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Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019/2020

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:20 pm
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

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:22 pm
by 1whoknows
probably the ones that have now arrived at Bus Qld Westside.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2017

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:13 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

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:32 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

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:56 am
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

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:48 am
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

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:43 am
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

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:59 am
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

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:09 am
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

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:58 am
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

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

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:26 am
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

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:17 am
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).
I'm quite sure 2839-2851 are going to stay naked. 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

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:17 am
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.

EDIT: I am completely wrong. B8 delivery is NOT STOPPING!!

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:40 am
by AirBusTrain
Clarks LCBS unit 12:

withdrawn from service
was reg as 12CBS
now reg as XQ82IV

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:04 am
by 1whoknows
So how many have visited the new coach terminal since it opened and what are your impressions.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:34 am
by AirBusTrain
Clarks Logan City Bus Service units 12, 13 and 14 are withdrawn and sold to Shellharbour Coaches.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:53 pm
by Leyland B21
1whoknows wrote:So how many have visited the new coach terminal since it opened and what are your impressions.
I used the coach terminal last Monday on my coach trip to Sydney. Very bleak and uninviting was my assessment.

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Jase

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Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:52 pm
by ABS
I was on Surfside Buslines 375 this afternoon doing a Tweed 600. Is this the only Bustech body with hopper windows?

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:44 am
by ABS
Logan City Bus Service 12 has hopper windows.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:18 pm
by AirBusTrain
ABS wrote:I was on Surfside Buslines 375 this afternoon doing a Tweed 600. Is this the only Bustech body with hopper windows?
As far as I know, a lot of the VSTs in Sydney have hopper windows. Clarks has 4 buses that do. #9, #12, #17 and #18.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:42 am
by Campbelltown busboy
Are their any TransLink contracted operators that have a order for Custom bodied Scanias as I spotted a bus with what looked like the TransLink logo on the right rear corner in Prestons tuning into Lyn parade from Jedda road heading to Scania truck and bus Sydney branch

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:35 am
by James00
Bus Queensland have been receiving custom/Scanias for their park ridge depot over the last 12 months.

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:44 am
by Campbelltown busboy
James00 wrote:Bus Queensland have been receiving custom/Scanias for their park ridge depot over the last 12 months.
Of cause Custom bus sending fully built Scanias to Prestons for pre interstate journey checks would be the logical thing for them to do as St Marys is around a 20 to 25 minute drive north west of Prestons

Re: Rail & Private Operator Observations 2019

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:48 pm
by 1whoknows
Some of the recent Bus Queensland ones have gone to their Toowoomba depot.