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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby MotorOmnibus8562 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:53 pm

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MotorOmnibus8562 wrote:Seeing Dysons Bus #915 for the first time with driver Protection.

What is it, plexiglass? Will it withstand an attack from your average Samoan? :lol:


Just some equipment designed to reduce attacks
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:02 pm

It didn't make happy or sad, but I thought I'd mention a passenger at stop 17 Main North Rd (adjacent to the Sefton Park shops) who thought a 1989 ex Torrens Transit (and ex Melbourne) SL200 with no desto displayed was performing the next bus service to Adelaide.

It happened to stop to enable the other two vehicles to catch up, which were also ex Adelaide high floors. Admittedly it was still the 'AdMet' livery, but has this fella literally not seen a bus running not in service before...

Who would want to catch a pre 1990s design when they can indulge in the extreme comfort and rattle-less environment of a modern CB80?
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:54 am

What made me happy years ago was a taxi passenger of mine years ago who was planning to live in Canada saying I'm sick of Australians -coming from an Australian.
He was probably referring to Sydney people mainly. A man after my heart.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby scott » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:12 pm

Highway Patrol back on TV, 7:30 Wednesday on 7, usually used as a filler when a reality show bombs. New episodes featuring a BMW cop car.

The guy who ran his VX Commodore into a fence, and was disrespectful to the cops shows how bad our society has become.

EDIT: Here is the link to the episode on 7 Plus- https://7plus.com.au/highway-patrol
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby MotorOmnibus8562 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:52 pm

The new Wodonga town bus.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:58 pm

That it's raining.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:16 pm

^ humid as well.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:15 pm

That the smog from the bushfires have cleared up, the last couple of days were terrible with it around.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:46 pm

• That it's mostly the younger ones and even children of adults that know what to do when you cough and or sneeze!
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:38 pm

Painting my Jason mask into a more off white bone colour.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:46 pm

• Five young ones that always try to get on buses for nothing. This time though, it didn't work, the bus drivers refused them travel.
They tried it multiple times today. This time though, they were going to the next stop and the next stop, then the next bus in attempt to get on the bus without paying.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:00 pm

Going to the Newcastle (Well Maitland mind you) truck show... was a wonderful day to be out and finally something to do with Transport that was on around here, we hardly get any of that outside of Steamfest.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby MotorOmnibus8562 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:16 am

Something I’m very grateful for and really appreciative of is my relatives didn’t have to evacuate yesterday in Sydney’s Catastrophic fire danger rating.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Bus Suggestions » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:18 am

New Transperth ad campaign: When you need to cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with tissues please. Thanks for being a GOOD EGG.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:07 am

ScaniaGrenda wrote:Going to the Newcastle (Well Maitland mind you) truck show.
Now now, you can't call that "truck show" a "truck show", you need to call it the "Road Transport Awareness Day" Show".

Back to the real point: You do know that except for the parade, you have to pay $10 to get in now, before that it was $2 or so, and before that when it was moved to Maitland Showground, it was free?

• That red tape has been stopped or reduce to build more dams, but these dams SHOULD have been built years and years ago.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby BanksfielderIdiot823 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:48 am

Here's what makes me happy right now; the figurative conveyor belt at Volgren Dandenong has clocked the big number 5000.

http://volgren.com.au/volgren-celebrates-5000th-bus-dandenong/
https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-news/1911/milestone-5000th-bus-produced-at-volgrens-victorian-hq
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:42 pm

Lucky them. Buyers who have enough common sense to avoid sentencing commuters to 34 years of putting up with lousy tedBus BCIs.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:42 am

Re the title: Finding a complete version of a document I wrote over 8 months ago which unfortunately wasn't backed up.

It describes the chaos in a weekend shift involving a 'known' bus driver from Torrens Transit's Newton depot (company owned).
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:32 pm

• Telling a person I know to cover their mouth when they cough.
• Jacinta Price policies
• Getting over (almost) this illness
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby 3805 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:42 am

Definitely NOT Greta Thunberg.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby MotorOmnibus8562 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:10 pm

Greta’s (possible) impact on the Australian bus industry, Especially Australia’s biggest bus bodybuilder, Volgren..
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Off The Rails » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:43 pm

That doesn't entirely make sense but sure.

Electric buses have been around Europe for quite a few years (in smaller numbers). It's only in the last couple of years where bigger fleets of electric buses have popped up, and with the recent advancements in electric technology, some Australian companies have found it possible to use them. I wouldn't thank Greta for that.

I also don't see how Greta might have influenced Volgren. Volgren has adapted the Optimus body to fit the BYD chassis. Transdev could have just as easily asked Custom, Bustech or any other bus builder to get a suitable body to fit the BYD chassis.

But hey, Greta is oh so wonderful.

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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:39 pm

3805 wrote:Definitely NOT Greta Thunberg.


I strongly believe that she is a puppet.

BUT BUT she took a ride in a boat to avoid plane to the USA. I wonder what material the boat was made out of, and how the material for the boat was made?!!

Off The Rails wrote:But hey, Greta is oh so wonderful.

Cough UR cough cough cccough
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby paulgersche » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:13 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:
3805 wrote:Definitely NOT Greta Thunberg.


I strongly believe that she is a puppet.

BUT BUT she took a ride in a boat to avoid plane to the USA. I wonder what material the boat was made out of, and how the material for the boat was made?!!

Off The Rails wrote:But hey, Greta is oh so wonderful.

Cough UR cough cough cccough


I do so hope that you were covering your mouth while you were bringing up that lung!

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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:56 pm

I was about to say the same thing!
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