Thursday, 3 May 2018

1st Quarter 2018 Update

It's a new year, but things haven't really changed...

Uploads are pretty much non-existent as I can't really be bothered with the slow upload speed we currently have...

I have two different videos from UPPE For all those who know what that means :) Captured around the end of 2017 that are yet to go up.

On a side not towards my other interest, buses, Valley Flyer has lost the contract to run the buses in the Hutt Valley (Not to mention how many routes Go Wellington has probably lost), there will be a new bus company operating in the hutt. Named Tranzurban, it's a subsidiary of Tranzit Coachlines (You know, the people who run Intercity after the railways sold it off in the 90's) will be bringing in some buses from the UK. These Optare Metrocity's are going to be between 10.5 and 10.9 Meters long and look rather weird with a hump at the front:

Photo Credit: busandcoachbuyer.com

These will look very different to what Valley Flyer currently operates:
The MAN 11.190


 Photo Credit: Alex Ellis
12.223 


 Photo Credit: Nick Stoneman
17.223
 
Photo Credit: Nick Stoneman
 And Scania K280 (Same model as Airport Flyer)







 Photo Credit: Nick Stoneman






































I'm not a fan of the Metlink colours, but I guess everybody said the same when Valley Flyer first came out with purple buses :)

I'll try and get in contact with NZ Bus/Valley Flyer and see if I can get some photos from in depots before they all get sent to the scrapheap (Poor things)