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I seen this exact bus sitting at horseshoe bay for the longest time. I was wondering where it went because i never went to whistler for a long time. But i plan to go in january or February to explore 

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On 12/28/2018 at 11:17 PM, Thomasw said:

This doesn't have much to do with Translink but I was at Cypress Mountain earlier this evening and I spotted what looked to be a New Flyer D30LF doing what seemed to be a parking shuttle. The pictures aren't great as I was in a moving vehicle but if anyone know anything about it I would love to know more about it. 

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Bowen Island Transit service. They are responsible for running this service, which CCL previously ran with an ex-CMBC D40HF. For this service, Bowen Island alternates between this bus and a larger Blue Bird depending on ridership. The Orion is exclusively for Horseshoe Bay runs but this little thing is currently doing that because Orion is broken.

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18459 just hauled a bunch of people wearing safety vests into Metrotown Station. Saw a lot of training shuttles running around Burnaby today so I'm not sure if it has anything to do with that.

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8 minutes ago, Community Shuttle said:

18459 just hauled a bunch of people wearing safety vests into Metrotown Station. Saw a lot of training shuttles running around Burnaby today so I'm not sure if it has anything to do with that.

Sounds to me like route training for the 49/430

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53 minutes ago, SkyTrain said:

8068 is currently doing a PM rush 430.

It's not the first time this has occurred, most recently performed with 8003

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14 minutes ago, ThomasW97 said:

It's not the first time this has occurred, most recently performed with 8003

That was the night 3293 ran its last trip. 8003 was the nearest changeover since the BO occurred near metrotown. 

 

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19 minutes ago, Urban_Monkey Transit said:

Note that there is also a C40LF in there.

This is old, but on 12/30/16, I saw B9652 on the 95 B-Line.

 

The 40' buses were on the 95 because the artics couldn't make it up the mountain. In fact, as per CPTDB Wiki, 9790 operated the last 135 SFU on December 19, 2016.

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32 minutes ago, Thomasw said:

R9566 is doing an all say run on the 49

Not exactly a rare sighting since VTC novas has appeared on there when it was out of VTC

This particular unit may have appeared on there while it was still at vtc also

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29 minutes ago, ThomasW97 said:

Not exactly a rare sighting since VTC novas has appeared on there when it was out of VTC

This particular unit may have appeared on there while it was still at vtc also

It is a rare sighting because the 49 is a artic route except for one block which is served by HTC

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7 hours ago, Thomasw said:

It is a rare sighting because the 49 is a artic route except for one block which is served by HTC

I've seen the occasional RTC 40' bus running 49 either when ridership is extremely low or, the most likely scenario, a 40' that just finished a 480 to UBC needs to get to Metrotown to do a 430 to Richmond

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8 hours ago, Thomasw said:

It is a rare sighting because the 49 is a artic route except for one block which is served by HTC

Novas on the 49 were normal back then.  It was considered rare when a Nova was out on the 49 on a weekday.

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On ‎2‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 10:42 PM, SkyTrain said:

18463 is on a 401/407/408 block tonight. It appears it is a replacement unit for a BO earlier this evening.

I was wondering why an RTC-exclusive express bus was laying over on Park.

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2 hours ago, 8010 said:

18453 is doing 3 trips on the 480 this morning, not as exciting as an Orion, but it's still something.

18460 is also doing an all-day 480 today

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Spotted 18318 on a 20 this morning and I spotted R8043 parked southbound with an operator inside on Victoria and 44th

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Spotted a Treo sticker on the front windshield of 8006

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Is this from when the Port Mann bridge was a toll bridge and do all buses have this?

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53 minutes ago, Thomasw said:

Spotted a Treo sticker on the front windshield of 8006

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Is this from when the Port Mann bridge was a toll bridge and do all buses have this?

Yes it is from when the bridges were tolled. 

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2 hours ago, Thomasw said:

Spotted a Treo sticker on the front windshield of 8006

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Is this from when the Port Mann bridge was a toll bridge and do all buses have this?

All STC buses were fitted with the Treo sticker when the bridge still had tolls. 

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