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by Leyland B21
Thu May 07, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Lakeland’s station
Replies: 13
Views: 6242

Re: Lakeland’s station

Merc1107 wrote:4 new routes? Sounds interesting. Wonder if it will resemble what was discussed here some time ago, such as splitting thr 558?
When Lakelands opens. I think it's safe to say route 558 is on borrowed time along its full route as per currently

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by Leyland B21
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Predictions for the 2020s
Replies: 106
Views: 15922

Re: Predictions for the 2020s

John Farnham will have his Last Final One Last Stand Farewell tour before his next one

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by Leyland B21
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Volgren celebrates 40 years
Replies: 9
Views: 5576

Re: Volgren celebrates 40 years

PTA are currently Volgrens biggest customer at present. The 100 artic cap sounds about right. Pre Artic orders have been less than 100 with the former Renault and Mercedes contracts. Population and Pax growth is always considered. I'd put a safe bet that the B8 contract will be over the 10 year peri...
by Leyland B21
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Volgren celebrates 40 years
Replies: 9
Views: 5576

Re: Volgren celebrates 40 years

PTA are currently Volgrens biggest customer at present. The 100 artic cap sounds about right. Pre Artic orders have been less than 100 with the former Renault and Mercedes contracts. Population and Pax growth is always considered. I'd put a safe bet that the B8 contract will be over the 10 year peri...
by Leyland B21
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 2019 Review of Public Transport: Victoria
Replies: 3
Views: 5091

Re: 2019 Review of Public Transport: Victoria

Ventura got 5 new artics. You forgot the 2 that went to Dandenong

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by Leyland B21
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 33390

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

Local MP Ros Spence has posted a timetable for new Route 525 from Donnybrook - Craigieburn. Starts December 22. http://www.rosspence.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Route-525-Timetable.pdf Dysons got the contract. Surprising as I thought it would have gone to either Kastoria or Mitchell Cheers, J...
by Leyland B21
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019/2020
Replies: 68
Views: 21159

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

1whoknows wrote:So how many have visited the new coach terminal since it opened and what are your impressions.
I used the coach terminal last Monday on my coach trip to Sydney. Very bleak and uninviting was my assessment.

Cheers,
Jase

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by Leyland B21
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Farewell O405NH CNGs
Replies: 7
Views: 9194

Re: Farewell O405NH CNGs

Thankfully my life with them continues. Starting in Perth, now I'm in Melbourne for last 17 years and get to see them again and even travel on them regularly. Travelled on them with Swan, SCT and Path. Now I travel on them with T2B (Dineen Group), VTC (Victorian Touring Coaches), Sandhu, Mees, Dyson...
by Leyland B21
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 69199

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

3454, 3456 and 3458 all went out this morning. Surely on their last legs now. The 7:17 293 to Wynyard ex Marsfield and the 8:14 272 to Wynyard ex Laurel Bank Cottage, Willoughby have been operated by a 14.5 every day for the past few weeks. Otherwise the other two buses seem to operate a mix of 288...
by Leyland B21
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Bus Routes - What would you do if you were in charge?
Replies: 609
Views: 106251

Re: Bus Routes - What would you do if you were in charge?

You could counteract that by sending the 178 down Albany Hwy to Walpole St, and have more short 177's to cover the Berwick St drop in service. Cheers! :wink: You could also run 178 along Albany Hwy to Boundary Rd and giving that a service again since deletion of routes 10, 12, 13, 3, 4 ,6 Sent from...
by Leyland B21
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: 1GRL423: The Only B8RLE Orange School Bus
Replies: 23
Views: 13134

Re: 1GRL423: The Only B8RLE Orange School Bus

Looks like either a BCI body or King Long

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by Leyland B21
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 119380

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

To be honest. I'm baffled at the 1.5km to 2km distance between Mt Claremont and Shenton Park Depot's

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by Leyland B21
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Ventura - Mercedes
Replies: 7
Views: 27632

Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Today I travelled on one of Ventura's new B8RLE's #1165 delivered this year. It is the first time I have travelled on a Volvo B8, very impressive, they go like the clappers, more like B12BLE type performance, the D8 engine seems to have addressed the sluggishness issues drivers have found with the ...
by Leyland B21
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 16023

