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Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Postby miclementson » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:49 am

Would this mean that Drivers as well as Routes operated have relocated to Croydon. It would be of interest to know which Routes each depot now operates. Also which routes are now shared between depots.
From my observation is appears the 670 is shared by Lilydale and Knoxfield; the 732 and 737 are shared by Knoxfield and either Lilydale or Croydon.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Postby Leyland B21 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:36 pm

miclementson wrote:Would this mean that Drivers as well as Routes operated have relocated to Croydon. It would be of interest to know which Routes each depot now operates. Also which routes are now shared between depots.
From my observation is appears the 670 is shared by Lilydale and Knoxfield; the 732 and 737 are shared by Knoxfield and either Lilydale or Croydon.
The bulk of eastern suburbs routes are shared between Lilydale, Croydon, Knoxfield and Monbulk. Very mininimal routes now are solely allocated to particular depots


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Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Postby scott » Wed May 01, 2019 1:15 pm

The only routes that seem to be still exclusive to Knox depot(according to what I have observed) are the 201 Box Hill to Deakin Uni and the 768 Box Hill to Deakin. The majority of the rest of them are shared, a driver told me that they are often far away from their base depot for parts of their shift. 732 and 737 as mentioned above seem to be an mixture of Knoxfield,Lilydale or Croydon drivers and buses which make them interesting with some of the older ex US buses making appearances. With Oakleigh soon to be sharing with Dandenong and Moorabbin, as previously mentioned, I would think the Ivanhoe(Heidelberg) routes would be the only standalone depot in the Ventura network.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Postby Andy O » Sun May 05, 2019 5:09 pm

one has to wonder if Seaford and Rosebud will remain standalone. Seaford has a number of 782s that start/finish at Balnarring and 781s from Mt Martha, and Rosebud has a number of 788s that start/end at Frankston. I would think its unlikely they will change but still food for thought. without doing calculations I would also suspect Seaford is closer for 708s and Dandenong potentially for some of the 833's
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Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Postby Heihachi_73 » Tue May 21, 2019 8:50 pm

Starting to see a lot more "foreign" buses on the 742 these days. At the "Eastland" "terminus" (the bus stop doesn't deserve either name) I have so far spotted a CB60 Evo 2 last week, Scania bubble 858 three days ago, and an older ex-Invicta CR228L today (orange handrails and a barely readable green desto). I know this is just a repeat of what has been said before about Lilydale/Croydon/Knoxfield etc. sharing buses, but it's infinitely more interesting than seeing the same four or so bus types all the time.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Postby cookie » Mon May 27, 2019 7:52 pm

Andy O wrote:one has to wonder if Seaford and Rosebud will remain standalone. Seaford has a number of 782s that start/finish at Balnarring and 781s from Mt Martha, and Rosebud has a number of 788s that start/end at Frankston. I would think its unlikely they will change but still food for thought. without doing calculations I would also suspect Seaford is closer for 708s and Dandenong potentially for some of the 833's


None of the 788 buses start and finish in Frankston
Only 1 of the 5 buses start in Frankston (finishes in Portsea)
2 start in Rosebud and 2 start in Portsea

Artics 1271, 1378 & 1379 all on Route 788 today...
I'm not sure Seaford would have the room for 3 Artics?
Anyone know if 63 is still at Rosebud?

As for the other routes you mentioned, anything is possible :D
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Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Postby scott » Tue May 28, 2019 9:50 am

63 is listed as being at Pakenham according to the fleet lists.

65 has been listed as withdrawn, with it's rego cancelled according the the VicRoads online rego checker. Probably been replaced with one of the new ones.

It still seems like yesterday these buses were entering service and were the latest and greatest in artics. The 19 years have flown by.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Postby Matty G » Tue May 28, 2019 10:10 am

Hello,

#63 replaced #65 at Rosebud.
#63 is still at Rosebud, and is allocated to one of the Padua College (Mornington) school runs- morning and afternoon.

#1379 entered service for the first time yesterday, however it didn't last the whole day! Was changed over with #1059 early afternoon.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Postby Volvo_B9R » Wed May 29, 2019 12:58 pm

Matty G wrote:Hello,

#63 replaced #65 at Rosebud.
#63 is still at Rosebud, and is allocated to one of the Padua College (Mornington) school runs- morning and afternoon.

#1379 entered service for the first time yesterday, however it didn't last the whole day! Was changed over with #1059 early afternoon.
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Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Postby Andy O » Wed May 29, 2019 5:45 pm

im guessing its only on loan but #1361 Scania has been operating Sandy rail replacement since that started out of Moorabbin. Still has new bus smell but unfortunately as of this morning it now has its 3rd Scratch/dent.
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