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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby HaticePTV » Mon May 15, 2017 10:07 am

Desto Dave wrote:The Dyson group has taken ownership of O'Connells of Omeo as from 1/4/17, this includes the 'Alps Link' PTV service, between Bright, Mt Hotham and Omeo.


There is a Alps Link vehicle 974 if I recall correctly at the Bundoora depot.

In other news the ex Northern Bus 437 which has been in a full advertising livery since it's takeover (first in the bean ground livery) has had its ugly Nandos livery removed on Saturday and replaced by a new "Yes Optus" livery on Sunday. The bus is operating the 540 service today.
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Dyso » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:03 pm

Today we celebrate 65 years of business.
On the 1st of June 1952 Laurie ‘Pop’ Dyson purchased his first vehicle, and started the journey to what is now the Dyson Group of Companies.

65 years later to the day we also start operating
Shepparton Transit
Latham's of Kinglake school run to Whittlesea S.C
Mallacoota-Genoa V/line feeder service

Bill Dyson, Col Dyson and Maisie Deacon, second generation family members and current Senior Directors, have shared a little insight into this momentous day.
https://www.facebook.com/DysonGroup/vid ... 012304501/
http://dysongroup.com.au/about
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby krustyklo » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:30 pm

Love the old photos in the video. Any chance of posting them seperately?
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby MAN 16.242 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:11 pm

Collins Dyson receives OAM.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/nort ... d1cc5ae249

Collins Dyson awarded Medal of the Order of Australia in Queen’s Birthday honours
Tara Cosoleto and Ed Gardiner, Preston Leader
June 12, 2017 10:51am
BUNDOORA’S Collins Dyson has been recognised for his community involvement and work in the transport industry with a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours.

“It was out of the blue and I’m a bit overwhelmed, to be honest,” Mr Dyson, pictured, said.

As a senior director of the Dyson Group bus company, Mr Dyson has provided financial and hands-on support to the community, employing many residents and assisting them through tough times.

Mr Dyson’s daughter Margie Hill nominated her father because of his “tireless efforts to the bus industry and community of Bundoora”.

He’s quite a humble man, but our family is extremely proud of his remarkable achievements and outstanding contributions over many years,” she said.

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Dyson bomb false alarm

Postby Roderick Smith » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:51 pm

Roderick.

Drivers urged to stay clear of central Moonee Ponds after bus bomb scare.
Herald Sun August 21, 2017.
CENTRAL Moonee Ponds was shut down to traffic for four hours today after an eagle-eyed driver spotted a suspicious package aboard his bus, leading to the bomb squad robot being called in.
Bus Association Victoria executive director Chris Lowe said the experienced driver spotted the package while doing his post-service check at 10.30am.
Traffic was diverted around the area until just before 3pm for police to conduct safety checks.
A robot was used to check the package and bomb squad officers in full protective gear were seen approaching the bus.
Police have given the all-clear and traffic is being allowed to move through the area around Mount Alexander Rd.
A bomb squad member in Kellaway Avenue. Picture: AAP
The bomb squad member checks the bus. Picture: AAP
The all-clear was given after about four hours. Picture: AAP
Dr Lowe praised the Dysons route 508 driver for following protocols.
“There is a concern, if there wasn’t they wouldn’t be searching,” Dr Lowe told the Herald Sun.
“It was a suspicious package at the end of his run.
“He (the driver) showed it to police and the area has been isolated and quarantined. The driver is fine and all agencies have been told.”
Police conducted checks in Kellaway Ave and Mt Alexander Rd.
Vision aired on Channel 7 showed the bomb disposal robot approaching the bus.
The bomb squad robot in Moonee Ponds. Image: Channel 7
Police conducting safety checks on the bus. Image: Channel 7
Police at the scene in Moonee Ponds. Image: Channel 7
VicRoads had urged motorists to avoid the area with closures on Mount Alexander Rd and Kellaway Ave in both directions, Dean St and Ascot Vale Rd, outbound on Park St and inbound on The Strand inbound, and part of Pascoe Vale Rd was affected but not closed.
Moonee Ponds Police Station and the Moonee Valley City Council office are just metres away from the area.
•Soft on crime: ‘Evade police’ memo prompts watered-down data claim
•Victoria Police want local council, business cash to help protect public areas from ­terror attacks
•Victoria’s women in blue: Meet the female police officers who are a force to reckon with
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victor ... 2be13ac680 Just some of the 18 comments.
* Don't think the terrorists have won? Everybody is jumping at shadows.
* Oh my, if large parts of the CBD and local roads are going to be locked down every time someone leaves something on a bus my kids will have to barred from public transport.
* Thank you to all the emergency service peeps...We really need you guys at the moment...
* Someone leaves a bag behind and we all go apeshoot. Thanks ISIS, thanks USA, thanks Pauline Hanson...
* Sadly today we can't afford to take risks, well except heroes like you.
* Somebody left a bag behind on various trains in the London Underground and on a double decker bus. Somebody left a bag behind near the finish of the Boston marathon...
* Better safe then sorry
* If it's not clear whether it is a drill or a real emergency, I say look at how that bus is parked. If it was a planned drill, it would have been parked properly. The way it is just nose in to the kerb says "abandonment" to me - like the driver just jumped out and left it. Who could blame him/her?
* Fiver says someone forgot their backpack again.

