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    Transit, buses, light rail, music, guitars, Canadian politics, food and sleeping

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  1. MCW Metrobus

    2019 Garage Transfers

    Someone in RTC already found the Rudolph Nose Light switch. 😂 Also, on that topic, 7184 also still has the Rudolph Nose Light switch, or at least the label indicating where it is.
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    2001 Orion 5 Retirement

    Paying a quick visit to RTC last night, I spotted what looked like 9268 at the front of the retirement line.
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    2001 Orion 5 Retirement

    9224 is sitting at the back of STC.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Entry into service schedule for the Nova Suburbans is 2 per week until the end of February. By then RTC is also expected to have received all the 2009 T-drive Novas from VTC.
  5. MCW Metrobus

    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    I agree with this. Quite frankly I often wonder why some D60LFRs haven't been transferred to PCT already, not just because of the 143 and 145, but also to provide some camera-equipped artics to run on the N9. This could have been achieved easily in the past by just swapping D60LFs with other newer buses from BTC.
  6. MCW Metrobus

    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    Again... what in the red hell are you talking about?
  7. MCW Metrobus

    2019 Garage Transfers

    7192, 7197, 7215 and 7287 have officially joined the Training Department fleet at VTC. I already suspected the first 3 but hadn't yet confirmed the fourth. There is one more D40LF destined for this fleet in the coming weeks. (No, I don't know which one.)
  8. MCW Metrobus

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Perhaps the same thing that happened to 9662 when it was delivered?
  9. MCW Metrobus

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    What in the red hell are you talking about?
  10. MCW Metrobus

    2001 Orion 5 Retirement

    As someone who has driven them on a regular basis (1 to 3 times per week) over the past year and a half, I can tell you that no, they are not in good shape. Most of them still run fairly well on the highway and retain a good ride quality, but in town, you can tell that the engines are old and tired. Some of them have a great many seats that are shabby and faded (though not as bad as the seats on the D60LFs that had the same fabric). They rattle. Most of them have transmissions that either shift errantly, shift roughly or don't shift at all when you're expecting them to. Granted, a decade ago none of them had been refurbished, so the ones that have been probably look better in terms of exterior body and paint, but how they run compared to back then, I couldn't say. There isn't a whole lot of consistency in the way they run either. A few of them actually run great for their age. Most are as I've described here. Still others are just downright awful. As a bus enthusiast, I don't like seeing these retired. As an operator who likes driving them, I don't like it either. But as an operator who also understands that our transit system has outgrown them, I think the time has come to move on. Not that I think the Novas are the ideal solution, but low floor buses will be much more user-friendly for the many seniors, wheelchair users and parents with strollers who rely on the 351 and 601 services to get around within South Delta and South Surrey, not just for a longer ride to the Canada Line.
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    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    I have an inkling that 7192, 7197 and 7215 will be the next additions to the Training Department's fleet of decommissioned LFs.
  12. MCW Metrobus

    2001 Orion 5 Retirement

    I don't know, but if you had looked a little further down the line you would have seen an artic being backed up from track 22 onto track 23, driven forward and then backed up from track 23 back onto track 22, multiple times... 😂
  13. MCW Metrobus

    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    7287 is in the RTC dead line.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Look at those mammoth overhead luggage racks! 😍
  15. MCW Metrobus

    Westjet

    My wife and I spotted the first 787 for WestJet, tail number 901, on the assembly line at the Boeing plant when we took the tour on Saturday.
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