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15 hours ago, Rob S said:

Spotted 4614 earlier on the 26A this afternoon.  It’s now on the 29N.

Someone else said they saw #2022 New Flyer XD40 #4672 working in VA the other day too. Not sure what's happening here but it could be mileage related or as I said the other day, to make room for the 2023 New Flyer XD40s.

11 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

4629 is at Montgomery too. Also 4655-4665, 4671-4672 are at Southern Avenue. Seems like 4666-4670 might follow suit in the next few days

Did #4627 and #4628 leave for Montgomery too? Is #4612-13 at Cinder Bed now? 

Also, I noticed some interesting activity along the Silver line lately. Spotted a Worktrain going pass the Dulles Airport stop late one night recently and just yesterday, a money train and a 4 car set 7000 series, possibly a yard move to Falls Church railyard.

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2 hours ago, New Yorker 2001 said:

Someone else said they saw #2022 New Flyer XD40 #4672 working in VA the other day too. Not sure what's happening here but it could be mileage related or as I said the other day, to make room for the 2023 New Flyer XD40s.

Did #4627 and #4628 leave for Montgomery too? Is #4612-13 at Cinder Bed now? 

Also, I noticed some interesting activity along the Silver line lately. Spotted a Worktrain going pass the Dulles Airport stop late one night recently and just yesterday, a money train and a 4 car set 7000 series, possibly a yard move to Falls Church railyard.

4672 is at Southern Avenue, 4612-4613 are still at Western and 4627-4628 are still at Cinder Bed. 4651 was recently used as a fill-a-bus for the National Capital Region as ik so it was likely that. 

A lot of trains are being switched around yards right now I heard. Heard there was a 4-car 2000 series set today.

 

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16 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

4629 is at Montgomery too. Also 4655-4665, 4671-4672 are at Southern Avenue. Seems like 4666-4670 might follow suit in the next few days

Do you think WMATA will forgo the rehabs for the 2012 Orion 7.503 EPA10 3G BRT buses? #3036-3087?

Those buses will be turning 11 later this year.

I know the 2014-15 NABI BRT 42 Hybrids are likely goners after 2026 due to their immense unpopularity. #8001-8105.

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13 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

According to WMATA's new Instagram story at the auto show, 1001 is now based out of Shepherd Parkway. Also in the same video, four more electric buses are coming alongside two articulated buses. 

So 1001 is done at Western?

Is about time they moved that bus to another depot. I'm guessing one or more of the NEW XE40 Charge NGs (cause #1001 Is an older 2016 New Flyer XE40) will go to Western in it's place...maybe.

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More summer track work will occur during the summer of 2023. Here are the following:

May 12-May 22: Orange Line trains will single track between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly stations

June 3-June 26: Full shutdown between Ballston-MU and Vienna/McLean stations. Not sure how the shuttle system will work for this yet or if trains will bypass East Falls Church.

June 27-July 17: The section between Ballston-MU and McLean/West Falls Church reopens. Orange Line service between Vienna and West Falls Church is still closed.

July 22-September 4: Green and Yellow Line service suspended north of Fort Totten. 

https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Summer-2023-Maintenance-Work.cfm

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5 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

More summer track work will occur during the summer of 2023. Here are the following:

May 12-May 22: Orange Line trains will single track between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly stations

June 3-June 26: Full shutdown between Ballston-MU and Vienna/McLean stations. Not sure how the shuttle system will work for this yet or if trains will bypass East Falls Church.

June 27-July 17: The section between Ballston-MU and McLean/West Falls Church reopens. Orange Line service between Vienna and West Falls Church is still closed.

July 22-September 4: Green and Yellow Line service suspended north of Fort Totten. 

https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Summer-2023-Maintenance-Work.cfm

In better news Northern garage is being rebuilt now

https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Media-Advisory-Northern-Bus-Garage-Groundbreaking.cfm

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8 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Also WMATA has revealed more clearer photos of its NEW XE60 on Twitter earlier:

 

These 2 EVs looks nice and it has XN60 CNG Rooftop Extensions on it. Is this order included the rear window for EVs, hubcaps for the fresh Alcoa rims, EV battery chargers, spare tire with the wheel wrench and jack mounted underneath the bus except on diesel generator for climate change and research project and are these going to be featured in 2023 Washington DC Auto Show inside or outside the convention center including burn-in testing around the block with the passengers in it pal? 

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23 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Credit goes to original Arthur (not sure who took the photo). 1060 being tested at the New Flyer Plant. Not sure if this is the Crookston Plant. From Facebook. 

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This one looks brand new from the factory in snow and are these 2 units ready to be towed to DMV by using a wrecker after completion of burn in testing and drifting in the snow. The rear wheel hubcaps is missing 

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On 1/26/2023 at 9:35 PM, DCTransitFilms said:

Credit goes to original Arthur (not sure who took the photo). 1060 being tested at the New Flyer Plant. Not sure if this is the Crookston Plant. From Facebook. 

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About damn time they built this thing. These buses should have been here by the end of 2021. This brings us to the next topic, since the current New Flyer contract is coming to an end soon, is there any pending RFPs for new buses for 2024 and beyond? Has anyone seen if any currently exist? WMATA Metrobus will be due to retire around 600-700 buses between 2024 and 2030.

They include the remaining:

-2009 New Flyer DE42LFA Hybrids

-2009 New Flyer DE37LFA Hybrids

-2010 New Flyer DE42LFA Hybrids

-2011 New Flyer XDE40 Hybrids

-2012 New Flyer XDE40 Hybrids (both BAE and Allison units)

-2012 Orion 7.503 EPA10 3Gs (both Hybrids and Clean Diesels)

-2013 New Flyer XDE40 Hybrids

-2014-15 NABI BRT 42 Hybrids (likely getting an early retirement)

-2015 New Flyer XDE60 Hybrid Artics

-2015-16 New Flyer XN40 CNGs (due for rehab around 2024-25).

possibly the 2016 New Flyer XDE40 Hybrids and 2016 New Flyer XE40 (#1001) too.

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