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by Megumi
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 29163

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

S1651 is on Route 111 today. 15:22 & 16:37 Departure from Roma Street and 16:00 Departure from 8 Mile Plains. A questionable decision, tho, as all the buses I've seen are less than 20% full. Is the demand really high enough for artics to be used at this point in time? I guess most people (including...
by Megumi
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 29163

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

noticed today, all of the BT buses will now using rear door boarding instead of front doors, also saw Surfside buses here now doing the same. Yes they have introduced a few new measures on the buses recently and they are: -rear door boarding -gocard payment only -first row of seats behind the drive...
by Megumi
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019/2020
Replies: 38
Views: 15192

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Are their any TransLink contracted operators that have a order for Custom bodied Scanias as I spotted a bus with what looked like the TransLink logo on the right rear corner in Prestons tuning into Lyn parade from Jedda road heading to Scania truck and bus Sydney branch Bus Queensland and Mt Gravat...
by Megumi
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Electric Buses
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

Re: Electric Buses

This will be the biggest shake-up to transport on the Gold Coast since the light rail. The plan for electric buses has been revealed in a special briefing to councillors today. @BrendonWolf9 #9News https://t.co/cMeXsngSVp https://twitter.com/9NewsGoldCoast/status/1230395450592768000 Looks like they...
by Megumi
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 29163

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Not every off-peak bus will be busy as, yes, it's off-peak (that can even be said in peak times too). But the Blue CityGlider is the 2nd highest patronage route in Brisbane sitting at just over 3 million trips last financial year (see link below). This figure has grown substantially year on year for...
by Megumi
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 29163

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Cazza wrote:Just Route 60 to help the peak overcrowding (and the standing room only at other times). The Maroon Glider will continue to be operated from Carina.
Really? I got a seat on route 60 many times when moving between the cultural centre and the valley. But those were not at peak time.
by Megumi
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 29163

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Just noticed that some new B8RLEA are coming. Where will they be allocated?
by Megumi
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 29163

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

l94scania wrote:3 MAN ARTICS from garden city are now at eagle farm
depot for retirment. fleet numbers to follow shortly.
I can't believe those MAN ARTICS could be withdrawn at such a young age. That is too waste.
by Megumi
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Metro's NEW Integral Bustech XDi #800
Replies: 7
Views: 15913

Re: Metro's NEW Integral Bustech XDi #800

Why don't they redesign the dashboard? It looks too old.
by Megumi
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 131532

Re: BT Scanias

TLK wrote:How is the current status for remaining Scanias still in service?
I take the 120 services every day, but last time I rode SCANIA L94UB was in 21st July. Those Scania buses are decreasing significantly faster in the past two months than early this year.
by Megumi
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 60954

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Is that part of southwest's coverage? Wouldn't be surprise if they were on loan... Southwest does go to GC I'm pretty sure. But to Willawong maybe not. Mystery The 122 is (almost??) exclusively covered by South West Transit using the fleet of 15 diesel MAN buses (1001-1015). You will often see Toow...
by Megumi
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 60954

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

daveeyh wrote:MANs 1310, 1311, 1312, 1322, 1323, 1324 and 1325 all transferred to Garden City from Toowong today - interesting though that 1345, 1346 and 1347 still remain at Toowong.
I found the Toowong's buses are normally better maintained than W's and G's as they run smoother.
by Megumi
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 60954

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

The Carina 1920's are going to Sherwood (so far 1922-1928 at Sherwood) and in return the Sherwood 5100's are going to Carina. Not sure where the 18.310's are going. They seem to have the 1300's from Toowong but 1373 was transferred to Willawong a few days ago. Which bus will take place of old Scani...
by Megumi
Mon May 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Brisbane Transport, Mercedes Benz Citaro W1599
Replies: 55
Views: 51301

Re: Brisbane Transport, Mercedes Benz Citaro W1599

https://www.mercedes-benz-bus.com/en_AU ... _385184368
The Citaro has been put on Mercedes-Benz.com.au for half of a year. Does it mean something?
by Megumi
Wed May 08, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 60954

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

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by Megumi
Thu May 02, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Brisbane Transport, Mercedes Benz Citaro W1599
Replies: 55
Views: 51301

Re: Brisbane Transport, Mercedes Benz Citaro W1599

Alright, so a couple of years have passed, is there any change in our imports rule?
by Megumi
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Why Queensland's buses don't have station onboard broadcast
Replies: 3
Views: 5722

Why Queensland's buses don't have station onboard broadcast

After Victoria and NSW added station information screen inside the bus, Translink operators especially Brisbane Transport still doesn't take any action so far. I think the info display is quite useful for passengers who are new in that route. I can clearly remember years ago when I moved to the curr...
by Megumi
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Brisbane Transport, Mercedes Benz Citaro W1599
Replies: 55
Views: 51301

Re: Brisbane Transport, Mercedes Benz Citaro W1599

So now that we know that any regular length bus put on a 14.5m route is likely to fill up too quickly, is there any other reason on offer why drivers would hate it? Sounds like someone is trying to discredit the bus for being fully shipped here and not produced by a beloved local body builder. One ...
by Megumi
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Brisbane Transport, Mercedes Benz Citaro W1599
Replies: 55
Views: 51301

Re: Brisbane Transport, Mercedes Benz Citaro W1599

P.S: The only major problem I can think of that may greatly affect this wonderful Bus is the fact that they aren't locally made... but, another positive is that the Citaro is made completely by Mercedes Benz, so the operator won't need a warranty from the chassis manufacturer (E.g, Volvo, Scania, M...
by Megumi
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 60954

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

I just had an experience in 412 and felt very crowded. Is there any possibility of having some double deckers in such bus routes as that entire route is out of the busway?
by Megumi
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 60954

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

I just took some photos of the new T2820.
Here is the URL for photos. https://photos.app.goo.gl/kXnU43oddFJzSifcA
by Megumi
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 60954

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

And I wonder if we can have some B5LH low-floor in either fleet of BT, just like some bus companies in VIC.
by Megumi
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 60954

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

I just saw V2810 near the Roma St. station yesterday, which is a newly built VOLVO B8RLE, has the dual-wing back door. It is good to see we're having dual-wing back door bus.
by Megumi
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019/2020
Replies: 38
Views: 15192

Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019/2020

Andy O wrote:at 2 least Volgren Optimus artics in translink livery currently going through Volgren here in Melbourne, any ideas who they are destined for?
Green or BT livery?
by Megumi
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 58149

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Spotted one of the new Volvo Optimus Artics on a outbound 180 service a few nights ago. Quite surprised to see it since I thought they were being used exclusively on 111 and 66 services. I can see Volvo artics at Garden city interchange every night. They just put them into their collective manageme...

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