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by ^^__^^
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 41869

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Anyone have any news on the Scania's being removed from service shortly? Have heard this was happening as soon as the end of the week? Also interesting to note these newer B8 deliveries have more cooling vents in the rear not dissimilar to the ones that were installed on some of the MAN gassies. Any...
by ^^__^^
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 41869

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

ABS wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:07 pm As of late July it looks like at least up to 1663 are at Eagle Farm and about half were in a blue livery.
Higher numbers than that now. 1666 has been delivered. If they are starting up rigids again I’d say all of them (until 1670) have been manufactured at least.
by ^^__^^
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 41869

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

I believe the new artic's delivered are up to 1667 now. Only a couple more until back to rigid's.
by ^^__^^
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Metro
Replies: 54
Views: 28571

Re: Brisbane Metro

Do you know which terminus is the problem with HCV for the Blue Glider? Both ends present different challenges. Teneriffe is smaller than UQ Lakes but there will be a similar (maybe slightly less lol) frequency of bus movements into that area over a given time, add in the 199 and its a very busy sp...
by ^^__^^
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Metro
Replies: 54
Views: 28571

Re: Brisbane Metro

There will likely be some sort of re-design of some parts of the network, resulting in a more trunk and feeder style system. The artics will be transferred onto HCV suitable routes which need extra capacity. You can bet that some routes that don't currently see HCV will gain them. If you consider th...
by ^^__^^
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 41869

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

1652 = Standard livery
by ^^__^^
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 41869

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

First two B8RLEA’s in this delivery to S. Then the rest to E for the Glider.
by ^^__^^
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 41869

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

1651 is due to land very soon! :D
by ^^__^^
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 41869

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

2068 I believe was involved in a head on collision on a 599 outside Sherwood depot at the bridge that crosses over the railway. Car crossed into the path of the bus.
by ^^__^^
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 351
Views: 41869

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Not a transfer as Eagle Farm is a Diesel only depot. Interesting times if they are being scrapped so early.
by ^^__^^
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 64132

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

It will be a combination of Artics and rigids. Artics may not get wrap and will only come on in peak periods. Or perhaps the plan is to run the service every 5mins 22hrs/day. Won't know until they are built.
by ^^__^^
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 64132

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Given current fleet purchases, they will be B8 Artics. More maneuverable than tags and less damage/litigation from insurance claims from tail swing.
by ^^__^^
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 64132

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

With the re-wrap of the gliders, wasn’t this done to alleviate complaints regarding not being able to see out through the windows?
by ^^__^^
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 64132

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2019

Have heard that W 18.310s 1459-1485 are possibly ZF Ecomat??? I did go on 1480 the other day and it did sound a bit like a ZF, although what I call 'authentic', are at Toowong. I like 1227 the most, it has a REALLY loud ZF. The Engine Startups are amazing on it. Its when the turbocharged engine act...
by ^^__^^
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 61196

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

The shields are likely to be rolled out across the fleet. S5100, S2003 and several of the new B8 artics have the barrier installed. As I understand it, all new buses should come with one of the two variants of barrier designs installed.
by ^^__^^
Wed May 09, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus
Replies: 58
Views: 47682

Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Not to mention the age of the B7 platform. It’s been in use since 1997.
by ^^__^^
Tue May 08, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus
Replies: 58
Views: 47682

Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

B7R engine has been discontinued in favour of the newer B8 engine. Yes there are exhaust emissions laws that must be adhered to, at the moment I think Australia currently keeps maybe 1 level behind the euro laws. At the moment the euro laws are on Euro6 emission level. Hence the B7R being discontinu...
by ^^__^^
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus
Replies: 58
Views: 47682

Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

New B8’s to have double leaf rear doors (similar to 14.5m, finally!)

I’d say given the age of the Scania gassies, Virginia depot will continue to see new buses until they are all gone. Similar to how Sherwood and Eagle Farm had all of their Metroliners and B10l’s retired.
by ^^__^^
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 61196

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

V2353 is the last B7. B8's all the way. :)
by ^^__^^
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 61196

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

http://www.perthbus.info/report.php?vid=TP3033

I'd suggest very similar in spec to this, though in TfB colours....
by ^^__^^
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 61196

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

S1631 sighted lurking around S fuel bay. :)
by ^^__^^
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus
Replies: 58
Views: 47682

Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

2319 and 2320 are the buses being showcased with the driver security screens in them. They are currently stationed at Sherwood. Not sure where they are off to next. :)
by ^^__^^
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane depots and routes
Replies: 3
Views: 8852

Re: Transport for Brisbane depots and routes

While that is a fairly comprehensive list ABS, that is not all of the routes that each depot does. I think that is just a snapshot of what routes were likely to be affected during the strike hours. For example S also does: 29, 106, 107, 108, 121, 134, 137, 160, 171, 176, 179, 181, 184, 185, 186, 195...
by ^^__^^
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 44280

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Is it because they engineer them for future use? Say run a light rail system on them? Also, probably the most expensive part is the land resumptions that would be necessary I think.
by ^^__^^
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: TO HONOUR THE BRISBANE BUS DRIVER!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 6852

Re: TO HONOUR THE BRISBANE BUS DRIVER!!!!!

Whilst your passion regarding the memorial is commendable Captainch, there is a memorial in place. The drivers at Sherwood were all wounded by the event and I think that it is prudent to remember, which we have done but not dwell, on the event. The main thing to do now is to ensure it doesn't happen...

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