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  1. NewFlyerFan

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Does this prevent them from slamming open? Ours at Brampton transit are air and have a tendency to whack against the front panel when opening ( granted we are using 1/3 so it may be a 1/3 door issue )
  2. NewFlyerFan

    Brampton Transit/Züm

    D40LFs 207,211 and 213 are now retired
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    MiWay

    If it’s proven factual there will be internal action taken, you do not need to know the follow up. As for high beams are you sure the operator is using them? Xcelsior and Novas are extremely bright and I highly doubt a drivers just going around with his high beams on “just because”
  4. NewFlyerFan

    MiWay

    Brampton transit does, they’re covinient for starting points where it might not be easy to access using transit, or if the operator isn’t give a lot of time from sign in at the yard to starting point via travel
  5. They also have a dodge promaster ( same as TTCs wheel-trans) in the high 1800s as well, couldn’t get a good look at the fleet number or contractor though
  6. NewFlyerFan

    Brampton Transit recruitment

    That’s up to management but compared to many other timelines yours is going by slightly faster vs others
  7. NewFlyerFan

    Brampton Transit/Züm

    Some Zum buses made it out onto regular runs today 1052 on the 7 1070 and 1160 on the 18 and a unknown unit on the 23
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    Brampton Transit recruitment

    Brampton transit op here; if they let you skip the strada testing and you only applied three weeks ago this is likely going to be a fast track version of both, you will likely be doing a map test, some version of a strada test and if it’s the same as the previous process if you pass these steps you will have a quick 10 min panel interview with staff of Brampton transit
  9. NewFlyerFan

    Alexander Dennis

    As someone who has ridden all versions of the E500, if we’re talking about the originals that OC Transpo had 1200s then 8000s i would fully agree with you and maybe this is where we aren’t seeing eye to eye, however the superLo is it’s own “bus” this is from ADLs brochure on the SuperLo “For a start, its spacious 212 cubic feet luggage compartment makes it ideal for long, interstate journeys, with no impact on passenger carrying capacity. Luggage is accessible from outside, via easy-to-operate gas strut, coach style doors” This isn’t about us not knowing the difference, this is about people trying to determine what a “bus” can or cannot do with its specifications and design
  10. NewFlyerFan

    Alexander Dennis

    Just out of curiosity then, do the superLo have a modified build then to handle the travel that go transit does? I get what you’re saying by it not being able to do the journey of a line run from Toronto to Montreal which is around 550km give or take, but routes like the 16 Hamilton GO is 67km, and I’m almost sure these buses are capable of doing the 8 trips a day which equals to 535k mark. If anything a cruising speed of 110k would be a lot better on the vehicle than hitting 110 then down to 90/70/50 once in Toronto?
  11. NewFlyerFan

    Alexander Dennis

    The TD925s. All models prior to 2015 had ample luggage room whereas the new models, for Canada it’s unit 42888, for the US it’s units starting in the DD800s they decreased the luggage bay by adding a raised platform over the wheel well on the passenger side ( similar to how transit buses are ) with an access panel to the wheel, this removed quite a bit of space where you could load 9-10 suitcases on average, I found that with the 2015s I was able to get maybe 5-6 . If I remember correctly they also increased the height of the staircase in the luggage area making even less room to stack bags there as well.
  12. NewFlyerFan

    Alexander Dennis

    To further add to what’s been said about when comparing the two models I.e reliability and specs the above posters are right, it is an empty shell and it can be fitted however, the bus being lighter than the superLo has no effect on the service of the coach, say a coach leaves the Montreal garage, does a local trip to Toronto, once that bus gets to the Toronto terminal it heads to the Mississauga facility to be fully refueled and sent back out. Intercity coaches will rarely do a round trip without being refueled unless it’s something small like Toronto-buffalo-Toronto Storage in a vanhool is a joke, the original models has somewhat decent storage but the newer design can barely hold what a MCI can in one luggage bay. The washroom in the vanhool is in the back left of the coach, superLo can be easily outfitted in the same place and more seats can be added because of the lack of a back door and no section for the ramp you physically have to take out and put in the floor of the bus. then there’s reliability... I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve taken over a bus for a trip to Montreal and it’s lit up like a Christmas tree, or dispatch tells you don’t turn it off because it may not start up or my favorite one was the low bridge alarm when clearly you had more then 4.1 meters of clearance and trust me @RZ350 megabus isn’t ordering the vanhools for a higher level of class, comfort and quality. They have so many because they’re cheap and can run them to the ground and replace with the same cheap bus
  13. NewFlyerFan

    York Region Transit \ Viva

    The signage is clear once you figure out where it is, once you leave the subway station walk up millway and you will see two A frame stands stating route 20 north and south, both route 20s stop at the same place so make sure yours says 20 Teston road. During busier times there is often a supervisor there to show you which bus to board
  14. NewFlyerFan

    Brampton Transit/Züm

    I’m just going to quote my previous post from July 21 showing the builders plate from what I believe was unit 1880 sitting in the garage. Im not to sure where this rumour came up of the new Zum buses going straight diesel but I myself heard this as well, this is why im posting this for people to see that infect they have come in as XDE60s and not the XD60 people had thought and drivers had hoped for. Ill attach one more image I had taken while on layover so you can spot 1875 from a distance away. White fleet number on rear ( 1875 is the only one like this ) and additional signals at top of rear window Happy hunting
  15. NewFlyerFan

    Brampton Transit/Züm

    Hate to be the one to tell you but I’ve driven 1875 numerous times the last 3 weeks, builders plate states it is a XDE60, check my previous posts and for further evidence, the transmission is not like the diesels, these are the same as all other Zum orders, (F,N,R) unlike the diesel novas which have the diesel Allison selector, and just listen to the bus as it pulls off
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