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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby boronia » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:44 pm

Ben_Daui wrote:I remember when the 14.5’s where 1st introduced into service at P, the ride quality was certainly more stiffer then a MK 5 merc but the speed on the 14.5 was amazing the Mercs just didn’t have the take off power and riding the 14.5 on Anzac Pde between Kingsford and Maroubra Junction with the camber of the left lane the bus would just handle it smoothly, after a while though then going over pot holes and bumps they started to squeak and the vibrations from idling would get annoying but over all the 14.5’s were the best of the Orana’s as they had good heating and cooling, the low floors I would rate better over the Gas Orana’s due to the sluggish acceleration.

The other notable feature of the 14.5s was the brake squeal.
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby joshurandazzo » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:15 pm

Stu wrote:
joshurandazzo wrote:KIngsgrove depot nostalgia time:


before January 2013 all 100 Scania L113CRB CNGs were in Kingsgrove depot. At this time Kingsgrove was a Orana only depot with the only buses being L113CRB's,CRLs and TRBs. I always use to love getting the Gas Scania's on the 413 and the 412 . i use to always call them " buses with steps" back in 2009-2012. i use to get so excited when i saw one come around the corner at the 413 bus stop in Campsie. The drivers all knew me and the old nan. I use to love the sound the gearbox made (back then i never knew that the high pitched sound was the gearbox). 3517 (?) was the one I can remember being the loudest. i was always annoyed when i got a low floor CRL because the gearbox did not make as loud of a sound. Me and my grandmother always use to sit in the front seat i liked watching the way the driver turned the wheel and went around tight corners. The gas scanias were used very commonly on almost all kingsgrove routes except the 477. i remember one time i was in Marrickville back in 2012 and the only buses i saw for over 30 min was high floor gas scanias.

Well that's my story. Sorry about the lack of Punctuation i'm not the smartest of people.



Scania K280UB CB80 units were at Kingsgrove at this stage as the Volvo B12 Euro 5's were transferred out by then end of 2012. Kingsgrove has never been 100% Orana especially when the depot used to stable more than 200 buses or when that number was heavily reduced when 'route optimisation' occurred and Tempe acquired many buses from Kingsgrove.

The Scania CNG units were regularly rostered to route 426 due to following the same path as 423 as to/from Marrickville and terminating at Dulwich Hill where the 428 would pass through, this would allow accessible buses to be used on longer routes. Route 418 was another route that was a common sight for this type of bus until route optimisation in May 2013 saw this route transferred to Tempe until October 2013 when routes 418 & 357 were merged (for 5 x years) which meant Randwick would operate about 50% of the trips.


The routes that i saw the most Gas Scanias on were the 412,413,473,487,490 and 492.
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby J_Busworth » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:00 pm

The final trips for the 14.5s are expected to be tomorrow morning, Thursday 5 December 2019.
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby J_Busworth » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:17 am

The final trip for the TRBs was the 9:01am 272 ex North Willoughby Shops to Wynyard

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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:49 pm

Big RIP - end of an era.
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Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Postby boronia » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:07 pm

A lot of people will be able to sleep in tomorrow? 8) 8)
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