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The inverted display reminds me of something I read about other cities -- San Francisco if I recall -- using it to make the deadheading buses stand out for riders. Instead of having to read En Transit, the riders will see a blob of orange and know from afar that their bus isn't in service. The idea is good, but apparently the execution wasn't as good -- however, I have yet to see one bus displaying it this way to draw any conclusions.

In other news, I saw 28-119 on the 177 last night. Turned out it was a big ramp violation! I knew it was rare because I never see old buses on the 177. Also, 29-803 was on the 121.

37-040 was on the 171 this afternoon. Filled to the doors, as expected. Legendre unexpectedly sent 28-035 on an all-day 121 run that started at 4:50 this morning. 31-829 was also on the 121; its engine sounds like a dying elephant.

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42 minutes ago, Frozen Yogurt said:

The inverted display reminds me of something I read about other cities -- San Francisco if I recall -- using it to make the deadheading buses stand out for riders. Instead of having to read En Transit, the riders will see a blob of orange and know from afar that their bus isn't in service. The idea is good, but apparently the execution wasn't as good -- however, I have yet to see one bus displaying it this way to draw any conclusions.

In other news, I saw 28-119 on the 177 last night. Turned out it was a big ramp violation! I knew it was rare because I never see old buses on the 177. Also, 29-803 was on the 121.

37-040 was on the 171 this afternoon. Filled to the doors, as expected. Legendre unexpectedly sent 28-035 on an all-day 121 run that started at 4:50 this morning. 31-829 was also on the 121; its engine sounds like a dying elephant.

According to an internal memo I was privy to, this is the exact reason why for the change, so people can see from far the bus is actually Out of Service with the destination sign having an orange background. They should of made the En Transit a bit bolder in my opinion. The small thin letters being used makes it hard to see in sunlight.

In other news, the STM has hoped onto the Playoff Fever with a Habs themed bus running out of Frontenac. Will be assigned to Downtown Routes. Today it was assigned to the 75, 168, 178 and will end up on the 24 for the remaining part of the evening. 39-037 is the bus, I was able to get a picture of it at Terminus Pointe Sud this afternoon after following the bus for over 45 minutes trying to find a parking space and get my photo. When I was made aware it was going on the 168, I went straight to Nun's Island and waited for it there, thankfully the rain held off until late in the evening.

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26-013 and 26-014 were on the 13 yesterday while today it was served by 26-007 and 26-016. So the 13 has been all accessibility violations so far this board period. 

More from yesterday:

Anjou's 27-008 was on the 161.

Legendre's 29-802 and 30-810 were on the 165.

Today:

Frontenac's 26-031 was on the 71 this morning.

St Laurent's 28-126 was on the 141.

I took 26-041 on the 411 at 17:45 today.

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Yesterday:

  • Anjou’s 31-043 was on the 126 in the morning not tracking. Not sure where this bus was running out of especially since there are no schedules for this route this board period.
  • 28-104 was on the 810 with a flickering front destination display.
  • STL 2115 was on the 151, front destination sign displayed “151 STE-ROSE”. Later in the day I saw 1818 on the same route, but missing the rear exterior fleet number.
  • Saint-Denis’ 29-059 was on the 810 SN run.

Today:

  • Stinson’s 31-188 has the wrap for the Tellement Montréal campaign.
  • Saint-Denis’ 26-006 was on fhe 460 this morning not tracking.
  • Anjou’s 27-529 and 28-086 were on the 171 school extras. 27-529 was not tracking.
  • 30-843 was on the 121, its left headlight was not on.
  • Anjou’s 30-165 is parked outside Centre de transport Saint-Laurent

Also forgot to mention previously, but STL’s 2005 was on the 26 last Friday with the side destination sign displaying both the route number and the route name. Great to see the STL actually utilizing their side destination signs.

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30-078 and 31-227 also have the Tellement Montreal wrap. There seems to be multiple versions of the wrap featuring different colors and attractions.

FR 39-017 was on the 14

FR 39-023 was on the 51

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27-008 31, 28-001 48, 28-056 29, 29-059 171, 29-828 480.

