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CDC Group News 2019

Postby MotorOmnibus8562 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:19 am

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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby tonyp » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:01 am

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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby Bus Suggestions » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:45 pm

Unfortunately, there are no interior photos.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby tonyp » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:08 am

Bus Suggestions wrote:Unfortunately, there are no interior photos.

I assume they would be identical to the Latrobe Valley ones, with a fully low floor.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby tonyp » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:51 pm

Some more information on the buses:

https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-new ... -melbourne

This time when ABC says low floor they mean low floor!

Interior photos will probably have to wait until somebody on this forum gets on board and rides one.

Edit: the article says the first bus will start on routes 606 and 417 next week.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby 1whoknows » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:31 pm

Started today.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby Senior » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:47 pm

1whoknows wrote:Started today.


Did you see it as proof?
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby 1whoknows » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:22 am

A friend of mine noted it on the 8.35am service out of Elsternwick whilst he was driving his own coach.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby 1whoknows » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:24 am

Here it is in service yesterday on route 417.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby tonyp » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:14 pm

If somebody does get to ride it and takes photos inside I'd also be interested to know what's on top of the front wheelarches inside. In the Latrobe Valley ones there's a large box that iirc somebody said held a fuel tank! I've also had feedback that they struggle to get to 100 km/h on the highway, something that certainly doesn't trouble the fully electric demonstrator in NSW!
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby kadooment95 » Thu May 16, 2019 11:12 pm

tonyp wrote:If somebody does get to ride it and takes photos inside I'd also be interested to know what's on top of the front wheelarches inside. In the Latrobe Valley ones there's a large box that iirc somebody said held a fuel tank! I've also had feedback that they struggle to get to 100 km/h on the highway, something that certainly doesn't trouble the fully electric demonstrator in NSW!



As a driver at CDC Oakleigh, I can tell you that the hybrid system controls/computers & such are mounted on top of the front wheelarches. The diesel fill is on the drivers side above the wheel well, but the tanks are part of the frame itself. The ADBlue is further back close to where the normal diesel fill would be.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby Bus Suggestions » Sun May 19, 2019 11:10 pm

CDC Victoria has posted to Instagram information about them running a hybrid bus convoy from Volgren Dandenong down to the Wyndham Depot. The 5 bus convoy will leave Volgren on 24 May, 11:30 AM, running down Greens Rd, into Eastlink and down the Monash and Westgate Freeways.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby ABS » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:20 pm

There are incidental interior shots on CDCs Facebook page. The seats go up and over the rear wheel arches similar to a tram.

https://www.facebook.com/cdcvictoriabus ... =3&theater

Also on Transit Graphics page.

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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby Bus Suggestions » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:33 pm

Ah yes, pretty much the same as the Latrobe Valley ones save for the CDC Vic seat covers. Why isn't there a PTV seat cover already? Or is there one that I just haven't noticed?
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby burrumbus » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:49 am

No each operator specs their own seating material designs.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby tonyp » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:04 am

ABS wrote:There are incidental interior shots on CDCs Facebook page. The seats go up and over the rear wheel arches similar to a tram.

https://www.facebook.com/cdcvictoriabus ... =3&theater

Also on Transit Graphics page.

https://www.facebook.com/transitgraphic ... =3&theater

Many thanks for the photos. The low floor is great but there are some heavy compromises to valuable interior space - up the back and the front wheel arch. I feel uncomfortable with having a single leaf door on a city bus as it really compromises the potential introduction of all-door loading which will inevitably come in the future. They need to think ahead better with a vehicle with a 10-20 year life.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby Andy O » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:57 pm

Tony P, not disagreeing with you about the single leaf door, but this is not really a new thing. I would have to say majority of operators these days (and for some time) have been speccing single leaf doors. Other than TSA, Transperth, and recent stationlink delvieries in NSW I cant really think of anyone who doesn't use single leaf, so there must be something in it.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby tonyp » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:13 am

Andy O wrote:Tony P, not disagreeing with you about the single leaf door, but this is not really a new thing. I would have to say majority of operators these days (and for some time) have been speccing single leaf doors. Other than TSA, Transperth, and recent stationlink delvieries in NSW I cant really think of anyone who doesn't use single leaf, so there must be something in it.

I suspect that in Adelaide and Canberra they're regretting it with the moves to all-door boarding. The use of double-leaf doors in NSW and WA simply demonstrates that those states are more advanced in their thinking, perhaps due to the pressures of busier bus operations.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby paulgersche » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:31 am

tonyp,

Could you please outline why you think single leaf doors aren't good? I am trying to understand the issues here, but am unsure as to your reasoning.

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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby tonyp » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:09 am

paulgersche wrote:tonyp,

Could you please outline why you think single leaf doors aren't good? I am trying to understand the issues here, but am unsure as to your reasoning.

Thanks in advance,

Paul

Double leaf doors allow a higher rate of passenger movement (boarding and alighting) through the door, thus minimising dwell times, which is why they're standard in busy operations. You can get away with a single leaf door in a quiet operation, particularly if it's used for exit only, but it still creates a longer dwell. All of these issues have been studied and measured overseas.
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Re: CDC Group News 2019

Postby paulgersche » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:47 pm

Thank you, tonyp!
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