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by ABS
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 4611

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021

You forgot about 2880, 2881, 2882, and 2883 (the Queensland University of technology shuttles), which are at Eagle Farm depot.
by ABS
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Rail and Private Operator Observations 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 2178

Re: Rail and Private Operator Observations 2021

That will make either 5 of 6 MAN 19.320 chassis with Volgren Optimus bodywork and fitted with seat belts for regional work.
by ABS
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Translink Public Transport Conveyance Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

Re: Translink Public Transport Conveyance Manual

The Bustech VST still has a high floor so unless they change the floor layout they will have a schrinking market.
by ABS
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019/2020
Replies: 93
Views: 25544

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019/2020

No gas pods. Could be ex-Melbourne or Adelaide.
by ABS
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: M65, M71, M80 starting before 2011 ends? (NSW ALP announce)
Replies: 55
Views: 6564

Re: M65, M71, M80 starting before 2011 ends? (NSW ALP announce)

I am wondering what will happen to the T80 now that the rest of the transitway routes have been dissolved back to 3 digits. 830 is the nearest spare route number that does not double up with another service. The rest of the metrobus routes are easily dissolved back to 3 digits. m52 becomes 520X m90 ...
by ABS
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: M65, M71, M80 starting before 2011 ends? (NSW ALP announce)
Replies: 55
Views: 6564

Re: M65, M71, M80 starting before 2011 ends? (NSW ALP announce)

The B Line is just a double decker bus posing as a railway line. I see no reason to expand that to other parts of Greater Sydney.
by ABS
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: QLD Electric Buses Listing
Replies: 15
Views: 2986

Re: QLD Electric Buses Discussion

Why build a second bus when you can reuse the first one? Pretty lazy.
by ABS
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 484
Views: 54568

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

If a new B8 was involved in a crash and it was completely smashed up then they would repair it even rebody it, but if an old MAN was involved in minor collison and it required say a minor refront then it would likely be withdrawn. I doubt it. If a vehicle is damaged beyond repair, then it will not ...
by ABS
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 484
Views: 54568

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Considering the last gas bus was delivered at the end of 2009 (fleet number 1523) that is a solid 18 years of service by the time it is withdrawn.

The 2027 target makes sense from the perspective of withdrawing the gas buses after about 15 years of service.
by ABS
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: QLD Electric Buses Listing
Replies: 15
Views: 2986

Re: QLD Electric Buses Discussion

BYD K9RA. "Head of TransLink Matt Longland said two low-floor diesel buses would initially service the route before two electric buses were expected to take over later this year." "“The electric buses will be Nexport BYD, K9RA models with a low-floor, accessible body and a seating capacity of 41 pas...
by ABS
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 484
Views: 54568

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Nothing to do with the age of the vehicle but rather the extent of the damage.
by ABS
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Surfside Buslines
Replies: 29
Views: 5327

Re: Surfside Buslines

Do you know that? Whilst it finishes the original order.

I see no reason why Kinetic will go back to back to purchasing Bustech XDi when MAN 19.320 are their preferred chassis.
by ABS
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Surfside Buslines
Replies: 29
Views: 5327

Re: Surfside Buslines

928 in the real time feed today.
by ABS
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 484
Views: 54568

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Hornibrook Transit Management and South West Transit use diesel buses, not gas. The diesel MAN 18.310 rigids at Toowong depot are hitting 12 years old and are used all day, 7 days per week. The gas MAN 18.310s rigids from Toowong depot are rarely used outside of peak periods. As of 2.45pm today ther...
by ABS
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: QLD Electric Buses Listing
Replies: 15
Views: 2986

Re: QLD Electric Buses Discussion

Logan Coaches are supposed to have an electric bus delivered soon for use on route 587.
by ABS
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 484
Views: 54568

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Logically yes Garden City would be next as the older gas buses are withdrawn from service to avoid doing major refurbishments. When the gas buses were ordered circa-2000 gas was considerable cleaner and cheaper than diesel. Gas buses are now a lot more expensive to run compared to diesel as stated h...
by ABS
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Surfside Buslines
Replies: 29
Views: 5327

Re: Surfside Buslines

927 is in the real time feed today.
by ABS
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 484
Views: 54568

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

2900 and 2901 are out and about today.
by ABS
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Surfside Buslines
Replies: 29
Views: 5327

Re: Surfside Buslines

925 is out and about today.
by ABS
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Surfside Buslines
Replies: 29
Views: 5327

Re: Surfside Buslines

Tweed Heads is a regional area. Thew new buses with seatbelts have obviously been delivered to be capable of doing school and route services. Running separate fleets is duplication and running coaches does not satisfy low entry requirements.
by ABS
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 484
Views: 54568

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

2898 is out and about now.
by ABS
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 484
Views: 54568

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

I would not be surprised. 1670 was clearly on the roof.
by ABS
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 484
Views: 54568

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Up to at least 1670 is now delivered (late September 2020).
by ABS
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 484
Views: 54568

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Off The Rails was on the money. Looks like QOCS preserved vehicles 185, 498, 722 and 827. The fleet number for 185 is visible on the roof. The other vehicles are identifiable by the position of the roof hatches and the distinctive tapered rear end. This is purely from aerial photography and looking ...
by ABS
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 484
Views: 54568

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Spot on. Looks like preserved heritage buses.

Transport for Brisbane do not do rail replacement services.

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