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Merc1107 wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:27 am Whoops :oops:
I meant what was the rate of delivery for rigids prior to the artics?
385BUZ wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:37 am They used to be delivered at about 5 a month. (dont quote me on that!! :D)
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

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Just saw new artics without TransLink logos in the city today. One on Victoria Bridge southbound undergoing driver training, and one just passed by Elizabeth Street. Not sure whether they are the same bus or not.
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Yup. Yet to be sprayed in the blue cityglider livery. Makes sense that they are doing driver training as most of the drivers at E probobly dont have much experiance driving artics.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

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Seen another bendi in Hamilton yesterday on test. No numbers or logos and in standard BT livery.
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Skyblue1 wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:02 am Seen another bendi in Hamilton yesterday on test. No numbers or logos and in standard BT livery.
It seems to be 1 or 2 running around naked doing driver training, most are back at the depot in cityglider livery.

I wonder when they'll be put on :?:
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There has been a total of 13 B8RLEA Artics delivered so far this year* [1651 - 1663]

*Not including those (if any) delivered this month


4 Delivered in May

https://www.busnews.com.au/media/218559 ... ERIES.xlsx


3 Delivered in June

https://www.busnews.com.au/media/218559 ... ERIES.xlsx


6 Delivered in July

https://www.busnews.com.au/media/220027 ... eries.xlsx



Information about monthly delivery’s is on the Australasian bus and coach website.

https://www.busnews.com.au/bus-sales-data/data
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Just spotted T2853 on Route 60. 12:37 inbound from West End to Teneriffe Ferry.
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I have too noticed that some Toowong buses have been running some Route 60 services over the past week or so. Could it be anything to do with covering some of the runs/drivers from Eagle Farm that are out doing driving training on the new artics?
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Exactly right Cazza. I too have seen some Ts on route 60 and that seems like the only logical reason! :D
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Saw two new artics working on driver training on Victoria Bridge at noon.
E2883 on Route 60.
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^^__^^ wrote: Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:16 am 2068 I believe was involved in a head on collision on a 599 outside Sherwood depot at the bridge that crosses over the railway. Car crossed into the path of the bus.
I know this is old news but a while age a lot of you were wondering what happened to S2068. There has been nothing on the matter since. I keep forgetting to post this so please don’t pick me up on it, but this is really for people who don’t live in Brisbane or haven’t been to Toowong depot for a while.

I have seen S2068 at Toowong depot multiple times parked in a lane. Even seen it running. It was repaired at T and should be returned to S soon! All the damage completely repaired.

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Daza wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:53 pm
AirBusTrain wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:22 pm

That would be S1664.
That would be E1664. It will be wrapped in Blue Glider Livery.
My apologies! Unsure why I said S instead of E.
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Just seen an S tag (S2005) on a 234 about an hour ago. Is this a normal occurrence?? Seems rather odd to put an S on an eastern route! 🙃
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385BUZ wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:02 pm Just seen an S tag (S2005) on a 234 about an hour ago. Is this a normal occurrence?? Seems rather odd to put an S on an eastern route! 🙃
Carina and Sherwood share the 234.
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T2895 parked at Volgren today - with decals but no rego plates.
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As of late July it looks like at least up to 1663 are at Eagle Farm and about half were in a blue livery.
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ABS wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:07 pm As of late July it looks like at least up to 1663 are at Eagle Farm and about half were in a blue livery.
I wonder if they'll all be used on glider services - because 19 rigids and 11 artics on route 60 seems highly excessive
daveeyh wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:08 pm T2895 parked at Volgren today - with decals but no rego plates.
Yay! New rigids! Will be sure to let you all know if I see them on a 38X or 37X route!
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Does anyone know what the older buses stored at Sherwood depot are? They look like preserved high floor buses from aerial photography and have been there for about 3 years.
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I would assume they'd be MK4s preserved for maybe rail replacement by the looks of things
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It looks like QOCS 80 and 498, unless there are others I don't see.

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Spot on. Looks like preserved heritage buses.

Transport for Brisbane do not do rail replacement services.
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Off The Rails was on the money. Looks like QOCS preserved vehicles 185, 498, 722 and 827.

The fleet number for 185 is visible on the roof.

The other vehicles are identifiable by the position of the roof hatches and the distinctive tapered rear end.

This is purely from aerial photography and looking at pictures of the QOCS fleet on their website.
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Yeah! That seems like all the pieces of the puzzle have fitted together now!

QOCS dont have their own facility at the moment so BT are likely hosting some for the timebeing!
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Mystery: Solved!
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