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by BAMBAM
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 2021 Melbourne bus retendering
Replies: 9
Views: 1532

Re: 2021 Melbourne bus retendering

Is it safe to say Transdev will not retain its contract, as they operate 30% of Melbourne bus services and its horror run of where they needed other companies to help them have cost them their contract?
by BAMBAM
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 593
Views: 89450

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

stajourneyman wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:57 pm According to the fleetlists, Busways have some Irizar Volvo B8s on the way 😳😳
This would be for Busway's Newcastle to Hawks Nest & Taree services 150, 151 & 152
by BAMBAM
Fri May 15, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 148
Views: 24405

Re: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 20

So STA will be all gone by April 2022 by the looks of things. Very sad indeed for all the workers and other staff. Region 7 has to go to CDC. They should allow them to co-ordinate things with Region 4 in order to achieve the best efficiencies. In a similar vein, Region 9 to TSA would make sense too...
by BAMBAM
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Kinetic buys Sydney Punchbowl Bus Operation
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Re: Kinetic buys Sydney Punchbowl Bus Operation

Kinetic Bus, who operates Telfords in NSW and Surfside bus in Wild and Skybus operations have now bought Punchbowl Bus company Sydney operations. For now, business as usual for PBC but expect a formal announcement today. PBC sydney operation is not kinetic bus PBC Goulburn will remain with the Scot...
by BAMBAM
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Kinetic buys Sydney Punchbowl Bus Operation
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Kinetic buys Sydney Punchbowl Bus Operation

Kinetic Bus, who operates Telfords in NSW and Surfside bus in Wild and Skybus operations have now bought Punchbowl Bus company Sydney operations. For now, business as usual for PBC but expect a formal announcement today. PBC sydney operation is not kinetic bus PBC Goulburn will remain with the Scott...
by BAMBAM
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 593
Views: 89450

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

As of last Friday 28/02/20, Transdev has operated its last Gore Hill Shuttle Bus service. The bus 711 will now have its decals removed and be on sale.
by BAMBAM
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Various buses & coaches.
Replies: 3
Views: 7833

Re: Various buses & coaches.

Wished Melbourne had more CB80 in service.

BTW, nice photos recently on all transport in Victoria
by BAMBAM
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 43
Views: 8281

NSW Electric Bus Plan

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/nsw-electric-bus-plan-extra-19b-in-upfront-costs-to-convert-fleet/news-story/24f944294b58442a1e6e44a13dd70cd4 Jake McCallum, State Political Reporter, NewsLocal, February 19, 2020 Upfront costs and massive infrastructure requirements could derail plans to...
by BAMBAM
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 593
Views: 89450

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

There was another bus/car accident mentioned on the news down that way, but didn't catch the details. Looked like an all white bus. I can't find anything online if was a all white bus around Liverpool then it would of been a Transdev bus or if it had a series 1 Bustech XDI style front then it would...
by BAMBAM
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 593
Views: 89450

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Transit System Volvo B7RLE CB80 1300 (MO5738) involved in a collision with a car around 11am today. The bus was heading to liverpool on T80 at the T-way intersection on Memorial Ave Liverpool where the crash happened.
by BAMBAM
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: East Hills MP Wendy Lindsay lobbies for bus route detour
Replies: 6
Views: 2814

East Hills MP Wendy Lindsay lobbies for bus route detour

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/east-hills-mp-wendy-lindsay-lobbies-for-bus-route-detour-to-kids-school/news-story/3747b41cab423c369dc669312b9d5571 East Hills MP Wendy Lindsay lobbies for bus route detour to kids’ school Anna Caldwell & Danielle Le Messurier, The Daily Telegraph, Februar...
by BAMBAM
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 593
Views: 89450

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Stu wrote:Transit Systems R6 - the first 4 of 44 new Mercedes-Benz buses (8052 7078 7079 8053) have been sitting at L all week. Decals applied two days ago and Opal fitting today.
All Volgren Stu or any Custom Bus models as part of the new Mercedes-Benz
by BAMBAM
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: High floor buses in Sydney
Replies: 14
Views: 3509

