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Jan Boic   

Due to an error on my part, the original thread from 2007 was accidentally deleted completely. This is the new thread effective immediately. Enjoy and apologies to all members.

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TTC 9701   
4 hours ago, orionbus said:

Due to an error on my part, the original thread from 2007 was accidentally deleted completely. This is the new thread effective immediately. Enjoy and apologies to all members.

RIP 2007-2017..

Well new thread new start! To some that did not know, 1610 was on display at the OTE this year.

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Jan Boic   

As previously mentioned, 2003 Orion VII 4108 has been decommissioned. I came in this morning to find out 2008 Blue Bird UltraLF 8108 has also now been decommissioned. There must have been an expensive repair that wasn't worth the expense. This now leaves 8109 as the only Blue Bird left in service. 8 Orion VII left in service as well...for now.

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As previously mentioned, 2003 Orion VII 4108 has been decommissioned. I came in this morning to find out 2008 Blue Bird UltraLF 8108 has also now been decommissioned. There must have been an expensive repair that wasn't worth the expense. This now leaves 8109 as the only Blue Bird left in service. 8 Orion VII left in service as well...for now.

Once 8109 retires that will leave Burlington the last system with the Ultra LF. Now after hearing that Oakville may have dropped out of the Metrolinx Consortium that leaves me with what the next year order would be after this final batch of Novas and Vicinities.

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Jan Boic   
 

Once 8109 retires that will leave Burlington the last system with the Ultra LF. Now after hearing that Oakville may have dropped out of the Metrolinx Consortium that leaves me with what the next year order would be after this final batch of Novas and Vicinities.

Eight (8) Vicinity buses next year. 30ft orders going forward for the time being.

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Eight (8) Vicinity buses next year. 30ft orders going forward for the time being.

Is this a cost saving measure or is this because ridership is suited just finely for a 30ft?

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Are there more Vicinitys coming this year?

Expecting 4 within the next month.

 

Is this a cost saving measure or is this because ridership is suited just finely for a 30ft?

Both.

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Is this a cost saving measure or is this because ridership is suited just finely for a 30ft?

More of the new service in the north of Oakville can handle 30ft fine.

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More of the new service in the north of Oakville can handle 30ft fine.

Most of the current route dont even need a 40 foot bus anyways.

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Chris W   
1 hour ago, TRENT_TRANSIT_SYSTEM said:

What D40LF just shipped to Oakville Transit on a flatbed today? Unpainted, no numbers at 2:20pm.

Could be a 9100 D40LFR?

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41 minutes ago, Chris W said:

Could be a 9100 D40LFR?

Certainly wasn't a 6100, but it had a proper pair of gasket sealed windows on the front doors.

 

27 minutes ago, Transit 20 said:

might be ex GRT 2205

2205 is a D40LF... and I can't see Oakville having it.

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Jan Boic   
18 minutes ago, TRENT_TRANSIT_SYSTEM said:

Certainly wasn't a 6100, but it had a proper pair of gasket sealed windows on the front doors.

Either 9101 or 9102 returning from refurbishment. 9103 was sent out today.

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Chris W   
18 hours ago, TRENT_TRANSIT_SYSTEM said:

Certainly wasn't a 6100, but it had a proper pair of gasket sealed windows on the front doors.

You do know I said 9100 not 6100 right?

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TTC 9701   
20 hours ago, TRENT_TRANSIT_SYSTEM said:

What D40LF just shipped to Oakville Transit on a flatbed today? Unpainted, no numbers at 2:20pm.

You had me thinking they did a second hand buy. the D40LFR's are coming back in he ghost livery.

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2 hours ago, Chris W said:

You do know I said 9100 not 6100 right?

Could be a 71, 81, or 91...but sounds like everyone agrees its a 9100.

 

2 hours ago, TTC 9701 said:

You had me thinking they did a second hand buy. the D40LFR's are coming back in he ghost livery.

Ooops...yeah I typed LF... Meant LFR. But yeah, they come off the highway by my work on flatbeds all white.

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Jan Boic   

We are expecting the new Vicinity buses this month (within the next 3 weeks or so). I'm told the 7 Nova LFS will be delivered late summer/early fall at this point. A few slight modifications to this batch of Vicinity buses. Nothing really cosmetically noticeable other than white LED luminator signs.

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5 hours ago, orionbus said:

We are expecting the new Vicinity buses this month (within the next 3 weeks or so). I'm told the 7 Nova LFS will be delivered late summer/early fall at this point. A few slight modifications to this batch of Vicinity buses. Nothing really cosmetically noticeable other than white LED luminator signs.

Thats great news! Hopefully they will be out more often. I do wonder if they will be numbered 1701-1704 or 1708-1711.

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Three of Oakvilles brand new Vicinity buses just turned onto Dorval Drive heading to the Oakville Transit Garage. They are ghost white, with white LED signage. 

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Jan Boic   
17 hours ago, Hybrid0920 said:

Three of Oakvilles brand new Vicinity buses just turned onto Dorval Drive heading to the Oakville Transit Garage. They are ghost white, with white LED signage. 

They will be numbered #1701-1703. Initial reports were for 4 to be delivered but actually only 3. The Nova LFS buses will be #1704-1710, and will come with orange LED signage because they're metrolinx order. Everything delivered going forward will have white LED according to maintenance staff. 

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