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  1. WOW air expands Canada operation in S17

    I still don't get why they only ordered one A320neo and one A321neo while they still take delivery of A321 with old engines. It's very odd. Other A320neo operators like SAS only take the A320neo from now on and no more deliveries of the A320 with old engines.
  2. Never knew about that. I previously thought that they only ordered XN40 or XDE40 only.
  3. Alstom still has a facility in Valenciennes, France, and similar trains for Singapore were also built there. There's also the possibility of Alstom having the trains assembled locally in Montreal, similar to what Ottawa did for the Citadis trains.
  4. My guess is that the actual trains will look very similar to the new Sydney Metro, first stage set to open next year. It is also the Alstom Metropolis model and is driverless and use overhead lines, and part of it will also be converted from a double decker commuter train line, shortening headways from 15 minutes to 2 minutes. Still really don't get why the media still refers to it as light rail, which in reality it will be a full sized rapid transit system.
  5. Nothing yet. I believe they will receive the New Flyer XE40 units first, with the Nova Buses not expected until 2019.
  6. Today's Sightings

    Please click on my post here for more info. More than a dozen have been rolled out without the livery.
  7. Only one. More than a dozen seen. I think I've seen up to 38-015 in the back of the factory. Most likely.
  8. Video Games!

    The extremely realistic car game BeamNG.Drive just had an updated an added the New Flyer D40LF with a few liveries! https://blog.beamng.com/get-busy/
  9. Today's Sightings

    All with frameless windows. They're identical to the 37-xxx. See my post here:
  10. Lots of new buses at Nova Bus today including more than a dozen 38-xxx's for STM, a few for Laval, and a few for Windsor.
  11. 2019 Double-Decker bus Procurement

    I just hope that for the new double deckers that the ugly livery seen on the demos will not be applied on them!
  12. TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Totally agree. So many cities are committing the grave mistake of shutting down trolleybus systems. Look at Montreal for instance, where I live, and the large amount of old diesel buses really makes the air choke and making downtown very noisy. On a related note, I was once in a car going southbound on the A-15 towards Montreal and we were stuck in traffic for an hour, and unknowingly, we were breathing fumes from other cars and I actually was very close to fainting, which shows how bad the air in Montreal really is. The STM is also testing fast-charging battery buses, but they are in the garage 90% of the time despite them being very reliable, in which their electric bus program really looks like a scam to me as every time I go on the 36 Monk, there aren't any electric buses there. The new hybrids are excellent and emit so much less fumes and noise, but unfortunately, there aren't enough to cover the whole city and that they bought them too late and made the mistake previously of buying too much diesel buses to begin with.
  13. Today's Sightings

    I saw RTL 21846 outside the Nova Bus plant today, my first time there in 11 months! STL Laval also had a 18xx there, but it was too far to get the number. Regarding MR-63's, Element 001 is still active!
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