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    1,636 posts since Oct '11
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      You all really trust sgwiki?

      My friends driving 854/969 says that almost half of the A95 gone missing replaced by worn down terrible O405Gs that would breakdown anytime soon.Amdep keep on pampering ex Wldep svc like 169,856,965 & 966 with those B2 A95s

      Since 856 is not WAB certified yet, I feel that SMRT should just deploy the old bendies there instead. 854 should really focus on more WAB buses especially during the weekday peak hours (off peak hours still doing fine so far).

      As for the WAB feeders, I wonder what are the future depolyment plans ahead once the old bendies go off. Is either SMRT introduce DDs to feeders or spam more rigids. Yishun side may get DDs once they go under whichever Seletar operator takes over.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 16 Apr `17, 3:11PM
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    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      969 went full WLDEP to AMDEP and take space at LYDEP? Much mess.

      969 moved from full WLDEP to full AMDEP (some duties ONP at Loyang) on last Sept.

      And I remember that was the day when those new B2 A95s that were parked at Loyang started running on the roads.

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    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      u sure 857 got perm bendies? 

      857 did not have any perm bendy before. But there used to be several random bendies doing 857 on a weekend basis, probably to cater for the Little India weekend crowd.

      Think this weekend deployment is no longer practiced ever since 857 received DDs.

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    • Well, 854 started to receive its perm OC500LE fleets back in 2009 when they were brand new. And I remember how 854 got them was because its perm 0405 fleets got transferred to WLDEP back then (WLDEP did not get any new fleets replacing the outgoing Nissan UDs). 27J 45G 48Z 49X are the ones that had been sticky to 854 since 2009/2010 era till today.

      854 then continued to have several 0405s and most of them followed 854 over to WLDEP when WLDEP took over partial duties from AMDEP somewhere in 2013 (530U 578H 736T 755M). These 4 were eventually replaced by brand new A22s (1451K 1472A 1553U 1554Y 1555U).

      After 854 went back full AMDEP controlled in 2015, AMDEP side continued to deploy A22s together with OC500LEs. It was when AMDEP decided to give 171/851 full A22 fleets, 854 side had all the A22s removed and replaced with ex-171/851 OC500LEs. Kinda lousy move...

      Next thing is AMDEP took in first batch of E500 DDs. Even though 854 received a small number of them, I noticed that 857 keep snatching away most of the AMDEP DDs back then, leaving 854 still left with several old bendies despite being made WAB by then. And I still remember 854 still had such thing like 3-4 (or even more) consecutive NWABs even during off peak. This really made me pissed off and I did made several feedbacks to SMRT despite no improvements made then.

      854 initially did not improve much too when AMDEP took in brand new B2 A95s last Sept, as most of these new A95s keep going to 969 instead. Only some time later when AMDEP took in B1 A95s from KJDEP, then I started to see improvements in 854 fleet. Appreciated that. I still notice NWABs running though but not too much already during off peaks. Looking forward to see them go off and replaced with B3 A95s.

      Just my point of view though.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 14 Apr `17, 4:58PM
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    • Originally posted by randomguy10:

      I take 854 everyday to and fro from work.

      I think 854 has already improved a lot since last year. Based on current deployments, the WAB % is definitely being met and 854 has more DDs than Bendies these days. The DD fleet is kinda varied everyday but still most of the DDs are A95s. Also, 854 has enjoyed more high capacity fleet deployments in recent times, most of them are DD. The old NWAB bendies that remain on 854 are those that perm 854 and most of these only appear during peak periods. In time to come, when the Batch 1 O405G Habits retire, 854 will replace with the newer buses with the remaining bendies being pulled to feeder services. Hopefully the new ones will be A95 and not those B9TLs

      We already know SMRT is gonna use these buses till the end of lifespan. The buses still function well and serve high capacity, WAB % for 854 is not threatened. So.. no big issue.

      Actually, 854 fleet start improving only once AMDEP took in the B1 A95s from KJDEP at a later stage. Before that I still dun see much changes even when the new B2 A95s start coming in last Sept (most of the A95s keep doing 969 then).

      From my observations, I still do see like 8-10 NWABs running on 854 running on weekday peak hours. Whereas at noon tend to have about 2-3 NWABs running only. At night seems only WAB running.

      For weekends, there are roughly about 3 NWABs on Sat and probably 1-2 on Sundays. I remember one occasion whereby 854 had full WAB fleet on Sunday.

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    • Originally posted by iveco:

      But when it came to DD, almost all depots had LAs, which were superceded by VO3Xes and now Wrights.

      Adding on, Guy Victories were only based at Braddell. When they retired the CRBs took their place.

      Also, when Tibs had Japanese buses, both Ang Mo Kio and Kranji depots had almost similar fleets. Both sides had UDs, but Hinos were the majority at the latter.

      A side note, UD no longer makes buses. If they wanna sell buses (most likely for JDM), they'd have to rebadge Volvo ones.

