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1 hour ago, Chris.A said:

Apparently earlier this afternoon,  there was a brake issue on a Breda 3000 series train in Downtown today. Yellow and Green line trains were single tracking for most of the day after being canceled for several hours. If this keeps up, they are going to have to close the subway down like they did back in 2019.... 

Your best bet is to take Metrobus, DASH, Ride-On, Arlington Transit,  etc. Avoid the rails for now....

Rail is a s***show rn. Unsuck DC Metro is currently having a field day.

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Anyways, Alstom Pairs 6050-6051 has been reunited with each other and are currently at Greenbelt Yard. 6050 was damaged in a derailment back in 2013 which explains why 6051 was all by itself for many years as 6050 was sent to New York to be repaired. Those cars will likely return to service in a few months as testing will be needed for those cars to go back into operational status.

 

Anyways, here is a proposal for Fairfax Connector showing both new routes and possible improvements: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/sites/connector/files/assets/documents/pdf/routes/ccvt draft schedules/route 306.pdf

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2009 New Flyer DE42LFA hybrids #6355-6366, #6368, and #6370 to Cinder Bed Depot from Sheppard's Parkway Depot.

 

Also 2021-22 New Flyer XD40s #4601-09, #4612-14, #4616, and #4618 are all delivered to CET.

 

DASH also has 2021 New Flyer XE60 #902 in addition to #901.

2004 Orion 5.504 #87 is now retired.

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7 hours ago, Chris.A said:

2009 New Flyer DE42LFA hybrids #6355-6366, #6368, and #6370 to Cinder Bed Depot from Sheppard's Parkway Depot.

 

Also 2021-22 New Flyer XD40s #4601-09, #4612-14, #4616, and #4618 are all delivered to CET.

 

DASH also has 2021 New Flyer XE60 #902 in addition to #901.

2004 Orion 5.504 #87 is now retired.

Shep I heard also still has 6357 but idk tbh. Most the 2008 LFAs aren't even tracking atm for some odd reason. And 6388 is currently sitting at CET and hasn't been touched in over a month it seems.

Plus more XD40s are likely here now but idk numbers since my friend hasn't stopped by CET yet.

DASH Orion Vs are also likely retiring in November I heard. But idk yet.

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2 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Shep I heard also still has 6357 but idk tbh. Most the 2008 LFAs aren't even tracking atm for some odd reason. And 6388 is currently sitting at CET and hasn't been touched in over a month it seems.

Plus more XD40s are likely here now but idk numbers since my friend hasn't stopped by CET yet.

DASH Orion Vs are also likely retiring in November I heard. But idk yet.

Ever found #4599?

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3 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

no word yet.

According to the roster, it is in service out of Western depot. Pretty strange that no one has seen it yet. When I get time, I'm going to start looking for that unit. On a side note, had no idea that #4511 had an accident a few months ago. It's always the new buses smh.

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1 hour ago, DCTransitFilms said:

I heard a rumor that the follow up XE40 order was canceled in favor of more ZX5s. Is that true? I know that DASH bus had some trouble with the XE40s.

Also wonder if WMATA and DC Circulator will get some ZX5s...?

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11 hours ago, Chris.A said:

I heard a rumor that the follow up XE40 order was canceled in favor of more ZX5s. Is that true? I know that DASH bus had some trouble with the XE40s.

Also wonder if WMATA and DC Circulator will get some ZX5s...?

not sure on either those questions.

At least 20 7000 Series Railcars has their axles out of alignment after inspecting all railcars. Now Metro would need to submit a plan in order to get these cars safely back into service. These delays will likely last a few more weeks as well.

As of right now, the 2000 series are getting inspected to return to service while the 6000 series are slowly returning to service as they're needing to pass both inspections and has new parts for them. The situation is getting so bad is that they have to reopen part of the closed line leading to Shady Grove yard just to get a few legacies that are stuck there from the Rockville Canopy Project.

https://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2021/10/inspection-finds-axle-issues-on-metro-7000-series-trains/

https://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2021/10/metro-details-plans-to-return-older-rail-cars-to-service-as-derailment-investigation-continues/

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/frustrations-over-metro-delays-grow-as-wmata-pulls-older-model-trains-back-in-service/65-329d7e78-b3ac-4e22-b44e-884fb3823672

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On 10/27/2021 at 10:17 PM, Chris.A said:

I heard a rumor that the follow up XE40 order was canceled in favor of more ZX5s. Is that true? I know that DASH bus had some trouble with the XE40s.

