Volvo B8RLE


The spiritual successor to the B7RLE, with a larger and slightly more powerful engine.

Contents:

  • Quick Stats
  • Bus variants

Page last updated: 12th November 2019


Quick Stats

  • Type: Rigid
  • Produced: Apr ’16 – present
  • Number in fleet: 58
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 2586-2589
    • 2610, 2617-2635, 2665-2680
    • 2753-2756, 2773-2775
    • 2840-2845
    • 2960-2964
  • Depots: Beenyup, Claisebrook, Fremantle, Joondalup, Malaga, Midvale, Mount Claremont and Redcliffe
  • USB Chargers: Yes, some buses.
  • B8s with USB chargers:
    • All except 2610, 2617-2635
  • Engine: Euro 6 239KW/320PS 7.7L 6cyl Volvo turbocharged & intercooled SCR diesel
  • Gearbox: ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B 6sp Auto

Bus Variants


Midi (short-wheelbase)

2666 2019.09.02 LeedervilleStn

These are short-wheelbase versions built for use on the Perth CAT routes. All have the same livery as the example pictured here.

  • Produced: Apr ’16 – Aug ’16, Jul ’17 – Aug ’17
  • Number in fleet: 32
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 2610, 2617-2635, 2665-2676
  • Depots: Claisebrook only

Mk 1. Optimus

2755 2019.07.30 AdelaideTce

Four of these were delivered to each operator in early 2018 as part of a trial. All have the same livery as the example pictured here, and have USB chargers installed.

  • Produced: Jan ’18 – Mar ’18
  • Number in fleet: 12
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 2586-2588
    • 2677-2680
    • 2753-2755
  • Depots: Beenyup, Fremantle, Joondalup, Midvale and Redcliffe

Mk.2 Optimus

2960 2019.08.21 Welshpool

An updated B8 rigid for the new PTA contract commencing in late 2019. Differences to the Mk. 1 include side and reversing cameras, and minor changes to the interior and dashboard. All will have the same livery as the example pictured here, and have USB chargers installed.

  • Produced: Aug ’19 – present
  • Number in fleet: 14
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 2773-2775
    • 2840-2845
    • 2960-2964
  • Depots: Fremantle, Malaga, Mount Claremont