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2 minutes ago, DCTransitFilms said:

We're getting two electric tics for the W4 this year. Idk about any other buses though

I'm just curious to see when Sheppard's Parkway will go CNG. I honestly can't wait for that.

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2 minutes ago, DCTransitFilms said:

I think 2022 but again I'm not sure. Just gotta wait to find out.

Yeah, likely an announcement will be made soon. But Metro REALLY needs to go with another vendor. This fleet is getting too boring. Some El Dorados buses would be a nice change. or Nova.

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1 minute ago, Chris.A said:

Yeah, likely an announcement will be made soon. But Metro REALLY needs to go with another vendor. This fleet is getting too boring. Some El Dorados buses would be a nice change. or Nova.

They got a contract of 694 buses? i believe with New Flyer. The variety of fleet is dying here in a few years. 

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1 minute ago, DCTransitFilms said:

They got a contract of 694 buses? i believe with New Flyer. The variety of fleet is dying here in a few years. 

It's been dead since the C40LFs left the fleet a few years ago tbh..

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Just now, DCTransitFilms said:

nah with the last of the Orion Vs retiring

Sometimes, I wish we could go back in time to 2005-2010 era. Miss seeing stuff the the Flexible Metros, C40LFs, Orion Vs/VIs/VII CNGs, etc.

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1 minute ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Times change tho. We just gotta live with it

I know, but I always knew that once Metro switched to Xcelisors back in 2011, I knew that it was a wrap. I previously though it would be the LFA buses that would takeover completely..

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Just now, Chris.A said:

I know, but I always knew that once Metro switched to Xcelisors back in 2011, I knew that it was a wrap. I previously though it would be the LFA buses that would takeover completely..

Originally I thought it was gonna be all BRT style buses. Then XDE40s came and then Landover can't handle the DE40LFAs

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1 minute ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Originally I thought it was gonna be all BRT style buses. Then XDE40s came and then Landover can't handle the DE40LFAs

I think the XDE40s are technically considered BRT buses.

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Here is another summary I got for today. Major changes:

  • Montgomery is getting the XD60s 5500-5524? I'm still not 100% sure if its 5500-5522 or there's more units past 5522. 
  • In exchange, Shepherd Parkway now has DE60LFAs 5431-5442 as of right now. I'm not sure if any other units moved there but I'm hearing Montgomery still has some DE60LFAs but not sure which numbers
  • Also, Montgomery are giving 5464-5467 to Bladensburg I think. 5460 is still with Montgomery as its on the 70 earlier today.
  • Shepherd Parkway gave up 5485-5492 and those are now at Bladensburg.
  • Four Mile Run now has D40LFRs 6140-6145. Not sure why but I think its just a reserve fleet. A bunch of the D40LFRs aren't out right now

A lot of other changes happen which are listed down below. All buses are still not plotted so this is just on base assumption:

  • 7087-7095, 7180-7202 from West Ox to Andrews
  • 6541-6563 from Shepherd Parkway to Western
  • 6529-6540 to Western
  • 3059-3062, 6356-6377 from Cinder Bed to Shepherd Parkway
  • 3766-3770, 6580-6609 from West Ox to Shepherd Parkway
  • 3069, 3070 from Western to Shepherd Parkway
  • 6492-6518, 7075 from Western to Andrews
  • 7076-7086 from Bladensburg to Andrews
  • 7061-7069 from Montgomery to Landover
  • 7070-7074 from Western to Landover
  • 7232-7235 from Andrews to Montgomery

In addition, Andrews garage gains the 96 full time and has a few X9 trips now. Shepherd Parkway is doing the V7 and Southern Avenue is doing the X3 school trip.

