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  1. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    5071, route 252 Mackenzie King, on Old Richmond road 6:44. 5081, route 270 Cedarview, at Bayview station 18:19. 5040, route 269 Bridlewood, at Bayview station 18:24.
  2. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    5101, route 256 Bridlewood, on Cope drive 17:16.
  3. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    5177, route 263 Stanley Corners, at Bayview station 16:27. 5043, route 61 Terry Fox, at Eagleson P&R 16:59.
  4. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    5100, route 62 St-Laurent, at Dominion station 17:40. 5002 signed 256 Bridlewood but not in service eastbound on the 417 near Bayshore at 17:48.
  5. HB_1024

    OC Transpo Rural Partners

    I've never paid much attention to routes, but I believe Howard's uses a school bus for the 509; I've seen it a few times on the Transitway.
  6. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    8124, route 86 Elmvale, at Bayview station 7:30.
  7. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    Yesterday (March 4): 5074, route 252 Fernbank, at Bayview station 16:37. Today: 5063, route 278 Mackenzie King, at Westboro station 7:19. 5133, route 252 Fernbank, at Bayview station 16:44. 8039? rear-ended an SUV at Castlefrank and Hazeldean while on route 267. I didn't get the time, but I believe it was around 17:30.
  8. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    Tuesday (26th): 5143, route 256 Mackenzie King, at Tunney's Pasture station 7:06. 5138, route 95 Cambrian, at Tunney's Pasture station 16:35. Yesterday (27th): 5130, route 97 Airport, at Bayview station 14:48.
  9. HB_1024

    OC Transpo Invero (4201 - 4526) Retirement Watch

    But the drivetrain in the Orions is crap, and they need expensive battery replacements now that they're 10 years old. For those reasons alone I am glad they're keeping the Inveros over the hybrids. Plus, if we're getting into opinions, the Orions look like a cheap plastic Tonka toy to me compared to the Invero. That said, I always thought the Invero was hideous when they were new (they're still not exactly pretty), and it's been 16 years since then. I'm glad they're buying the replacements in stages; purchases of, say, 326 buses in one sweep every 12 years is not sustainable, nor a good use of money.
  10. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    8138, route 61 Stittsville, at Bayview station 10:38. 5001, route 91 Blair, at Tunney's Pasture station 10:45.
  11. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    Monday: 8031, route 105 Tunney's Pasture, at Bayview station 17:25. Also spotted 8139 on route 95 Barrhaven Center at the same time, which is likely not irregular although I can't remember the last time I saw a westbound 95 assigned a double decker during PM peak.
  12. HB_1024

    STO and OC Transpo Routes

    260 is open too.
  13. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    All these spotted at Bayview station tonight. 5019, route 95 Cambrian, 16:23. 5120, route 269 Bridlewood, 16:26. 5003, route 277 Nepean Woods, 16:35. 5113, route 278 Riverside South, 16:38. Also spotted 5046 on route 277, and 8130 on route 61C, but I didn't take down either of the times.
  14. None for Line 1; all 175 hybrids will comprise the bus fleet reduction according to a tender that was put out for their disposal. As far as the 82 Novas and subsequent Invero retirements, I'd guess that anything that's not rebuilt is fair game, so they could be any units.
  15. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    5047, route 97 Airport, at Bayview station 14:49.