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by miclementson
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 44466

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

Was on 906, Designline 'Citybus' 558 on Wednesday morning. The A/C was very poor, and no windows to open.
by miclementson
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 20568

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Train 2 Bus at Ringwood today. Incidentally, who owns this Company.
by miclementson
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 31497

Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Would this mean that Drivers as well as Routes operated have relocated to Croydon. It would be of interest to know which Routes each depot now operates. Also which routes are now shared between depots. From my observation is appears the 670 is shared by Lilydale and Knoxfield; the 732 and 737 are sh...
by miclementson
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 31497

Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Last Saturday morning I used the 670 from Croydon Station to Chirnside Park; being operated by a Designline out of Knoxfield Depot. The driver told me it was her first run on that route.
by miclementson
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 31497

Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Actually I have for a long time thought that they needed some changes; too many empty buses running up and down Scoresby Road over the years; then today I saw three in the space of a few minutes'. Two going north, other going south. Coming from London; where in the 1960's the then longer routes were...
by miclementson
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group News 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 31497

Re: Ventura Group News 2019

Thanks for this information. In the last week I have seen 993 (The only CB80) of Croydon Depot on the 737; and then 858 (Lilydale's only Designline) at KnoX City; thought it was on 737 but quite possibly the 732.
by miclementson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 72915

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

In recent months it appears the 901 has more PTV Livery Buses operating than those in the Silver SmartBus Livery. Is this no longer a requirement of the PTV for Smartbus Routes to use the Silver Livery. I understand on occasion it might happen; but it appears to much more than short term. Most of th...
by miclementson
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 135215

Transdev Melbourne News 2017

In recent months I have seen many PTV Livery buses on the 901. In fact it is common-place. Is this a change of PTV requirements that the SmartBus Services no longer need to be in their livery.
by miclementson
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Cheap rollingstock dedicated to RRL
Replies: 19
Views: 5358

Re: Cheap rollingstock dedicated to RRL

I have used the D78 Stock when on the District Line; I would not think Viva's rebuild would make them of use in the outer suburban lines here. Far better to Electrify to Bacchus Marsh; and even to the Geelong area.
by miclementson
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news August - December 2015
Replies: 171
Views: 33941

Re: Transdev Melbourne news August - December 2015

In fairness, the observations about Transdev have rarely been about the Drivers. One suspects the contributors only reflect the general feeling that Transdev are not as well received by users as the previous operator. Perhaps the fault lies with the PTV and those who awarded a contract to a Company ...
by miclementson
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - July 2015
Replies: 200
Views: 33680

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2015

<< The Transdev contract would have specified the numbers of new buses to be purchased each year >> Then it is the P T V that needs to be reminded to ensure that Transdev either live up to the Contract or cancel it. One lesson in business is not to accept the lowest price tender, as it may come back...
by miclementson
Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - July 2015
Replies: 200
Views: 33680

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2015

This is a question many would like to see the answer: << So where, oh where, are all the Gemilang's...... still sitting on the docks??? Hopefully they're not rusting too.... >> This appears to be a Bus Company that has no interest in providing modern buses; and what's worse both the PTV and the Stat...
by miclementson
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - July 2015
Replies: 200
Views: 33680

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2015

What a disaster. 18 months into the contract; only six (6) new buses. How many new buses have we seen for the Ventura Group in that time? How many new buses have we seen for Dysons, for CDC.

Transdev appear to be just the same as Connex. One asks if they will ever recover and gain a good reputation.
by miclementson
Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - July 2015
Replies: 200
Views: 33680

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2015

Why is it that Transdev have not ordered any new buses since the five (5) that arrived last year. Meanwhile new buses have been added to many of the other fleets such as Dysons and Ventura.
by miclementson
Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Possible Ventura Strike - Mon 22/12 to Wed 24/12
Replies: 29
Views: 8440

Re: Possible Ventura Strike - Mon 22/12 to Wed 24/12

I note they plan to Strike until Christmas Day. All will be back for extra pay over the holidays.
by miclementson
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Transdev Melbourne
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Transdev Melbourne

With only five (5) new buses joining the fleet since September 2013; is anyone aware of the Contract Transdev have with the PTV about updating the fleet. Ids there any requirement that mentions fleet replacement?
by miclementson
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 298887

Re: PTV livery list

See at Box Hill this afternoon; Transdev in PTV Colours, Re: 7230AO; could not see fleet number of 607.
by miclementson
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 298887

Re: PTV livery list

I think it looks really good.
by miclementson
Sun May 25, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV livery list 2013 - 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 298887

PTV livery list

Any timetable for the new PTV livery on the Designline fleet.
by miclementson
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: MITCHAM RAIL SHUT DOWN
Replies: 13
Views: 1748

Re: MITCHAM RAIL SHUT DOWN

Any thoughts about a pictorial progress update on this work, at both Mitcham and Rooks Road.
by miclementson
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2013
Replies: 213
Views: 22599

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2013

1095 (7872AO) seen between duties at Croydon.
by miclementson
Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Bus Tracking System Scrapped!
Replies: 31
Views: 3456

Re: Melbourne Bus Tracking System Scrapped!

One finds it easy to blame 'The Government'. Our Politicians are not the experts; they are persuaded to the decisions they make by their Advisers. Government after Government keep making the wrong decisions, buy he wrong technology. Isn't it about time there was a shake up in the Transport Departmen...
by miclementson
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2013
Replies: 472
Views: 48302

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2013

Question: does the contract require / allow / ensure that Transdev will repaint the buses into their own livery or the PTV livery. (Not the SmartBuses, of course). Otherwise they will inherit a disparate number of liveries from Ventura.

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