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Just got back from the Barrie Fair shuttle with a couple friends. 1703 was our bus. Unlike the 2012 and 2013 routes where the bus took Essa Road to 20th Sideroad, this year because of the closure at Allandale Station, the bus runs down Dunlop, part of Highway 90 and then straight down 10th Line Essa. I have video of the full run (from the front seat) and plenty of pictures at both ends. The ones of 1703 were taken at the fairgrounds.

After I got off my GO bus, I saw 67404 parked on the Route 6 platform and managed to get a couple pics. From what I can see, the seats are the same Innovator 850s with new trim, in the original layout, but this bus looks beautiful. Haven't had a chance to see the inside yet though, I took a glance through the windshield as I looked for my friends.

All in all, it was an awesome trip.

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23 hours ago, MCI102A3 said:

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Just got back from the Barrie Fair shuttle with a couple friends. 1703 was our bus. Unlike the 2012 and 2013 routes where the bus took Essa Road to 20th Sideroad, this year because of the closure at Allandale Station, the bus runs down Dunlop, part of Highway 90 and then straight down 10th Line Essa. I have video of the full run (from the front seat) and plenty of pictures at both ends. The ones of 1703 were taken at the fairgrounds.

After I got off my GO bus, I saw 67404 parked on the Route 6 platform and managed to get a couple pics. From what I can see, the seats are the same Innovator 850s with new trim, in the original layout, but this bus looks beautiful. Haven't had a chance to see the inside yet though, I took a glance through the windshield as I looked for my friends.

All in all, it was an awesome trip.

Looks like a bit of a bus refurbishment on the panels. Not sure how much longer they will keep the 04s for since the replacements are supposed to arrive by March 31, 2018 (eligibility for funding on public transit). 

EDIT: I can confirm I just boarded 67404 today (8B-NB Crosstown) and the bus is completely refurbished with the new bus smell. Along with new seat and flooring on the inside. 

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19 hours ago, GTAmissions1 said:

Looks like a bit of a bus refurbishment on the panels. Not sure how much longer they will keep the 04s for since the replacements are supposed to arrive by March 31, 2018 (eligibility for funding on public transit). 

EDIT: I can confirm I just boarded 67404 today (8B-NB Crosstown) and the bus is completely refurbished with the new bus smell. Along with new seat and flooring on the inside. 

Back in Feb when I was riding with one of my drivers on the 4, he told me there were some 04s that were taken out of service and put in storage. I remember him telling me this was one of them. I have a hunch that we may start seeing more of these being finished and hitting the road, and then any of the ones that are on the road currently might possibly be done after this. My driver friends don't really have information on the rebuild programme though. In fact, 67404 showing up all nice and shiny was news even to them. I think this thing's a beauty though.

When I took a quick glance through the windshield, it appeared to me that they reupholstered the original Innovator 850 seats like was done on the 06 to 09s. If you say there's new seats, what kind are they? I'd be impressed that they put the same seats as the Novas have in them.

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Another 04's been rebuilt! I just spotted 67604 running Route 1 today. Taken around 5:30PM, 8.31.2017.

This was one of the other 04s that was knocked out the last few years.

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On 2017-08-31 at 6:15 PM, MCI102A3 said:

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Another 04's been rebuilt! I just spotted 67604 running Route 1 today. Taken around 5:30PM, 8.31.2017.

This was one of the other 04s that was knocked out the last few years.

At least they are looking to try and hold some together. Those are two units so far. 

EDIT: Can also confirm that 67604 is also refurbished and still has the new bus smell. Not sure if any more are on the list. Best to keep an eye out knowing the new exterior shells, the reflection and larger bus numbers. 

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Got to ride 67604 today and she runs like a beauty. Took her from Allandale to Downtown on my favourite Route 4 while I was at Illuminate Barrie with my Grampa.

It still had a bit of a new smell, and the interior looks beautiful. Apart from the new floor and a few new grab-irons (using a railroad term here), the seats are still original to the series, Innovator 850s most likely built at the old Otaco plant in Orillia, with new seat covers on them. The dash also looks brand new as well.

Right after we left Downtown to head back to Illuminate Barrie, 1720 showed up signed as ''SPECIAL''. Ever since I've heard of this bus I've been looking for it and it just showed up completely by chance, and as usual, I get dibs on the first photos of some of the new buses again. :3 <3

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5 hours ago, TTC 9701 said:

Thanks for the post.

So far in-service: 1701 to 1705 (highest unit spotted in-service). 1706 hasn't been put in-service yet. Still keeping a tight look any new units. 

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