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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Hornibrook » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:13 am

WBE-01 wrote:BCC Leyland Panther # 383 went into Service for the Brisbane City Council Department of Transport on this Day 03/04/1968.
Happy "50th Anniversary" for the BCC Leyland Panthers.

Here's a photo of the bus being handed over by Athol Hedges to Lord Mayor Clem Jones.

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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Megumi » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:17 am

bwelch wrote:Does anyone know how long the B7 contract will be going for?

On the Volvo website (Australia) the B7 is not listed anymore. so I guess they will have to see BT contract out


I think the main reason should be the engine emission standard. B7R dose not offer Euro 6 which will be a mandatory requirement in Australia (or has been applied). Therefore, Volvo decided to stop its selling of B7R. In the early 2018, they also replaced B9TL by B8L which offeres Euro 6 instead of Euro 5 or EEV. That means Volvo(AU) had stepped into Euro 6.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Daniel » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:30 am

The B8RLE is now offered as Euro 5 as well as Euro 6.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Megumi » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:10 pm

Daniel wrote:The B8RLE is now offered as Euro 5 as well as Euro 6.


So how many differences between the engine of B7R and B8R? I heard that B7R's engine is not fitted with common rails injection while other models have. Besides, does the B8R have DPF in its exhaust control system?
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby ^^__^^ » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:41 am

V2353 is the last B7. B8's all the way. :)
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby PoweredByCNG » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:52 pm

The D7E engine has common rail injection but is sourced from Deutz of Germany. The D8C/D8K are UD-sourced engines and comply with Euro V and Euro VI respectively. The D8K has already undergone a major revision in 2017.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Megumi » Fri May 04, 2018 12:04 am

A logon city service Volvo B12B (Bustech VST) broke down at Upper Mount Gravtt busway station (outbound direction).
I should taken that bus at Elizabeth St but I went to the toilet and missed that one.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Fri May 04, 2018 9:48 pm

daveeyh wrote:
James00 wrote:Has Eagle Farm taken over both downtown loops (40 & 50). Noted E optimus' operating both loops today according to realtime data.


That does look to be the case - they did them all last week. Bus 1595 now at E doing loops in either direction.


Haven't seen 1595 on the loop for a couple of months now - is it still with BT?
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby James00 » Sat May 05, 2018 9:33 am

I noticed the same thing. However it was operating a non-loop service on either Thursday or Friday.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby James00 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:41 am

daveeyh wrote:
Haven't seen 1595 on the loop for a couple of months now - is it still with BT?
1595 is Operating a 40 loop today.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby 1whoknows » Fri May 11, 2018 8:46 am

What was the reason for the massive amount of reregistered BT buses over the last couple of months?

When I was up there in Feb I did notice a lot of the K, L and M series plates were quite faded - was that the reason??
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby racingnathan » Fri May 11, 2018 7:44 pm

Rust repairs, particularly wheelchair ramps.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby Maladjusted » Thu May 17, 2018 9:26 pm

Well actually no, it is not the rust repairs it is definetly the Fawlty Qld TMR (Transport and Main Roads) faded number plates.
It could be an exercise to see if the enthusiasts can keep up with the observations - so far they win - enthusiasts have noted more up to date changes than TfBs' own programmes. :shock:
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby 1of55 » Tue May 22, 2018 12:44 pm

W5051 being towed from s e busway.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Postby daveeyh » Tue May 22, 2018 8:08 pm

Maladjusted wrote:Well actually no, it is not the rust repairs it is definetly the Fawlty Qld TMR (Transport and Main Roads) faded number plates.
It could be an exercise to see if the enthusiasts can keep up with the observations - so far they win - enthusiasts have noted more up to date changes than TfBs' own programmes. :shock:


The faded number plates explain some of the Willawong re-registrations; I don't recall the plates fading on the Carina and Sherwood buses that have been re-plated.

Still quite a few W buses with faded plates - I found it odd that they started changing plates at W1419 (up to W1519) when just about all the 1400's have faded plates.
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