MCI102A3

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4 minutes ago, MCI102A3 said:

I went downtown today as well and spotted those two out. Also got a Hammond Mercedes and the Angel Tours "HALO" X3-45.

1601 was on the 7 while 1602 was on the 6. I didn't notice too many differences between those and the 15s.

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Nice photos. There isn't any significant difference other than the new bus smell and numbering. Just the same experience as the 15xx buses. 

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I attended Remembrance Day ceremonies Downtown today, and then once that was done, I spotted all the charters.

Charters were spotted at the assembly area at Dunlop and Mulcaster as well as the Simcoe Street tour bus parking area across the street from the Downtown bus station (Stop 1), as well as several buses laying over on Mary Street that were unrelated to the ceremonies.

At Dunlop and Poyntz (Bayshore Landing, BT Stop 731), I spotted three buses doing charters for the Canadian Forces and other veterans.

Barrie Transit 1601 (2016 Novabus LFS), signed "SPECIAL", unknown who specifically was to use it.

First Student Canada Saunders Division 110899 (2011 International CE) and 150499 (2015 Thomas C2)

At the Simcoe Street slip across from the Barrie bus station (Stop 1), I spotted the following.

Sinton-Landmark Transportation Ltd 2250 (2015-2016 International CE charter package with Cummins), 1256, 1231, 1276, 1210 (2013-2014 International CE with Maxxforce), 1313 (2015 International CE standard package with Cummins), 9912 (2004 Freightliner-Thomas FS65 with Mercedes engine, rear air ride, air brakes and high roof), and 2225 (2006 Thomas-Freightliner FS65 with Mercedes engine and full charter package).

When I arrived at the terminal, I spotted 1601 shut-down on the bus ramp waiting to depart on the charter, as well as D40LF 1940, and two unidentifiable coaches, one Greyhound 102DL3 in older livery and one GO D4500CT in current livery on layover on Mary Street. 1940 was still parked at the station when I finished up. 1602 was on Route 2, and both Eldorados were on the 4. I rode 1205 to get Downtown then got 1204 on the way back.

I would post more pics, but it would take up too much memory, so here's a couple of 1601 parked at the terminal before the ceremony as well as at the Poyntz Street assembly area after the ceremony.

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Went to the Santa Claus Parade as I do every year, but it got rained out really bad. I left halfway through it.

 

However, I have the first picture of the 2016 Barrie Transit holiday bus. 1602 has been wrapped in it and the staff decorated her as a float this year.

Another bus featured as a float was 2016 Blue Bird Vision charter package 2246, of Sinton-Landmark. I believe this one may be a York Region bus that was sent up here to be this year's float. My pics of that one are shite though, because of water on the lens and water on my glasses, but for the sake of the photographic record, I'll include it. Both pics were taken next to the Cenotaph and Christmas tree, but I bailed after these shots because the rain became too cold and hard.

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On 2016-11-19 at 8:46 PM, MCI102A3 said:

Went to the Santa Claus Parade as I do every year, but it got rained out really bad. I left halfway through it.

 

However, I have the first picture of the 2016 Barrie Transit holiday bus. 1602 has been wrapped in it and the staff decorated her as a float this year.

Another bus featured as a float was 2016 Blue Bird Vision charter package 2246, of Sinton-Landmark. I believe this one may be a York Region bus that was sent up here to be this year's float. My pics of that one are shite though, because of water on the lens and water on my glasses, but for the sake of the photographic record, I'll include it. Both pics were taken next to the Cenotaph and Christmas tree, but I bailed after these shots because the rain became too cold and hard.

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Just saw it today on the 8A today. They are continuing on with the holiday marketing campaign like they did last year. 

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Spotted 1604 today on the 8B-NB Crosstown departure at 10:50 AM. Downtown terminal at platform 1. 

1601, 1602 and 1604 have been spotted in-service. No sighting for 1603 yet. Most likely in-service somewhere since all bus numbered are numbered in order. 

Along with the old route code. They haven't yet implemented an update with the new route programming. The new buses still have the new bus smell. 

Just getting used to my new MacBook Pro (mid-2015 edition). So far I am really enjoying this powerful machine. 

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1603 was just spotted on the 7A Bell Farm trip at 6:45 PM at the downtown transit terminal. 

1601, 1602, 1603 and 1604 are all in-service. 

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Detour has been published for the 8A-SB Yonge and 8B-NB Crosstown. 

http://www.barrie.ca/Living/Getting Around/BarrieTransit/Documents/Mapleview_Detour_Map_ December_5th_2016.pdf

Starting December 5/16:

Route 8B-NB will be heading down via Huronia, Lockhart and Yonge towards Barrie South Go Station. 

Route 8A-SB will be heading down via Yonge, Lockhart and Huronia, then Mapleview towards Park Place

Due to the loss of service along Mapleview between Yonge and Huronia, a free bus shuttle will be on Mapleview looping around Stunden Lane, Catherine Drive, Seline Crescent back onto Mapleveiw towards Barrie South Go Station. 

The shuttle will be running weekdays every 20 minutes from 5:05 AM to 8:15 PM. Saturday from 7:05 AM to 8:05 PM. No Sunday service provided. 

Detour is expected to last around two weeks. This is to keep the construction schedule especially with the bridge narrowed to one lane. 

 

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