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GoBus fleet updates

Postby BusPlaneTrainTram » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:00 pm

I travelled through Parekarangi [between Rotorua and Taupo] and was able to note 7 buses [all Go bus white with Go Bus branding] at a disused garage.

43 CCJ951 Hino Rainbow 7A884110904040088 Hino B36F 1989
46 DSK947 Isuzu Journey 7A8970G0907000850 Isuzu B49F 1994
111 CDA282 Mitsubishi 7A8CJ3A1003022204 MP B45F 1992
297 BCM812 Isuzu Journey LR232J 7A8970G0903000095 Isuzu B38F 1992
423 XK4883 Nissan RM81G 7A8DH3J0998001245 Nissan B36F 1989
637 CNZ19 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A8841R0903040049 Hino B45F 1990
651 ALE427 Hino Rainbow 7A884110901041042 Hino B40F 1989

Some are new to the "current" fleet lists and may help those who are compiling their own lists.
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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby BusPlaneTrainTram » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:50 pm

I have been in Dunedin for the day and noted these GoBus vehicles in the GoBus livery rather than the former citibus or Passenger Transport liveries.

113 - coach
115 - coach
332 [not appeared with the 3... number yet].
873 [ex Christchurch I guess].
3069 - coach.
3115
3119
3153
3193
3198
3210
3311
3325
3335
3341
3394 [ex Christchurch I think].
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3410
3508
3510
3517
3518
3520
3541
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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby ptlivestock » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:49 pm

Do you have full lists of Gobus vehicles as I came across 5 or 6 in Tonga last week with the Gobus numbers of a couple

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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby LB608 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:16 pm

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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby ptlivestock » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:18 am

Tonga B673 is an Isuzu LV314K Cubic ex GOBUS and looking through the disposals fleet lists the only LV314K I see is No137 DLM771, but it is shown with a body by Mitsubishi. The body on the Tonga B673 is by IK Coach. Can anyone clarify is B673 GOBUS137 or is it another. It is now owned by the Vaea family at Houma but retains the GOBUS livery along with several others

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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby BusPlaneTrainTram » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:23 am

Hello Peter,

Thanks for noticing this entry - I have rechecked the previous data on the original lists, and the subsequent alterations [which are noted in the database offline] and quite a few buses in the disposal section have had their details [somehow, unknowingly] changed in the re-creation of the revised fleet lists.

Thus 137, DLM771, is [according to car jam] a Mitsubishi Fuso MP618P. when I saw the record and others, there were mismatched bodies and chassis's for Japanese import buses.

UPDATED - I have now reworked the disposal list using car jam data to validate the chassis type. Only one Isuzu LV314K appears, ex 232, ZE8451, but the last 7 digits are 0000333, not 000245.

Trying to collate the Go Bus lists is a difficult task with so many acquisitions and transfers, so that a correct and current fleet list, and thus disposals, will be quite difficult to present.
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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby ptlivestock » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:47 am

Thanks for that... we will find it in the end ;-)

A number of Tonga buses ex NZ still carry VTNZ labels and vehicle's "type" is carried or converted over over from them to the Tongan labels. In this case B673 doesn't have a VTNZ label, but is called a "1998 Izuzu Jenny" whatever that may signify. It could even be that it was registered as "JENNY" (I came across one the other day shown as a Mitsubishi Armanda which I finally figured out to be a Mitsubishi Canter with a New Armada body

Just an after though.... maybe its meant to mean "Isuzu Journey" which it is definitely not

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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby Fleet Lists » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:21 am

LB608 wrote:New Zealand Fleet Lists

http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nz.php?search=GOB
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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby BusPlaneTrainTram » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:18 am

The Isuzu Journey came to my mind immediately too!

Anything like the digits is helpful, a full VIN is a treat!
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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby ptlivestock » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:24 am

It seems this LV314K is a 1984 model (and not 1998 on the Tonga licence tag) based on research on the net into the model. Also the chassis plate has "83-11" stamped on it. Would this indicate a 1998 first NZ registration? Any thoughts anyone

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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby ptlivestock » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:28 am

Can you do anything with this VIN.7A8841R0904040166 It may or may not be Gobus but it is from NZ. I think its a Hino HU276 Blue Ribbon

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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby BusPlaneTrainTram » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:58 pm

Retired from Gubbs, Warkworth, 40 minutes north of Auckland:

11 CGS451 Hino Blue Ribbon 7A8841R0904040166 Hino 1989 B49F Gubbs livery.

In NZ there is a website called carjam [and also checka], which search registrations or VINS - that VIN gave me CGS451 and the fleet lists gave me the bus, in the disposals part of Gubb's fleet list
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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby ptlivestock » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:03 pm

North Auckland was my old stamping ground in earlier days and I remember the varied fleet they had back then with one parking up in Britomart during the day, so thanks for that. Incidently I got a very blurred image of the makers plate and reckon its a HU276BA based on comparisons with buses in Japan. Ill post some pics in a separate thread on this forum in a day or two.

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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby OLYMPIAN » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:18 pm

GO Bus Hamilton have receiver their first of three MAN ND323(A95) Double decker with Global Bus Venture body. similar design to the pair of Scania in Ritchies fleet.
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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby Ribble » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:08 am

OLYMPIAN wrote:GO Bus Hamilton have receiver their first of three MAN ND323(A95) Double decker with Global Bus Venture body. similar design to the pair of Scania in Ritchies fleet.


There are to be 4 so far.

Two for Urban now in use on The Orbiter as from 9 April 2018, photos of them in Higgins Road Depot, LEB641 and LFG222.

One each for the Raglan and Huntly services, both being appropriately vinyl wrapped.

If anyone wants to view the Orbiter ones, they are used on Monday - Friday, one in each direction at the same time.
They are not on the road approx. 11am - 3pm.
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Re: GoBus fleet updates

Postby Ribble » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:20 am

The third of the four Double Deckers arrived in Higgins Road mid week.

Rego LFG269 painted in BusIt Silver and 'Raglan' Blue. Awaiting Vinyl wrap no doubt.
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