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  1. Marpole - Silvertree Transit Centre

    Is the location in Richmond were the HandyDart buses are below the Canada line?? I'm not sure of the location.
  2. 2019 Double-Decker bus Procurement

    Hmm, so 27 Double Decker buses? I recall on news media a few weeks ago that Translink plans to procure 32 of them, 27 to replace and 5 for expansion. And were getting 25 suburban Nova as well, I heard rumors at RTC that RTC is getting them to also replace some Orions.
  3. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    Yes 1008 was out on the 351 this morning! I passed it twice on hwy 99 when I was driving the 351 in 9284. According to the track sheet at RTC the double decker has it's own block. 98/601
  4. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Someone should suggest that they do an E40LFR model after all they said that they're going to introduce more items later. I brought a pillow, towel and the two $35 skytrains, those are all going to my mom in Edmonton as a gift. The free shipping to the depots for employees was only if you ordered before November 20th, not sure if you still can. The store was open earlier, only for employees. They asked us to refrain from telling the public till it officially opened to the public November 21st. They also gave us a promo code for a 15% discount.
  5. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    Yeah I was RTC at 2pm and I saw the Double Decker being test driven by a mechanic, and then I finished at 10:30pm at RTC and I saw it parked inside the shop.
  6. ETS Grande West Vicinity Buses

    A/C with them??
  7. Vancouver Special Sightings

    Ah yes the Blue Bird Visions; I remember driving those both old and new models. It is indeed cramped, drove the International/IC too, not my favourite but I don't mind driving those. I drove for Golden Arrow charter/school bus Edmonton prior to starting with Edmonton Transit. It was always fun to drive school runs with K-G9 kids the good old days!
  8. Vancouver Special Sightings

    Is that a 72 passenger school bus? I've never drove a flat-front school bus. I've drove Freightliner and Saf-t-liner C2 schools buses, fun to drive
  9. Collisions and Incidents thread

    Now how the heck did that happen???? Now how the heck did that happen???? I just saw this article on the Vancouver sun. Looks like the bus lost control after the vehicle merged in front of the bus, according to this article. http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/translink-bus-involved-in-accident-on-hwy-99
  10. ETS Grande West Vicinity Buses

    What length are ETS Vicinity buses? I noticed it's available in 27.5, 30, 35 feet. Is the centre door a single door? Is it even a functioning door?
  11. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    I had 8066 on the 49 today , yes I passed 8060 several times around Fraser st going opposite directions.
  12. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    I was talking to a service planner and he said they are aiming to have it in service around Mid-November, around the 10th, and go till the end of February. They are wrapping it up in translink colors (like the BYD), installing tmac system, next stop announcement , compass validators, farebox, all that good stuff. Since it's going to have the tmac you should be able to track it.
  13. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    They have arrived. I spotted this at RTC this afternoon with a service man playing with it.
  14. ETS Grande West Vicinity Buses

    Any pictures??
  15. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    Richmond transit centre, both buses. Expected to arrive late October and will be placed in service shortly after. 3 month trial.