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New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby superbossgc » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:02 pm

From 17 July 2017, new 567 will serving Holview Loops to Beenleigh train station from monday to Friday and Saturdays.

https://translink.com.au/service-updates/133081
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby James00 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:27 am

Who is operating the service and with what bus? Article says it will be an 18 seater with wheelchair access.
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby Bus Suggestions » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:26 am

James00 wrote:with what bus? Article says it will be an 18 seater with wheelchair access.

Maybe it's a Coaster with wheelchair lift ( :roll: ) like Transdev Melbourne has. A Coaster has 21 passenger seats. Add the wheelchair lift and it's 19 seats. The new ones don't have a front seat. Makes 18 seats.
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby James00 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:21 am

Yuck.
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby burrumbus » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:45 am

You'd think that Clarks would be operating it,as it joins their contract area.But weirder things have happened.Guess some of our QLD friends will have to rock up on 17/7/17 to check it out.
You'd also think it would be low floor,on an urban Translink contract..Maybe an Optare Solo downseated or one of the new Hino Ponchos .
Whatever vehicle certaintly a first for Translink with a minibus.
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby superbossgc » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:57 pm

because Logan city bus is operating it.
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby jonwil » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:56 am

This would be useful for me since it provides an easy way to get too/from Bunnings Bethania, at least going from the map... (I am in Beenleigh)
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby James00 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:03 pm

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Hino Poncho.

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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby VaultMedia » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:49 pm

James00, has Clarks actually got one? Or is that PhotoShop?
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby James00 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:29 am

I think it's legit. It's on the front page of the TransLink site. Doesn't look like a photoshop unless it's a really good one. It's also got the Logan city logo above the door. The second photo is not the actual bus just an image from google.
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby burrumbus » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:52 am

Should should be the first known sale of a Hino Poncho for route service in Australia.
Be interesting to see how it performs in service.
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby hino rg » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:44 pm

i drove pass Clarks Depot today and saw the hino in there
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby original nightrider » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:29 pm

It's all legitimate. I'm one of the 3 drivers to run the new bus in.
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby 1whoknows » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:16 pm

If that's Poncho where is Cisco? (for the oldies)
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby burrumbus » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:53 pm

1whoknows wrote:If that's Poncho where is Cisco? (for the oldies)

Ere haa !!! Ere haa!!
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby VaultMedia » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:42 pm

Found out the other day its real on Facebook, I actually kind of like it to be honest
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby jonwil » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:26 am

I like it too and I might have to see if I can build it in LEGO to sit alongside the rest of my fleet of Translink buses :)
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby jonwil » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:32 pm

Might take a ride on this little guy tomorrow (both because I want to get pictures/info for my planned LEGO model of it and because I want to visit Bunnings Bethania and see if they have anything interesting in their storage container section vs the pitiful amount at the new mini Bunnings at Loganholme)
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby Bus Suggestions » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:20 pm

All I can say is, 'What a tiny bus! And it looks nothing like a 'poncho'!'
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby 1of55 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:50 pm

I had a ride on this Hino HX Poncho today (same trip as Jonwil) and was quite impressed with it. It is nothing like the usual small buses, Toyota coasters or the ‘Pie carts’. It is wheel chair compliant, has good full head room and automatic transmission. The engine is at the back of the bus but the engine noise is very quiet. The ride was very smooth and no rattles at all. The route had some hilly bits and 80Klm sections but the Hino handled them easily.
The customer service was excellent the friendly driver handing out timetables and Translink promoting the service too. I hope the route does well and the bus is a success. The drivers like it and the passengers liked the bus. It has 18 seats and a wide centre aisle.
Thanks to Superbossgc for the post.
I took some photos but as this is the discussion section I have posted them separately in the Photos Brisbane/Qld section.
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby burrumbus » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:15 pm

Thanks for the report.Sounds like a great little bus for low patronage services.There should be more on the road in my view.
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby VaultMedia » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:59 pm

jonwil wrote:I like it too and I might have to see if I can build it in LEGO to sit alongside the rest of my fleet of Translink buses :)

Heads up that stores are now selling a LEGO bus station, been on the look out to see if anywhere is on sale/cheaper, probably going to turn it into a Transport for Brisbane (Brisbane Transport) unit 8)
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Re: New route 567 for Holmview.

Postby jonwil » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:45 pm

Here is a picture of my LEGO Hino Poncho (I am still not happy with the air-conditioning pod and roof)
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