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CIT Sightings

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Yes. I apologize for not being specific.

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MRC Les Moulins (291XX = Orion V; 292XX = LFS)

29221 on the 40 - 2008 Nova LFS with new front lights and small rear lights

29113 on the 11

29136 deadhead

29102 deadhead

GORTC (290XX = RTS; 292XX = LFS)

29208 on the 20

29217 deadhead with driver giving the high five salute!!! "EEES NIIICE" - Borat

29015 on the 3

29019 deadhead

29218 on the 20

29201 deadhead

29219 on the 20

29303 CUTAWAY madness!!! Ford E-?50 body - deadhead

All sightings at Radisson at PM rush shared with Richard Hooles

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SMS and myself did a little fanning in St Jean sur le Richelieu PM rush and we were not disapointed!

- 56404 on the 31 (Nova LFS)

- 358C04 on the 96L (RTS)

- 52404 on the 32 (June 2000 Nova RTS) 30ft baby model!!!!!!!!!

- 53604 on the 33 (Nova LFS)

- 53504 on the 31 (Nova LFS)

- 49004 on the 31 IIRC (Orion V) 35 ft model!!! I didn't know St Jean even had Orion V's!

- 446C04 on the 96L (Dupont Victoria Suburban)

- 33304 parked at St Jean garage (GMC RTS) 35ft model!! According to a driver, this is a 1978 model!!!!!!! :) Its still got its plates on too!

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33304 parked at St Jean garage (GMC RTS) 35ft model!! According to a driver, this is a 1978 model!!!!!!! ohmy.gif Its still got its plates on too!

Yes the 33304 is an GM RTS built in Feb. or March 1978 and here is a pics!33304.jpg

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33304 parked at St Jean garage (GMC RTS) 35ft model!! According to a driver, this is a 1978 model!!!!!!! ohmy.gif Its still got its plates on too!

Yes the 33304 is an GM RTS built in Feb. or March 1978 and here is a pics!

Amazing!

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Yes the 33304 is an GM RTS built in Feb. or March 1978 and here is a pics!33304.jpg

That's sick! Thanks for confirming it for us! Wow, a 1978 GMC RTS is alive in St Jean! All I need now are pics of it in service, but the way it was parked at the back all by itself next to a school bus didn't look too good. I just hope its not retired yet as the license plate is still on it!

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the bus is use as a spare when they retired one of the other bus on the urban route, and he will be retired soon because by the end of this year we will receave other Nova LFS.

Here is a short roster of the bus on the urban route:

1 RTS 1978 35' used as spare

1 RTS 200? 30'

1 Orion V 35' used on rush-hours only

4 Ford Minibus 3 for Iberville route (new bus) and 1 spare (pre-2000)

5? Nova LFS (2004-2007)

some time when shortage on buses, they used suburban bus on route 31.

route:

31 Industriel: deserved the lower part of Saint-Jean

31 Grand-Bernier: deserved the upper part of Saint-Jean

32 saint-Luc: deserved the old part of Saint-Luc

33 Du Séminaire Nord: his the main street and cut the city in two

34 Iberville

(NEW) 35 Saint-Luc : will deserved the new part of Saint-luc

hope this will help you, and if you need more info, please ask and if i can i will anser you back. :lol:

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I checked the builders plate on the baby RTS. Made for June 2000 by Novabus in Roswell NM.

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the bus is use as a spare when they retired one of the other bus on the urban route, and he will be retired soon because by the end of this year we will receave other Nova LFS.

Here is a short roster of the bus on the urban route:

1 RTS 1978 35' used as spare

1 RTS 200? 30'

1 Orion V 35' used on rush-hours only

4 Ford Minibus 3 for Iberville route (new bus) and 1 spare (pre-2000)

5? Nova LFS (2004-2007)

some time when shortage on buses, they used suburban bus on route 31.

route:

31 Industriel: deserved the lower part of Saint-Jean

31 Grand-Bernier: deserved the upper part of Saint-Jean

32 saint-Luc: deserved the old part of Saint-Luc

33 Du Séminaire Nord: his the main street and cut the city in two

34 Iberville

(NEW) 35 Saint-Luc : will deserved the new part of Saint-luc

hope this will help you, and if you need more info, please ask and if i can i will anser you back. ;)

Thanks a lot for the info!

