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This is what peak hour 414 service looked like coming up on 15 years ago, when the 414 was sort of the secondary route to the 401. There were 40' bus trips and probably even 60' buses used on the 414, but it was usually cutaways for a couple of early afternoon trips. 

Now of course, the 414 is the main route and the 404 the secondary route. Often the buses in use are double deckers.

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On 2/26/2019 at 3:47 PM, Imgursdownvote4love said:

I forgot to say I saw 8025 in Brooks back in January. It was also an Environment 500. Anyone know anything more about it?

There are some additional double deckers coming, numbered 8021+, but I have been unable to confirm a quantity.

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2008 is smart card reader equipped. ETS is fitting 5 buses with Smart Fare equipment to verify installation requirements before doing the rest of the fleet. I can only imagine that is why 2008 is equipped, and I would imagine that there's a Enviro 500 floating around with a card reader, or, there will be shortly anyways. 

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On 2/26/2019 at 3:47 PM, Imgursdownvote4love said:

I forgot to say I saw 8025 in Brooks back in January. It was also an Enviro 500. Anyone know anything more about it?

In service this afternoon. 8024 & 8025 would be brand new this year... not sure if there are any more yet!

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22 hours ago, Matt Dunlop said:

Only one stop requested button upstairs? I guess they really want people downstairs BEFORE their stop! Victoria has stop buttons above every seat (and Vancouver). 

 

I believe this bus is a 2018? 

These are used on commuter runs, so not many people stop along the route.

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Also 6012-6017. 

I have a shot of 6012  from September 2015, and 6017 from April 2018.

Plate on 6017 is BRT-7275. Turns out BRT plates showed up around the Spring of 2015. 6012-6017 might all be 2015's, although, it is possible they could included unknown 2013's or 2014's.

 

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Thank you very much for the license plate on 6017.  Yes you are correct, that set of letters was issued in 2015.

The SCAT page has been updated with the above information.  I'll have to spend some more time in the archives, to obtain further information.

BARP.ca is a very good website.  Both you and James are very good photographers.

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Seeing as this was never mentioned around here... Strathcona has had new Nova's on property since at least January. Up to 2035 are confirmed to exist, however there could be more. 2029, 2033, and 2034 entered service at the end of March but have not been active much as of late. 2033 is on a local run this afternoon.

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3 hours ago, T6H-5307N said:

Seeing as this was never mentioned around here... Strathcona has had new Nova's on property since at least January. Up to 2035 are confirmed to exist, however there could be more. 2029, 2033, and 2034 entered service at the end of March but have not been active much as of late. 2033 is on a local run this afternoon.

Thank you for the tip @T6H-5307N!

Here we are with 2033 on the 443/451 at Ordze Transit Centre! License plate CHM-4394

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Some interesting features to note compared to previous orders (wow, first new Novas in about 10 years!):

  • smaller driver window
  • Mobile Climate Control HVAC
  • illuminated STOP sign on the rear
  • fleet number font is different between driver side + front / door side + rear
  • I think they are Luminator Titan destination signs

And here's a bonus shot of double double deckers 8007 and 8023:

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1 hour ago, A. Wong said:

Thank you for the tip @T6H-5307N!

Here we are with 2033 on the 443/451 at Ordze Transit Centre! License plate CHM-4394

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Some interesting features to note compared to previous orders (wow, first new Novas in about 10 years!):

  • smaller driver window
  • Mobile Climate Control HVAC
  • illuminated STOP sign on the rear
  • fleet number font is different between driver side + front / door side + rear
  • I think they are Luminator Titan destination signs

And here's a bonus shot of double double deckers 8007 and 8023:

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Also note @A. Wong, the little access door forward of the front door is an exterior control switch inside for the front door, when the bus is secured.

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13 hours ago, Catherine Wilkins said:

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Under Canadian Copyright Law only you @A. Wong can insert the above excellent image onto the CPTDB WIKI Strathcona County 2029-2035 page.

I hope you will please and thank you very much for the License Plate from 2033.

I've added the image to the CPTDB Wiki!

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21 hours ago, Enviro_1203 said:

Also note @A. Wong, the little access door forward of the front door is an exterior control switch inside for the front door, when the bus is secured.

Sweet! So that's how foamers can steal buses!!

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8002 working route 413 on Baseline Road, heading into Edmonton

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2021 departing Bethel Transit Terminal

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2030 and 2031 at Bethel Transit Terminal

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2030 departing Bethel Transit Terminal on route 432 Summerwood

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2031 parked at Bethel Transit Terminal

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One of the oldest LFSes in service, 926

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SCT 6021 License Plate BZD-4495

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