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  1. Orcair

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    One on the left is likely for TTC, given the red on the rims?
  2. Orcair

    STM 38-XXX Delivery Watch / Sightings

    I've created the wiki page for this set of buses and started recording some of the information - please feel free to add info/photos! Merci 😀 https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Société_de_transport_de_Montréal_38-001_to_38-100
  3. There was a huge amount of negative response to that proposal when they asked for feedback, so it got shelved (at least for the short-term).
  4. As in they would be manufactured in India, packaged for shipment and then re-assembled locally? https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1094753/debut-travaux-rem-reseau-express-metropolitain-premiere-pelletee-terre-trains-inde-alstom
  5. Since the ones in Sydney are also being built in India, that would make even more sense 👍
  6. Orcair

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Did I miss the official announcement of the Nova order? "New Flyer (NFI) and Nova Bus 40’ bus contracts have been executed with delivery to occur beginning in mid-2018 and ending in mid-2019." EDIT: or is this for the battery-powered trial buses?
  7. Orcair

    2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    Allison B500R https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Coast_Mountain_Bus_Company_1008-1009
  8. Orcair

    STM 21-2XX Retirement Watch

    When I took the 747 last month with a broken farebox, the driver just waved me on. Not sure what would have happened if an STM Inspector showed up though...
  9. Orcair

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    I agree it's not as streamlined as the NFI Xcelsiors, but it is an improvement over the 3rd Gen ones in Vancouver.
  10. Orcair

    West Vancouver Blue Bus

    That's nice to hear, especially since the 4500/G5's feel exactly like you stated, makeshift boxes... especially on the White Rock hills D: rattling and shaking the whole time.
  11. Orcair

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Montreal's STM uses their new 4th Gen LFS HEVs on Mont Royal, which is a fairly substantial hill. It seemed pretty zippy when I rode it but the area around the battery sure made a lot more noise than I thought it would.
  12. Do you mean the extra bus from 3 pm onwards (I seem to recall, like you suggest, that the September sheet was to add this bus) or was there another improvement planned?
  13. Orcair

    West Vancouver Blue Bus

    Shoot, I thought it was -501 to -505, but here's the link: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/West_Vancouver_Municipal_Transit_17501-17505
  14. Orcair

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    I don't love the Orion/Suburban livery either, but when I mention it to friends who have no idea about transit other than it's a bus v. SkyTrain, they immediately know the "yellow bus" is an Orion with better seats. Something to be said for that and distinguishing different levels of service.
  15. Orcair

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Thanks for the info!