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Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:20 am
by Megumi
Andy O wrote:at 2 least Volgren Optimus artics in translink livery currently going through Volgren here in Melbourne, any ideas who they are destined for?


Green or BT livery?

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2017

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:22 am
by 1whoknows
probably the ones that have now arrived at Bus Qld Westside.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2017

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:13 am
by gen man
1whoknows wrote:probably the ones that have now arrived at Bus Qld Westside.


No, they are for Clark's Logan City.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:32 am
by 1of55
New bus route 531 operated by Bus Queensland (Ipswich) started today with a new volgren optimus B8 with allover wrap advertising the new route from yamanto to Springfield central. Interesting driver security screen fitted.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:56 pm
by Stonesourscotty
1045 was on the 199 today with partial cityglider livery still applied there was also unbranded 1040 on there also

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:48 pm
by Cazza
T1045 can be rostered on non-CG runs (I think the main reason for it being only partially covered).

And in regards to 1040, as all of 21 of the new Optimus buses have been delivered to Toowong (as 2819 has now been transferred to Virgina), they have started to remove the skin of some of the diesel CityGliders (replaced by the Optimus) to send some of the CNGs to Garden City to replace the Scanias that are being retired. Interesting to note that 2839 and 2040 haven't as yet had the CityGlider livery applied yet.

Enthusiasts Guide says that only up to 2835 have been skinned up so maybe they're gonna leave a few to run around naked :lol:

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:43 pm
by daveeyh
Cazza wrote:T1045 can be rostered on non-CG runs (I think the main reason for it being only partially covered).

And in regards to 1040, as all of 21 of the new Optimus buses have been delivered to Toowong (as 2819 has now been transferred to Virgina), they have started to remove the skin of some of the diesel CityGliders (replaced by the Optimus) to send some of the CNGs to Garden City to replace the Scanias that are being retired. Interesting to note that 2839 and 2040 haven't as yet had the CityGlider livery applied yet.

Enthusiasts Guide says that only up to 2835 have been skinned up so maybe they're gonna leave a few to run around naked :lol:


I think 2839 onwards will be normal livery as 1030-1048 (19 buses) will be replaced by 2820-2838 (19 buses) on the CityGlider.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:59 pm
by gen man
daveeyh wrote:
Cazza wrote:T1045 can be rostered on non-CG runs (I think the main reason for it being only partially covered).

And in regards to 1040, as all of 21 of the new Optimus buses have been delivered to Toowong (as 2819 has now been transferred to Virgina), they have started to remove the skin of some of the diesel CityGliders (replaced by the Optimus) to send some of the CNGs to Garden City to replace the Scanias that are being retired. Interesting to note that 2839 and 2040 haven't as yet had the CityGlider livery applied yet.

Enthusiasts Guide says that only up to 2835 have been skinned up so maybe they're gonna leave a few to run around naked :lol:


I think 2839 onwards will be normal livery as 1030-1048 (19 buses) will be replaced by 2820-2838 (19 buses) on the CityGlider.


Up to at least 2844 are already registered.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:09 pm
by daveeyh
By my calculations, 2849 should be the last delivery of 60 rigid-equivalent buses for this financial year - 10 artics (2841-2850) and 45 rigids (2805-2849).

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:58 pm
by nbus
Passengers take wheel on M1
Passengers on a charter bus were forced to take the wheel after their vehicle began swerving across northbound lanes on the M1 because the driver was suffering from a suspected medical episode.

The bus was on the motorway in Reedy Creek about 9.45pm on Sunday when passengers noticed the driver did not appear completely alert, according to the Queensland Ambulance Service.

They took the wheel when the driver struggled to keep the bus in its lane.

Thanks to the passengers' efforts, the bus was brought safely to a stop on the side of the M1.

The driver was taken to Robina Hospital in a stable condition for further assessment.

The 25 passengers aboard the bus were not hurt
.https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nation ... 51rf7.html

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:07 pm
by AirBusTrain
Park Ridge Transit #10 registration changed from "PRT 010" to "XQ80GU" (NHV Plate).

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:26 pm
by AirBusTrain
PRT023
Volgren 'Optimus'
Body No.: 1911503
Body date: 03/19
K310UB 4X2LB
VIN: YS2K4X20001911503
First reg 8th May 2019

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:17 pm
by BT Enthusiast
daveeyh wrote:By my calculations, 2849 should be the last delivery of 60 rigid-equivalent buses for this financial year - 10 artics (2841-2850) and 45 rigids (2805-2849).


Not quite. There are orders for up to 2851 (that would be 2805-2851). The artics use the 16xx's for numbering, so I'm guessing 1651-1661. They have plenty of wiggle room- the b12's are 50xx not 17xx anymore.

I'm quite sure 2839-2851 are going to stay naked. Or actually, 2839 has AoA for Hyundai's EOFY program on one side, so that might be proof. When the contract ends, I'm not too sure if they're going to transfer these to Carina for the Maroon CG or wrap these up and keep them at T. Actually, there is supposed to be up to 2855, as confirmed on Council's budget (it's 60 new buses, not 60 rigid-equivalent buses). Maroon CG currently has 13 buses, 2036-2048. Maroon CG could use 2839-2851 (13 buses), leaving only 2852,2853,2854,2855 left :(

Was really excited to go on these buses when 2819 was delivered, really sad when I found out they would go to CG. Kept hopes high for 2819, but even that went to Virginia. They wrapped up to 2838 in CG, and probably the Maroon as well.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:17 pm
by BT Enthusiast
daveeyh wrote:By my calculations, 2849 should be the last delivery of 60 rigid-equivalent buses for this financial year - 10 artics (2841-2850) and 45 rigids (2805-2849).


Not quite. There are orders for up to 2851 (that would be 2805-2851). The artics use the 16xx's for numbering, so I'm guessing 1651-1661. They have plenty of wiggle room- the b12's are 50xx not 17xx anymore.

I'm quite sure 2839-2851 are going to stay naked. Or actually, 2839 has AoA for Hyundai's EOFY program on one side, so that might be proof. When the contract ends, I'm not too sure if they're going to transfer these to Carina for the Maroon CG or wrap these up and keep them at T. Actually, there is supposed to be up to 2855, as confirmed on Council's budget (it's 60 new buses, not 60 rigid-equivalent buses). Maroon CG currently has 13 buses, 2036-2048. Maroon CG could use 2839-2851 (13 buses), leaving only 2852,2853,2854,2855 left :(

Was really excited to go on these buses when 2819 was delivered, really sad when I found out they would go to CG. Kept hopes high for 2819, but even that went to Virginia. They wrapped up to 2838 in CG, and probably the Maroon as well.