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I spotted two of the BYDs on the 401 East Express between Bayview and the DVP/404 around 4pm today. They ended up going north on the 404. There were no decals or fleet numbers on them. Only the livery and programmed destination signs (one showing NIS, the other showing Line 3 Shuttle to McCowan Stn).

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28 minutes ago, wil9402 said:

I spotted two of the BYDs on the 401 East Express between Bayview and the DVP/404 around 4pm today. They ended up going north on the 404. There were no decals or fleet numbers on them. Only the livery and programmed destination signs (one showing NIS, the other showing Line 3 Shuttle to McCowan Stn).

They were probably doing some kind of road test, maybe.

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11 hours ago, Doppelkupplung said:

Maybe they're already anticipating the possible shitshow they may have to partake in when the time comes...

It's gonna be hard to beat Proterra. 3725 failing within 15 minutes of entering service and has yet to be seen again since last Tuesday. 

It seems like there is a fight for last place 🤣

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9 hours ago, Tom1122 said:

I was in Newmarket today at the Hwy 404 Davis Drive Park and Ride when I saw not one but two BYDs bound for TTC. I took some pics and a video which can be seen here:

The front shot looks like the bus has horns lol... The strangest design for sure, from the eBuses that the TTC is piloting.

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22 minutes ago, FlyerD901 said:

Based on the CEO report for Nov 12th Meeting, the Flyers are performing well. That's good enough for me.

What page was this on? I found a blurb stating that the road calls had gone up for the 11 year old first generation hybrids lmao (I’m sure that the 1st gen hybrids are definitely 13 years old if they were delivered in 2006)

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45 minutes ago, Transit_Hub said:

The BYD devil horns 😂

or it could be though of as wearing snap backs the wrong way round from a side profile...

 

The reason it looks off is because the bus was spec’d without frameless windows, or black paint to mimick the frameless effect, which would’ve come close to the roof line. BYDs here have small windows so without the black effect the proportions look off. Case in point is the demo that visited the garages. If it had it, no one would’ve bat an eye. But I guess they thought this was the best way to display the livery. 

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3 minutes ago, Doppelkupplung said:

or it could be though of as wearing snap backs the wrong way round from a side profile...

 

The reason it looks off is because the bus was spec’d without frameless windows, or fake black paint to mimick the frameless effect, which would’ve come close to the roof line. BYDs here have small windows so without the black effect the proportions look off. Case in point is the demo that visited the garages. If it had it, no one would’ve bat an eye. But I guess they thought this was the best way to display the livery. 

Agreed, I don’t like it one bit.

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11 minutes ago, Doppelkupplung said:

or it could be though of as wearing snap backs the wrong way round from a side profile...

 

The reason it looks off is because the bus was spec’d without frameless windows, or fake black paint to mimick the frameless effect, which would’ve come close to the roof line. BYDs here have small windows so without the black effect the proportions look off. Case in point is the demo that visited the garages. If it had it, no one would’ve bat an eye. But I guess they thought this was the best way to display the livery. 

Watch your back, BYD may be on you.

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8 hours ago, bus_7246 said:

What page was this on? I found a blurb stating that the road calls had gone up for the 11 year old first generation hybrids lmao (I’m sure that the 1st gen hybrids are definitely 13 years old if they were delivered in 2006)

The "first generation hybrids" consist of both the 2006 built Orion VII buses as well as the 2007-2009 built Orion VII NG buses. The hybrid system is generally the same in both models of buses, compared to the ones currently used in the Nova LFS HEV buses. Other TTC documents and reports have also referred numerous times to the LFS HEV being the "second generation" of hybrids.

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