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Definitely not those.
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385BUZ wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:38 pm Could it be this pair??
58 and 63 has the Futurebus rear ends.

I have a feeling it could be 6367AO being a Scania L94UB from CDC Ballarat depot.
Will probably go up Tuesday if this rain eases.
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Thanks! 🙂
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Who is operating the R395 at the moment? I assume Brisbane Bus Lines - but is there anyone else?
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AirBusTrain wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:25 am
385BUZ wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:38 pm Could it be this pair??
58 and 63 has the Futurebus rear ends.

I have a feeling it could be 6367AO being a Scania L94UB from CDC Ballarat depot.
Will probably go up Tuesday if this rain eases.
CDC Ballarat #172 is still in Ballarat. The #172 for the shuttle is ex Buslink Darwin #172
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Thanks for that maxy54!
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385BUZ wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:37 pm Who is operating the R395 at the moment? I assume Brisbane Bus Lines - but is there anyone else?
KBL does.
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AirBusTrain wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:34 pm Thanks for that maxy54!
There goes your trip! 😂
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385BUZ wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:44 pm
AirBusTrain wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:34 pm Thanks for that maxy54!
There goes your trip! 😂
Sounds about right! 🤣 Maybe next week, been doing 555s and local runs with my mate Santa and have to wait for my Coles delivery tommorow morning. Will be sure to get more videos of their post refurb B12 VSTs.
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Clarks 48 and 49 have been withdrawn and are awaiting sale.
Old Clarks 50 was dereg (XQ83MJ) couple months ago, still showing on fleetlists however.

Clarks still has go ahead for electric units at this stage, with works for implementing Superchargers in the yard. A driver suggested Clarks should buy the new Custom-Denning electric units, which look very stylish. Prefers them over the new look VSTs.
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AirBusTrain wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:50 am A driver suggested Clarks should buy the new Custom-Denning electric units, which look very stylish. Prefers them over the new look VSTs.
A bloody good idea! If only the Queensland Government didn't fund them to have Bustech electric buses!!
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385BUZ wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:57 pm
AirBusTrain wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:50 am A driver suggested Clarks should buy the new Custom-Denning electric units, which look very stylish. Prefers them over the new look VSTs.
A bloody good idea! If only the Queensland Government didn't fund them to have Bustech electric buses!!
I honestly have no hope in Bustechs (or BusTech or something now lol) future to be honest, by the sounds the Calabros aren't running the show anymore and it's taken over by some other numpties. Cost over quality I would imagine, already a bit like that with Bustech as it is. Our new units have had non stop issues (10 11 12 13 14 50). As much as I am literally a Bustech foamer, it sucks. The logo and name change is just the start it seems.
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What issues do they have with 10 11 etc if you can say?
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James00 wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:55 pm What issues do they have with 10 11 etc if you can say?
They're slow compared to their B12 counterparts, hard to hear out of the driver cab, extremely slow doors and some other issues I'm told. Then there's issues with doors, keeping up air, gearbox issues such as N to D with correct startup procedure etc etc..
(also, I have no affiliation with Clarks, just what drivers tell me) :D
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New unit for Mt Gravatt Bus Service. Featuring a white desto, first for their Optimus'!

Scania K310UB Volgren Optimus YS2K4X20001917924 "Sophie" 21 Translink livery, registered 23rd November '20.
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What are the rego and body nos on the new Mt Gravatt unit?
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1whoknows wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:17 am What are the rego and body nos on the new Mt Gravatt unit?
Forgot to state rego yesterday. XQ21PT, body number is unknown sorry.
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https://cdcqueensland.com.au/go-noosa-c ... ueensland/

Seems like they are using a Mere Optimi as well - see picture in link

Gladstone Bus #318
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Guess this now concludes the last post in this discussion. Happy New Year all!
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