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    • Originally posted by TIB987K:

      A visual of the suggested Service 174 amendment highlighted in yellow. Jurong Road will be demolished and hence this ...

      Who is the original source of the map? Looks like it came from URA.

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    • Originally posted by wsy1234:

      replacing kub will be next. new DD look like a 3 door bus with centre wide like MAN unless i see wrongly on the video

      When KUBs go, the Scania brand is as good as history. LTA not keen on further business ties with them.

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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Everywhere the same la,only thing is bored driving only two bus models

      If GAG takes over one of the SMRT contracts they'll have to take SMRT-spec vehicles too.

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    • Originally posted by iamgoondu:

      Me too. Bus routes not keep up with the new developments in that area.

      Doesn't have to be all 3 routes. Any 1 will do. Queensway has more than enough bus routes plying.

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    • Originally posted by SBS8676Z:

      110 should move to SBST under HGDEP control.

      117 should move to Go Ahead in return for 136 back to SBST (maybe to Seletar).

      61 and 944 join hands with the rest of Bt Batok services under TT.

      110 switch with 117 make more sense, come to think of it.

      136 better to swap for 109 to reduce dead runs. I have been saying it from day #1.

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    • Should amend 123/153/198 to ply C'wealth Ave (Queenstown MRT), Leng Kee and Hoy Fatt Rds before resuming normal route.

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    • Originally posted by CZT:

      it was bad becoz i think ppl always have this misconception that they can only make transfers within the same company when crossing the causeway (ie if u take 170 u may transfer to 160 but not 950).

      Whichever company wins this contract, i hope they can at least maintain what SBST is doing with their cross borders now, and not screwing it up even worse. The last thing ppl wants is to lose the trust of their local company when they leave their country

      In the past only 160/170 had free transfers and only at WDL X-ing. Even the fare stages of these 2 routes were coordinated in such a way as to allow this arrangement to be possible.

      Now, all assets belong to government. Furthermore it is now mileage-based fares that are charged.

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    • Originally posted by SMB1368T:

      The big carpark at the junction of Boon Lay Place & Boon Lay Dr used to be a bus terminal A.K.A. Boon Lay Bus Terminal in the 70s & 80s where it served 247A, 249A, 251A & 255A

      These routes were operated by private operators, I'm pretty sure.

      Also, 26, 32, 61, 149 and 157 used to be shared with private operators too.

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    • CZT referring to Shenzhen Bus Group.

      Who knows, they might get the job as LHL seeks to mend ties with China after getting the cold shoulder from Trump over the ill-fated TPP.

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    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      AMDEP 67, AMDEP 169, AMDEP 851, AMDEP 169, WLDEP 169, WLDEP 184 (2015 – 2016), KJDEP 184 (2016 – 2017)

      It never went to spare, this bus and 1109Y went to 184 in swap for 1105H and 1191H back then

      Apparently it crashed into a pedestrian walkway in CCK after ditching its Tibs colours. When exactly was that? Can't be from its Route 67 days, can it?

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    • 197 is the result of merger with the old 41.

      Anyway, some of the NEL cuts were harsh. PGL is the only suburb with no bus service to CBD as a result. I hope 62 can be extended to Marina South ITH when it opens.

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    • Originally posted by AntiDennisLance:

      I do beg to differ in this case. Pauses of few minutes or more inside stations AND in between stations were actually very very prevalent back in the 2000's... just that social media wasn't as vocal... and feedback were successfully suppressed.

      I stayed in Yishun and dropped off at City Hall Station for work back then. 60 minutes commute excluding walking and waiting-for-train time was actually very much the norm during morning peaks. You'd always worry when the train will move again because your boss will be yelling at you why you are late for work.  That's why you have to leave home for work early... like 2 hours before start time of work to be safe.

      Thats why I bought a car when i could finally afford it and never looked back since.

      And fuck 851/857 as an alternative to the MRT back in the 2000's.

