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There was an emergency situation at Burnaby Central Secondary this early afternoon and 9717 was a shuttle

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1 hour ago, ThomasW97 said:

There was an emergency situation at Burnaby Central Secondary this early afternoon and 9717 was a shuttle

Would you care explaining what happened and why a transit bus would be needed in this scenario

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2 hours ago, Thomasw said:

Would you care explaining what happened and why a transit bus would be needed in this scenario

Could have been a number of reasons.  Without knowing the situation and it only being one bus my guess is either to take multiple students to the hospital instead of various ambulances, used for the injured to be in one central location for attention etc.

Other uses for buses in emergencies can be shelter, blockade, transport of needed personal to an incident etc.

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17 hours ago, ThomasW97 said:

There was an emergency situation at Burnaby Central Secondary this early afternoon and 9717 was a shuttle

It would seem like an emergency event at first glance. The “Choose Your Ride” campaign has been ongoing for the past few weeks, in collaboration with various police departments, BCAS, along with TransLink. Explains why 9717 was there :)

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Noticed trolley wires being re-installed right now at Nanaimo Station

However, with the ongoing construction on Nanaimo St, was curious if the #7 would stay running w/ diesels 

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What we thought was the new ExpressBus livery is actually the new TransLink bus livery according to CMBC's Derek Cheung. Explains why 19303 had it. The new HTC-bound XN40s will also have it. The only thing differing Express units will be ExpressBus decals. We're pretty much going back in time here as only the Rapid units will have a special livery.

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8 hours ago, ThomasW97 said:

Noticed trolley wires being re-installed right now at Nanaimo Station

However, with the ongoing construction on Nanaimo St, was curious if the #7 would stay running w/ diesels 

There are currently no wires on Nanaimo between Hastings and McGill.

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2 hours ago, Community Shuttle said:

What we thought was the new ExpressBus livery is actually the new TransLink bus livery according to CMBC's Derek Cheung. Explains why 19303 had it. The new HTC-bound XN40s will also have it. The only thing differing Express units will be ExpressBus decals. We're pretty much going back in time here as only the Rapid units will have a special livery.

That’s messed up. We were so close to having a standardized fleet, and now we have to start all over again. 😩

Seems to me like someone working in a cubicle somewhere is just making stupid decisions to try to prove their worth in whatever capacity they work in.

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2 hours ago, Community Shuttle said:

What we thought was the new ExpressBus livery is actually the new TransLink bus livery according to CMBC's Derek Cheung. Explains why 19303 had it. The new HTC-bound XN40s will also have it...

Very interesting development. I personally don't mind having light grey on the roof, but I also remember being irritated at the fact they accidentally squished the space in which to apply fleet numbers on the 2018 NovaBus LFS HEVs due to the charcoal being painted up much higher than normal.

20 minutes ago, Citaro said:

That’s messed up. We were so close to having a standardized fleet, and now we have to start all over again... 😩

Well if you look at it another way, most buses will now have a standard paint scheme going forward. The only thing telling them all apart will be decals. :P

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Let’s just go back to sweep 😩

if they’re gonna add blue to the top they need to paint the roof as well, not leave it white.

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4 hours ago, Translink69 said:

Let’s just go back to sweep 😩

if they’re gonna add blue to the top they need to paint the roof as well, not leave it white.

Newer Novas are wrapped and are actually painted white underneath; not sure about newer NFI or ADL. The last few orders of NFIs appear to have painted silver and/or charcoal bases and blue+yellow decals. Older Novas are painted silver with blue+yellow decals.

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On 5/12/2019 at 7:09 PM, Community Shuttle said:

What we thought was the new ExpressBus livery is actually the new TransLink bus livery according to CMBC's Derek Cheung. Explains why 19303 had it. The new HTC-bound XN40s will also have it. The only thing differing Express units will be ExpressBus decals. We're pretty much going back in time here as only the Rapid units will have a special livery.

Should've seen that coming a long time ago, when the Translink Store opened...

Bus Ornament

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