Life expectancy of BT B10Ls

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Re: Life expectancy of BT B10Ls

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Anyone know if there are any plans to replace the B10Ls with the QUT livery with B7's?

B7's already do some of the QUT Campus shuttle runs now.

I would think it would make sense to have Eagle Farm as a B7R only depot.
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CB busboy, 3 B10L is currently being stored at bustech for a while it awaiting to go down.
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superbossgc wrote:CB busboy, 3 B10L is currently being stored at bustech for a while it awaiting to go down.
are the B10Ls still at bustech or are they on their way down to Sydney
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B10L's in the decommissioned lanes at Eagle Farm,rego plates numbers and graphics removed DCU's etc being readied for sale. QUT B7's are having graphics done ready for New Year. 35 buses waiting to go to Manheims, but they have no room for them, overcrowded with the 10,000 hail damaged cars. Moreton :wink:
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No room at Manheims, all stocks of decommissioned b10ls and b10ms are now in EF Depot until further notice. UQ Ls are being stripped down and ready for sale. Stock reduction sale coming soon. Moreton :wink:
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They should have tried flogging off more of them when there was a run on buses a year ago in connection with the Sydney contracts. Good luck getting anything now...
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08 XDi wrote:They should have tried flogging off more of them when there was a run on buses a year ago in connection with the Sydney contracts. Good luck getting anything now...
Yes, I agree. I am not sure why buses were held so as to provide BT buses for G20 (as BT was clearly overstocked with buses since the last timetable changes) - surely G20 could have sourced additional buses from private providers and BT destocked earlier.
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moreton wrote:No room at Manheims, all stocks of decommissioned b10ls and b10ms are now in EF Depot until further notice. UQ Ls are being stripped down and ready for sale. Stock reduction sale coming soon. Moreton :wink:
QUT B10Ls still in service this week on the QUT Shuttles - 565 and 580 still sporting their blue wrap.
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S still has a lane of B10l's also. 5-7 with some hiding behind some Scania units. The BT Safety bus is there as well. Not sure what fleet number it is though, will it be kept to continue safety duties or also being decommissioned?
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569 and 554, 557 owned by busabout, is now being scrapped for parts.
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Only a few left now get in early, another 10 mark 3's went last week. Stock reduction sale now on. Moreton :wink:
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Haven't seen any of the E buses (565, 580, 591, 594 and 596) so far in February - anyone know if they have been formally withdrawn?

In contrast, I have seen the S buses 559, 562, 587, 588 and 590 in service so far this month.
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daveeyh wrote:Haven't seen any of the E buses (565, 580, 591, 594 and 596) so far in February - anyone know if they have been formally withdrawn?

In contrast, I have seen the S buses 559, 562, 587, 588 and 590 in service so far this month.
All are still registered but it's likely that they're stored/parked at Eagle Farm awaiting sale.
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Only S running last Ls, saw one this week, last of the model...all the rest are parked up. Moreton :wink:
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moreton wrote:Only S running last Ls, saw one this week, last of the model...all the rest are parked up. Moreton :wink:
Still some at SWT too.
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S562 and S587 in service today, on inbound 181 and 105 respectively.
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daveeyh wrote:Haven't seen any of the E buses (565, 580, 591, 594 and 596) so far in February - anyone know if they have been formally withdrawn?

In contrast, I have seen the S buses 559, 562, 587, 588 and 590 in service so far this month.
Saw E591 in service today on District Service 924 - first time I have seen a E lemon in service since January.
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E565 and E594 were out and about today in service
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580 is currently listed on the Manheim website for sale.
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daveeyh wrote:580 is currently listed on the Manheim website for sale.
594 listed on Manheim now as well.
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589 in service with SWT on 122s today 23/06/15.
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I was told that the plan was for the B10L's was that they would all be gone this financial year - looks unlikely with only a bit over a week to go.
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All b10L's have been removed from BT service. SWT's b10L's are also at S's graveyard.
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Was just looking at the Photos section and saw that Sita in Melbourne have bought about a dozen B10L's in the past couple of months.

There are no B10Ls currently listed on Manheims - have BT now sold all of their B10Ls?
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