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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #100 on: May 17, 2013, 03:38:37 PM »
A photo of one of their artics that was taken by a forum member (I forget his name, but was from Finland) can be found at http://busglobe.com/picture/6133

You can see my name on the photo.. And I am from Denmark.  ;)

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« Reply #101 on: May 17, 2013, 05:19:13 PM »
Sorry about that, I had a brain fail.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #102 on: May 19, 2013, 07:35:15 PM »
701, 702 and 710 have arrived in Tasmania - some pics have been posted at Bus Australia: http://busaustralia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=73227

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2013, 10:22:34 PM »
712 is now back in Tuggy sheds and available for revenue traffic.

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« Reply #104 on: May 19, 2013, 10:25:16 PM »
While Bus 986 is still spilt on the bricks.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #105 on: May 21, 2013, 05:28:52 AM »
712 worked Marist school run 888 yesterday pm, then Weston Ck Express 729, then relief 749 Xpresso, Woden-Belconnen.

Stabled in Belconnen Depot garage for driver's break.

Goes very well now after stint in Tuggy bus hospital and respite care......

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #106 on: June 04, 2013, 01:35:39 PM »
Do we know when the next lot of artic's will be sold by ACTION?

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #107 on: June 04, 2013, 03:38:55 PM »
Better question would be "who wants to buy 25 year old artics?" I'm sure that if someone made ACTION an offer, they would sell them.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #108 on: June 05, 2013, 11:21:35 PM »
712 was in the shed and available for service today.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #109 on: June 06, 2013, 10:01:48 PM »
I spotted her on a school run this morning.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #110 on: June 10, 2013, 12:39:55 AM »
Oldest fleet veteran, Renault artic 712, worked S/R 888 and Xpresso 729 southbound on Friday 7 June.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #111 on: June 12, 2013, 04:33:04 PM »
723 was at the back of Woden Sheds yesterday  :(

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #112 on: June 12, 2013, 04:50:51 PM »
Saw an unidentified Mk I artic being towed into Belco depot today. Fleet numbers had been removed and "PARTS ONLY" was painted down the side.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #113 on: June 12, 2013, 08:51:08 PM »
^^ That would be either 724 or 720 - one of the early withdrawals from T depot.

717 is now parked at rear of B workshops, stripped of radio, security cameras, ticket equipment.

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« Reply #114 on: June 22, 2013, 10:32:02 PM »
The selling has begun, Bus 719 is up for Auction at Pickles Auctions, http://www.pickles.com.au/trucks/item/-/details/CP-07-88--Renault--Bus/1402125870. Looks like a bus auction coming up as some Rosa & Hinos are also listed for the auction.
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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #115 on: June 24, 2013, 09:51:17 AM »
723 was at the back of Woden Sheds yesterday  :(

723 was on a 687 on Friday arvo.  Don't know why it was at Woden Depot the other week though.


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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #116 on: June 25, 2013, 01:23:19 AM »
723 worked S/R 888 and 729 this Monday pm.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #117 on: June 26, 2013, 11:02:28 PM »
712 again mooted for imminent withdrawal....

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #118 on: June 28, 2013, 12:24:31 AM »
Passed 721 heading north on Tuggeranong Parkway to meet its fate...and being driven by a Workshop staffer.
No sign of 712 around T Depot this afternoon (Thurs).

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Re: Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #119 on: June 28, 2013, 10:34:26 AM »
No sign of 712 around T Depot this afternoon (Thurs).
No sign in the depot because it was out in service. I passed it twice last night. Makes me wonder how they decide which bus to withdraw: maybe whichever bus is available.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #120 on: June 28, 2013, 11:42:41 PM »
No sign of it (712) around the Depot during the off peak today.

 It may have been out doing charters, although as far as possible, drivers are expected to use Scania artics for charter work.

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« Reply #121 on: June 29, 2013, 03:09:46 PM »
Bus 712 is currently sitting around the back of Tuggeranong workshops. The BDC is still installed & is still registered.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #122 on: June 29, 2013, 06:05:23 PM »
Bus 712 is currently sitting around the back of Tuggeranong workshops. The BDC is still installed & is still registered.

Ah, that's interesting. It deserves a reprieve for a while. It goes pretty well at present compared with say, 723, which I had yesterday.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #123 on: June 29, 2013, 06:13:22 PM »
Recent withdrawals have been: 711 715 717 719 721. (Can you see a pattern?)

723 could be next to go. Hard to know for sure: 712 could just as easily be getting its equipment removed on Sunday.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #124 on: July 01, 2013, 06:00:17 PM »
Of the Mk1's, I saw 712, 718 and 723 in service today, although Smitho posted this in the Rigid withdrawals thread:

712 was in revenue service again this am..... but was scheduled to be driven off from Tuggy Depot 'to meet its fate' later today...

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #125 on: July 01, 2013, 11:27:16 PM »
Yes, I can confirm that 712 was in service today, apparently "on concession"....

