General - Auckland (Part 3)

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I think everyone would be keen to see those.
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4285-4287 at wiri,4288 upwards are metrolink brandned presumably based at city/panmure depot...latest adl metrlolink 4295---HCZ884
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3 nights ago I spotted a new EMU was on track for testing at 12:30am at middlemere station, its was my first time seen that :)
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stadt80 wrote:They are Scania's.
Did you happen to notice the full sized rear display which scrolls - "Please let the Bus go first" as well as the destination?
All the rear white LED destination signs on the Ritchies Buses have been switched off due to a dispute with NZTA over rear facing white lights!
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1801,1802,1810,1813 are now based at onehunga depot,rumour is that city/panmure are getting a total of 25 new adls...

1842,1851,1863? at onehunga will be withdrawn in the next 10 days or so as they are not fitted with the new AT HOP consoles.
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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?
Cordes Express wrote:Man imported them to sell themselves...
Rumour is that half of these demonstrator units have been sold to Ritchies with the other half going to Go Bus....
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just saw north star 2016 doing the 8:30am route 877X ex-torbya !!!!!

green nissans have been completely withdrawn from onehunga depot,panmure 1829,1821 have also been taken off the road.

go west 1858,1866 are still in service,soo s 1861 at shore.
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4304-4306 are painted in orange colour?



Additions to Metrolink

4288 HCG635 SFD6F3BR5DMY63667
4289 HCG638 SFD6F3BR5DMY63668
4290 HCS505 SFD6F3BR5DMY63669
4291 HCS519 SFD6F3BR5DMY63670
4292 HCS510 SFD6F3BR5DMY63671
4293 HCS520 SFD6F3BR5DMY63672
4294 HCZ881 SFD6F3BR5DMY63673
4295 HCZ884 SFD6F3BR5DMY63674
4296 HCZ893 SFD6F3BR5DMY63675
4297 HDK664 SFD6F3BR5DMY63676
4298 HDK666 SFD6F3BR5DMY63677
4299 HDK675 SFD6F3BR5DMY63678
4300 HDK680 SFD6F3BR5DMY63679
4301 HDQ13 SFD6F3BR5DMY63680
4302 HDQ20 SFD6F3BR5DMY63681
4303 HDR3 SFD6F3BR5DMY63682
4304 HEB242 SFD6F3BR5DMY63683
4305 HEB247 SFD6F3BR5DMY63684
4306 HEB249 SFD6F3BR5DMY63685
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ka9102
What the the rego for 4267-4270, 4277-79, 4286,87 for AKL and 4245-55, 58 for WLG?

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stadt80 wrote: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?
Cordes Express wrote:Man imported them to sell themselves...
Rumour is that half of these demonstrator units have been sold to Ritchies with the other half going to Go Bus....
Passed M.A.N. Automotive today and only ten left now.
Rumour has it that Ritchies have purchased 10 and Go Bus 10 Buses also.
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northstar 2016 has been sold to a bus nutter in east auckland!!
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I hope for restoration....
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Howick & Easterns Bus 301 is on Waiheke Island over the holidays running on timetable services.
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4304 Painted in Outer Link Orange seen operating in service.
4305 & 4306 rumoured also in outer link livery.
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Mercman wrote:4304 Painted in Outer Link Orange seen operating in service.
4305 & 4306 rumoured also in outer link livery.
Caught 4307 yesterday from Victoria Park to Herne Bay. Was in orange outer link livery.
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Are these new ADL's replacing some of the Orange Outer Link's or adding to them????
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Spotted one of Ritchies new MCV' MAN 15.250's today on Symonds St. It was on Rail bus duties, fleet number #897.
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Who was the person taking photos of Ritchies MAN (898) today at Grafton,at 1250pm would have been nice if you introduced your self instead of asking questions & walking away.
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Cordes Express wrote:Are these new ADL's replacing some of the Orange Outer Link's or adding to them????
yep,2 of those mk1s will be replaced,repainted and perhaps transferred....
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outerlink 4012 has already been repainted in metrolink livery!!!!
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Vitalstatistix wrote:Spotted one of Ritchies new MCV' MAN 15.250's today on Symonds St. It was on Rail bus duties, fleet number #897.

these new mans will be put into service on the 1st feb...
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512,520,550 at wiri depot have been scrapped....all the MAN 500s at wiri will be retired by the end of march...
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Ritchies new MAN buses were all registered on 3rd January,all are on rail 900 already has scratches
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Pavlovich ( Hamilton ) BCI #256 was spotted on Rail Replacement services on the Eastern line in Auckland today still in Ritchies livery!
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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

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As mentioned in the Wellington discussion Mana ADL's #178 & #179 have been transferred temporarily to Howick & Eastern for School Bus duties until their new ones start arriving.A batch of 15 have been ordered as well as 15 more Scania's.

Mana Volvo #114 will also be transferred to H&E.

Fullers/Waiheke Bus Co. Hino RK 176 - #217 ( ex H&E #7 ) has also been transferred back to H&E temporarily. H&E MAN #301 will be returned from Waiheke this weekend.

Five Ritchies Buses are be loaned to H&E too but have not yet arrived...details to follow
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