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  • iveco's Avatar
    17,101 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Service 61,117 & 825 start from other operator's Int/Ter

      That is what I call orphan routes.

  • CZT's Avatar
    508 posts since Jun '16
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      That is what I call orphan routes.

      hahaha true

      talking abt 825, what do you think its fleet will change with GCM? currently using minibuses under SMRT, i wonder if it would change in the near future or only until when it could be handed over to another operator, or not change at all if it is still by SMRT?

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      hahaha true

      talking abt 825, what do you think its fleet will change with GCM? currently using minibuses under SMRT, i wonder if it would change in the near future or only until when it could be handed over to another operator, or not change at all if it is still by SMRT?

      825 should be included into Seletar package in place of 851.

    • Originally posted by iveco:

      That is what I call orphan routes.

      Service 2 also can say orphan route since SBST is the anchor operator of CVT/NBR.

      Go-Ahead only joint control with SBST for Changi Airport

  • iveco's Avatar
    17,101 posts since Mar '04
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      Route 82 has changed operators 4 times, which is the most to date.

      SBS,TIBS,SBST & Go-Ahead.

  • iveco's Avatar
    17,101 posts since Mar '04
    • The Duple Metsec body kits used on the B10Ms and O405s was known as the R Series (not to be confused with Walter Alexander's Type R). DM bodied Atlanteans carried W Series.

  • Path Light's Avatar
    1,831 posts since Feb '15
  • iveco's Avatar
    17,101 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by Path Light:

      Route 103 changed operators 3 times

      SBS, TIBS and SBS Transit

      Still can't beat 82.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
  • iveco's Avatar
    17,101 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Hgdep used to part control svc 7,33,66 & 197 from Bedok Int.

      197 was because it used to termimate at Geylang Lorong 1. Same for 9. 66 Scania OAC fleet went over to 67 after the depot change. Back then BN and HG same region.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,257 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      197 was because it used to termimate at Geylang Lorong 1. Same for 9. 66 Scania OAC fleet went over to 67 after the depot change. Back then BN and HG same region.

      And yet 67 got an operator change.

  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,159 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      And yet 67 got an operator change.

      SBS and Ministry of Communications wanted to break up into packages such as - Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bishan, Boon Lay-Joo Koon, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Eunos-Geylang, Hougang, Jurong East-Bulim, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Sembawang, Sengkang, Serangoon, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Yishun in 1989.

      61 was the only lonely route from SMRT at Bukit Batok.

      117 was the only lonely route from SBST at Sembawang.

      Edited by TPS Timothy Mok 30 Jul `17, 11:22AM
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • Citaro has the most breakdown rates among all operators..reasons?

      smaller engine but got too many restriction tweaking,Original bus is meant for Europe climate but fitted with AC which require more pulling power which i see it did not materialise instead.LTA should opt for the 12L version(OC engine) or simply convert to ZF 6 speed.

  • iveco's Avatar
    17,101 posts since Mar '04
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      IIRC the OM906 series engines are also fitted on the CBC1725.

      Difference is one got no restriction with a top speed of over 100kmh while the ither got 1st gear acceleration and top speed restriction,Go figure out.

    • SG5999 acceleration seems only restricted at 1st gear only,2nd gear powerful leh,Better than SMRT A95.Maybe because of additional weight and length.

  • bus555's Avatar
    10,072 posts since Dec '06
    • Service 39 has changed depot control 3 times?

      - Full BNDEP
      - Partial AMDEP/BNDEP?
      - Full AMDEP
      - Back to full BNDEP

      Edited by bus555 06 Aug `17, 3:05PM
  • iveco's Avatar
    17,101 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by bus555:

      Service 39 has changed depot control 3 times?

      - Full BNDEP
      - Partial AMDEP/BNDEP?
      - Full AMDEP
      - Back to full BNDEP


      I am sure 859 passed between AM and WL more times.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,257 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by iveco:


      I am sure 859 passed between AM and WL more times.

      i still wonder why is 859 being controlled by AMDEP when it is looping at Yishun Int that time. note even SEBP was initially controlled by AMDEP (AMDEP/SEBP) then (WLDEP/SEBP). 882 also changed from AMDEP to WLDEP and back

  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,150 posts since Apr '11
    • All the Eunos svc even better minus 93

                              East to West District
                              
                              HGDEP > BRBP > BNDEP > HGDEP
                              
      Edited by TIB 585L 06 Aug `17, 11:33PM
  • iveco's Avatar
    17,101 posts since Mar '04
  • SBS351M's Avatar
    598 posts since Jan '07
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      HGDEP was given to West District in 2002.

      It was later, around 2003 or 2004.

  • Path Light's Avatar
    1,831 posts since Feb '15
  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • There used to be a bus service 578 which runs between Compassvale Street and Orchard/Suntec City, looping at Orchard Road.

      This service was launched in 2007, but was withdrawn in 2009.

      The routing is as follows,

      Compassvale Street, Punggol Road, Sengkang East Avenue, Sengkang West Avenue, Fernvale Lane, Sengkang West Road, Yio Chu Kang Road, (CTE, Moulmein Road, Newton Road, Scotts Road), Orchard Road, Bras Basah Road, Temasek Boulevard, (Rochor Road, Rochor Canal Road, Bukit Timah Road, CTE), Yio Chu Kang Road, Sengkang West Road, Fernvale Lane, Sengkang West Avenue, Sengkang East Avenue, Punggol Road, Compassvale Street.

      *() denotes express sector.

      Undeniably, this route could have received high loading.

      Unfortunately, the service was only in operation from 10am to 4:30pm on weekdays, and from 10am to 10pm on weekends and public holiday.

      As the operating hours were outside peak hours, the service missed the peak hour loading and was withdrawn just two years after introduction.

      Amidst the continual discussion about a possible new bus service between Sengkang and the Central Business District, I feel that we could consider reinstating this route, to run between Compassvale Bus Interchange and the Central Business District.

      This time round, we could have the bus service operate during peak hours only.

      Also to note is the bus fare, which was $3.60 for adults and $1 for children.

      If we could charge the same distance fares as city direct bus services (around $2.40), and operate the service during peak hours only, I believe this service would be well-received by the people living in Sengkang.

      Edited by gekpohboy 30 Aug `17, 12:05AM
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