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by 1whoknows
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Has this bus been hijacked?
Replies: 8
Views: 2047

Re: Has this bus been hijacked?

That could be embarrassing if he's been to his mistress for a quickie!
by 1whoknows
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2164

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2021

If they were "handing" the route to Dysons there would not be a tender. But, whilst Dysons could well end up being the operator, a tender is required under government purchasing policy.
by 1whoknows
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Gawler Rail Line shutdown
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Gawler Rail Line shutdown

Why is it suss? Perhaps Kanga sees a longer term opportunity to either participate in or tender in their own right for rail replacements. After all its a free market..... The buses could also be used for cruise ship transfers to the city when that activity eventually resumes.
by 1whoknows
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 4798

Re: Private Bus Observations 2021

You may find the Yutong is going to make an appearance in another location soon.
by 1whoknows
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 71
Views: 3646

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Not to mention that covid has put us billions into debt which will take a decade or more to pay off.
by 1whoknows
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info
Replies: 10
Views: 51402

Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

The Bus and Coach Society is pleased to announce that its first post covid lockdown tour to McHarry’s, Geelong will take place on Sunday 31 January 2021 visiting both the main depot and a satellite depot with a BBQ lunch included. This event was to have run in March 2020 but had to be deferred. Tour...
by 1whoknows
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 106232

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Gemilangs are mostly framed in Malaysia then fitted out in Ballarat Victoria, though some do come in fully built.
by 1whoknows
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019/2020
Replies: 93
Views: 24195

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019/2020

What are the rego and body nos on the new Mt Gravatt unit?
by 1whoknows
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Start a word with the third letter game!
Replies: 398
Views: 8560

Re: Start a word with the third letter game!

inestimable
by 1whoknows
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Other Body Builders Discussion / Observations
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: Other Body Builders Discussion / Observations

Another new Scania for Mcharry in Geelong was noted 12/20 awaiting delivery at Express.
by 1whoknows
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info
Replies: 10
Views: 51402

Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

BCSV is pleased to announce that our first post covid tour will be run on 31 January visiting McHarry's in Geelong. Coach transport will be available to and from Melbourne. Some details are yet to be finalised so keep an eye on the BCSV Facebook page in coming weeks. Final details will also be poste...
by 1whoknows
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Transport for NSW Bus Procurements
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Re: Transport for NSW Bus Procurements

Of note is no European chassis available in the electric bus category, and of course no articulated bus category at all.
by 1whoknows
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Volgren Discussion / Observations
Replies: 38
Views: 2719

Re: Volgren Discussion / Observations

Plenty of NSW Volgrens are from Melbourne. Probably more than from Qld!

Also if counting Volgren Qld production, don't forget all the straight deck, twin deck and double deck coaches produced by the original Volgren Qld operation back in the 1980s.
by 1whoknows
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: $90 million upgrade for Stirling bus bridge
Replies: 25
Views: 2064

Re: $90 million upgrade for Stirling bus bridge

As an out of stater I'd like more justification as to why $90 million is needed to change the workload from 4 buses per hour on each stand to 2.2 per hour. It sounds more like there is excessive layover time due to poor rostering.
by 1whoknows
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bustech Discussion / Observations
Replies: 18
Views: 1574

Re: Bustech Discussion / Observations

Also why not also create threads on Express and P&D Coaches (NSW) and Gemilang (Vic)?
We do have more than three bus builders.
by 1whoknows
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Volgren Discussion / Observations
Replies: 38
Views: 2719

Re: Volgren Discussion / Observations

Question whether delivered or not yet as they've certainly not been sighted in service. But I guess by the time the printed ABC magazine comes out it will be so. They are reported to be based at Dandenong depot. Nos 1453 and 1456.
by 1whoknows
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bustech Discussion / Observations
Replies: 18
Views: 1574

Re: Bustech Discussion / Observations

They already build a school bus as the SBV/ SBM.
by 1whoknows
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 80
Views: 11996

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

My view would be that the 8,000 electric buses may well eventuate but its more likely to be over 20 years rather than 10.
by 1whoknows
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Custom Element protoptypes due Nov / Dec 2020.
Replies: 35
Views: 4519

Re: Custom Element protoptypes due Nov / Dec 2020.

The Adelaide Leylands and AECs that went to other states in the 1970s had the rear door/ lobby section removed and a 2.5 inch cut taken off one side as they were illegal to operate outside of Metropolitan Adelaide due to being overlength and overwidth. This also applied to most of those sold to loca...
by 1whoknows
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 80
Views: 11996

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Is should be noted that despite the Minister stating clearly that the 8,000 was an aspirational target many in the media have chosen to refer to it as a done deal. There is no factual commitment from the government, as yet, to replace all route buses with electrics by 2030.
by 1whoknows
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Predictions for the 2020s
Replies: 127
Views: 18125

Re: Predictions for the 2020s

Butech also have their Tasmanian presence through Elphinstone which has now completed some 90 buses for Metro. It could well be that they will bid for other contracts to build there as well.
by 1whoknows
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2164

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2021

Why run a special shuttle bus between Deer Park and Melton which effectively duplicates an existing bus route?
Are rail passengers really such snowflakes that they can't board a regular bus?
by 1whoknows
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: What happened to King Brothers?
Replies: 21
Views: 2172

Re: What happened to King Brothers?

The Nambuccas were on Mercedes chassis though not the mainstream models. They were sold off all over the place and would all be withdrawn by now being 25+. Its important to remember that all the overspecced 0405s etc were only possible due to the dodgy nature of their financing. The rebodied 0305s a...
by 1whoknows
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Any pics of Merc Mk4 2769 at the Mercedes Benz Museum in Germany?
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Any pics of Merc Mk4 2769 at the Mercedes Benz Museum in Germany?

The bus was not in the museum when I visited last year. There were pics of it somewhere a couple of years back looking rather derelict in a yard. Its certainly MIA and can probably be presumed deceased.
by 1whoknows
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 2020 Victorian Budget - PT initiatives
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: 2020 Victorian Budget - PT initiatives

Worthy of note is that the projected budget deficit is approximately four times that of the $32 billion accumulated by the failed Cain/ Kirner Government by the time it was thrown out in 1992.That took the best part of a decade to pay off including privatising many government assets. How and when th...

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