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  • iveco's Avatar
    17,277 posts since Mar '04
    • What will happen to the Asian Aerospace shuttle when the bendies retire? Replace with DD?

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

      What will happen to the Asian Aerospace shuttle when the bendies retire? Replace with DD?

      Good question but LTA got an answer for that.

    • I would love to see all operators roped in for that mega shuttle.

    • SMRT:MAN A95,ADL E500,Volvo B9TL & MAN A24.

      SBST:Volvo B9TL,MAN A95 & MAN A24.

      GAS:Volvo B9TL & MAN A95.

      TTS:ADL E500 & Volvo B9TL.

       

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,606 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      What will happen to the Asian Aerospace shuttle when the bendies retire? Replace with DD?

      There are 40 A24 with lifespan expiry in 2032.. why worry so much? if no bendies, then use SD/DD. this year already got use some SD as well.  since 35 already use DD, so should not have any restriction.

      if not just sub to some private operators and let them headache... not sure why SMRT is doing the shuttle as well.

  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,256 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      There are 40 A24 with lifespan expiry in 2032.. why worry so much? if no bendies, then use SD/DD. this year already got use some SD as well.  since 35 already use DD, so should not have any restriction.

      if not just sub to some private operators and let them headache... not sure why SMRT is doing the shuttle as well.

      Future Aerospace Shuttle buses can use SBST MAN A24 / MAN A95. So only SBST-SMRT MAN A24 and MAN A95 are usable.

  • ButIAmAToilet's Avatar
    337 posts since Jun '14
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      222 is absolutely fine with DDs. It is different from WDL intra-towns like 913 or CCK feeder 300. 913 will be problematic with DDs. Same I feel about 812, though 812 doesn't have high loading anymore, so SDs are okay to manage fleet. 

      On another note, with Tampines East loop for 293, I don't know how good the DDs are faring on this route. Need to check it out. 

      DDs on 293 is fine, because almost no one took it from Tamp East anyway. Most I seen is 15 pax

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,660 posts since May '12
  • A22 fan's Avatar
    275 posts since Jul '17
    • As far as I know, the AMK based A24s should be reserving for service 858. As for merz O405Gs mostly deployed on 854.

  • TIB987K's Avatar
    2,261 posts since Oct '12
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Today 900/A, 901, 903 have 1 DD each. What about 922? 

      There will be 1 901 DD departing WTBI at 1623.

      There will be SG5804C departing WTBI at 1644.

      There will be 1 922 DD departing BPJ ITH at 1615.

      Edited by TIB987K 30 Apr `18, 8:00PM
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,617 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      As far as I know, the AMK based A24s should be reserving for service 858. As for merz O405Gs mostly deployed on 854.

      KJ should transfer 388S and 1 more A24 to WL for feeder spare.Only WL doesn’t have any spare A24.

      1 A24 each from 903 & 912 should be deploy for 911 & 913.

  • SMB315C's Avatar
    2,198 posts since Sep '14
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Today 900/A, 901, 903 have 1 DD each. What about 922? 

      Only 1 DD will cross 922 for 1 trip in the early morning..

      Will do a number of trips in the evening..

      Edited by SMB315C 30 Apr `18, 9:11PM
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      KJ should transfer 388S and 1 more A24 to WL for feeder spare.Only WL doesn’t have any spare A24.

      1 A24 each from 903 & 912 should be deploy for 911 & 913.

      They can always use the retiring O405Gs anyway..

  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,291 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      As far as I know, the AMK based A24s should be reserving for service 858. As for merz O405Gs mostly deployed on 854.


      969 169 856 have alot daily. Not doing S but AP

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,617 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB315C:

      They can always use the retiring O405Gs anyway..

      Problem is WAB status,184 also failed.913 always failed.

  • SMB315C's Avatar
    2,198 posts since Sep '14
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Problem is WAB status,184 also failed.913 always failed.

      Oh well at least there's A22 to "enhance" the WAB quota...

  • SBS8676Z's Avatar
    1,815 posts since Oct '11
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Problem is WAB status,184 also failed.913 always fail

      Come to weekends, 184 will have 100% WAB quota when its fleet gets downsize.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,617 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB315C:

      Oh well at least there's A22 to "enhance" the WAB quota...

      Yeah spamming A22 unnecessary just to cover WAB quota

    • And drive like tortoise just to follow schedule because of too many SD added

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,660 posts since May '12
    • Woodlands feeders

      900/900A, 901, 903 each have 1 DD on them (perm). The DD trial on all these services has been successful, with good patronage on upper deck given distance of estates from MRT. 

      I suggest these services should get more DDs so that the bendies can be utilized on 911/913. 912B should trial with DDs too. Will work. 

    • In HC buses, there is still majority bendy deployment for 169 and 856. On contrary, 962 has no bendies anymore and 960, 963, 964 also max 1 bendy (but rare). 969 still erratic with high number of SDs, some days with many DDs and some days with many bendies. Messy 969.

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

      In HC buses, there is still majority bendy deployment for 169 and 856. On contrary, 962 has no bendies anymore and 960, 963, 964 also max 1 bendy (but rare). 969 still erratic with high number of SDs, some days with many DDs and some days with many bendies. Messy 969.

      Slowly but surely those trunk svc will see no more bendies once the O405G is fully retired when the B1 Euro 6 DD replace them.

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

      Slowly but surely those trunk svc will see no more bendies once the O405G is fully retired when the B1 Euro 6 DD replace them.

      When do the 0405G retire? End of 2019?

  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,256 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      When do the 0405G retire? End of 2019?

      most likely by 31 December 2018, but the first batch of bendy buses will go off first (TIB1021R, TIB1095C, TIB1100X - TIB1101T, TIB1103M - TIB1106E, TIB1111P - TIB1113J, TIB1115D - TIB1116B, TIB11120M, TIB1122H - TIB1123E, TIB1127U - TIB1129P, TIB1134Z - TIB1135X, TIB1138M - TIB1143Y, TIB1145S - TIB1149G). The first batch is all because of Seletar tender.

      Edited by TPS Timothy Mok 12 May `18, 8:28PM
  • SMB315C's Avatar
    2,198 posts since Sep '14
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      In HC buses, there is still majority bendy deployment for 169 and 856. On contrary, 962 has no bendies anymore and 960, 963, 964 also max 1 bendy (but rare). 969 still erratic with high number of SDs, some days with many DDs and some days with many bendies. Messy 969.

      There's still 1-2 bendy deployed on 960 few times in a week..

      964 occasionally will get 1 bendy on weekdays and a few on saturdays..

      962 also occasionally will get bendy deployment randomly..

      Don't forget 854 still has a number of O405Gs..

      Edited by SMB315C 13 May `18, 12:04AM
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