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My sightings for the day are all MRC Les Moulins, All Orion V:

29103

29106 on standby at Terminus Terrebonne

29108 on Route 25A

29117

29120

29126

29128 on Route 40 (Got on It)

29133 on Route 19A (Got on It)

29135

29140

This means that MRC Les Moulins might have up to 40 Orion V's!!!!

Alex

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Didn't look like MRC les Moulins had any Classics since at Terminus Terrebonne it was just Orion V and LFS, right?

One of these LFS has a wrap for a local realtor.

Anyway first ride ever on an Orion V in Quebec was undertaken with 29133 on the 19A and later 29128 on the 40. Their Orions seemed clean and well maintained to me.

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Didn't look like MRC les Moulins had any Classics since at Terminus Terrebonne it was just Orion V and LFS, right?

One of these LFS has a wrap for a local realtor.

Anyway first ride ever on an Orion V in Quebec was undertaken with 29133 on the 19A and later 29128 on the 40. Their Orions seemed clean and well maintained to me.

Going to have to check that out, I've been disgusted by them ever since the atrocious experience three of us had last winter.

As far as I know...they have no Classics...not anymore anyhow.

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I think your opinion will change, when I was at Terminus Terrebonne, there was no Orion V that stood out as being disgusting. If only these buses were older, I'd charter them, but they are not... are they from model year 2000?

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I think your opinion will change, when I was at Terminus Terrebonne, there was no Orion V that stood out as being disgusting. If only these buses were older, I'd charter them, but they are not... are they from model year 2000?

I've ridden them before, the 01 have beaten up alot. Haven't rode them for the last few years.

2001 and 2004 model.

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Where is the separation in the numbering between the 2001 and the 2004 models?

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Where is the separation in the numbering between the 2001 and the 2004 models?

Somewhere between where they installed the Orion badge. The 01 have the metal one with spike on the side while the 04 have a sticker. I have to check the photo.

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That's just the tip that I was looking for Sherman!

Thanks a lot... I will research harder.

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CITSV has 2860 - 2008 Nova LFS Suburban in ghost livery with new headlights at the front. Saw it at Terminus Longueuil today. I have a feeling that this one is brand spanking new.

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CIT Le Richelain has 2781 and 2783, both are very new (could be 2006-2008) Prevost X3-45's.

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No need to start a new thread over it.

I summon the CIT expert! :P

My question concerns schedules, maps and tickets for CIT's.

What I want to know:

Who publishes what; who has schedules, who has maps.

Where can I get them, it's obvious for some, but not so obvious for others.

->How are they available, ie: 'over the counter' or 'Buffet-Style'?

Tickets:

Where can I get what for which agency?

Average cost?

What media are they offering?

Who has transfers, who doesn't?

Thanks!

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Who publishes what; who has schedules, who has maps.

Well, they all have schedules :P

CITSO has a map of their Chateauguay services only

CIT Roussillon, CIT Le Richelain, SURF and Ville de St-Julie have detailed maps.

CRC doesn't publish a map, Vallée-Richelieu has a small line with dots for cities :( (as does CITSO's Valleyfield service)

CITSV doesn't have a map. GORTC and MRC Les moulins have simplified route drawings.

Where can I get them, it's obvious for some, but not so obvious for others.

Which isn't it obvious for?

Metropolitan therminuses carry all or most of the schedules for the routes operating out of their respective locations. For local routes, it's best to hit a shopping mall or the CIT HQ itself

How are they available, ie: 'over the counter' or 'Buffet-Style'?

Most of them are over the counter, only a few are available without talking to someone :P and it's not all the time

Where can I get what for which agency?

See the "Point de Vente" for each respective CIT on the AMT's page or on the CIT's own website:

A few examples are:

http://www.citsv.amt.qc.ca/tarifs/pvente.asp

http://www.citroussillon.com/francais/tari...s_de_vente.html

Average cost?

Varies immensely.

For example a local trip on SURF is $2.50, and a long distance trip on the most expensive CIT is $11.50

Most, however are in the $3-5 range

What media are they offering?

None have converted to OPUS yet so they all still have regular media.

I rarely travel without a TRAM pass so I don't know very much about individual ticketing.

CITSO's 10 pass is a card that has squares that are punched (Photo)

SURF has converted to SCAM cards :)

CIT VR has individual paper tickets in a booklet

Who has transfers, who doesn't?

SURF's transfer is on the SCAM card.