Also wonder if WMATA and DC Circulator will get some ZX5s...?

WMATA will probably stay with New Flyers.   Waiting for DASH’s new xE60s to start running.  902 was in Richmond the other week doing a demo on their Pulse route.

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3 hours ago, Rob S said:

WMATA will probably stay with New Flyers.   Waiting for DASH’s new xE60s to start running.  902 was in Richmond the other week doing a demo on their Pulse route.

Well #902 is now at the DASH Facility along with #901. Do you know the story behind WMATA Metrobus 2021 New Flyer XD40 #4599?

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4 hours ago, Chris.A said:

Well #902 is now at the DASH Facility along with #901. Do you know the story behind WMATA Metrobus 2021 New Flyer XD40 #4599?

Idk if 903 or 904 are delivered or even built yet. Gotta ask the DASH crew on the Facebook groups.

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17 hours ago, Chris.A said:

Well #902 is now at the DASH Facility along with #901. Do you know the story behind WMATA Metrobus 2021 New Flyer XD40 #4599?

I don’t know where 4599 is.   The only thing I can think of is it’s at Altoona, at the factory still or maybe a demo bus somewhere.  When the 1999 Orions were delivered, one was sent to Ronoake for a demo bus before coming here.

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10 minutes ago, Rob S said:

I don’t know where 4599 is.   The only thing I can think of is it’s at Altoona, at the factory still or maybe a demo bus somewhere.  When the 1999 Orions were delivered, one was sent to Ronoake for a demo bus before coming here.

It could be a demo somewhere or at Altoona. I still don't got a VIN or any license plate for it yet. 

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Here is an interesting study on the Shirley Highway bus lanes in the 70s.   It’s a lot of reading but shows the old bus routes and some timetables in northern Virginia.  Some of the route numbers such as the 16s have changed since.  I have been meaning to post it.

https://ia601300.us.archive.org/11/items/evaluationofshir7572mcqu/evaluationofshir7572mcqu.pdf

Page 46 has an old timetable and page 50 has a good map. The 20s use to go from Fairfax City to DC before 66 was built inside the Beltway.You can the old 18 route that is now FFX 310.   Also, the routes along Route 1 are now connector routes.   

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3 hours ago, Rob S said:

Here is an interesting study on the Shirley Highway bus lanes in the 70s.   It’s a lot of reading but shows the old bus routes and some timetables in northern Virginia.  Some of the route numbers such as the 16s have changed since.  I have been meaning to post it.

https://ia601300.us.archive.org/11/items/evaluationofshir7572mcqu/evaluationofshir7572mcqu.pdf

Page 46 has an old timetable and page 50 has a good map. The 20s use to go from Fairfax City to DC before 66 was built inside the Beltway.You can the old 18 route that is now FFX 310.   Also, the routes along Route 1 are now connector routes.   

Interesting I'll check it out later.

WMATA has announced they will be adding 7 more trains beginning tomorrow. Silver Line trains will be re-extended to Largo again while Green Line trains will be improved to operate every 20 minutes now. The rest of the lines will operate every 15-20 mins (RD) and 30-40 minutes (BL/OR/SV, and YL)

https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Metrorail-service-beginning-Nov-1.cfm

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11 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

It could be a demo somewhere or at Altoona. I still don't got a VIN or any license plate for it yet. 

I tried to give it a go and see if there was anything. I took a look at the license plates for 4500-4599 to take a look at patterns.

