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EamonMBT wrote:
Skyblue1 wrote:1652 was outside volgren on Tuesday
Was it in standard Brisbane Transport livery?
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1652 = Standard livery

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S1651 is on Route 111 today. 15:22 & 16:37 Departure from Roma Street and 16:00 Departure from 8 Mile Plains.

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qut391 wrote:S1651 is on Route 111 today. 15:22 & 16:37 Departure from Roma Street and 16:00 Departure from 8 Mile Plains.
A questionable decision, tho, as all the buses I've seen are less than 20% full. Is the demand really high enough for artics to be used at this point in time? I guess most people (including myself) are going to be staying at home most of the time until this pandemic is over!

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I imagine the use of artics is to help with social distancing - and of course, with three doors on the Volvo B8s in particular, it helps stop everyone bunching up at one door loading and unloading which only helps the cause.

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BT Enthusiast wrote:
qut391 wrote:S1651 is on Route 111 today. 15:22 & 16:37 Departure from Roma Street and 16:00 Departure from 8 Mile Plains.
A questionable decision, tho, as all the buses I've seen are less than 20% full. Is the demand really high enough for artics to be used at this point in time? I guess most people (including myself) are going to be staying at home most of the time until this pandemic is over!
A good question. I think that is because the council wants to offer a loose ride environment for passengers.

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EamonMBT wrote:
Skyblue1 wrote:1652 was outside volgren on Tuesday
Was it in standard Brisbane Transport livery?
Yes standard livery.

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EamonMBT wrote:
Skyblue1 wrote:1652 was outside volgren on Tuesday
Was it in standard Brisbane Transport livery?
Yes standard livery.

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S1651 was seen on Route 111 inbound, 8:50 Departure from 8 Mile Plains.
Now on Route 66, 15:50 from UQ Lakes and 16:26 from RBWH.

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S1651 was seen on Route 185 this morning and now on Route 66.
S1652 was seen on Route 111 IB during morning peak.

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S1651 and S1652 are both operating on Route 66.
S1652 was seen on Route 111 IB during morning peak.
Any news for the Blue CityGlider artics?

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racingnathan wrote:Some fleet movements last week.

1920 & 1921 S to C
2055 E to C
5157 W to C
5157 now back at G.

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I note Manheim have a Transport for Brisbane withdrawn bus listed for auction for the first time since January 2020 - it is 1238.

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I’ve seen 1014 around Deagon a couple of times recently. Is this transferred to Hornibrook Buslines?

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Just seen T2894 in Milton. What’s the highest one on the road now??

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Skyblue1 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 8:55 pm
I’ve seen 1014 around Deagon a couple of times recently. Is this transferred to Hornibrook Buslines?
Still with South West Transit. Did you get the route it was on?

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Skyblue1 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 6:23 am
Just seen T2894 in Milton. What’s the highest one on the road now??
T2894 is the last of the current B8 rigids.

Newest bus is S1652, the second of the new B8 artics.

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AirBusTrain wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 7:28 am
Skyblue1 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 8:55 pm
I’ve seen 1014 around Deagon a couple of times recently. Is this transferred to Hornibrook Buslines?
Still with South West Transit. Did you get the route it was on?
Nothing was displayed on rear desti so may have not been in service.

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daveeyh wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:49 am
Skyblue1 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 6:23 am
Just seen T2894 in Milton. What’s the highest one on the road now??
T2894 is the last of the current B8 rigids.

Newest bus is S1652, the second of the new B8 artics.
Thanks mate.

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I remember there was a news article about City Council rolling out new artics for Blue CityGlider in May. Wondering these buses are starting from E1653 (?)

btw I just spotted E2105 on Blue CityGlider this afternoon, 14:25 inbound from West End to Teneriffe Ferry.

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