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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:26 am

daveeyh wrote:
I assume that the 29 new "regular" buses and 16 new articulated buses for next will be Volvo V8BLE and V8BLEA vehicles - can anyone confirm?

I also note that the news story detailed there were 1223 buses currently in service. From the BT Buses site, there are 1234 listed (although 2330 is listed twice).

There is a difference of ten buses which tends to suggest there have been some recent withdrawals - can anyone confirm?



Skyblue1 wrote:Would these include the buses hired out to Hornibrook Buslines for Sandgate / Bracken Ridge operations??


I wouldn't think so as you would have to include the 15 buses at South West Transit as well.

I think that it is likely to be a number of withdrawals - for example, I haven't seen 680 (which I saw on a tow truck at Mater Hill a few weeks back), 682, 684, 694, 697 and 706 in service for a few weeks now.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:59 pm

There are two new artics in full BT livery (no fleet numbers though) at Volgren today.

One of the buses was registered under the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator scheme with plates XQ56AI.

https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/registration/register/heavy/registration-scheme
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby TLK » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:40 pm

Spotted one of the new Volvo Optimus Artics on a outbound 180 service a few nights ago. Quite surprised to see it since I thought they were being used exclusively on 111 and 66 services.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:37 pm

TLK wrote:Spotted one of the new Volvo Optimus Artics on a outbound 180 service a few nights ago. Quite surprised to see it since I thought they were being used exclusively on 111 and 66 services.


I've seen them on 137, 139 and 162 services in recent times.

There have been more B12 buses on the 66 lately then the new artics.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:11 pm

Artic S1645 is now in service - 2199 has returned to Virginia and 820 transferred to Garden City (as per the usual transfers when a new artic has been delivered).

However, 821 should have been next on the list to go from V to G but 820 went instead - does anyone know if 821 has been withdrawn or did Virginia want to keep it?
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:50 pm

racingnathan wrote:Only B8’s for the foreseeable future.


V2805 is parked at Volgren today - new B8 rigids not too far away from service.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:21 pm

daveeyh wrote:
racingnathan wrote:Only B8’s for the foreseeable future.


V2805 is parked at Volgren today - new B8 rigids not too far away from service.


V2805, V2807 and V2808 all parked at Volgren today.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby TLK » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:00 am

How many Scanias left to replace at Virginia?
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:52 am

TLK wrote:How many Scanias left to replace at Virginia?


I think there are 15 (804-818) at the moment, though not sure where 821 has gone (as it didn't get transferred to Garden City but 819 and 820 were).
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