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Darwin Explorer commences service.

Postby The Inspector » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:01 am

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Re: Darwin Explorer commences service.

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:45 am

It is interesting to note that they also use "Explorer" in the livery like Sydney.

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420 TV 3935 MCW Metrobus Mk2 MB6885 MCW /83 O55/25D+0
ex (405) TV 3410, ex m/o 8416, Cummins ISC- 260 Euro 3 engine and straight staircase,
(ML12) CY 2674 New World First Bus, Hong Kong
ex (ML12) CY 2674 China Motor Bus, Hong Kong

Transferred to Darwin for the start up of "Darwin Explorer"

425 TV 3594 MCW Metrobus Mk2 MB7047 MCW /83 O55/25D+0
ex MO 201 (ACT) Canberra City Sightseeing,
Cummins ISC- 260 Euro 3 engine and straight staircase,
ex(ML21) CZ 2806 New World First Bus, Hong Kong
ex (ML21) CZ 2806 China Motor Bus, Hong Kong

Transferred to Darwin for the start up of "Darwin Explorer" as m/o 3509 (NT)

But no record of what 419 is.
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Re: Darwin Explorer commences service.

Postby The Inspector » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:31 pm

419 is the number given to ex ML6

The use of Explorer is becouse that is the name,we are no longer involved with City Sightseeing.
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Re: Darwin Explorer commences service.

Postby E.L.Wood » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:48 pm

The Inspector wrote:419 is the number given to ex ML6

The use of Explorer is because that is the name,we are no longer involved with City Sightseeing.

Parent Company Ensignbus sold off the City Sightseeing name and most operations around the world retaining the Australian Operation and a handful of others which have been re-branded as a consequence
yolo seems to be a bit of a trend!
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Postby OLYMPIAN » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:09 pm

419 is ex ML4 and ex Adelaide 412
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Re: Darwin Explorer commences service.

Postby Bedford-29 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:12 am

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Re: Darwin Explorer commences service.

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:13 am

E.L.Wood wrote:
The Inspector wrote:419 is the number given to ex ML6

The use of Explorer is because that is the name,we are no longer involved with City Sightseeing.

Parent Company Ensignbus sold off the City Sightseeing name and most operations around the world retaining the Australian Operation and a handful of others which have been re-branded as a consequence

So have Sydney and the Blue Mountains operations also been rebranded and if so, what are they called now?
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Re: Darwin Explorer commences service.

Postby Mr OC Benz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:01 pm

412 083 IDK MCW Metrobus Mk2 MB MCW
Gold Coast City Sightseeingex WOX 272 (SA) Adelaide City Sightseeing
ex CY 3083 New World First Bus, Hong Kong
ex (ML4) CY 3083 China Motor Bus, Hong Kong

Sold to Doubledeck tours, Darwin NT as m/o 2600 (NT) - rebranded "Darwin Explorer" in 4/13

I recall seeing this on my Darwin visit last June.

As far as I'm aware, it seems that Sydney and Blue Mountains have both separated. Interestingly, Perth's operations continue to be operated under the City Sightseeing franchise and has expanded in recent years, also acquiring the Perth Tram Co and their double decker and rebranding that to City Sightseeing. Tram operations are branded differently, but the operation of both the Sightseeing buses and tourist trams come under the same company.

Worldwide, City Sightseeing brand still thrives in many cities, especially some of the recent places I have visited.
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Re: Darwin Explorer commences service.

Postby The Inspector » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:42 pm

The Sydney operation is "Sydney & Bondi Explorer", buses have been branded as such over the last few months.

Darwin is "Darwin Explorer".
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Re: Darwin Explorer commences service.

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:26 pm

I have already suggested to the Sydney fleet list people that they should change the fleet list name to reflect that although I did not include Bondi - I hope they read this.
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Re: Darwin Explorer commences service.

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:47 pm

I have also noticed a new website URL for the Sydney and Darwin services http://www.theaustralianexplorer.com.au/
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