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by BluDART
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne Discussion Thread 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1849

Re: Transdev Melbourne Discussion Thread 2021

Anyone else notice that Transdev's twitter account has suddenly become highly active since lockdown and now into the lead up to the future tender. Transdev seems to place more importance on orbitals than anything else, as that's practically where all new buses they have received over the contract pe...
by BluDART
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 12658

Re: Transdev Melbourne Discussion Thread 2020

Transdev have withdrawn bus 585 (MAN 16.220 Designline) and 574 (MAN 16.240 Custom Coaches CB30) from service, both are currently listed for sale.
Transdev really wasted money installing loop barriers on 574 in the last few months only to sell the unit now. Was a good unit bus 574.
by BluDART
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 12658

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2020

Another batch of MercedesBenz O405NH buses; 713, 716, 727, 729, 730, 731, 734, have been retired and ended up at Manheim's auctions.
by BluDART
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 12658

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2020

Bus 140 has returned to service, following a rebuild of the front end.

One of Transdev former CB30's has showed up in NSW in flood waters as seen in the link https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-10/ ... s/11948158, seems these units have travelled far.
by BluDART
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 40292

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Sighted at The Pines on Sunday was a new addition to the Transdev fleet, bus 183 a Optare Solo with rego BS05FL. Same specs as previous units only difference was a perspex security screen instead of mesh. Bus 182(Gemilang/Scania) had its original mesh screen and loop barrier replaced by a full persp...
by BluDART
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 40292

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

With the fleet renewal progressing along, Transdev has withdrawn a number of buses on MAN chassis.
These MAN buses are now at Manheim Auctions.
Withdrawn buses are;
Custom Coaches CB30: 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 538, 544, 551.
Designline: 582, 583, 584.
by BluDART
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 40292

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Can confirm the rego for bus 1133 is BS05AI.
by BluDART
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 40292

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Sighted several new buses that entered service today, 1101 (Scania/Gemilang) seen heading outbound in the Eastern Fwy. A number of Volgren Optimuses were in service this evening, the seats have changed from McConnell Centra design to the Metro design. 1128 (Scania/Volgren) rego BS05AD. 1131 (Scania/...
by BluDART
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Various electric buses at TSA.
Replies: 164
Views: 32164

Re: TSA Electric buses built by Gemilang Australia.

The new orders of low floors in Victoria are a government-led initiative. For sure the industry most likely wouldn't have gone this direction on its own initiative. I believe the various orders of double deckers are also a result of government initiatives, as are the electric buses. I don't blame t...
by BluDART
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 15668

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2019

Observed on another forum - all-door boarding on the 902. Is this now an official position on the smartbuses, or all buses, or is it just an operator being sensible and pragmatic? Short answer: No, Most if not all operators in Victoria go by the exit only rule for the back door, however there is di...
by BluDART
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 40292

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

As of the start of July bus 118 (Scania K360UA/Gemilang artic) has returned to service following repairs for its fire incident a number of months ago.
by BluDART
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 40292

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Some news today in regards to the order of 100 new buses for Transdev, All 100 will be locally built split 50 Volgren and 50 Gemilang/OzPress. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-bus-fleet-order-creates-20-ballarat-jobs/ https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5994553/good-news-for-ballarat-manufacturers...
by BluDART
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 40292

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

With the addition of two new artics this month (buses 180 and 181), recent lengthening of bus stops on the freeway on-ramps (Blackburn and Middleborough Rds) and the swapping of the 305 and 901/6 bus bays at The Pines, articulated buses have now started operational service on route 906. Also sighted...
by BluDART
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Transdev buses 177 (BS03WL) and 178 (BS03 WT or XT) have both entered service, seen on multiple routes on Sunday.
by BluDART
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Noticed bus 118 (Scana K360UA/Gemilang artic) had suffered fire damage (contained to rear) this afternoon at the Swanston/Lonsdale St inbound bus stop.
by BluDART
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Travelled on bus 730 (MB O405NH, Custom 550) today, which has been recently converted to a white livery. The bus has had all myki equipment removed. Although it still retains its smartbus PID. Merc's being transitioned into reserve fleet I presume with the recent Scania deliveries.
by BluDART
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Seen arriving into the CBD this evening was bus 712 (MB O405NH, Custom 550) no longer in smartbus livery, now in PTV orange livery.
by BluDART
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Transdev makes some odd fleet allocations sometimes, tonight was one of those when they allocated bus 117 (Gemilang/Scania K360UA artic) onto route 318 outbound to Deep Creek. Made for a spacious journey home, this is the only other 3xx series freeway route besides the 305 I have seen artics on othe...
by BluDART
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Noticed Transdev bus 727 entering the CBD this evening with a new plain white livery. And the smartbus liveried fleet slowly depletes.
by BluDART
Tue May 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Bus 154 (Scania/Gemilang) has entered service, was seen along Hoddle Street last Friday heading towards the CBD in the evening peak.
by BluDART
Wed May 02, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Gemilang/Scania bus 158 has entered service was seen operating a Eltham rail replacement express service on Tuesday morning (did not see rego).
by BluDART
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Transdev bus 163 (Scania/Gemilang) has entered service, seen on a 902 to Chelsea near Doncaster depot around 6pm.
by BluDART
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Bus 148 (Scania K310UB/Gemilang); rego BS03LG, has entered service. Was operating one of many 'Special' services from the City-Lonsdale St to Eltham for rail replacements.
Bus 153 has also entered service (did not see rego).
by BluDART
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

I've noticed some of the newer Transdev buses have been installed with the new Myki readers - 144 and 143 seem to be two. Protip: Don't touch on or off holding your Myki's long edge horizontal - it risks getting caught under the moulding surrounding the screen... :oops: Was on bus 149 the other day...
by BluDART
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 69885

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

Spotted new Gemilang bus 145 in service this morning on route 295 to The Pines, rego is BS03LD.

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