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l94scania wrote:Hey megumi Eagle Farm. they will be using them for their Glider Services

How many new B8RLEAs will be allocated to CityGlider? Thanks[/quote]

apparantley around 12 and will start being deliverd in april.[/quote]




Thank you for your information. Wondering only 12 artics are enough for CityGlider service or not. Usually the artics in current fleet do not operate on weekends and ph. Is it a mix of artics and rigid buses?
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How many new B8RLEAs will be allocated to CityGlider? Thanks[/quote]

apparantley around 12 and will start being deliverd in april.[/quote]




Thank you for your information. Wondering only 12 artics are enough for CityGlider service or not. Usually the artics in current fleet do not operate on weekends and ph. Is it a mix of artics and rigid buses?[/quote]


no worries qut391. they will be using existing blue glider fleet as well as those new artics.
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2801 at T now
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T2889 in service today on a 375.
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BT Enthusiast wrote:2801 at T now
Yeah, I saw it this afternoon doing the 444 I believe and then heading back to Toowong.
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Hey, I got a question. With the new artics for the cityglider service. Which CityGlider routes will they be running? If someone has already clarified this then I am sorry for bringing it up again because I am just curious if they will be doing blue or maroon routes. I am assuming Route 60 due to the delivery to Eagle Farm.
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Just Route 60 to help the peak overcrowding (and the standing room only at other times). The Maroon Glider will continue to be operated from Carina.
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Cazza wrote:Just Route 60 to help the peak overcrowding (and the standing room only at other times). The Maroon Glider will continue to be operated from Carina.
Really? I got a seat on route 60 many times when moving between the cultural centre and the valley. But those were not at peak time.
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Well practically all routes are like that, they get popular at peak times and at other times of the day they are practically empty because everyone is at work
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Megumi wrote:
Cazza wrote:Just Route 60 to help the peak overcrowding (and the standing room only at other times). The Maroon Glider will continue to be operated from Carina.
Really? I got a seat on route 60 many times when moving between the cultural centre and the valley. But those were not at peak time.
Not every off-peak bus will be busy as, yes, it's off-peak (that can even be said in peak times too). But the Blue CityGlider is the 2nd highest patronage route in Brisbane sitting at just over 3 million trips last financial year (see link below). This figure has grown substantially year on year for the past 5 years and is expected to continually rise due to the sheer number of apartments going up on both sides of the route.

There are also times where there are off-peak gaps between services of 15, even 20 mins (due to late running buses) obviously meaning that the following service will be very busy from the backlog of people. It all just depends on how many people are out at any one time.

Also, when the Metro comes online in 2023 (hopefully), it will be spitting more people out at the Cultural Centre and KGS where people need to change onto the Blue CG who are travelling north-south down the city spine (Adelaide St) to places like the valley and blocks further north of Albert St. It is and will continue to be one of Brisbane's high profile routes and needs to have buses running on it with a high capacity and ability to turn over high numbers of people.

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Not every off-peak bus will be busy as, yes, it's off-peak (that can even be said in peak times too). But the Blue CityGlider is the 2nd highest patronage route in Brisbane sitting at just over 3 million trips last financial year (see link below). This figure has grown substantially year on year for the past 5 years and is expected to continually rise due to the sheer number of apartments going up on both sides of the route.

There are also times where there are off-peak gaps between services of 15, even 20 mins (due to late running buses) obviously meaning that the following service will be very busy from the backlog of people. It all just depends on how many people are out at any one time.

Also, when the Metro comes online in 2023 (hopefully), it will be spitting more people out at the Cultural Centre and KGS where people need to change onto the Blue CG who are travelling north-south down the city spine (Adelaide St) to places like the valley and blocks further north of Albert St. It is and will continue to be one of Brisbane's high profile routes and needs to have buses running on it with a high capacity and ability to turn over high numbers of people.

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Is it possible to have some double-deckers?
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Double-deckers won’t fit in the tunnels and I don’t think they would fit under the overhead pedestrian walkway near Post Office Square on Adelaide Street.
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Plus double deckers aren't suited for shorter routes with a high turnover of commuters.
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T1309 is now G1309.
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Lord Mayor confirmed 18 new bendies will fun on Route 60, beginning to roll out from May:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nation ... 541gx.html
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T1307 is now G1307
(spotted on Monday at Toowong with G decals)
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1312 Retired
(don't know why though)
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EamonMBT wrote:1312 Retired
(don't know why though)
Probably for the same reason as all the other 1200s and 1300s that have been withdrawn lately.
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2891 and 2892 spotted out yesterday. Not sure if this is old news but they are the newest I've seen in service.
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Cazza wrote:2891 and 2892 spotted out yesterday. Not sure if this is old news but they are the newest I've seen in service.
Where did you spot them? If out on the streets are they still doing deliveries for Toowong?
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Can confirm they were at workshops Monday
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BT Enthusiast wrote:Can confirm they were at workshops Monday
2892 was on an inbound 370 this morning.
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EamonMBT wrote:
Cazza wrote:2891 and 2892 spotted out yesterday. Not sure if this is old news but they are the newest I've seen in service.
Where did you spot them? If out on the streets are they still doing deliveries for Toowong?

Both of them are located at Toowong. I saw T2891 on route 363 Herston rocket on Monday.
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Does anyone know the contract for the B8s? Does anyone know the exact number of b8s will be delivered?
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Does anybody know what happened to S2068? I received a photo of 2068 with its front completely smashed. If you want to see it I am happy to show but I am not allowed to say who I got it from as it is one of my friends who may have gotten it either off a driver or someone else related to BT.
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