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  1. Flalex72

    OC Bus Spottings

    This is a little dated, but a Nova spotting in that thread spurred my memory. Back on March 27th I spotted an Invero heading east on Highway 17, just east of Cobden I believe. Certainly odd to see one so far from home!
  2. Flalex72

    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    This is correct, the other end has had the LINT simulator integrated into it. In the summer of 2017 I spotted the second module in St. Laurent North, visible when the doors were open. I don't know if it's still there.
  3. Flalex72

    GOA transit news, info etc

    A minor observation - the OC Transpo Voucher scanners at the Trillium Line stations were recently removed. The machines were poorly thought out, as the voucher may have been digitally cancelled, but it wasn't collected so the user could use it again on a bus later. I do not know if this functionality is now integrated with the TVMs.
  4. Flalex72

    Grande West Vicinity

    The issue is that the biggest cost of a transit system is labour. Chopping 10 feet out of the bus isn't a significant fuel or upfront cost savings, but it limits what you can do with the vehicle.
  5. Flalex72

    OC Bus Spottings

    From the 417, I couldn't see a unit number, and it was likely covered/burnt even if I was up close.
  6. Flalex72

    Ontario Northland

    Do they lease some units? The ONTC fleet is relatively new, I understood that some of them were leased. I don't see how they would be leased from smaller operators though.
  7. Flalex72

    OC Bus Spottings

    I drove along the 417 through Arnprior on Monday, and noticed that one of the burnt out artics that was sitting there is now just the trailer portion. I didn't see the other two or the front half.
  8. Flalex72

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    Spotted 4607 driving eastbound along Heron yesterday about 5:20. It made the left turn onto Data Centre.
  9. Flalex72

    OC Bus Spottings

    I walked by when the Abrams Truck was hooking up, but I forgot to mention it.
  10. Flalex72

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    I passed 4606 on the Queensway heading east at Woodroffe yesterday.
  11. My guess is that the machines are tied to the opening of the Confederation Line. The machines do require additional staff to answer the video calls, which could have been scheduled to start with the Confederation Line.
  12. Flalex72

    OC Bus Spottings

    With the current demand for buses, if it's safe to be on the road it's on the road - paint isn't a safety issue. We usually just see the grey body panels installed.
  13. Flalex72

    OC Bus Spottings

    You might be reading into this too much - You said the location was undisclosed, and Centralsmt identified it. I don't see the negativity.
  14. Flalex72

    OC Bus Spottings

    Just spotted what I believe to be 8030 on the 88 westbound at Navaho. I do not recall ever having seen a double decker on the 88 before, though I know it has occurred.
  15. Flalex72

    OC Bus Spottings

    I believe those LEDs are always there, they're usually just covered up by the red plastic sign. The sign will probably come back well before the next rebuild. The somewhat cryptic ones are the double deckers, where the stop request light consists of unmarked strips of LEDs behind the stairs and at the back wall of the lower floor. It's not immediately obvious what they're for, they look like the lights on the back of a trailer.