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Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:11 am
by Langleys
We have 4 1988 model Denning deckers in service and a 1971 Leyland currently in service in Dubbo

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:11 am
by 1whoknows
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.

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:05 pm
by bagmaker
thats a bit sad :shock:

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:50 am
by OLYMPIAN
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?

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:32 pm
by Tim Williams
As requested by "Olympian" , we would love fleet details please.

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:20 pm
by boronia
They are in the fleet lists. :idea:

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:24 am
by OLYMPIAN
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

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:08 pm
by huppypuppy
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
Still operational as a Party Bus - has had a rebuild a few years back and operates on demand

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:00 am
by Enviro 500
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
Still using the original O680 motor or was it replaced by a Cummins LT10/Volvo D10A?

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:25 am
by eddy
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

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:53 pm
by Tim Williams
Reply to Eddy, re. stop buttons upstairs - look in the topic "NO STANDING PASSENGERS" reply entry 9!!

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:14 pm
by OLYMPIAN
Volvo did say something on their Facebook page about a B8L double decker demo in service in 2019 but seems it didn't happen.

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:25 pm
by 1whoknows
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.

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:42 pm
by eddy
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.

All it needs is an exemption from the NSW transport minister https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... top-button

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:05 pm
by huppypuppy
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!

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:39 pm
by Enviro 500
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.

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:30 pm
by huppypuppy
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!

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:00 pm
by eddy
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.

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:21 pm
by OLYMPIAN
Another brand new A95 sighted on the M4 on Tuesday

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:28 pm
by Tim Williams
Any idea of the colour scheme?

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:27 am
by Enviro 500
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?

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:43 pm
by OLYMPIAN
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

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:37 pm
by BusBuddy
where do the CDC D/D's live please?

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:31 am
by 1whoknows
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.

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:04 pm
by Tim Williams
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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!!