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First of the new buses has arrived  in Chatham and in service(#002) Officially being called RideCK instead of CK transit. Just happen to drive by the depot and seen it. Jumped out in time to get a picture. 

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3 hours ago, PHATMATT51 said:

First of the new buses has arrived  in Chatham and in service(#002) Officially being called RideCK instead of CK transit. Just happen to drive by the depot and seen it. Jumped out in time to get a picture. 

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Thanks for the heads up! Is this still being run by the same company?

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Yes DeNure Transportation(Blenheim Bus Lines) who ran the city transit  won a 5 year contract for the urban,inter-urban and specialized transit starting July 1. City owns the vehicles and is leasing them to the company.(2 Enviro 200,13  Chevy Arboc and 2 Ram Promaster CS-2) They have to maintain them. Service stays the same as before with the night time on demand service going as well. 

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9 hours ago, PHATMATT51 said:

First of the new buses has arrived  in Chatham and in service(#002) Officially being called RideCK instead of CK transit. Just happen to drive by the depot and seen it. Jumped out in time to get a picture. 

Surprised they're using the new buses already. Would have expected that they would keep the new equipment until the new contractor starts, rather than put it into service under the old contractor, then have to move it, change legals and what not on July 1st.

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They company that’s going to take the contract over is the company that is doing the city transit now. 
currently 

city transit-DeNure Transportation 

urban and wallaceburg paratransit are done by Citilinx

Chatham paratransit is done by Voyago 

As of July 1 is all under DeNure. 
so they are able to get the new city buses now which they need considering how much the others breakdown 

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RideCK 001 and 002 were out today. 
 

001 on Route 3 @ transit terminal

002 on Route 1 @ food basics 

 

before I took the picture of 002 at the last stop the driver seam to have issues with the door. The driver got out and was opening it and closing it a few times before she drive away. 

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Must be parading the old buses out one last time. None of the new buses were out today(at 10 am anyway). Still can’t wait to see the Enviros out. Talked to one of the drivers about the new  cutaways(001-002) and they said same shit just doesn’t rattle as much and smell better. 

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So Friday is the official change over from CK Transit to Ride CK. Changes include all new buses for urban, innter urban and para transit, bus signs, new website and more.  InTouch Connection(Blenheim Bus) will operate all 3 division which will definitely help connections between the urban and inter urban. With the previous set up buses left on the times they are suppose to even if the city buses were late and people missed connections. And the Enviros won’t be here till the fall ;(  More info on the link 

 

https://chathamdailynews.ca/news/local-news/cktransit-will-rebrand-to-ride-ck-launch-new-vehicles

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006 on route 3 today and 013 doing paratransit. 012 was on paratransit too but didn’t see it.  The only difference between all the buses exterior is the front and side sign. If people don’t pay attention they think the regular city bus just passed them and didn’t pick them up and are getting upset and calling in to complain. Wonder if they might change the colour scheme or something to distinguish it more. 

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1 hour ago, PHATMATT51 said:

Couple more out today 

010 on route 5

012 is set up as an accessible bus(was on break) 

and an un numbered former CK Transit bus on Route 2

Had no numbers anywhere and a different license plate when looking at previous photos of CK Transit buses. Driver said he thinks the bus will be numbered 014 bus not 100% for sure. 
 

so 001-010 are city/urban  buses

011-013 are accessible buses(set up for multiple wheelchairs)

and assuming   014-015(ex-Ck transit buses)

 

 

 

 

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The one in the photo would be C-150. I guess they are just using it as a spare for now. Could be kept until the Enviro200's show up.

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On 7/7/2021 at 11:08 PM, G.A said:

The one in the photo would be C-150. I guess they are just using it as a spare for now. Could be kept until the Enviro200's show up.

The one driver I talked to said they kept 2 but didn’t know which 2 

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011 on route 4 this morning. Driver said it with it being the summer the accessible rides are slower(along with coving 19 only necessary ride only)  all the seats are in and getting some miles on it. 
 

now just have to chase down the 2 Ram Promasters. Might have to make a trip to wallaceburg 

this morning 

1-008

2-010

3-001

4-011

5-009

covering breaks -005

A-004

C-002

D-004

dont worry I won’t be doing a daily report on which bus is on what route lol  

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So, just to confirm the new RideCK fleet based on the previous posts...

