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by system improver
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Bus Services Contracts (Current)
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Melbourne Bus Services Contracts (Current)

What does the Skybus contract cover for $1.00? At least the Southern Cross to Melbourne Airport service. The contract payment is peppercorn because the fares are set by a cost plus rule, dating from the original contract in 2002. It also means that no other operator can run the service because it's...
by system improver
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Bus Services Contracts (Current)
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Melbourne Bus Services Contracts (Current)

Metropolitan Bus Services Contract - Dyson Group Current 01/08/2018 30/06/2025 $ 500,500,000.00 Metropolitan Bus Services Contract - Dineen Group Current 01/08/2018 30/06/2025 $ 74,900,000.00 Metropolitan Bus Services Contract - Moonee Valley Bus Lines Current 01/08/2018 30/06/2025 $ 22,680,000.00 M...
by system improver
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 2020 Victorian Budget - PT initiatives
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: 2020 Victorian Budget - PT initiatives

The Federal Liberal deficit is nine times that of Victoria. In Victoria, we are getting hundreds of new or renovated schools, dozens of new or renovated hospitals, major new rail lines,100 new trams, more trains, dozens of level crossing removals and both solar and wind renewal energy infrastructure...
by system improver
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1078
Views: 424469

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

I bought a hard copy and it has been delivered. Congratulations Glenn on this great book and now the story has been told.
by system improver
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: US Buses in Australia
Replies: 24
Views: 8224

Re: US Buses in Australia

How wide were they please? 96 inches (2.44 metres), the maximum width in Australia at the time both the PD4106 and PD 4107 were introduced. Later versions in the US were 102 inches wide (2.59m) which is the most popular width in the US these days for coaches. The current maximum width in Australia ...
by system improver
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1078
Views: 424469

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Glenn, click Full Editor & Review and that will lead to a link where you can upload attachments.
by system improver
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Deluxe Coaches
Replies: 3
Views: 4249

Re: Deluxe Coaches

Here is a Bruce Tilley photo of one that is stationary and not racing along the highway - a somewhat "calmer Setra":
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by system improver
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: A couple of Action Reliances in Tonga 1965
Replies: 4
Views: 3959

Re: A couple of Action Reliances in Tonga 1965

boronia wrote:Are they Reliances or Swifts?
Reliances, the first Swifts didn't come until 1967 and had Hedges bodies.
by system improver
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: A couple of Action Reliances in Tonga 1965
Replies: 4
Views: 3959

Re: A couple of Action Reliances in Tonga 1965

Peter, they weren't delivered until 1966 to the (then) Department of the Capital Territory. They have a PMC body with a centre door and were delivered in 1966, along with some Leopards to the same design. They were sold off after the arrival of the CAC bodied MAN SL200 buses from 1975, over the peri...
by system improver
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: Skybus
Replies: 4
Views: 6892

Re: Skybus

LB608 wrote:Skybus are waiting government approval to take over Gobus
The pension fund might have a bit less money to play with now.
by system improver
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 247
Views: 17185

Re: Political discussion

But it got a bit more complicated than that. The next election was held only three years later in 1991 after which it has been every four years on the odd year. The reason for that 3 year term is not known. Whilst NSW had 4 year terms from 1984, it wasn't until 1995 that the term was fixed. Up unti...
by system improver
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 247
Views: 17185

Re: Political discussion

Does any members that where living in NSW around 1987/1988 know the reason why the 1987 NSW state election was held back by a year It wasn't. The 1988 election was held 4 years after the 1984 election. In 1981, the Wran government put a referendum to the people of NSW to change the 3 year term to a...
by system improver
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 247
Views: 17185

Re: Political discussion

Im surprised that state elections have fixed terms, whereas federal elections don't, why can't federal elections have fixed terms too. States can have fixed terms via state legislation, which has happened in NSW, Victoria, SA, WA and Queensland. For Federal terms to be fixed or longer than 3 years,...
by system improver
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Ken Flood Collection - Former Victorian Buses
Replies: 8
Views: 15384

Re: Ken Flood Collection - Former Victorian Buses

Hi. I'm new to the BUS AUSTRALIA group. As a Flood, I'm interested in the Ken Flood Collection - Former Victorian Buses and also in who Ken Flood is. I wonder if anyone could fill me in or point me in the right direction? I'm interested in the Floods early business as Coach Builders and Wheelrights...
by system improver
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info
Replies: 10
Views: 51184

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

I bought a copy today of the December 'Special' edition of Australian Bus Panorama dedicated to the late Keith Sydney Kings. Congratulations to all on a very nice tribute through sharing his colour images of early Victorian buses, and to think there are another 7000 negatives waiting to be scanned ...
by system improver
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: BUSH FIRES
Replies: 34
Views: 8564

Re: BUSH FIRES

So plant more trees which need the CO2. That would be good. Unfortunately, we are still cutting down many more than we are planting - and that's just in Australia. Rain forest destruction is even worse around the Amazon (esp Brazil) where enormous amounts are destroyed for pastures each day. Of cou...
by system improver
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1078
Views: 424469

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Industry wrote:Picture via Ben Oagle of Stuarts at Nowra and is believed to be ex Redline and some reports are ex Continental in Brisbane
It's one of the B&W Denning Lions.
by system improver
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bus Depots Of Private Bus Companies Before MTT Took over?
Replies: 19
Views: 9896

Re: Bus Depots Of Private Bus Companies Before MTT Took over

Worthley's depot was on the corner of Brighton Road and Oatlands Road (originally Adelaide Road) as part of as service station. The garage is still on the corner. The Worthley house is next to it along Oatlands Road.
by system improver
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bus Depots Of Private Bus Companies Before MTT Took over?
Replies: 19
Views: 9896

Re: Bus Depots Of Private Bus Companies Before MTT Took over

As an aside, the photos are a very interesting progression of Lawton styles - from the late 40s to the early 60s. Of course, the middle of that period saw a large number of buses go to the MTT - all to a single design.
by system improver
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Left Hand Drive (fully) Low Floor Bus
Replies: 7
Views: 7281

Re: Left Hand Drive (fully) Low Floor Bus

I've recently completed a visit to Scandinavia. Almost all the buses in Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen are three door (artics four), 100% low floor and either electric or hybrid.
by system improver
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: ROCKHAMPTON COUNCIL BUSES.
Replies: 2
Views: 12196

Re: ROCKHAMPTON COUNCIL BUSES.

Albions
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Leylands
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Line ups - QOCS
Single shots - Paul Nicholson Collection
by system improver
Fri May 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Buses with doors on both sides
Replies: 6
Views: 6563

Re: Buses with doors on both sides

As you can see, in the MBA Reliance, the doors are opposite each other. This was the normal place for the near side door in the 20 MBA bodied buses built for TAA: IMGP6621 - Copy.JPG IMGP6620 - Copy.JPG IMGP6622 - Copy.JPG In the Freighter bodied bus, the front door is also in the normal position: I...
by system improver
Fri May 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Buses with doors on both sides
Replies: 6
Views: 6563

Re: Buses with doors on both sides

1whoknows wrote:And a Ford airporter bus for TAA at Launceston back in 1971
Yes and the bus The Freighter bodied bus replaced - the MBA bodied AEC Reliance, now restored at the Tasmanian Transport Museum. Here are two in-service shots of them from the Ken Food Collection:
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