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Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:58 am
by OLYMPIAN
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The first BCI bodied Scania K320UD that assembled by Yaxing
Ready for shipment to Auckland

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:45 pm
by aza
Ritchies new BCI spotted after finishing the 09:24 Northern Express Service from Albany Station on the 19.10.2015

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:45 pm
by OLYMPIAN
I have to make correction to it. This is not on Scania chassis, is on in house BCI FBC6125 chassis, designed for NZ and Australia market (if GVW ever raised)

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:40 pm
by LB608
Skybus Melbourne have take over Airbus two have already been painted Skybus Red , I wonder if Artics will find there way onto the runs.

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:12 pm
by LB608
Ritchies Northern Express has been extended to Silverdale from 18 th October.

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:41 pm
by Mitch
Is the MAN NL323F/Gemilang demonstrator still with Ritchies? Or has it moved on somewhere else?

SkyBus Auckland's Facebook show's they have two of them in their fleet and they are expecting delivery of more.

Thanks,
Mitchul :)

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:59 pm
by stadt80
The Gemilang Demonstrator at Ritchies has been repainted into the new AT Metro livery for The Northern Express.

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:34 pm
by Mitch
Looks quite nice in the Ritchies livery. Looks very Ventura Melbourne-esque.

Thanks,
Mitchul :)

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:13 pm
by Lt. Commander Data
It does look good, so does the double decker above. Just nice to see anything new that isn't Custom Coaches.

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:17 am
by stadt80
Volvo Hybrid Demonstrator operating on the Northern Express service for Ritchies

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:06 pm
by burrumbus
Which was previously in Wellington operating for Newlands.

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:05 am
by stadt80
Howick & Eastern ADL E500 #504

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:33 am
by Ribble
stadt80 wrote:Volvo Hybrid Demonstrator operating on the Northern Express service for Ritchies
Does anyone know if this bus has been bought by Ritchies of GoBus.

It was intended as a Demonstrator in Sydney....but seems to have remained in NZ.

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:20 am
by stadt80
No, returned to Australia earlier this year and currently on trial with Latrobe Valley Bus Lines in Victoria. Most likely to be displayed in the Australian Bus & Coach Show in Sydney next month too.

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:32 am
by Ribble
stadt80 wrote:No, returned to Australia earlier this year and currently on trial with Latrobe Valley Bus Lines in Victoria. Most likely to be displayed in the Australian Bus & Coach Show in Sydney next month too.
many thanks......

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:09 pm
by LB608
Look at Latrobe Valley Photos

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:04 pm
by superbossgc
Ritchies Transport holding had bought Birkenheads Transport, it will be start operating from May 13.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/112561 ... mQC2UQIEmU

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:55 pm
by Andy O
After reading the article above noticed the sale of NZ bus to Next Capital last December. Haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else. Of interest is that Next capital are the same company who Sold Forest to CDC less than 6 months before reinvesting in buses.

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:32 pm
by LB608
SKYBUS,as most people know operate Airport to the City and North Shore,since lockdown,Airport to City Hotels with people to go into isolation buses are loaded and then the driver is told which hotel to go, some have told to Rotorua which is fine, but with no toilet on broad there have to 2 or 3 toilet stops along the way, all buses are all under police escort, New Zealand Landsport have weaved all rules for isolation buses,