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9702 is back at VTC and has been running 2s for the last couple of days.  More buses from Whistler (9403, 9404, 9405, 9406, 9407, 9410, 9411, 9412, 9414) are being delivered, mostly to LTC. 

 

Does anybody know if the 8100s are coming back to Victoria?  

 

EDIT:  saw 9525 has been transferred to LTC from Kelowna.  

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26 minutes ago, T.Hickinaly said:

9702 is back at VTC and has been running 2s for the last couple of days.  More buses from Penticton (9403, 9404, 9405, 9406, 9407, 9410, 9411, 9412, 9414) are being delivered, mostly to LTC. 

 

Does anybody know if the 8100s are coming back to Victoria?  

The 94xx LFS buses you mentioned have returned from Whistler, not Penticton, where they were displaced by new XN40 buses. They were originally transferred from Victoria to Whistler in Winter 2014 to replace the H40LFR buses.

Any remaining units in the 81xx series are contingency units, so they may return to Victoria for storage in between assignments, but the chance of that is unlikely. They will probably be scrapped in the near future.

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3 hours ago, Articulated said:

The 94xx LFS buses you mentioned have returned from Whistler, not Penticton, where they were displaced by new XN40 buses. They were originally transferred from Victoria to Whistler in Winter 2014 to replace the H40LFR buses.

Any remaining units in the 81xx series are contingency units, so they may return to Victoria for storage in between assignments, but the chance of that is unlikely. They will probably be scrapped in the near future.

I was up in whistler today and 9415 still remains up there and has been brought back into service up there over the last few days. I also saw 9413 being driven by a mechanic a few weeks ago but i didnt see it at the yard or in service today so it may be back in victoria now too

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17 hours ago, Rd320 said:

I was up in whistler today and 9415 still remains up there and has been brought back into service up there over the last few days. I also saw 9413 being driven by a mechanic a few weeks ago but i didnt see it at the yard or in service today so it may be back in victoria now too

Just saw 9410 on the Rt 50 today, the drivers side of the bus said "Resort Municipality of Whistler". 

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Not sure if it has been mentioned, but 9510 has the driver's shield. I believe it's the only decker right now with it installed. 

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9 hours ago, RZ350 said:

Any reports on how the BYD bus is doing in Victoria?

Not in service yet. Last I saw earlier this week, it was sitting along the fence at VTC. 

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I've seen it out and about a lot. Wonder why no revenue service yet though?

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2 hours ago, Dane said:

I've seen it out and about a lot. Wonder why no revenue service yet though?

My guess is range issues. 250km is really not enough for a full service day. 

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BYD demonstrator bus was sitting at the University of Victoria today. Not in revenue service yet, no farebox. A VTC traner was driving it. 

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9517 showed up Monday morning, showing a festive Canada Flag on the rear sign, fresh out of the body shop! Just need to find 9516, 9518, 9519. 

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