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330 and 331 in hobart i seen
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1whoknows wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 7:35 am And it seems there will be no more Bustechs to come now if the current goss is correct.
900 - 926 i believe 26
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Buses 242 and 244 seen in service around Hobart with also 330 and 331. Also 204,205,206 seen around Hobart. 911 on the road also.
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Buses 202 and 203 Been Retired Unknown of outcome. My guess sold or scraped. (Graveyard)
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Busnut704 wrote: Mon Feb 06, 2023 3:04 pm Buses 202 and 203 Been Retired Unknown of outcome. My guess sold or scraped. (Graveyard)
Does that mean there are now no 14.5m buses in Metro’s fleet?
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There is one left #245 it hasn't been on the road for like 6 plus months. :mrgreen:
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There was a Tasmanian artic on a Auckland wharf about 2 weeks ago
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It has been reported on Facebook that Kinetic is in the process of taking over O'Driscolls in Hobart. They run the New Norfolk route plus school runs and charters.
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401 seen in service in hobart also 912 was in workshops.
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1whoknows wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 6:02 am It has been reported on Facebook that Kinetic is in the process of taking over O'Driscolls in Hobart. They run the New Norfolk route plus school runs and charters.
Kinetic Tasmania Brought Redline And O'Driscolls.
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Also O'Driscoll Coaches was doing charter work for the jack jumpers game last night, Instead of Metro.
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LB608 wrote: Tue Feb 07, 2023 3:31 pm There was a Tasmanian artic on a Auckland wharf about 2 weeks ago
Did by chance get a bus number?
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Busnut704 wrote: Fri Feb 17, 2023 4:24 pm
1whoknows wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 6:02 am It has been reported on Facebook that Kinetic is in the process of taking over O'Driscolls in Hobart. They run the New Norfolk route plus school runs and charters.
Kinetic Tasmania Brought Redline Not O'Driscolls.
Kinetic announced it themselves: https://www.wearekinetic.com/media/kine ... ll-coaches
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Well there ya go another Tasmanian owned company gone..
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Observed a new Express bodied Scania low floor belonging to Tassielink arriving at the Spirit Of Tasmania quay tonight (21/2 5.30pm) in Geelong
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406 seen last night also seen 912
Buses 223, 245, 639, 640, 648, 658, 659, in disposal fleet list but still registered.
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Usually (Burnie) Buses 401. 404. 405. 406 Seen on routes around Hobart also 912 913 914.
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Three Custom Denning Elements to be delivered to Metro Tas for trial in Launceston. They will be the first fully low floor buses in Tasmania.

https://www.customdenning.com.au/post/c ... a-contract
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#147 Bustech VST MAN N93 chassis (ex Skybus Auckland #135) now located at Kinetic Tasmania (Redline) Derwent Park depot.

Currently unregistered. Has to go through some checks for suitability but, if all goes well, will be used on Hobart-Sorell-Dodges Ferry services, replacing the current BLK low floor fleet (92, 93, 94 and 95) and will be based out of Dodges Ferry. There will be at least another two (or three) VSTs arriving soon.

Interior has been done with the usual Skybus seats (red).
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a lot been happening with metro but buses 912. 913. 914. 915. 916. 917. seen about around Hobart. buses 400 to 410 are Hobart permeant buses 851 - 861 and 863 are in Burnie fleet now buses 244 242 Hobart fleet buses 307 308 309 312 316 from Launceston now in Hobart's fleet. seen around Hobart area. buses in Launceston now are 207 -218 220 221 224 225 233 310 311 313 314 315 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 325 812 814 816 818 820 822 824 826 828 830 832 834 836 838 840 842 844 846 848 850

204 205 206 207 219 223 245 639 640 648 658 659 still reg not in passenger use

update 17/01/2024 bus 210 in hobart fleet

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tonyp wrote: Mon Jul 03, 2023 5:33 pm Three Custom Denning Elements to be delivered to Metro Tas for trial in Launceston. They will be the first fully low floor buses in Tasmania.

https://www.customdenning.com.au/post/c ... a-contract
Four Custom Denning Elements Being numbered from 101 - 104
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Lt. Commander Data wrote: Tue Feb 07, 2023 12:34 pm
Busnut704 wrote: Mon Feb 06, 2023 3:04 pm Buses 202 and 203 Been Retired Unknown of outcome. My guess sold or scraped. (Graveyard)
Does that mean there are now no 14.5m buses in Metro’s fleet?
201 Mechanical failure no oil in motor control said keep going and 202 203 went to fruit pickers up Devonport
245 Gathering cobbwebs
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