August 21 2017, 14.57 Police give all-clear after bomb squad searches bus in Moonee Ponds .
Police have given the all-clear after the bomb squad was called in to inspect a backpack left on an empty bus in Melbourne's north-west.
Traffic diversions were set up in Moonee Ponds just after 11.30am while the bomb response unit investigated the bus.
The bomb squad robot next to a bus at Moonee Ponds. Photo: Twitter/@jekearsley via Channel Nine .
Traffic was very heavy in the area as police reopened the busy intersection about 3pm.
Nearby businesses were evacuated, and locals described the scene as "mayhem".
A member of the bomb disposal unit at the scene in Moonee Ponds on Monday afternoon. Photo: Seven News
A police spokeswoman said officers were conducting safety checks in Kellaway Avenue and Mt Alexander Road.
"The area has been secured," she said.
Local business owner and resident Louisa Line, of The Little Big Company store on Puckle Street, was evacuated. She said the scene was "mayhem – like a movie".
Traffic is very heavy in the Moonee Ponds area. Photo: VicRoads .
Another resident described the scene on social media, writing: "Police cars and fire trucks everywhere.
"Was in the park and got told to walk [the] other way around."
Television pictures from a Channel Seven helicopter showed a member of the bomb squad opening the bus door while dressed in a bomb disposal suit.
Police closed the road in both directions between Taylor and Homer streets, and traffic is heavy in the area.
VicRoads said there were delays. Motorists have been told to avoid the area if possible.
Route 59 Airport West and route 82 Moonee Ponds trams are affected in both directions because of congestion in the area.
12.49 Route 59 & 82 trams in both directions are experiencing delays because of traffic congestion caused by a police incident in Mt Alexander Rd.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bomb- ... y0pko.html
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Richard1207 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:55 pm

I caught new East West #1024 on the 566 today. PTV liveried buses are on this route almost daily now but that's the first time I've seen an East West one on it. I'm just wondering why these new buses are in PTV livery, and not East West.
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby HaticePTV » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:40 pm

Richard1207 wrote:I caught new East West #1024 on the 566 today. PTV liveried buses are on this route almost daily now but that's the first time I've seen an East West one on it. I'm just wondering why these new buses are in PTV livery, and not East West.


1024 was their latest acquisition for East West isn't the only one's in the PTV livery. The 301 buses such as 900 and 899 are also in PTV livery.

I noted PTV livery bus 912 operating on 538 services to Somerset Estate today. Seems to be an odd sight in the Broad meadows area for Dysons. Is there a reason why only portions of the new fleet are delivered in PTV livery and the other in Dysons/East West livery? and what are the reasons they don't operate throughout the network?
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Richard1207 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:41 pm

HaticePTV wrote:
Richard1207 wrote:I caught new East West #1024 on the 566 today. PTV liveried buses are on this route almost daily now but that's the first time I've seen an East West one on it. I'm just wondering why these new buses are in PTV livery, and not East West.


1024 was their latest acquisition for East West isn't the only one's in the PTV livery. The 301 buses such as 900 and 899 are also in PTV livery.

I noted PTV livery bus 912 operating on 538 services to Somerset Estate today. Seems to be an odd sight in the Broad meadows area for Dysons. Is there a reason why only portions of the new fleet are delivered in PTV livery and the other in Dysons/East West livery? and what are the reasons they don't operate throughout the network?

I think the 301 buses you mentioned had to be delivered in PTV livery as that was the requirement for operating a new route at the time, hopefully someone can confirm this or correct me if I'm wrong. As #936 was later delivered in East West livery for the 561 and 570 routes I can only assume that. If the new buses are for the 561 and 570 it is surprising they are in PTV livery instead of East West.
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby burrumbus » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:21 pm

Correct Richard.Buses for new routes need to be in PTV livery.They are supposed to be dedicated to the new routes,but operational reasons seem to have spread around a bit.
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Bus883&1022 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:15 pm

Bus 1022 is in Wodonga, allowing at least bus #812 or #815 onto peak hour shifts, allowing at least bus 469 or 470 onto school shifts, bus 1022 is the first low floor bus in Wodonga with a white desto

Also bus 462 and 465 have switched depots (not listed on fleet lists)

So far, in Shepparton, buses 1009, 1014 and 1018 are in the Dyson's livery and according to the Fleet list there are only 11 buses left
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby burrumbus » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:44 pm

465 is resident in Broadford operating a new PTV school contract from Broadford Secondary College to Kilmore.Did 462 get transferred to Bundoora ??Thanks for the info Volgrenthe trooper.
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Bus883&1022 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:00 pm

Yes, But also, bus 462 was transferred back to Wodonga in late 2016 (not said on fleetlists)
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby HaticePTV » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:16 pm

burrumbus wrote:465 is resident in Broadford operating a new PTV school contract from Broadford Secondary College to Kilmore.Did 462 get transferred to Bundoora ??Thanks for the info Volgrenthe trooper.


