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by bussie
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: MAN Lion's City electric bus
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: MAN Lion's City electric bus

TA3001 wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:14 pm Where does the name 'Lion's city' originate from?
That comes from the Lion badge inherited from Büssing, and "City" refers to city buses. The Lion's City is the branding for MAN integral city buses from 1996 onwards.

Similarly, Lion's Coach is the name for integral coaches from MAN.
by bussie
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 105713

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Swift wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:30 am Low entry and low floor are completely distinct configurations. State Transit let go of it's only low floor to Transit Systems -the fabled 2112.
The B Line MAN A95s are low floor.
by bussie
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ferry Observations 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 22182

Re: Ferry Observations 2020

covo95 wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:51 pm got any photos or links supporting that statement? i cannot find any myself
It is on the Ferries of Sydney facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/FerriesOfSydne ... ?__tn__=-R
by bussie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: New Bus
Replies: 24
Views: 4687

Re: New Bus

Laugh you may at the looks of it, but it is the most practical design of all the products available for the size range and usage type.
by bussie
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Custombus model
Replies: 139
Views: 33966

Re: New Custombus model

Don't know about this argument. The Quebecers buy standard North American buses for their cities rather than any French or another European bus. Two of big "American" brands, New Flyer and Novabus, are headquartered in Canada. Novabus, owned by Volvo, is in fact a Quebec based company. The other bi...
by bussie
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42338

Re: STA Observations 2020

Route 410 is Transit Systems. Yes - but there's nowhere to post it otherwise. If I post it in Private Observations , it won't be 100% correct either. My point being, the scheduling is definitely not coordinated and whilst it could be difficult to coordinate, I think the next step would be to increa...
by bussie
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC Group News 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 8630

Re: CDC Group News 2020

CDC Broken Hill is indeed no longer under CDC Victoria. It is now one of the operations of CDC NSW: https://cdcbus.com.au/ . CDC Mildura remains under CDC Victoria. As mentioned in the NSW sub-board: Broken Hill is under CDC NSW only for branding purposes, operationally, they are still under CDC Vi...
by bussie
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Murton's Broken Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 11170

Re: Murton's Broken Hill

Buslink Broken Hill is officially renamed CDC Broken Hill, along with Buslink Sunraysia into CDC Mildura. https://cdcvictoria.com.au/latest-news/buslink-sunraysia-broken-hill-officially-renamed-cdc-mildura-cdc-broken-hill/ CDC Broken Hill is now under CDC NSW; it is now one of the operations on CDC...
by bussie
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC Group News 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 8630

Re: CDC Group News 2020

Noticed a bus in Mildura in CDC white, blue and orange livery with CDC Mildura branding, so presumably the Buslink brand is being phased out. https://www.facebook.com/cdcvictoriabus/posts/1453017914866085?__tn__=-R CDC Victoria has officially rebranded Buslink Sunraysia and Buslink Broken Hill to C...
by bussie
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 165687

Re: Private Observations 2019

Why did Hong Kong operate almost exclusively Voith gearboxes for decades, despite hilly typography? Because they are a vastly superior transmission to the temperamental and jerky ZF. Busways has evidently latched into this and know the vast chasm in passenger experience between their woeful ZF MANs...
by bussie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 165687

Re: Private Observations 2019

Busways is probably the only one to have chosen the Voith option on the 18.320s. Most other operators stuck with the default ZF Ecolife. I thought MAN chose Voith as the default choice. I never would have imagined Busways end up a large taker of the Voith option after decades of being a mostly ZF f...
by bussie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 165687

Re: Private Observations 2019

The 18.310s have the older Ecomats, the 18.320 is fitted with the ZF Ecolife as default, Voith is offered as an option. The majority of Busways' 18.310s have Ecomat boxes, though there are a rare few examples that have the Voith transmission (iirc 968, 969 and 970 at Glendenning have them). The maj...
by bussie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 165687

Re: Private Observations 2019

Here's another fact about those two Busabout MANs m/o 5997 was formally at Busways with a number in the 11xx number range but I can't remember what the exact fleet number was and m/o 6118 was apart of the mass Busabout/Transport For NSW order for the 2014 region 15 contract The ZF should be an 18.3...
by bussie
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2019
Replies: 1154
Views: 202000

