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622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
« on: December 13, 2016, 02:33:10 PM »
The next round of bus deliveries will be the VST Scanias.

Build and delivery dates are not published, so they could start arriving anytime between this week and February.

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Re: 622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 11:22:34 AM »
For the sake of recording it here: BUS.622 has been delivered and was launched this morning to the media. It is now residing at Belconnen depot awaiting driver training I'd presume.

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Re: 622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 02:20:48 PM »
There is a picture in the Canberra times. What a boring, dark ugly livery. Dark blue and grey skirt.

Also interesting to see The Action name take second place to TC branding. Know the reasons why of course.

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Re: 622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 03:19:03 PM »
622 has entered service this afternoon. First run was a 300 from Kippax that I managed to just make at Belconnen Community Bus Station.

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Re: 622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 09:07:45 PM »
Rode 622 from Civic to Woden on route 163 today. Initial impressions are that the body is far less rattly than the buses in the previous part of the series which rattle from day one; and that, overall, the bus is quieter. Also noticed a minor detail, there is a once repeated tone, which is not intrusive, when the doors are opened and closed. A nice ride.

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Re: 622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
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Re: 622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 10:17:46 PM »
Rode 622 from Civic to Woden on route 163 today. Initial impressions are that the body is far less rattly than the buses in the previous part of the series which rattle from day one; and that, overall, the bus is quieter. Also noticed a minor detail, there is a once repeated tone, which is not intrusive, when the doors are opened and closed. A nice ride.

Previous part of the series? It's the first one of that type to be delivered, I assume you mean compared to the CB80 bodies.

Yes that is the Bustech door open/close chime, sometimes also used for the next stop buzzer noise.

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Re: 622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
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Re: 622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2017, 04:23:38 PM »
Looks so strange without the bikerack :popping:
is the bumper on that one a different colour? could've sworn 622s was grey like the rest of the body, or is it just the surroundings making it look blue-ish?

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Re: 622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2017, 04:40:39 PM »
Looks so strange without the bikerack :popping:
is the bumper on that one a different colour? could've sworn 622s was grey like the rest of the body, or is it just the surroundings making it look blue-ish?

It's got a plastic (or something like that) cover to collect all the corpses on the trip here (instead of guts all over the new paint job).

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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 06:46:37 PM »
Oh yeah, I see the tape now when I zoom into the photgraph

Where was 623 sitting when you took that btw, I don't recognize anything from the reflections?

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Re: 622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2017, 07:17:22 PM »
Oh yeah, I see the tape now when I zoom into the photgraph

Where was 623 sitting when you took that btw, I don't recognize anything from the reflections?

I didn't take it. It was posted by Bustech to their FB page so presumably it was taken at their Gold Coast plant. So 623 will probably make it here this week.

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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2017, 07:23:13 PM »
Where was 623 sitting when you took that btw, I don't recognize anything from the reflections?
KoB may have answers for lots of thing, but maybe ask Bustech

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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2017, 08:26:01 PM »
Going to guess it was taken at Bustech given they posted it and there's a surfside bus in the reflection.

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Re: 622 - 641 Scania K320UB / Bustech VST
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2017, 03:13:13 PM »
Report received that 624 has now departed Bustech.

Update: so have 625 & 626.