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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      SMRT wayang king la,After few weeks you will see only 2 A95,3 A22,1 A24 and 7 O405G.

      Like what I say, today first day showcase.

      Let's observe the fleet for the next few days...

      Reminds me of 851 first day use 5 DDs, then later see like no 2-3 anymore...

      For 806, think put E500 is good enough. The A95s especially those with USB port should be put to better use on long haul routes.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 16 Jul `17, 1:09PM
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    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:


      Very good. Not like WDL feeders.

      912 913 WAB quota still way below standard as of today. Who knows, sooner or later the PIWs will start to feedback and we may see the changes.

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    • I believe that 806 had to be made WAB probably due to feedbacks from Yishun residents. And due to not many A24s to go around, SMRT got no choice but to deploy DDs on 806 to make up the WAB quota.

      Today is first day hence SMRT deploy the newest A95s on 806 to "show case". Next few days may expect to start seeing the older A95s and even E500s to appear on 806.

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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Since LTA pampered them too much,Why not supply them another 30-40 A24 for their feeders?Reason why you see more O405G on trunk 854,969 is because the DDs(A95/E500) is in bad shape..Dented body,Under maintenance etc..Dunno why this AMDEP took a long time to troubleshoot and repair buses.They just love to maintaining private cars and vans.

      Frankly speaking, AMDEP should put those old bendies on 856 instead of 854. Reason is very simple, 856 is not WAB, all the old buses should be there. No point pampering 856 with all the WAB and not declaring WAB. SMRT should prioritize the WAB buses on the WAB declared services first.

      854 seriously need to buck up their WAB quota, its is still not up to expectations compared to 169, 190, 960, 969 etc. 851 WAB not that good too but not much of an issue as it will be going to SBST Seletar soon. For feeders with poor WAB quota, I dunno what to say as SMRT is not introducing DDs yet. 

      Edited by SBS8676Z 12 Jul `17, 12:24PM
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    • Originally posted by SMB315C:

      Still waiting for 184 to get DD.. 

      I dun think 184 will start using DDs yet due to likelihood low tree branches along Cashew Road. 

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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      16/7/2017

      180,806,926 & 975 will be WAB.

      806 use DD ah?

      One way is to make fleet adjustment by taking the few A24s out from 176/188, since these 2 trunks can use DD instead. Add on SMB8008L from 969.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 11 Jul `17, 2:29AM
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    • Originally posted by SMB1368T:

      I think 856 likewise can still use a whole lot of bendies left since there would be some xtra left from Seletar

      I still notice many old bendies are still seen on 854 during the peak hours. At times still encounter 2-3 consecutive NWAB. SMRT should seriously swap out all the old bendies from 854 to 856 in exchange for more WAB DDs over to 854 (S-shift duties especially) so as to improve the WAB quota for 854 during the peak hours. Off peak and weekend WAB quota for 854 still ok for now.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 11 Jul `17, 2:27AM
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    • Originally posted by SMB1368T:

      980 and 859 no need la. 980 already got 166 and 859 aint that crowded. Perhaps 883 might be the next one later

      859 used to have almost full bendy fleet during the 2000 era if I am not wrong. Fleet downsize to full fleet A22s in 2012, not sure to facilitate WAB implementation or its demand really dropped.

      For 980, I will hope that SMRT implement 1-2 DDs on Sunday additional PM duties as well as weekday peak hours. Since it does deploy bendies once in a while.

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    • Just wondering why 184 did not get new double decker buses and continue using bendies all these while. Is it due to the low tree branches along Cashew Road?

      This also explains why 75 did not get double deckers as well.

      For 962, height constraints along Sembawang Drive and Admiralty Street?

      Edited by SBS8676Z 03 Jul `17, 3:38PM
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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      They got themselves to blamed also..A24s on 176 & 188 when LTA already supply them B9TL and the A95.They should have start deploy DDs on 811,812,911,912,913 first.Spamming O405Gs on service like 67,190 and even 969?

