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UQB508 Transperth (508)
Mercedes-Benz O305 / HowardPorter
Perth Wellington nr William
Thursday 27 May 1993

Mercedes-Benz O305
Chassis No:  307001 61 041806
Body:  HowardPorter 06/85 B43D
Engine:  Mercedes-Benz M407.913 6cyl 11.413ℓ 200hp diesel
Gearbox:  Mercedes-Benz W3D 080R 3sp automatic w retarder
Last updated:  17 September 2015
DATE       REGO    No   FLEET
18 Jun 1985UQB508(508)MTT
Aug 1986UQB508(508)Transperth
29 Sep 1996UQB508(508)MetroBus [Transperth]
5 Jul 1998UQB508(508)Swan Transit [Transperth]
15 Oct 2008UQB508(508)Geraldton Bus Service [TransGeraldton]
1 Jan 2010UQB508(508)Buswest [TransGeraldton]

First production bus with roof-level mounted indicators and brake lights (originally the brake lights were programmed to flash quickly thrice before remaining on with the brake application - a very effective feaure but later removed, reasons suggested included failure to comply with licencing standards or (unfounded?) fears of triggering epileptic fits)
`7UP` AOA (white/green)
Apr 1991   
`rainbow` City Clipper livery
26 Mar 1993   
Transperth corporate livery
11 Oct 1996   
circaSep 2008   
Returned to service with Geraldton Bus Service [TransGeraldton]
Oct 2008   
18 Jan 2013   

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