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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #900 on: August 16, 2018, 08:00:23 PM »
963 sounded really sick yesterday. It was almost as if someone shoved a 500 year old unused out of tune flute plugged into an amplifier in the engine and thought "yeah, that'll do". The noise though, could still hear it several streets away after I got off.
Should just tax a part out of Bus 967 to keep 1 dinosaur bus going ‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #901 on: August 16, 2018, 09:11:46 PM »
Should just tax a part out of Bus 967 to keep 1 dinosaur bus going ‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️
Bus 967 is running well; I saw it today, sounding healthy; it was operating the 5:35pm 775 Xpresso to Gordon. I am surprised that this route is operated by Belconnen Bus Depot; it seems like a logical route for Tuggeranong to run.

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #902 on: August 16, 2018, 10:19:33 PM »
Should just tax a part out of Bus 967 to keep 1 dinosaur bus going ‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️


Bus 967 is running well; I saw it today, sounding healthy; it was operating the 5:35pm 775 Xpresso to Gordon. I am surprised that this route is operated by Belconnen Bus Depot; it seems like a logical route for Tuggeranong to run.
Umm, 967 is a proud Tuggeranong bus, and has been since 2014 when she was rescued from that other depot. She is certainly one of the healthiest Renaults in the fleet, if you ask me (I may or may not be quite bias in regards to 967, just saying).

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #903 on: August 16, 2018, 11:27:57 PM »
Umm, 967 is a proud Tuggeranong bus, and has been since 2014 when she was rescued from that other depot. She is certainly one of the healthiest Renaults in the fleet, if you ask me (I may or may not be quite bias in regards to 967, just saying).
My apologies; I was confusing it with one of the other Renaults in that livery, which I believe is a Belconnen bus. I will investigate to determine if 967 is operating that 775 trip on a regular basis; that route I believe is an express service via the Monaro Highway, it would be an enjoyable journey to travel on 967 along that route.

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #904 on: August 17, 2018, 08:37:00 AM »
My apologies; I was confusing it with one of the other Renaults in that livery, which I believe is a Belconnen bus. I will investigate to determine if 967 is operating that 775 trip on a regular basis; that route I believe is an express service via the Monaro Highway, it would be an enjoyable journey to travel on 967 along that route.

963 is at Belconnen. 967 and 971 are at Tuggeranong. None of them tend to be on the same shift and trips for multiple days in a row these days, from what I can tell, so chances are 967 won't appear on that 775 all too often, sadly. She is an absolute delight for trips along roads like the Monaro Highway  (and every trip anywhere, for that matter).

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #905 on: September 06, 2018, 10:30:07 PM »
Another day of PR3 breakdowns cough cough
My afternoon school bus was 2 minutes away but didn't turn up and when I got on a different bus instead they were looking for someone to cover its following run.
And then 5 hours later one broken down on Erindale Dr between Ashley and Sternberg, probably was on a southbound 65.


Can't handle a bit of rain, a bit of heat, or a bit of anything for that matter. The sooner they're gone, the sooner the world will become a better place  ;D

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #906 on: September 10, 2018, 10:21:16 PM »
While some may need a moment, one of the dinosaur buses (actually do suspect Bus 967) broke looled to of broken down on the Tuggeranong Parkway this evening near Hindmarsh Drive while on a 719.
With a green buses sitting behind it, presumably picking up the passengers. Was a touch hard to see through while driving along in the opposite direction, while also passing by the only part of the Tuggeranong Parkway with bushes in the middle. Also didn't spot a SIMS or Acces Recycling truck near by....

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #907 on: September 13, 2018, 11:54:32 PM »
And 124 broken down on the parkway this morning. Maybe retire the rest of the PR3s quick smart and bring some of the PR2s back in...
Or give Tuggeranong a few Volgrens  8)

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #908 on: September 19, 2018, 07:13:32 PM »
Bus 360 has been admitted to bus hospital for some minor repairs. A few stitches (tape) & she'll be right.

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #909 on: September 29, 2018, 12:05:43 PM »
360 was seen back in service yesterday. With a new bike rack and the "all green" front.

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #910 on: November 29, 2018, 11:05:02 AM »
A Scania gassie was sighted being towed by the orange tow truck down Isabella Dr around 9:40am today

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #911 on: December 12, 2018, 08:25:14 PM »
There was a MAN gas bus entering Belconnen depot, hauled by a tow truck, at 11:38am today; it seems unusual that it was taken to this depot, which does not normally deal with gas buses.

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #912 on: December 18, 2018, 08:08:43 PM »
313 had its hazard lights on (presumably broken down) at 18:10 on Northbourne Avenue.

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #913 on: December 18, 2018, 11:31:33 PM »
107 was feeling too ill to proceed too. It was parked receiving treatment on the side of Haydon Dr near Calvary about 5pm.

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #914 on: December 19, 2018, 10:58:20 PM »
Must be infectious. 901 was so unwell at Dickson Interchange that about 6pm it was hoisted at front end by heavy recovery truck. If the condition is serious this could see 901 put down. Time will tell.

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Re: Minor Maintenance/Repairs Thread
« Reply #915 on: December 21, 2018, 11:49:54 PM »
107 was feeling too ill to proceed too. It was parked receiving treatment on the side of Haydon Dr near Calvary about 5pm.
107's treatment must have been successful. It was laying over near the Gungahlin Bus Station late this afternoon.