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by moreton
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Driving technique
Replies: 46
Views: 3350

Re: Driving technique

Nothing will ever be as quick/ fast as the olden trams, great news also the front door delays have been reprogrammed, and now they open and close at the same time as the driver pushes the buttons as all the other vehicles. This is much better than the previous set-up. Moreton :wink:
by moreton
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: SEQ bus network review
Replies: 573
Views: 117393

Re: SEQ bus network review

Next round of changes for Brisbane starts Tuesday 28th, so it is set until next round of changes, Trains and some buses have been rescheduled, some bus services have been aligned to meet train services, in a perfect scenario it may work, road congestion is going to increase at rail crossings as some...
by moreton
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Driving technique
Replies: 46
Views: 3350

Re: Driving technique

Saftey features introduced in NSW, so they thought we might like it up here, so the last batch all have the U BEAUT, low pressure door closing set-up, which when you do a stop on a steep slope the doors wont close, you cannot move bus, sounds great if you are on a flat piece of road, but on a hill.....
by moreton
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Driving technique
Replies: 46
Views: 3350

Re: Driving technique

Just another update guys, the latest offering B7 Optimus, you now have an interlocker on front doors, when you pull up at a stop, hand brake on, count to 8 and then you can hit door open button and another 4 seconds and front doors will open. (You cannot move the bus, unless front and back doors are...
by moreton
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: When is the next batch of BCC Volvo B7s due?
Replies: 32
Views: 4641

Re: When is the next batch of BCC Volvo B7s due?

The tail lights, brake lights, indicators are not of much use in bright sun light, some other road users don't seem to be able to see them clearly...have not seen one in the night time as yet. :wink: Moreton
by moreton
Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations , January 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations

Guys please don't worry with the letters, the radios still have Bowen Hills on them, we still get calls for Bowen Hills on the radios,(sometimes, by mistake of course) as well, the Mail still comes as Bowen Hills Depot is still there, so please...Yes you may find a missing letter, or and A or an R h...
by moreton
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: The Metroliners (B10M mk3 and mk4)
Replies: 96
Views: 45002

Re: The Metroliners (B10M mk3 and mk4)

All metros will be gone by next year, some are going well, some are not, so most will be going to Mainheims as soon as they can get them there, as you might already know the spare parts lists for the mark 3/4 series is diminishing very quickly and some are not going to make it through machinery test...
by moreton
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations Oct - DEC 13
Replies: 191
Views: 14169

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations

Garden City had 1334...I think. Moreton :wink:
by moreton
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: When is the next batch of BCC Volvo B7s due?
Replies: 32
Views: 4641

Re: When is the next batch of BCC Volvo B7s due?

15 delivered to EFD on friday, they are being sorted and a few are already in service, keep an eye out for them from tomorrow,Mon 2/12/13. Moreton :wink:
by moreton
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: New Bt b7rle optimus
Replies: 27
Views: 6346

Re: New Bt b7rle optimus

Another 15 have arrived at EF, just take a while to get them all set up and out into service. The yard is starting to fill up. Moreton :wink:
by moreton
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Fleet size and impact of SEQ Network changes
Replies: 12
Views: 2428

Re: BT Fleet size and impact of SEQ Network changes

Most of the money is wasted in getting concession passengers in and out of the University of Qld, no rail to Uni, so buses have to be used,all buses funneled into the Uni which loses the most money in Aust. If the Uni and Hospitals were built on the Rail corridors like almost all other cities, there...
by moreton
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: New Bt b7rle optimus
Replies: 27
Views: 6346

Re: New Bt b7rle optimus

They were let out today for a little while, hopefully some will be in service starting Monday 25/11 so keep an eye out...Moreton :wink:
by moreton
Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: New Bt b7rle optimus
Replies: 27
Views: 6346

Re: New Bt b7rle optimus

They trailed a few different next stop lights a few years back, some were retro fitted to some MAN's, but the one that most drivers went for was this one,great to see them on the latest set-up in bright sun light, they still show up much better than the european set-up, staring into the centre of a ...
by moreton
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: New Bt b7rle optimus
Replies: 27
Views: 6346

Re: New Bt b7rle optimus

Some of the upgrades for this model...Next Stop light is able to be seen in bright sunshine across dash, back seats don't get used as a garbage dump, luggage bench on left now taken up with seat back, smoother roof line will allow low trees to flow across roof, instead of catching on A/C pods etc, d...
by moreton
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations Oct - DEC 13
Replies: 191
Views: 14169

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations

E2072 not in service yet, nobody has been shown how to operate all the buttons on the left side of dash as yet, may take a bit of time as everyone was getting used to them all on the right, will be just right for lefties, maybe they had a few lefties on the final layout design panel...? Moreton :wink:
by moreton
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Life after Brisbane Transport
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

Re: Life after Brisbane Transport

I see Col Dunn has some of the ex-BT Mark 3's doing school runs Balmoral, Morningside areas as well, to hard to get shots if anyone on that side of town. Moreton
by moreton
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Driving technique
Replies: 46
Views: 3350

Re: Driving technique

Sorry Daz, is all recorded on all the onboard computers and hard drives, for all to see and read about you have everyone there with you 24/7 inside and outside, data logger on engine and gearbox, telematics will tell all your bad driving mistakes and report back all to whoever wants to know or see i...
by moreton
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations Oct - DEC 13
Replies: 191
Views: 14169

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations

I do believe, Virginia use the numbers on desto, to relay how much gas is remaining in tank, as some PM runs need more fuel than others, so if you have a long run, you will need more gas in tank to get the job done...I could be wrong. Moreton :wink:
by moreton
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Eagle Farm (TradeCoast) Bus Depot
Replies: 46
Views: 8884

Re: Eagle Farm (TradeCoast) Bus Depot

40 metros, some b10ls only a few, rest B7B's final count will take a few weeks to settle. Moreton :wink:
by moreton
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Driving technique
Replies: 46
Views: 3350

Re: Driving technique

Just the set-up of each particular vehicle, is a very precise setting, you get one vehicle that has an easy set-up that works quite well, then you have to give-over to another vehicle, that has a much different set-up and you have to try and adapt to that set-up, so for some route operators these da...
by moreton
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Driving technique
Replies: 46
Views: 3350

Re: Driving technique

Was talking with a mechanic the other day and to get the program right in some gearboxes they have to get the download from the engine, then the download from the gearbox put it on a stick and then email it back to the factory and the guy with all the numbers will send it back to workshop then they ...
by moreton
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Driving technique
Replies: 46
Views: 3350

Re: Driving technique

We all hear what you are saying Dom, but most of the newer rigs are only push button FNR driver has very little input over gear selection,down steep hills, you are fighting the brake pedal, engine brake is also automatic,so trying to control a steady descent takes a great deal of control/management....
by moreton
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: SEQ bus network review
Replies: 573
Views: 117393

Re: SEQ bus network review

I don't know if the Traveling Public are ready for the biggest shake up of Public Transport in a long time, have bus services cut on 14th October and then Ferry Services cut 21st October, this is SE Qld biggest secret for a while. Hope everyone is ready for it...Moreton :wink: So many changes all on...
by moreton
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Driving technique
Replies: 46
Views: 3350

Re: Driving technique

Newer vehicles do not allow for this driving style you are talking about, the jerking driver is most probably an ex-taxi driver and is just continuing their bad habits, newer models now come with converter and door interlocks and you cannot speed them up, they cannot be rushed as the older buses you...

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