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  1. T6H-5307N

    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Makes sense; thanks and enjoy!
  2. T6H-5307N

    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Greetings from Edmonton. On my short trip last week, I encountered R7405 on driver training... it is marked as retired on the wiki but I suppose it has now been repurposed?
  3. T6H-5307N

    Strathcona Sightings

    In service this afternoon. 8024 & 8025 would be brand new this year... not sure if there are any more yet!
  4. T6H-5307N

    ETS D60LFs

    Best theory I've seen is this one a few posts up
  5. T6H-5307N

    Saskatoon Updates

    Are you 100% sure about that fleet number? As an Edmonton local, I will say 910 is impossible as that one was retired from ETS in the white-blue-yellow livery
  6. T6H-5307N

    Fort Saskatchewan Transit Future

    Fair point, but it sounds like your sample size is 1 person at this point... I'm sure if the system wasn't a success then we would at least be hearing about it in the media etc.! The problem is a classic scenario: build it and hope for ridership or wait until the demand merits the service. Have you looked into what their ridership is? It is easy to say that they need better service but perhaps it is meeting the needs of the community just fine in its current state.
  7. T6H-5307N

    Northern Express Bus Line

    Bump. Northern Express appears to be adding to their fleet, presumably to cover some of the new routes added as a result of Greyhound bailing on Western Canada. #PR009 is ex Strathcona County #1007.
  8. T6H-5307N

    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    Don't forget pics yo! http://www.barp.ca/bus/alberta/ets/2007de40lfrgm/ets6002p/index.html
  9. T6H-5307N

    ETS Grande West Vicinity Buses

    Thanks for putting in the update Goes to 2048 based on the combined tender documents and recent spottings... 49 units total starting at #2000.
  10. T6H-5307N

    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    Looks like it may have been a changeover as it was only on that block for an hour before being pulled... nonetheless, a neat find. So far there has been at least one other WTF this week when Spruce Grove Transit 6901 made it onto an ETS block running route 109 yesterday afternoon!
  11. T6H-5307N

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries and Spottings

    Would the cost really be that much lower though? The only real cost saving over the existing high floor technology might be in the stations, but there is really no reason that a low cost station like the original Belvedere or Clareview couldn't be implimented on the existing South line. If developers were interested in such a scheme, wouldn't South of Century Park be that much more appealing due to the much larger population base in the existing developments? Using your logic, how come that hasn't happened yet? My point is given the past and present history of development in Edmonton, I can't see this new LF technology being any more appealing to land developers than the existing system.
  12. T6H-5307N

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries and Spottings

    Out of curiosity, have you looked into the network plan at all? There is already a pretty firm plan as to what future extensions are to look like, so I'm not really sure what the point of your original post was outside of uninformed speculation. Has it though? For the current Mill Woods to Downtown line yes, but the West extension (hint: the next logical phase given the master network plan) is a separate P3 last I checked.
  13. T6H-5307N

    ETS Grande West Vicinity Buses

    In case we are still doubting the existence of #2000...
  14. T6H-5307N

    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    Nice job being "on top" of that one
  15. T6H-5307N

    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    They probably all had driver A/C on delivery, but that is because the various GMC/Chevy and International chassis (the front-end including the driver's compartment) come standard with A/C rather than it being a specified option. As awstott said, the most likely scenario is that they had it but it was never maintained and therefore may or may not work at this point in history. Problem is now I am speculating too so maybe I should just take my own advice and stop