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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #150 on: June 13, 2013, 11:18:24 PM »
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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #151 on: July 12, 2013, 11:44:52 AM »
Bus 301 was being loaded on to a low loader ... for the long trip to Dandenong for major chassis repairs like its sisters.
And it has returned. No, really, it has. Not yet back in service, but give it a week or so.

Word is that 316 has now been sent off.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #152 on: September 14, 2013, 12:16:23 PM »
More SNT movements: two new Rosas with ACTION logos are parked at Belconnen Depot. Based on rego searches, there are four new Rosas 213036-213039.

Hino Bus 007 is also at Belconnen, presumed to be undergoing decommissioning. Not sure where 014 is.

The remaining Hinos at Woden depot (006 & 010) departed a few weeks ago.

So this seems to be the end of the Hino AC140Ks. Might also mean two older Rosas will also be withdrawn (211338 & 211339).

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #153 on: September 15, 2013, 04:05:55 PM »
UPDATE: 014 still at Woden. No evidence of any new Rosas in service or any being removed from service.

(Apart from the fleet list, fleetwiki won't be updated with new Rosa details until all 4 have been accounted for.)

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #154 on: October 05, 2013, 03:20:13 PM »
Bus 007 & 014 still appear to be in service. However 211339 & 211340 (so far) have been withdrawn. Replacement Rosas 213038 & 213039 have yet to be fitted out, but this may be happening next week. Have not yet seen 213036 or 213037 except via Rego search.

Also: 878 has (again) been removed from Woden depot and may be re-entering service from Belconnen depot soon.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2013, 03:22:15 PM by ACTbusspotter »

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #155 on: November 05, 2013, 09:42:37 AM »
Word is that 316 has now been sent off.
316 was seen last night on the back of a truck. I'm guessing it was delivered to B depot this morning.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #156 on: November 09, 2013, 03:34:47 PM »
Still unsure about what is happening with the SNT fleet. 213-036 now at Woden and appears to be in service; -037 still being fitted out at B depot.

Hinos 007 & 014 are at Woden, but are parked away from the Rosas. So they may have been withdrawn, but, if so, why haven't they been sent to Pickles or Sims for disposal? Perhaps they are being kept as spares until another Rosa or two is delivered.

211-338 is verified as withdrawn and may turn up at Pickles next month.

In other news, 317 is the next Irisbus to head off to IVECO for chassis repairs.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #157 on: November 13, 2013, 10:34:17 AM »
My "certain" announcement on twitter that 007 had been withdrawn is now almost certainly  wrong. The oldest remaining Rosa, 211-341, is at B depot being withdrawn.

Subject to confirmation from ACTION, 007 & 014 are still in use, albeit as spares.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #158 on: November 30, 2013, 12:29:58 AM »
Former Tuggeranong Redex bus, diesel MAN 397, has been transferred back to Tuggeranong Depot from Belconnen Depot.

Belconnen based 435 was seen leaving Tuggeranong Depot during the afternoon school run peak on Thursday...not certain whether this may also be a recent transferee.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #159 on: December 05, 2013, 10:37:44 AM »
Former Tuggeranong Redex bus, diesel MAN 397, has been transferred back to Tuggeranong Depot from Belconnen Depot.
Possibly on loan during NXTBUS installations. In any case, it's back at Belconnen Depot.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #160 on: January 01, 2014, 01:37:29 PM »
In other news, 317 is the next Irisbus to head off to IVECO for chassis repairs.
And it has now returned. Not sure if it's back in service yet, last seen at the workshops.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #161 on: March 01, 2014, 12:45:41 PM »
This was reported on twitter, but not here it seems: 878 returned to T depot Dec/Jan.

Latest inspection at Woden Depot shows 144 has been stored. There was also an unidentified PR100.2 which may be a new arrival. 135 was seen at B depot recently, but not sure if it's going to return to service or if was just getting maintenance.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #162 on: March 04, 2014, 09:10:21 PM »
 
308 seen on the back of a truck presumably off to Iveco for repairs

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #163 on: March 05, 2014, 11:24:52 PM »
Would be nice if they could piggyback the buses on railway flat cars, but then there'd be the issue of clearance through the Pine Range tunnels between Queanbeyan and Bungendore, not to mention a few problem overhead bridges in the Goulburn area.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #164 on: March 13, 2014, 10:33:02 AM »
857 & 863 were removed from Woden Depot a few weeks ago. 857 was in service at B depot yesterday; no sighting of 863 yet: not sure which depot it's at. T depot Dart 153 possibly being sent to storage [TBC].

