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  1. The answers to your questions are in this post on the first page of the thread. All Inveros will be refurbished to an extended service life of 18 years.
  2. It's actually this canopy, which extends just a little bit past the curb line. Although the lane is quite wide, a few summers ago a DD hit the canopy while deadheading and the bus was damaged (I forget which unit it was).
  3. Came across 7303 being towed up Bathurst Street earlier today at around 3:45pm, headed (presumably) for Hillcrest.
  4. 4403 was in service on the 511 a little while ago. Spotted it going south on Bathurst at Harbord at 14:45. Tried to get a couple of quick pics as it went by but they didn't turn out so well.
  5. Came across this picture on Instagram back at the beginning of January but I forgot to share it (the uploader of the photo has since made their profile private): It shows 4249 being scrapped presumably this past summer. Looks like this bus caught fire back in 2013 (here are a few photos). Wiki editors: note that 4249's retirement isn't listed in the Wiki. On a somewhat related note, I posted back in the summer that I observed 4201 being sent to scrap. There are a few pages on the Wiki that still could be updated to show this information
  6. Route 188 service was funded by the developer as part of an early transit service agreement, if I'm not mistaken. In other words, it was always intended to be temporary.
  7. Spotted 4409 wrapped with an ad for a car company (BMW?) on Spadina today just after 3pm. Tried to grab some quick pics but I was on my bike at a red light so they didn't turn out so well. I'm sure someone will get some better shots soon. In the meantime, here's a quick look:
  8. Ex-Oakville Transit Orion VIs: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/hamilton/1999-orion-transit-buses-for-sale-at-pic-n-save/1114085009?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
  9. There's one on eBay right now. Photos from the listing:
  10. Shot a quick video of the Transitway between Hurdman and Blair on my way home yesterday. For those who might be interested: https://youtu.be/d0t_QgHQV0s (best viewed in HD).
  11. Spotted 4201 being trucked away from St. Laurent Garage on Monday afternoon. It was completely stripped and it definitely looked like it was headed for the scrap heap.
  12. As an operator, do you prefer to not drive the double deckers?
  13. That's incorrect. On opening day, the Citadis Spirit cars will measure 48 m long and during most time periods two cars will run coupled together to form trains with a total length of 98 m. With trains planned to run every 3 minutes 15 seconds during the peak periods, the opening day capacity will certainly be enough to accommodate the projected ridership of 10,700 pphpd. In the future, the cars may be expanded to a length of 59 m by adding an additional module. Sources: http://www.confederationline.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/354930628201309010557.pdf http://www.conventglenorleanswood.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Project-Presentation_CGOWCA_Sept-24-2014.pdf http://youtu.be/QaNNmq9xZt4
  14. Speaking of fishbowls, I came across this picture a little while back: I never knew that flip-dot destination signs were tested with the fishbowls.
  15. Rode 1401 on Route 400 on Friday afternoon. Here's a quick shot I took before it started its Ottawa-bound trip at Labrosse Station: