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  1. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    When will the 8100's start coming into East Base? Will East keep all of their late 6800-6900's (DE60LFR's) when East receives some of the 8100 XDE60's? In other words, when East receives these coaches, will the 6800's all go to North Base to replace the D60's (in other words, no more 6800's left at East by that point)? I'm assuming that East will get some XDE60's from 8110-8149 and 8160-8199, probably depending on the number of 6800's that East has right now. This also brings me another question: Will route 255 only be able to use DE60LFR's for the tunnel, or can it also use XDE60's for hush mode? I remember that 8012 did a hush mode tunnel test for the BAE, but I don't know what the results were.
  2. Sound Transit

    Today as I was coming up SR-522 near Bothell, I saw something that I've never seen before. One of the Sound Transit D60LFR's was numbered 9818K. That's pretty strange if 9817K is the newest, an XD60. How did 9818 get numbered? Could this have been formerly a mid-9500 from Community Transit, now a KC Metro owned bus? Did 9576 and 9587 get renumbered, as well as 9569 for KC Metro? I remember that at least 3 or 4 of CT's D60LFR's were transferred over to KC Metro.
  3. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    I have noticed just today that the 8100's began service last week. Don't know why I didn't find out last week that they started running. However, I've seen that for some reason, the 8150 range are the first of these 8100 series XDE60's to enter service. Usually the ones with 00 and lower numbers enter first. Anyone know why the 8150's came in first? Also, I thought that the first 45 (8100-8146) would be running out of South, while the others (8147-8199) would be running out of East, unless they are all shuffled around both bases. When will these buses start service in East? I assume that it could have to do with North's D60's being retired and replaced. Going to miss those good old buses! And also, are these buses all going to be green in color? If so; I've never seen one whole series of buses that are just one color--except for the new trolleys that are all purple. Usually, a batch of buses come in teal, green and blue.
  4. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    By this point, since these buses are expected to retire soon (by 2018), I doubt that 2891 will return into service. I can't see the reason though how it's been out of service for almost 2 years by this point. That's the only Metro D60LF that I've never been on myself.
  5. Sound Transit

    Yesterday, somehow I spotted 9569C on the 545. I've never seen a Community Transit owned bus on a Metro route. Anyone know why 9569C could have possibly been on the 545? My guess is a shortage of buses, maybe not even enough East Base Metro coaches to fill in the run?
  6. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Yep, the Baby Phantom's are narrower than the 35' and 40' versions, so the 30 foot ones are 96 inches wide while the others are 102.
  7. King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    There are two buses that are in the fleet that I have not seen for at least half a year or longer. That is coaches 6958, which caught on fire. Does anyone know if that will return to service anytime soon? Also, 2891, a Ryerson D60LF, is the only D60LF that I have not seen on the road in service for at least 7-9 months. I wonder what's up with that coach. For CPTDB Wiki, 2496 was put back into service as I've seen it on onebusaway, but on the wiki page, it says it's retired. I'm also wondering if 1101 and 1180 are still active or retired. They still say they're active, but haven't seen those for a while.