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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby James00 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:31 am

2203 has chrome rims.
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby BrisBusBoy » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:33 am

James00 wrote:2203 has chrome rims.


2204, 2205, 2206 are supposed to have chrome rims also.


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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby daveeyh » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:23 pm

Has anyone sighted 2319 or 2320 in service yet? BTBuses shows that both were delivered in August 2017.

I have seen the next five - 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324 and 2325 - but not 2319 or 2320.
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby ^^__^^ » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:25 pm

2319 and 2320 are the buses being showcased with the driver security screens in them. They are currently stationed at Sherwood. Not sure where they are off to next. :)
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby BrisBusBoy » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:26 pm

^^__^^ wrote:2319 and 2320 are the buses being showcased with the driver security screens in them. They are currently stationed at Sherwood. Not sure where they are off to next. :)


I’ve heard Willawong, Garden City, Eagle Farm


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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby daveeyh » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:56 pm

BrisBusBoy wrote:
^^__^^ wrote:2319 and 2320 are the buses being showcased with the driver security screens in them. They are currently stationed at Sherwood. Not sure where they are off to next. :)


I’ve heard Willawong, Garden City, Eagle Farm


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Are there any pictures of the security screens?

Anyone know when they may be in service?
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby daveeyh » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:46 pm

I saw 2319 and 2320 parked near the garages at Carina yesterday so maybe they are close to coming into service.
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby TheIlikeBusesGuy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:22 pm

2332 and 2333 have been out and about for a couple of weeks now!

Caught 2332, nothing different to the other 2309 onward B7RLE
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BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby BrisBusBoy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:37 am

2319 & 2320 are in service but screens were removed.

2331, 2332, 2333, 2334, 2335, 2336, 2337, 2338, 2339 are all in service.


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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby BrisBusBoy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:39 am

daveeyh wrote:I saw 2319 and 2320 parked near the garages at Carina yesterday so maybe they are close to coming into service.


They’ve returned to Virgina and went into service without the screens.


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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby daveeyh » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:02 pm

V2340 (rego 447 XTL) in service today.

I expect this might be the final delivery for 2017...
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby gen man » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:56 am

daveeyh wrote:V2340 (rego 447 XTL) in service today.

I expect this might be the final delivery for 2017...


Already another 3 reg., so probably 2343.
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby daveeyh » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:42 pm

gen man wrote:
daveeyh wrote:V2340 (rego 447 XTL) in service today.

I expect this might be the final delivery for 2017...


Already another 3 reg., so probably 2343.


2341 (487 XTL), 2342 (731 XTL) and 2343 (402 XTL) are all in service.

With the impending introduction of the B8RLE Artic, are there any plans to move from the B7RLE to the B8RLE for standard buses?
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby gen man » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:48 pm

Not really sure, but there are at least 2 more B7RLE's registered, with another 8 to come before the batch of 9 B8RLEA's. The B7 chassis range is about to be replaced by the B8 chassis range, so possibly will happen.
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby maxy54 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:43 pm

Just out of curiousity, does anyone have details on #2330?
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby daveeyh » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:30 pm

Saw V2347 is service.

BTBuses site shows only up to 2340 - is BTBuses on holiday?
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby daveeyh » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:51 pm

2349, 2350 and 2351 all in service this week.
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby BrisBusBoy » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:52 pm

daveeyh wrote:2349, 2350 and 2351 all in service this week.

Go pics of 2350 @ Woolloongabba last night


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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby BrisBusBoy » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:07 pm

Today I went past Volvo and saw S1632 parked inside the facility.


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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby daveeyh » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:20 pm

2352 and 2353 have entered service this week.
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby Maladjusted » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:39 am

Last B7's
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby daveeyh » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:51 pm

Maladjusted wrote:Last B7's


So do you know whether BT have ordered B8's instead? Or are these the last of the Volvos for the moment?
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby racingnathan » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:14 pm

B8’s with a slight difference to the existing Optimus rigids.
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Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Postby BrisBusBoy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:15 pm

There’s a order for more B8 Rigids and 19 more B8 Optimus Artics.


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