Exo Terrebonne 29605 XD40 was on the 25 along with Novas 29278 and 220-203.

30-174 was on the 174 this evening with the tellement Montreal wrap.

29-822 broke down near Du Collège on the 470. 31-002 did a renfort for it.

31-218 was on an all day 128 run from 6:15 to 24:30.

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More rocket sightings at LS (from yesterday, Saturday):

26-042 on the 78.

26-061 on the 35.

26-085 on the 496 (got on it on the last WB departure). There are 2 single seats with a vinyl seat back.

26-086 on the 37.

St Laurent's 28-128 was on the 71.

30-004 was on the 496 and 30-005 was on the 71, both still not tracking.

Anjou's 27-528 was on the 14 all day.

31-227 has the tellement Montreal wrap, was on the 24.

38-017 was on the 29 with black front exterior fleet numbers.

Anjou's 26-083 was on the 161.

And finally, RTL 45 was temporarily detoured for some reason to boul Atwater. I saw 21052, 21055, and 21516 at the market. 

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Today, my mom saw MET 1622 (?!) on Métrobus 802. It seems as though specific 40-footers are assigned to 802, 804, 807, or that those are assigned a MET prefix because they're at Centre Métrobus (the same as the M prefix in the early 2010s).

EDIT: It seems as though the latter is true, according to the response I got on Twitter from the RTC:

https://twitter.com/rtcquebec/status/1407035986253582344?s=21

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Run 16-03 wasn't showing up as front ramp today. Wasn't expecting much, and it turned out to be 37-051.

30-011 was on the 810 without the luggage rack. For some reason I don't see 2nd gens on even the SL-ran part anymore, despite it not being accessible.

28-011 was on the 215 and 28-119 arrived at the loop as the 196. 32-030 was on the 470.

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SL 30-173 was doing the LE 193

AN 30-182 on the LE 460 

LS 28-050 on the 460 this afternoon not tracking 

Add 30-160 to the list of buses with “ tellement Montreal” wrap around the bus 

 

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Yesterday, i saw FR 31-078. Werdly enough, it has the newer rear glass that you see with LFSes that have the new interior (late gen 3 and gen 4th LFSes). Weirdly enough, it didnt had the new interior and still has the older interior used by the older gen 3 LFSes...

I dont know if its a demo or it had been recently installed into the bus

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10 hours ago, yikeslol said:

Yesterday, i saw FR 31-078. Werdly enough, it has the newer rear glass that you see with LFSes that have the new interior (late gen 3 and gen 4th LFSes). Weirdly enough, it didnt had the new interior and still has the older interior used by the older gen 3 LFSes...

I dont know if its a demo or it had been recently installed into the bus

I think 30-168 also has that kind of window at the rear. Those are the windows the STM would probably use from now on should they need to replace the rear windows on the 3rd gens.

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40-189 was on the 164 with both iBus screens off.

LaSalle's 28-066 was on the 180.

30-209 and 222 were at Henri-Bourassa métro, both missing the Novabus logo at the front.

Frontenac's 26-072 was on the 195, runs super well!

26-015 was on the 30 with blue graffiti on the exterior driver side.

Mont-Royal's 30-064 was on the 113.

28-037 was on the 215 with two of the rearmost seats having the blue padding on the back portion of the seats.

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30-007 was on the 171 this evening. People were sitting on the folding seats that sat for years behind the (now removed) luggage rack collecting salt and dust... I hope they cleaned them thoroughly (and even reinstalled some of the missing seat parts)...

29-837 with the special seat motif was on the 121 two days in a row. Not complaining, that's still better than anything else on both the 121 and 171 combined.

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9 minutes ago, yikeslol said:

Yesterday, i saw FR 31-078. Werdly enough, it has the newer rear glass that you see with LFSes that have the new interior (late gen 3 and gen 4th LFSes). Weirdly enough, it didnt had the new interior and still has the older interior used by the older gen 3 LFSes...

I dont know if its a demo or it had been recently installed into the bus

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31-108 has that kind of window also. It used to have small exterior numbers but it’s back to normal now. 

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