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Hi All,

It's been a bit quiet on the CDC front recently, so thought a new topic was appropriate for fleet updates, changes etc.

To kick things off, over the weekend, Charterplus TV5625 and TV5629 will be swapped for Hunter Valley Buses 3531MO and 3537MO for a period of 6 to 8 weeks.

Look out for these OH1830L's on Optus, Woolies, Rail and Regional routes as well as day to day charters.
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Emm Kay Vee wrote:Hi All,

It's been a bit quiet on the CDC front recently, so thought a new topic was appropriate for fleet updates, changes etc.
Won't be for long, when new RED buses start arriving :lol:
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Doug,

Are there still 6 at Northmead remaining in old red/yellow which should be refurbished? There are others much older which should not change livery.

7627, 7630, 7646, 7650, 7715, 7718.

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3531 and 3537 are now at girrween
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Still stored at Foundry Rd, but due I believe to 'go home' next week are Hunter Valley buses 6760MO to 6769MO + 6773MO
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Canary Yellow repaints:

7718 - N.

3570 - Thornton [very little changes in the Hunter - most non Canary Yellow buses are unlikely to be repainted based on age].

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Retired at Dural is mo7365.

There is also a new loan bus (MkI B10M ex Northmead, ex Penrith) at Girraween in the Banana Yellow livery as opposed to the Canary Yellow.
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Yes - 7461 is on loan from Bonnyrigg at the moment.

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Thanks Geoff... I forgot the number.

I'm pretty sure it's returned to Bonnyrigg, I was the last one in the yard at Girraween last night and it wasn't there
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That's because a new driver we acquired from Bonnyrigg was out on a school run and reversed it into a pole. It is now in panel shop.
p.s. look me up when you are there - usually driving 288.

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Yes - I know exactly who you are :) I had 7244, the ex Ansett O405NH on the weekend...
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New to Girraween from Bonnyrigg are B10BLE's mo1440 and mo1441.
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Only on loan for xmas holidays.

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Temporarily on loan to Charterplus from St. Mary's are B7RLE's m/o1477, m/o1478 and m/o1479.

I believe St. Marys recieved TV5722, TV5723 and TV5724 as spares.

Also, TV 5625 and TV 5629 which are still holidaying in the Hunter Valley are expected to be swapped back down in the last week of January.
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Correction.

It was m/o 1476,1477 and 1479.
Don't have a 1478 at Sainty.
My understanding is they went to the land of the long lost EBA (Dural). Could have given them a couple worse though. m/o 8453 doesn't have am-fm radio so would have been happy if that went. As for being temporarily on loan, we will wait and see. Why would they need them in school vac so I reckon they wont come back (hope I'm wrong :)) Only got 2 of those tee vee's (not sure which ones ). Wish we could keep them and get rid of our mk1's.

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Actually, 1478 is one of them (driven by a forum member this morming) and they are definitely with Charterplus at Girraween, not Dural.
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Confirming these units are 1477, 1478 and 1479
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My mistake, regarding 78, just goes to show we are just mushrooms anyway. I was suspicious as to why they would have gone to Dural and been replaced with the old vic units from Charter plus, now it makes sense.
Anyway, what are they doing with em . Rail or something ???. Since you are in the know , what about trying to convince the powers to be that we can swap our mk 1's over (please)

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During the school holidays, Charterplus are operating more of the Optus Services (so less Telfords trips) plus things like UWS Shuttles, Tennis Tournament etc, extra vehicles with aircon were required for specific contract purposes.

I'm not sure how easily the MkI's could be swapped with the ex-Keffords MkII's seeing as the Viccy ones are obviously on TV plates and the MkI's are part of the MSBC fleet. Vehicles would probably need to be swapped with those around similar age. Now although I enjoy driving both, I'm not sure the "powers that be" will see the sense in swapping banger for banger. The MkI would be no better charter vehicle than the Volgrens... But I can try :) But I would be happy to let you keep the B10M's for the B7RLE's... They're fantastic!

PS: The two Volgrens at St. Mary's are TV5723 and TV5724, although I haven't seen TV5937 around the depot for a bit.
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Naa , you cant have our B7"s. I still regard them as the best handling, smoothest ride in our fleet. ( no coincidence there a volvo with a custom body) . Those mk11's feel strong and I love the way you can "hang on " to the grab rails when you race them (oops sorry, navigate them ) aroung Glenmore Park.
AS for 5973 it must have got lost on the way. Perhaps we could keep 23 &24 anyway. m/o 8028 and m/o 7622 (or 7616) are out of action for a very long time thanks to our Yardies forgetting that buses need fuel , water and offcourse "OIL" to keep the motor in the bus and not spread allover the workshop floor .

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I saw B7RLE m/o 8272 on rail bus route 20A today at Granville. Has that been transferred too?

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Yes - 1477, 1478 and 1479 have been replaced by 8272, 8273 and 8460.
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8273 has returned to St. Penrith
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And in relation to the post that kicked this all off, 3531MO and 3537MO are being returned to Thornton today, with TV5625 and TV5629 returning to Sydney
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