Poland and Germany


Pawel Dydak
 

Great pictures!
A note concerning the Warsaw 2022 album: The operator's name is Michalczewski, not Michal Czewski.


Regards,
Pawel

Am Mittwoch, 3. August 2022, 08:26:28 MESZ hat Paul McNamara <citybus2500@...> Folgendes geschrieben:


 
The Gullivers listed as running under City Circle was in City Circle livery. The others listed at the depot I only got to see face on, but they appeared to be still in Gullivers livery.
 
Yes, I forgot to mention that Top Tours appeared to be running jointly with City Sightseeing, using the Top Tours pick up point.
 
Der Tempelhofer was indeed a bit of a surprise, but at only 3 vehicles, was somewhat reduced than before. The Neoplan was only operating as a ticket office at Zoo and sometimes shuttle to Kurfürstendamm to connect with the main tour.

 
Paul McNamara
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Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2022 at 12:10 AM
From: "tjwpsv" <tim@...>
To: opentopbus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [opentopbus] Poland and Germany
Many thanks, Paul, for this most welcome update.

Can I ask if the Gullivers vehicles which you saw have been repainted into City Circle livery, please? You are probably aware that, with the arrival of their Güleryüz, Gullivers were operating as part of the Red Buses operation, before switching allegiance and throwing their lot in with Stromma. Red Buses then seem to have been taken over by Berlin City Tour (City Sightseeing). And during the pandemic, City Sightseeing & City Circle were working together!

Now Top Tour and City Sightseeing partner on a tour (they both track, with vehicle identities, on the City Sightseeing Berlin mobile app; all of CS 9923-6, 9945-8 have seen service this year, along with the three Top Tour vehicles you saw.)

I was interested to see that Der Tempelhofer are still operating. I had assumed that, without any fleet updated, they may have fallen foul of Berlin's LEZ regulations.

Regards,

Tim


Paul McNamara
 

 
The Gullivers listed as running under City Circle was in City Circle livery. The others listed at the depot I only got to see face on, but they appeared to be still in Gullivers livery.
 
Yes, I forgot to mention that Top Tours appeared to be running jointly with City Sightseeing, using the Top Tours pick up point.
 
Der Tempelhofer was indeed a bit of a surprise, but at only 3 vehicles, was somewhat reduced than before. The Neoplan was only operating as a ticket office at Zoo and sometimes shuttle to Kurfürstendamm to connect with the main tour.

 
Paul McNamara
Photos from Europe, the Far East and Australia - http://www.citybus.xyz/
Photos from the Gulf Region - http://citybus.shutterfly.com/
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2022 at 12:10 AM
From: "tjwpsv" <tim@...>
To: opentopbus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [opentopbus] Poland and Germany
Many thanks, Paul, for this most welcome update.

Can I ask if the Gullivers vehicles which you saw have been repainted into City Circle livery, please? You are probably aware that, with the arrival of their Güleryüz, Gullivers were operating as part of the Red Buses operation, before switching allegiance and throwing their lot in with Stromma. Red Buses then seem to have been taken over by Berlin City Tour (City Sightseeing). And during the pandemic, City Sightseeing & City Circle were working together!

Now Top Tour and City Sightseeing partner on a tour (they both track, with vehicle identities, on the City Sightseeing Berlin mobile app; all of CS 9923-6, 9945-8 have seen service this year, along with the three Top Tour vehicles you saw.)

I was interested to see that Der Tempelhofer are still operating. I had assumed that, without any fleet updated, they may have fallen foul of Berlin's LEZ regulations.

Regards,

Tim


tjwpsv
 

Many thanks, Paul, for this most welcome update.

Can I ask if the Gullivers vehicles which you saw have been repainted into City Circle livery, please? You are probably aware that, with the arrival of their Güleryüz, Gullivers were operating as part of the Red Buses operation, before switching allegiance and throwing their lot in with Stromma. Red Buses then seem to have been taken over by Berlin City Tour (City Sightseeing). And during the pandemic, City Sightseeing & City Circle were working together!

Now Top Tour and City Sightseeing partner on a tour (they both track, with vehicle identities, on the City Sightseeing Berlin mobile app; all of CS 9923-6, 9945-8 have seen service this year, along with the three Top Tour vehicles you saw.)

I was interested to see that Der Tempelhofer are still operating. I had assumed that, without any fleet updated, they may have fallen foul of Berlin's LEZ regulations.

Regards,

Tim


Paul McNamara
 

 
Stuttgart
 
At the start of May, the timetable suggested two buses required, but I just saw the one.
 
 
 
Warsaw
 
At the start of June, the City Sightseeing operation is Warsaw was using just one bus on Fri/Sat/Sun only
 
 
Also noted was the former Bullocks Olympian, but it isn't open top and seemed to ahve closed down.
 

Dresden
 
In July, 2 operators were running
 
Hamburger Hummelbahn
 
Stadtrundfahrt Dresden
 
 
Stadtrundfahrt Dresden seemed to have 5 or 6 buses running, with HH running 2 or 3.
 
 
 
Berlin
 
Various piccies in this lot

 
Noted were
 
Bex (City Circle) - B-EX 4600, B-EX 4900, B-EX 5292
BVB (City Circle) - B-CC 5620, B-CC 6621, B-CC 7623, B-CC 8624, B-CM 834
Gullivers (City Circle) - B-DQ 1089
 
Gullivers - B-DC 1082, B-DG 1083, B-DI 1086 (at depot)
 
Der Tempelhofer - 108, 115, 117, 119
 
Big Bus - 9924/5/9/30 (in service), 9923/6/31/2 (at depot), 9927/8 (at depot de-registered)
 
Top Tour - B-RR 676, B-RR 1492, B-RR 1709
 
City Sightseeing - 9923-6/46-8
 
Stromma - 7004-7/10
 
Gullivers now appear to have joined City Circle. Stromma and Big Bus were operating a joint timetable and tickets.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paul McNamara
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