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by Andy O
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Langwarrin/Baxter rail ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Langwarrin/Baxter rail ideas

It would definitely be great to see some sort of upgrade. Baxter definitely misses on Transport options. As for Langwarrin, im not sure a station there would be of huge benefit given the rail lines proximity to the densely populated areas. Given the bush around there is all protected species area im...
by Andy O
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 30385

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

I guess Dysons were the preferred operator. they both operate in Craigieburn currently and in terms of dead running, Dysons Bundoora and Kastoria Westmeadows are almost the exact same distance to Donnybrook, so wouldn't really matter who operated it.
by Andy O
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: New Ventura Artic on route 788.
Replies: 16
Views: 16640

Re: New Ventura Artic on route 788.

MCI9. I too would suggest the martha cove tunnel would be a problem. Don't have the exact height off the top of my head so I could be wrong but don't think so. When you talk about a greyhound trial, it suggests some time ago. That would have been long before the martha cove tunnel was even talked ab...
by Andy O
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 30385

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

HI Timmy1966, Sunshine will operate the 216 and 220. The southern part (603 & 604) will be operated out of heatherton. Recent shift changes have returned all the orbitals (901, 902 & 903) to Keysborough. Heatherton shifts will now only operate 600, 603, 604, 922 & 923. Sunshine will continue (I thin...
by Andy O
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura livery
Replies: 8
Views: 5823

Re: Ventura livery

The Charter livery is slowing being changed again at the moment. The ventura stickers are being removed from the sides with new stickers (for lack of a better word) being applied covering the last window on either side. In my Opinion not real attractive for a charter livery, especially if the vehicl...
by Andy O
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura livery
Replies: 8
Views: 5823

Re: Ventura livery

I know there are a still a few of the older charter buses racing around in their original Grenda Red (the 2 scanias at Knox 94, 95), peninsula Blue Livery etc. Most others are now Plain White. Other than I think a handful of the rail fleet (29, 30, 31, 35, 180 spring to mind) and the oldest Portsea ...
by Andy O
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Largest Bus Operator in Australia & This World
Replies: 41
Views: 15302

Re: Largest Bus Operator in Australia & This World

TAG and Skybus (whatever the group call themselves now) total 920, so also getting up there.
by Andy O
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 158972

Re: Private Observations 2019

Sorry been a while since I was on here last. Scania Grenda I would suggest Port Stephens were providing the crew shuttle for Disney on Ice. The Promoter is Feld Entertainment and Murrays have the contract for the whole production.
by Andy O
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne
Replies: 14
Views: 13131

Re: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne

Anyone have any observations of this trip so far? Travelled on it today around 130 for the first time and loadings were quite good. Probably a dozen most of the way from Carrum Downs to Cranbourne. Seems a lot of people are using it as an alternative into the new estates around Amstel from Seaford i...
by Andy O
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC Group News 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 22801

Re: CDC Group News 2019

Tony P, not disagreeing with you about the single leaf door, but this is not really a new thing. I would have to say majority of operators these days (and for some time) have been speccing single leaf doors. Other than TSA, Transperth, and recent stationlink delvieries in NSW I cant really think of ...
by Andy O
Wed May 29, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 23371

Re: Ventura Group News 2019

im guessing its only on loan but #1361 Scania has been operating Sandy rail replacement since that started out of Moorabbin. Still has new bus smell but unfortunately as of this morning it now has its 3rd Scratch/dent.
by Andy O
Mon May 20, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne
Replies: 14
Views: 13131

Re: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne

Timetable now on PTV Website. General Frequency is 40 minutes with some oddities in both morning and afternoon peak. Not sure how realistic some of the timings are going to be, especially between Carrum Downs and Cranbourne in the afternoon peak with most trips only having less than 5 minutes turnar...
by Andy O
Wed May 08, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 442
Views: 97767

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

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.
by Andy O
Sun May 05, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 23371

Re: Ventura Group News 2019

one has to wonder if Seaford and Rosebud will remain standalone. Seaford has a number of 782s that start/finish at Balnarring and 781s from Mt Martha, and Rosebud has a number of 788s that start/end at Frankston. I would think its unlikely they will change but still food for thought. without doing c...
by Andy O
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 23371

Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Another new "Optimus" Arctic sitting at Volgren Dandenong yesterday. Not sure of the chassis
by Andy O
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 30328

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018

A very busy December with Shutdowns on the Pakenham/Cranbourne lines for the next 23 days, plus route 64 tram replacement until I think the 10th, Gippsland shutdown in its entirety until 17th plus Ballarat shutdown from the 8th until I think the 14th. Southern cross interchange will be a hive of act...
by Andy O
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 36981

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2017

at 2 least Volgren Optimus artics in translink livery currently going through Volgren here in Melbourne, any ideas who they are destined for?
by Andy O
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 25969

Re: Ventura Group News 2018

Ventura seem to have pulled just about everything out today for this weekends massive shutdown from South Yarra to Frankston. Noted various Volgren SC222'S and at least 1 Scania 3 axle coach lurking about.
by Andy O
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne
Replies: 14
Views: 13131

Re: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne

All very interesting points Craig, definitely agree, I would like to see it maybe just continue to the corner of ballarto and hall then Left to Carrum Downs shopping centre This area of ballarto road is not currently not covered and the dog leg just overlaps the 832 if im not mistaken. I wouldn't sa...
by Andy O
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne
Replies: 14
Views: 13131

Re: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne

I would have to agree with some of your points. The main issue I see with this route is the proposed route during peak hour. Just yesterday afternoon it took me over 30 minutes to travel Hall Road from Carrum Downs to Cranbourne West. Either the timetable will need to use 2 (maybe even 3) buses to m...
by Andy O
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 30328

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018

A couple of big weeks coming up with the Newmarket - Essendon and Dand - Cran shutdowns already under way, followed by a full weekend and a few nights of FSS - Caulfield Shutdown along with the tram route 86/96 16 day shutdown also about to commence.
by Andy O
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne
Replies: 14
Views: 13131

Re: Proposed route 760 Seaford - Cranbourne

Long overdue. Ive submitted my feedback. I cant help but think that Thompson Road would be a better alternative instead of Hall Road, considering it in the process of being duplicated. Interesting if this becomes a Ventura Route or Cranbourne Transit route -
by Andy O
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: AAT Kings
Replies: 6
Views: 9324

Re: AAT Kings

Its interesting that AAT Kings are following the fleet numbering System of their recent interest Downunder Tours in Cairns- ie seating Capacity (32) followed by the order in which they were delivered (1) = 321. Possibly an example of where the bus will be delivered, also considering Downunder tours ...
by Andy O
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Privatisation / Franchising
Replies: 1398
Views: 312978

Re: STA Privatisation / Franchising

Lets not forget Transdev Melbourne who use changeover cars to do driver swaps outside the depot across the road.
by Andy O
Wed May 30, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 39464

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2018

Other than Dysons, CDC, Ventura and Deluxe Coachlines just about everything I saw was a foreigner. Including those already mentioned plus Kanga, Grants Coaches, S & R coaches, Simes Bros, Purtills, Bendigo Coachlines, Trotters, Rover Motors, Hutchisons, Fords, North Sydney Bus Charters, Australia Wi...

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