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Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2019

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:40 pm
by Tas Bus Nut
Although not quite July, we'll get this thread started by announcing Tassielink Transit will be taking delivery of 2x Scania K320UB / Express early July.
Word is Manions Coaches have also purchased a new Mercedes Benz O500LE / Express, similar/identical to (O'Driscoll Coaches' #22 delivered a few months ago)
McDermott Coaches are close to receiving their first Hybrid Volvo for the Cradle Mountain Discoverer. Details/photos when it actually arrives.
If you're following the service reviews, the northern review is underway and can be found at this link: transport.tas.gov.au > go to Public Transport then Northern Region Bus Network

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2019

PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:32 am
by Daniel
The first B5LH is certainly in Tas and is reg XT22AS.

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2019

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:32 pm
by Tas Bus Nut
Daniel wrote:The first B5LH is certainly in Tas and is reg XT22AS.
Thanks Daniel. Hadn't seen any press release and nothing was mentioned at recent TasBus Conference

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2019

PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:41 pm
by superbossgc
New McDermott's New Bustech B5LH had Launched last week on news.

https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/6331900/cradle-mountain-shuttle-buses-are-leading-the-way/

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - JUL > DEC 2019

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:21 am
by Tas Bus Nut
Quite a bit on the new bus fleet, particularly here in Hobart.

Tassielink Transit have two Scania K310 / Express - O'Driscoll Coaches Mercedes Benz O500 / Express + Yutong midi - Walker's Coaches Bonluck.

Yutong representative has been touring the state showing operators a new Yutong school / charter bus on offer.

On a sad note, K & D Sims at Sprent have had their school contracts taken from them, leaving 15 out of work.

https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/6355787/sprent-bus-operator-gutted-over-loss-of-school-contract/

and for those following Metro acquisitions, they are now up to #846 in the 100 order of Bustech XDis.