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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Still, im thankful that nobody else was on board at the time. Hopefully the police find the idiot driver and he gets charged.
  11. Damn, hopefully the driver is ok. Is there any news coverage on this yet?
  12. Question. Does anyone know of any sites where I could view tenders for buses that the city of Brampton may put out?
  13. Brampton züm 1290 laying over at Humber College wile servicing route 511 züm Steeles
  14. ah sorry about that, I'll have to see if I can my signature to display in a smaller size
  15. While I cant comment on the contract, regarding why. I personally think the livery is a big factor, considering how well the livery was built around the Xcelsior design. Especially on the front, how the livery, white zum logo and fleet number placements heavily compliments the outlines of the actual body panels. On a Nova since the front is a lot smaller that black area under the windshield would need to be heavily modified or scrapped all together, along with the placement of the fleet number and logo not being as visible and overally everything would look very crushed together, if they didnt dump the black under the windshield. Another factor could be the reliability of the Xcelsior for zum has heavily proven itself since buying them in 2010. But again that really only caters to fleet variety anyway.
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