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59 minutes ago, Mike said:

Is Fort Erie moving to an on-demand model from fixed route in the new system?  On the new website only Niagara Falls, St. Catherines and Welland are listed in the fixed route section.

Fort Erie was converted to a fully on-demand system in October 2021.

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3 minutes ago, MaT said:

I'm assuming a lot of the buses will be re-lettered for NRT? It looks like that St Cats bus has had logos etc removed

It's hard to tell from that photo of 0708, but it appears to still have the St. Catharines name at the top rear of the bus, and the SCT logo is still present in the stripe by the front door. The Moving Ahead slogan was removed from most buses a couple of years ago.

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23 minutes ago, G.A said:

To not be confused, the system is called Niagara Region Transit or Niagara Transit Commission?

To my understanding, Niagara Region Transit is the official name.

Aside from that, I wonder what will happen to Niagara Falls Transit's (a transit system on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls) in-house smartcard system? Will it be replaced with something different?

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21 hours ago, Kumiko Oumae said:

Just a thought, as it is the first amalgamation since the formation of DRT in 2006 and YRT in 2001, will NRT purchase new buses in the new livery like YRT did? They can cover the pre-NRT logos with the system’s logo.

That I am not sure. Could be likely as far as new buses go.

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How soon before we see something like a unified network map?  They're still referring people to the individual precursor agencies (where such a map still exists - many only have individual route maps/schedules) or forcing you to download an app, which isn't ideal for some people.  If they are going to maintain their own farecard system, something will need to be set up for PRESTO cardholders transferring to/from the GO stations as service eventually ramps up and new stations are opened.  Currently there is no co-fare arrangement with GO, but a unified system should make getting one simpler, right?  The inter-municipal routes with their higher fares may be more complicated, unless GO plans on eventually expanding its services within Niagara Region to places like Welland and Fort Erie, possibly at the request of the Region?  They've incrementally added the service to Brock (granted it's a major trip generator) but it's not that much further down the 406 to Welland.

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19 minutes ago, TransitStudios said:

Bus 1812 (St. Catharines unit) seen in NRT livery. It appears that they are starting on liveries.

Image quality not the best, sorry

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The rewrapping of 1812 was posted yesterday in the (other?) Niagara Region Transit thread: 

SCT 1812 appears to be the only unit reliveried at this point from any of the three systems.

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On 4/27/2023 at 12:11 PM, Articulated said:

The rewrapping of 1812 was posted yesterday in the (other?) Niagara Region Transit thread: 

SCT 1812 appears to be the only unit reliveried at this point from any of the three systems.

#1811 has been re-decalled to Niagara Region Transit as well, as here spotted last Friday in St Catharines.

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12 hours ago, Cimon8000 said:

#1811 has been re-decalled to Niagara Region Transit as well, as here spotted last Friday in St Catharines.

1811 was delivered new to Niagara Falls Transit in the Region paint scheme. This brings up the question of duplicate fleet numbers as both St. Catharines and Niagara Falls have buses numbered 1811. A renumbering of one of them is required. 

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To my knowledge, 5 have been delivered so far, not sure if any more are coming just for the St. Catharines Division alone. Niagara Falls got three earlier this year and are numbered 2210-2212. No update on if Welland got any.

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1 hour ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

Is 2210-2212 2022s or 2023s?

They were delivered back in February, so they could be late 2022-early 2023.

Also. St. Catharines 2202 is now in the NRT livery.

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On 5/2/2023 at 8:36 AM, Seashore_518203 said:

1811 was delivered new to Niagara Falls Transit in the Region paint scheme. This brings up the question of duplicate fleet numbers as both St. Catharines and Niagara Falls have buses numbered 1811. A renumbering of one of them is required. 

Thank you for your correction.  I never notice that is NRT's 1811 instead of St-Catharines 1811.  I think the only noticeable difference to identify them now is the tip in openable side windows on St Catharines's one vs original NRT's one

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39 minutes ago, TransitStudios said:

My first time personally seeing this, 2041 is on the 337 Crosstown

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Yeah you'll see anything on anything. I assume they will all be owned by each system not the NTC.

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