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Private Observations 2019

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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Nico85 » Mon May 27, 2019 7:53 pm

With the opening of the Metro, I have today made the following Hillsbus observations, where HF accredited buses were performing HD route services.

m/o 6140 and m/o 6148 performing 626 route service.

m/o 6141, m/o 6150, m/o 6146 performing 620X route service.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Tue May 28, 2019 9:18 am

Carbridge Bus (Sydney) TV 5180 caught fire on the weekend, 7 News saying "the bus was badly damaged"
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Aurora » Fri May 31, 2019 9:03 am

boronia wrote:
Daniel wrote:No. It is leased.

By TfNSW I presume?

The requirement for T6 would be a lot less, and is some time away. I wonder if they would hold onto an empty yard for that long?

It is only seven months away. I’m sure they can manage.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Fri May 31, 2019 10:15 am

An ex Station Link Volgren Optimus was running on the NightRide N60 last night. Was wondering why double rear doors and no advertising but then saw the fleet number and remembered. Has Seven Hills accreditation now
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Campbelltown busboy » Fri May 31, 2019 2:25 pm

Jurassic_Joke wrote:An ex Station Link Volgren Optimus was running on the NightRide N60 last night. Was wondering why double rear doors and no advertising but then saw the fleet number and remembered. Has Seven Hills accreditation now
Hillsbus uses the Seven Hills accreditation for buses that are based at both the Foundry road and Hartley road depots as both depots are located in Seven Hills
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:14 pm

Noted an old Mercedes-Benz 0405 MK5 PMC bus down at Metford Grevillea Dr, didn't get the rego but had route "470" at the back of it. Assume it's an Ex STA bus. Not in any of the old STA Colour schemes through.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Daniel » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:35 am

Transit Systems West, Leichhardt have received their 4x BYD Gemilang electric buses due to go on trial shortly.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:10 pm

It seems an administrator has deleted my post.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Fleet Lists » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:36 pm

No - it has been moved to the logical thread Newcastle Transport.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:07 pm

180X was serviced by 7597 MO, a MAN 12.220 Custom Coaches CB30 this morning, at 8:55 AM at Maitland Station.

It's the first I've seen anything outside of the Mercedes O405NH CC "550" that usually is serviced by it.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby idontknow556 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:55 pm

Central Station bus Forecourt will be very busy this weekend as you have the Vintage buses, Newcastle trackwork buses and Murrays coach services.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:19 am

There’s a Volgren Optimus from BE (Blue Mountains, Emu Plains) Depot, 3712, running on N70 at the moment which is highly unusual as far as I’m concerned. Different font / size in the destos. Usually it’s only from seven hills
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Xplorer » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:13 am

Jurassic_Joke wrote:There’s a Volgren Optimus from BE (Blue Mountains, Emu Plains) Depot, 3712, running on N70 at the moment which is highly unusual as far as I’m concerned. Different font / size in the destos. Usually it’s only from seven hills


Been like that for ages. First N70 inbound is done by Emu Plains, to save dead running
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby stupid_girl » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:25 pm

Xplorer wrote:
Jurassic_Joke wrote:There’s a Volgren Optimus from BE (Blue Mountains, Emu Plains) Depot, 3712, running on N70 at the moment which is highly unusual as far as I’m concerned. Different font / size in the destos. Usually it’s only from seven hills


Been like that for ages. First N70 inbound is done by Emu Plains, to save dead running

I guess it must be after CDC purchased Blue Mountains Bus Company.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:25 pm

The latest Nightride timetables were introduced a few years after Blue Mountains was taken over so yes that would have been the case.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:10 pm

seen 6769 MO at the back of the Thornton Depot this morning, doubt it's a transfer but it puzzles me to why it's there in the first place.

Edit: Seen from the News reports that the bus fire on the M4 in Sydney was TV 1012 which is an Ex Busways Mercedes-Benz O405 with CC Body. Ex m/o 9995 while at Busways before being dereg.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Stonesourscotty » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:48 pm

Busways B8RLE on the 724 today with black on white display for the then part of the route(Second Half) and white on black for the first Section Intereting usage of the led's by Busways.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:21 pm

News story from NBN news about Port Stephens Coaches Hybrid buses.
https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2019/06/20/h ... rid-buses/

1FW2HG was seen in the video (previously with LaTrobe Valley buses in Victoria), is that with Port Stephens Coaches full time now or was that bus just up here as put of a media appearance?
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby LB608 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:33 pm

14 Transdev buses have been listed for sale on Bussales Online
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Andy » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:39 pm

Spotted Transit System's 2724 back in service today. Thought that VST was a total loss from all the structural damages after the accident.
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Stu » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:08 pm

^ M/O 9137
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby BAMBAM » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:12 pm

LB608 wrote:14 Transdev buses have been listed for sale on Bussales Online


It’s interesting how they have advertised some of the Hino and Cspel as two doors because they are all bolted and have the power cut to prevent them from opening, have they reactivated them and fixed them up or are they still bolted and have no power to open?
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby LB608 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:32 am

Does anyone know if accident damaged Transit Systems 3426 Scania was sold at Auction by Pickles on 29/5/2019
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby LB608 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:02 am

Northern Rivers Buslines, have taken over Wallers Bus Service.what is going to happen,are they going to keep Northern Rivers Depot.or keep the Waller depot.or move to a new depot.or keep both depots?
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Re: Private Observations 2019

Postby Fleet Lists » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:14 am

Time will tell. Thanks for the take over information. A new timetable for route 650 is on the Northern Rivers website dated 1 June 2019.
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