(Unless they've fixed it, take a look at the fare sticker on 857.)

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #165 on: March 13, 2014, 12:05:53 PM »
From memory, 857 has a very old school poster in the frame behind the driver (with a seven digit phone number). It was there just prior to its withdrawal.

Is anyone able to check if it's still there and grab a photo? I think Busnerd and Pompously were keen to replicate it for 675.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #166 on: April 29, 2014, 08:03:15 PM »
308 seen on the back of a truck presumably off to Iveco for repairs
Can now verify that 308 has returned, but not yet back in service. 301 was sent off in its place.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #167 on: May 11, 2014, 04:25:54 PM »
308 should return to service this week. Meanwhile, 305 was sighted departing for Melbourne last week and 301 has returned.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #168 on: June 09, 2014, 01:31:10 PM »
Not sure yet if these are destined for ACTION / SNT, but 4 new -ish Rosas have appeared: 215-246 to 215-249.

UPDATE: Hino BUS-014 has been withdrawn, so very likely these Rosas are intended for ACTION.
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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #169 on: June 18, 2014, 09:42:15 AM »
Bus 007 now at Belconnen Depot, presumably for withdrawal. Have yet to see any new Rosas come in for fitout, so SNT may be running without any spare buses.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #170 on: August 03, 2014, 01:20:41 PM »
All 4 of the new Rosas are now at Woden Depot. In addition to the 2 Hinos, 211-348 and 211-349 have been withdrawn; 211-346 & 211-347 are now presumed to be the spares.

Irisbus 305 has returned from Melbourne; don't know which one has now been sent off.

Bus 119 was transferred to Tuggeranong a few weeks ago. 878 has moved (back) to be Tuggeranong trainer and 860 has been withdrawn.

135 has gone back into storage at Woden.

I think that's all recent movements.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #171 on: August 13, 2014, 09:26:51 PM »
This makes sense given that 119 has been withdrawn: 118 moved to T depot recently (within the last week maybe).

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #172 on: August 30, 2014, 11:27:45 AM »
468 has transferred to Belconnen for Network 14. There may be more transfers to come - in particular Darts to Woden - but no sightings as yet.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #173 on: August 30, 2014, 05:51:20 PM »
Wondered if 945 is the only PR2 to be given the seat fabric makeover so far?

I assume this is the upgrade to older buses mooted as part of the Network 14 announcements.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #174 on: August 30, 2014, 09:05:54 PM »
928 and 952 have both been done at B. I'm sure there would be others too that I'm unaware of.

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« Reply #175 on: August 31, 2014, 12:18:18 PM »
928 and 952 have both been done at B. I'm sure there would be others too that I'm unaware of.
Recall seeing a Dart and possibly a PR3 with the new fabric treatment...wasn't one or more of the Centenary Darts done out?

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #176 on: August 31, 2014, 12:30:18 PM »
Recall seeing a Dart and possibly a PR3 with the new fabric treatment...wasn't one or more of the Centenary Darts done out?

140 and 142 have the rainbow seat covers from the days of the 100. Not sure about 141.

In terms of PR3's, I think I heard 992 and one of the later 99# series (possibly 998) have it too.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #177 on: August 31, 2014, 12:58:47 PM »
992 has/had the brown fabric

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« Reply #178 on: August 31, 2014, 02:04:44 PM »
Yep: 141 and either 145 or 146 now also done.

992 got a makeover: its original brown fabric replaced by a light blue/grey. Also in 999.

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« Reply #179 on: August 31, 2014, 09:25:51 PM »
Pretty sure I've seen a PR3 going around in that Scania/MAN type seat fabric. Looked good.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #180 on: August 31, 2014, 10:21:42 PM »
110 and 120 are the two I have seen with the Scania/MAN fabric!