Re: High floor buses in Sydney

I believe the due date is the end of 2021. Most operators nationally are already there or are close with the remaining necessary buses on order. WA, QLD and NT have no high floors in regular route service to my knowledge, SA has a new order of buses just starting now to replace the remainder of the...
by BAMBAM
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 593
Views: 89450

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Is there any truth to a rumor that the Gore Hill Shuttle Bus Service operated by Transdev have either been discontinued or have they lost the tender to operate the service and another company will operate it with their vehicle?
by BAMBAM
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 593
Views: 89450

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

487 would be interesting. How well patronised is it? 487 has quite a fair bit of patronage, but it's every now and then. Some buses you may find averaging about 8 people, some lower and some particularly in peak hour manage to nearly take up all the seats. Quite a bit of that patronage is of passen...
by BAMBAM
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Fare evasion; Public Transport in New South Wales.
Replies: 55
Views: 10721

Re: Fare evasion; Sydney buses.

Fare evasion on Sydney's buses is rife. On most trips I observe at least one boarder who walks straight past the Opal card reader. It irritates me that I have to pay and they don't. What to do about it? There are many places one can lodge a complaint. I suspect most would respond with buck-passing....
by BAMBAM
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Custombus model
Replies: 139
Views: 31648

Re: New Custombus model

The CB30 was in Custom Coaches accessible low entry generation 2 along side the CB60 anyway I was talking about the full sized Custom accessible low entry bodies and the CB30 was a midsize bus body Since you mentioned all their buses, don’t forget the CB50HCL operating around Wollongong with Volvo ...
by BAMBAM
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 650
Views: 181183

Re: Parramatta light rail

it's also interesting that Transport For NSW haven't sold or voluntarily handed the shuttle service back to Parramatta council yet and they could revert the M90 back to 860 witch was the number that was used for the Liverpool to Bankstown route pre the 2006 government review witch saw it merge with...
by BAMBAM
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 593
Views: 89450

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

Transdev Revesby is running a lot of the older Volvo B12BLEs and Scania L94UBs today on routes 923, 945 and 925 945 is a Punchbowl Bus Company route and not Transdev. With regards to your post of Volvo’s and Scania’s, it’s something not worth mentioning because it may be older but it’s still wheelc...
by BAMBAM
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Tickets On Trackwork Buses
Replies: 42
Views: 7917

Re: Tickets On Trackwork Buses

That could work for operators like Busways CDC NSW Transit Systems STA and Transdev witch have big fleets of 200+ buses You wouldn’t need them all the time because most of the time planned trackwork takes places either the night or during the weekend or long weekend, and depending on where the trac...
by BAMBAM
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Tickets On Trackwork Buses
Replies: 42
Views: 7917

Re: Tickets On Trackwork Buses

Opal enabled buses do report back to the real time data feed, so there’s a bonus that you can actually tell how far away your bus is! That will mean that they would have to install those opal GPS enabled driver console into the busses that are owned by the book for hire charter operators that do ra...
by BAMBAM
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Tickets On Trackwork Buses
Replies: 42
Views: 7917

Re: Tickets On Trackwork Buses

The government should have a fleet that's only dedicated to rail replacement and emergency rail replacement then they aren't scrambling for buses in the moment of a snap emergency line shut down then they can have opal readers set for rail services Possible in theory but in reality where’s the mone...
by BAMBAM
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Transit Systems @ Parramatta
Replies: 2
Views: 4636

Re: Transit Systems @ Parramatta

Their destos was good. Do you have a picture of the ugly ones your talking about?
by BAMBAM
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Final Trip of the Scania L113TRB for State Transit - 5/12/19
Replies: 5
Views: 4681

Re: Final Trip of the Scania L113TRB for State Transit - 5/1

window sign is slightly misleading... Ever so slightly misleading. I guess Norbert who brought the signs forgot that 2108 is still driving around and that Hillsbus and Busways have a plethora of 14.5m buses as well window sign is slightly misleading... Ever so slightly misleading. I guess Norbert w...
by BAMBAM
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 196
Views: 68137

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Weren’t 487 was a regular with the Scania CNG too?

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