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  1. OC Bus Spottings

    There are artics on the 14 every day at peak hours, nothing unusual at all about that.
  2. OC Bus Spottings

    It’s not unusual to see 5001 or 5002 on the 9.
  3. OC Bus Spottings

    I can look out of my front window and see Orion’s on the 9 every 20 minutes, it’s hardly an irregular occurrence.
  4. March break in Gatineau is this week!
  5. GO Transit

    you do realise that bus in the background is built by the same manufacturer that makes "Boris" buses? Also they didn't "kill off" the New Routemaster, TfL decided not to take up the option of ordering any more after the initial contract for 1000 had been completed. There has been no deal made with a rival manufacturer, in any case Wrights "rival" manfacturer is ADL!!! There are only 3 main double decker bodybuilders supplying vehicles in the UK now, ADL, Wrights and MCV. The quality of recent Wright products has left a lot to be desired and many former buyers in London are now switching to MCV, and outside London both Stagecoach and First tend to order ADL products. First used to split orders between Wrights and ADL but order far more from ADL now.
  6. OC Bus Spottings

    was on it one day last week on the 9 when it was raining, water was pouring through one of the vents onto the seats.
  7. STO bus spottings

    1815 was at the King Edward layup at 4pm this afternoon
  8. The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    Agreed. OC are only giving themselves 4 weeks to fully test the system and iron out any problems, there is very little chance of that happening, there are very very few giant infrastructure projects that are completed on time. I am confident that there's a very good chance that this time next year there will still be no LRT trains running in passenger service in Ottawa.
  9. History of old bus routes

  10. Double decker bus order

    Of course, that’s why they were bought!
  11. The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    There is no chance it will be ready by Canada Day The track isn't even completely laid down on the line yet, signalling has to be installed and tested, stations have to be fitted out, staff (not just drivers) have to be recruited an trained, and crucially a full service has to be run on the system for a period of time for testing before it can be open to the public, I don't even think all the trains are built yet. 2018 is 3 weeks away......I'll predict that the very earliest that the line will be open to the public will be around October but I wouldn't be surprised if it was 2019, don't forget #OnTrack2018 was dropped a long time ago in favour of the more obscure #ReadyForRail. If we were going live in little over 6 months the City would be proclaiming the news from the rooftops.
  12. OC Bus Spottings

    Double deckers do appear on the 6 on weekdays reasonably often, but they aren't scheduled workings.
  13. Double decker bus order

    They are there because they are not yet required for service, no other reason.
  14. STO 89xx-95xx Classic Spottings/Retirement Watch

    If only it was that simple.....🙄🙄
  15. STO 89xx-95xx Classic Spottings/Retirement Watch

    You need more staff to run more buses, and it’s not just one driver for one bus, you need more garage space to run more buses, all that costs more money.