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  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,969 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by AntiDennisLance:

      It's okay. SMRT had not been doing those stretches of Thomson Road any justice anyway. Good riddance.

      For how many years then say no good?

    • Originally posted by iveco:

      What about 167, 855 & 980?

      For some stretch 

    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      As for the A22s. SBST will be more likely to received SG plated ones in SMALL numbers provided there is not enough citaros supplied to them. TT should have enough SDs already i suppose and GA will only more likely to receive BSEP A22s in very small numbers if they need SD fleet additions as supply of citaro will be limited then. If they are keen to.

      Ideal fleet 

      SBST:SD>Scania K230UB,MB Citaro & SG MAN A22

      DD>Volvo B9TL & MAN A95.

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      SMRT:SD>MB OC500LE,MAN A22 & MB Citaro 

      DD>MAN A95,ADL Enviro500 & Volvo B9TL.

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      TTS:SD>MAN A22 & MB Citaro 

      DD>Volvo B9TL,ADL Enviro500 & MAN A95.

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      GAS:SD>MB Citaro & a few of SG MAN A22

      DD>Volvo B9TL & MAN A95.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,234 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      What about 167, 855 & 980?

      167 and 980 covers all of Thomson and Upper Thomson Roads but frequncy sux.

      855 does not cover Thomson Road at all

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,969 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      167 and 980 covers all of Thomson and Upper Thomson Roads but frequncy sux.

      855 does not cover Thomson Road at all

      855 got serve 1 bus stop at Thomson Rd.

      After 851 & 852 kena kapo by SBST,I'm pretty sure they will increase frequency and put DDs on 167 & 980.

      Edited by carbikebus 04 Aug `17, 12:14PM
  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,376 posts since May '12
    • I think more than monopoly service level is important. I am sure SBS will do a better job with 851. 852 loading sucks so nothing to say about it. Easily SMRT could have added DDs to 167 also but  hasn't. With Springleaf MRT in future, the loading on 167/980 from Sembawang road to Springleaf is bound to double. 

  • A22 fan's Avatar
    130 posts since Jul '17
    • I only spotted 167/980 using bendies occasionally. Esp for the latter at sundays and public holidays..more a24s ans somtimes the classic O405Gs as well too.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,969 posts since Nov '03
  • SMB1368T's Avatar
    1,076 posts since Mar '16
    • Meh. All I ever see are always 966 crossover buses during those hours

      Edited by SMB1368T 04 Aug `17, 9:24PM
  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,234 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      855 got serve 1 bus stop at Thomson Rd.

      After 851 & 852 kena kapo by SBST,I'm pretty sure they will increase frequency and put DDs on 167 & 980.

      By the time we see full DDs on 167, it won't be SMRT or SBST but GAS.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,969 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      By the time we see full DDs on 167, it won't be SMRT or SBST but GAS.

      By that time its already 2020.

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,286 posts since Dec '04
  • wsy1234's Avatar
    1,604 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      no SBST logo on SG5835 as of yesterday.. still parking at lay up corner...   

      Will some Toa payoh bus get the man DDs other than that 12.5 meter TT man

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,969 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by wsy1234:

      Will some Toa payoh bus get the man DDs other than that 12.5 meter TT man

      Unless SBST takes more than 70 units

  • SMB315C's Avatar
    1,933 posts since Sep '14
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      I thought 167 do have DD cameo during peak hours

      That enviro was an epull from 856..

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,969 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      As for the A22s. SBST will be more likely to received SG plated ones in SMALL numbers provided there is not enough citaros supplied to them. TT should have enough SDs already i suppose and GA will only more likely to receive BSEP A22s in very small numbers if they need SD fleet additions as supply of citaro will be limited then. If they are keen to.

      There is no way LTA can persuade GAS to take MAN unless LTA request to storage more B9TL from them for bendy replacement 

  • A22 fan's Avatar
    130 posts since Jul '17
    • This possibility cant be written off yet as likely LTA might request more excess B9TLs from GAS to be transferred to SMRT. I suppose any SD bus model has a lower maintenance cost compared to any DD model isnt it? So if this happens small numbers of A22 can be an indirect replacement of the stroage bound B9TLs. I think. 

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,969 posts since Nov '03
    • SG5835M doing training with few SBST BCs on board at YCK Ter

      Edited by carbikebus 28 Aug `17, 2:09PM
  • iveco's Avatar
    17,056 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      SG5835M doing training with few SBST BCs on board at YCK Ter

      Maybe it is for the new YCK-BSH route.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,969 posts since Nov '03
    • SMRT,TTS & now SBST all have MAN buses in their fleet except for this Go-Ahead still using breakdown-prone Citaros and worn out B9TLs😂

    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      This possibility cant be written off yet as likely LTA might request more excess B9TLs from GAS to be transferred to SMRT. I suppose any SD bus model has a lower maintenance cost compared to any DD model isnt it? So if this happens small numbers of A22 can be an indirect replacement of the stroage bound B9TLs. I think. 

      If this happens then its miracle...LTA can request to storage 10 B9TL and a few Citaros as well...

    • And if they can take A22 might as well take in a few A95,All same engine parts..

    • Wah this year its really the year of SMRT & SBST,Newer buses,3 doors buses..

      GAS still with the pathetic Citaro and B9TL and i think SG5999Z also will go to either SBST or SMRT when the trial ended in September 

  • A22 fan's Avatar
    130 posts since Jul '17
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