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Private Observations - July to December 2018

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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby BAMBAM » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:09 am

idontknow556 wrote:What will happen to the Hillsbus Deckers once the Metro begins operations? I am suspecting they will be transferred to other operators as they don't need that many to run other routes such as 611.


Very early to speculate, no one knows at this stage, who knows they might the deckers need to to provide feeder routes to the metro services.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:26 am

Not necessarily - they can be and are already being used on other routes such as 619 - there was a recent discussion on that aspect.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Stonesourscotty » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:06 pm

A Newcastle Knights liveried tri axle coach at Leichardt oval today think it says sid foggs on it. On channel 9 currently
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:23 pm

That has ben around for a few years now http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-10349
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby iamthouth » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:06 pm

idontknow556 wrote:What will happen to the Hillsbus Deckers once the Metro begins operations? I am suspecting they will be transferred to other operators as they don't need that many to run other routes such as 611.


Since you refer to "other routes" what are your assumptions regarding the routes they currently operate on?
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby swtt » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:28 pm

BAMBAM wrote:
idontknow556 wrote:What will happen to the Hillsbus Deckers once the Metro begins operations? I am suspecting they will be transferred to other operators as they don't need that many to run other routes such as 611.


Very early to speculate, no one knows at this stage, who knows they might the deckers need to to provide feeder routes to the metro services.


The M61 isn't going away in a hurry. Even when SMNW opens, the fastest way from Castle Hill (and Baulkham Hills) to the City will still be M61.

I think even the 619 will still be time competitive from Baulkham Hills to Macquarie Uni Station with SMNW.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby mandonov » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:32 am

Now that they own Forest, one option could be to boost capacity on routes to Belrose.

Another option could be to turn the Northwest T-Way into a B-Line, with a trunk route of frequent deckers and feeders to the T-Way and Metro.

Or boost capacity on the 611 and M61, because even after the Metro reaches the city there will still be strong demand from Baulkham Hills, the M2, and Seven Hills/Blacktown to Macquarie Park and the city.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby idontknow556 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:50 am

Rare sight - Scania L94UB on M90. Transdev m/o 7844. Normally Volvo B7RLEs and B8RLEs run on M90 on Sunday
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby andyr » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:11 pm

mandonov wrote:Now that they own Forest, one option could be to boost capacity on routes to Belrose.



Hmmm my calender must be broken ..... I didn't realise it was April 1st.

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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:22 pm

That has been posted before but it is believed that it is still awaiting final approval. see https://forestcoachlines.com.au/publica ... ownership/
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Stonesourscotty » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:21 pm

The Tri Axle Newcastle Knights liveried Coach was in a New Livery by the way Fleetlists.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Daniel » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:53 pm

There is now a new Irizar i6S also in a Knights livery.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:59 pm

One of the very small buses (the other day did a route 28. Is that normal? It was one of the white small ones, not the ones they usually use on the on-demand 59D runs.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Daniel » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:28 pm

Can you be more specific?
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby mandonov » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:41 pm

Newcastle Transport has 10 small BCI Proma low-floor's that have been primarily used for the on demand trial area dubbed route 59D. Four of these are in TfNSW On Demand livery and the rest are white. Some of these white ones have recently started operating regular route services for some reason.

With the patronage of most NT routes it doesn't present a capacity problem, and they're accessible too, it's just odd that these plain white BCI's (both small and coach) are being used so frequently on regular route services.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby tonyp » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:25 pm

mandonov wrote:Newcastle Transport has 10 small BCI Proma low-floor's

Looking at the interior photo on the BCI webpage, this is clearly a low-entry bus, not a low floor bus:

http://www.bcibus.com.au/Corporate/Buse ... -low-floor
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:39 pm

Would have to be anyway, those BCI Proma LF's at Newcastle Transport, the closest thing to a service route they've operated is the 110 and that was fleet no #3413 I believe when it was the one off last year of it's kind at the time at NT, never seen them on main service routes or the 110 since then (The occasional Citridiers have filled the BCI Proma LF spot in) and who knows what KD's plans are for the other ones that they've had delivered in the last couple of months, but I suspect they'll be done in the On Demand AOA at some point. I don't see the LF's operating service routes any time soon.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby idontknow556 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:32 pm

I've noticed that Busways #1187 is quite colourful, it has grey, orange and blue seats.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Campbelltown busboy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:11 pm

idontknow556 wrote:I've noticed that Busways #1187 is quite colourful, it has grey, orange and blue seats.
Busways might be trialing a new seat cover after about 25 years of using the blue vinyl covering and 1187 is the bus that they are using as sone type of prototype to see what passengers think before they start refurbishing the seats of their other buses to this new grey orange and blue seat covering
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby idontknow556 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:12 am

Transdev #8120 is likely to be withdrawn soon as it is the oldest bus in the fleet and the registration is about to expire. Providing that Transdev doesn't renew the registration before then.

https://my.service.nsw.gov.au/MyService ... ck/details
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:36 am

Sure does look much better than Gladys’ tennis logo, which it has visibly covered up. Transit Systems, ex STA Ansair Orana L113CRL, forgot the fleet number

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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:36 pm

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8015 TV 6238 Mercedes-Benz O305 307-001-21-005470 Coachworks "Orana" -/99 B49F New Telfords Turrella
ex 2026 MO 30/4/10 re-regd 5/5/10; ex Busways North Coast Pty Ltd, Coffs Harbour (524) 2026 MO 28/4/10; ex MO 4998; ex King Bros (30); ex MO 4146 - Rebody of PMC 077 11/77 (rego & fleet number same prior to rebody); ex Forest Coach Lines, Terrey Hills m/o 5228; ex STA Mk I 1842.
Dereg by 2/7/18 and stored at Oakville.

Noted in Miranda today regd CQ11UU - no accreditation.

9005 TV 6611 Mercedes-Benz O405 WDB35700161060002 PMCA "160" 7668 10/90 C49F Old Telfords Turrella
Reg 4/5/11 (Reseated with seatbelted seats), ex STA 3397 B49F) 22/2/11.
Dereg 18/6/18 and stored at Oakville.

Noted in Miranda today regd CQ12UU - no accreditaion

8010 TV 6670 Mercedes-Benz O405 WDB35700161059818 PMCA "160" 7664 10/90 B53F Old Telfords Turrella
Reg 2/8/11 ex STA 3394 (B49F) 22/12/10.
Dereg 6/18 and stored at Oakville.

Not seen but a rego check for CQ10UU found it be this one.

And similarly CQ09UU is this one
9004 TV 6601 Mercedes-Benz O405 WDB35700161059855 PMCA "160" 7665 10/90 B49F Old Telfords Turrella
Reg 7/3/11 ex STA 3395 22/12/10.
Dereg by 2/7/18 and stored at Oakville.
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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:06 pm

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Re: Private Observations - July to December 2018

Postby idontknow556 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:25 am

Very rare sight! High floor on Metrobus M90. I am unsire of the bus type but it has a Custom 510 body.
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