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I was at OTE this past Tuesday, and was told by Blue Bird, that their sales reps in Ontario, Pearson, has completed the sale of six units from Coach Canada's Toronto airport operation, made redundant by the new airport monorail, to Welland Transit, with one on display at the show and the other five already in Welland.

I was told that Welland Transit plans to have them repainted, and in service within about a month. They will likely be replacing assorted cutaways they have been using, as well as their remaining new looks.

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Yeah because the whole point of bus procurement is to please you, right?

1163 is still active; it was running 505 Lincoln Wellington today. As for what other unit they could retire, many drivers have told me that they're having problems with the 1146. The 1155 is also

Welland Transit has a 6th Invero in the fleet. 1163 is former London 448.

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I was at OTE this past Tuesday, and was told by Blue Bird, that their sales reps in Ontario, Pearson, has completed the sale of six units from Coach Canada's Toronto airport operation, made redundant by the new airport monorail, to Welland Transit, with one on display at the show and the other five already in Welland.

I was told that Welland Transit plans to have them repainted, and in service within about a month. They will likely be replacing assorted cutaways they have been using, as well as their remaining new looks.

So this will make the 100% accessible than?

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Was at Welland today, they've received 2 Eldorado EZ-Rider Max 35ft. Fleet numbers are 1144 and 45 and was in service about 3 weeks now. Many drivers like it, of course better than that POS Blue Bird!

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Was at Welland today, they've received 2 Eldorado EZ-Rider Max 35ft. Fleet numbers are 1144 and 45 and was in service about 3 weeks now. Many drivers like it, of course better than that POS Blue Bird!

I apologize for a couple of low light shots, it's because it has a full cloudy today.

Thanks for sharing all the nice shots!!!

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SO! Guelph's 142 the only bus retired this year not found in Niagara region.. has been found!!.. and in.. the Niagara Region! haha go figure

Welland has purchased Guelph's 142.. stripped it of it's Engine and Transmission and put it into 116.. they are hoping 116 will be on the road now for monday after being off the road

since May

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SO! Guelph's 142 the only bus retired this year not found in Niagara region.. has been found!!.. and in.. the Niagara Region! haha go figure

Welland has purchased Guelph's 142.. stripped it of it's Engine and Transmission and put it into 116.. they are hoping 116 will be on the road now for monday after being off the road

since May

No Comment. :lol:

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found out today that Welland is getting a D40LF out of consordium

According to a driver, this bus has been delivered and is at the garage. Nobody was at the garage when I was there today so I was not able to confirm it.

In the attached shot, I wonder who was responsible for the electronic sign programming. It is hard to read, but Welland Transit is "goinig" your way !!

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