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  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,251 posts since May '12
  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,251 posts since May '12
    • Now confirmed that 979 will have 2 perm DDs.

      SMB3580H SMB3582C

      I think SMRT will give more DDs to 979 in due course. I thought it might be a mix of bendies + DDs but seems like YT Crescent residents go upper deck and those alighting at YT MRT from Crescent stay at lower deck, so DDs are doing pretty okay.

       

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,251 posts since May '12
    • 851 got back 2 bendies. Interesting how SMRT downgrades 851 when it goes low on bendy resources, and when it finds some bendies, it deploys back on 851.

       

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,251 posts since May '12
    • 854 got another fleet add... but got many more HC buses now... 18 HC buses + 12 rigids.

      I think this is because the population both in Yishun and along YCK Road is increasing.

       

  • AntiDennisLance's Avatar
    1,017 posts since Jul '03
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      851 got back 2 bendies. Interesting how SMRT downgrades 851 when it goes low on bendy resources, and when it finds some bendies, it deploys back on 851.

       

      851 and generally Yishun / Sembawang services are sacrificial lambs for the SMRT Pet towns Woodlands and Choa Chu Kang what.  Like that time all 851 bendies give to 960. 859 last time also got bendies now 0.

  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,057 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by AntiDennisLance:

      851 and generally Yishun / Sembawang services are sacrificial lambs for the SMRT Pet towns Woodlands and Choa Chu Kang what.  Like that time all 851 bendies give to 960. 859 last time also got bendies now 0.

      all 851 bendies were given to 960, 960 bendies given to 190 when 190 was awarded to TIBS from SBS, and maybe they certify bendies are permitted on that route. So I think double deckers on 190 gets redeployed to other areas, BNDEP, BRBP, AMDEP, SLBP, HGDEP, CGBP, ARBP and BBDEP.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,306 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      851 got back 2 bendies. Interesting how SMRT downgrades 851 when it goes low on bendy resources, and when it finds some bendies, it deploys back on 851.

       

      Its not SMRT but Amdep style,Sometimes they deploys up to 9-10 bendy buses.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,306 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by AntiDennisLance:

      851 and generally Yishun / Sembawang services are sacrificial lambs for the SMRT Pet towns Woodlands and Choa Chu Kang what.  Like that time all 851 bendies give to 960. 859 last time also got bendies now 0.

      859 usually have 2 bendy buses deploys for Weekends or PHs.

  • SMB315C's Avatar
    1,827 posts since Sep '14
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Now confirmed that 979 will have 2 perm DDs.

      SMB3580H SMB3582C

      I think SMRT will give more DDs to 979 in due course. I thought it might be a mix of bendies + DDs but seems like YT Crescent residents go upper deck and those alighting at YT MRT from Crescent stay at lower deck, so DDs are doing pretty okay.

       

      Bendy buses aren't deployed that often anymore ever since both DDs are deployed under the Split shift duties..

  • AntiDennisLance's Avatar
    1,017 posts since Jul '03
  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,194 posts since Dec '04
  • AntiDennisLance's Avatar
    1,017 posts since Jul '03
    • Waited half an hour for  171 to yishun from beauty world. 171 already got a capacity downgrade for all the folks calling for 171's head.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,306 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by AntiDennisLance:

      Waited half an hour for  171 to yishun from beauty world. 171 already got a capacity downgrade for all the folks calling for 171's head.

      You must have missed your bus.Another scenario the bus youre waiting follow his front bus too close

  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    8,972 posts since Apr '11
    • 30 mins quite jialat leh. Just now 178 frequency front bus is 04 mins according to the LTA next bus arrival machine, then next bus is 30 mins away lol

  • SMB42P's Avatar
    5,119 posts since Jan '12
    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      30 mins quite jialat leh. Just now 178 frequency front bus is 04 mins according to the LTA next bus arrival machine, then next bus is 30 mins away lol

      could it be the aftermath of the BKE incident? Since 171 and 178 were affected...

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,251 posts since May '12
    • 854 has received quite some capacity upgrade. Now operating with 18 HC buses, 12 rigids. Actually can make fleet 24 HC buses, 3 rigids enough. 

  • SMB315C's Avatar
    1,827 posts since Sep '14
    • 167 has got a new BSEP duty added into the fleet at 17012016..

      Hopefully this slot can upsize to a Double-Decker in the future..

  • wsy1234's Avatar
    1,569 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      there seem to be more DDs doing sv145 for the past month....

      aournd 630pm can get one from toa payoh hub

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,251 posts since May '12
    • Would make sense for 145 to have more DDs, but no change in time suggests that might still be operating with 3 DDs only.

      151 also occassionally has 4-5 DDs running, but perm is only 3.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,306 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB315C:

      167 has got a new BSEP duty added into the fleet at 17012016..

      Hopefully this slot can upsize to a Double-Decker in the future..

      I think from Amdep.Am starts from Bt Merah,Last bus also end at Bt Merah.

      Last week i saw SMB1632 on Fri night along the lone OC.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,306 posts since Nov '03
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    19,306 posts since Nov '03
  • SMB42P's Avatar
    5,119 posts since Jan '12
    • 171 had a AP MANdy today (SMB8036E), it was on the 3rd last bus slot from Yishun to Marina Ctr...seems to be 171AP25... boarded it  just now...

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,306 posts since Nov '03
  • 201911's Avatar
    628 posts since Jun '07
    • svc 256 downgrade from B9TL DDs to Citaro SDs. Not sure whether there are any DDs left as I didn't observe the whole fleet.

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