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1 hour ago, Matt Dunlop said:

Wonder what fleet numbers they will use? 8000s? Or continue with 4933 and up? 

I kinda hope they will continue with the 49xx series until they run out of numbers.

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11 hours ago, Matt Dunlop said:

Wonder what fleet numbers they will use? 8000s? Or continue with 4933 and up? 

My guess is 4900's as the order should only be for around 23 buses (replacement of older units as well as expansion for the new Heritage Valley Park N' Ride) ;)

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Or continue with 4933 and up? 

Grab shot of 4933 (brand new artic) at WW.  License plate CDX-9877 and 2141 km on her.

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I think the wiki as been updated wrong.

If there are 23 units being delivered along with the existing 33. That's 56 total and the units started with "00" which is unusual for transit system.

So I believe the fleet number range should be 4933-4955. Not 4956.

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2 hours ago, M. Parsons said:

That was quick. Considering how long it took XD40's (either batch) to enter service. 

Was informed by another operator. Checked Transit55 and sure enough.

 

On another note, I am being fed the VIN info to fill in wiki, and this photo was sent to me. Apparently this and one other unit so far have had this on the rear. See if you can spot it!

 

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18 minutes ago, M. Parsons said:

We'll see if that lasts. 4875 had the "N" inside but lost it, however, the newest DATS units retained it. 

 

18 minutes ago, Nico Sander said:

It has the N prefix on the fleet number? Sorry about the late response, both Martin and I posted at the same time xD

Ive been told 4943 has N4943 on the rear also

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1 hour ago, M. Parsons said:

We'll see if that lasts. 4875 had the "N" inside but lost it, however, the newest DATS units retained it. 

My guess is it disappears seeing as 4933 has already been spotted without it. Definitely interesting that it made it onto the exterior decals!

4875 with the N... note the missing camera to match. I don't believe it ever made it into regular service with the N intact.

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Just curious, what does the N prefix suppose to mean? Will this be the end of the D60LF's? I know some buses from this order is for the Heritage Valley express line.

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The City of Edmonton adds letter prefixes to a bunch of their vehicles, some even representing the year. For instance, fire trucks have the F prefix while transit buses get the N prefix in most cases, although they’re mostly removed from buses before entering service with the exception of the newer DATS buses for some reason. As for the D60LF’s, yes. These buses are replacing them.

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It's a part of the City of Edmonton fleet numbering scheme. Everything single transit bus falls into the N series... so 4046 was N4046, 7109 is N7109 on paper anyways. Most times the letters indicate years. Transit and Fire are the exception with buses getting the N series and fire equipment getting the F series. 

Like transit, it has been rare to find fire equipment with the F prefix but it has happened.

I'm REALLY curious if this applies to the historic fleet. That's one thing I don't know. 

LRT is separate, so, 1001 is not N1001 to the best of my knowledge.

More details here: http://www.barp.ca/bus/alberta/ets/lrt/COEnumbering.html

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On 11/27/2019 at 3:04 AM, M. Parsons said:

4933 on it's second day of service.

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Damn, that is a sharp livery. I'm impressed!

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On 11/28/2019 at 11:04 AM, Enviro_1203 said:

According to this, there is 35 units coming, unless someone else tagged onto the order.

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It seems ETS did exercise options. Tender was for 23 with with 6 option years, but only the second year had a quantity and that was 13 units. I speculated at the time that since the tender was so far behind (should have been issued back in 2017, wasn't issued until August 2018) that we would see a lump delivery of the 2018 order, and the first option year. Apparently the option was reduced to 12 buses since all options would have been 36 units, but we're only get 35. Of course, the XD40 procurement was behind and we ended up with 2 years of buses all in one shot. 

It will be interesting to see what the plans are for the 12 option buses, and even getting more use out of the D60LFR's. Presently, only 5 D60LFR's see all day service. All other runs are M-F peak only.

4934 is in service now, 1 week after 4933.

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