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by National Link
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - July 2015
Replies: 200
Views: 31636

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2015

I haven't seen #369 in awhile. Not sure if it's off the road for any reason or if it has been returned to Footscray. #369 is still yet to be returned to Footscray. As for ex MBL buses and Red Oribital, in the first few months after Transdev had taken over, some did make it on to the Red Orbiral but...
by National Link
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2014
Replies: 134
Views: 9929

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2014

TramTracker has revealed that E Class Tram 6002 is on Route 75 today. I believe this would be the first time an E Class Tram has been used on a normal service outside Route 96. I would gladly include a Screen Shot but am unable to do so because of the image being too large.
by National Link
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Bus Tracking System Scrapped!
Replies: 31
Views: 2990

Re: Melbourne Bus Tracking System Scrapped!

While I can understand that it could be "ageing technology", one must ask what is actually ageing in this technology and why kill it now, when so close to completion? It sounds like it comes back to the dollars involved. :x And it was my understanding that the bus tracking system was meant to be lik...
by National Link
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10045

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013

Outbound services on the Frankston Line are currently using Platform 3 between Glenhuntly and Moorabbin instead of Platform 2. Reasons why are unknown at this point, and at time of posting no message had been posted on the Metro website. There was something this afternoon on 3AW, a caller said, the...
by National Link
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10045

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013

Outbound services on the Frankston Line are currently using Platform 3 between Glenhuntly and Moorabbin instead of Platform 2. Reasons why are unknown at this point, and at time of posting no message had been posted on the Metro website.
by National Link
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: A day around Melbourne 26/9/13
Replies: 22
Views: 2994

Re: A day around Melbourne 26/9/13

As someone who has transited Elsternwick on dozens of occasions over the last 4 years, I think it's fair to say the feral youths have been there for years for some years, some of whom are now more than 18 years old, the legal adult age for Australia. I think what you will find is that many of them a...
by National Link
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Artist's impression of new Southland Station
Replies: 46
Views: 20904

Re: Artist's impression of new Southland Station

Wasn't too far out: "A new railway station at Southland shopping centre is likely to have few of the amenities voters were promised at the last state election, because the Coalition grossly underestimated the project's cost and is now looking to build it as cheaply as possible. The planned station ...
by National Link
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10045

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013

Connex wrote:Long Island steelie has eaten dirt at Mordialloc.

Buses to replace trains between Carrum and Cheltenham.
Wrong. Services only suspended between Cheltenham and Mordialloc, as stated on the Metro website and announced to passengers along the Frankston Line by Metro.
by National Link
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2013
Replies: 213
Views: 20754

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2013

I'm surprised this hasn't yet been reported here, but none the less...... Ventura Buses 1025, 1026 and 1027 have all entered service. All three are Volvo B7RLES with the Volgren CR228L bodies. While 1025 and 1026 are permanently based out of Oakleigh, 1027 is based at Knox, however yesterday it was ...
by National Link
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2013
Replies: 213
Views: 20754

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2013

Dandenong Bus 32 (Volvo B10M/Volgren) was used today on the 12:34pm Route 812 service from Dandenong to Brighton, subsequently forming the 14:15pm Route 812 service back from Brighton to Dandenong. This is being posted because Route 812 is designated as an all Low Floor route, making this the first ...
by National Link
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10045

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013

Metro's IEV100 is lurking down along the Frankston Line tonight. It was sighted cruising "overtaking" my down Frankston service between Mckinnon and Bentleigh at approximately 10:30pm. I anticipate it should be back on the Up at some stage later tonight.
by National Link
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10045

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013

X'Trapolis 51M-T-52M-M-T-M sighted running "Not In Service" through Bentleigh Station in the down direction at 1300 (1:00M) today.
by National Link
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10045

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations July - December 2013

Go for it Certainly! :P Two things of note: The first being Comeng 501M, which has been retrofitted with a LED Destination Board, which uses Orange Text instead of the previous green. It was sighted just after 1700 (5:00PM) at Flinders Street heading to Platform 12. And secondly: To the tram gunzel...
by National Link
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Locomotives in Victoria 1990s
Replies: 16
Views: 2683

