Started by Barry Drive, October 24, 2022, 10:06:01 AM
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Quote from: triumph on March 15, 2023, 07:31:34 PMWonder why there is such a shortage of other buses that Renaults are appearing on R services which are supposed to be 100% accessible?
Quote from: 743 on January 26, 2023, 08:40:33 AMIn the interim the use of old Renault diesel buses will be minimised as much as possible on the route bus network.
Quote from: Barry Drive on March 18, 2023, 07:19:38 PMThis might be the reason:What might have happened is that in order to minimise Renault use, all available low floor buses were put into service: only for a bus to breakdown, or not start. With all low floors in use, the only available replacement would be a Renault.
Quote from: triumph on March 20, 2023, 10:45:22 PMThere is actually a case for restricting replacement Renaults to the frequent R services as the wait for a low floor is minimised, but this may not be practical as many shifts seem to be a mix of R and Local trips.But referring to Barry Drive's post. I had wondered whether there had been a temporary surge in breakdowns/accidents as suggested by Barry, AND/OR is the problem more subtle, and to do with understaffing in the workshops and/or parts delivery delays? Short of a political or TC announcement providing some clarification, we are unlikely to know.The present circumstances still imply that determining the last public and school services operated by Renaults may be a challenge. Whatever, for those keen on Renaults not everything is an ill-wind.
Quote from: triumph on March 20, 2023, 10:45:22 PMI had wondered whether there had been a temporary surge in breakdowns/accidents as suggested by Barry, AND/OR is the problem more subtle, and to do with understaffing in the workshops and/or parts delivery delays?
Quote from: triumph on March 02, 2023, 03:43:44 PMAround 3.55pm at Westfield Belconnen there are often 3 Renaults simultaneously at Plat 2 on local outbound services. This was the case yesterday, but can't be for much longer.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on March 31, 2023, 05:58:03 AMAlmost got 944 on that day too lol, why are they still training drivers on them? Seems such a waste at this point.
Quote from: 743 on March 31, 2023, 08:02:18 AMIt does raise the question though of the future of the training fleet.
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 24, 2022, 10:06:01 AMTo recap, there are 39 in total: 927-963 at Belconnen (23), 969-982 at Tuggeranong (14) and 943-944 as trainers.
Quote from: Barry Drive on April 01, 2023, 01:40:42 PMso far this is exactly what has occurred:974 - 800975 - 808956 - 722973 - 809978 - 811977 - 807981 - 810969 - 806970 - 802972 - 801
Quote from: triumph on October 23, 2023, 09:54:56 PMhow early I wonder?
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 25, 2023, 11:19:45 PMUpdate: if the promised 9 Scanias arrive this year, they should be enough to replace the remaining Belconnen Renaults. Assuming they can get them into service, Belconnen may not have any Renaults after December 2023 - although this is massively optimistic.
Quote from: triumph on October 28, 2023, 10:03:16 PM... a lot full of near finished buses (like at times Boeing and Airbus with new planes) awaiting specific parts from sub-suppliers with a 'container' due, supply of chassis at improved rate, specialist staff returning from leave, etc. and combinations of factors.