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by Craig
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info
Replies: 9
Views: 46615

Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/BCSV_May2020_meeting_postponed_Sita_5.png MAY BCSV MEETING UPDATE As you will have read in BCSV President Geoffrey Foster’s statement posted in March, our meetings and tours have been put on hold until the medical authorities give the all clear for gatherings t...
by Craig
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info
Replies: 9
Views: 46615

Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

BCSV CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - MARCH 15 2020 Here is a Message from BCSV President Geoff Foster, made with the unanimous support of the BCSV Committee: On Friday night, after considerable discussion and debate among the Committee, we took the decision firstly to cancel the tour and social meeting schedu...
by Craig
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info
Replies: 9
Views: 46615

Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Sita_Postponed.png BCSV MARCH TOUR #1 UPDATE - POSTPONED As mentioned in the members' update earlier in the week, the Committee has been monitoring the unfolding coronavirus issue. Last night we have decided to postpone Sunday’s tour and meeting (Swedish & Sita...
by Craig
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 30385

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

Yet another pointless Sunday-only restriction, in typical Ventura fashion. Not only is it a completely different timetable to the only other day of the week it runs (despite still running every 8 minutes due to the short distance!), two hours are inexplicably cut off the end with the last buses fin...
by Craig
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info
Replies: 9
Views: 46615

Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/State_Transit_LineUp_Circular_Quay_1990s.jpg BCSV November Meeting: NSW Government Buses over the years: Sunday 17 November Join the BCSV on Sunday 17 November for our final Sunday social meeting for 2019. We’ll take a comprehensive look back at the government ...
by Craig
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info
Replies: 9
Views: 46615

Re: Latest Bus & Coach Society Vic Meeting and Tour Info

http://bcsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/HCVCA_Display_2019.png HCVCA display day: Sunday 10 November Join the HCVCA (Historic Commercial Vehicle Club of Australia) and BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria for a relaxing Sunday at Yarra Glen Racecourse on Sunday November 10 enjoying the 38th Histor...
by Craig
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 11051

Re: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019

CDCM Sunshine #115 & #116, CDC Ballarat #219 & CDC Geelong #159 & #160 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus") are now on the road, taking off on Airshow duties over the weekend.

Kind Regards


Craig :-)
by Craig
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13690

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

This is only the Sunshine depot and routes,not the Kastoria/Mitchell transit side of the business is this correct?Also does this mean that we may see route changes and so on. Other than the fact route changes would generally still need to come from Transport for Victoria, past takeovers generally h...
by Craig
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 11051

Re: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019

MotorOmnibus8562 wrote:New Dysons V/Line Coach 1103. Seen on a Facebook post
Yet another Scania K440EB 14.5m, Coach Concepts.

Meanwhile, Ventura #1352 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus") has been delivered this month.

Kind Regards


Craig :-)
by Craig
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Orange Scania KUB spotted in Singapore
Replies: 7
Views: 8564

Re: Orange Scania KUB spotted in Singapore

#180 & #181 are a second pair of Scania K360UA Gemilang artics for Transdev, now six artics in the fleet for DART. I understand #118 is still undergoing major repairs after a bus fire in the City last year. #181 has been added as registered to the fleet list and I believe #180 will also be in servic...
by Craig
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 11051

Re: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019

#180 & #181 are a second pair of Scania K360UA Gemilang artics for Transdev, now six artics in the fleet for DART. I understand #118 is still undergoing major repairs after a bus fire in the City last year. #181 has been added as registered to the fleet list and I believe #180 will also be in servic...
by Craig
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 11051

Re: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019

As per Scott's report, Transdev #182 (Scania K310UB, Gemilang) is now in service in the usual PTV colours.