      Add on 854 during the weekday peak hours as well

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    • Originally posted by Scopittabuses:

      9669 not on 163 for some time already

      Likelihood that HGDEP may not keep this solo VO3X till this Dec, once 9652 and 9658 goes off this month end.

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    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      As much as I hate to say this, Dennis buses can't last.. 

      But again, Dennis buses are made to overcome various terrains so if they dont make the bus more sturdy than the rest obv the bus will wear and tear faster..

      SBS9676S should be more or less gone case in HGDEP already based on someone posted in the other thread.

      For sure SLBP will be 100% WAB fleet by this year end, HGDEP will be next once all the Tridents are taken out from revenue service.

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    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:


      9676S is inside HGDEP. Engine opened, rego covered at the laid up section

      Gotta feeling that this bus will get laid up sooner or later.

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    • Originally posted by SG5064X:

      Not sure if this thread is sensible though

      As of 14 June:

      Retired/burnt buses:TIB1025E, TIB1038T,TIB1042E,TIB1114G & TIB1214B 

      U missed out TIB1110S and TIB1074M...

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    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      I think tridents will go early.. they are absolutely beat and SBST hated them to the core even when they were still new.. SBST prob wants to scrap them the first moment they got..

      Even in HK, CTB scrapped their DM tridents before their VOs.. And NWFB slaughtered all their DM tridents even though some of the older ALX varient are still running.. 

      I still remember the Dennis Dart fleets that SBS bought in 1994 followed by the Lances that Tibs bought in 1998/2000... All gets early layup and scrapped way before reaching their 17 years lifespan.

      Tridents should be the same too, I even notice that 64 and 89 removed all their Tridents out already and replace with newer Wrights. The Tridents seems to be running around HGDEP services as unwanted spares now.

      I hope that 163 gets a perm Wright to replace SBS9669M.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 17 Jun `17, 12:17PM
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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Next month TIB1051D-TIB1055T Total:5 buses

      TIB1024H Total:1 Volgren O405G藍

      Aug:TIB1056R-TIB1073R,TIB1075K-TIB1091M Total:36 buses

       

      I don't think they will survive until 2021..Maybe by end of 2018 all bye2 including SBST Volvo Olympian and B10M MK IV

      All remaining SBST VO3X and MK4 DM3500 will deregister by this Christmas. And seems that SLBP will be the first SBST depot to operate with full fleet WAB buses by then.

      Tridents up till mid next year unless SBST decide to retire them early (which I hope so due to the poor condition).

      Edited by SBS8676Z 16 Jun `17, 7:40PM
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    • SBS2791M SBS2792K SBS2793H SBS2794E SBS2796A SBS2797Y SBS2798U SBS2800X SBS2803M SBS2813J SBS2819T SBS2833B SBS2834Z SBS2836T SBS2838M (HGDEP Icon_arrow Early lay-up and deregistered)

      SBS6623P to 158 replace SBS2791M

      SBS5235H to 165 replace SBS2792K

      SBS6859B to 159 replace SBS2793H (former perm)

      SBS6617H to 132 replace SBS2794E (former perm)

      SBS5138E to 105 replace SBS2796A

      SBS8868L to 100 replace SBS2797Y

      SBS6716E to 156 replace SBS2798U

      SBS6066Y to 109 replace SBS2800X

      SBS6616K to 112 replace SBS2803M (former perm)

      SBS6053G to 151 replace SBS2813J

      SBS3110Y to 103 replace SBS2838M (DD upsize)

      Edited by SBS8676Z 20 May `17, 1:05PM
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    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:


      waiting for DM3500 on 371/374 lol.

      I dun think this will happen, unless SBST make plastic destos for these new services. Unlike VO3X that use EDS. 

      Edited by SBS8676Z 20 May `17, 10:36AM
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    • Originally posted by AntiDennisLance:

      Lances should never have been on 169. It deserved HC buses from the start. Prior to SBS giving 169 to TIBS in 1984, SBS had been putting at least half DD fleet on 169.

      169 did not have any high capacity fleets under Tibs until 2001, when bendies started to perm 169.