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Hopefully they start service soon because 7 out of 11 will be operating for BC Transit and 6 out of 10 will be in revenue service.

I'm sorry but your post made zero sense to me... :/

6 out of 11 are in service now: 9751-9753, 9755 and 9759 in revenue service and 9757 as the TFB. With 9754, 9758 and 9760 getting ready for service it only leaves 9750, 9756 and 9761 unaccounted for. According to the unit numbers there should be 12, unless either 9750 or 9761 doesn't exist.

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According to the unit numbers there should be 12, unless either 9750 or 9761 doesn't exist.

9750 does not show up the wiki page about the buses but it is shows up on the fleet page for Victoria, so I do not know about the 9750.

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9750 does not show up the wiki page about the buses but it is shows up on the fleet page for Victoria, so I do not know about the 9750.

"I read it on the Wiki, it must be true..."

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Rode 9755 on a 28 this evening. She whistled and the transmission shift points certainly made it feel different from a BCT D40LF, but aside from that it was really no different than what we're accustomed to. The touch bars were in operation, the rear door was not strictly driver controlled...

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It was my understanding that while the touch bars remain, they were not actually operational; as heard from my inquiries to my colleagues, the safety/training dept and fleet engineering. However as you know these things go through so many departments and people. Judging by what you are saying, there must have been a misunderstanding along the way. I should have waited until I had the chance to operate one post-modifications before I opened my big mouth (still haven't got one since last sheet).

Regarding differences, you can't forget the retro wood paneling!

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It was my understanding that while the touch bars remain, they were not actually operational; as heard from my inquiries to my colleagues, the safety/training dept and fleet engineering. However as you know these things go through so many departments and people. Judging by what you are saying, there must have been a misunderstanding along the way. I should have waited until I had the chance to operate one post-modifications before I opened my big mouth (still haven't got one since last sheet).

Regarding differences, you can't forget the retro wood paneling!

About the mistake- personally, I believe you shouldn't have kept quiet because you had a better idea than others on the board with your contacts in bc transit

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9758 (?); just rode on the 31. Seemed to be driver controlled rear door. Now at Noodle Box. Life is good

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9758 (?); just rode on the 31. Seemed to be driver controlled rear door. Now at Noodle Box. Life is good

Sweet! Another one is on the road :P

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Had a look at 9752 and 9753 today. On those 2 the rear doors opening/closing are now both driver controlled with touch bars not in operation, although the note on the window remains to 'push bar to open doors.' Unfortunately this was at the depot so I wasn't able to cap it off with Noodle Box :(

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Did you guys get any VIN's yet from the ones recently activated so we can determine old numbers?

Yes, except 9759

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Well There are only theses EX. D40LF units still unknown from CMBC

7104,7129,7138,7228,7235

All those were sold, except for 7235. In fact, 7104 has already been repainted.

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To be fair, I could have easily been mistaken about the doors. But that's what I remembered having seen, on that particular bus that I rode. But as was mentioned above, with the various departments involved with these things, information can easily be distorted. Besides, half the fun of a forum like this is the [partially substantiated] rumours. (Not to be confused with unsubstatiated, undisclaimered speculation...)

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9754 on road as of a few days ago.

9760 arrived at VTC around a week and a half ago - haven't seen it in service yet.

9750 at LTC, as far as I can tell it's not yet in service.

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9754 on road as of a few days ago.

9760 arrived at VTC around a week and a half ago - haven't seen it in service yet.

9750 at LTC, as far as I can tell it's not yet in service.

On Friday I noticed 9750 was in the south-side of the bodyshop next to 8092, which had a "Caution - Do Not Enter" tape plastered in front of it and a missing passenger-side windshield.

9750 had no license plate (at least on the rear) at that time.

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9758 is at Prevost in Richmond

Was wondering what was up with that unit... someone reported it in service but I haven't seen it - not in the yard, on the road or at Wilson's.

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With...

9750

9751 ex-7108

9752 ex-7161

9753 ex-7183

9754 ex-7228

9755 ex-7240

9756 ex-7129

9757 ex-7133

9758 ex-7138

9759

and

9760 ex-7230

Is that all we know or...

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