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CDC Group News 2019

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

Welcome to 2019
In Perth, Buses have a really good protection but they’re not doing a good effort in Victoria.
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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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