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2019

Does the north coast section of the Sydney to Brisbane line go though the middle of any of the areas where those bad bushfires are burning currently and if it does then would the RFS have the power to ask Transport For NSW to close the line if it comes to that That would not be under the purview of...
by bussie
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Telford's Tours sold
Replies: 65
Views: 18740

Re: Telford's Tours sold

Diamondbus Bolton (Ex First Manchester Bolton Depot) have recieved all the Yourbus 64 plate Citaros the other older Citaros are at Preston Depot under the Prestonbus sub Brand. 33010; 33011; 33012; 33013; 33014; 33015; 33016; 33017; 33018; 33019 are the New fleetnumbers afaik Bolton 33010 BD64 NBO ...
by bussie
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Ex Transperth Mercedes CR225Ls List
Replies: 60
Views: 39934

Re: Ex Transperth Mercedes CR225Ls List

Diesel units currently listed on Manheims: 1166 (new) 1175 1176 1181 (new) 1182 (new) 1300 (new, blanked out old livery) 1304 1318 (new) 1319 (new) 1324 1331 (new, first midi to be listed) 1505 (new) 1506 (new) 1514 1528 1533 (new) 1534 (new) 1715 1748 (new) 1755 1756 1757 1759 (new) 1761 (new) Gone...
by bussie
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Station Link Observations
Replies: 326
Views: 104286

Re: Station Link Observations

GO BUS wrote:Last Station Link bus m/o 6864 departs Camellia
What is with the Coastal Liner in Camellia?
by bussie
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 38876

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Hey all, Slightly old topic i know but why were the so called "Toaster Buses",Enterprise Designline buses actually withdrawn when they seem to run seem to do very well in the UK? Is it still the mentality that exists in transport in Melbourne in particular that if something is different to other th...
by bussie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Various electric buses at TSA.
Replies: 164
Views: 31531

Re: TSA Electric buses built by Gemilang Australia.

The Victorian low floors are not exactly a government led initiative, the only Vic Government policy is for the buses to be locally manufactured. The purchase of low floor Volvo B5LH buses was because CDC Victoria wanted hybrid buses for environment benefits having trialled one, the fact the hybrid...
by bussie
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: CDC NSW Fleet Updates
Replies: 529
Views: 156046

Re: CDC NSW Fleet Updates

CDC broken hill have nsw rego. They have NSW Rego (obviously, for rego and accreditation purposes) but the operations come under CDC Victoria's management. See Page 3 (of the file, which corresponds to Page 4-5 in the physical copy): https://cdcvictoria.com.au/files/CDCV_Unite_Newsletter_JUNE19_WEB...
by bussie
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: CDC NSW Fleet Updates
Replies: 529
Views: 156046

Re: CDC NSW Fleet Updates

LB608 wrote:CDC have put 4 new buses into Broken Hill so far this month
I understand that the Broken Hill and Mildura operations acquired from Buslink come under CDC Victoria. Where do we put these in the fleetlists (NSW-CDC as it is currently or VIC-KEF as per organisational structure) is another question.
by bussie
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772473

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

Two train companies run in Singapore, both of whom operates buses as well. One is SBS Transit, subsidiary of ComfortDelGro and sister company of CDC; the other is SMRT. SMRT has the longest history of running trains (since 1987) but only began to operate driverless trains since 2009, currently only...
by bussie
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4466
Views: 772473

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

Driverless trains are a radical new thing for Sydney and I suspect the management structure wasn't adequately prepared here. MTR is the operater so they shouldn't be lacking experience. It's got nothing to do with the existing rail management structure altough I'm sure there are some who are eager ...
by bussie
Thu May 02, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 151849

Re: STA Observations 2019

boronia wrote:1947 has been involved in a low bridge incident at Ashfield, resulting in damage to the gas tanks and piping.
This should be in the private observations thread, given that its coming to a year since the takeover.
by bussie
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Ferry Observations 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 39538

Re: NSW Ferry Observations 2019

swtt wrote:How many times have they had to upgrade this wharf in the past decade?
Considering the number of times it has appeared on the news as a backdrop for outdoor live reporting during storms, not too surprising that it needs more attention.

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