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  1. The TTC celebrated their 100th anniversary on September 1, 2021. They have applied partial wraps to buses and low floor light rail vehicles that showcase transportation over the last 1oo years. LFLRV # 4484 is seen westbound on Fleet at Strachan on September 18th.
  2. My mistake, you are correct. It was the day before that it was on route 10.
  3. I am sure you mean B-Line as it was on route 10 this morning.
  4. I am not sure where you are looking at the schedule, but the PDF on the HSR website shows a 20 minute peak frequency. That is the schedule that is being operated now.
  5. All of those buses have been brought out of storage and are now at the Mountain Garage. Some may see service in September but it may be more like January 2022 if route 51 returns to regular service. If 3 and 51 go back to regular service, that is 6 more peak buses and they would definitely need the older buses. For September, they may be able to get by with the existing fleet. Either way, new vehicles are not expected until at least 3rd quarter 2022 so the 0700s should see service at some point.
  6. All of the information is contained in the Fall Bus News which is a little hard to find on the HSR web page. It is linked below: https://www.hamilton.ca/hsr-bus-schedules-fares/riding-hsr/bus-news All routes except 3 and 51 will return to pre-Covid schedules with routes 20 and 44 getting expansion vehicles and improved frequencies. Routes 11, 20, 27 and 44 also have routing changes. Route 18 switches to On-Demand effective Tuesday, September 7th.
  7. Rider Express has two Temsa 35' buses. Both VINs have been checked and bus # 18 is ex-Ontario Northland L1907 while bus # 21 is ex-Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, ex-Ontario Northland 5800.
  8. Last week, while at Terminus Centre-Ville, I photographed buses 804715 and 805015, both Prevost X3-45 buses. When I photographed them, they both had EN TRANSIT destination signs. These buses formerly operated for exo CRC but have been rellocated since La Quebecois took over that contract. Does anybody know which exo property these buses have been reallocated to? Thanks for your help.
  9. Wrong guess ... the testing went OK, there was nothing wrong with the buses. When HSR changed to CNG, they committed to CNG until 2024. With operating costs per kilometre, approximately 1/2 of diesel, as a taxpayer, I agree with this policy. I have no doubt that electric vehicles will be looked at by 2024 and with a new garage, I am sure that it will be built to handle charging stations. There is nothing wrong with not wanting to jump fully into electric buses, like many systems are doing. Let the technology evolve and let others do the breaking in process.
  10. With 10 Xcelsiors on order, you would have to expect that if they are delivered in the next month or two, then the Orion VI buses would most likely be retired by October. I expect the ex-TTC buses to survive this round of retirements, but you never know.
  11. I was going through some old negatives and found a shot I had taken of Badder # 471, a GMC P8M-4905A bus, in London in September 1978. This bus was ex-United Trails and I believe it was the first highway coach they ever had.
  12. HSR is still participating in the Metrolinx consortium. There was talk that they were thinking of getting out, but they decided to remain in the consortium.
  13. As stated when you click on the article, HSR is the first system in Ontario to use RNG but not the first in Canada. Coast Mountain Bus Company in Vancouver implemented a similar program in April 2019 becoming the first system in Canada. https://www.canadianbiomassmagazine.ca/fortisbc-partners-with-translink-to-provide-rng-for-bus-fleet-7360/
  14. No, 6601 was bought directly from London Transit (#14).
  15. In checking the Wiki for St. Thomas Transit, I noticed that the entry for St. Thomas Transit # 6300 is incomplete. Can a Wiki editor add the following information: St. Thomas Transit # 6300, 1963 GMC TDH-4519 serial C009, acquired via Paling Industries, ex-Markham Transit # 2038, new to London Transit # 3, renumbered to # 81-3. Licence BD2 597. I do not know the date that St. Thomas Transit acquired the bus from Paling but it was probably in the 1993/94 timeframe.
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