  • 001-010 are Arbocs (conventional)
  • 011-013 are Arbocs (paratransit, although 011 is "temporarily" acting in Conventional service?)
  • 2 units, unknown #s are ProMasters
  • 2 units, unknown #s are Enviro200s for future delivery?
  • Approximately 2 Arbocs (one of which is former used unit C-150) are temporarily staying around from the previous contract

Does that sound about right? Also, any VINs/license plates would be very useful.

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On 7/12/2021 at 5:09 PM, Articulated said:

So, just to confirm the new RideCK fleet based on the previous posts...

  • 001-010 are Arbocs (conventional)
  • 011-013 are Arbocs (paratransit, although 011 is "temporarily" acting in Conventional service?)
  • 2 units, unknown #s are ProMasters
  • 2 units, unknown #s are Enviro200s for future delivery?
  • Approximately 2 Arbocs (one of which is former used unit C-150) are temporarily staying around from the previous contract

Does that sound about right? Also, any VINs/license plates would be very useful.

Correct. With it being summer and the paratransit slow they have the seats in  011 and getting some mileage to make sure all the bugs get worked out. 
 

ive been having issues with some drivers just to take the pictures let alone get any vin numbers. They say it’s a privacy thing  

im heading to wallaceburg either the end of this week or beginning of next week to get a pic of a  Promasters(which ever one is working) waiting to see if one of the Promasters would be working in Chatham but haven’t seen one yet. 

the enviros won’t be here till September at the earliest. 
 

the older arbocs they owned and kept 2. Only seen one out so far. C-150 but with no fleet numbers on it 

 

from my photos here are some of the plate #. Only ones I could actually see. 
 

001 825 0BK

002 436 3BK

003 704 6BL updated 7/14

004 704 7BL updated 7/14

005 704 8BL updated 7/14

006 704 9BL updated 7/14

007 705 0BL

008 705 3BL

009 705 4BL

010 705 5BL

011 705 6BL

012 705 7BL

013 705 8BL

Xckt 705 1BL

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3 hours ago, PHATMATT51 said:

Correct. With it being summer and the paratransit slow they have the seats in  011 and getting some mileage to make sure all the bugs get worked out. 
 

ive been having issues with some drivers just to take the pictures let alone get any vin numbers. They say it’s a privacy thing  

im heading to wallaceburg either the end of this week or beginning of next week to get a pic of a  Promasters(which ever one is working) waiting to see if one of the Promasters would be working in Chatham but haven’t seen one yet. 

the enviros won’t be here till September at the earliest. 
 

the older arbocs they owned and kept 2. Only seen one out so far. C-150 but with no fleet numbers on it 

 

from my photos here are some of the plate #. Only ones I could actually see. 
 

001 825 0BK

002 436 3BK

003 

004

005

006

007 705 0BL

008 705 3BL

009 705 4BL

010 705 5BL

011 705 6BL

012 705 7BL

013 705 8BL

Xckt 705 1BL

Thank you for the info! Much appreciated.

Definitely understand the photography thing, it's a common problem in many places... if drivers are giving you a hassle, definitely don't worry about the VINs. I'm sure they will be discovered by someone at some point.

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So seen one of the Ram Promasters going through Chatham(it was heading out of town back to Blenheim and I was heading the other way and couldn’t get a picture). It was numbered 014. Stopped by the depot and talked to the driver I talked to before. He says the Promasters are numbered 014-015. The two Enviro200 will be numbered 016-017. And the two Arboc kept from the CK transit are 018-019. 
 

I’ve seen every bus except for the 015,016,017 so far it’s accurate. Just have to see next month. 

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35 minutes ago, PHATMATT51 said:

First Enviro is in the yard. Won’t be out till September need driver training first.

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Guess I'm going in September! Thank you for the heads up! 

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Drove by the yard this morning. Enviros are sitting in the back(one in the line with the school buses and one at the very back with the old city buses they kept) still not lettered. Asked the mechanic working on a school bus out front  when they will be in service and he said not for another few weeks. 

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