New Hillsbus at Volgren!

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New Hillsbus at Volgren!

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I was at Volgren in Dandenong which is a suburb in Melbourne and i got a pic of this new Hillsbus.
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Who was the other bus for beside it?
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Definitely Brisbane Transport!
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grenda bus 669 wrote:I was at Volgren in Dandenong which is a suburb in Melbourne and i got a pic of this new Hillsbus.
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There are apparently 17 new "growth" buses coming for Hillsbus - not sure if that figure includes the 5 deckers or not.

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Geoff wrote:
grenda bus 669 wrote:I was at Volgren in Dandenong which is a suburb in Melbourne and i got a pic of this new Hillsbus.
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There are apparently 17 new "growth" buses coming for Hillsbus - not sure if that figure includes the 5 deckers or not.

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there were about 2 or 3 of the same bus at the back being built

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Nice scoop of sorts. More B7RLEs I take it? I haven't seen alloys on one of these before.
Great to see more coming as I find these one of my favourite modern buses going around Sydney.
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Ohh Gov't Livery and Chrome wheels, i thought our busses (Premier Illawarra) were the only ones to have this.
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Alcoa wheels are a factory option for Volvos and they save quite a bit of weight.
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Geoff wrote:There are apparently 17 new "growth" buses coming for Hillsbus - not sure if that figure includes the 5 deckers or not.

Geoff.
27 according to TfNSW:
Funding has been allocated by the NSW Government for 27 new buses for Hillsbus this financial year to improve service frequency, reduce travel times and increase seating availability on a number of the highest demand routes from the area. There are plans for some of these additional buses to operate on the Dural routes.
The funding is made available under the Growth Buses Program and is about providing additional bus services, where and when our customers need them to make journeys easier, faster and more comfortable.
Taken from the TfNSW Northern CBD bus improvements page (http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/news/no ... provements)
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Grenda bus 669 did you happen to see what brand the Brisbane Transport bus was?
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racingnathan wrote:Grenda bus 669 did you happen to see what brand the Brisbane Transport bus was?
More than likely another Volvo B7RLE
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No, demo Scania K280UB.
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No more day time running lights?
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5 Deckers for Hillsbus? That will leave only 2 for State Transit wouldnt it?
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How do you figure?
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CityRail wrote:5 Deckers for Hillsbus? That will leave only 2 for State Transit wouldnt it?
I was somewhat of the impression that none would be going to STA...
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Where the Deckers are going is all speculation at the moment.
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Isn't that they have ordered 14.5m Volvo for 617X ?
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I've been hearing rumours about 14.5m Volvo's for CDC for some years now - when I see them on the road I'll believe they've been ordered!

Plus the 14.5's could run on any approved route, not just the 617X
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Daniel wrote:Definitely Brisbane Transport!
Newcastle is closer than Victoria .. BTW what's being built at Newcastle Volgren these days .. ?
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I assume nothing? Isn't Tomago closed?
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there is also another volgren in eagle farm next to airport, because Volgren Brisbane can do share their ordered new buses for any states, and I know they're currently making B7RLE atm for BT, and I think they re current making a school bus vehicle.
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I'm so used to the CB80 body on the B7 chassis the Volgren looks positively ponderous. I'm curious as to the
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About the same really, depending on spec.
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G. Lewis wrote:
Daniel wrote:Definitely Brisbane Transport!
Newcastle is closer than Victoria .. BTW what's being built at Newcastle Volgren these days .. ?

Newcastle IS closed, has been for a while now.

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