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Some of the retired O-Bahn artic buses are making their way over the ACT.
562 left last week and the road trip, from what I hear 566 will also be joining her sister in the ACT.

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Hi Scania, 2 questions for you, whose bought them and what are they going to be doing? :D

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One of these vehicles is now operating as the Moonlight stretch limo (http://www.facebook.com/moonlightstretchlimo). ACT rego is MO335. I assume the other bus is being kept for spares.
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Hi ZIB thanks for that info, much appricated

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Has anyone got photos of these Merc's in service? would love to see the livery and what they've done to them.

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There are photos of it on their Facebook page linked above, or on their website: http://www.moonlightstretchlimo.com.au/gallery/

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Interesting. 562 chassis number ends 042676; 566 is 042616.

I've finally got a close-up look at the "Moonlight stretch limo". According to its rego sticker, its chassis number ends 042475. The Southlink decal is visible under the purple paint, yet I can't find this listed in the fleet lists.
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Their original STA allocated numbers were actually those mentioned with a one in front of them (rigids, 1501-1541, artics, 1545-1595). When the PT system was privatised around 1996, Serco got the contract and renumbered many old STA buses into their desired number range.

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Nice to see that, apart from the livery, the bus has been preserved rather well. I wasn't expecting to see the centre and rear doors intact. 2 questions: how much were they purchased for and how many O305Gs (or O305s) are left in Adelaide now?
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1545 was delivered as 1502 and renumbered after the test period ended.

The O'Bahn was privatised in April 2000 with the fleet renumbering as follows

Mercedes Benz 0305 1501-1541 becoming 501-541
Mercedes Benz 0305G 1545-1595 becoming 545-595
MAN SL202 1321-1345 becoming 421-445.
MAN SL200 1900-1909 becoming 901-909
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Pussy Cat wrote:
The O'Bahn was privatised in April 2000 with the fleet renumbering as follows
...
MAN SL200 1900-1909 becoming 901-909
The MAN SL200s were not used on the O-Bahn (although one may have gotten a test run, and I think there was one case were one performed an emergency replacement for an O-Bahn service).

Many more MAN SL200s numbered in the 1900s and also the 1800s were renumbered as 127-179 and 830-839. A mostly complete list can be found here: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/adm.php?search=SER, which also shows two of them renumbered as 826 and 827.
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