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57 minutes ago, Prevost said:

Why is no one buying them? They are pretty new Prevosts....

These are not tour coaches, they get primarily used on the Casino shuttles from Toronto/GTA to Niagara Falls. Drivers will usually do 2 round trips per shift, and the coach will often go out with another driver for another 2 round trips that evening. You're pretty much looking at 1000+ km per day, 7 days a week. As a result, the Safeway buses probably all have very high mileage compared to other coaches of a similar age.

There's a reason Safeway branded coaches used to get swapped out after 3 years. I'm surprised Attridge has held onto their first ones for 5 years, but if they're having trouble selling them, that explains it.

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3 hours ago, Articulated said:

These are not tour coaches, they get primarily used on the Casino shuttles from Toronto/GTA to Niagara Falls. Drivers will usually do 2 round trips per shift, and the coach will often go out with another driver for another 2 round trips that evening. You're pretty much looking at 1000+ km per day, 7 days a week. As a result, the Safeway buses probably all have very high mileage compared to other coaches of a similar age.

There's a reason Safeway branded coaches used to get swapped out after 3 years. I'm surprised Attridge has held onto their first ones for 5 years, but if they're having trouble selling them, that explains it.

I see, makes sense. I remember I rode on a brand new GTA Crew Prevost when I joined Safeway Tours on their 7 days Maritime Tour, it was a nice coach so I think of their coaches as tour coaches haha.

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Oh yes, came across that photo a long time ago, definitely a one-off.

6 hours ago, dev161 said:

Was just browsing the net and came across this ... Never knew Great Canadian used their Setra on Safeway

safeway83836.jpg

Oh yes, came across that photo a long time ago, definitely a one-off.

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On 4/28/2020 at 9:50 PM, Prevost said:

Why is no one buying them? They are pretty new Prevosts....

As someone mentioned, mileage is the issue. The Casino Double runs are about 700 km/day including garage deadhead. The Chinese Tours put on about 800km to 1000 km on the first and last days of the Tour. The Safeway buses do rack up some serious mileage in 4 years of use. So far Coach Canada, Great Canadian Coaches and GTA Crew have found other work for their ex-Safeway buses. Attridge does not do Line Runs, operate their own Tours or have contracts with Air Lines to transport their crew when they land in Toronto.

On 4/29/2020 at 4:06 PM, dev161 said:

Was just browsing the net and came across this ... Never knew Great Canadian used their Setra on Safeway

safeway83836.jpg

Became a blue bus and was sold around 2015/2016. Not sure who bought it.

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