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #126 on: July 05, 2013, 01:38:59 PM »
The selling has begun, Bus 719 is up for Auction at Pickles Auctions, http://www.pickles.com.au/trucks/item/-/details/CP-07-88--Renault--Bus/1402125870. Looks like a bus auction coming up as some Rosa & Hinos are also listed for the auction.
Auction was yesterday. Bus is no longer listed on the website, but that doesn't mean it has been sold.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #127 on: July 06, 2013, 01:04:56 AM »
Quote from: smitho
712 was in revenue service again this am..... but was scheduled to be driven off from Tuggy Depot 'to meet its fate' later today...".
I haven't seen 712 @ Depot or on road since Monday 1st July, so assume its retirement from the ACTION fleet proceeded as planned after its final revenue runs on Monday. 
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« Reply #128 on: July 08, 2013, 05:01:44 PM »
Buses 718 & 723 have been transferred to Woden Depot. There could be more, but that's all I could see from the road.

If the original allocation of articulated bus replacement has arrived & in service, I suppose all MkI Renault Pr 180.2's could be withdrawn these holidays.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #129 on: July 09, 2013, 07:40:34 PM »
Only spotted two Mk1's in service tonight - 714 and 726.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #130 on: July 10, 2013, 12:33:21 AM »
Only spotted two Mk1's in service tonight - 714 and 726.

Some artic runs are being done with standard and steer tag buses during schoool hols....

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #131 on: July 10, 2013, 06:15:41 PM »
True. With the different shifts I suppose artic shifts can go standard.. (or the reverse), or no change.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #132 on: July 10, 2013, 11:23:00 PM »
ARTICS SPOT SURVEY

Mark 1s 'on shed' at T Depot, late morning,  on 10 July 2013:-

714, 716, 722, 725, 726

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #133 on: July 10, 2013, 11:33:06 PM »
Mark 1 Renault artics on shed at Woden Depot as at 9 July 2013:-

700, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708,709

711, 712, 713, 715, 717, 718

720, 721, 723, 724

TOTAL = 17

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #134 on: July 17, 2013, 06:58:48 PM »
I'm coming down to Canberra this Thursday & Friday 18th & 19th. I'm really hoping to get one last ride on a Renault artic, are any still "on the road"? Where, when, and what routes would be my best chances of getting one?

Thanks.  Daniel.

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« Reply #135 on: July 17, 2013, 07:40:02 PM »
While i don't get to see many artics during the week, but i have seen one Renault artic on the 16:47 318 ex-Lanyon MP. It's a pity you weren't down on Saturday or Sunday in particular with the Raiders playing in the NRL (Saturday) or the Brumbies playing in the Super 14 finals series when the Renaults have a higher chance of being out.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #136 on: July 17, 2013, 08:11:06 PM »
While i don't get to see many artics during the week, but i have seen one Renault artic on the 16:47 318 ex-Lanyon MP. It's a pity you weren't down on Saturday or Sunday in particular with the Raiders playing in the NRL (Saturday) or the Brumbies playing in the Super 14 finals series when the Renaults have a higher chance of being out.

Great! I'll head down to Tuggeranong tomorrow arvo and try my luck. Thanks.

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« Reply #137 on: July 18, 2013, 03:31:30 PM »
The Mark 2 Renault artics have been given a full detailing in preparation for resumption of school services next week, while Mark 1s have received a less thorough going over, in anticipation of their likely withdrawal in near future.

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« Reply #138 on: July 24, 2013, 09:04:51 PM »
What looks like Bus 718 is up for auction at Pickles (http://www.pickles.com.au/trucks/item/-/details/CP-05-88--Renault--Bus/1402127900). There's also a couple of Hino's (Buses 004 & 008) available at the same auction.
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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #139 on: July 24, 2013, 09:41:10 PM »
Any photos of the remaining Mk1's in service (particularly 725!) would be appreciated so we can get lots of photos into the Gallery.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #140 on: July 27, 2013, 04:15:35 PM »
Bus 717 may have been sold recently. It is does not appear to be garaged to Woden Depot any longer but is not listed at Pickles.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #141 on: August 03, 2013, 12:19:58 PM »
Only two Mk1s remain in service: 714 & 722.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #142 on: August 03, 2013, 10:54:04 PM »
I used 716 on Thursday 1st August on Career Expo charters and then my usual afternoon runs...received a call from workshops during those runs advising me that it should've been left with the workshops staff that morning....suspected then that this fine bus may have been on its final ACTION day in service.

Hope I'm wrong about that ...may be it is tucked away in the Tuggy workshops somewhere.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #143 on: August 05, 2013, 11:13:14 PM »
Understand 716 is now @ Belco and unlikely to return to Tuggeranong.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #144 on: August 06, 2013, 04:27:05 PM »
BUS.725 Withdrawn?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'(

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #145 on: August 06, 2013, 09:26:00 PM »
BUS.725 Withdrawn?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'(

Unfortunately, yes. :(

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #146 on: August 10, 2013, 04:26:23 PM »
Buses 717 & 718 (relisted) have been put up for auction at Pickles for 5th September.

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Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #147 on: August 23, 2013, 06:46:34 PM »
Earlier this evening I spotted a Mk I artic travelling not in service south on the Federal Hwy at Stirling Ave, Watson. Didn't catch the fleet number unfortunately, could have chased it but Neighbours was beckoning  :P

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« Reply #148 on: August 30, 2013, 05:25:54 PM »
As of 23:59:59 Saturday 30th August, Buses 714 & 722 will be withdrawn. Belconnen Depot will have the last remaining MkI Renault artic.

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Re: Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #149 on: August 30, 2013, 10:06:03 PM »
As of 23:59:59 Saturday 30th August, Buses 714 & 722 will be withdrawn. Belconnen Depot will have the last remaining MkI Renault artic.

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