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On 4/17/2020 at 8:37 PM, FlyingPig said:

Along with the fact that a standard bus can only hold 15 passengers total.

I would think that it is in order to comply with Physical Distancing regulations like you mentioned, and also to hold more passengers. As well, because it is longer, it is easier to stay 6 feet away from others in an artic. 

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1 hour ago, rickie22 said:

About 8:40-8:45 this morning, I was on my bike and saw a B81?? signed as 99 "TO GRANVILLE / B-LINE". Rare short-turn, if the destination sign is correct. 

Probably a shuttle for help with crowding. The 49's have been having shuttles between Metrotown stn and Cambie st.  

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On 4/23/2020 at 10:42 PM, Translink69 said:

Didn’t catch the fleet #, but there was an artic on the 531 this evening.

That is a weird sighting. I can't picture an artic running through Brookswood... or especially rural South Surrey. 

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2 hours ago, Express691 said:

There seems to be recurring sightings of artics:

Signed on or swapped in mid-run: 321, 430, 640 (Weekday PM only), 160, 701

Unlisted: 28, 210 (AM only), 531, 319

These are from what's been spotted so far this service change

Wish this would become a permanent thing once things slowly get back to normal. 

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17 hours ago, VancouverTrolleybus said:

Saw “19 To Broadway” on Kingsway this afternoon.

 

I've been seeing these diesel buses running on the 19 (I have a good view of Kingsway from my work-from-home station), but when I look them up on the Radar app or T-comm, I don't see them listed. 

I rode one of these 19 "To Broadway" buses a few weeks ago. I expected the driver to turn left onto 10th, but he continued to Broadway, where he announced the bus will continue to Main Street Station. Is this still happening with these "to Broadway" buses?

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37 minutes ago, rickie22 said:

I've been seeing these diesel buses running on the 19 (I have a good view of Kingsway from my work-from-home station), but when I look them up on the Radar app or T-comm, I don't see them listed. 

I rode one of these 19 "To Broadway" buses a few weeks ago. I expected the driver to turn left onto 10th, but he continued to Broadway, where he announced the bus will continue to Main Street Station. Is this still happening with these "to Broadway" buses?

It would depend on the run/driver, those Nova 19's would be gap buses dealing with pass ups.  So, if one got to Broadway still full and the people want to go to the Skytrain it would make more sense to take people down the hill rather than dump them at Broadway and overload the next regular 19.  If, however , all the passengers got off to get a 99, then it would make sense for the bus to go out of service at Broadway.

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