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RTM Secteur Vallée-du-Richelieu still operates the NovaBus RTS.  Transdev 606-30-9 was operating on "Doubleur" 200 today, sighted on the 116 est in Beloeil at 16h15.

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On 06/09/2017 at 10:25 PM, Jack 47 said:

RTM Secteur Vallée-du-Richelieu still operates the NovaBus RTS.  Transdev 606-30-9 was operating on "Doubleur" 200 today, sighted on the 116 est in Beloeil at 16h15.

CITVR still has 4 RTS running as "doubleur" since the Cegep started on August 21. Those are the 602. 606, 607 and 3018. I usually see two of them every day. 

 

Rumor says that their days are numbered since the CITVR is supposed to receive some new buses very soon.

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14 hours ago, denis20 said:

CITVR still has 4 RTS running as "doubleur" since the Cegep started on August 21. Those are the 602. 606, 607 and 3018. I usually see two of them every day. 

 

Rumor says that their days are numbered since the CITVR is supposed to receive some new buses very soon.

3 out of the 5 new buses have arrived according to my contact. The RTS are supposed to be retired within the next 2 weeks, once all 5 LFS are in service.

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14 hours ago, sdgta2008 said:

Is CITSO using Novas now on their peak route between Valleyfield and Gare Vaudreuil?  I saw an all white 2nd gen LFS going down Aut. 20 on route 99 to Valleyfield.

The cutaway is probably broken. Today 382(33)5 was operating on the 99.

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On 08/09/2017 at 11:09 AM, denis20 said:

CITVR still has 4 RTS running as "doubleur" since the Cegep started on August 21. Those are the 602. 606, 607 and 3018. I usually see two of them every day. 

 

Rumor says that their days are numbered since the CITVR is supposed to receive some new buses very soon.

Exactly, in fact I saw 3065-30-7 Tuesday afternoon at Métro Longueuil.

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RTM Assomption has a new numbering scheme. Confirmed by my contact.

217-401, 217-402, 217-403 all 2017 GMC Girardin G5 Cutaways.

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Still on the CITVR side, I took a ride on the 3066-30-7 on Friday afternoon. It is funny that both the 3065 and 3066 are entirely white. They have not received their delivery yet.

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7 hours ago, denis20 said:

Still on the CITVR side, I took a ride on the 3066-30-7 on Friday afternoon. It is funny that both the 3065 and 3066 are entirely white. They have not received their delivery yet.

the new colors for the rtm are not chosen yet

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16 hours ago, MTL66 said:

the new colors for the rtm are not chosen yet

It would be a good explanation but both 3059 and 3060 received their delivery 2-3 months ago... Unless it was before July 1 but still again... Why put a delivery if it's good only for 2-3 weeks?

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12 hours ago, denis20 said:

It would be a good explanation but both 3059 and 3060 received their delivery 2-3 months ago... Unless it was before July 1 but still again... Why put a delivery if it's good only for 2-3 weeks?

Those buses were paid for in the old system, therefore they received the livery. Same with the new buses in Laurentides. All buses received before June 1st got the new livery, anything after will remain white.

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11 hours ago, MTL66 said:

Those buses were paid for in the old system, therefore they received the livery. Same with the new buses in Laurentides. All buses received before June 1st got the new livery, anything after will remain white.

Ah! That makes sense. Thank tou for the info.

In your crystall ball, how long will they stay white? 

Thanks again!

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Does anyone have a photo of the builder's plate of the BYD coach that was on trial? There was a photo posted here, but I cannot find it.

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6 hours ago, ADB said:

Does anyone have a photo of the builder's plate of the BYD coach that was on trial? There was a photo posted here, but I cannot find it.

This one?

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Transbus has some new additions for CITSV. 1244 is a 2nd gen LFS all white, I am told it is ex-Guelph Transit, and apparently a sibling unit numbered 1245 exists as well.

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Transdev has also purchased some Ex-Guelph Transit Buses.

TCMT 1012 was operating on RTM Le Richelain Service yesterday afternoon.

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Interesting to note that CITVR programmed 300 Terminus Mansfield in their newest buses but older LFS merely state Montréal Centre-Ville as the destination of the 300. I have not noticed any other company program in Mansfield. RTL routes 86 and 87 temporarily serve Mansfield but the destination sign simply reads Montréal.

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4 hours ago, dj.surf.lfs said:

Saw 3070-81-5 leave Terminus Longueuil this Friday morning. Does anyone know which Transdev division is '81'?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dj_surf_lfs/29247812338/

 

It is assigned to Vallee Richelieu right now. Both 3070 and 3071 will be test units for exo's real time tracking app and will be sent to the other divisions for training when the time comes. They will eventually be ent back to exo VR.

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Transdev also has a couple of Ex-Coach Canada's. 3063334 and 3064334 (ex-4971) running from Chateauguay for exo Sud-Ouest.

To me, it looks like Transdev is desperately buying (or leasing) any used vehicle it can right now.

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24 minutes ago, rgilmtl said:

Transdev also has a couple of Ex-Coach Canada's. 3063334 and 3064334 (ex-4971) running from Chateauguay for exo Sud-Ouest.

To me, it looks like Transdev is desperately buying (or leasing) any used vehicle it can right now.

Transdev has always been a big buyer of used buses. The Coach Canada units were sold via MCI. They were stored in the lot beside Costco on Bridge. The Ex-Guelph units are a no brainer. Don't know why Guelph got rid of them, they are only 2006 and 2007 units.

3063 is believed to be Ex-Coach Canada 4969 and 3064 as confirmed by @rgilmtl is Ex-CC 4971 as 4070 wa sold to Autocars Des Chutes.

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On 7/2/2018 at 4:51 AM, MTL66 said:

Transdev has always been a big buyer of used buses. The Coach Canada units were sold via MCI. They were stored in the lot beside Costco on Bridge. The Ex-Guelph units are a no brainer. Don't know why Guelph got rid of them, they are only 2006 and 2007 units.

3063 is believed to be Ex-Coach Canada 4969 and 3064 as confirmed by @rgilmtl is Ex-CC 4971 as 4070 wa sold to Autocars Des Chutes.

RTMSO-3063334-05092017-01.jpg

Guelph got rid of them because they ordered 23 Novas as strictly replacement instead of taking expansion into account. It was a strictly a replacement strategy. 

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