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  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,617 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
    85 posts since Mar '17
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,617 posts since Nov '03
    • 969 some duties park at Woodlands Bus Park since early January. 

      Pls update sgwiki.

  • Vampire77lim's Avatar
    131 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
    2,406 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
    85 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
    21,617 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
    960 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
    10,660 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
    9,606 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
    2,261 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
    10,660 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
    9,606 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?

  • SMB42P's Avatar
    5,619 posts since Jan '12
    • Originally posted by SMB5007J:

      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

      Jumpbus? Not really leh... its just that the specific block may be shared by 2-3 split shifts.. these are the rojak blocks for 307:

      307-307-6: AM is 307AM06, PM is 307S103
      307-307-8: AM peak, afternoon: 307S102, PM: 307PM09
      307-307-9: AM is 307S103, PM is 307S101
      307-307-10: AM peak is 307S101, 10am - 5pm+ is 307TQ01, then become 307PM11
      307-307-14: AM peak, afternoon before 4pm: 307S107, After 4pm: 307PM15

      The rest of the blocks is done by one duty only...

      307-307-1: 307AP01
      307-307-2: 307AP02
      307-307-3: 307AP03
      307-307-4: 307AP04
      307-307-5: 307AP05
      307-307-7: 307AP07
      307-307-11: 307S104
      307-307-12: 307S105
      307-307-13: 307S106

      Total: 14 blocks

      Edited by SMB42P 24 Feb `18, 10:48AM
  • AntiDennisLance's Avatar
    1,184 posts since Jul '03
  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,660 posts since May '12
  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,291 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Today 4 svc 168 DD bunch at Tampines towards Woodlands. How? 


      lol expressway svc is normal lah. U see 4 only. i have seen worst before 7 858 b2b 6 DDs 168 n 161 b2b Due to major accident on expressway

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,660 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:


      lol expressway svc is normal lah. U see 4 only. i have seen worst before 7 858 b2b 6 DDs 168 n 161 b2b Due to major accident on expressway

      Yes but this was even before it touched expressway that's y surprised 

  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,291 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Yes but this was even before it touched expressway that's y surprised 


      That means the prev trip got stuck in jam lor unless u observed this on their very 1st trip at 6+am

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,660 posts since May '12
    • svc 116 should get 2 S-shift DDs and operate with a fleet of 6 SDs, 2 DDs.

      AM definitely will be well utilized between Serangoon North and Serangoon MRT and Hougang 1 and Hougang MRT. With this, they can remove 72A already. 

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,617 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      svc 116 should get 2 S-shift DDs and operate with a fleet of 6 SDs, 2 DDs.

      AM definitely will be well utilized between Serangoon North and Serangoon MRT and Hougang 1 and Hougang MRT. With this, they can remove 72A already. 

      Should be 1 full day and 1 split shift DD..Fleet should be rotate weekly so every BCs got chances to drive DDs.Sundays maintain 5 buses but stay with 2 DDs

  • SBS 6238T's Avatar
    2,433 posts since Oct '12
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      svc 116 should get 2 S-shift DDs and operate with a fleet of 6 SDs, 2 DDs.

      AM definitely will be well utilized between Serangoon North and Serangoon MRT and Hougang 1 and Hougang MRT. With this, they can remove 72A already. 

      HGDEP not enough DD liao,only left tridents and 2 b9tl for spare

  • JKYY's Avatar
    720 posts since Oct '17
    • Originally posted by SBS 6238T:

      HGDEP not enough DD liao,only left tridents and 2 b9tl for spare

      lol a number of tridents alr rotting inside depot

      Edited by JKYY 12 Apr `18, 7:17AM
  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,660 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by SBS 6238T:

      HGDEP not enough DD liao,only left tridents and 2 b9tl for spare

      Can start using the tridents on 116. 

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,617 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SBS 6238T:

      HGDEP not enough DD liao,only left tridents and 2 b9tl for spare

      Can lease the 2 A95 (SG5916/17) from Sedep storage.

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