I'm sure I've seen 465 in the Mernda area doing school run services in the past week? Could be confusing it with another 460' fleet number.
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby burrumbus » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:55 pm

Definately got a shot of it at Broadford a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Bus883&1022 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:24 am

Volgrenthetrooper wrote:In Bundoora There is also bus 455 as well, 465 use to be in Wodonga. But if you notice on fleetlists, they need to swap depots


I meant bus 462 to switch depots with 465
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Bus883&1022 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:12 pm

Dysons have Now taken over the Corowa - Albury School Operation which was operated by Webster in Rutherglen, the bus that operated that operation is now bus 1029, making Wodonga have 43 buses
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Bus883&1022 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:37 pm

Volgrenthetrooper wrote:Dysons have Now taken over the Corowa - Albury School Operation which was operated by Webster in Rutherglen, the bus that operated that operation is now bus 1029, making Wodonga have 43 buses


But now Buses #132 and #710 are in Shepparton
Plus, #139went from Bundoora to Shepparton

So far, buses 1000, 1003, 1007, 1009, 1014, 1017 and 1018 are in the Dyson's livery in Shepparton.


1003 - 1302AO
1017 - 2112AO

Bus #1031 is waiting to be delivered to Bundoora

Do you have any shots of bus #465, #1022, #1028, #1029 and the Shepparton buses?
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Bus883&1022 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:02 pm

Volgrenthetrooper wrote:
Volgrenthetrooper wrote:Dysons have Now taken over the Corowa - Albury School Operation which was operated by Webster in Rutherglen, the bus that operated that operation is now bus 1029, making Wodonga have 43 buses


But now Buses #132 and #710 are in Shepparton
Plus, #139went from Bundoora to Shepparton

So far, buses 1000, 1003, 1007, 1009, 1014, 1017 and 1018 are in the Dyson's livery in Shepparton

1003 - 1302AO
1017 - 2112AO

Bus #1031 is waiting to be delivered to Bundoora

Do you have any shots of bus #465, #1022, #1028, #1029 and the Shepparton buses?


Sorry, The 132 is still in Wodonga, and 138 and 137 are in Shepparton


@burrumbus, since you said you took a shot of #465, would you be able to post it?
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby burrumbus » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:25 pm

Sorry,Volgrenthetrooper.I haven't got a working scanner on my computer to do that.
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Bus883&1022 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:06 pm

burrumbus wrote:Sorry,Volgrenthetrooper.I haven't got a working scanner on my computer to do that.
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby gen man » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:55 pm

Volgrenthetrooper wrote:
Volgrenthetrooper wrote:Dyson Now have a full Shepparton fleet of Ex Fallon buses

Here's a list of vehicles

2201AO is 991
0073AO is 986
8787AO is 1012
6649AO is 1016


And also, 9599AO would be 1015 and 1330AO would be 992

No information for 7559AO

137, 138 and 139 are in Shepparton from Bundoora and 710 is in Shepparton from Wodonga


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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Bus883&1022 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:25 am

Sorry, The ones I listed that you said I assumed were already on fleetlists.
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Bus883&1022 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:55 am

@Gen Man

Please update the list so it is accurate to what Dyson Told me:

989's Rego is 9293AO

The Following Buses are.....
991 is 2201AO
986 is 0073AO
992 is TRW098
1003 is 1302AO
1006 is 8787AO
1012 is 9685AO
1015 is 2204AO
1016 is 6649AO
1017 is 2112AO
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Two more buses that aren't with Fallon's were taken to Shepparton.

137 and 138
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The following did not make it

9599AO was going to be bus 1010 but it was already taken so it did not make it.
7559AO did not make it
1330AO was going to be 984 but it did not make it

Please keep the buses above and are also below the line above with Fallon untill further notice

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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Bus883&1022 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:18 pm

Bus 1001 is soon to be repainted into Dyson livery
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Re: Dyson Group News 2017

Postby Matty G » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:44 pm

Hello,

To clear up some of the confusion from the dribble above, I can confirm the following buses have joined the fleet at Shepparton:
137, 138, 139, 316, 402 and 805.

The following need to be added to Dysons fleetlists for Shepparton (these may have been missed):
#1012-- ex #94 Shepparton Transit (9685AO)
#1016-- ex #116 Shepparton Transit (6649AO)
#1017-- ex #112 Shepparton Transit (2112AO)

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