Website | Forum | Gallery | Fleet Wiki
ACT Bus Forum

Renault artic withdrawals

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2012, 09:44:29 PM »
So who is going to fight for a drive of the last MkI PR180.2 at Belconnen?

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2012, 10:02:11 PM »
Still needs more work I think. The trailer in particular was looking a bit ratty when I caught it during the week. Was really struggling with the heat too. Very slow off the mark.

Yes, I was warned by another driver not to take out 988. He said it was a real slug and had earlier got him into trouble because of its very slow acceleration.

Offline The Love Guru

  • *****
  • 948
  • Gender: Male
  • ACTION 0305, perfection in public transport
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2012, 10:55:49 AM »
So who is going to fight for a drive of the last MkI PR180.2 at Belconnen?

Too late now!
I drove 709 on the last day of the last school holidays (the last shift i was going to be able to get an artic on). It is a very good example of the type, however with a gearbox reprogram it would be excellent.

Offline Busnerd

  • *****
  • 2017
    • ACT BUS
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #53 on: December 10, 2012, 01:45:17 PM »
Could someone get some photos of the withdrawn artics at woden? Probably the last chance to get photos of them before they get scrapped/sold!

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2012, 01:55:27 PM »
Some photos of the artics at Woden Depot are in the ACT Bus Gallery. That's only for the buses not blocked in.

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #55 on: December 10, 2012, 07:30:32 PM »
Some photos of the artics at Woden Depot are in the ACT Bus Gallery. That's only for the buses not blocked in.

With the other issue being that all the artics have had the fleet numbers removed.

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2012, 08:35:14 PM »
There was another one parked against the rear fence next to 713 today.

As opposed to getting photos of them in Woden, everyone should really just aim to get plenty of photos of them in service

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2012, 07:05:57 PM »
708 to Tuggies, 713 withdrawn

Glad 708 made the move. Runs very well. It's no 725, but it's a very nice bus.

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2012, 11:39:19 AM »
Drove 'bandaged' 723 on my last school run yesterday....not running quite as smoothly as it used to.

(700 and 702 are my usual choices....both going pretty well).

Offline perthbus

  • *
  • 5
  • Newbie
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #59 on: December 16, 2012, 03:35:06 PM »
I can confirm some of these are heading to WA, not sure of the fleet numbers we're getting yet.

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2013, 02:16:35 AM »
I hope any Tuggeranong drivers out there can keep an eye on it. But from a drive by on Saturday, Bus 711 was parked separately on the Tuggeranong bricks & looks like the next withdrawal.

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #61 on: January 07, 2013, 06:37:47 PM »
Tuggeranong is still sending artics out in service during th holidays - I saw 723 and 987 this arvo

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2013, 03:17:12 PM »
Tuggeranong is still sending artics out in service during th holidays - I saw 723 and 987 this arvo

Yes, I had 700 out yesterday afternoon due to PR2 shortage and no green buses being available.

As per Murphy's Law, the air cond in 700 wasn't operating....phew!!!!

Offline The Love Guru

  • *****
  • 948
  • Gender: Male
  • ACTION 0305, perfection in public transport
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2013, 05:01:20 PM »
Not supposed to take them out with the drivers air-con US Smitho!

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2013, 06:33:18 PM »
Yes, I had 700 out yesterday afternoon due to PR2 shortage and no green buses being available.

As per Murphy's Law, the air cond in 700 wasn't operating....phew!!!!

I always chuckle when a shortage of standard buses is mentioned, given they have a bunch sitting at Woden Depot unused

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2013, 02:37:09 PM »
Not supposed to take them out with the drivers air-con US Smitho!

Yeah; only noticed it was defective when time was against me doing a swap. Bit of a pain.

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2013, 07:45:03 PM »
700 appears to be in the 'sin bin' at present; now parked alongside the PR 2 trainer bus with its back to the workshop. Two way and Wayfarer gear still in place.

Does not seem to have seen any service since I parked it on the bricks after doing 787 Xpresso last Monday afternoon (7 Jan).

Offline Barry Drive

  • *****
  • 3701
  • Gender: Male
  • Obscurantist
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #67 on: January 15, 2013, 11:59:30 AM »
Which suggests that all withdrawals will be done numerically from here on, apart from any future mechanical failures.

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #68 on: January 15, 2013, 09:08:39 PM »
Well 700 was out of the 'sin bin' this evening, but whether it was back with its sisters at 'Pine Island' (southern most part of Tuggy garage) or has been despatched to Woden Depot, who knows.

One of senior drivers observed today that 700 has a near new engine.,

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2013, 03:27:06 PM »
700 appeared to be parked facing out onto Athllon Dr at Woden Depot today. Fleet numbers gone but the front desto had '700' on it.

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2013, 05:46:34 PM »
A new artic has appeared at Woden, I presume it is 701.

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #71 on: January 26, 2013, 09:50:12 AM »
.
708 has been parked out the front of the T Workshop for several days....

Bus 708's BDC (Bus Driver Console) has been removed, so it's safe to say it has been decommissioned. Bus 710 is also sitting around with Bus 708, with Buses 519 & 521. So that would be the next withdrawal, it also should be noted that Bus 702 is with also decommissioned.

