Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

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Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

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A weekend rail track closure from Rosewood and Springfield Central to Corinda provided an opportunity to cruise down the Ipswich Motorway on the top deck of a double decker, with Thompson’s using their 2 Volvo Volgren Optimus buses as an express service between Ipswich and Corinda. Normally these buses are on charter or school runs.
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Lower deck is wheel chair accessible and has a level aisle floor to the back seat. The centre door is double leaf.
Lower deck is wheel chair accessible and has a level aisle floor to the back seat. The centre door is double leaf.
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Looking down on the staircase which has an easy gradient to access the top deck.
Looking down on the staircase which has an easy gradient to access the top deck.
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A view of the top deck looking towards the back. Plenty of leg room between the seats. No adverts over the windows so you can see out. A bus height of 4.4 metres gives good head room on both decks.
A view of the top deck looking towards the back. Plenty of leg room between the seats. No adverts over the windows so you can see out. A bus height of 4.4 metres gives good head room on both decks.
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059 GJT at Ipswich photographed in Oct 2017 before the bull bar was fitted.
059 GJT at Ipswich photographed in Oct 2017 before the bull bar was fitted.
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058 GJT at Bell Street Ipswich
058 GJT at Bell Street Ipswich
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Re: Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

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Great to see these two... Do you know why 058GJT has roo bar & not 059GJT

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Re: Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

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The photo of 059 GJT was taken in Oct 2017 when a kangaroo bar was not fitted. They were both running last weekend but I was unable to get a shot of 059 GJT. See photo caption.

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Thankyou, I put my better glasses on to read the caption. :)

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Both have roo bar as I took photo of both of them on 1 Mar 2019
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I have been told there are only 4 in Australia. Do you know which companies have the other 2 Olympian?

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Cdc Victoria got the first one
CDC Charterplus in Sydney got the last one as a charter bhs
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Thanks. CDC have a big fleet of buses.

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