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  1. Come to think of it BT does bus refurbishments at the 6 yr lifespan right? Can't seem to remember now. Also that züm Chinguacousy expansion is gonna be the talk to the town forsure, I'm a lot of people that would always be saying "züm need to come to Chinguacousy" and now their wish my finally come true lol. Now I'm just starting to wonder how far north they are going to run it up Chinguacousy before they direct it to mt. Pleasant, my assumption is possibly up to sandalwood at least (bc Bovaird is cutting it short imo) but only time will tell
  2. For those that do not know, 2020 is going to be another year of Xcelsior's for the zum fleet as NFI won the tender for the zum buses as confirmed by a press release from New Flyer that they sent out on Dec. 12, 2019 NFI Press release: https://www.newflyer.com/2019/12/brampton-extends-sustainable-brt-with-low-emission-high-capacity-buses-from-new-flyer/ For the Conventional buses, i'm going to be assuming NovaBus won the tender, although I haven't seen anything on their site and on the city of brampton website there's no tender out for buses at the moment. Now the only thing i'm wondering is how many conventional buses will they buy, as we all know they are short on buses (28 units approximately after doing some fleet number math) down to 427 buses as compaired to 455 units total (and I assume that number was for 2016 or 2017 before major retirement started for the 02's and 03's). It would make sense for them to buy 28 units, can 0216 (sadly), and the remaining 03's (unless they want them as spares or something else, which i don't see happening) and then fix the shortage problem once and for all. But again this is BT after all so I don't expect that to happen anytime soon lol
  3. 1307 has them, as well as 1120. Although that one is just one new headlight mixed with the old one
  4. Just a note that quite a few of the 2012 voith Xcelsiors have seem to made their way to Sandalwood within the past month. units 1211-1216 have been operating out of sandalwood for around 3 weeks now with 1214 being at Sandalwood the longest. My assumption is that it's likely due to the ongoing fleet shortage issue that Brampton Transit has been experiencing since last year and I was wondering if anyone was able to confirm that. Also 0216 has been brought back into active service, initially it was sidelined at the back of Sandalwood Garage in the northwest parking lot but last friday I spotted it running on the 3 going NB while walking home. Other than that 0218 is the only other active 02.
  5. In case anyone missed it 1901 - 1904 entered service on the 16th. I got pictures of 1901, 1902 & 1903 but didn't get any interior pics yet. They seem to have a passenger counter by the rear door and on the exterior they got the same mirrors as the XDE60's (2014's and up), a smaller HVAC unit (the manufacturer is unknown at the moment) & have the engine fan moved from the rear engine door to the left rear maintenance panel (which seems to be giving better cooling as the rear was not as hot as usual). 1901 had some electrical problems a few days later and 1903 (on the first day) likely experienced the same as it was stuck at sandalwood & airport for a good 30 minutes while on the 23 and was changed off afterwards. 1903 on the 23 on 08/16/19 1901 on the 104 on 08/16/19 1902 on the 104 on 08/16/19
  6. Seeing as that's the case I really don't understand why they didn't order a larger amount of buses. Unless funding or storage spots are causing this issue, there really should be no reason for them to hold back on making a 30 unit order. At this point Brampton is just shooting themselves in the foot with this move. Adding to that a bit of an off topic issue, in starting to get the feeling that electric bus program will either be put on hold or cancelled all together. BT already has its hands tied with the shortage issue and holding their expansion plans I can't really see them having time to introduce electric buses in the middle of all of this. Just a thought that arises though, so don't take my word for it.
  7. I'm really hoping they bought at least 25-30 buses because I honestly feel like just 18 is not going to be enough to solve their fleet shortage problem for when September comes and the service starts to go back to its peak (plus any new service BT may add). Given the amount of zum on local rares that occurred through mid - end of 2018 and 2019 up to the start of summer service. Also if they are XDE's they should have a high voltage warning sticker on the rear engine door and on the right rear maintenance access panel, like this one
  8. Brampton züm 1150 is seen passing through the intersection of Kennedy Road & Williams Parkway while servicing route 7A Kennedy northbound to Heart Lake Terminal. This is a rather rare sight as recently Brampton Transit has been experiencing a fleet shortage as their current bus numbers are not entirely able to keep up with the growing transit demand and schedule changes resulting in occurrences like this. To date the rarest occurrence like this was Brampton züm 1070 on route 18 Dixie (züm 1070 is based out of Sandalwood Garage while route 18 is based out of Clark Garage) in October 2018.
  9. I'm a bit late, but I got a response from BT and as you said they are looking into other forms of funding. I'm remaining hopeful some source will come through as this could be a stepping stone in Brampton making the further approach to a possible zero-emission fleet in the future. Also about the XDE60's, not only the 561 but the 505 as well. The size of the bus bays at Trinity Common would need to be extended and the turn by the main intersection coming from Bovaird and going to Great Lakes Drive would need major widening to accommodate for a 60 foot buses and additional space for 1-2 40 footers. I've seen the odd occasion that an XDE60 happened to go on the 505 and its not the best thing having a 60 footer take up 2 bus spots because of its 4 min pause at Trinity Common.
  10. Some unfortunate news regarding the electric bus project Brampton was hoping to start this year and yes this is due to Doug Fords decision making yet again. Although I trust the guardian pretty well I am going to email BT on this just to confirm its officially cancelled as they haven't said anything on their part yet. https://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/8753151-cap-and-trade-cancellation-hits-brampton-projects/
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  12. Something unusual on 1127, some sort of cable routing cover and its attached to a module by the back. I've never seen this before on any of the XD40's. This was taken a few weeks ago
  13. A mild incident that seemed to have occured either earlier today or yesterday involving another züm 18xx. Screenshotted from a 6ixbuzz post... Im rather curious as to what happened prior to this since typically the jacknife scenario ends with the rear on the right. My guess is that the driver may have had to hard brake & swerve but thats juts my guess
  14. Still, im thankful that nobody else was on board at the time. Hopefully the police find the idiot driver and he gets charged.
  15. Damn, hopefully the driver is ok. Is there any news coverage on this yet?
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