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9715 is inside the VTC bodyshop getting prepped for the season according to the TRAMS Facebook page. Could hit service later this week.

No word yet on a new reindeer shuttle to replace S300 (which was retired earlier this year).

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No word yet on a new reindeer shuttle to replace S300 (which was retired earlier this year).

Well I saw the post and commented. Another member said S317 would be the replacement.

I was suspecting it would be one of the 5 GMC Shuttles remaining in Poco.

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V9715 doing a #25 today. Just sighted EB at King Ed and St Catherines.

So does the nose blink with the turn signals / 4-way flashers, or was that just gremlins?

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Saw the Santa bus on the way home today. cc1edfebf2e9a2451688de027b9cd9b5.jpg obviously it's doing the 19.

- Bryan "Goggles"

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On 17/11/2016 at 4:11 PM, Blue Bus Fan said:

S380 is the reindeer Community Shuttle this year, saw it turning onto Grandview Highway from Rupert Street. 

With that being said, 9543 is the Christmas Bus this year, replacing the now-transferred 9715.

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2 hours ago, Express691 said:

With that being said, 9543 is the Christmas Bus this year, replacing the now-transferred 9715.

I'm still not putting on my Christmas gear till Dec 01 !!!

 

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On 11/19/2016 at 9:54 AM, Express691 said:

With that being said, 9543 is the Christmas Bus this year, replacing the now-transferred 9715.

9715 pulled up beside me on Willingdon this afternoon. The brackets for the antlers have been removed (I expect that was done during the refurb, because there was not even any trace of bolt holes), and it looked like the "Rudolph Nose Light" switch was also removed from the dash (I could see what looked like a hole where that switch used to be).

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V9543 in service this morning on the #41 - they've added a bunch of lights and stuff to the interior since last time I rode a reindeer bus!

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Unfortunately, according to the training supervisor, all the extra lights have fried the sign controller, so the rollsigns are stuck on "SORRY / NOT IN SERVICE".

Update: wiring issue resolved, rollsigns working normally again.

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5 hours ago, GORDOOM said:

Update: wiring issue resolved, rollsigns working normally again.

Thats not what I had this afternoon. It was blank.

9543 on run 86 on the 033 today. Going EB from UBC the driver thought he was a 25 so he made his way down Dunbar and did a U-turn on King Edward :P Everyone who got on at UBC got a free ride too

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