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by J_Busworth
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Road Bus Fire
Replies: 30
Views: 2355

Re: Parramatta Road Bus Fire

It appears that TSA insured its buses with Allianz, whilst STA still seems to use GIO which would be a hangover from its days as the Government Insurance Office.
by J_Busworth
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Rd revamp: What area looks like after WestConnex
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Parramatta Rd revamp: What area looks like after WestConnex

tonyp wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:03 am The words "rapid" and "double decker" are contradictory are they not?
I would say so, yes. At the point where double decker buses are being introduced like the B-Line it becomes much more of a commuter service than a rapid service. Rapid service would look much more like an all artic operation.
by J_Busworth
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer
Replies: 23
Views: 2860

Re: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer

On weekends there are a large number of shortworking 314s between Coogee Beach and Randwick Junction. There is a service every 15 minutes between these two points now, which is a large upgrade compared to the old hourly Sunday frequency.
by J_Busworth
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 48
Views: 5085

Re: STA Observations 2021

Extra services due to Harbour Bridge Shutdown;

200 Chatswood - Macquarie St
252 Lane Cove Interchange - Lang Park
254 North Sydney Station - Lane Cove Interchange
340 Chatswood - Wynyard
343 Chatswood - Martin Place
by J_Busworth
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 48
Views: 5085

Re: STA Observations 2021

B8 VSTs 3004 and 3005 have been transferred to Brookvale ex Willoughby, in exchange for Euro 3 B12s 1500 and 1501.
by J_Busworth
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 48
Views: 5085

Re: STA Observations 2021

Some fleet changes that have occurred over the past few days. Randwick has lost its 7 Ivecos (2696-2702) to Mona Vale in exchange for 7 Voith Euro 5 B12s (1876-1882) Waverley has lost 7 of its CNG Merc O500s (2123, 2125-2127, 2141-2143) to Ryde in exchange for 7 ZF Euro 5 B12s (2022-2023, 2033, 2035...
by J_Busworth
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42791

Re: STA Observations 2020

Out of 1416 buses - ~96% wheelchair accessible Of those 47 (at last check) buses that aren't wheelchair accessible, 29 are at Randwick (61%). I imagine that would give Randwick one of the lowest shares of accessible vehicles across Sydney. The others being 11 at Willoughby, 4 at Ryde and 3 at Waver...
by J_Busworth
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 106460

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

boronia wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:36 pm Are there any private buses decorated?

I've only seen mention of STA 2000 which has been withdrawn to SBM
It was only the now withdrawn 2000ST in a wrap
by J_Busworth
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer
Replies: 23
Views: 2860

Re: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer

So do we have any idea what routes these extra services will be on?
by J_Busworth
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 180
Views: 15253

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

Well with the changes happening on 20 December, we still have a couple weeks to wait for timetables. I have also heard that the 430 will be terminating at Martin Place.
by J_Busworth
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42791

Re: STA Observations 2020

I'm on 3851 which oddly is operating a route 200 to Chatswood. Given the fleet lists say its a Mona Vale (F) bus, the front run plate also says F (but driver had no run number showing), curious as to whether this service is actually operated by Mona Vale (seems odd if so), or if this is a recent tr...
by J_Busworth
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 180
Views: 15253

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

I thought the plan is for the 100 to use Stand T at Wynyard on the outbound, not Stand A, so that avoids such situation of passing through the already congested Wynyard Park twice It would appear that the 100 stays on York Street fully for the inbound and Clarance Street fully on the outbound, whic...
by J_Busworth
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42791

Re: STA Observations 2020

How come the 3 door B12's haven't/won't be allocated to Brookvale? Is it due to The Spit hills being too demanding and they struggle going up? Cheers! :wink: I would presume it is due to the fact there are only a limited number of them and there hasn't been the need for a high capacity vehicle with...
by J_Busworth
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 180
Views: 15253

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

They are doing a full review of each STA region, one region at a time. It’s all to do with privatisation as these will be the networks that are bid on by the new operators. All the routes that were involved in this review were considered to be Region 8 routes, including the 257. Region 7 and Region ...
by J_Busworth
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42791

Re: STA Observations 2020

Xplorer wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:20 pm
Volgrens coming to V? first time since 1640 showed up i guess
AFAIK there are 18 artics headed to North Sydney, 12 of which will be from TSA. The first few will head to V first due to lack of space at N, two are already there.
by J_Busworth
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42791

Re: STA Observations 2020

2817, 2819 and 2821 have all now entered service at Mona Vale. 2281 is currently sitting in the workshops at Brookvale.
by J_Busworth
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42791

Re: STA Observations 2020

In addition to the 6 artics inside AMD, there were a few TSA K310 VSTs inside as well as of last night. No doubt all bound for the Northern Beaches where they did K310 VST training earlier in the year.
by J_Busworth
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42791

Re: STA Observations 2020

^ Not quite. The buses inside the STA holding yard at Leichhardt are for STA. 4 bendies went to Region 3 Hoxton Park today and 6 bendies to be transferred to STA North Sydney Depot. One must of those 4 region 3 bound bendies must of been sent to Smithfield as there are only 3 bendies at Hoxton Park...
by J_Busworth
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 106460

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Either Anytrip is having a moment or if Newcastle Transports new Bustechs have arrived, their showing up on real time tracking as both O405NH's 550s and OH1418 510's. The new Newcastle Transport Bustechs have indeed arrived and have been spotted in service, although I cannot comment if they are the...
by J_Busworth
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 180
Views: 15253

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

What evidence is there that they hate their artics? Apart from the issue of fairness of comparing new with old, what's the consumption like compared to the two rigids that would be needed to replace each one in peaks? And the cost of the extra driver, even at a lower pay rate. This is simply a fals...
by J_Busworth
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 180
Views: 15253

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

There appears to be no replacement for the part of 136 between East Roseville and Victoria Av/Penshurst St via Smith St (industrial area) & High St. Based on the October 25 changes, it appears that Transport may issues further supplementary advice about changes to other operators in a seperate rele...
by J_Busworth
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42791

Re: STA Observations 2020

with the disappearance of route 257, will M depot pick up some 144s and 160x? Particularly as they are likely to lose 200, 343 and 340 to the East as there is now extra capacity there owing to the light rail. What I have heard is that it will be these service changes that see the spilt between the ...
by J_Busworth
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 180
Views: 15253

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

It is my understanding that all the routes listed in the proposed network as the routes deemed to be Region 8 routes for privatisation purposes. Anything not listed would be deemed to be Region 7. North Sydney will operate the 100, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the TSA artics currently attached to ...
by J_Busworth
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 42791

Re: STA Observations 2020

by J_Busworth
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 180
Views: 15253

December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

https://transportnsw.info/news/2020/northern-beaches-lower-north-shore-bus-service-improvements There will be changes to bus services across STA Region 8 from December (no specific date at this point). These include; A new frequent network of routes operating every 10 minutes across the day, seven d...

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