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  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,798 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by CB2883J:

      Some SBS Transit buses have been observed to be using red clips that serve both as wheel nut indicators and retainers.  They look similar to the red ones used by GA but adjacent pairs are connected.  These will seemingly replace the existing ric clips.  Only spotted on SG-plated buses so far.

      Copycat European operators

  • ND323F's Avatar
    42 posts since Mar '17
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,798 posts since Nov '03
    • 969 some duties park at Woodlands Bus Park since early January. 

      Pls update sgwiki.

  • Vampire77lim's Avatar
    122 posts since Nov '16
    • Saw some of the SMRT training bus Buses was at Upper East Coast terminal  and the training bus route for Bedok Rd  new upper Changi Rd Changi Rd jalan Eunos to where don’t know 

  • sgbuses's Avatar
    2,371 posts since Nov '05
    • LTA's Double Deck massive tender has been extended to 8 Feb 2018.

      Volvo "launches" the B8L on LTA's original closing date, talks on their press release as though they are the incumbent:

      http://www.volvobuses.com/en-en/news/2018/jan/volvo-buses-introduces-new-euro-vi-double-decker.html

      Looks like Volvo is not going down without a fight with MAN/STK. But I am inclined to think the odds are still not in their favour.

  • ND323F's Avatar
    42 posts since Mar '17
    • Originally posted by sgbuses:

      LTA's Double Deck massive tender has been extended to 8 Feb 2018.

      Volvo "launches" the B8L on LTA's original closing date, talks on their press release as though they are the incumbent:

      http://www.volvobuses.com/en-en/news/2018/jan/volvo-buses-introduces-new-euro-vi-double-decker.html

      Looks like Volvo is not going down without a fight with MAN/STK. But I am inclined to think the odds are still not in their favour.

      Interesting.. I wonder why the tender has been extended to 8 Feb. 

      Moreover, this tender does not have a fixed delivery date. Does not seem to me that LTA is in a rush for buses.. 

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,798 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by ND323F:

      Interesting.. I wonder why the tender has been extended to 8 Feb. 

      Moreover, this tender does not have a fixed delivery date. Does not seem to me that LTA is in a rush for buses.. 

      Most probably pricing factors but i still think MAN has the edge.

  • SMB5007J's Avatar
    954 posts since Nov '15
    • 301S101 on sundays exist, driven by 307S bc yesterday

      Several 307 duties practice jumpbus. observed for quite some time alr

      Kindly update wiki if possible thanks

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,585 posts since May '12
    • Massive bunching of 3 svc 45 DDs at 8.10am at Serangoon Ave 2 towards AMK Depot. One of them was the last bus on 45A that downroute to AMK Depot. Such wrong scheduling to have all 3 of them arrive at the same time at Serangoon MRT and all departed together. 1st bus had 40-50 pax, 2nd DD had around 10-15 pax and the 3rd DD had around 5 pax on board. 

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,442 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Massive bunching of 3 svc 45 DDs at 8.10am at Serangoon Ave 2 towards AMK Depot. One of them was the last bus on 45A that downroute to AMK Depot. Such wrong scheduling to have all 3 of them arrive at the same time at Serangoon MRT and all departed together. 1st bus had 40-50 pax, 2nd DD had around 10-15 pax and the 3rd DD had around 5 pax on board. 

      8 mins frequency plus peak traffic condition....so u wan the 2nd bus and 45A bus to wait at lor ah soo bus stop ?

  • TIB987K's Avatar
    2,081 posts since Oct '12
    • Originally posted by ND323F:

      Interesting.. I wonder why the tender has been extended to 8 Feb. 

      Moreover, this tender does not have a fixed delivery date. Does not seem to me that LTA is in a rush for buses.. 

      Amended Closing Date/Time 13 Feb 2018 by 4:00 PM

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,585 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      8 mins frequency plus peak traffic condition....so u wan the 2nd bus and 45A bus to wait at lor ah soo bus stop ?

      Next bus was a SD after 17 minutes. Yes the 45A downroute that becomes 45 towards AMK depot should have waited 4-5 minutes to pick up passengers. This is a common practice in many cities such as London, where buses wait to create a proper spacing between them. Especially with 45A with no pax on board, should definitely have waited. Confirmed SD after 17 mins cannot tank the load. 

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,442 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Next bus was a SD after 17 minutes. Yes the 45A downroute that becomes 45 towards AMK depot should have waited 4-5 minutes to pick up passengers. This is a common practice in many cities such as London, where buses wait to create a proper spacing between them. Especially with 45A with no pax on board, should definitely have waited. Confirmed SD after 17 mins cannot tank the load. 

      Wait where ? Park along the road side for 5 mins? N then get stomp for holding up traffic along a busy 2 lane road?

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