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translink fan

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    Burnaby, British Columbia
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    Hockey and Coaches is where the passion is at.

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  1. translink fan

    General Motorcoach Spottings & Photos

    It makes a difference. Helps keeps the coach clean. Not to mention, the drivers have to clean their own coach at the end of the day. Some companies may have their own cleaning crew for buses, but on tour, the driver can have a long day. And the last thing he or she needs is a big mess to clean up. It ain't so easy cleaning a coach on your own.
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    General Motorcoach Spottings & Photos

    Was getting a bus fixed at Pacific Coach Line's garage the other day and saw Ctours H3-45 #368. Ctour Prevost H3-45 #386-2 by Dannny29, on Flickr
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    Greyhound in the news

    I'll be pretty honest, I don't see a future in Greyhound. In my short time working there, I've never seen such a big company go so far downhill from what it used to be. It's sad to see.
  4. translink fan

    Universal Coach Line

    If you look closely to the front windshield, looks like a Tauck Tours placard.
  5. translink fan

    General Motorcoach Spottings & Photos

    Found where Ctours parks their buses. Won't disclose the location but I did not trespass of course. Photographed 298. I think the other bus is 268 which was out at the time today. Ctour Prevost H3-45 #298-2 by Dannny29, on Flickr
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    Universal Coach Line

    Universal Coach Line's fresh 2018 H3-45 #899. Universal Coach Lines 2018 Prevost H3-45 #899-1 by Dannny29, on Flickr
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    Greyhound Run/Schedule Changes

    I was a mechanic. 8 people in the maintance dept were laid off. Im hearing 19 together between Calgary and Edmonton garages. Not sure if maintenance only or terminal staff included. Drivers are untouched as far as I know. They've been screaming for drivers.
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    Greyhound Run/Schedule Changes

    Heads up with service cuts coming June 1st, layoffs have occurred. 8 in BC have been laid off. Myself included.
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    BYD "E-Bus"

    Local tour company threw down a shiny penny for a fleet of 10 BYD buses for this summer. 5 45ft Coaches and 5 23ft buses If i remember. The demo they had barely made a 2 hour drive to and from Squamish BC to their yard on a single charge. About 65 km one way so about 130 km round trip. I chatted with the marketing director about the buses. He seemed to shrug off the range problem with the demo and mentioned the big bosses were spec'ing them out and were to have a proper range for their touring use. I've heard drivers liked the way it drove and such but I have my doubts about the maintenance end of things on the buses. Apparently replacing their batteries are "cheap" and there is "next to no moving parts" as the marketing guy put it to me. Will have to see if these ever arrive. That recent article mentioned above doesn't make the company sound promising that's for sure.