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7 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Here is another summary I got for today. Major changes:

  • Montgomery is getting the XD60s 5500-5524? I'm still not 100% sure if its 5500-5522 or there's more units past 5522. 
  • In exchange, Shepherd Parkway now has DE60LFAs 5431-5442 as of right now. I'm not sure if any other units moved there but I'm hearing Montgomery still has some DE60LFAs but not sure which numbers
  • Also, Montgomery are giving 5464-5467 to Bladensburg I think. 5460 is still with Montgomery as its on the 70 earlier today.
  • Shepherd Parkway gave up 5485-5492 and those are now at Bladensburg.
  • Four Mile Run now has D40LFRs 6140-6145. Not sure why but I think its just a reserve fleet. A bunch of the D40LFRs aren't out right now

A lot of other changes happen which are listed down below. All buses are still not plotted so this is just on base assumption:

  • 7087-7095, 7180-7202 from West Ox to Andrews
  • 6541-6563 from Shepherd Parkway to Western
  • 6529-6540 to Western
  • 3059-3062, 6356-6377 from Cinder Bed to Shepherd Parkway
  • 3766-3770, 6580-6609 from West Ox to Shepherd Parkway
  • 3069, 3070 from Western to Shepherd Parkway
  • 6492-6518, 7075 from Western to Andrews
  • 7076-7086 from Bladensburg to Andrews
  • 7061-7069 from Montgomery to Landover
  • 7070-7074 from Western to Landover
  • 7232-7235 from Andrews to Montgomery

In addition, Andrews garage gains the 96 full time and has a few X9 trips now. Shepherd Parkway is doing the V7 and Southern Avenue is doing the X3 school trip.

Wow, quite the shift in bus assignments. There should be more XD60s, the 2 batches combined is 43 buses. Last XD60 should be #5542.

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5 hours ago, Chris.A said:

Wow, quite the shift in bus assignments. There should be more XD60s, the 2 batches combined is 43 buses. Last XD60 should be #5542.

I think its going to be 32+10 for the XD60 order. 32 buses one year and 10 the next. Originally everyone thought it was 10 in 2020 and 32 in 2021 but it fooled everyone. I don't know tbh all I know is the highest unit that I know of is 5524 at Montgomery right now. Idk if theres anything higher yet.

 

Update: it seems we are getting up to 5541 per the CPTDB wiki. VINs are 5FYD8YU12MC074651 and up thanks to Stalwart23. 

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35 minutes ago, DCTransitFilms said:

I think its going to be 32+10 for the XD60 order. 32 buses one year and 10 the next. Originally everyone thought it was 10 in 2020 and 32 in 2021 but it fooled everyone. I don't know tbh all I know is the highest unit that I know of is 5524 at Montgomery right now. Idk if theres anything higher yet.

 

Update: it seems we are getting up to 5541 per the CPTDB wiki. VINs are 5FYD8YU12MC074651 and up thanks to Stalwart23. 

I thought it was 11+32? What the heck?

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1 hour ago, Chris.A said:

I thought it was 11+32? What the heck?

I think its the 10 2020 Models and 32 2021 models. I think WMATA combined both orders for one huge order instead. No one was expecting this huge order as well tbh. I believe 5500-5509 are 2020 Models and 5510-5541 are 2021 models. I think its up to 5541 right now but I might be mistaken if we have anymore. 

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3 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

I think its the 10 2020 Models and 32 2021 models. I think WMATA combined both orders for one huge order instead. No one was expecting this huge order as well tbh. I believe 5500-5509 are 2020 Models and 5510-5541 are 2021 models. I think its up to 5541 right now but I might be mistaken if we have anymore. 

So what depots can actual maintain artics right now? I know that Southern Ave and Western can't, but who else are not ready for Artic buses?

 

 

Yeah, it's the usual wait and see game. If I'm able to, I'm going to go fanning in D.C. this weekend. 

I think it is also safe to say that ALL Orion VII OG CNGs (including the 3000s) are finally retired. No one has reported seeing any in several weeks.

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1 hour ago, Chris.A said:

So what depots can actual maintain artics right now? I know that Southern Ave and Western can't, but who else are not ready for Artic buses?

 

 

Yeah, it's the usual wait and see game. If I'm able to, I'm going to go fanning in D.C. this weekend. 

I think it is also safe to say that ALL Orion VII OG CNGs (including the 3000s) are finally retired. No one has reported seeing any in several weeks.

Tics can only be housed at Northern, Shepherd Parkway, Montgomery, Bladensburg, and Andrews. I believe Cinder Bed too but I'm not sure.  The Orion VII CNGs are still out as 3007 was out yesterday

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