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ZümmyZüm

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  1. I believe the final total is 23, they are typically lined up in order at sandalwood upon delivery and last I’ve seen is 2023, the most in orders seems to go to 23 conventional a year for expansion and replacement The 2010 XDE40s don’t seem to be showing their age much aside from air pressure issues that seem to plague all early 40ft xcelsiors, as for the 1100s which were part 2010 part 2011 order they are showing their age and I believe some are currently parked for quite some time for major repair. No talks of refurbs planned as of yet
  2. The mirrors are being changed for parts uniformity as the novas going forward will have the 15x8 on the left and the single 10x10 on the right side and their training department at the time of the novas believed the 15x8 was a safer option for visibility
  3. I’m not 100% sure but I believe going forward it’s a mandatory spec from the MTO, again I’m sure someone else may know better
  4. Correct, new window and new recaro seats with 3 point seatbelts ( like cars )
  5. With a wage reduction I’m sure greyhound will start working their drivers more and more then they already do, simply because these operators were used to a certain amount a month vs the reduction. Hopefully their union has made it clear in writing that it’s a temporary measure ( 2 years at 10% reduction ) and won’t allow First to push the low wages
  6. Nova has delivered, I know of one for sure that’s been in operator training ( 1922 ) and it is in a special electric bus scheme, I’m unaware if there’s more delivered in YRT livery or special
  7. I doubt it will make a huge difference though in regards to headway, the 53 even before covid typically had quite a bit of extra time during the route and on top of that some time as a layover on hurontario, an extra 2 minutes each way ( minus rush hour ) would likely keep the schedule the same. Adding another bus for less than an extra Km of route wouldn’t make any sense
  8. Yeah it’s a rarity but also used as a last ditch effort to get the run covered if something happens, with covid going on there are extra conventional buses sitting around the city and they can be used on whatever route needs it 1517 was also used yesterday
  9. Last class was I believe a month or so ago and it consisted of 2 trainees, it’s going to be on hold until ridership increases again
  10. Although I’d normally agree, I haven’t done the 501 in quite some time and memos have been put out saying do not pick up in any circumstances inside VMC in the passed, perhaps this isn’t the case
  11. Brampton transits route 501 will begin to serve platform 9 at YRTs VMC terminal, it will then continue regular route to highway 7 and serve the regular Viva station, it’s unknown yet if it will drop off at vmc terminal yet
  12. The full roof fairing is completely cosmetic, many agencies did not order it because it’s simply not needed or the previous orders were government funded while this one is not. As nice as it may be looks wise, if it costs them extra they won’t do it
  13. Only if needed, there are still many routes that even before Covid don’t exactly need high service levels ( 12,13,16,31/32 ) which still are not being brought back and most are within a 10-15 min walk to a main route so it’s low on their priority. they won’t be eliminated permanently but for now, no point in wasting funds. School routes ( if school starts in September ) would run for routes outside of the transit network like on mayfield and bramalea, however schools along routes might just be using the current Covid network
  14. Garbage or use them on the older fleet as replacements that isn’t scheduled to receive the new mirrors
  15. The XD40 that caught on fire earlier last week on route 5, was unit 1311
  16. Mirror is slightly larger and is curved like a convex to cover more of the rear of the bus
  17. Masks will likely still be a requirement on transit for a long long time, this is to double up to reduce the risk
  18. Likely not. Check routes 4,20,77 or go on https://www.transsee.ca/routelist?a=yrt and check the tracker to avoid unnecessary travels
  19. Exactly, Brampton’s fleet numbering is a dead giveaway, 1119 is a 2011 Xcelsior. Likely way past the warranty The only ones that were active recently were 216 and maybe 221 ( it’s been awhile since I’ve seen 221 in the garage ) 216 was seen a week ago and is either in for repairs, storage or retired.. anyone’s guess and there isn’t a need for older buses to be out right now either
  20. It only makes sense for them to switch terminals once completed, 610 Bay is in horrible shape in a customer service view. By closing 610 bay they can move operations to the USBT or even Yorkdale terminal which receives some trips currently and 407GO. The only factors I can see where they would not move in is either leasing spots ( is there even enough, how much for the spots ) and if the agencies even want to go in, MegaBus is known for curb side pickups even in large cities like Montreal and New York, Ontario Northland would likely save a lot of money starting and ending at 407GO and Greyhounds future is as always, undetermined
  21. True, I should be more specific, diesel 40ft with air doors and not electric, are the newest 3xxx much faster with the rear door compared to their older counterparts?
  22. Question for the mechanically inclined people here, the Nova LFS with the rear door push bar I’ve noticed has different response times on different agencies. OC Transpo for example when the rear door interlock is engaged the back doors have a 2-4 second delay to actually engage ( green light on ) whereas the TTCs seem to have no delay at all, bus stops, interlock switch on and green light simultaneously and open door. Is there a program attached with this delay? The curiosity had been getting to me
  23. It’s a spec choice by the agency, STMs entire fleet of Nova has the rear window, the destination sign on the top right is a new feature introduced in I believe 2016 to make it easier for passengers to see the route when buses are bumper to bumper. The windows still have the black “cutouts” for the dest sign which I can only assume is done for ease of parts, STM made good use putting their website in that space
  24. 1119 was involved in a couple accidents over the years ( minor rear ends ) and the bus was consistently unreliable with break downs and engine performance.. my suspicion is engine rebuild due to its age but I haven’t been informed of a official retirement
  25. Although in theory it’s a good idea in reality it isn’t, having seen the live demo Prevost had of the camera mirror system it really does take away a proper view from the operator to distinguish what we are seeing when turning, it almost looks “fake” and doesn’t offer a real sense of where your bus is when turning, for blind spots yes it works, for practicality and safety I believe it draws too much attention away from the road itself the mirrors on this LFR here provide the lowest possible mirror and when set up properly the small convex will give a perfect view and allow you to see the left side with almost 0 visibility issue if agencies choose the larger mirrors, pair it with the new nova drivers window and your visibility increases drastically, it’s mounted lower yet and still provides excellent view due to the larger window and no obstructing frame
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