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

There is/ has been such a club in Melbourne. A car wash as well. Its been in the news over clashes between the owners and OMCG members. The club was firebombed or something like that at one stage. I have an idea there was a change of ownership in Melbourne so maybe the original owner was relocating...
by Leyland B21
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)
Replies: 30
Views: 12783

Re: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)

Already posted in this thread above. Same video[emoji846]

Regards,
Jase

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by Leyland B21
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: VOLGREN STARTS ITS FIRST ELECTRIC BUS BUILD: BYD CHASSIS
Replies: 23
Views: 13400

Re: VOLGREN STARTS ITS FIRST ELECTRIC BUS BUILD: BYD CHASSIS

OLYMPIAN wrote:
MotorOmnibus8562 wrote:I saw a photo of The bus on Facebook wearing Transdev logos
Hi are you able to tell which Facebook group was it?
It's the Bus Enthusiasts Victoria group and yes the Bus is in trials with Transdev Melbourne

Jase

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by Leyland B21
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions
Replies: 133
Views: 68565

Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions

Hi all. Been a while since I've posted. I'm curious about the new Mt Claremont depot on Brockway Road located 2 minutes away from Shenton Park depot in Lennox Street. Is Shenton Park still in operation as I keep hearing about Cambridge depot lately wherever that is. Basically I'm a little confused a...
by Leyland B21
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne
Replies: 14
Views: 15232

Re: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne

I travelled on it on Monday1st July. Around 12pm from Seaford. 4 including myself boarded at Seaford. By the time I hopped off at Cranbourne shopping centre there was about 15 on board. It had me thinking. Come summer time this service could do well with people heading to and from Seaford Beach Sent...
by Leyland B21
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions
Replies: 133
Views: 68565

Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions

Be interesting to see what comes out of it. I know First Group are trying to get their foot in the door in Australia. And Ventura Buslines here in Melbourne have for the first time attempted to branch out and tendered for Adelaide contracts. Unsure if they tendered for Perth. Transit Systems have pr...
by Leyland B21
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Horizons West acquire Westwide
Replies: 4
Views: 7445

Re: Horizons West acquire Westwide

Agree. Herbie knows what he is talking about. Making accusations of them trying to rival another operator is not a good idea either. They are expanding their business, is all they are doing. Agree Bus-1809. I was going to say something yesterday but thought Herb may respond. I can assure you 100% i...
by Leyland B21
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Transperth Bus Fleet by Depot / Region
Replies: 68
Views: 23321

Re: Transperth Bus Fleet by Depot / Region

It's funny now I look at this thread. I stopped recording fleet (Gosnells fleet) in August 1991. My fleet is at that time: 32 - 35 Leyland B21 245 - 258 MB 305 302 - 308 MB 305 352 - 358 MB 305 389 - 395 MB 305 431 - 435 MB 305 452 - 464 MB 305 643 - 658 Renault 741 - 747 Renault Artic 803 - 808 Ley...
by Leyland B21
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 26072

Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Would this mean that Drivers as well as Routes operated have relocated to Croydon. It would be of interest to know which Routes each depot now operates. Also which routes are now shared between depots. From my observation is appears the 670 is shared by Lilydale and Knoxfield; the 732 and 737 are s...
by Leyland B21
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Ex Transperth Mercedes CR225Ls List
Replies: 60
Views: 38661

Re: Ex Transperth Mercedes CR225Ls List

As they are only a government contract you may find that the 20yr life applies and the SA government already has a contract for a new fleet as well. Most have been onsold to private operators

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by Leyland B21
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Perth Compared with other cities
Replies: 104
Views: 55577

Re: Perth Compared with other cities

Perth was coming off a very low base when it was electrified in the 1990s. The system was operated by largely ancient 2 carriage DMUs on three straight out and back 2 track lines with patronage that was sufficiently low for both sides of politics to instigate action to close it. It was able to lear...
by Leyland B21
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 26072

Re: Ventura Group News 2019

The depot sharing of routes is interesting, having witnessed it myself. Yesterday I was waiting for a bus to Springvale, Dandenong B7RLE Optimus 1065 operated the 824 to Parkmore (I live close to Parkmore so waiting for the same bus didn't take long) however, the return trip was operated by a Moora...

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