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2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

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On 8/22/2017 at 5:29 PM, Community Shuttle said:

Maybe this? It will likely receive BCT-style windows though

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This would be really cool, actually. I wish they were repainting the current Novas in Charcoal when they do refurbishments. Hell, I even wish they would repaint the D60's in Charcoal!

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8 hours ago, TranslinkKid said:

Here's my drawing of the Novabus LFS in the suburban livery.

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Thank you, much better.

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On 9/20/2017 at 7:26 AM, GORDOOM said:

Any update on when this is actually going to be announced? Or are the boys in Sapperton still banging out details with Flyer and/or Nova?

all I have is starting with all 2018 bus orders, Safety barriers are either installed or ready to install upon delivery.

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UPDATE: 

See first post for confirmations

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1 minute ago, Brando737 said:

From what I've heard the CNG's will be from New Flyer and the hybrids from Nova which will be BAE.

@Express691 was there any mention of Suburban's?  Supposed to be about 25 Nova's.

That's what I have too, but I can't find any firm sources that confirms any makes or brands from Translink/New Flyer

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2 hours ago, Brando737 said:

From what I've heard the CNG's will be from New Flyer and the hybrids from Nova which will be BAE.

@Express691 was there any mention of Suburban's?  Supposed to be about 25 Nova's.

 

Any news on where the buses probably will be going?

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3 hours ago, buizel10 said:

Any news on where the buses probably will be going?

A good chunk of the CNGs are for Surrey, which AIUI will be CNG-ready by then. There's ten hybrids for West Van in there. Aside from that, I can only speculate.

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Apparently the 94 hybrids for expansion will all go to VTC which would mean the current Nova's will be spread out everywhere they are needed.  Would just be easier to spread them out as they get delivered, but this would give Vancouver a decent number of AC buses.  After this delivery, all depots will have AC buses for local service.

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8 hours ago, Millennium2002 said:

More NovaBuses eh... :wacko:

Anyway, more air-conditioned buses is a good start. I wonder what livery they'll end up coming into town with.

I agree it's not as streamlined as the NFI Xcelsiors, but it is an improvement over the 3rd Gen ones in Vancouver.

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12 hours ago, Millennium2002 said:

More NovaBuses eh... :wacko:

Anyway, more air-conditioned buses is a good start. I wonder what livery they'll end up coming into town with.

I'm hoping for Charcoal.

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Did I miss the official announcement of the Nova order?

"New Flyer (NFI) and Nova Bus 40’ bus contracts have been executed with delivery to occur beginning in mid-2018 and ending in mid-2019."

EDIT: or is this for the battery-powered trial buses?

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Seen some photos of S18101 being looked over at the factory, nice and shiny lol.  In one of the photos, the destination sign has the SR # and says 153 XN40, but only 106 were mentioned in the release and the board meeting minutes unless I've missed something.  Curious if some of the Nova's got switched for XN40's.

Also, since these are 181** series so 18101-18253 assuming they come in that order, Nova's and artics (if they start arriving this year) will probably be 180** and 183**.

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I'll be curious to see what the battery electric buses will be numbered. If they were just demonstrators I would assume 1010-1013, but since they're apparently going to be a full part of the fleet I wonder if they'll go for the standard year numbering instead. If that's the case, once upon a time I would have assumed they'd be assigned different groups of hundreds, but since there's two types of 17500s I guess it's certainly possible they'd just make them continuous 

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7 hours ago, Brando737 said:

Seen some photos of S18101 being looked over at the factory, nice and shiny lol.  In one of the photos, the destination sign has the SR # and says 153 XN40, but only 106 were mentioned in the release and the board meeting minutes unless I've missed something.  Curious if some of the Nova's got switched for XN40's.

Also, since these are 181** series so 18101-18253 assuming they come in that order, Nova's and artics (if they start arriving this year) will probably be 180** and 183**.

If we’re actually getting 153 XN40’s, they’d most likely replace and retire all the series 50 D40LF’s we currently got in service. After adding up all the buses that are in service, we roughly got 143 units in revenue service. If that’s the case then 10 units would be for expansion assuming. 

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4 hours ago, cleowin said:

Dont forget some units are for expansion?

But I thought the expansion units are to be the Nova buses ? Or am I wrong ... 

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