Started by Barry Drive, June 29, 2017, 04:30:46 pm
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Quote from: Busnerd on October 12, 2018, 10:58:09 pmI rode 711 on a 39 today, seemed to have less rattles than 710, although the nearside rear wheel did keep scrubbing the underside of the bus whenever it went over a large bump, will be interesting to see if they decide to order more, and/or keep these ones long term.
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 13, 2018, 09:48:30 amSo if not the end of this month, perhaps not long afterwards, allowing time for the buses to decommissioned before being returned to their owners.
Quote from: King of Buses on November 12, 2018, 05:19:56 pmGiven 711 was still in service today, I'd say that 710 and 712 have been unwrapped and are currently being decommissioned.
Quote from: triumph on November 13, 2018, 12:12:53 pmMight be a good idea to keep a lookout and report any sightings of 711.
Quote from: Toyota Camry on November 13, 2018, 03:31:23 pm(313) XX:XX Lanyon Market Place to Fraser West Terminus
Quote from: Snorzac on November 13, 2018, 04:25:29 pm712 has been withdrawn and the wrap has been taken off, this data is irrelevant even before it was withdrawn as the buses were never assigned to a particular shift or driver and any pattern which may have occurred was purely coincidental
Quote from: Snorzac on November 14, 2018, 05:35:48 amBut there is no pattern to it, they don't have set shifts for the trial, if the driver is trained and the bus is available then it's allocated to that driver. Particularly in 712s case this is a very limited number of drivers. Any pattern that appeared is purely coincidental.Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Quote from: Busfanatic101 on November 14, 2018, 01:45:09 pmI can't believe we're all debating this... seriously
Quote from: Busfanatic101 on November 14, 2018, 01:45:09 pmThat is a pattern - bus regularly being driven by select drivers often doing select shifts. While there is some element of chance, some outliers, there are definitely clear trends in allocation and not enough chance to be considered purely coincidental. I can't believe we're all debating this... seriously
Quote from: Snorzac on November 13, 2018, 04:25:29 pm712 has been withdrawn and the wrap has been taken off...
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 13, 2018, 09:48:30 amChecked the contract register. Both the Volvo and Carbridge contracts have been extended to 1 December 2018.So if not the end of this month, perhaps not long afterwards, allowing time for the buses to decommissioned before being returned to their owners.
Quote from: Barry Drive on November 22, 2018, 10:01:05 amConclusion: I think 711 will be around for a few more months.
Quote from: triumph on November 28, 2018, 08:45:58 pm711 (assumed, it still had the 'electric' wrap) noted parked in Tuggeranong Depot mid afternoon. There have been no reports of in-service sightings so far this week - has it been out and about?
Quote from: fleecyfingers on December 20, 2018, 07:03:00 pm711 is indeed in service , it completed a northbound 57 this evening
Quote from: Bus 503 on November 16, 2018, 07:21:41 pmI am wondering if Barry Drive can advise us whether reporting specific times that certain buses can be spotted is allowed, as is being done here.Can we please have a clean-up of the muddy rules surrounding this topic?
Quote from: Bus 503 on December 26, 2018, 11:42:58 am711 is in service today and was on route 935 this morning.
Quote from: undefinedThe hybrid bus has been on 487 trips, used 3966 litres of diesel (the control buses used about four times as much diesel) and broken down twice.