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by TAA727
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations February 2015
Replies: 43
Views: 8020

Re: STA Observations February 2015

Sup sign is standard "PREPAY ONLY" sign, so technically not appropriate for a 380, but it generally lives in the windscreen and I forget it's there... 3291 will pull around 90-95. Some of the Randwick MANs with different diffs would pull well over 100! Fuel consumption is generally around 30-35L/100...
by TAA727
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations February 2015
Replies: 43
Views: 8020

Re: STA Observations February 2015

Former STA MAN SL-202 3291 made an unusual site in central Katoomba yesterday!
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by TAA727
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Qantas 767 Bundaberg.
Replies: 8
Views: 3930

Re: Qantas 767 Bundaberg.

VH-OJA Will be going to HARS Wollongong
http://australianaviation.com.au/2015/0 ... ment-home/
by TAA727
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: O 1086
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: O 1086

If not in the CBD then probably King St or Enmore Rd Newtown.
by TAA727
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations January 2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6768

Re: STA Observations January 2015

1598 was the first STA livery bus to receive Hop logos several months ago.
At the time I was told that all buses would be re-branded within 12 months. So you will be seeing a lot more in the near future.
by TAA727
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations December - 2014
Replies: 61
Views: 9279

Re: STA Observations December - 2014

Stu wrote:Volvo 1598 now has the HOP logo.
1598 was the first "old" bus to be re-stickered, both with the new hop logo and also most internal information decals have been re-done too. And has been this was for almost a month now.
by TAA727
Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - October 2014
Replies: 53
Views: 10115

Re: STA Observations - October 2014

3192, 3196, 3213, 3218 withdrawn from Tempe on Monday.
by TAA727
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - October 2014
Replies: 53
Views: 10115

Re: STA Observations - October 2014

Fleet Lists wrote:4823
shown in fleet list as
28/08/2014 depot Kingsgrove to Burwood
was seen on a Kingsgrove shift on route 478 at Miranda yesterday.
4823 is actually a Tempe bus, but like many others the Accred and/or run plate hasn't been updated
by TAA727
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - September 2014
Replies: 72
Views: 8696

Re: STA Observations - September 2014

Sometimes if a depot can't cove a run or shift portion with their own staff (due to sickness etc) they will call a neighbouring depot to see if they can cover the work instead. I've seen this happen several times between Tempe and Kingsgrove. I once operated some 461s as a Tempe driver, in a Tempe b...
by TAA727
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - August 2014
Replies: 90
Views: 10083

Re: STA Observations - August 2014

2088 has never been at T from my recollection. Certainly not recently.
by TAA727
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Council of Motor Clubs 17/08 Eastern Creek
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Council of Motor Clubs 17/08 Eastern Creek

Mark V/3119's MkV 3119, future "Pumpkin Bus"
And TAA727's MAN 3291 and MkII 2496 (Yes they're both mine! :) )
Was a fun day out and as 3119 says, a great pic!
by TAA727
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - August 2014
Replies: 90
Views: 10083

Re: STA Observations - August 2014

MkVs 3197, 3200, 3215 and 3216 were transferred from Tempe to Leichhardt tonight.
3192 and 3196 remain "stopped" at Tempe, future unknown.
by TAA727
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - August 2014
Replies: 90
Views: 10083

Re: STA Observations - August 2014

3215 and 3216 of late allocated to Tempe now showing as "On loan from Leichhardt" though are currently still working out of Tempe.
by TAA727
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - July 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 5614

Re: STA Observations - July 2014

busspot wrote:m/o 3215 transferred from Brookvale to Kingsgrove
Actually Tempe, along with 3216. They've been there for over a month now I think.
by TAA727
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: M50 operated by 3710
Replies: 10
Views: 1870

Re: M50 operated by 3710

The Luminator destos in Scania L113s are not programmed with metrobus destos due to their limited memory capacity.
Well certainly this is the case at Tempe depot, I assume other depots with Luminator destos have the same issue.
by TAA727
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - June 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 8639

Re: STA Observations - June 2014

And that step down at the middle door would appear to be dangerous after all of the years of a level floor at that point. The VSTs have been in service at Tempe for 7-8 months now and I'm not aware of a single incident or passenger complaint relating to the step at the rear door. I'd say they are p...
by TAA727
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - June 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 8639

Re: STA Observations - June 2014

I thought the mounts that went into everything last year was the Wayfarer (the one with the lock on it) or is there yet another one? Is that not exactly what I just said??? The console mount is now that for the wayfarer machine but with a easily removed "adaptor" fitted to allow fitting of the AFC ...
by TAA727
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - June 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 8639

Re: STA Observations - June 2014

Which leads me to ask this question: why are they still being fitted with Datafare consoles? Why not factory fit them with the Wayfarer + Opal reader + perhaps green machines? I don't believe that drivers from depots with the exception of Waverley have been trained on Opal. Would sending some new b...
by TAA727
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - June 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 8639

Re: STA Observations - June 2014

I have just noticed that on m/o1574, it is sporting an accreditation label which states that it is accredited to all STA depots, not just Brookvale. Accredited to all depots? Or just missing the specific depot name? (This frequently happens with depot transfers - the old depot name is removed, but ...
by TAA727
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: The Old Indicator Board at Sydney Terminal
Replies: 18
Views: 3304

Re: The Old Indicator Board at Sydney Terminal

William751 if you read the posts above you will see that this indicator board still exists, fully restored, in the Powerhouse Museum Sydney. So doubtless you could go and take as many photos as you desire. I also wouldn't be surprised, if you asked nicely and explained your interest, if someone may ...
by TAA727
Sun May 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - May 2014
Replies: 77
Views: 7528

Re: STA Observations - May 2014

2614 was swapped with Tempe's 2597 Wednesday last week (14/5/14)
by TAA727
Sun May 04, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - May 2014
Replies: 77
Views: 7528

Re: STA Observations - May 2014

Sounds like the Sheddie at M goofed by having it out, as at Tempe 2036 and 2115 were ebs'd to return after morning peak and then stopped awaiting the swap.
by TAA727
Sun May 04, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - May 2014
Replies: 77
Views: 7528

Re: STA Observations - May 2014

Not sure what the reason for the change over was, but it certainly wasn't done directly with a T driver. 2585 was brought to Tempe by either a mechanic or shed driver from Willoughby along with another driver as passenger and both 2036 and 2115 were taken directly from Tempe yard to Willoughby. (aft...
by TAA727
Sat May 03, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - May 2014
Replies: 77
Views: 7528

Re: STA Observations - May 2014

Stu wrote:4831 transferred from T to M and in service on 28/04/14.
4831 has never been at T!?

However loan units 2036 and 2115 were returned to M from T yesterday with 2585 returning to T. (2598 is now listed as "on loan at WALES")
by TAA727
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations April 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6101

Re: STA Observations April 2014

Yes it was my MAN 3291 which featured in "Modern Family"! :D Seen here in my garden still decorated just after filming. (fake ad has since been removed) 10010772_10152051519263263_33677063096198351_o.jpg 10155367_10152051519328263_1484886817741995597_n.jpg Some of the cast posing with the bus (not m...

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