Bus Spotting

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LeylandNationalStagecoach

Renowned and Fusioned Member
Jun 28, 2018
515
Haha, lol, poor bus! Can't believe they actually cracked that bus' window for that!
I wonder how you've captured that bus from so high up! Maybe you're the giant yourself lol! ;)
Also, a quick off-topic, I recently saw one of those buses in Totnes, a shorter Tally Ho one!
I honestly couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it coming 'round the corner! :eek:
 

JONESS

some creative sh*t
Dec 22, 2017
106
Thought it was a bit odd that I post more spottings of GSC buses than of RATP, so here's a newer Gemini 2, adhering to the shortened routes.

And we also see a change in the timetable for the X2, sadly not using the new-forest livery solo but at least it's a 'bus', I guess.
 

tr673

I'm a Scania
Apr 19, 2017
137
Can't believe they actually cracked that bus' window
nevermind the window, I can't believe they cut an entire bus in half!

I hope it had some kind of major chassis defect before they did this to it, since cutting up a previously perfectly fine bus is just stupid.
Cutting up a withdrawn bus ready for scrap and making it look half-decent would be more sensible, surely?
 
Oct 30, 2016
1,549
nevermind the window, I can't believe they cut an entire bus in half!

I hope it had some kind of major chassis defect before they did this to it, since cutting up a previously perfectly fine bus is just stupid.
Cutting up a withdrawn bus ready for scrap and making it look half-decent would be more sensible, surely?
Apparently it was already withdrawn from what I've read on Instagram, but it's still a waste of a type of bus now rare in this country. (DAF SB250/East Lancs Myllenium Spryte).
 

SeaHawk14

Well-Known Member
Feb 4, 2017
115
Apparently it was already withdrawn from what I've read on Instagram, but it's still a waste of a type of bus now rare in this country. (DAF SB250/East Lancs Myllenium Spryte).
nevermind the window, I can't believe they cut an entire bus in half!
I hope it had some kind of major chassis defect before they did this to it, since cutting up a previously perfectly fine bus is just stupid.
Cutting up a withdrawn bus ready for scrap and making it look half-decent would be more sensible, surely?
It's a bus. The only time an operator cares about it is if it's making money, once it stops making money it goes to scrap. No emotional investment to an object which serves the purpose of transporting people. It's likely it was more expensive to make roadworthy than to continue to operate it. Plus, it's really good PR for the event that took place in Liverpool. Certainly got a lot of people curious.
 

LeylandNationalStagecoach

Renowned and Fusioned Member
Jun 28, 2018
515
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Here's the (oddly foxhole-liveried) Optare Solo number 18 I got on, arriving at Kingswear just before 20:00. It's one of the two buses I got on home, after an approximately 10mi walk. Taken from a small video clip, that's why it's so blurry on some parts.
 

iDan98

Well-Known Member
Apr 15, 2017
63
The first of a few videos from Derby, still got another 30-ish minutes of footage from the bus station ready to edit together, along with everything from the train station.

 

Mitchul

Some dude.
May 23, 2018
10
A bit of local Australian stuff for you all that I've taken over my time.

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Melbourne doesn't have a rail link to the airport, so we have Skybus. Skybus is a major operator of the "CDi" which is a bus by Bustech, which is based in Brisbane. Bustech is possibly the only integral bus operator in modern Australian bus manufacturing.

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Australian route buses generally built here in Australia are built on an imported chassis, like this "Volgren CR228L" bodied Mercedes O500LE owned by one of my local bus companies.

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Another bus from one of my local bus companies is this Express Coach Builders bodied Scania K280UB. This bus company (McHarry's) is one of the largest operators of this body.

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The other major operator where I'm from is ComfortDelgro Cabcharge (CDC). Here is one of their older Volgren "CR221L" bodied Volvo B10BLE.

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Australia has a big long-distance coach industry and most of the country's passenger rail operators also run coach services through their respective states, like Vline does seen here. This is a Coach Concepts bodied Volvo B12B.

And here's one more for the Optare fans, which has started to make inroads into Australia:
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Unfortunately Australia doesn't have many imported buses from the UK and/or Europe, as we have strict design requirements. We have a maximum width of 2.5m for buses and coaches in Australia, and the majority of buses from the UK and Europe are 2.55m wide. I'd love to see VDL or Alexander Dennis make an appearance in Australia but time will tell.

Cheers,
Mitch :)
 

WafflezPlayz

A boring idiot from Wales...
Nov 5, 2017
43
The first of a few videos from Derby, still got another 30-ish minutes of footage from the bus station ready to edit together, along with everything from the train station.

aren't you supposed to give way to the right on a roundabout xd
 

Road-hog123

An Orange Bus
Administrator
UKDT
Dec 10, 2015
1,660
Unfortunately Australia doesn't have many imported buses from the UK and/or Europe, as we have strict design requirements. We have a maximum width of 2.5m for buses and coaches in Australia, and the majority of buses from the UK and Europe are 2.55m wide. I'd love to see VDL or Alexander Dennis make an appearance in Australia but time will tell.
The Enviro200 MMC is only 2.47 metres wide (with the exception of the 10.8 metre EV which is 2.55m) but I'm not sure if there'd be a market there that's not already filled with an existing product... Scania, Volvo and BYD with Australian bodies would probably cover all bases...
 
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