Transit 20

Grand River Transit

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18 minutes ago, Transit 20 said:

what im hearning from my contacts at strasburg garage the 22xx might live longer but also the 22xx are post to be for Training but back up if there short cough cough they beeeb short for awhile 

Yeah, I've had a few drivers tell me the 2200's are for training (they replaced the Orion VI's they had). And ive seen mainly 2203 and such with the big yellow caution signs on the back for training up in Waterloo. I just have to say that ive seen 20yr old Novas in Montreal, maybe...just maybe will see 20yr old LF's :)

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Not sure how true this is, but sounds logical. My source at GRT tells me the current shortage (explaining the the 22-hundreds going back in service) is due to some Nova and XD40 buses equipped with the new fareboxes being tied up until they get the bugs out of them. Apparently a handful have had them installed since the fall, and have been out of service all this time. But once they get the fareboxes working that should turn the LF40's back into training buses again.

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Do you know how long that will take to sort out said issues? I wouldn't mind heading up there to get some shots of the 2200s. How many are active?

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hey chris there is only 3 22xx left there not out everyday.

2204

2205

2206.

the issue with the fare box there bigger then the ones there using now.

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8 minutes ago, Transit 20 said:

hey chris there is only 3 22xx left there not out everyday.

2204

2205

2206.

the issue with the fare box there bigger then the ones there using now.

So....the new fareboxes dont work?

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they work i guess but also i heard not alot of drivers have been trained yet so there not putting them on the road till everybody has been trained

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18 hours ago, Transit 20 said:

they work i guess but also i heard not alot of drivers have been trained yet so there not putting them on the road till everybody has been trained

Ball park figure? Say April?

19 hours ago, Transit 20 said:

the issue with the fare box there bigger then the ones there using now.

They have to work out how they're going to fit a farebox in such a small space as well. Not just training. They may have to move the INIT screen to make room.

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if i have to take a guess i say march maybe sooner i know there is a 23xx with a new fare not sure which one.

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2017 Expansion has been approved here is a list of what will happen from  April to September.

April 24.Route 110 30 Minute Service during peak hour spring-summer

September 4.increase service for the 110 from 30 minutes to 15 minutes for peak hour.

September 4.Routes 9-13 to service the new UW transit plaza.

June 26.Route 27 to resume midday service-30 minute.

September 4 Route 10.increase service from 30 minutes to 15 minutes during peak hour.

increase midday service from 60 minutes to 30 minutes sunday and holiday.

increase morning and evening service from 60 minutes to 30 minutes.

September 4.57 Blair 30 minute midday service.

September 4.Routes 201-202 increase service from 15 minutes to 10 minutes peak hour.

April 1 Route 77 continues service as part of gets regular Route network.

Route 205 will start early 2018.

 

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