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by Comeng64
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: FLIP DOT DESTINATION SIGN
Replies: 4
Views: 8083

Re: FLIP DOT DESTINATION SIGN

I'd love to buy this from you. I'll start at $150?
by Comeng64
Fri May 26, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 127323

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Sighted a new Gemilang numbered #128 on the Eastlink Fwy at around 4pm today, didn't catch the rego, but it is in PTV livery. Appears to be the same model as the previous delivery (100-116) but can't confirm.
by Comeng64
Tue May 23, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 127323

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

I noticed that too and the 903 also has less of them. A few weeks ago I caught the 903 from Northland to Doncaster and back without seeing any Designline or bubble buses during the trip. It seems that they are mainly using their Designlines (both types) on DARTs now and the Scania/Customs are on or...
by Comeng64
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 127323

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Spotted Artic #2000 (Scania K310UA/Custom Coaches CB60 Evo II) at The Pines around 7:45am heading inbound, displaying 'Special' on the desto with an A3 paper stuck to the windscreen: "906X - Limited Stop" Below that it said which stops it skipped and something about the Eastern Freeway but didn't qu...
by Comeng64
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Bus driver assignments to vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 6006

Bus driver assignments to vehicles

Hello all, I know that a few of you have/do work for a variety of operators around Australia. I am interested to know how bus drivers are assigned to the vehicles that they drive, especially metro runs. Is it a kind-of "first bus in the row" sort of thing or more like a rotation where you are given ...
by Comeng64
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 127323

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Noticed the new #800 (O405NH/Volgren) ran alongside the 8:26 295 from The Pines SC to Doncaster SC this morning (not in service). Bunch of guys with hi-vis vests standing up near the front and presumably a trainee driver.
by Comeng64
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 127323

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Spotted newbie #800 (Mercedes Benz O405NH/Volgren CR221L, ex. DarwinBus) at the back corner of the North Fitzroy depot, which backs onto Scotchmer Street. Noticed that is it numbered as 380800 and says "Shuttle" on the desto. Also noticed that 294 (in the foreground) has a fluoro yellow "Do Not Oper...
by Comeng64
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 35955

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

I'm 99% sure it was an Evo 2 anyway, it had the smaller/higher rear windows and one row of backwards-facing seats (on the off-chance it could have been a C-Max/L94UB instead, it still wouldn't have been much of a difference). That would indeed make it a C-Max / L94UB. The early 2007 Scania K230UB/C...
by Comeng64
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 35955

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

Spotted bus 117 (Gemilang artic) with a new round white and orange sticker with an 'S" next to the front fleet number, most likely to signify its a smartbus. How hard can it be to tell the difference between white and silver, but then again its a problem of their own making regarding the fleet. Not...
by Comeng64
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 35955

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

CDC did not have that BCI for very long. I wonder why they got rid of it so early? Interesting to see Transdev numbering in the 800 series when the other new deliveries are in the 12x series. Probably keeping the Scanias together; the Mercedes buses are numbered in the 700-800 region. Seems logical...
by Comeng64
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 35955

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

7 "Yellow" MAN's have gone to Sunshine depot. The move will be permanent until they realise what a massive mistake they made. The 220 is a sardine can in the peaks between Sunshine and Footscray and using a smaller and underpowered bus with a history of unreliability on such a heavy run is a recipe...
by Comeng64
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 35955

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

Noticed a few things, it has no loop barriers, and it has an external speaker next to the front door, so it may be equipped and capable for smartbus operations. Saw #380124 and #380121 on 902 duties today. Rode on 121, noticed that they are internally quite similar to the newer Ex. MBL Scania/Volgr...
by Comeng64
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 35955

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

What is the 'major plan'? The unified fleet? Indeed, I understand that some of the Gemilang bodied buses will be/have been transfered to orbital duties. Noticed 116 and 113 on 902s today: 2016-11-24 11.36.55_renamed_28850.jpg 2016-11-24 11.55.42.jpg * Still can't work out how to upload larger files...
by Comeng64
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 35955

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

Noticed a Transdev Gemilang on the 901 yesterday and on the 902 today, looks like their major plan is coming together.
by Comeng64
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All Other Victorian Bus Observations July - December 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 12107

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations July - December 201

Spotted new Cranbourne Transit bus 71 (Volgren Optimus/Scania K310UB) travelling north along Victoria St in Doncaster. Caught me by surprise as its a long way from its usual area. It passed Westfield Doncaster today at 3:40PM displaying "Mobitec Destination Equipment" on the desto. Maybe getting it...
by Comeng64
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 35955

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

I also miss the all-you-can-eat Pizza Hut there too, but that's another story. I actually hold out youth group all you can eat Pizza Hut eating record from back in the day - 17 pieces. They were average pizzas, but good value at (from memory) $5.95 for all you could eat back in the 80s. Including d...
by Comeng64
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Rail observations September 2016
Replies: 78
Views: 13442

Re: Rail observations Septembert 2016

The 6 month trackwork calendar on the Sydney trains website has no trackwork between December 15 and January 7. The period between Christmas and New Years Eve, and the first week in January has always had major weekday closedowns in past years. Has there been a change in policy? They know that cust...
by Comeng64
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 35955

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

Heihachi_73 wrote:There was at least one photo on BA/ATDB of a MK2 on a DART service, it may have been before the Transdev takeover though. It definitely had a 900-series route number on the desto.
Managed to dig up this photo from August 2015:
by Comeng64
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 35955

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

Kingfisher68 wrote:You may have noticed Transdev in their infinite wisdom have moved all their Scanias off the dart services and on to the Orbital routes and replaced them with the Merc low floors 701 through to 710 so expect a more interrupted Dart service in the future
I have only one question: "Why?"
by Comeng64
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All Other Victorian Bus Observations July - December 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 12107

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations July - December 201

Noticed BS02BE (Ex. FM 2562 with Tassielink Hobart) and BS02BG (Ex. 4110 AO with Crown Coaches) today on Doncaster Rd in a plain white livery. - both of which I found by looking up the rego into vicroads and then copying the VIN number into the search on the Fleet lists. Anyone know which company th...
by Comeng64
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 285316

Re: PTV livery list

For example, what is the "Thoreb next stop system" that needs to be implemented on all buses by 31 July 2018? This is the LCD screens that were fitted to the Gemilangs when they were delivered. Never seen it display any information though, looks like it will be an improvement over the orange LED di...
by Comeng64
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 285316

Re: PTV livery list

Alstom 888M wrote:It is 20 years, at least for one major operator.
M.A.N, they're not doing too well. ;)
by Comeng64
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group news January - June 2016
Replies: 35
Views: 12289

Re: Ventura Group news January - June 2016

The Bus belongs to Kastoria/Broadmeadows & is brand new & is one of four, Myki yet to be fitted Venturatiger Ah, thanks for the clarification Venturatiger. I guess this means the first group of bustech buses for melbourne metro route service. Nice to see they're buying the good Australian products ...
by Comeng64
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016
Replies: 164
Views: 41171

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016

At around 6:10 PM today, bus #739 collided with the bus stop pole in the outbound direction at Manningham Civic Centre while running a 907. The Smartbus 'Totem Pole' fell into the waiting seat and nearly hit two adults and a child in a pram. Luckily, everyone came out un injured, but it was a close...
by Comeng64
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016
Replies: 164
Views: 41171

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016

At around 6:10 PM today, bus #739 collided with the bus stop pole in the outbound direction at Manningham Civic Centre while running a 907. The Smartbus 'Totem Pole' fell into the waiting seat and nearly hit two adults and a child in a pram. Luckily, everyone came out un injured, but it was a close ...

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