      I remember the 0305s were based mainly in HGDEP, whereas the LO2x when new were distributed mainly to TPDEP and JRBP.

      For the Scania N113CRBs, they replaced the Leyland Victory from TPDEP as well as the Albion Vikings from BNDEP.

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    • SBST used to have this kind of fleet deployment too since the 80s where there were Merc OF1413/OF1417 for 1 depot and Albion Viking/Volvo B57 for the other. The trend continued on in the early 90s with the Merc 0405s, Scania N113CRB and Volvo B10M MK2/3/4 fleets. But ever since SBST renewed their fleet to Scania K230UB and Merc Citaro, the depots now get the same common fleets.

      For SMRT, it seems like they are still practicing the limited depot control for their OC500LEs and Citaros though.

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    • Seriously speaking, I really hate to see the old bendies still residing on 854.

      In fact 854 fleet had been doing quite fine for that few weeks after KJDEP moved its B1 A95 over to supplement AMDEP. But ever since the BCM took place, 854 fleet had been slowly going back to hell NWAB spam again especially during weekday peaks.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 11 Apr `17, 6:43AM
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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      And to be very honest svc 43 & 62 also doesnt need full DDs..

      43:18 DD / 3 SD

      43M:4 SD / 2 DD

      62:15 DD / 4 SD

      I will rather 43M and 119 use full fleet single decks, deploy the DDs to 136 instead.

      43 can still stick to full fleet DDs though.

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    • Tues 04/04

      SBS6711T 163M
      SBS6837P 163

      SMB3526R 854
      SMB3560R 854
      SG5747J 854
      SG5783D 854

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    • Originally posted by SMB315C:

      Services 167 & 980
      >> Random

      Except for those buses that got ads..

      SMB44J suspect to 854

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    • Originally posted by Formususeonly:

      DEAR SMRT . PLS DEPLOY MORE DOUBLE DECKER BUS not BENDIES (Due to Bedok Interchange is notorious for lack of space even Sbs buses park close to Smrt buses making the smrt buses hard to come out ) AFTER 9 APRIL.  OR JUST FK IT UP LIKE ALWAYS . 

       

      SINCERELY,  A PERSON WHO USE 854 TO GO TO YISHUN AREA FOR WORK . 

      I agree with your statment. It seems that there are quite a lot of high capacity deployed on 854 lately, of which majority of them are DDs.

      Hope to see the number of old bendies reduce further (though there are not so many of them running during off peak period nowadays).

      For the single decks, some of the OC500LEs seems to be randomly replaced by those "SBST" buses lately too.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 01 Apr `17, 10:22AM
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    • I think is more on SMRT decision and their mindset. I dun see SBST shifting their bus services within depots even after the BCM was announced.

      Feel that 856, 858, 859, 882, 963, 966 and 981 should move back to WLDEP. 167, 169, 965, 969 and 980 should revert beck to dual control. All these arrangements be made until the new Mandai integrated depot is ready.

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    • Originally posted by Gus.chong:

      Would be expecting the Habits to get laid up once A95s come in very fast...

      1019Z to 1147L will be deregistering this year. Of which around 50 units are in Dec.

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    • For those whom want to catch DM3500 on those listed services, suggest use the LTA or SBST bus arrival app.

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    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:


      If want to catch DM3500, can try services 16, 93, 100, 103, 105, 109, 132, 151, 156, 158/158A, 159 and 165.

      112 should have 1 DM3500 running as well.

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    • Originally posted by SMB5007J:

      there should definitely be some plans now on how to tackle WAB quota... either deploying DDs or spamming rigids

      from what i think, they're probably going to spam more and more rigids. they better prove me wrong

      At least 2/3 of the old bendies are in for scrap soon, so let's see what SMRT is going to deploy on feeders other than the 40 A24s.

      For the Yishun feeders under Sungei Seletar package, let's see if the new operators would start double deck deployments.

      184 also seems to be the only high capacity trunk that is still stuck with bendies, wonder what is the reason for preventing double decks to be introduced on 184.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 16 Mar `17, 9:32PM
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    • Originally posted by SMB42P:

      302 epic fail WAB quota today during AM off peak...

      From around 1030am at bus stop opp YewTee MRT, buses were coming in this order:

      ... 8001E >> Unknown Habit >> 1210L >> 1237K >> 1062Y >> 1238H >> 8001E >> 8019E ...

      Meaning to say, if any PIW were to miss SMB8001E, the PIW will have to wait for the 6th bus before SMB8001E comes back to the same bus stop...

      So much for a WAB service HAHA! 

      I wonder if there are any plans for SMRT to deploy double deckers on feeders in near future.

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    • Sat 11/03

      SBS5138E 141
      SG1153Z 163
      SBS8557J 163

      SMB44J 854
      SMB46D 854
      SMB129Z 854
      SG1104R 854

      SMB3537J 854
      SMB5892U 854
      SG5767B 854
      SG5791E 854