General - Auckland (Part 3)

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Metrolink ADL 4264 Rego GZW 698 seen operating a 277 from Downtown.
Waka Pacific ADL 4265 Rego HAD 988 was seen operating a 502 to Downtown this morning.
Waka Pacific ADL 4266 Rego HAD 997 was seen doing a 532 to Otahuhu this morning also.
Seems the Allocation of ADL,sand Fleet Numbering to each Depot are getting quite mixed
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Those two ADL's at Waka Pacific must of replaced #1112 & #1128 which I haven't seen around for a while?.
Don't know how NZ Bus got away with running an ADL on a Mt Eden Road service??, they are supposed to operate large capacity Buses on that corridor.
The remaining Articulated Buses that are in their 30th year of service have apparently been given an yet another extension till the end of the school term for 2013.
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According to Auckland Transport Business report
Decker are going enter service by March 2014, not sure is Horwick or NZ Bus


http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/ab ... report.pdf

At Page 25
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No orders have been placed yet by either NZ Bus or H&E and no work has started on any modifications to infrastructure along Key routes.

A small article appeared in the Howick & Pakuranga Times on the 6th August stating that Double deckers are coming, but don't expect to see them on East Auckland roads for at least a year....
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North Stars 4093 was seen operating a 258 to Blockhouse Bay this morning ?
The Driver was In Metro Uniform,
Maybe Onehunga Depot is getting a Batch from North Star in exchange for the 1400,s that have recently gone to Shore Depot
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4265 ,4266 ,4267 at Waka Pacific

4268 ,4269,4270,4271 at Go West
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Howick & Easterns Bus 204 has been scrapped due to Fire damage :D
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There is still around 20 MAN MCV new stock / demonstrator Buses parked up at MAN Automotive at Wiri. Doe's anybody know what is to become of these Buses as they have been parked up at MAN for months?
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Man imported them to sell themselves...
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Can anyone provide new Tranzit bus for route 380. Thanks
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The latest ADL I have seen is "Go West'' 4276 HBJ 496
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Go West Volvo B7LE #1915 has been repainted into the standard blue and silver livery.
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I will keep an eye out for it this week.
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1112 at Waka Pacific is still in service.
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Mercman wrote:1112 at Waka Pacific is still in service.
1112 and 1127 are now dedicated school buses,the destination signs are retained just in case they are still required to run at contract bus services.
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metrolink 1861 has been transferred to shore depot.
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stadt80 wrote:Go West Volvo B7LE #1915 has been repainted into the standard blue and silver livery.
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Mercman wrote:Howick & Easterns Bus 204 has been scrapped due to Fire damage :D
lol,one less man 800 on the road. :mrgreen:
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An ex- Hong Kong open top MCW Metrobus at Auckland docks, rumours going around it bound for Christchurch
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North Stars 2023 was seen doing a Route 473 from Keri Hill to Downtown this morning,must have just recently been Transferred to Wiri Depot.
Latesst ADL in service at Waka is 4285 :D
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Bayline Hino RK #231 was spotted this morning Northbound on the Southern Motorway on a School run. Perhaps a new addition to the Swasbrook fleet?.
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Mercman wrote:North Stars 2023 was seen doing a Route 473 from Keri Hill to Downtown this morning,must have just recently been Transferred to Wiri Depot.
Latesst ADL in service at Waka is 4285 :D

metrolink 1807 has been transferred to wiri too... the MAN 500s are being sold at the moment(rumour :roll: ).

ex-NZbus 1004(whangarei citylink) has been repainted in ritchies colour and is now based at their swanson depot!!!!!!!
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North Star #2023 is now at Wiri. A few more will be transferred to Wiri from North Star as they will replace the older artics which will finally be retired by the end of the year. Still a few chugging around in service at the moment!.
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Its a pity we don,t do like our Aussie Counterparts do and take our Buses on "Farewell Tours" when each model is ending its life. Being able to remember the great pleasures they gave us as Bus Drivers, and be able to travel around in them in Auckland for One Last Ride is a good way to reflect back and too celebrate the fond memories so many of us had of these different model Buses. Hopefully N Z Bus will donate one of the Bendys to MOTAT and Auckland will have another piece of History to add to the collection for all,and then maybe we may all just get "One More Ride''
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Hey Guys who got photos of Ritchies SL243 ex ARA MAN in Whangarei that was was one of NZ buses that was sold or based up ex North Bus up there and could some one please passed on to me some SL243's in ARA colours also please many thanks :D
My bus is Gobus 121 No1 is allow to drive it or else it gose off the road completly for driving and looking now im totally upset is see 121 bad coolant leak and also loads of problems also
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