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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #150 on: December 30, 2015, 06:17:35 PM »
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878 is at B depot. The buses at woden will either be gradually parted out (as per 991, 2 and 5) or stored in as is conditio  for sale at a later date....my money would be on parts.

Unsure if this has been noted, but 878 at Woden. Probably since 128 went to Belco (because it is where 128 was next to 127).

And 899 has been withdrawn. It is at Woden Depot and has been since yesterday at least.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #151 on: January 13, 2016, 10:52:57 PM »
894 and 920 withdrawn from service (to be confirmed, but very likely)

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #152 on: January 23, 2016, 11:40:02 AM »
Turns out neither were withdrawn. But 892 & 895 have been.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #153 on: January 25, 2016, 07:21:25 PM »
128 (or what's left) is back at Tuggeranong in between 810 and 891*



* : Thought to not be withdrawn

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #154 on: March 09, 2016, 07:45:54 AM »
I spotted a PRO MkII at Access Recycling yesterday. I was in the good work van, so I couldn't drive it in for a closer look.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #155 on: November 08, 2016, 04:03:46 PM »
857 was towed from Woden to Belco yesterday, while 102 was recently towed from Belco to Woden.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #156 on: November 10, 2016, 02:59:35 AM »
Seems strange, at least to me (cause of the numbering removal sequence), that 916-919 have been decommissioned, yet 894 and 898 are still kicking. Is that a brakedown + parts issue?
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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #157 on: November 10, 2016, 07:05:44 AM »
Seems strange, at least to me (cause of the numbering removal sequence), that 916-919 have been decommissioned, yet 894 and 898 are still kicking. Is that a brakedown + parts issue?

It's not strange when you consider which depot they are withdrawing PR100.2s from.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #158 on: November 10, 2016, 08:06:33 AM »
Seems strange, at least to me (cause of the numbering removal sequence), that 916-919 have been decommissioned, yet 894 and 898 are still kicking. Is that a brakedown + parts issue?

It should also be noted that withdrawals are not always done in fleet number order. For example, the second reasonably sized batch of Mk1 Renault withdrawals back in 2004 took in buses between 697 and 834.

The monthly movements page is a great way of tracking this data: http://www.actbus.net/fleetwiki/index.php?title=Monthly_Movements

Seems strange now that the first of the Mk1 Renaults were withdrawn in April 2000 (677/678) and it wasn't until July 2015 that the last one (853) was withdrawn. 

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #159 on: November 10, 2016, 10:57:20 AM »
Seems strange, at least to me (cause of the numbering removal sequence), that 916-919 have been decommissioned, yet 894 and 898 are still kicking. Is that a brakedown + parts issue?

There isn't a lot of difference between them. They would be seen as a 25yo bus, and unless a Belconnen bus were to have a major mechanical issue there isn't really any point in swapping them around. They are all well past their use by date and in some cases are bordering on unroadworthy (mainly due to corrosion)

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #160 on: November 11, 2016, 11:31:33 PM »
I meant it seemed somewhat strange to me.
I know there's no reason that ACTION has to remove them in a numerical order, cause there's already been the 913-915 gap thats been there for the past 10 years or whatever. 

Anyway, I checked out the wiki the other day to see all the recent removals - so I could somewhat update my book and list all my last trips on each decom-ed bus, and I was surprised by some of them, including 118 and the 916-919 bunch. Sad to see them go, but everything has its time. *cough* even if the Scania Artics are having more problems at a fraction of the Renault's age *cough*

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #161 on: November 12, 2016, 12:25:17 AM »
They didn't really have a choice when it came to 914. Like 797 before it, there was no way it was going to be repaired and returned to service.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #162 on: November 12, 2016, 01:05:31 AM »
Oh well of course, that crash was unfix-able.

I just had a peek at the fleet list again, although it says 882 is a Tuggeranong Trainer bus, there's no chance that I'd ride it next year right? In a sense, it's removed from service, but not as yet decommissioned?
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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #163 on: November 12, 2016, 10:40:18 AM »
Peek* (I hope)

Trainers have ended up back in service before, but 882 is probably unlikely to do so given most 800 series have been withdrawn.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #164 on: November 12, 2016, 09:27:25 PM »
Peek* (I hope)

Trainers have ended up back in service before.

878 was one such example.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #165 on: December 01, 2016, 08:32:43 PM »
For the first time in ages, the is a gap of a few buses at Woden Depot.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #166 on: December 21, 2016, 07:29:00 PM »
LWF (who is far too important to lower himself to posting in a forum) has reported that 993 was towed from Belconnen Depot this morning, possibly destined for Access Recycling.
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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #167 on: December 22, 2016, 09:57:56 PM »
LWF (who is far too important to lower himself to posting in a forum) has reported that 993 was towed from Belconnen Depot this morning, possibly destined for Access Recycling.


WOOHOO! Lets hope 992 went with it.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #168 on: December 24, 2016, 09:59:08 PM »
WOOHOO! Lets hope 992 went with it.
Bus 992 is sitting safe at Woden Depot, ready to reappear.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #169 on: December 25, 2016, 12:15:15 AM »
993 confirmed at Access

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #170 on: May 05, 2017, 08:06:59 AM »
It's been a while since the last update in this topic, so for those who don't check the wiki, withdrawn Renaults since December are:

131, 998, 894, 898, 999, 903, 902, 904

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #171 on: August 05, 2017, 11:07:59 PM »
For quite some time, as each new delivery came into service, a Renault was immediately retired. But, there have now been 7 new buses put into service with only 921 transferred to training duties. I wonder if this break in the pattern has any significance?

