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    • Originally posted by Marvel68:

      Full fleet DD for a service which is most likely going to be a white elephant but majority SD fleet for its parent route that is barely keeping up with all  the SDs... the irony lol.

      Let's just hope 851e will turn out fine in terms of loading for taxpayer's sake...

      Seriously speaking, LTA had made a very bad move since last Dec. I dun understand why LTA want extend lifespan of those old bendies even though there are enough B3 A95s to replace them. In fact I had been looking forward to see more WAB DD buses to replace the old bendies, especially on the Sembawang-Yishun package side. Even 184 is not receiving any DDs and still using so many old bendies despite going WAB last Dec.

      Instead LTA go and introduce so many useless routes and wasted so many new A95s down there. The new A95 units should be put to SMRT to replace every single old bendy that is due for retirement after reaching 17 years, not to put up a show on those low demand new routes.

      Those express services like 12e and 147e should just deploy full fleet single decks from their respective spare fleet. And I also dun see a need for 7A and 7B to be deployed with full fleet DD as well.

      Since SBST had taken in 6 new E6 A95 units, they should be given to HGDEP as there are a number of outgoing Tridents that are going to be next in line to retire. Tridents getting lifespan extension is the last thing that I want to see from LTA, also given their poor conditions.

      I am not going to fight a war here but this is just my thoughts.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 24 May `18, 12:07AM
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    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      LTA is wasting public funds..... cant they even learn from the lesson from 12e/147e?

      True

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    • Originally posted by ND323F:


      All the 6 E6 A95 are to be used for 851e

      I will rather these 6 DDs all go to go HGDEP to replace the Tridents down there. SEDEP got plenty of B9TLs and I dun think 851e need DDs yet.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 23 May `18, 1:50PM
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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Hgdep-Tridents

      Amdep-Brbp-Bndep:VSOs

      SMRT-O405Gs

      Got excess then can start lease

      Tridents and B1 0405G are the top priority.

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    • 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.

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    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      Very long route

      Actually it is not that long, compared to what is 61, 67 and 171 in SMRT fleet...

      Just wondering when will Yishun ITH open and whether there is enough space compared to the current interchange.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 22 Apr `18, 10:29PM
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    • How about 854 and 883 merge to become Sembawang-Bedok trunk service? Bring more connections from Canberra Estate to YCK and Eunos areas.

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    • Heard that 980 start DDs today - SMB5035C and SMB3522B

      Edited by SBS8676Z 22 Apr `18, 8:15AM
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    • Wed 18/04

      SMB5083M 854
      SG5705E 854
      Unknown lush green A22 on 854

      Edited by SBS8676Z 18 Apr `18, 7:43PM
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    • Service 854/854E fleet (31 buses) (Full WAB fleet)

      SG5783D SG5784B SG5785Z SG5786X SG5787T SG5788R SG5789M SG5860P SG5861L SG5862J SG5863G SG5864D SG5875Y SG5876U

      14 MAN ND323F (7 Batch 2 / 7 Batch 3)

      SMB3536L SMB3537J SMB3538G SMB3571J SMB3573D SMB3574B

      6 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (6 Batch 1)

      Any 11 single deck buses

      11 MAN NL323F

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    • Originally posted by Lsk138:

      yup !  mostly  all DT going to SP liao now everyday can see different DT spamming on 51 74 80 87 132 147 165

      HGDEP tend to put all their outgoing oldest fleets to spares. Still remember those days when the whole lots of MK3s were all thrown out to spares just before their retirement.

      Surprisingly the 8 remaining DM3500s under HGDEP are all with perm status instead of thrown out to spares.

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    • Originally posted by TIB987K:

      About 95% fleet new buses fitted with ramps in end Sept 2017? Obviously it is pure bullshit info by LTA. As there are still so many 0405Gs under SMRT and somemore get lifespan extension.

      Somehow I felt that LTA wasted too many new A95s on those newly introduced bus services like 147e, 12e, 7A/7B etc (I wonder how is the loading for these routes). There could be put to better use to replace those old fleets instead.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 14 Apr `18, 10:47PM
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    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      i think TIB1140E usually do first bus to Bedok Int slot - can observe see if perm

      usually got A95 do first bus to Yishun Int (sometimes cameo E500)

       

      854 fleet usually got at least 10 DDs and 5 bendies from what i observe on weekdays

      especially on weekends got more bendies though

       

      what im curious is where did most of the OC500LE's on 854 go to? have disappeared for months

       

      AMDEP had been very inconsistent with their fleets nowadays ever since they followed the BCM deployment, unlike KJDEP and WLDEP which still practices “perm fleets”.

      From what I notice, some weekends seems to have slightly more DDs then bendies running on 854. Sometimes very few DDs. Fleet is very inconsistent. On Sundays and PH, some of the bendies would run on 171/859 without fail.

      For the low capacity fleets on 854, it seems that there are more A22s running on 854 these days instead. The OC500LEs seems to be doing services like 980 lately.

      In fact 854 fleet had been doing quite fine with the WABs when AMDEP took over the B1 A95s from KJDEP back in Oct 2016. However things slowly went back to reality when the Woodlands services went under AMDEP due to BCM. It is all thanks to the Seletar package that Yishun feeders benefitted with the fleet upgrade and this landed 854 with all the spam old bendies affecting the WAB quota. Other services like 857 seems to be affeced too with more occurrences of old bendies these days. I am not sure about 169, 856 and 969. 963 seems unaffected at all.

      If I remembered correctly, 854 used to operate full WAB fleet at night. But ever since Yishun feeders got the upgrade, there are several old bendies running on 854 even at night.

      I hope AMDEP look into this matter. 854 WAB quota is really a no-go compared to every other SMRT trunk services.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 14 Apr `18, 9:49AM
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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      There are indeed useful for short distance service like feeders and height restriction routes.Only thing O405Gs are non WAB.

      That's probably why the feeders in CCK and Woodlands are using bendies still. While the trunk routes are using mostly DDs. I remember there is someone whom also feedback to SMRT to deploy DDs on 913 too improve WAB quota. 

      Yishun feeders back then were also using bendies too. It is the Seletar package that screwed up everything.