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kevlo86   

837 spotted once again just now, outbound University and outbound University at 8:30.

This seems to be a regular run that I have observed, but it is actually one of those 203/204's that are not properly marked on the schedule in the Ride Guide.

This run arrives at the University at about 8:30, then outbound as a 203 right away. The same bus then returns to the University at 10:30 in service and departs the University right away out of service. It is almost always an MCI Classic, operates Monday-Friday based on what I've seen. I'm not sure the bus will still operate once regular classes are over (today is the last day for the year). I'll post it again if I see it tomorrow. But this is a run that you can get your photos of one the 3 remaining Classics and get a ride too.

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gilbarco   

804 doors are suffering the same fate today. 801 and 803 also spotted at St Albert Centre. I haven't seen 802 around either and no Classics spotted in the past little while. Any word on them?

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kevlo86   
804 doors are suffering the same fate today. 801 and 803 also spotted at St Albert Centre. I haven't seen 802 around either and no Classics spotted in the past little while. Any word on them?

Actually, I rode 802 for about one stop on Wednesday morning, I think every single D60 in the fleet is safe for now.

As for Classics, 835, 837 and 842 are the 3 that are left, all have been spotted within the past week as well.

If your wondering about retired buses recently, due to being displaced by the new D40LFR buses (13 of them), 834, 836, 838 (unconfirmed), 839, 840, 841 and 846. Check out the rest of this thread if your looking for more info on this stuff.

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A. Wong   

Saw a LFR tonight but was busy driving so didn't catch the number. It was on the 201, turning south on 97 Street at about 109 Avenue.

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814 at the Hebert Road Safeway as the Fill-a-bus bus.

My friend Alison was instrumental in creating the 'Fill-A-Bus' camapign in St. Albert. Even though she no longer drives for them she is still involved in this worthwhile endeavor.

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Old Look   

Today's spottings / non-spottings:

835 NB St. Albert Trail between Yellowhead and 137 Ave about 7:25 AM

805 - no longer parked outside StAT garage. Hopefully it's being repaired rather than disposed of. If anyone happens to see it in service within the next week or two, would you mind dropping a note in this thread? :lol:

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Christmas Break Service Levels

St. Albert Transit

Mon. Dec. 24 Upgraded Saturday Service

Tue. Dec. 25 NO SERVICE

Wed. Dec. 26 NO SERVICE

Th./Fr. Dec. 27 & 28 Upgraded Saturday Service

Sat. Dec. 29 Reg. Sat. Service

Sun. Dec. 30 Reg. Sun. Service

Mon. Dec. 31 Upgraded Saturday Service

Complimentary Service after 1800 hrs.

Last Rte. 201 SB. 97 Street 103 Avenue (Law Courts) at 0210 hrs.

Tuesday Jan.01 NO SERVICE

Wed. Jan. 02 Reg. weekday service resumes

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kevlo86   

A friend had told me that someone told him that 837 was the only MCI Classic left. Had my doubts, but I am wondering if this is true and whether or not 835, 837 and 842 are still all in the active fleet, maybe kept as backup buses, in case they run out?

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A friend had told me that someone told him that 837 was the only MCI Classic left. Had my doubts, but I am wondering if this is true and whether or not 835, 837 and 842 are still all in the active fleet, maybe kept as backup buses, in case they run out?

I kinda doubt myself that 837 is the last Classic in service. It would make more sense to keep 2 of them running. Although, Medicine Hat was running with only 1 Classic in service.

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Old Look   
805 is out in service again. Looks like she's been driving around a while today as she was dirty. I spotted her at Village Tree about 4:35 pm heading out on a 203.

Thanks for the update!

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A. Wong   

867 was on route 201 tonight. One minor difference from Edmonton's units is that they have 4 side turn signals instead of 2.

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867 was on route 201 tonight. One minor difference from Edmonton's units is that they have 4 side turn signals instead of 2.

That is, of course, a common feature that St. Albert orders on their buses.

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kevlo86   

835 spotted just now outbound of the University, missing its ad holder (atleast on the driver side of bus)

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St Albert has a new Winter 2008 ride guide out. The most notable thing about it is that St Albert is saying that their fleet is now 100 % accesible, except for the three high floor, non-lift equipped artics. So, if this is true, then the classics will all be gone by January 13 (the date these changes are effective). Also, the guide no longer has any L's for accesible runs, but instead X's for non-accesible runs.

Going through it, I figured out that there are 3 non-accesible runs in both the AM and PM rush hour.

For the PM rush hour, there is one run that does a round trip on the 202, one that does a round trip on the 201, and then does the A4, and one that does a 204, then deadheads back to University and does a 203.

The AM runs were more interesting. There is one run that does a round trip on the 203, but that was it for service into Edmonton. The other runs were one that does a couple trips on the A10, and one which does a trip on each of the A2 and A3. Neither of those runs continues into Edmonton, yet apparently will be run with D60's. Though, it should be noted that both of those runs would be back in the garage before the 203 trip comes out, so they may be interlined with that in some way.

Here's what I figure the breakdown of the non-accesible runs will be:

St Albert Non-Accesible Runs

AM Rush Hour

Run 1:

A2

649 Village Transit Stn

651 Heritage Dr/Hudson R WB

654 Harwood Dr/Heritage Blvd SB

702 Village Transit Stn

A3

702 Village Transit Stn

705 Gainsborough Ave/Granada Place WB

709 Grosvenor Blve/Glemore Cr NB

718 Village Transit Stn

Run 2:

A10

631 Chur. Ave/Franklin Pl EB

635 Forest Dr/Fraser Dr SB

639 Cunningham Rd/Forest Dr NB

648 Village Transit Stn

A10

650 Village Transit Stn

654 Cunningham Rd/Forest Dr SB

700 Chur. Ave/Franklin Pl EB

704 Forest Dr/Fraser Dr SB

708 Cunningham Rd/Forest Dr NB

718 Village Transit Stn

Run 3:

203

805 Village Transit Stn

818 Westmount

830 University

840 University

850 Westmount

910 Village Transit Stn

PM Rush Hour

Run 4:

202

1515 St Albert Ctr

1525 Village Transit Stn

1540 NAIT

1558 108 St/104 Ave EB

1606 97 St/103 A Ave NB

1613 NAIT

1638 Village Transit Stn

1646 St Albert Ctr

Run 5:

201

1615 St Albert Ctr

1625 Village Transit Stn

1640 118 Ave/124 St EB

1700 97 St/103 A Ave SB

1707 108 St/104 Ave WB

1715 124 St/108 Ave WB

1740 Village Transit Stn

1746 St Albert Ctr

A4

1748 At Albert Ctr

1752 Laydon Dr/Lester Cr NB

1758 Giroux Rd/Bellrse HS WB

1801 Dorchester Dr/Deer Ridge Dr SB

1805 Liberton Dr/Giroux Rd SB

1812 St Albert Ctr

Run 6:

204

1533 University

1603 Village Transit Stn

203

1632 University

1643 Westmount

1710 Village Transit Stn

1716 St Albert Ctr

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