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On 1/6/2019 at 5:56 PM, FlyingPig said:

 

Sorry I didn't consider that. Here are the new numbers:

STC (96): 15001-15013 wrapped green and sent out on the 96.

RTC: No B-Lines, but 29 D60LF have to be replaced. BTC transfers 8118-8148 (total 31). Plus 25 2012 XDE60

BTC (95, 99, 239/93): 18001-18063, 16201-16226 to be wrapped and sent out on these routes.Total 97 units. 12 of the best D60LF stay until the next order, plus 15014-15021 (20 extra units total) regular livery for 44, 257.

HTC (43/91): Large chunk of the 2019 order (19015-19047), 32 units.

PTC (701/97): BTC transfers 8102-8117, 8149-8156 (24 units) to replace 20 D60LF (and for expansion). 19001-19015 (15 units) expansion for B-Line.

Fleet-wide totals:

  • 12 D60LF at BTC
  • 16 D60LFR at PTC
  • 31 DE60LFR at RTC, 8 at PTC
  • 25 XDE60 at RTC, 13 at STC, 105 at BTC, 32 at HTC, 15 at PTC

Rapidbus unit totals:

  • 97 at BTC
  • 32 at HTC
  • 13 at STC
  • 15 at PTC

I've heard from ops that DE60LFRs are going to HTC, according to some memo. I'm not sure about it though.

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2 hours ago, buizelbus said:

I've heard from ops that DE60LFRs are going to HTC, according to some memo. I'm not sure about it though.

If that's the case, then which routes would be coming from HTC?

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6 minutes ago, WillieTL said:

If that's the case, then which routes would be coming from HTC?

Updating that instead of RTC, now HTC is the one proposed to be in charge of the 41st Avenue articulated rapid transit service.

Hamilton still has loads of space. Everything that's been retired has been sent off to scrap now.

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20 hours ago, buizelbus said:

I've heard from ops that DE60LFRs are going to HTC, according to some memo. I'm not sure about it though.

If you wrap the 39 DE60LFR in Rapidbus livery, then all you have to do is not wrap 16201-16226 and 15014-15021 and send them to RTC and PTC. Then all that will be left in BTC will be the 2018 and 2019 XDE60 order and maybe 20 random buses scattered around.

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19 hours ago, Express691 said:

Updating that instead of RTC, now HTC is the one proposed to be in charge of the 41st Avenue articulated rapid transit service.

Hamilton still has loads of space. Everything that's been retired has been sent off to scrap now.

Why not BTC or VTC?

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11 minutes ago, Urban_Monkey Transit said:

Why not BTC or VTC?

Because both BTC and VTC are near capacity and do not have space for the 41st Ave B-Line. 

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22 hours ago, buizelbus said:

I've heard from ops that DE60LFRs are going to HTC, according to some memo. I'm not sure about it though.

All of them, or some of them? 39 might be too many for the 41st Ave RapidBus.

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58 minutes ago, briguychau said:

All of them, or some of them? 39 might be too many for the 41st Ave RapidBus.

 

21 minutes ago, Express691 said:

K perhaps maybe not all of the hybrids are moving to HTC. Maybe 15 or 20 of them

The rest may be used to allow for 96 upgrades and 319/502 becoming articulated. 

Also, could someone produce a rendering of a Rapidbus-wrapped DE60LFR, D60LF, Orion V, and a 2007/2008 Novabus LFS? Just for fun. 😆

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Ok, so there are 30 buses to be wrapped, with five different liveries. Six have come into service with the first one, so I'm guessing as soon as 18007 comes in it will have the next one?

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8 hours ago, FlyingPig said:

Ok, so there are 30 buses to be wrapped, with five different liveries. Six have come into service with the first one, so I'm guessing as soon as 18007 comes in it will have the next one?

No, 18005 has one of the other wraps.

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2 hours ago, Ninja Bus Fan said:

Spotted what I believe was 18013 heading north bound over the Alex Fraser bridge about an hour ago.

From Cullen to HTC presumably?

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Saw B18007 and B18010 (I think) at HTC. I may be wrong, but they look like they're wrapped in almost all black with some yellow text, which doesn't match the 5 designs they showed off in the video. Looks like it may be an ad wrap and not an art wrap? If my eyes didn't deceive me this kind of explains how they might cover the 33 green buses that aren't going to be art wrapped.

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3 hours ago, briguychau said:

Saw B18007 and B18010 (I think) at HTC. I may be wrong, but they look like they're wrapped in almost all black with some yellow text, which doesn't match the 5 designs they showed off in the video. Looks like it may be an ad wrap and not an art wrap? If my eyes didn't deceive me this kind of explains how they might cover the 33 green buses that aren't going to be art wrapped.

18007 was still unwrapped when I drove by HTC twice this past weekend

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