Private Observations 2019

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Nice to see Hunter Valley Buses getting in on the Movember spirit this year. So far seen a few ex Stationlinks with the Moustaches on it as well as a few of the older B7RLES with CR228L Body. Haven't seen if any of their Scania's feature them. No high floors seem to have them as far as I know.
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Noticed one of the Rover Mercedes CB60 bodied buses lacks any form of accreditation on the drivers panel, think it's Fleet #4

Have noticed that for the last couple of days, Diggers Shuttle Service has had Taxis from the towns local taxi service parked out the back of their property.
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Classy behaviour on HillsBus on Melbourne Cup eve
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Spotted a very stylish looking demonstrator Bonluck Double Decker coach passing through the Blue Mountains this evening.
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Photo is on P2 of November Australian Bus Panorama. Its a Bonluck DD3.
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Does Hillsbus now have a major excess of 14.5m buses? Most 601 services I've observed today (I don't usually head out there) are run by 14.5s!

Wouldn't have thought the route warranted such large buses even during the off peaks.

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swtt wrote:Does Hillsbus now have a major excess of 14.5m buses? Most 601 services I've observed today (I don't usually head out there) are run by 14.5s!

Wouldn't have thought the route warranted such large buses even during the off peaks.

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Not worth the trouble now.
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Fleet Lists wrote:Not worth the trouble now.
Pax on the 400 who can't get a seat or even get on would differ.
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^ and customers waiting for a 420 at Rockdale Station between 5 - 6 AM.

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The latter not STA.
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Swift wrote:
Fleet Lists wrote:Not worth the trouble now.
Pax on the 400 who can't get a seat or even get on would differ.
You are missing the point- with the STA regions to be tendered next year, this would be something left to the new operator if there is one, to be sorted out.
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Fleet Lists wrote:
Swift wrote: Pax on the 400 who can't get a seat or even get on would differ.
You are missing the point- with the STA regions to be tendered next year, this would be something left to the new operator if there is one, to be sorted out.
In that case lets hope CDC wins the R9 contract and is allowed to transfer excess 14.5s east. I feel like they'd fit in perfectly at Port Botany and on the 400.
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Sticking VSTMs on the 400 is a criminal act to my eyes and relying on 12m buses for the rest is a summary offence and demonstrates incompetence to run region 9.
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Busabout 5997 was seen on Wednesday with a faulty front door, taking the driver numerous presses of the button to open or close it, while still sending the doors opening/closing messages throughout the bus.

Busabout's 6118 was seen on Thursday with a faulty Mobitec display, showing on all displays a 896 to Oran Park despite running a school run instead.

Both are MAN 18.320 Bustech VST's, with 5997 being a Voith and 6118 a ZF EcoLife

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J_Busworth wrote:In that case lets hope CDC wins the R9 contract and is allowed to transfer excess 14.5s east. I feel like they'd fit in perfectly at Port Botany and on the 400.
Bidders will most likely be required to formulate their tenders based on using the legacy State Transit fleet, much like happened in region 6 and Newcastle. Any extra buses proposed over and above this will just add to the cost base and lessen the chance of a tender being successful.

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M/o5310 with full standing load on M4 Penrith blacktown rail replacement

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Stonesourscotty wrote:M/o5310 with full standing load on M4 Penrith blacktown rail replacement

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What day and time? Time of post?
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Time of post we were going past the old wet n wild site on the m4 with a full standing load

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I think the question about time of post meant to ask whether it was happening at the time of post - not what else may be happening at the time of post.

This type of post needs to be more specific ie what time/day did it happen, what operator and possibly what make of bus and as it appears in this case that it is a bus in Metrobus livery.
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Presuming the answer to my last question was yes - meaning the observation occurred live as it was being posted, the full rail bus appears to show the phenomenon of high weekend traffic volumes these days driving people to turn to public transport has spread west.
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Presumably today, and up to 08.55.

Some TRBs at Penrith this afternoon
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Usually these services run from the north side of the station. Today the express services were shown as both T1 and BM route numbers
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Train replacement buses at Penrith now operate from the Bus Interchange rather than the carpark side of the station and have done so since the last shutdown.

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ouchmychin wrote:Both are MAN 18.320 Bustech VST's, with 5997 being a Voith and 6118 a ZF EcoLife
Here's another fact about those two Busabout MANs m/o 5997 was formally at Busways with a number in the 11xx number range but I can't remember what the exact fleet number was and m/o 6118 was apart of the mass Busabout/Transport For NSW order for the 2014 region 15 contract
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