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6 hours ago, Kristopher said:

Does anyone know what Coach Canada's newest buses are? I noticed they haven't got many new school buses lately either. I think the newest I've seen is a 2015 C2

As mentioned a few posts above yours, Coach Canada has both 2016 Prevost H3-45 (in Safeway livery) and 2016 MCI J4500 (in Coach Canada livery).

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4 hours ago, Transit 20 said:

good afternoon 85003 has been painted red it was at charles street terminal today doing the hamilton local.

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3 hours ago, leylandvictory2 said:

it is an ex-safeway tour.  hence the background livery is red.

A number of Coach Canada buses have been wrapped (not painted) for the World Cup of Hockey.

85003 did not originally have a red background - that Safeway livery only began with the 88xxx series. And if you take a closer look at the photo, you can very clearly see white in the gaps between body panels that the wrap doesn't cover.

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Saw a Coach Canada J4500 off loading at Ottawa Station mid day on Friday 21st of October , its destination sign read OTTAWA , then saw the same coach deadheading back to Toronto empty when I was driving down to Toronto that evening.

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6 hours ago, Prevost said:

Coach Canada short on buses?? Wow!

Talked to one of there drivers today , he said they are forced to contract out many of the their charters to other companies right now because they are extremely short

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Spoke with a friend at Coach Canada, its the 85xxx series up for sale. They said that series actually drives like new, well maintained! So far, Belca Tours & Coach has at least bought 1 unit, not sure which unit was bought or how many was bought. I assume Belca is buying these unit(s) for the Angel Tours Casino Rama Contract.

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Coach Canada has some new acquisitions.

Found 67807 today, it's a new-style J4500. To me it seems like it was transferred up from a Coach USA property.

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38 minutes ago, Articulated said:

Coach Canada has some new acquisitions.

Found 67807 today, it's a new-style J4500. To me it seems like it was transferred up from a Coach USA property.

 

That's not new, that's from last year, it was renumbered for Safeway Tours. Coach Canada did not buy any new buses for Safeway. It's rumored to be the beginning of the end relationship for Safeway Tours and Coach Canada.

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58 minutes ago, NeOn Bus Rider said:

That's not new, that's from last year, it was renumbered for Safeway Tours. Coach Canada did not buy any new buses for Safeway. It's rumored to be the beginning of the end relationship for Safeway Tours and Coach Canada.

Oh that's one of the former 94000s then? Weird. Thought they would have put it in a Safeway livery instead of just taking off some of the livery stripes and renumbering it.

If the (new) fleet number is the last 5 digits of the VIN (which is Coach USA's numbering scheme), it would be a 2016 unit, matching the 94000s.

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On 4/13/2018 at 7:24 PM, Articulated said:

Oh that's one of the former 94000s then? Weird. Thought they would have put it in a Safeway livery instead of just taking off some of the livery stripes and renumbering it.

If the (new) fleet number is the last 5 digits of the VIN (which is Coach USA's numbering scheme), it would be a 2016 unit, matching the 94000s.

Yes.

Not Weird, Unit #s for Safeway can't have "4" in them. lol

Yes, they have been stripped since Safeway has already put in their order for Graphics with Turbo Images but Coach Canada has taken their own resources (assuming with Team Coach Imaging) to have them renumbered. It will take Turbo Images sometime to produce the Graphics since they have to do it for all contractors. Not to mention installation which is done by a small team from the Mississauga location.

You just answered the first question with that last sentence. lol

On 4/13/2018 at 8:58 PM, leylandvictory2 said:

I though Safeway only wants H3-45

Coach Canada is buying nothing for them! They can take the Js or leave them! Safeway needs Coach Canada but Coach Canada does not want Safeway! Safeway needs Coach Canada for the Coach USA backbone for their US trips.

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