Kind Regards


Craig :-)
by Craig
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 36403

Re: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2018

Finally tallies for 2018: PTV Buses: 1399 Metro: 1254 Regional: 145 PTV V/Line Coaches: 23 A few updates missed during the year that I have now incorporated, listed under month the change was recorded on the fleet lists: February 2018 updates: Moreland Group: Moreland 64 (Mercedes Benz O405NH, Cust...
by Craig
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 11051

Re: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019

Thanks for your patience waiting for the 2019 list to arrive. Keen observers might notice some minor format revisions but in the main the list will continue to be updated regularly on the first post. Observations of new PTV buses and coaches from around the state are always welcome, even if it's jus...
by Craig
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Orange Scania KUB spotted in Singapore
Replies: 7
Views: 8564

Re: Orange Scania KUB spotted in Singapore

A new Scania K310UA, Gemilang was sighted on the Westgate Freeway on 15 January, broken down on its delivery run. It could be an addition as part of Transdev's new order of 100 new/replacement buses announced at the end of 2018, or alternatively a replacement for #118 which caught fire in October (o...
by Craig
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 11051

PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2019

TOTAL BUSES in PTV ORANGE LIVERY - 1416 as at 4 March 2019 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ METRO BUSES in PTV ORANGE LIVERY - 1268 [/size] CDC Melbourne - 214 (+ 130 regional): Oakleigh Depot - 69: 7-8, 11,...
by Craig
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 113905

Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

http://www.premierillawarra.com.au/news.html Premier Illawarra is OK. 2018 holiday information at the top of the news page. It has the summary information yes, but if you want to refer to the actual PDF timetables to confirm when your bus comes (or indeed if your route operates), you then need to k...
by Craig
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 36403

Re: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2018

Some more presents under the tree: Ventura #1347 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus") - new for Croydon Depot Ventura #1348 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus") - new for Oakleigh Depot Ventura #1350 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus") - new for Dandenong Depot Ventura #1355 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Opti...
by Craig
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations - July to December 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 113905

Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

A rather daunting list of Christmas Day cancellations on the Hillsbus website - https://www.cdcbus.com.au/images/files/Amended-schedule-on-Christmas-Day-251218.pdf Despite the huge number of trips being cut, 607X will still run a half-hourly service from Rouse Hilll; M61 + 610 provide a combined 20 ...
by Craig
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 65528

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

If "property back" means depots randomly getting Designlines or CB30s to replace the older (but infinitely better) buses, let Transdev keep them! :lol: I'd imagine the Gemilangs, Designlines, CB30s would be either sold, buggered off to France along with Transdev or allocated to rail fleet and the C...
by Craig
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 25966

Re: Ventura Group News 2018

Based on the tracking via the BusMinder website & on the road sightings since the start of the month, it seems 823 (North Brighton - Southland) is the only Moorabbin route not shared between the two depots now.

Kind Regards


Craig :-)
by Craig
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 25966

Re: Ventura Group News 2018

I have noticed on the fleetlists that Moorabbin have lost quite a few buses to Dandenong (514, 517, 529, 581, 604) and one to Croydon (546). I'm guessing these will be replaced by K310s that are pending delivery? Has Volvo stopped manufacturing the B7 or have Ventura stopped ordering in favor of Sc...
by Craig
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 25966

Re: Ventura Group News 2018

Noticed on many buses on Oakleigh routes, a small device about the size of a mobile phone under the Myki BDC, is this some sort of tracking/GPS/monitoring device? This is used for the "BusMinder" tracking system which was initially used to assist parents track their kids and their school buses on p...
by Craig
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 36403

Re: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2018

Christmas has come early for Ventura drivers & their passengers: #1341 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus") - new for Capel Sound depot #1342 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus") - now allocated to Knoxfield depot (was only at Dandenong for workshop commissioning) #1343 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus"...
by Craig
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 36403

Re: PTV Livery Buses & Coaches - 2018

A busy November for Scania fans... :twisted: CDC Oakleigh: #154 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus") - new, Route 601 decals CDC Sunshine: #114 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus") - new Dysons #1080 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus") - new #1085 (Scania K310UB, Volgren "Optimus") - new #1086 (Scania K3...

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