NL419 wrote:I see 355 is the only Volvo to have a ( lets call it ) a Swish under the drivers window. Was this only on the older buses ? I had a bit of a Google and it seems only on all the old MAN SL200 has the livery like this ??
stevegj52 wrote:Were these a proto type or at the request of the operator?
cal321 wrote:From memory, Melbourne Bus Link had exclusive use of this new body style for 12 months before any other operators were able to take delivery of this design.
Mitch wrote:Why are these buses being retired at such a young age?
Willie wrote:Because they are the oldest in their fleet.
Mitch wrote:Well, that's fair enough and I understand that they're the only Volvos in the entire MBL fleet but surely they've still got a good five years in them.
I mean hell, there are buses that are reaching twenty-years old that are still running around on route service.
grenda bus 669 wrote:what a weird company just because they are the only volvo buses in the fleet so they have to give it away.
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Connex wrote:Pardon my ignorance, I haven't been watching the scene very closely lately, but what's to become of these six Volvos? Transferred to Dysons or sold off to another operator?
busrider wrote:I think fleet uniformity would be a major factor - the vast majority of the MBL fleet appears to be Scanias, and these were the only Volvos they had... Melbourne's loss, Adelaide's gain I suppose!
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