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by AEC Decker
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - July 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 16800

Re: STA Observations - July 2017

^Hey Regent III, how do you like your 0500s in comparison to buses like 4854? The contractor who services the door safety systems STUFFED the O500's doors and they are now too slow to open. :evil: AEC Decker thinks they have adjusted the door lock out speed of 5kph, using the speedo needle reading ...
by AEC Decker
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Privatisation / Franchising
Replies: 1398
Views: 328535

Re: STA Privatisation / Franchising

There used to be a spare at BJI, but W depot is only a km away. But a spare bus is no good without a driver, so it can't really be a substitute for late running. AEC Decker did a spare (or work as directed) shift with bus (Leopard of course :mrgreen: ) at Edgecliff Station when on loan to W in 1981...
by AEC Decker
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What was the first bus you remember riding on?
Replies: 55
Views: 27277

Re: What was the first bus you remember riding on?

A near new (well it had new bus smell) 2nd series AEC underfloor in 1962 on a school charter from Bronte Public to Botanical Gardens. :mrgreen:
Got dropped off and picked up outside Conservatorium Of Music.
Still can't remember why went there. :?
by AEC Decker
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: MAN A95 / Gemilangs
Replies: 20
Views: 14336

Re: MAN A95 / Gemilangs

boronia wrote:The "old" deckers were 4.4; no doubt the lower floor line exaggerates the height,
AEC Decker is sure boronia means 14' 4" for the back platform deckers :P
Some Atlanteans were 14' 4" and some were 4.4m :lol:

Well that's what was written in the driver's cab. :wink:
by AEC Decker
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams
Replies: 19
Views: 13793

Re: Sydney new Citadis X05 trams

Apparently there is one tram wrapped in white plastic at the back (Ascot St end) of Randwick Tram Depot :shock:
by AEC Decker
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - July 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 16800

Re: STA Observations - July 2017

Noticed 4854 according to fleet lists is a V bus operating a 372 inbound at Coogee. I'm assuming it has been transferred to R or is on loan to R. Probably on loan... I know it has been at Brookvale for a while, but, to be honest, I have been wondering where 4854 went as I haven't seen it for a whil...
by AEC Decker
Sun May 28, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Privatisation / Franchising
Replies: 1398
Views: 328535

Re: STA Privatisation / Franchising

TfNSW own all of the sta buses..... AEC decker heard that ONLY m/o 1405 and newer "belong" TfNSW, all older buses belong to STA. As a hint watch what happens in Newcastle after 1st July this year. :shock: Rumour is all TfNSW buses at H & B will be re-registered on m/o plates. After all, you can't h...
by AEC Decker
Sun May 28, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Northern Beaches BRT: B-Line to transform Northern Beaches
Replies: 941
Views: 240019

Re: Northern Beaches BRT: B-Line to transform Northern Beach

The Northern Beaches they complain about the status quo but if anything is changed they complain. That was AEC Decker's previous point and being Liberal seats, we don't want to upset the apple cart or bus service in this instance. :lol: Rumour was, until region 6 privatisation announcement, that Eu...
by AEC Decker
Sun May 28, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Privatisation / Franchising
Replies: 1398
Views: 328535

Re: STA Privatisation / Franchising

Instead of referring to the UK which is another society AEC Decker, refer to Perth instead which has an immeasurably better bus operation than Sydney's, operated by three privates. Population Of Perth = 2 million Population Of Sydney = 5 million Population Of London = 8 million (Source Wikipedia, 2...
by AEC Decker
Sun May 28, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Northern Beaches BRT: B-Line to transform Northern Beaches
Replies: 941
Views: 240019

Re: Northern Beaches BRT: B-Line to transform Northern Beach

burrumbus wrote:From this we can sure that Forest tendered for the B-Line project.
They did.

