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Metro's TRAINING buses

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:05 pm
by Tas Bus Nut
The last two (2) VOVIs retired from service in Hobart, have been converted to TRAINING BUSES.
Here are some pics of them in their "NEW" livery/signage. :roll:

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Re: Metro's TRAINING buses

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:11 pm
by stevegj52
Very striking livery Neil :lol: :lol: and no yellow

Re: Metro's TRAINING buses

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:53 pm
by STA 1440
You'd think they'd use artics as training buses!?

Re: Metro's TRAINING buses

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:08 am
by vernbale
stevegj52 wrote:Very striking livery Neil :lol: :lol: and no yellow
Don't give them ideas steve :lol:

Re: Metro's TRAINING buses

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:23 am
by yoda
STA 1440 wrote:You'd think they'd use artics as training buses!?
You are started off in the rigid's before moving up into the artics.
We don't have enough of them to cover the peak times, let alone give some to training!
Wonder when the idea of bringing #705 back into service will make sense considering we are so short of artics....

Re: Metro's TRAINING buses

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:10 pm
by Bedford-29
I can see yellow on the L plate and in the desto and on the Driver under destruction I mean instruction on the engine bay door :mrgreen: .There is no getting away not seeing yellow on a Metro bus :wink: .

Re: Metro's TRAINING buses

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:02 pm
by Busnut704
Do they still have the passenger seats in them VOVIs or did they take them out???

Re: Metro's TRAINING buses

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:19 pm
by yoda
I was lucky enough to do a lap of the yard in 142 this week.
They have most seats still in place, with one missing opposite the back doors where a whiteboard has been placed over the window and the rear facing seats at the front have been removed.

Re: Metro's TRAINING buses

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:35 pm
by vernbale
Why is the front side window different on #143?

Re: Metro's TRAINING buses

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:38 pm
by yoda
Window frames damaged in a police exercise I believe.