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1 hour ago, ORION said:

Not sure where you heard this. Get your facts straight before attempting to look like you have the right answer. The plant was closed late last year for a short period due to the provincial shutdown in Quebec. Everything is back up and running now.

This was dated April 23rd. It should translate. Not sure how much of an impact it will have on everything. But this is what I read. 

https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2021/04/23/une-eclosion-de-covid-19-a-lusine-nova-bus-de-saint-eustache

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23 hours ago, ORION said:

I'll try and check with the regional sales manager who I know, of the status of Burlington's order.

Just heard back. Eight (8) units scheduled for June delivery. 

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On 6/23/2021 at 4:46 PM, brianc1981 said:

Is there an update to the service expansion that is or was planned for September last year? I know it was postponed due to the pandemic. Is that going to happen this year?

I do have an update as informtaion has beeen a bit difficult to come by. BFAST teleconferenece meetings with the Director of Burlington Transit hasn't been as frequent. But I do have an update.

Regarding the service expansion:
Plans are that for September, a full return to pre-pandemic service levels across the system will be re-implemented. Information will be available on BT's website in the coming weeks.

The 7 replacement buses for this year are from the Metrolinx consotium, so yup, more Nova LFSs. 

She did receive a brief fleet update. However, she wasn't told if the  2020 ordered LFSs have arrived, but did say that there are now 2 2007 and 2 2008 buses remaining in the fleet. This indicates that the longtime missing buses,D40LFs 7038-07 and 7045-08 are retired.

There will be the completion of modelling work and the rollout plan for zero-emission buses in Q1 of 2022.

Plans for future expansion will be contigent on whether approval is given for growth buses in the 2022 captial budget.

 

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On 6/25/2021 at 1:52 PM, hamilton.area.transit said:

do you know if they have the new or old drivers window?

Don't want to be rude, but when he mentioned that they're 'identifcal to the 2019's', it means thsat they're the same.

What caught my attention was that the numbering again is strange compared to what BT has been using for so long. The 2019 Novas arrived as 1901-1907 and maintenance had to apply a "7" to the beginning of the numbers so that they'd be associated with the city's conventional transit department. I suppose the same thing would happen here with this batch and the next.

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1 hour ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

is there an update on unit 71904? i know it was involved in an accident back in October 2020 and ive been told from a Burlington Transit operator that it needs a whole new engine.

Itll be back when its finished being repaired if it did.

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i have 2 questions.

 

1. so 4 of the new Novas are for replacement so will the buses be 7037-07, 7039-07, 7043-08, and 7044-08? they are the 4 oldest in the fleet and to me that would make the most sense to retire them 

 

2. is there a estimated time of how long those 4 buses have before retirement?  

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2 minutes ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

i have 2 questions.

 

1. so 4 of the new Novas are for replacement so will the buses be 7037-07, 7039-07, 7043-08, and 7044-08? they are the 4 oldest in the fleet and to me that would make the most sense to retire them 

 

2. is there a estimated time of how long those 4 buses have before retirement?  

They will most likely be retired when the new buses enter service.

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4 hours ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

i have 2 questions.

 

1. so 4 of the new Novas are for replacement so will the buses be 7037-07, 7039-07, 7043-08, and 7044-08? they are the 4 oldest in the fleet and to me that would make the most sense to retire them 

 

2. is there a estimated time of how long those 4 buses have before retirement?  

I feel that given 7038-07 & 7045-08 are already finished, it may acccount for 2 of the 4 retired buses by the 2020 ordered Novas. I am assuming that the only other two buses to retire upon those new LFSs to enter service would likely be the last two 07's or one of the 08's and one 07.

I have no idea. They'll retire when they do.

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