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Nope, I doubt it will every be used in revenue service again.

so it`s going to be used for this little public relations stuff and then stored? Seems like such a waste!!! It's cool though I'll admit, black rims, and red seating for like 15 people lol

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Nope, I doubt it will every be used in revenue service again.

I'm calling it the party bus :D.

It probably would not take that much to put it back into revenue service. Rearrange some seats, take out the tables, TV, put stripes back on it and reinstall destination sign.

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so it`s going to be used for this little public relations stuff and then stored? Seems like such a waste!!! It's cool though I'll admit, black rims, and red seating for like 15 people lol

Since it's a 1996 bus, give or take it won't be convert back.

It's not the only PR bus for this system, a couple of BC system have this too.

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It probably would not take that much to put it back into revenue service. Rearrange some seats, take out the tables, TV, put stripes back on it and reinstall destination sign.

Honestly, I doubt they will put the Vultron sign back in. It will probably carry the LED sign to the end of it's life just like bus 7602.

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Honestly, I doubt they will put the Vultron sign back in. It will probably carry the LED sign to the end of it's life just like bus 7602.

Ah I didn't look carefully enough to notice it had LED signs installed. It is missing the sign in the back though, that's what I was refering to by reinstall. So I guess it would be install, if they even bother.

And note to the General, this is a 1999, not a 1996.But you probably knew that deep inside your head :-)

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The AC on the top of the bus makes it look odd...

The A/C looks like a simple retrofit, I wonder how effective it is?

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The A/C looks like a simple retrofit, I wonder how effective it is?

Probably not effective enough for regular passenger service. But for what it will be doing, probably will do the job. Front A/C unit was installed right where the front roof hatch used to be.

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Probably not effective enough for regular passenger service. But for what it will be doing, probably will do the job. Front A/C unit was installed right where the front roof hatch used to be.

That you see it's for mobile office HVAC.

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They ought to have just retrofitted A/C onto the bus; why settle for a small little unit when for I'm sure less than double the cost you could get something that both the Operators and Passengers would enjoy.

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They ought to have just retrofitted A/C onto the bus; why settle for a small little unit when for I'm sure less than double the cost you could get something that both the Operators and Passengers would enjoy.

Now you should know the answer to that Andrew! SInce when has CT done something like that, that benefits the operators!

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The seats remind me of the ones that were in the TTC H2 and H4 trains.

Probably not effective enough for regular passenger service. But for what it will be doing, probably will do the job. Front A/C unit was installed right where the front roof hatch used to be.

Out of curiosity, since the bus will be carrying passengers would the removal of one roof hatch/emergency exit break any laws?

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Out of curiosity, since the bus will be carrying passengers would the removal of one roof hatch/emergency exit break any laws?

I doubt it especially since many buses only have one hatch anyways. As well, this bus is not part of the revenue bus fleet anymore.

The seats remind me of the ones that were in the TTC H2 and H4 trains.

A bit yes. They also remind me of early GM TDH-5301's and TDH-5303's from Edmonton Transit. Can't find a photo of one at the moment though.

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http://www.tc.gc.ca/...-sch-iv-217.htm - National Safety Code reference; see section 3 and 4 for general rules regarding emergency exits and section 7 for the requirement of a roof emergency exit.

The front emergency exit is covered by section 3 but its rather ambiguous, as its focus is on having adequate emergency exits on board the bus as a whole. I'm not sure how it would fit into the mix; it would depend on how the New Flyer D40LFs fare for emergency exits vs. square meters of space.

The roof emergency exit is needed; no way of getting around it.

From reading through the National Safety Code requirements, this bus seems within the requirements.

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They ought to have just retrofitted A/C onto the bus; why settle for a small little unit when for I'm sure less than double the cost you could get something that both the Operators and Passengers would enjoy.

Those are individual units that powers for each section, not suited for vehicle when moving. Having a retrofit using the transit version would have cost too much and you have to run the bus idling all day.

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Would the power draw of the A/C units be a major drawback to using it? I know that on many Calgary Transit D40LFs I've had experience with, when you shut the bus down and leave the lights on you can have a difficult time getting enough power from the battery to start the bus.

Would they not have to run the bus anyway to compensate for the power draw of the A/C unit?

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