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21 hours ago, NeOn Bus Rider said:

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.

I'm afraid I don't quite get what you mean by Safeway needing Coach Canada for the Coach USA backbone for their US trips. Can't Safeway just use Attridge, GTA Crew, Great Canadian, or Pacific Western for their US trips?

Also, why did Coach Canada decide to suddenly stop buying new coaches for Safeway? I mean Safeway is a large tour operator and if they can pay the money to charter new coaches, then wouldn't Coach Canada want to do so?

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11 hours ago, Prevost said:

I'm afraid I don't quite get what you mean by Safeway needing Coach Canada for the Coach USA backbone for their US trips. Can't Safeway just use Attridge, GTA Crew, Great Canadian, or Pacific Western for their US trips?

Also, why did Coach Canada decide to suddenly stop buying new coaches for Safeway? I mean Safeway is a large tour operator and if they can pay the money to charter new coaches, then wouldn't Coach Canada want to do so?

In an event of a break down in the US, the Coach Canada driver can simply get a Coach USA owned bus and continue the trip. Whereas the other companies, a replacement bus has to come from their respective garage which may result Safeway running behind on their Tour because the wait for a replacement bus and the other companies to find someone else to do the trip while the replacement bus is on its way.

 

Fallsview Casino runs are double runs which the total mileage for the day is 650 - 700 km a day! 650 - 700 km x 365 days x 4 years = Ridiculous maintenance costs and frequent Schedule 4 inspections. Not to mention a driver does experience fatigue which is why Coach Canada introduced their modified HOS. Safeway's Casino Service today is running at its worse with a lower tip for the driver compared to 5 years ago and majority of the driver's refuse to do Safeway Casino Service and even the US Tour start runs. Great Canadian Coaches is now experiencing this with their drivers and soon the other companies will be experiencing driver's issues with Safeway Tours. Coach Canada has made money with other Tour Clients, they don't need Safeway Tours anymore!

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18 hours ago, NeOn Bus Rider said:

Fallsview Casino runs are double runs which the total mileage for the day is 650 - 700 km a day! 650 - 700 km x 365 days x 4 years = Ridiculous maintenance costs and frequent Schedule 4 inspections. 

This. I find doing sched 4's annoying at times especially when short buses. It's amazing how fast a bus can do 7500 miles or 30 days fly by fast.

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On ‎4‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 4:02 AM, translink fan said:

This. I find doing sched 4's annoying at times especially when short buses. It's amazing how fast a bus can do 7500 miles or 30 days fly by fast.

it is cost of doing business.  

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1 hour ago, leylandvictory2 said:

Does anybody know why Coach Canada now switched to stainless steel rims?

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Most of their newer buses I see on the road look to be stainless or aluminum alcoa rims (especially anything that is on, or was on the safeway contract). Maybe they are just changing their fleet slowly to match as needed? Would be interested to know more about this my self.

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Coach Canada has started to unwrap some of the Safeway-branded coaches from 2015. Spotted 92005 last weekend in red with Coach Canada logos, and a small logo for CostSaver Tours.

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On 4/26/2018 at 10:17 PM, JCWhite said:

Most of their newer buses I see on the road look to be stainless or aluminum alcoa rims (especially anything that is on, or was on the safeway contract). Maybe they are just changing their fleet slowly to match as needed? Would be interested to know more about this my self.

That coach has some refurb work done to it

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13 hours ago, leylandvictory2 said:

It seems like Safeway extended the contract with Coach Canada.   A MCI J4500 has Safeway Lettering on it.  It has the standard Coach Canada Livery.

Safeway has no choice but to extend/renew

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On 4/18/2018 at 4:02 AM, translink fan said:

This. I find doing sched 4's annoying at times especially when short buses. It's amazing how fast a bus can do 7500 miles or 30 days fly by fast.

Chinese Tours are good for that lol

On 4/26/2018 at 10:34 PM, Articulated said:

Coach Canada has started to unwrap some of the Safeway-branded coaches from 2015. Spotted 92005 last weekend in red with Coach Canada logos, and a small logo for CostSaver Tours.

Just hearing this does not surprise me, seems to be the beginning of the end for Safeway...

18 hours ago, leylandvictory2 said:

It seems like Safeway extended the contract with Coach Canada.   A MCI J4500 has Safeway Lettering on it.  It has the standard Coach Canada Livery.

I would not call it an extension, it was more like "Take the Js, or get nothing!" lol

On 4/29/2018 at 12:27 AM, TheAverageJoe said:

That coach has some refurb work done to it

Probably, anything with a Megabus re-wrap was refurb'd

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