Re: Locomotives in Victoria 1990s

R711 was used on some Saturday trains; after a catastrophic failure in 2001 it was no longer used. I may be wrong, but I think that it is owned by the City of Greater Bendigo, having been retrieved from the park opposite Bendigo Station. I find it hard to believe that R711 suffered a catastrophic f...
by National Link
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013
Replies: 299
Views: 22729

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013

Noted National Fitzroy Bus 584 (MAN 16.220/Designline) passing Moorabbin Station & Shops on the Neapen Highway heading towards the City. Can anyone inside Ventura confirm if this vehicle was used on 903 during the course of today?
by National Link
Thu May 23, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013
Replies: 299
Views: 22729

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013

Sighted Red-Orbital Bus 706 (Mercedes O405NH/Custom 550) at the Middle Brighton Terminus in Male St, Middle Brighton just after 2030 (8:30PM) waiting to start the last 703 service (The 2041/8:41PM departure) for the day to Blackburn. With the Orbital Route Contracts due to commence shortly with Veol...
by National Link
Sat May 18, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: 1020 at Oakleigh
Replies: 10
Views: 1525

Re: 1020 at Oakleigh

1020 looks like its coming to Dandenong, does anybody know why Cardinia, Peninsula and Portsea aren't getting the new ventura buses? grenda bus 669 :) Dandenong still has a large number of High Floors in regular route service, while Cardinia has no High Floors left in Route Service, hence no new lo...
by National Link
Tue May 07, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013
Replies: 112
Views: 7538

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013

Noted X'Trapolis Units 35M-T-36M and 871M-T-872M operating an Up Burnley Group service at Richmond around 12:10PM today. Can someone confirm if 1st Batch and 2nd Batch X'Traps have been cleared to cross couple and run regular revenue services together? This is the first time I've noticed such an occ...
by National Link
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: PTV livery hits the road
Replies: 29
Views: 9311

Re: PTV livery hits the road

Great photos Craig, although I am not a fan of this new livery.
by National Link
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013
Replies: 112
Views: 7538

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013

Sometime ago I posted on here that the PIDs and Passenger Announcements onboard the D2 Class Combinos had been re activated for the first time after some years. Today, whilst onboard D2 5015, I noted that the Public announcements made have been updated, to now announce Next Stops, what route the tr...
by National Link
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013
Replies: 112
Views: 7538

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013

Sometime ago I posted on here that the PIDs and Passenger Announcements onboard the D2 Class Combinos had been re activated for the first time after some years. Today, whilst onboard D2 5015, I noted that the Public announcements made have been updated, to now announce Next Stops, what route the tra...
by National Link
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013
Replies: 112
Views: 7538

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013

Is it a new system or are they just using the system that has always been fitted to the Combinos again. Up until a short time ago there were always automatic announcements on Combinos on the original ex-M>tram routes (so not the route 96 etc), but it was a female voice and wasn't a particularly rel...
by National Link
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013
Replies: 112
Views: 7538

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013

Southbank Tram D2 5009 has been fitted with Onboard Announcements, announcing the next stop along a tram route. The voice used is exactly the same voice used in the C2 Class (Bumblebee) Trams. Also of note, A 258 is on Route 96 services today filling for a lack of available Bumblebee trams for servi...
by National Link
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013
Replies: 112
Views: 7538

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013

Services on the Frankston Line have been suspended between Caulfield and Moorabbin due to a person being struck by a train at Bentleigh Station. Replacement Buses are in use, with announcements at Caulfield stating this section of the line could be shut for at least 2 hours. My condolences and thoug...
by National Link
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013
Replies: 112
Views: 7538

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January to June 2013

Comeng 341M has been fitted with new Door Open/Closing Warning Tones for the doors on the left hand side. I noted this while on a Frankston Service today. Can you please elaborate on this? The tone's actual sound is a couple of notes higher than the standard Comeng Tone. If I manage to get 341M aga...

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