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by 1whoknows
Fri Apr 26, 2024 7:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: 200 new Rail Replacment Buses
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: 200 new Rail Replacment Buses

They will be spread around the current group of rail contractors as deliveries continue. If there is an issue, it will be the timing of the Bus Tech deliveries. Production in the Adelaide plant seems to be very slow and they also have contracts for Canberra and Adelaide to deliver. Despite the reloc...
by 1whoknows
Thu Apr 25, 2024 6:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Tasmanian Bus Observations 2023
Replies: 26
Views: 10100

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations 2023

Only off for a few weeks. Were all back on by mid March.
by 1whoknows
Thu Apr 25, 2024 6:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: 200 new Rail Replacment Buses
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: 200 new Rail Replacment Buses

No I'm not talking about them.
by 1whoknows
Wed Apr 24, 2024 7:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: 200 new Rail Replacment Buses
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: 200 new Rail Replacment Buses

Thompsons have now started to receive the new buses.
by 1whoknows
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: 200 new Rail Replacment Buses
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2024

Megumi, the original announcement from the Qld Government was that they were exclusively for rail replacement. Can you quote any subsequent announcement which changes that?
by 1whoknows
Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: 200 new Rail Replacment Buses
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2024

Unlikely as TfB do not have any rail replacement contracts.
by 1whoknows
Fri Mar 15, 2024 6:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions
Replies: 336
Views: 124794

Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions

Thats very good but suggest changing yellow routes to purple or something as the yellow blends too much into the road network.
by 1whoknows
Wed Mar 06, 2024 6:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 1685
Views: 170965

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Yes. Thus $22.5m could be saved in the state budget by NOT doing the project.
by 1whoknows
Tue Mar 05, 2024 6:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 1685
Views: 170965

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

$25m in government funding - four new diesel buses would cost no more than $2.5m.
by 1whoknows
Sat Feb 24, 2024 6:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus Observations 2024.
Replies: 424
Views: 45396

Re: Bus Observations 2024.

No Bambam. The yard Linto is talking about is a new and separate yard down by the golf course where all the excess,but still TD owned, buses have been stored for some months. There was a suggestion they were being retained so TD could bid for Bankstown rail replacement. However given most of them ar...
by 1whoknows
Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Xtrapolis Vs Comeng
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Xtrapolis Vs Comeng

We dont call em Xcrapolis for nothing.
by 1whoknows
Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Hornibrook Buslines
Replies: 125
Views: 75002

Re: Hornibrook Buslines

No sighting of 309 and I dd go past after any school buses should have been home. There is a large shed at the back of the property but no evidence they were using it or of any office. Buses were just parked in the middle of a large yard with a container or two at one side presumably for storage and...
by 1whoknows
Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Bus Observations 2024
Replies: 17
Views: 3562

Re: Victorian Bus Observations 2024

Dysons are only buying the routes and route buses.
by 1whoknows
Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Hornibrook Buslines
Replies: 125
Views: 75002

Re: Hornibrook Buslines

Further to my comment in November, Link SA, Mount Gambier: Located at 15 Bodey Circuit, Suttontown, the fleet as at 12/23 comprised: 245 XS38GU Scania L94UB/ Volgren (VG1820 4/04) B45Dw ex Hornibrook 110 246 XS32GU Scania L94UB/ Volgren (VG2017 7/05) B45Dw ex Hornibrook 112 247 XS36GU Scania L94UB/ ...
by 1whoknows
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: 2022 bus procurement
Replies: 23
Views: 4537

Re: 2022 bus procurement

Eddy, I have stated before that trailerbus, parrahub and the maglev, as entertaining as they may be, all belong in the fantasy section and that remains my opinion.
by 1whoknows
Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus Observations 2024.
Replies: 424
Views: 45396

Re: Bus Observations 2024.

There are several others in Port Hacking Road.
by 1whoknows
Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: 2022 bus procurement
Replies: 23
Views: 4537

Re: 2022 bus procurement

From what I was told you can't charge an element on the same gear you charge a Yutong and that was not realised until.......
by 1whoknows
Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: 2022 bus procurement
Replies: 23
Views: 4537

Re: 2022 bus procurement

A very bland report which utterly failed to acknowledge the charging issue with the Elements.
by 1whoknows
Sat Feb 03, 2024 7:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus Observations 2024.
Replies: 424
Views: 45396

Re: Bus Observations 2024.

If the owner is anything like the Chinese landlord for the place next door to me, who wont even give me his contact details for when our currently dodgy fence finally goes, the diversion might last quite some time.
by 1whoknows
Wed Jan 24, 2024 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail and Tram Observations 2024
Replies: 10
Views: 2416

Re: Victorian Rail and Tram Observations 2024

Has anyone else noticed that there are far more suicides by train since the government put those fences up on the westgate?
by 1whoknows
Sat Jan 20, 2024 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bus Observations 2024.
Replies: 424
Views: 45396

Re: Bus Observations 2024.

Transit Systems was also doing Cabramatta-Granville this morning.
Busways, TJH and Ugo were all on north shore today along with CDC, NSBC and a few blow ins.
by 1whoknows
Wed Jan 10, 2024 7:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Rail and private operator observations 2024
Replies: 38
Views: 4860

Re: Rail and private operator observations 2024

They've been left in for suitcases etc when on gold coast rail as they were purchased primarily for rail not for school charters.
by 1whoknows
Fri Jan 05, 2024 6:26 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: How much like railways are busways?
Replies: 20
Views: 2189

Re: How much like railways are busways?

They can also be used by not in service buses using the busway/ T.Way to get to or from depot or dead running to one terminus to commence a new trip.
by 1whoknows
Sat Dec 23, 2023 6:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 1094
Views: 282886

Re: Parramatta light rail

If you want to see record blowouts on projects, just come to Melbourne. The Westgate tunnel started at $500m and is now over $5.5B, the north east link has just gone up another $10B, blowouts on metro tunnel, every level crossing removal etc etc. And they've just signed a contract for Dan's (now Jac...
by 1whoknows
Thu Dec 14, 2023 7:02 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Custom Denning Discussion / Observations
Replies: 166
Views: 41834

Re: Custom Denning Discussion / Observations

More will arrive in Launceston next week.

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