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  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,527 posts since May '15
    • SBS6090B started giving problems already. Vibrating like siao while moving, like want to brake down.

  • Jeek's Avatar
    316 posts since Nov '13
    • Hmmm... I remember being stuck behind a 609x Citaro on 83 some days back. I slowed down to let the bus come out of the bus bay. Ended up stuck at snail's pace behind him. The bus seemed to have difficulty climbing the slope to the fly-over over the TPE. Funny thing is I was driving a 17-year-old Mitsubishi L300 that has difficulty climbing steep slopes too. But the bus lagi jialat... I was having difficulty controlling my speed. It wasn't 6090B but definitely a 609x Citaro. Might have been 6092X but can't quite remember. If so, that would suck because 6092X is one of the few Citaros I've ridden that I actually liked.

      SBS3722G and SBS3752U loud radiator macam like CDGE. Huuu...

  • Bussyboy50's Avatar
    114 posts since Jul '15
    • Originally posted by Jeek:

      Hmmm... I remember being stuck behind a 609x Citaro on 83 some days back. I slowed down to let the bus come out of the bus bay. Ended up stuck at snail's pace behind him. The bus seemed to have difficulty climbing the slope to the fly-over over the TPE. Funny thing is I was driving a 17-year-old Mitsubishi L300 that has difficulty climbing steep slopes too. But the bus lagi jialat... I was having difficulty controlling my speed. It wasn't 6090B but definitely a 609x Citaro. Might have been 6092X but can't quite remember. If so, that would suck because 6092X is one of the few Citaros I've ridden that I actually liked.

      SBS3722G and SBS3752U loud radiator macam like CDGE. Huuu...

      Off topic : Mitsubishi L300 van model is not very good in steep slopes, and underpowered especially when they're older. 

  • SMB42P's Avatar
    4,629 posts since Jan '12
    • SMB198Z loud engine howling sound, and emitting black smoke, the rear looks very dirty...

  • Hamilton Express's Avatar
    13 posts since Aug '15
    • In New York City, the MTA is rolling out the Nova LFS (semi-low floor) in all 5 boroughs at a fast rate. Also, the Orion V's and Nova RTS are being phased out because of the Xcelsior XD40, altough I still see a few of them in service (I saw some Orion V's operating on the M100 a few days ago).

       

  • SMB315C's Avatar
    1,500 posts since Sep '14
  • SMB315C's Avatar
    1,500 posts since Sep '14
    • SMB283K with no rear SPAD stickers..

      SMB217C with an "A" missing at the rear.. "M N"

      TIB1076H TIB1142A with partial Vogelsitze System 750 seats..

      TIB1246J with partial Vogelsitze System 600 seats..

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    17,700 posts since Nov '03
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    17,700 posts since Nov '03
    • Engine/aircon combine together plus restricted 1st gear of course long term harmful to the engine,Ive seen B9TLs also with this synthoms..So much for safety and fuel saver.

  • azharjj's Avatar
    6,333 posts since Aug '07
    • went to boon lay interchange just now around 1900hrs

      i notice that service 179, 243G the pax allowed to board the bus at the exit door (i believe during peak hours only)

      since when this thing started? i didnt know that haha

      unsure if other bus service also like this or not...

  • SMB5007J's Avatar
    774 posts since Nov '15
    • Originally posted by azharjj:

      went to boon lay interchange just now around 1900hrs

      i notice that service 179, 243G the pax allowed to board the bus at the exit door (i believe during peak hours only)

      since when this thing started? i didnt know that haha

      unsure if other bus service also like this or not...

      190 also allows passengers to board at the exit doors during morning peak hours since around last September. Could be to prevent int jam

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    17,700 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by azharjj:

      went to boon lay interchange just now around 1900hrs

      i notice that service 179, 243G the pax allowed to board the bus at the exit door (i believe during peak hours only)

      since when this thing started? i didnt know that haha

      unsure if other bus service also like this or not...

      The trend starts from the Jurong Int era,nothing new..Even Tampines also have for 291

      Edited by carbikebus 16 Jan `16, 1:04PM
  • SBS5010P's Avatar
    1,482 posts since Feb '10
  • azharjj's Avatar
    6,333 posts since Aug '07
    • 1)Unknown KUB spotted inside Gali Batu Depot

      2)SBS18B does not have that "gadget" on top of the ez-link machine (where BC press the button for cash payment). that place is empty with a metal piece holder (sorry i dont know the name)

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    17,700 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by azharjj:

      1)Unknown KUB spotted inside Gali Batu Depot

       

      Maybe ferrying DTL staff?Hopefully Gali Batu can built a bus depot for Bbdep replacement

  • SBS9C's Avatar
    2,357 posts since Sep '09
    • Originally posted by azharjj:

      2)SBS18B does not have that "gadget" on top of the ez-link machine (where BC press the button for cash payment). that place is empty with a metal piece holder (sorry i dont know the name)

      That's the DDU. The newer SBS Transit buses don't have it installed.

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,055 posts since Dec '04
    • SMB165T (off service) made an illegal u-turn at YCK rd/lentor dr/amk ave 4 junction this morning at 7am....

      have to keep on reversing few times then can manage to u-turn... not sure why the BC choose to u-turn here whereby there is a bigger u-turn just 200m ahead.....

       

  • A Bus Observer's Avatar
    293 posts since Nov '14
    • Originally posted by SBS9C:

      That's the DDU. The newer SBS Transit buses don't have it installed.


      Whats DDU

  • A Bus Observer's Avatar
    293 posts since Nov '14
    • At about 3.15pm saw SG1010C on training with female BC at wheel. abt 3 other people were onb. possibly training for 66 cause was at jurong town hall rd north bound/

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    17,700 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by A Bus Observer:


      Whats DDU

      Driver Device Unit,The light blue color console.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    17,700 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      SMB165T (off service) made an illegal u-turn at YCK rd/lentor dr/amk ave 4 junction this morning at 7am....

      have to keep on reversing few times then can manage to u-turn... not sure why the BC choose to u-turn here whereby there is a bigger u-turn just 200m ahead.....

       

      I saw a PRC lady BC does that too causing other vehicles to stop

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    17,700 posts since Nov '03
    • I feel like the ZF CDGE is much better doing feeder jobs that the Wrights..Great acceleration.

  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,527 posts since May '15
  • SMB315C's Avatar
    1,500 posts since Sep '14
    • SMB8017K 's "BUS STOPPING" sign near the driver console doesn't light up.. Only the PISes shown "BUS STOPPING"..

  • SMB315C's Avatar
    1,500 posts since Sep '14
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