4587        2021    5FYD8FV16MC075546    B 52310
4586        2021    5FYD8FV14MC075545    B 52311
4585        2021    5FYD8FV12MC075544    B 52312
4584        2021    5FYD8FV10MC075543    B 52313
4583        2021    5FYD8FV19MC075542    B 52314
4582        2021    5FYD8FV17MC075541    B 52315
4581        2021    5FYD8FV15MC075540    B 52316
4580        2021    5FYD8FV19MC075539    B 52317
4579        2021    5FYD8FV17MC075538    B 52318
4578        2021    5FYD8FV15MC075537    B 52319
4577        2021    5FYD8FV13MC075536    B 52320
4576        2021    5FYD8FV11MC075535    B 52321
4575        2021    5FYD8FV1XMC075534    B 52322
4588        2021    5FYD8FV18MC075547    B 52323
4589        2021    5FYD8FV1XMC075548    B 52326
4590        2021    5FYD8FV11MC075549    B 52327
4591        2021    5FYD8FV18MC075550    B 52328
4593        2021    5FYD8FV11MC075552    B 52329
4597        2021    5FYD8FV19MC075556    B 52330
4595        2021    5FYD8FV15MC075554    B 52331
4592        2021    5FYD8FV1XMC075551    B 52333
4596        2021    5FYD8FV17MC075555    B 52334
4598        2021    5FYD8FV10MC075557    B 52335

4504        2021    5FYD8FV1XMC075047    B 52352
4505        2021    5FYD8FV11MC075048    B 52353
4507        2021    5FYD8FV1XMC075050    B 52354
4508        2021    5FYD8FV11MC075051    B 52355
4510        2021    5FYD8FV15MC075053    B 52362
 

 

The 4590s have license plates are around the same range: B52327 through B52335. B52332 is missing.

Typing in B52332 gives me 5FYD8FV13MC075553. That's likely 4594, since MC075552 is 4593 and MC075554 is 4595. Most off the plates B52335, and B52324-B52325, are older buses with new plates. B52356-B52360 are 5537-5541.

B52361 just spits out a Ford van.

 

If 4599 was built directly after 4598, then it would most likely be 5FYD8FV12MC075558.

I receive no "historical records" on autocheck for MC075558, while if I plug in 5FYD8FV10MC075557 or other 4590s I get multiple records.

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11 hours ago, GojiMet86 said:

The 4590s have license plates are around the same range: B52327 through B52335. B52332 is missing.

Typing in B52332 gives me 5FYD8FV13MC075553. That's likely 4594, since MC075552 is 4593 and MC075554 is 4595. Most off the plates B52335, and B52324-B52325, are older buses with new plates. B52356-B52360 are 5537-5541.

B52361 just spits out a Ford van.

 

If 4599 was built directly after 4598, then it would most likely be 5FYD8FV12MC075558.

I receive no "historical records" on autocheck for MC075558, while if I plug in 5FYD8FV10MC075557 or other 4590s I get multiple records.

So its possible 4599 was never built or its included in the 4600s then? Its also possible it was involved in an accident while on the way here and it was sent back to New Flyer to be repaired? Its strange as WMATA made this year for 100 buses but we only got 99 total buses. What are the license plates for 5530 and 5532 then? We got the VINs but the license plates were wrong for them at first.

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7 minutes ago, DCTransitFilms said:

So its possible 4599 was never built or its included in the 4600s then? Its also possible it was involved in an accident while on the way here and it was sent back to New Flyer to be repaired? Its strange as WMATA made this year for 100 buses but we only got 99 total buses. What are the license plates for 5530 and 5532 then? We got the VINs but the license plates were wrong for them at first.

Or this could just be another case of the Mandela Effect.  Lol.  In all seriousness though, it might just still be at New Flyer for whatever reason.  Don't forget,  the 2022 XD40 order was supposed to be 100 originally before being axed to 75 units.

Any idea if the 2022 XN40s are being built yet?

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2 hours ago, Chris.A said:

Or this could just be another case of the Mandela Effect.  Lol.  In all seriousness though, it might just still be at New Flyer for whatever reason.  Don't forget,  the 2022 XD40 order was supposed to be 100 originally before being axed to 75 units.

Any idea if the 2022 XN40s are being built yet?

Those I haven't seen yet but we got like the first 27 2022 XD40s delivered already.

Seems Montgomery got a few D40LFR reserves again as 6118 is on the Q6 and 6119 is on the C8. Not sure if theres any other D40LFR movements.

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5 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Those I haven't seen yet but we got like the first 27 2022 XD40s delivered already.

Seems Montgomery got a few D40LFR reserves again as 6118 is on the Q6 and 6119 is on the C8. Not sure if theres any other D40LFR movements.

I notice that I don't really see those buses anymore. Are all the #6200s retired?

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