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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Postby stajourneyman » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:11 pm

Yep, and it finished up in the environment.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Postby BluDART » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:15 pm

With the fleet renewal progressing along, Transdev has withdrawn a number of buses on MAN chassis.
These MAN buses are now at Manheim Auctions.
Withdrawn buses are;
Custom Coaches CB30: 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 538, 544, 551.
Designline: 582, 583, 584.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Postby scott » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:14 pm

Interesting those are going when they have a few years left until their 20th birthday, the youngest of that batch just 12 years old.

Been noticing a lot of Transdev buses not having operational airconditioning, they can get a bit stuffy. I asked the driver nicely if the A/C was operational, but got a rather standoffish response and told to sit near a window.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Postby Springyboy » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:53 pm

Electric bus is under testing on route 246, will hopefully take on passengers next month. Costs $800,000 to buy, so double the price of a regular bus, so will have to be determined whether it's worth the investment or not. See here https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-new ... -melbourne for more details
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Postby Heihachi_73 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:37 am

scott wrote:Interesting those are going when they have a few years left until their 20th birthday, the youngest of that batch just 12 years old.

Been noticing a lot of Transdev buses not having operational airconditioning, they can get a bit stuffy. I asked the driver nicely if the A/C was operational, but got a rather standoffish response and told to sit near a window.

That's because the CB30s are typically crap to the point that even the 1998-vintage O405NH fleet are more valuable. The current fashion to have the ex-SmartBus 550s in plain white makes them look even newer than the current lot. :lol:
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Postby miclementson » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:35 pm

Was on 906, Designline 'Citybus' 558 on Wednesday morning. The A/C was very poor, and no windows to open.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Postby B2.2027 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:03 pm

Another article regarding the electric bus, including a shot of it in PTV livery:
https://www.energymagazine.com.au/victo ... -the-road/
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Postby BluDART » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:36 pm

Sighted at The Pines on Sunday was a new addition to the Transdev fleet, bus 183 a Optare Solo with rego BS05FL. Same specs as previous units only difference was a perspex security screen instead of mesh.

Bus 182(Gemilang/Scania) had its original mesh screen and loop barrier replaced by a full perspex security screen enclosure.
Bus 1186 (Volgren Optimus/Scania) has entered service, rego BS05BJ.
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Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Postby JRBUS123 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:25 pm

BluDART wrote:Sighted at The Pines on Sunday was a new addition to the Transdev fleet, bus 183 a Optare Solo with rego BS05FL. Same specs as previous units only difference was a perspex security screen instead of mesh.


Must be as a replacement to the Toyota Coaster bus #006 which was withdrawn in late May this year.

A few more of Transdev's buses have been withdrawn recently
i.e.
- PTV #535, 536, 546, 552, 555 & 557
- Smartbuses #564, 567, 570, 575, 576, 578
And I assume there'll still be plenty more that'll be withdrawn soon.
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