      The "deep seated cultural issues" recently mentioned by some politicians and some army generals had hence in fact apparently been in existence since the 2000's.  THE mass rapid transit system in Singapore. Getting you to work on time.  THE fastest way to get you around Singapore yeah. My foot. Can smell my smelly feet after me getting cold sweat on my feet on the train imagining the lashing I would have gotten from my employer.

      https://statestimesreview.com/2017/11/13/minister-khaw-boon-wan-overpopulation-forced-us-to-add-new-trains-pushing-limits/

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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      962 stay with Wldep..Amdep control those Eastern/CBD bound better..

      169 also can stay with Wldep.960,961 all Amdep.

      169 and 825 should have gone to Seletar while 851 and 852 remained with Sembawang contract.

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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Hope LTA will exchange 963 with 960...Doesn’t make sense Amdep to control svc that mostly ply western sectors like BPJ/BBT/PPJ..

      963 swap with 962 better.

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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Of course la,10518cc twin stage turbocharged 320hp/1600nm

      vs B9TL 9000 odd cc 310hp/1400nm vs 8900/9200cc 230hp/1050nm vs

      Citaro 6340cc 282hp/1120nm

      What about E500?

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    • Originally posted by SBS2656X:

      There used to be Volvo Olympian, Volvo B10MA, Volvo B10BLE, Volvo B10M, and the superlong all together.

      DD, SD, long rigid, articulated and CNG all-in-one package.
      Unfortunately the hybrid came a bit too late to join the party.

      We also had Dennis Dart, Lance and Trident. Midi, SD and DD.

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    • Originally posted by SBS2656X:

      In all fairness, SMRT Buses and SMRT Trains are separate entities.

      Originally posted by SMB145B:

      still SMRT what.

      it is like what SBST and its SBST DTL is.

       Still same owner ultimately (Temasek Holdings).

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    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      All the remaining Volvo B10M Mark IV (DM3500) and Volvo Olympian 3-Axle (Batch 3) are going to be deregistered on Christmas Day this year :)

      Leaving only the low-floor buses in SBST fleet.

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    • Originally posted by Airbus330Captain:


      Enough of the shitaro and your nonsense. Some of us here like the Citaro buses and even my foreign friends are asking, what's wrong with you and a few others. If you don't like this bus, just keep it to yourself. Personally, I prefer this bus over Scania K230UB and MAN A22. It is a great bus whether you hate it or not. Most of my BC friends love driving them (In good condition of course). Everytime I look at the post here and I see 'Shitaro', I feel pissed. Respect others if you want to be respected. So stop this 'Shitaro' nonsense once and for all. On behalf of others and myself Thanks

      Charles, you definitely are a snowflake. Wasn't that the whole reason why you gave up being the chief moderator of the forum you started from scratch?

      Anyway, i'd take the KUB over all the others. Rapid Penang chose them, and it makes me jealous. Ironic because Singapore is so much more liveable than any Malaysian city.

      A pity 2888 was the only one of its kind. Dysons in Melbourne had an almost-full fleet of that model.

      Wonder if you have been travelling to JB (via 160/170 from Kranji) or you prefer 950 from WDL.

      Edited by iveco 30 Oct `17, 11:47PM
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    • Originally posted by autumncs:

      Oh dear. How could I forget 864? LOL.

      864 called at Suntec in each direction. If the Great Swap of 1999 didn't happen i believe its fleet would have been dominated by artics.

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    • Originally posted by SBS2792K:

      SMB110B in lush green

      Thought LTA dun wan KUB and OC500?

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    • Originally posted by AntiDennisLance:

      I remember seeing a pic of a Volgren O405G on 989 somewhere.

      Volgren bendies all from WL. 989 was in CCK route group, so likely under KJ.

      Anyway, is it true only T1 has enough clearance for DD in basement while T3 isn't suitable for most of the older bendies?

      Edited by iveco 26 Oct `17, 9:11PM