Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

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We have 4 1988 model Denning deckers in service and a 1971 Leyland currently in service in Dubbo
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Both of the Driver Coaches Gray Line deckers, 1x Denning, 1x Motorcoach were severely damaged in yesterday morning's depot fire and may well be write offs.
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thats a bit sad :shock:
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Langleys wrote:We have 4 1988 model Denning deckers in service and a 1971 Leyland currently in service in Dubbo
Is that ex UK or Sydney?
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As requested by "Olympian" , we would love fleet details please.
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They are in the fleet lists. :idea:
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Langleys wrote:We have 4 1988 model Denning deckers in service and a 1971 Leyland currently in service in Dubbo
Just found it, it wonder what does it use for

Any photos of the current status of the Atlantean?


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OLYMPIAN wrote:
Langleys wrote:We have 4 1988 model Denning deckers in service and a 1971 Leyland currently in service in Dubbo
Just found it, it wonder what does it use for

Any photos of the current status of the Atlantean?


http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=LAN
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huppypuppy wrote:
OLYMPIAN wrote:
Just found it, it wonder what does it use for

Any photos of the current status of the Atlantean?


http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/nsw.php?search=LAN
Still operational as a Party Bus - has had a rebuild a few years back and operates on demand
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They say here that the bendy buses in Sydney will gradually be replaced with DD but I think it is pretty dumb having the stop buttons up top https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/old ... wpxt6.html
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Reply to Eddy, re. stop buttons upstairs - look in the topic "NO STANDING PASSENGERS" reply entry 9!!
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Volvo did say something on their Facebook page about a B8L double decker demo in service in 2019 but seems it didn't happen.
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Further to my post from Nov 2018, Drivers Denning decker was able to be rebuilt and re-entered service late 2019. Sadly the Motorcoach decker was beyond salvage and was scrapped.
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After watching how London buses were used to attract tourists @31.50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ql5yAFByYg I thought a free Trailerbus could do the same.

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Enviro 500 wrote: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:00 am
huppypuppy wrote: Still operational as a Party Bus - has had a rebuild a few years back and operates on demand
Still using the original O680 motor or was it replaced by a Cummins LT10/Volvo D10A?
Still has the Leyland O680!
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huppypuppy wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:05 pm
Enviro 500 wrote: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:00 am

Still using the original O680 motor or was it replaced by a Cummins LT10/Volvo D10A?
Still has the Leyland O680!
Wow. That engine is still alive. A miracle.
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Enviro 500 wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:39 pm Wow. That engine is still alive. A miracle.
The Langleys rebuilt the engine and gearbox a little while back so she's good for another 20+ years!
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I was not sure if this is the right place for this

Boris bus has major battery issue https://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/07/lo ... ry-issues/

Perhaps we have become a bit too precious in not trusting people for their own safety.
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Another brand new A95 sighted on the M4 on Tuesday
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Any idea of the colour scheme?
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OLYMPIAN wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:21 pm Another brand new A95 sighted on the M4 on Tuesday
Same body and specifications as the Singapore ones?
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That was in TfNSW livery.

Although Volgren Optimus is allowed on the procurement panel to bodied the MAN A95 decker chassis, they are still remaining bodied By Gemilang
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where do the CDC D/D's live please?
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Foundry Road. You can get some nice pics of them during the afternoon runout standing near the Hungry Jacks at the top of the road.
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This modest leaflet was put out a few years ago to publicise the introduction of double deckers to Hills routes and whilst I expect most avid enthusiasts would have seen this, I thought, for those who haven't, here it is. Additionally, I thought this would appeal to "tonyp" who is a passionate decker supporter!!
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