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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:09 pm
by 385BUZ
Any news on the Volgren plant reopening?

Surely it must be soon!

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:35 pm
by daveeyh
385BUZ wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:09 pm Any news on the Volgren plant reopening?

Surely it must be soon!
I don't believe that it ever closed - just BT has not been putting the new artics on the road.

The new artics are now sitting at Eagle Farm Depot - some in City Glider livery and some in normal livery.

Maybe they will be on the road on August 10 when the extra services commence.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:13 am
by 385BUZ
Oh really?

Nice! Thourght it would be strange to close volgren, but did see the deliverys on A.B.deliverys page.

Would assume well see them on the road August 10th.

Is the blue city glider transitioning to all artics or are the artics complementing the existing rigids?

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:42 pm
by 385BUZ
daveeyh wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:35 pm I don't believe that it ever closed - just BT has not been putting the new artics on the road.

The new artics are now sitting at Eagle Farm Depot - some in City Glider livery and some in normal livery.

Maybe they will be on the road on August 10 when the extra services commence.
Is the blue city glider transitioning to all artics or are the artics complementing the existing rigids?

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:11 pm
by BT Enthusiast
Pretty sure its complimenting, artics on for peak and rigids off peak.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:16 pm
by 385BUZ
Thanks BT Enthusiast. Seems logical as the artics aren't really needed off peak, and the more the merrier I guess for peak hour!

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:40 pm
by 385BUZ
2073 S to E. Seen at morningside a few minutes ago. Assume same for 2072 and 2074.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:04 pm
by daveeyh
385BUZ wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:40 pm 2073 S to E. Seen at morningside a few minutes ago. Assume same for 2072 and 2074.
2073 and 2074 S to E
1920 and 1921 C to S

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:35 am
by 385BUZ
E2882 now with an AOA for QUT like 2880 and 2881. Seen muliple times last week/ this week.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:23 am
by qut391
385BUZ wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:35 am E2882 now with an AOA for QUT like 2880 and 2881. Seen muliple times last week/ this week.
It has been wrapped in QUT AOA along with E2880 and E2881 since mid February this year.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:11 am
by Cazza
Noticed Willawong's 5057 TAG running a 454 late last night, as well as operating a 451 earlier that afternoon. Definitely an unusual occurrence.

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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:50 am
by Skyblue1
G630 was seen at Murarrie on Saturday. Are we still down to 7 working examples still?

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:05 am
by 385BUZ
Skyblue1 wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:50 am G630 was seen at Murarrie on Saturday. Are we still down to 7 working examples still?
Yep, seen all 7 in the past week or so. All 7 still in action.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:55 pm
by 385BUZ
Are the new Artics out yet? Saw them at the rear lanes of E on Sunday, but haven’t seen then out n about yet.

And of course please post your pics here! :lol:

Cheers,
385BUZ

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:57 pm
by TheDragonFire123
Seems that Willawong are operating more tags in Centenary Suburbs; W5095 seen on 8:15 AM 453 run.
Also, W1372 has been transferred to W once again; the same thing happened last year, before moving back up to G with 1371 and W1373, but whether this will be permanent is a different question. It has received the new bus stopping lights typical of most W buses, however, so that points at a permanent move.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:46 pm
by AirBusTrain
daveeyh wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:28 am
AirBusTrain wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:18 pm The reason as to why SWT buses have T on them is because, they are all maintained, and I am pretty sure they're stored at Toowong depot occasionally.
Not a BT/SWT employee so don't question my facts please. :lol:
More a case that the buses were Toowong buses prior to going to SWT and the T was never taken off the bus.
Thanks.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:54 pm
by qut391
Just saw a new B8RLEA (reg no. should be XQ93LS) in standard livery turning into Roma Street from INB, working on driver instruction training. No TransLink logos or fleet number. Followed by S1652 on Route 66 bound for UQ Lakes.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:22 pm
by AirBusTrain
qut391 wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:54 pm Just saw a new B8RLEA (reg no. should be XQ93LS) in standard livery turning into Roma Street from INB, working on driver instruction training. No TransLink logos or fleet number. Followed by S1652 on Route 66 bound for UQ Lakes.
That would be S1664.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:53 pm
by Daza
AirBusTrain wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:22 pm
qut391 wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:54 pm Just saw a new B8RLEA (reg no. should be XQ93LS) in standard livery turning into Roma Street from INB, working on driver instruction training. No TransLink logos or fleet number. Followed by S1652 on Route 66 bound for UQ Lakes.
That would be S1664.
That would be E1664. It will be wrapped in Blue Glider Livery.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:45 am
by ^^__^^
I believe the new artic's delivered are up to 1667 now. Only a couple more until back to rigid's.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:18 am
by 385BUZ
I believe rigids are registered up to 2900, however we should see all T's gas man's replaced with B8s (Like what happened with S, E and V. We might even see some go to G once the deliverys to T are done!

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:15 am
by Merc1107
What's the rate of delivery of these B8s at present?

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:20 am
by 385BUZ
There have been no B8's delivered since March. There have just been B8RLEA artics since then. WE are up to 2894 in rigids, but after the artics have all been delived we should see quite a number of rigids come aboard quite rapidly, like it pre artic delivery.

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:27 am
by Merc1107
Whoops :oops:
I meant what was the rate of delivery for rigids prior to the artics?

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:37 am
by 385BUZ
They used to be delivered at about 5 a month. (dont quote me on that!! :D)