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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby Matty G » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:24 pm

Spotted this afternoon (Sunday February 5th), 2 new buses for Sita (West Footscray):

#117 Volvo B7RLE / Volgren CR228L- Rego: 8464 (on Route 451 ex Sunshine at 17:00)
#118 Volvo B7RLE / Volgren CR228L- Rego: 8466 (on rail replacement duties at Laverton Station at 18:00)

Both must be fairly recent additions... neither have any signwriting or advertising on them.

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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby red baron » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:50 pm

Sigthed this morning at Gladstone Park ex Dysons MAN Midi #43 now with Skylight.
it's a load of hog wash
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby Croc » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:14 pm

In support of Apollo, all I recall Pollards having was one coach (a Benz?) and a (Hino) mini and trailer and one driver (a top bloke called Steve) other than the owner. Steve relocated to Hastings...I think both their vehicles went (and at the time with the sale of licences) to Crown.
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby venturatiger » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:15 pm

Hi, the 3rd new Sita Bus is (116) 8465AO & all 3 new buses were working local Sunshine runs this morning

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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby Bradley » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:41 pm

Hi.

Sighted new Westernport Roadlines V/Line Coach #60 (Scania K440EB (I think), Irizar 3700) rego 8810 AO at Southern Cross Station coach terminal on the 5.10pm V/Line service to Yarram today (6 February).

Photo on the forum soon!

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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby jarf » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:59 pm

I also saw #61 (8811AO) around 11am this morning. :wink:

(I believe they're actually the 3700 model.)
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby Bradley » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:07 pm

Bradley wrote:Hi.

Sighted new Westernport Roadlines V/Line Coach #60 (Scania K440EB (I think), Irizar 3700) rego 8810 AO at Southern Cross Station coach terminal on the 5.10pm V/Line service to Yarram today (6 February).

Photo on the forum soon!

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Here are photo of new Westernport #60 at: viewtopic.php?f=43&t=65612

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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby cal321 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:07 am

cal321 wrote:
cal321 wrote:Driver Bus Lines #85 Denning LF/Custom Coaches is currently plain white. It was sighted late this afternoon outbound on the Monash Freeway.

It may have been doing the Melbourne City Tourist shuttle today - in a quick glance I saw "free" on the desto.


Apparently this bus will be seen regularly on the MCTS service and was in the process of a livery change from Driver to MCTS when I sighted it plain white.

I don't know whether it is an additional vehicle for the service or replacing one of the existing four.


Sighted this vehicle inbound on the Monash Freeway this morning. For the record, it has received MCTS signage, but not the full MCTS livery.
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby Mitch » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:32 pm

Spotted at about 2:35PM today was the Christians K280IB, Higer "A30" heading towards the city on the Princes Freeway, on rail-replacements duty. On Fleetlists, it says that it is unsure which depot it belongs to but because it was doing Geelong rail-replacements, would it be incorrect of me to assume it belongs to Ocean Grove due to the age of some of the buses that are at the Ocean Grove depot?

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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby 1whoknows » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:01 am

According to an industry source from the region it is believed to be Warrnambool based, however there is a second one at Ararat which may also be drafted in for rail duties.
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby msheldrick » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:44 pm

Panorama Bus 38 (MAN SL202/Ansair) was finally repainted and has had the new livery applied over the summer holidays, as well as a thorough cleaning to the interior (however, still no desto)

I'll try and get a few pics in the coming days, as it looks fantastic
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby Croc » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:53 pm

Apollo,

From your Avitar you might be interested to know I saw a former Australian Coach Travel coach at the Mansfield Zoo over the weekend. With my failing eyesight it appeared to be an old 03033.

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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby Craig » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:56 pm

Spotted a Skybus King Long coach heading out of Melbourne at Seville just after 13:30 this afternoon. Not somewhere I'd normally expect to see them on charter.

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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby josh01 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:34 pm

spotted today while on a cranbourne transit 893 bus the bus driver was wearing a ventura uniform any ideas why?
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby B10BLE » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:56 pm

josh01 wrote:spotted today while on a cranbourne transit 893 bus the bus driver was wearing a ventura uniform any ideas why?


Funny that, I once spotted an 892 driver wearing a CDC Davis uniform not long ago...
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby B7RLE » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:11 am

No idea but it's not uncommon to see one of there drivers wearing Grenda uniform either
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby 712M » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:09 pm

Not that uncommon to see train drivers wearing Connex or M>Train uniforms.
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby B7RLE » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:42 pm

Cranbourne must get all the other company's rejects would certainly explain quiet a lot
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby Andy O » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:38 pm

Noted leaving Chadstone around 3, after laying over since at least 1230, this afternoon was sunshine coaches Volvo B10M twin deck. Not sure if it was operating the shuttle operated by Melbourne on the move or an unrelated charter.
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby venturatiger » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:25 pm

A Sunshine Coach , has been doing the Chadstone run for about a week now , Chris's Mercedes must be out of action

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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby E.L.Wood » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:09 am

venturatiger wrote:A Sunshine Coach , has been doing the Chadstone run for about a week now , Chris's Mercedes must be out of action

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Chris's Mercedes was sighted back on the run as of Thursday March 8
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby rbrooker » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:43 pm

moonee valley coaches bus 60 hit by tram on mount road thursday
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby dex » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:11 pm

Well ,thats what happens when you race a tram. I come through there everyday just about, theres flashing lights and plenty of vision. ALTHOUGH the trams hardly slow down to be honest.
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby rbrooker » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:34 pm

the bus was coming up to a red light and was slowing down when a tram came from behind and collided with bus
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Re: All other Victorian Bus Observations January - June 2012

Postby dex » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:19 pm

is this the light near Essendon Station roundabout? He's wanna make sure he wasnt racing the tram and then cut it off the braked.
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