Kinetic Group fleet changes Australia/New Zealand

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Surfside


472 now into new TransLink livery.

783 now into TransLink livery.


BIG NEWS!!

267 will be coming very soon. Bustech VST bodied MAN LE 19.320 Euro 5.

901 now joining the fleet, a MAN LE 19.320 Euro 5 Volgren bodied just like Brisbane Transport!

(This is my new acc, no longer Isaac.Costanzo_ FYI lol)
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Motza.Box wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:58 am Surfside

901 now joining the fleet, a MAN LE 19.320 Euro 5 Volgren bodied just like Brisbane Transport!
Hardly "just like Brisbane Transport" the chassis might be the same but the body style is totally different. Much better comapred to sister company in Melbourne Skybus who have identical style units with the same body.
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Surfside

267 based at Tweed Heads.
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The two Optimi are regisitered as follows:

900 - 9231 MO
901 - 9230 MO
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268 has entered service today, starting with shift 2072.
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Sunbus 5714 has recieved a refurb, wearing Translink livery with engine overhaul and interior refurb.
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You can also add 5741 and 5742

So to update the fleet list the only buses in blue at the moment are 5701 to 5709 , everything else is in translink colours besides the optares are still white.

Also new for Caloundra depot for trail of 12months are 5 yutong electric buses in January 2021,more on this when closer to date.
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SunSkySurf09 wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:02 pm everything else is in translink colours besides the optares are still white.
Whats the go with these new Optares? Was told they were transferred a month ago. Temporary? Noosa Go Loop buses? Modernized piecarts?
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Whats the go with these new Optares? Was told they were transferred a month ago. Temporary? Noosa Go Loop buses? Modernized piecarts?

Well the answer AirBusTrain these optares are now part of the sunshine coast fleet, they did return to sky bus on the Gold Coast to help out for a couple of months and now back they will mainly be used for shuttle work or charters and the Easter/Xmas loop in Noosa as well,so both vehicles 5510 - 5511 are based at Caloundra depot.
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Awesome, thanks for that SunSkySurf09. Will be looking foward to seeing these on the road. WIll they be getting DCU and PIMs installed and Translink livery?
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Sunbus Cairns update: Slowly the Cairns fleet is being refurb'ed with the exterior paint being updated to white. Currently the buses that have been refurb'ed and are white are as follows: 2601-2606, 2608-2612, 2621, 2637-2638, 2642, 2696-2699, 2704, 3600 and 3704.

Also to note, 3624 has been transferred from Townsville and has been in Cairns for some time now. Ex Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle units 2696 (Bustech ADI, rego: 12 ADI), 2697 (Bustech ADI, rego: 165 SKZ) and 2698 (Bustech ADI, rego: 176 SKZ) and now based in Cairns on regular timetabled services. Not sure why these buses are on public bus routes given they're mostly high-floor with coach seating.

2699 has been dedicated to only 4 drivers due to limited part availability in Cairns (at least from what I'm told).

The Cairns Sunbus depot is also now home to about 7 Loves Bus school buses (I haven't seen the fleet numbers as yet).
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News from the Sunshine Coast ....

Today saw Optares 5510 and 5511 withdrawn from service today 23/12 been transferred to skybus Melbourne to join there sister unit 43 cause their were all transferred from skybus New Zealand and also the unit that were at skybus Gold Coast units 35 and 39 are also being transferred as well.

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SunSkySurf09 wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:06 am News from the Sunshine Coast ....

Today saw Optares 5510 and 5511 withdrawn from service today 23/12 been transferred to skybus Melbourne to join there sister unit 43 cause their were all transferred from skybus New Zealand and also the unit that were at skybus Gold Coast units 35 and 39 are also being transferred as well.

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Guess that makes sense seeing CDC has gotten ahold of the contract for Go Noosa - Noosa Council.
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Why aren't Gobus NZ fleet changes shown here. They are part of the group.
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I updated it, now called Australia/New Zealand at end
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621 Ansair Orana NSW school runs is now withdrawn from services.

New buses coming soon for 929 MAN 19.320 will be in service very soon.

Kinetic welcomes Greyhound Resources into fleetlist in Queensland, but it will awaiting for approvals in 2 or 3 months times.
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superbossgc wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:47 pm Kinetic welcomes Greyhound Resources into fleetlist in Queensland, but it will awaiting for approvals in 2 or 3 months times.
The Greyhound fleetlist is already in the national section of the fleet lists

http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/index-nat.php
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929 reg XQ 84 QM Vin: WMARC2ZZ3KC025118 Body date 1/21,
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superbossgc wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:26 pm 929 reg XQ 84 QM Vin: WMARC2ZZ3KC025118 Body date 1/21,
Is it a bustech VST or Volgren Optimus? Also any idea what 928 is?
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Bustech VST same 928 too
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928 Bustech VST MAN rego XQ08PN Vin: WMARC2ZZ1KC025103.
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This is where the Sunbus fleet changes go?

Anyway former Sunbus Townsville 301 DBP, Mercedes Benz 811D Alan B denning Vario has been listed for sale on Manhiem auctions at Moorebank as a reparable write off. At some point when it moved to NSW it had it's registration changed to NSW plates on CL53ME but they expired on the 28 September 2017.

The bus was also reregistered as a panel van at some point (date unknown)

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News from the Sunshine Coast Q

The Optares have returned from Melbourne after helping out with the Australian Open Tennis and now getting ready for the Easter Shuttles in Noosa ,but only one of the original optares return that been 5510 but her sister 5511 has since been transferred to Telford in Sydney so in her place we have unit 11 (Rego 230 XSL) which was part of the Gold Coast fleet, so unsure if it will get a new fleet number, maybe been 5512 ? Shall wait and see
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Recently retired Mercedes O400 Ansair Orana has ended up with this mob.

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News from Kinetic and subject to Approval

Another bus company to join the Kinetic family soon , Tasmanian Redline Coaches

So watch this space

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