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@Enviro 500 posted on Facebook that VTC will be getting 12 XDE60s to run the 3, 8, 10 and 20. I'm posting this here because I'm not sure if they'll be transferred or new.

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2 minutes ago, Community Shuttle said:

@Enviro 500 posted on Facebook that VTC will be getting 12 XDE60s to run the 3, 8, 10 and 20. I'm posting this here because I'm not sure if they'll be transferred or new.

What’s this going to do to the utilization of E40LFRs? Or have the last few years’ service increases soaked up all the excess?

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1 minute ago, GORDOOM said:

What’s this going to do to the utilization of E40LFRs? Or have the last few years’ service increases soaked up all the excess?

These are potentially good for fireworks shuttles. Also they want to start refurbishing the E60LFR/kick it up a notch

Arguably they'll be less common on the 10 than they will be on 3/8/20

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3 hours ago, cleowin said:

NVM, this is VTC. Why are there a bunch of D40LF's here?

Training purposes

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I would love it if I saw one of those roll up the block with a manual farebox from the Community Shuttle fleet... I feel so nostalgic...

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1 hour ago, Danthetransitfan8074 said:

They really should send some of the 2015 XDE60s to STC...

7382 served the 96 today.

It is often argued that whether the bus is artic or standard doesnt really matter, as long as there is a bus on the route.

In our defence, there are buses (19000s) going into service so it wouldn't hurt to take a spare bus. It's been like that for a couple weeks. 

Update: looks like it passed up a stroller at Surrey central NB.

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On 7/5/2019 at 2:34 AM, cleowin said:

NVM, this is VTC. Why are there a bunch of D40LF's here?

The training department has kept a fleet of 12-14 retired D40LFs since last winter. Even before the class sizes increased, the instructors were having problems getting enough diesel buses back from the AM peak in time for students to take them out for their training drive, so it was decided that having a dedicated fleet of buses to be used for training would at least ensure that the students could get enough drive time.

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On July 7 2019 Sunday 

at around 8 am

heading east on SW marine drive near Cambie    Not far from VTC

lots of old buses for sale $2000

 

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Testing 180xx in Vancouver routes

air conditioned articulated hybrid diesel New Flyer excelicor 

3 Main.   Block 6. 6:07am to 8:11 pm 18002

8 Fraser Block 9 6:24am to 5:29 pm    18004

20 Victoria Block 13 6:48am to 8:43 pm 18003

 

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1 hour ago, cmbc2008 said:

Testing 180xx in Vancouver routes

air conditioned articulated hybrid diesel New Flyer excelicor 

3 Main.   Block 6. 6:07am to 8:11 pm 18002

8 Fraser Block 9 6:24am to 5:29 pm    18004

20 Victoria Block 13 6:48am to 8:43 pm 18003

 

What’s there to test?

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Not sure whether this should go here or on the incidents thread, but Translink twitter and the alerts page indicates  major disruption  to southbound trolleybuses on the 4/7/10/14/16 plus the 50 because of "trolley wires down".  Frustratingly they don't say exactly where but it is probably southbound either on the Granville Bridge or approaches. Buses diverted in various ways to go mostly via the Cambie Bridge. There was also a diesel shuttle instituted  between downtown and Granville at Broadway.

Did anybody see this or even better get any photos of the downed wires?

The problem seems to be resolved but services may take time to get back to normal patterns.

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3 hours ago, Translink69 said:

7280 is a whistle machine.

Worth a ride before it is retired.

I'd say the whistle on 7432 sounds a lot better than 7280's whistle. 

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2240 was last in service Jan 25 on a 009. Meanwhile 2146 was last in service Dec 15 on a 010 & 016, 2160 Jan 3 on a 017, 2239 Dec 1 on a 010 & 016, 2243 Dec 19 on a 016, 

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