STA got it in the end due to "political considerations".
Too many blue ribbon liberal constituents on the North Shore to upset, apparently. :shock:
by AEC Decker
Sun May 28, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Privatisation / Franchising
Replies: 1398
Views: 328535

Re: STA Privatisation / Franchising

Why hasn't anyone addressed the lack of running time, causing constant late running and missed trips (which probably is the source of many complaints) ?. :roll: Will the private contractor be able to do any better, if given a level playing field ? Or will they be given "special treatment" so the gov...
by AEC Decker
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5643
Views: 883910

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

boronia wrote:Demolition of the STA meal room at Rob Rd has started.
Started last week with removal of roof (?) tiles.
It was fenced off and barriers erected several days earlier than that.
by AEC Decker
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5643
Views: 883910

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

hornetfig wrote:Says who?
Where did hornetfig get that picture ? :?
by AEC Decker
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - Oct 2016
Replies: 84
Views: 16225

Re: STA Observations - Oct 2016

The STA is spruiking up "Enjoy a new view every day" :?

Which in practice translates to "Enjoy the view of the back of a different bus every day, while gridlocked in Sydney traffic" :roll:
by AEC Decker
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5643
Views: 883910

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

Perhaps AEC Decker has driven over the IWLR tracks in George St a few times. Or does one mean longitudinally rather than at right angles? :wink: Maybe AEC Decker should clarify this :roll: "over ORIGINAL Sydney tram track routes", not 1990's light rail substitute. Hence the reference to Old Canterb...
by AEC Decker
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5643
Views: 883910

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

boronia wrote:Double track now across Doncaster Ave.
AEC Decker was in shock. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
It was the first time he has driven over tram tracks in Sydney, since driving over the disused tracks on Old Canterbury Rd (?) in the early 1970's. :shock:
by AEC Decker
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - August 2016
Replies: 115
Views: 19868

Re: STA Observations - August 2016

I've got a question were there any conversions of Scania low floors from wheelchair to non wheelchair over the last few years. I swear I can remember there were but maybe my mind is playing up. Aren't pretty much all of the Randwick based Scania low floors non-wheelchair accessible. 3693 and 3737 a...
by AEC Decker
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Austin Bus
Replies: 8
Views: 6416

Re: Austin Bus

The owner wants $30,000 :shock:
Tell him he's dreaming. :roll:
by AEC Decker
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Ex STA 0305 Mark IV.
Replies: 9
Views: 3584

Re: Ex STA 0305 Mark IV.

2787 hmmmm. :P
AEC Decker drove 2787 and it's Metroline 400 sisters 2779,2781,2783,2785 when they were at R many years ago. :shock:
by AEC Decker
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - September 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 19793

Re: STA Observations - September 2016

With all this talk of Kensington and West Kensington, will the Kensington Junction desto return with the new trams ? :lol:

......cue boronia :wink: :lol:
by AEC Decker
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5643
Views: 883910

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

UPDATE
Three lengths of curved track bed reinforcing steel in place between Doncaster Ave and High St. :shock:
But why are they only laying what appears to be the up line ? :?
by AEC Decker
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: [STA] Town Hall/Wynyard gunzelling 11/7/2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Re: [STA] Town Hall/Wynyard gunzelling 11/7/2016

3744 was the first low floor Scania delivered new to R along with 3745 shortly after. :D
by AEC Decker
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - September 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 19793

Re: STA Observations - September 2016

Has AEC sampled any VSTs yet and is R scheduled to get an allocation? AEC Decker has sampled 2597 from T (accreditation) or K (run plate) :? and they are the same as R 's CB80 K280s, including the painfully slow doors. :roll: He is looking forward to sampling a Scania K310 should any end up at R . ...
by AEC Decker
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - September 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 19793

Re: STA Observations - September 2016

As soon as P has no bloaters left, as it is diesel bus in, gas bus out. 8)

Sorry Swift, no L113 low floors at P, simply a typo (now fixed) by AEC Decker. :roll:
by AEC Decker
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: [STA] Town Hall/Wynyard gunzelling 11/7/2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Re: [STA] Town Hall/Wynyard gunzelling 11/7/2016

Excellent no flash photos. :)
Swift wrote:The Bustech " truck" would have been my favorite by far if it wasn't for the rubbish bin. Maybe it is meant to be in there. :twisted:
BTW what's a W short bus doing operating a T and P MetroBus artic run anyway ?. :?

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