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On 6/10/2020 at 6:01 PM, ThomasW97 said:

7426 back into service

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On 6/16/2020 at 4:54 AM, ThomasW97 said:

7445 makes a comeback

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I assume this is an old passenger counter? Noticed it on 7409 today after it and 2 other D40LFs arrived at King Edward Stn at the same time.

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Also, 7409's transmission is sounding kinda rough.

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10 minutes ago, dover5949 said:

7419 Returns back to service on a 025

Wish I could ride that right about now. I've spotted it a few times at VTC so a ride would be cool

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Why are these coming back? Is it due to the 9 losing trolleys? They just got shifted to the 41, so why the need for more D40LF's?

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7 minutes ago, cleowin said:

Why are these coming back? Is it due to the 9 losing trolleys? They just got shifted to the 41, so why the need for more D40LF's?

I believe the 41 uses between 6 and 8 buses at any given time, while the 9 can apparently use well over 20 during peak hours. Because of this, there aren't enough diesels to cover the route, meaning that a few D40LFs need to be brought back from the dead in order to fill in the gaps.

Now, I'm not completely certain that this is the reason, but it's the best one I've heard so far.

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I believe it's not as simple as a swap. 

5 hours ago, Zortan said:

I believe the 41 uses between 6 and 8 buses at any given time, while the 9 can apparently use well over 20 during peak hours. Because of this, there aren't enough diesels to cover the route, meaning that a few D40LFs need to be brought back from the dead in order to fill in the gaps.

This highlights the expendability of diesel buses. Even when considering the frequency of the 41 before the R4 was implemented, some of those buses may have been used to expand services in other areas. (Thus confirming that the 9/41 fleet swap and the start of the R4 are connected events).

Another example is in April 2020 when the 319 expansion forced HTC to give up XN40 and take in HEVs from VTC.

Today is another great example which backs up the need for the D40LF. Due to trolley wire removal near Main, the 3 had to undergo diselization. 

Certain additional trolley routes will inevitably undergo temporary dieselization during construction, and CMBC needs to account for this by switching to diesel when needed.

I don't have the numbers to back this up, but with the global health crisis going on, I may also add that it may have been cheaper to reactivate old units instead of buying new (at least for the short term).

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On 7/12/2020 at 2:31 AM, Express691 said:

Certain additional trolley routes will inevitably undergo temporary dieselization during construction, and CMBC needs to account for this by switching to diesel when needed.

 

Have you got a source for this? Which routes do you think? I guess the 3 would be the most likely to be affected by construction of Mount Pleasant Station, while the 8 already cuts the corner using Kingsway.

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6 hours ago, KenrichYT said:

I think 7438 is done

It's not, don't assume. It's probably just BO.

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Bunch of D40LFs in the Ironwood area of Richmond around 1300 ish this afternoon.

Must be road test day for a class of wide-eyed newbies...

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