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On 11/17/2018 at 4:58 PM, Jaymaud0804 said:

I'm visiting S'toon for Christmas. Will the classics be active then? Also, what routes are they normally on?

The classics have active registrations until January 4th to 7th, 2019 but will very likely be off the road by then. The classics are only used as extra buses now, and only go out for a short few hours a day. They will be parked during the Christmas break here in Saskatoon, so they won’t be able to be seen during that time. If you want to see them on the road, I would suggest camping out at the garage in the early morning and early afternoon during your visit to be able to catch the Classics heading out from the garage. Other than that it would be pretty hard to be able to track them on the road.

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1 hour ago, tim gueguen said:

A bus was involved in an accident Friday night at the intersection of 108th Street and Egbert Avenue.  There are no pictures of the immediate aftermath of the accident, so we don't know yet which bus it was.

https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/pickup-truck-passengers-injured-in-collision-with-saskatoon-city-bus

Is it possible to see if a bus went out of service early on Transit55?

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4 hours ago, tim gueguen said:

A bus was involved in an accident Friday night at the intersection of 108th Street and Egbert Avenue.  There are no pictures of the immediate aftermath of the accident, so we don't know yet which bus it was.

https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/pickup-truck-passengers-injured-in-collision-with-saskatoon-city-bus

Bus was 1705. There were injuries but uncertain if they were passengers on the bus or in the truck that collided with the bus. 1705 was on the 26 when the collision happened. No word on the damage to the bus 

Transit has been sending multiple buses off to scrap in the past months. Some of the buses sent off include 108, 110, 112, 434, and 451.

Some recent buses that have been parked are 102, 9503, and 9505.

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13 hours ago, GMC T6H-5307N said:

Bus was 1705. There were injuries but uncertain if they were passengers on the bus or in the truck that collided with the bus. 1705 was on the 26 when the collision happened. No word on the damage to the bus 

Transit has been sending multiple buses off to scrap in the past months. Some of the buses sent off include 108, 110, 112, 434, and 451.

Some recent buses that have been parked are 102, 9503, and 9505.

So 5 Classics and 1 '95 D40LF left

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22 hours ago, Jaymaud0804 said:

What routes do artics usually run on? I'm assuming only during rush hour

Artics run on 43, 44, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65 routes. And run from 5am from 7pm

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1 hour ago, thager said:

Freezing rain this morning caused this bus to lose control and slide on to someone's front yard.

Bus involved was 107. Driver is alright after the accident. 107 will likely be decommissioned after this accident.

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6 hours ago, Jaymaud0804 said:

Why are there always so many ghost buses? Any idea what buses they might be?

Transit recently updated the ITS system on most of the buses, the new system will see removal of the radio system and just be a better system overall. The 95’s and 97’s won’t receive the new system however. 0600’s and 0700’s will receive the new system, but will have to be have new driver screens installed. That’s why there’s so many ghost buses showing up on Transit55

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I tried to ride some buses today, but it seemed they were always going in the opposite direction I was.

Spotted 111, 9502, 3 '02s, 2 hybrids (one green, one blue), and a D40LFR that was displaying a different route on each sign.

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16 hours ago, Jaymaud0804 said:

I tried to ride some buses today, but it seemed they were always going in the opposite direction I was.

Spotted 111, 9502, 3 '02s, 2 hybrids (one green, one blue), and a D40LFR that was displaying a different route on each sign.

The green DE40LFR is 616, the only bus left in the old DART scheme.

I have been informed that 105, 107, 111, 115, and possibly 116 have had their safeties renewed to March 2019, so it appears that they will hold onto the Classics for a while longer! 107 still hasn’t been repaired from last weeks accident however, so it is unknown what will happen to it still 

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34 minutes ago, STO_1601 said:

Hey @GMC T6H-5307N, It's been a while since your last update

How many Classics and D40LFs are left now?

All of the remaining classics have their safeties renewed until March, right?

Also, any news on the 2019 Nova's?

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53 minutes ago, STO_1601 said:

Hey @GMC T6H-5307N, It's been a while since your last update

How many Classics and D40LFs are left now?

Remaining classics are 105, 107, and 115. 107 received a new front end off of 109 and re entered service a few weeks ago. As for D40LF’s, we are down to 9701, 9703, and 9706. 9502 was rear ended by a stolen truck and has been parked due to the damage.

The 2019 Nova Buses arrived on February 1st. There are 10 buses total I believe. Four of them entered service on February 7th. As they don’t have fare boxes or radios yet they are only for extras for the time being. 

Transit has sent 102, 103, 109, and 454 off to scrap in the past month or so also.

On 2/7/2019 at 1:07 PM, tim gueguen said:

Saw 616 broken down at Confederation Mall bus terminal this morning.  Brad's Towing was on scene to haul it away.  I assume the cold weather caused it problems.

Unfortunately those 2006 Hybrids batteries are having lots of trouble in the cold recently. 616 was placed on extras exclusively last winter due to it’s unreliability in the cold.

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2 hours ago, Jaymaud0804 said:

How many retired buses are still on their property?

Can you double check the 1995's retirement dates? I got them from T55, which isn't exactly accurate right now @GMC T6H-5307N

Oh there are still lots of retired buses on property. 104, 114, 116, 120, 445, 449, 450, 452, 9502, 9503, 9505, 9506, 9508, 9510, 9702, and 9707 are still on property 

As for retired buses I would hold off on 9502 and 9503 as they have only been parked for the past few months and could come back with repairs. 

I’ll edit the wiki when I get a chance in the next few days when I get a chance as I’m busy with work lately.

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