Already another 3 reg., so probably 2343.
2341 (487 XTL), 2342 (731 XTL) and 2343 (402 XTL) are all in service.

With the impending introduction of the B8RLE Artic, are there any plans to move from the B7RLE to the B8RLE for standard buses?

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Not really sure, but there are at least 2 more B7RLE's registered, with another 8 to come before the batch of 9 B8RLEA's. The B7 chassis range is about to be replaced by the B8 chassis range, so possibly will happen.
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Just out of curiousity, does anyone have details on #2330?

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Saw V2347 is service.

BTBuses site shows only up to 2340 - is BTBuses on holiday?

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2349, 2350 and 2351 all in service this week.

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daveeyh wrote:2349, 2350 and 2351 all in service this week.
Go pics of 2350 @ Woolloongabba last night


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Today I went past Volvo and saw S1632 parked inside the facility.


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2352 and 2353 have entered service this week.

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Last B7's
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Maladjusted wrote:Last B7's
So do you know whether BT have ordered B8's instead? Or are these the last of the Volvos for the moment?

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B8’s with a slight difference to the existing Optimus rigids.

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There’s a order for more B8 Rigids and 19 more B8 Optimus Artics.


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How many more new B7s/B8s will Virginia be getting before other depots start getting new buses?
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