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Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby superbossgc » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:35 am

2351 had an accident today, their front is totally damaged.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Sb617 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:16 pm

T2819 - T2821 in service on the Route 60 CityGlider and all are in the Blue CityGlider wrap.

The new Volvos will be progressively be replacing the diesel MANs currently on the route (in turn the diesel MANs going back into standard route service replacing a number of gas MANs which are being transferred to G to replace the Scanias).
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby racingnathan » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:10 pm

Only T2820 is in service at the moment.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby Sb617 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:11 am

T2819 has already been seen photographed in service (before the wraps were applied) as early as late December.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby daveeyh » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:17 pm

T1030 now has white destination signs - front, side and rear. The bus is still in CityGlider livery.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Cazza » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:38 pm

Sb617 wrote:T2819 - T2821 in service on the Route 60 CityGlider and all are in the Blue CityGlider wrap.


I believe T2819 is currently without a wrap and is running normal routes. Seen it running a 362 earlier this week and a 379 the week before. T2820 onwards are definitely dedicated CityGliders.

daveeyh wrote:T1030 now has white destination signs - front, side and rear. The bus is still in CityGlider livery.


Interesting observation. Would this mean that it might stay as a CG even with the rollout of the Optimus' or are they going to try replace some and/or all of the fleet with white desto boards?
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby Megumi » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:19 pm

I just saw V2810 near the Roma St. station yesterday, which is a newly built VOLVO B8RLE, has the dual-wing back door. It is good to see we're having dual-wing back door bus.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby Megumi » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:21 pm

And I wonder if we can have some B5LH low-floor in either fleet of BT, just like some bus companies in VIC.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby Megumi » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:27 pm

I just took some photos of the new T2820.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby Megumi » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:22 pm

I just had an experience in 412 and felt very crowded. Is there any possibility of having some double deckers in such bus routes as that entire route is out of the busway?
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby Cazza » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:20 pm

Short answer: probably not.

Long answer: with uni only going back a few weeks ago, there is always a large influx of students catching the buses in the first few weeks/months. This will eventually decrease with (mainly the first years) realising they don't have to attend every lecture and them finding new ways to get there. That usually sorts itself out.

Also, Routes like the 412 are served by different depots (Toowong and Sherwood I believe are the only 2). It is common for buses to operate a 412 to St Lucia South, then a 428 to Indro, then a 105 to the City, then a 185 to Garden City (for example). So, not only would they have to redo most of the run sheets for these depots, but they would also have to upgrade the current facilities at either depot to stable them (as I don't think the workshops at Toowong are high enough, similar story for Sherwood).

It just isn't overly viable. A short term fix is to increase the frequency and operating hours of the 402 to cater for that demand (and the 427/428/432 if needed).
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby TLK » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:01 am

Was checking the most recent fleet movements on Brisbane Transport Info, and I saw that 1203 has been withdrawn. Anyone know the reason for this?
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby nbus » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:52 am

1203 was in a major pile up on the centenary highway at Jindalee.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Postby Cazza » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:03 pm

nbus wrote:1203 was in a major pile up on the centenary highway at Jindalee.


It was W1496 that was in the crash on Monday (I'll assume that's what you were talking about). I don't think any routes that go over the Jindalee Bridge are served by Toowong depot either (as far as I'm aware).

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nation ... 5157p.html

Anyway, I'm not exactly sure what's happened to T1203. Maybe a major mechanical issue or something along those lines.

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