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On 8/11/2023 at 8:40 AM, wowzhao said:

Not sure if it's been mentioned elsewhere but looks like OC is going with one of the electric buses (2102) for the Pride wrap this year. Didn't get a picture but it drove past me yesterday.

There are a couple of posts about it in the sightings thread. I personally love the Pride wrap on 2102.

The only other full bus wrap I ever really liked was the anniversary wrap on 6394 back in the day. 

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https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/oc-transpo-pride-bus-running-through-august-1.6519936

If anyone has not seen 2102's wrap, you have until the end of this month to see it!

OC Transpo also plans on rebranding some bus stops on Bank St. going from Queen St. to Catherine St. with a pride coloured version of their O logo. 

 

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Just for a little fun: Councillor Laine Johnson of College Ward is offering a free LRT Orientation to residence who has never ridden O-Train Line 1. The oritentation tour also includes a free ride on an electric bus (being Chartered). 

The date of this is on Friday, September 29 at 10:30am.

Registration link: https://www.college-ward.ca/lrt_orientation_tour

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2 hours ago, Centralsmt said:

I spotted 8127 on the 7 Carleton crossing the St Patrick’s bridge around 12.30pm today. I thought deckers couldn’t operate the 7 due to obstructions at Carleton? 

Double deckers have always been used regularly on the 2, 10, and 111 so I don't think there are any obstructions at Carleton.

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Pretty sure the older DD buses OC had were too tall for the bridge at Carleton... the Super Lo's we have now I think make it under that bridge.

Unrelated question... is 2102 still wrapped for Pride? My understanding was Pride Month (aka August) ended and they were to "unwrap" the bus after that, but nobody's been discussing it since.

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9 hours ago, bsnider001 said:

Pretty sure the older DD buses OC had were too tall for the bridge at Carleton... the Super Lo's we have now I think make it under that bridge.

Unrelated question... is 2102 still wrapped for Pride? My understanding was Pride Month (aka August) ended and they were to "unwrap" the bus after that, but nobody's been discussing it since.

I saw it on Thursday afternoon and it was still wrapped.

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10 hours ago, bsnider001 said:

Pretty sure the older DD buses OC had were too tall for the bridge at Carleton... the Super Lo's we have now I think make it under that bridge.

Just so there is no misunderstanding, OC Transpo's double decker buses that were purchased in 2012-13 (buses 8001 to 8075) had no issues with the rail bridge at Carleton. They have been on Route 10 (as well as the old Route 4 before the route renumbering), 111, Line 2 Bus, and the old Route 104. 

The only group of double decker buses that had issues at Carleton were the pilot buses from 2009 (buses 1201 to 1203), but those were retired in late-June 2012. 

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On 9/16/2023 at 2:34 PM, Centralsmt said:

I spotted 8127 on the 7 Carleton crossing the St Patrick’s bridge around 12.30pm today. I thought deckers couldn’t operate the 7 due to obstructions at Carleton? 

If I remember right it's for st Laurent towards the RCMP stables. Far too many low hanging trees and not enough consistent tree maintenance. I know if I ever have one and extend they try to avoid it. But it's doable as long as the operator stays to the middle of the road 

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On 9/20/2023 at 10:51 AM, Centralsmt said:

In the last few days I have seen OC buses driving into the RCMP building at Vanier and Coventry and noticed one this morning parked in the car park, anyone know why? 

The employees wanted their 103 back just like how it used to be pre 2011. On a serious note, they don't tend to let Ordinary People access the facility, so I assume it's a shuttle service of some kind.

No identifying info on the destination sign or run #?

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23 hours ago, Loud-Invero said:

The employees wanted their 103 back just like how it used to be pre 2011. On a serious note, they don't tend to let Ordinary People access the facility, so I assume it's a shuttle service of some kind.

No identifying info on the destination sign or run #?

Nope

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I don't know who installed these signs (OC Transpo, City of Ottawa, or OSEG/Lansdowne), but these wayfinding signs on both sides of Bank Street still use a black number for route 7:

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.3988118,-75.6860451,3a,15y,225.24h,99.73t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqaDIO3Y9NbyzUEgcY2OJdw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.3987724,-75.6858275,3a,15y,117.83h,93.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVociBkY5bEDC9AIyWYROzg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

The bus stops themselves use the usual orange numbers.

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On 9/23/2023 at 12:35 PM, tomsbuspage said:

I don't know who installed these signs (OC Transpo, City of Ottawa, or OSEG/Lansdowne), but these wayfinding signs on both sides of Bank Street still use a black number for route 7:

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.3988118,-75.6860451,3a,15y,225.24h,99.73t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqaDIO3Y9NbyzUEgcY2OJdw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.3987724,-75.6858275,3a,15y,117.83h,93.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVociBkY5bEDC9AIyWYROzg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

The bus stops themselves use the usual orange numbers.

They're OC Signs. They predate the the renumbering of route 1 to route 6, so it got a sticker that route 7 didn't need.

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On 9/20/2023 at 10:51 AM, Centralsmt said:

In the last few days I have seen OC buses driving into the RCMP building at Vanier and Coventry and noticed one this morning parked in the car park, anyone know why? 

Training was looking at using the back parking lots for reversing practice.

 

Recently they’re back to using the ‘Coventry Lay up’ that was used during LRT construction. That’s just beside the 417 WB on ramp at Vanier Pkwy.

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16 hours ago, OC Transpo 8238 said:

Training was looking at using the back parking lots for reversing practice.

 

Recently they’re back to using the ‘Coventry Lay up’ that was used during LRT construction. That’s just beside the 417 WB on ramp at Vanier Pkwy.

 

They were using the Hampton Inn car park for training during the summer. 

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