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10 hours ago, Pantograf said:

It wouldn't let me post it all together. 

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*Squints* one of the few times I'm glad a few weeks of public use will help tone down the colour intensity...

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This post with be edited until the first spotting on the next page is posted.

Normal- delivered, in service

Bold- delivered, not in service

Bold red- not delivered

Units delivered: 20/40

8355

8356

8357

8358

8359

8360

8361

8362

8363

8364

8365

8366

8367

8368

8369

8370

8371

8372

8373

8374

8375

8376

8377

8378

8379

8380

8381

8382

8383

8384

8385

8386

8387

8388

8389

8390

8391

8392

8393

8394

Units in service: 3/40

Edited by Imgursdownvote4love
8356, 8357, and 8360 in service!

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4 minutes ago, LRT said:

White destination signs too

I think the destination signs are actually multicolored, and the color can be changed as needed. 8358 has an orange destination sign in the video, while 8364 has a white one in a picture.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Nick B said:

With the new garage beginning operations on Monday, how likely is it that these buses will enter service?

I thought it was already stated somewhere that they will enter service on Monday.

8201-8204 will probably come out of hiding, too

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3 minutes ago, Imgursdownvote4love said:

I thought it was already stated somewhere that they will enter service on Monday.

8201-8204 will probably come out of hiding, too

Also to add onto your post, not all of them are delivered and/or ready to hit service quite yet but it will be very likely that at least a couple of the lower-numbered ones will be in service Monday.

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2 hours ago, TechSpotlight said:

8357 makes it debut today!

I thought they would have more of them ready to go on the first day of Stoney Garage since they've been sitting around for a couple of months already.

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1 hour ago, Vancouver said:

I thought they would have more of them ready to go on the first day of Stoney Garage since they've been sitting around for a couple of months already.

I suspect more will be active during the PM rush.

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1 hour ago, TechSpotlight said:

I suspect more will be active during the PM rush.

If you look on Transit55, no buses are tracking under the 'buses' section. The live map doesn't appear to have updated since this morning. It's possible that more buses have entered service, but just aren't tracking

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3 minutes ago, Imgursdownvote4love said:

If you look on Transit55, no buses are tracking under the 'buses' section. The live map doesn't appear to have updated since this morning. It's possible that more buses have entered service, but just aren't tracking

Calgary Transit has had lots of problems with their real-time feed over the past few weeks, so it is likely.  With some of the 2018 Arbocs, some of their CAD systems weren’t working properly when they first entered service, so it won’t surprise me if there are a few Novas like that.

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Took a ride on #8357 along the full length of the 77. Nice bus. Slow acceleration. Feels, sounds, and smells virtually identical to #8203/4. The bus was sweltering hot inside because of issues with the HVAC (from what the operator told me), and today’s warm weather combined with the lack of opening windows doesn’t help that case. The operator had the roof hatches open, and I could be mistaken on this but the label on the hatches reads “motorized roof vent” suggesting that no muscle power is required to operate it. If someone could confirm this that would be awesome.

More content will be posted when I get home.

 

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#'s 8356 and 8360 are now out on the road. #8356 is on the 23.

On 3/13/2019 at 12:24 AM, School Bus 101 said:

Strange that 8355 - 8360 (?) have different specs than the other higher numbered units. 

8363 and up do not have the smooth frame windows.  And the speaker is mounted just between the first side passenger window and the front door.

8360 is now on the 61 for one trip and then the 145.

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9 minutes ago, R. Meu said:

Here's 8360 at Saddletowne Station today during the sunset on the 145.

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Seen that unit today around the same time. Looks like the rear outer tire is low on air

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