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Winnipeg Transit Orange D30LF Watch

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As most people here from Winnipeg probably know, almost all of Winnipeg Transit's buses are now in white, with a thin strip of colour along the bottom. Only a relatively small amount of 2001 D30LF buses are still in orange. I wouldn't be surprised if they are repainted in the near future, so I decided to create this topic to discuss which ones are and aren't still in orange, and to give notice on when they do get repainted. (The range of buses is Winnipeg Transit 930 to 949)

Today I saw #938, which is still in orange. I've also seen #932, #933, #935, and #945 (Downtown Spirit Nose) in orange this month.

 

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Are you sure there's a D30LF thread in the Manitoba section of this forum? I'm not finding one. Are you absolutely sure the D30LF's are going to be retired soon? I see them every day, at least on Route 95 anyways. The D30LF's are the only buses Winnipeg has that are less than 40 feet, which is more suitable for routes that don't get used as much, such as Route 95. The last D40 in Winnipeg was a 1994 model retired in December 2016, right? It would've been 22 years old at retirement (the same as the 3 oldest active D40LF's), whereas the youngest D30LF's are only 15 years old. That's a 7 year difference. Yes, the oldest D30LF's are 21 years old, just a 1 year difference, but I think the newer D30LF's will be around for a bit longer. In case you didn't read the actual post, I'm talking about 2001 buses #930 - #949, NOT 1996 buses #911 - #925. Jeez. Got it?

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22 minutes ago, Taylorover9001 said:

Are you sure there's a D30LF thread in the Manitoba section of this forum? I'm not finding one. Are you absolutely sure the D30LF's are going to be retired soon? I see them every day, at least on Route 95 anyways. The D30LF's are the only buses Winnipeg has that are less than 40 feet, which is more suitable for routes that don't get used as much, such as Route 95. The last D40 in Winnipeg was a 1994 model retired in December 2016, right? It would've been 22 years old at retirement (the same as the 3 oldest active D40LF's), whereas the youngest D30LF's are only 15 years old. That's a 7 year difference. Yes, the oldest D30LF's are 21 years old, just a 1 year difference, but I think the newer D30LF's will be around for a bit longer. In case you didn't read the actual post, I'm talking about 2001 buses #930 - #949, NOT 1996 buses #911 - #925. Jeez. Got it?

All I know is they wanna get rid of them sooner then later. 

And I ride the 95 quite often my friend drives it

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How do you know? Other than age on the 1996 models, is there any good reason to get rid of them? They seem to be very good buses, especially if they've had them for up to 21 years. Would they replace them with an XD35 or XDE35?

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45 minutes ago, bus is coming 1965 said:

Oh nice. I’ll keep my eye out for it tomorrow. I thought they’d stop rebuilding the small buses. 

Same here ;)

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On 10/29/2018 at 4:42 PM, Thewinnipegtransitfanhuang said:

Never thought I’d ever see anything like this 

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I saw it that day too! I actually thought it was a 53 or 68

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