Started by Barry Drive, November 11, 2019, 10:08:07 AM
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Quote from: Bus 503 on November 16, 2019, 09:10:09 AMAnyone else think that it would look nice in the green/orange livery?
Quote from: Barry Drive on November 11, 2019, 10:08:07 AMTC have just announced that a Yutong E12 will enter service next month for a 12 month trial.
Quote from: Barry Drive on February 12, 2020, 11:25:33 AMIt shows it as a 12 month lease from 10 Dec 2019 to 9 Dec 2020.
Quote from: triumph on April 17, 2020, 10:54:27 PMIs it out and about routinely now? Anyone seen it about?
Quote from: triumph on April 17, 2020, 10:54:27 PMFleet wiki says 490 entered service 20th March this year.Since then there appears to be no reported rides (not surprising in present circumstances) or sightings.Is it out and about routinely now? Anyone seen it about?
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 19, 2020, 08:39:33 AMHuh? I thought it was still stuck in the depot due to a supposed Chinese part that was unable to be delivered, is this no longer the case (or was it ever)?
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 19, 2020, 11:28:40 PMit's just not out on days I have been
Quote from: Barry Drive on November 04, 2020, 10:46:33 AMI've checked the contract register. No published variation for the lease of 490.Which (for now) means it will finish service at the end of November.
Quote from: triumph on June 19, 2020, 11:14:43 PMHave now had 2 rides on 490. First rte 66 Woden - Cooleman Court via Denman Prospect, and second rte R7 City West - Cooleman Court.Like the previously trialled 2 all electric buses, the suspension/ride is disappointly harsh compared with other buses. I attribute that to the greater unsprung mass of the hub drives, but could well be also a suspension designed for very smooth pavements. Either way, the imperfections of Canberra's roads are brought into sharp focus.
Quote from: triumph on December 03, 2020, 12:50:42 AMHas anyone seen it in service since, particularly 1st Dec on?
Quote from: Busnerd on December 15, 2020, 12:13:50 PMI saw it yesterday on Canberra Avenue, presumably on an R2 or 56.
Quote from: triumph on December 14, 2020, 11:37:27 PMSylvan Loves Buses has reported 490 in use since the end of November
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on January 09, 2021, 11:17:26 AMWell I haven't seen any sign of it myself since last year. I even looked around Tuggeranong Depot at 9pm last night to check and I couldn't find it. I don't ever recall it being out that late, so it must've been either at Belconnen or was very well hidden behind some gas buses.