Started by Barry Drive, January 17, 2019, 10:40:25 AM
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Quote from: undefinedWe have a substantial preference for procuring zero emission buses if financial and operational outcomes are acceptable.
Quote from: ajw373 on April 15, 2019, 09:29:42 PMWhy on earth would we NEED double deckers?
QuoteOoh what are the chances of getting any double deckers should there be one that fits the requirements?What would be the extent of routes that one would be unable to be used for due to height restrictions? Would it be more restricted in usage than STAGs? It's there an advantage that would favour artics over a double decker and vice versa?
Quote from: Barry Drive on April 19, 2019, 01:27:59 PMThe main advantage of a decker over an artic is price - they are cheaper to buy and maintain.
Quote from: triumph on April 28, 2019, 05:10:24 PM- Data I have seen suggests a double decker can seat about 54% than a bendy.
Quote from: Stan butler on April 28, 2019, 07:02:42 PMOne major issue with double deckers is the storage sheds at both tuggers and belco. They are not designed for double deckers - roof too low. So if tc were to get double deckers, then they would need to build new storage sheds, at an extra cost, at one of the depots where space is already at a premium. Also the maintenance areas would have to be "rejigged" to cater for the double deckers. I cannot imagine them building new or tearing down existing sheds to build new ones.Unless they put them all in a new depot - ie Woden.Just one factor to think about that will incur an extra cost.
Quote from: triumph on April 15, 2019, 10:34:22 PMWas recently at an event attended by TC representatives.It seems that a self contained electric bus order is largely dependent on confidence arising from the establishment in Australia of a suitable established industry/marketing setup.Whilst some N America and European bus systems are already ordering/introducing self-contained electric vehicle fleets, the point was made that most (all?) of those current offerings are not airconditioned, so demand on the battery is considerably lower. Thus these vehicles' present technology may not be directly suitable for Australian service conditions and would need 'Australianising'. Hence the desire for an Australian industry/marketing being first established.
Quote from: Bus 503 on November 19, 2019, 01:01:00 PMAnyone know, though, whether there are any "better" engines out there in Australia? Quieter ones or ones that just make a better noise? Personally, I love the sound of all of the CB60 fleet.
Quote from: Bus 503 on November 19, 2019, 01:01:00 PMThe K320UBs that are CB80s also are really loud and have a disturbing noise that comes when the bus is going moderately fast (prevalent when coming down Kings Avenue).
Quote from: Busnerd on November 21, 2019, 04:47:13 PMIt is worth noting that basically every bus built since the mid 90's has had a suspension/air seat for the driver, hardly specific to Scania's and their suspension.
Quote from: triumph on November 21, 2019, 11:20:17 PMCanberra is often said to have good roads.
Quote from: Barry Drive on November 19, 2019, 03:34:57 PMWiki will be updated soon to show the delivery schedule. The contract makes no mention of fleet/rego numbers, so for now fleet numbers are unconfirmed but presumably will start at 682.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on January 31, 2020, 03:06:07 PMThey better make sure they're never ever used on Rapid routes then.
Quote from: ajw373 on May 25, 2020, 02:03:22 PMit should really say "One of 40" rather than "1 of 40". That said I would rather they didn't have the graphic at all, or just keep it in the first and maybe last.