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #72 on: January 26, 2013, 11:46:36 AM »
Shame they're going numerically and not just ditching the duds.

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2013, 03:28:51 PM »
Bus 711 is sitting at the back of Tuggeranong Workshop, with the MyWay BDC removed.

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #74 on: February 11, 2013, 07:48:27 PM »
The ACTION website has been updated to state that the next round of bus disposals will be in May 2013.

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #75 on: February 16, 2013, 03:11:41 PM »
712 has been withdrawn

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #76 on: February 17, 2013, 01:58:57 AM »
714 laid over at Belconnen Depot yesterday (FridaY) after completing charter from St Francis Xavier from Big Splash @ Macquarie (goes very well). 

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #77 on: February 17, 2013, 09:46:57 AM »
It was out on Brumbies Charter last night too, along with 721 and 988

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #78 on: February 17, 2013, 02:04:13 PM »
Good to hear...I'd take 714 any day in preference to any of the Mark 2 Renault artics.

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #79 on: February 22, 2013, 11:56:52 PM »
712 was back in use today...one of a large number of Renault and Scania artics used on shuttle services today conveying MacKillop College students from start of school year Mass at Tuggeranong Stadium to Isabella and Waniassa campuses.

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #80 on: February 25, 2013, 12:59:15 AM »
Worked 712 on Canberra Show runs today (Sunday 24 Feb).

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #81 on: February 25, 2013, 06:22:43 PM »
Presumably the BDC was reinstalled?

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #82 on: February 25, 2013, 07:52:03 PM »
Yes, all the usual kit was there.

Offline Barry Drive

  • *****
  • 3701
  • Gender: Male
  • Obscurantist
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #83 on: March 08, 2013, 10:33:43 AM »
Any news on 712? Has it been withdrawn again?

Has 714 been withdrawn (now that 520 is in service)?

Haven't seen either of these buses for the last week or so.

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #84 on: March 08, 2013, 12:10:39 PM »
712 was in the shed and available for use earlier in the week; will keep an eye out for it and 714 ....

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #85 on: March 08, 2013, 10:32:52 PM »
Can confirm that both 712 and 714 were garaged with the rest of the Renault fleet this evening and available for revenue service.

Offline King of Buses

  • ***
  • 1397
  • Gender: Male
  • Eat my salad, Halloween!
    • My Flickr Account
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #86 on: April 12, 2013, 11:10:21 AM »
BUS-712 was still in service on Wednesday although did look rather poorly on Sunday when at the Bricks.

Offline Barry Drive

  • *****
  • 3701
  • Gender: Male
  • Obscurantist
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #87 on: April 27, 2013, 01:57:41 PM »
Bus400 has reported that 701 has moved to Tuggeranong Depot - most likely to be stripped for parts.

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #88 on: April 27, 2013, 09:49:52 PM »
With Bus 986 sitting at Tuggeranong Workshop with spilt bendy bit.

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #89 on: April 28, 2013, 06:54:45 PM »
Presumably that's 701 parked parallel to Reed St?

986's bellows looked a bit stuffed. Wonder if they'll replace them with 701's..

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #90 on: April 28, 2013, 10:41:20 PM »
Presumably that's 701 parked parallel to Reed St?

That is correct, you can see the faint 701 among other things.

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #91 on: April 29, 2013, 07:44:38 PM »
712 still in service today

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #92 on: April 30, 2013, 05:35:03 AM »
701 was running at workshop yesterday am; mid-afternoon, I saw an un-numbered Renault artic heading south to Tugg Workshop, driven by an orange-top...presumably this was 701....returning to service perhaps?

712 did Brumbies on Saturday night plus 15 other Tuggy artics and 1 steer tag. Belco had 5 or 6 artics present as well.

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #93 on: May 01, 2013, 09:44:13 PM »
702 and 710 were on Tuggy bricks today but no sign of 701 in that vicinity.

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #94 on: May 02, 2013, 12:23:53 PM »
I wonder if they've sold?

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #95 on: May 02, 2013, 07:31:21 PM »
I wonder if they've sold?

Yes, 701, 702 and 710 have been sold and were due to depart Tuggeranong Depot today for Tasmania.

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #96 on: May 02, 2013, 07:53:35 PM »
I wonder who bought them & how many more they bought.

Offline Buzz Killington

  • *****
  • 5817
  • Gender: Male
    • ACT Bus
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #97 on: May 02, 2013, 08:16:40 PM »
Courtesy 'wisbydriverB40' on Bus Australia:

Quote

All three are heading to Wisby's school bus service in Hobart. After they arrive they are going to be repainted white (possibly with an orange and yellow stripe).

I think 2 are going in service with one as a spare or for parts.. Unsure at this stage till they get back here. Will post pics when they are resprayed.

Should look pretty nice in white with the orange/yellow stripes.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2013, 08:24:36 PM by Buzz Killington »

Offline Bus 400

  • ***
  • 4686
  • Gender: Male
Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #98 on: May 02, 2013, 08:37:19 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

Offline smitho

  • ***
  • 2099
Re: Renault artic withdrawals
« Reply #99 on: May 07, 2013, 12:06:40 PM »
712 was being worked on in Tuggy Workshop today.