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #172 on: August 05, 2017, 11:44:57 PM »
For quite some time, as each new delivery came into service, a Renault was immediately retired. But, there have now been 7 new buses put into service with only 921 transferred to training duties. I wonder if this break in the pattern has any significance?
Err... Different depot?
Belco knows they can just take any new bus they want, whereas Tuggers values each and every bus :)
Can't blame us that they're stuck with the irises :P
The last few flipdot PR2s don't have long :'(
Which reminds me - do we know if we're likely to see PR2s or PR3s go?

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #173 on: August 06, 2017, 11:11:16 AM »
Which reminds me - do we know if we're likely to see PR2s or PR3s go?
We don't know. My guess is that there may be some of each to be withdrawn. Since there won't be any more withdrawals for a while, they might select troublesome buses rather than stick to strict date order.

But by 31 December, there will need to be 10 Renaults withdrawn to achieve 80% low floor.

Update: the 3 remaining flip dot PR100.2s have been moved to Woden Depot, along with 922.
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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #174 on: August 18, 2017, 06:22:45 PM »
Update: the 3 remaining flip dot PR100.2s have been moved to Woden Depot, along with 922.

Don't know which depot that shift is out of, but 935 ran the 64S from Woden at 4:25pm today. So 935 at least is temporarily back in action and flipdot photos still obtainable

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #175 on: August 22, 2017, 05:53:55 PM »
Tuggeranong PR3 Update
120 which has been marked withdrawal to be confirmed on fleetwiki is just came through Fadden running a 67S.
122 - 124 have also been seen today, 125 boarded yesterday, and 119 last sighted 17/8.
121 I haven't seen since 28/7

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #176 on: August 22, 2017, 08:51:46 PM »
Yes, 120 still in service and will be restored at the next available opportunity.

With 641 now in service, there could be a new withdrawal soon (maybe 935 for good this time)

121 was sighted yesterday by King of Buses, so it's still active (for now).
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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #177 on: August 23, 2017, 05:32:46 PM »
936 may have been involved in an accident this morning on 67 on Coyne Street - tripmate showed it stationary there until after 8 am, while the following bus due there at 7:55am detoured around Coyne street. 936 was displayed to have eventually resumed its run 30 minutes late. The ACT ESA site showed an accident there at 7:29:37, which is within a minute of when the bus is scheduled through there.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #178 on: August 24, 2017, 04:31:20 PM »
936 in service today. So whatever happened, it wasn't serious enough to be withdrawn.
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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #179 on: August 29, 2017, 10:22:44 PM »
For quite some time, as each new delivery came into service, a Renault was immediately retired. But, there have now been 7 new buses put into service with only 921 transferred to training duties. I wonder if this break in the pattern has any significance?


What are the chances that they have delayed withdrawals as they require an increased fleet size for the upcoming network, with potentially some of the PR2s to be transferred to Belco?

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #180 on: August 29, 2017, 10:34:08 PM »
What are the chances that they have delayed withdrawals as they require an increased fleet size for the upcoming network, with potentially some of the PR2s to be transferred to Belco?

I'm not sure Belconnen have much room to spare for any extra buses. They had enough trouble fitting 621 in, I'm told. Though I'd say it is likely the new network is why there haven't been as many withdrawals as there have been deliveries - whether it is a permanent increase is not certain though. Might have something to do with 710 and 712 too.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #181 on: August 30, 2017, 10:21:47 AM »
Can't rule out a slight increase in fleet size, but they have to reach 80% low floor by 31 December 2017. Right now with 2 new low floor buses in service it is at 79%. Even counting the Darts they are under 80%.

While 935 remains using a flip-dot it becomes the most likely next withdrawal candidate - especially with a Network change not far off. But definitely expect some withdrawals by 31 Dec.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #182 on: September 16, 2017, 09:46:33 PM »
I noticed 3 more P2s have been withdrawn. Could it be possible to have an exact date of the withdraw on them please, it would really help out.

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #183 on: September 17, 2017, 05:30:38 PM »
I noticed 3 more P2s have been withdrawn. Could it be possible to have an exact date of the withdraw on them please, it would really help out.


I didn't mention it because I'd forgotten 936 was supposedly withdrawn (has been marked as so on fleetwiki since 8 Sep), but I have it down on my sightings list for Friday (15th). And definitely not an error because I remember its flaky rear number which took me a moment to work out whether it said 936 or 938. It was laying over in Woden, I think in the afternoon. So it seems to have been reinstated at least temporarily.


935, 121, 123, and 124 were still running as of Thursday (14th)


Also, could we have withdrawals back to being displayed on the recent changes list on fleetwiki?




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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #184 on: September 21, 2017, 01:05:05 PM »
Can confirm 936 still in service as of 20th Sept 2017 as I rode on it on a route 1 service yesterday afternoon.

121 is also still out and about. Rode on it on route 319 service the day before (19th).

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #185 on: September 21, 2017, 02:43:50 PM »
936 was definitely removed to Woden Depot but has since returned to service.

The new question is - has 935 been seen since 936 was reinstated?

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Re: Renaults a-go-go partie deux
« Reply #186 on: September 21, 2017, 05:52:59 PM »
935 photographed by myself in service this morning (21 September).

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