On request, CITSO will give a transfer to/from Chateauguay routes.

CIT Roussillon has transfers (ask SMS about that :) )

Alex

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The following buses were spotted at various locations in St-Jerome today:

St-Jerome Transcobec Garage

603 - Transcar Classic (Year??) // Rollsign set to Circuit 1

610 - Transcar Classic (Year??) // Rollsign set to Circuit 3

Private Mechanic's Yard (Authorization Obtained)

All seemed to have been built with a back door which was later removed

All in Limocar Livery

9013B1 - GMC New Look 1980

9015B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9017B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9019B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9021B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9022B1 - GMC New Look 1981

Gare Intermodale St-Jerome

601 - GMC Classic 1986 // Rollsign set to Circuit Central (4)

607 - Transcar Classic (Year??) // Rollsign set to Circuit 7 // CIT SMARTASSNESS!!!

609 - Novabus LFS (Route 2)

612 - Novabus LFS (Route 3)

I'll let Steve to the South shore....

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The following buses were spotted at various locations in St-Jerome today:

St-Jerome Transcobec Garage

603 - Transcar Classic (Year??) // Rollsign set to Circuit 1

610 - Transcar Classic (Year??) // Rollsign set to Circuit 3

Private Mechanic's Yard (Authorization Obtained)

All seemed to have been built with a back door which was later removed

All in Limocar Livery

9013B1 - GMC New Look 1980

9015B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9017B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9019B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9021B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9022B1 - GMC New Look 1981

Gare Intermodale St-Jerome

601 - GMC Classic 1986 // Rollsign set to Circuit Central (4)

607 - Transcar Classic (Year??) // Rollsign set to Circuit 7 // CIT SMARTASSNESS!!!

609 - Novabus LFS (Route 2)

612 - Novabus LFS (Route 3)

I'll let Steve to the South shore....

The St-Jerome Tranny's are 2004 models.

As for the south shore:

Ville de Saint-Hyacinthe

11050? - All white Orion V 40ft on the CEGEP route

All other buses (4) are trash cutaways running for the city.

Bottom line, don't fan in this city!

Veolia Boucherville garage:

49102 - all grey Orion V 40ft deadhead to garage

Saint-Julie terminal:

29601 - all grey Nova RTS seems to be a 1999 model

57601 - brand new Nova LFS suburban in St-Julie livery

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville AMT terminal:

44306 - A tranny suburban 2004 model

33002 - a 1985 GM Classic ex-STRSM!

34302 - a MCI/Nova? Classic suburban with rear wrap for Univers Toutou

32302 - a MCI/Nova? Classic surburban with rear wrap for Banque Desjardins

52302- a 1991 TMCI Classic ex-Connecticut Transit

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Private Mechanic's Yard (Authorization Obtained)

All seemed to have been built with a back door which was later removed

All in Limocar Livery

9013B1 - GMC New Look 1980

9015B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9017B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9019B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9021B1 - GMC New Look 1981

9022B1 - GMC New Look 1981

:( Wow. I can't believe these buses are still around. I think that Limocar CITVR used to have 9018B1 which I rode once back in 1997 or 98. One Limocar driver told that these buses were from Boston but I don't know if this is true.

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville AMT terminal:

44306 - A tranny suburban 2004 model

33002 - a 1985 GM Classic ex-STRSM!

34302 - a MCI/Nova? Classic suburban with rear wrap for Univers Toutou

32302 - a MCI/Nova? Classic surburban with rear wrap for Banque Desjardins

52302- a 1991 TMCI Classic ex-Connecticut Transit

32302 is a 1994 Nova Classic, when it was new I used to belong to Limocar and was numbered 9496.

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:) Wow. I can't believe these buses are still around. I think that Limocar CITVR used to have 9018B1 which I rode once back in 1997 or 98. One Limocar driver told that these buses were from Boston but I don't know if this is true.

This could be true, but I'm not 100% sure on that. Most of Boston (MBTA) New Looks that were 40ft long and even the 35ft models had double stream exit doors like Montreal's New Look. The Limocar New Looks we saw yesterday had no rear door (it was filled), BUT there originally was a rear door on them and it was single stream. Also, they had rear AC pods.

32302 is a 1994 Nova Classic, when it was new I used to belong to Limocar and was numbered 9496.

Okay thanks. I can't figure out Saint-Bruno numbering scheme!

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