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #181 on: September 01, 2014, 03:07:29 PM »
468 has transferred to Belconnen for Network 14. There may be more transfers to come - in particular Darts to Woden.
Update; 469 also at Belconnen; 141 142 153 154 155 & 156 have arrived at Woden recently.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #182 on: September 03, 2014, 11:51:31 AM »
Other changes: 105 now sports a grille on the engine cover. Looks a bit odd when the rest of rear still has an IMB ad.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #183 on: September 03, 2014, 02:04:26 PM »
517 was parked on the fuel lane at B today. Didn't appear to have any drivers belongings in it. Will keep an eye out for it this afternoon, may have been just visiting.

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« Reply #184 on: September 03, 2014, 09:16:34 PM »
517 was parked on the fuel lane at B today. Didn't appear to have any drivers belongings in it. Will keep an eye out for it this afternoon, may have been just visiting.
Not 100% certain, but most likely it was visiting.

However, what is certain is that some Belconnen Depot PR100.2 Mk2s have transferred to Tuggeranong. But exactly how many is not known. 967 968 969 979 980 and 981 are believed to have transferred; 963 is known to still be at Belconnen.

Also 981 now with "Rainbow Pride" seats.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #185 on: September 03, 2014, 11:46:44 PM »
966 ("roller derby" bus) is another PR2 now at Tuggeranong.

According to one of the workshop team, 6 Belco buses and "5 or 6 Darts" have taken up residence @ Tuggy Depot.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #186 on: September 19, 2014, 10:25:48 AM »
Other changes: 105 now sports a grille on the engine cover.
115 has now received the same treatment.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #187 on: December 09, 2014, 03:24:07 PM »
Reminds me of 824 which presumably had some issue many years ago and was fitted with an extra grille.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #188 on: April 04, 2015, 11:49:40 AM »
As reported on fleetwiki: 892, 903 & 925 have now moved to Belconnen. So that may give some indication of what their bus transfer & withdrawal intentions are.
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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #189 on: May 15, 2015, 11:28:20 AM »
Any news of transfers for Network 14.1/15 (or whatever we are calling it!)?

468 is still at Belco as of this morning (this was the one we thought may move back to Tuggers I think) so nothing yet that I know of...

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #190 on: May 15, 2015, 11:44:44 AM »
What makes you think it will be 468 and not 465 or 467 or 473 or 474???? Any transfers done will be done over the weekend.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #191 on: May 15, 2015, 01:23:33 PM »
I thought I saw somewhere that 468 may go back to Tuggers...can't find it now so I'm probably just going insane...

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #192 on: May 15, 2015, 01:37:57 PM »
Pure speculation. Some stags will move but numbers aren't known.
On a side note, 568 has disappeared from B workshops, make of that what you will.

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« Reply #193 on: May 15, 2015, 03:25:08 PM »
Yep. Any transfers at all is just speculation at this stage.

As is my assumption that there will be a mass withdrawal of B depot Renaults next week.

Things will be clearer by next week.

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #194 on: May 15, 2015, 06:05:11 PM »
147 was operating a B shift this evening on a route 7. I imagine this is a transfer for 14.1?
I believe it was said B would need an extra dart and T would need one less. So it makes sense given the 7A
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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #195 on: May 15, 2015, 08:32:05 PM »
147 was operating a B shift this evening on a route 7. I imagine this is a transfer for 14.1?

Assuming 147 is the only dart with a LED Desto, it was still on a Tuggies Shift this morning
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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #196 on: May 15, 2015, 08:46:23 PM »
It was 147 and it was on a Belco shift this evening. I have photos :)

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #197 on: May 16, 2015, 03:46:42 AM »
What's to say it wasn't a T depot spare covering a B depot shift? It's unlikely but still possible!

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #198 on: May 16, 2015, 10:24:29 AM »
What's to say it wasn't a T depot spare covering a B depot shift? It's unlikely but still possible!

Twas the normal driver

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Re: Bus movements and other changes
« Reply #199 on: May 18, 2015, 01:39:18 PM »
147 confirmed transferred T to B and 872 believed to have gone the other way.

(Updated. Seems I don't proof read either.)
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