Ventura Group Discussion Thread 2021

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Ventura Group Discussion Thread 2021

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New year, new thread. Thought I jump in to commence the 2021 Ventura thread.

Can’t wait to see the new Ventura hybrid scanias out in action
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According to the fleet lists page, Ventura have quite a few on order

As per mentioned on the general discussion forum, there’s a few Volgren Queensland buses that will be entering the fleet very soon. All of the, are Arctic buses so I reckon some of them may end up at Rosebud on the route 788, since it’s getting an upgrade anyway

What i find interesting, however, is that Ventura have acquired three ex-Panorama buses, two of them being Gemilangs

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There is quite a few second hand acquisitions for the charter fleet listed, the ex Panorama units mentioned plus some from Donric and Grant's Coach Lines, in SA, plus a King Long from Rowville Secondary College. Must of picked up some more school contracts this year.
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If Pacific National ran a bus company, they'd sell the bus to a scrap metal recycler instead of selling it to another operator :wink:
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744 (a tiny 33-seater usually seen on Telebus routes) was running on route 679 just after 8PM on the 19th, spotted it outside Ringwood station in Station St. The bus after it was a par-for-the-course Scania/CR228L, while sister route 670 was running artics, so I can only assume Ventura (or at least Lilydale Depot) must have been short of buses. I can't remember if the Lilydale line was having bustitution that day or not.
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scott wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:15 am There is quite a few second hand acquisitions for the charter fleet listed, the ex Panorama units mentioned plus some from Donric and Grant's Coach Lines, in SA, plus a King Long from Rowville Secondary College. Must of picked up some more school contracts this year.
Are these in a Ventura livery?
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Have not sighted them on the road as yet, so not sure, I would imagine they would be in two pack white with decals, as par the course with similar vehicles.

According to the fleetlists, there are a couple more Scania K360/Higer Tourings going into service, which are in the more premium Ventura blue coach livery. Also there are a couple of new Volvo B8R's with Marcopolo Audace bodies, whose liveries are not listed as yet.
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Updating my previous post, saw Volvo B8R/Marcopolo fleet nos 1500 and 1501 today, two pack white without any Ventura livery or decals, only stickers are the fleet number numerals.
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