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17 minutes ago, j@den5766 said:

Does anyone know what routes are changing this year?

22nd street is receiving rapid transit service (similar to 8th street) and the surrounding areas will receive separate feeder routes. Changes begin July 2nd. 

Exact numbers and changes to be released soon by Transit

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12 hours ago, GMC T6H-5307N said:

22nd street is receiving rapid transit service (similar to 8th street) and the surrounding areas will receive separate feeder routes. Changes begin July 2nd. 

Exact numbers and changes to be released soon by Transit

Could you define rapid transit for me? Will this be like a BRT? Or just a frequent bus route ?

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22 hours ago, saskatoontransitfan said:

Like I asked before about the buses... Are people able to come and take parts of the retired buses?

Sure you are! If you're a Saskatoon Transit mechanic using the parts to repair other buses. If you're not... safe to say no, you're not allowed. No transit agency has ever allowed this.

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On 6/13/2017 at 8:14 AM, GMC T6H-5307N said:

Buses in there are: 118, 0962, 412, 114, 433, 572, 9510, 120, 9707, 9702, 428, 101, 9515, 371, 133, and 576

I must be missing something here...   But what is bus 133?

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Saw photos on Instagram of the new 2017 Novas and they have the larger door windows with the small line near the bottom.

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41 minutes ago, GMC T6H-5307N said:

New retirements... 

618 and 9507 both retired

How many Classics are left?

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On 2017-08-11 at 9:17 PM, OCSTOFan said:

How many Classics are left?

102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116, 120, 434, 445, 448, 449, 451, 452, 454, and 573

Total: 21

HOWEVER: Buses that can head out as of today:

103, 104, 105, 107, 110, 111, 116, 445, 448, 449, 452, and 573

Total: 12

9506 now retired

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On 19/08/2017 at 11:36 AM, GMC T6H-5307N said:

102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116, 120, 434, 445, 448, 449, 451, 452, 454, and 573

Total: 21

HOWEVER: Buses that can head out as of today:

103, 104, 105, 107, 110, 111, 116, 445, 448, 449, 452, and 573

Total: 12

9506 now retired

How many are ex Calgary transit classics.

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Active classics on the roster:

102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116, 434, 445, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 454, and 573

Total: 21 buses

Active buses that actually can go out:

102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 110, 116, 445, 448, 449, 450, 452, and 573

Total: 13 out of 21 buses

108, 109, 112, 451 and 454 engine issues

434 expired safety 

115 unknown 

Ex-Calgary units are all 100 series 

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I'm not entirely sure what happened but I think bus 1007 was towed away from the University Terminal this afternoon. It was sitting at the Terminal with the sign set to Garage when a giant tow truck came. It parked on the other side of the terminal then bus 1007 was driven to behind the tow truck.

I think they were hooking the bus up to the tow truck when my bus came so I left. 

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6 hours ago, Lego Bus said:

I'm not entirely sure what happened but I think bus 1007 was towed away from the University Terminal this afternoon. It was sitting at the Terminal with the sign set to Garage when a giant tow truck came. It parked on the other side of the terminal then bus 1007 was driven to behind the tow truck.

I think they were hooking the bus up to the tow truck when my bus came so I left. 

1007 had some warning buzzers go off for low hydraulic fluid and had an issue with its articulating joint. It ended up dumping some fluids before it got towed away. Maintenance ended up driving the bus to the other side of the terminal for it to be taken away.

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Here's a shot when it first broke down

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On 10/7/2017 at 10:32 AM, saskatoontransitfan said:

Here's my video of 1007 being towed away.

And here maintenance taking over the 1007.

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So that's how they tow away an artic - with the centre and rear axles on the ground! How clever, thought they'd use put the front and centre axles on a flatbed and let the rear hang from behind.

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