Jump to content
MCW Metrobus

Victoria Regional Transit System

Recommended Posts

how about that 7130? is it still running in the fleet and where is it about right now?

I rode it about 2 months ago in Penticton. I got no idea where it is right now though (it's not in Penticton I know that).

Chris Cassidy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They're still coming, April 2013 from the sounds of it.

Chris Cassidy

what makes it so long for them to deliver the buses? holy.........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today it was pointed out to me by a friend that an Arboc was inside Victoria Transit Centre. So I swung by to take a look, and sure enough, there was '2334' at VTC!

IMG_1476.JPG

IMG_1477.JPG

I also noticed that '8110' was missing most of its' blue stripe, and it appeared suspiciously shiny... maybe it's going to be repainted?

IMG_1481.JPG

A Dennis Trident was also inside the bodyshop, I believe it was 9009 but I couldn't get a good-enough quality shot to clarify this. The only number visible was on the side of the bus at the rear, there was no number on the rear at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also noticed that '8110' was missing most of its' blue stripe, and it appeared suspiciously shiny... maybe it's going to be repainted?

IMG_1481.JPG

That's not the only thing that's missing - there are a few lights missing too, notably around the front wheel well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think so A. Aikman... 8110 is a 1998 New Flyer. BC Transit has yet to retire the 1992 flyers from Victoria. The 1991s for the most part have been moved to other systems. My guess is 8110 is going to be repainted.

Also, I spotted 9004 a few days ago at the East Wall of VTC, in a fresh paint job!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think so A. Aikman... 8110 is a 1998 New Flyer. BC Transit has yet to retire the 1992 flyers from Victoria. The 1991s for the most part have been moved to other systems. My guess is 8110 is going to be repainted.

Also, I spotted 9004 a few days ago at the East Wall of VTC, in a fresh paint job!

8110 is a 1996. If it was a 1998 it would have been refurbished already ;)

Here's a random thought, maybe being prepared for sale?

Chris Cassidy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

saw 8110 last week, and looked like it was getting "remedial" paint work , ie fixing the old paint job. The blue/white striping on the D40LFs is decal, so it would be reapplied after the red was touched up/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8110 now has been restriped and has taillight fixtures back in place. Seems the Victoria 1996 units will NOT get the new colours:(

Damnit... I was looking forward to seeing those repainted as well as the 9700's from the small communities which I don't think any have received the new colors either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8001 in at BMT today, having new destination signs installed. Guess she'll be on the road a while longer...

Did 8001 repainted?? What brand of new signs installed??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did 8001 repainted?? What brand of new signs installed??

No, in the old livery still. I didn't get the chance to ask about brand of sign, and the control panel wasn't visible when I was inside the shop. I was actually there to deliver bulk wiring to be used on the job. Once it's back on the road I"ll try and scope it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the other 1991s got recycled Balios signs, could this be the case fro 8001 too?

Damnit... I was looking forward to seeing those repainted as well as the 9700's from the small communities which I don't think any have received the new colors either.

Gray Line did a number of refurbs on D40LFs, and Wilson's thus far has had 8069, 9705, and 9711. Will try and spot if any of these get new paint.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...