General - Auckland (Part 3)

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The first BCI bodied Scania K320UD that assembled by Yaxing
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Ritchies new BCI spotted after finishing the 09:24 Northern Express Service from Albany Station on the 19.10.2015
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I have to make correction to it. This is not on Scania chassis, is on in house BCI FBC6125 chassis, designed for NZ and Australia market (if GVW ever raised)
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Skybus Melbourne have take over Airbus two have already been painted Skybus Red , I wonder if Artics will find there way onto the runs.

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Ritchies Northern Express has been extended to Silverdale from 18 th October.

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Is the MAN NL323F/Gemilang demonstrator still with Ritchies? Or has it moved on somewhere else?

SkyBus Auckland's Facebook show's they have two of them in their fleet and they are expecting delivery of more.

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The Gemilang Demonstrator at Ritchies has been repainted into the new AT Metro livery for The Northern Express.
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Looks quite nice in the Ritchies livery. Looks very Ventura Melbourne-esque.

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It does look good, so does the double decker above. Just nice to see anything new that isn't Custom Coaches.
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Volvo Hybrid Demonstrator operating on the Northern Express service for Ritchies
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Which was previously in Wellington operating for Newlands.

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Howick & Eastern ADL E500 #504
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stadt80 wrote:Volvo Hybrid Demonstrator operating on the Northern Express service for Ritchies
Does anyone know if this bus has been bought by Ritchies of GoBus.

It was intended as a Demonstrator in Sydney....but seems to have remained in NZ.

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No, returned to Australia earlier this year and currently on trial with Latrobe Valley Bus Lines in Victoria. Most likely to be displayed in the Australian Bus & Coach Show in Sydney next month too.

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stadt80 wrote:No, returned to Australia earlier this year and currently on trial with Latrobe Valley Bus Lines in Victoria. Most likely to be displayed in the Australian Bus & Coach Show in Sydney next month too.
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Look at Latrobe Valley Photos

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Ritchies Transport holding had bought Birkenheads Transport, it will be start operating from May 13.

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After reading the article above noticed the sale of NZ bus to Next Capital last December. Haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else. Of interest is that Next capital are the same company who Sold Forest to CDC less than 6 months before reinvesting in buses.

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