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  1. Considering how quickly the Darts will be replaced with Vicinitys, its not a huge surprise they're doing the bare minimum in the meantime.
  2. A few updates. 2579 has been transferred in from Sunshine Coast to replace 2426. 2426 is currently sitting at 330,000+ km and will be placed into the provincial contingency fleet. As 2579 is currently sitting at 200,000+ km, it won't be around for long. We are still expecting a new Arboc to replace 2426. Speaking of the provincial contingency fleet, 8084 is still on the property. We also have 7 stored Arbocs. 2426 will make 8. If anyone is curious, 9873 ended up going to Penticton.
  3. Just an update on this. 4455 is here for the annual province wide mechanic training on Oct 17th. Last year it was held in Kamloops.
  4. 35ft Vicinity 4455 is currently sitting in Vernon's yard. I'm not sure if its simply on layover for the weekend, or it broke down on its way to Nelson/West Kootenay Transit.
  5. That must be an issue on the second order. Ours don't do this, and I haven't heard of any other buses from the initial order doing this either.
  6. It's very possible the batteries died. They seem to have shelf life of only a year. We've had the same happen to multiple Vicinitys here in Vernon.
  7. Iron

    BC Bus North

    We may see some major expansion at BC Bus. Greyhound is eliminating all but one BC route, going from Vancouver to Seattle. This signals the end of Greyhound in Western Canada. https://www.news1130.com/2018/07/09/greyhound-canada-end-routes-prairies-b-c-leaving-small-towns-lurch/
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    BC Bus North

    The provincial government is introducing BC Bus North, a new long haul coach service offering connections between Prince Rupert, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Fort Nelson and Valemount starting June 4, 2018. This service has a fixed-route and schedule. https://bcbus.ca http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-northern-bus-transit-may-2018-1.4683199
  9. 2382 & 2384. both from Kelowna as well, have joined the rest. It would seem Vernon has become Kelowna's second yard.
  10. 8084, 9873, 2333, 2312, 2308 are currently stored in Vernon.
  11. They're most likely being transferred in while NextRide is being installed in the CNGs.
  12. International. A Ford chassis would probably be a lot nicer. Vernon's 3016 is garbage.
  13. Yet? Vernon was never getting 35ft Vicinitys. We'll have 12 30 footers once 4059 shows up from Penticton.
  14. Vernon has taken in two wandering souls. 8084 & 9873, from Kelowna, both showed up Friday afternoon for storage. They'll join 2308 & 2312, which remain in our yard as contingency buses.
  15. Great. No breakdowns. All we've had is minor stuff which are easily fixed. Grande West showed up a few weeks back and made many adjustments and additions. Most of the minor annoyances we had are gone.