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On 9/25/2022 at 10:44 AM, Gerbil said:

Technically, no. But the name of this thread is antiquated anyway as the "CIT" systems were folded into different exo sectors.

Thread renamed. It is a little clumsy. If anyone has a better suggestion, I will happily rename it.

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I took Transdev 600012, the Yaxing Vicinity bus ex-demo, yesterday evening on exo VR route 21.

If ever you want to catch it, it seems to do the same thing every weekday. It runs on the 12 all day, then interlines to do the 21 at 18:53 from Gare Mont-Saint-Hilaire before going out of service.

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2 hours ago, Bus_Dealership said:

I took a week ago EXO L'assomption #2323 from la quebecoise, which is a 2003 Prevost H3-40 on the 200 line

Still fascinated by how old the bus is and how la quebecoise uses these bus on the line, i think i also saw an EX-CIT le richelain 2007 Prevost X3-45 on the same route too

La Québecoise contract is already up for renewal (see the Exo Thread in main forum), so they just took whatever coach they needed to run the service on this short contract

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Transcobec is starting to get their new 2022 LFS and they have started tracking on the tracker. They will be numbered in the 900s according to a photo that was posted in a chat

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On 10/10/2022 at 11:33 PM, Bus_Dealership said:

I took a week ago EXO L'assomption #2323 from la quebecoise, which is a 2003 Prevost H3-40 on the 200 line

Still fascinated by how old the bus is and how la quebecoise uses these bus on the line, i think i also saw an EX-CIT le richelain 2007 Prevost X3-45 on the same route too

What time?

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On 10/12/2022 at 6:22 AM, citfan2020 said:

What time?

They usually run mostly on rush-hour on the week days

The h3-41 i took is the same as the one this guy took, credit to him for the video.

 

On 10/11/2022 at 1:53 AM, rgilmtl said:

Was it 2781? I saw it last week.

Yeah its probably it, tho I think I saw 2 of these x3-45 from la quebecoise

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14 hours ago, citfan2020 said:

saw Keolis 7705 at radisson not sure why it was there

They seem to use it as a spare for the MRC de Joliette line 50. I managed to take it once. And it was a free ride since it has no fare box. Surprising since they have a lot of newer buses that already seem retired. When I passed by their Repentigny garage on the 50, there were a couple current generation H3-45's that seemed to be stripped of parts.

Unlike Transdev Academy 882 which has that driving simulator, 7705 just has a normal interior.

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CIT GARAGE VISITS 

NOVEMBER UPDATE
 
CIT LAURENTIDES (Paquette)
Saw the following new LFS
693, 697, 688, 689, 698, 687 and 695
 
CIT LA PRESQUILE
Saw quite a few interesting things
A lot of ex CITSV coaches parked
1231, 1221, 1226, 1220, 1247, 1225
Saw the famous 1233 (2000 LFS) still going almost daily from 6-5PM
I did not see 374 i guess out of service again
Saw the 2 EL Dorado ez rider II 361 has an out of service sign and 362 was parked next to it. i guess we will less likely see them until the spring
 
CITSO 
Nothing much new 
Saw 6015(22)5 with both rear wheels and front off, i guess they took it for parts
Saw the transdev simulator parked
The MCI D4505 are still there 820(33)8 and 823(33)8
 
TANSBUS (St Chrysostome)
Saw ex CITSV 319, 1232, 1234 and 1223
I guess they will be used for Charter 
 
CIT LE RICHELAIN (ST PHILLIPE)
All the ex Chambly and Roussillon 9xxx busses are still there
Saw 889009 ex 890(22)9 out of service, 809807, 8007 and 8006 waiting to be fixed
 
AUTOBUS LA QUEBECOISE (La Prarie)
Saw a few coaches parked for parts next to the old LFS from CITSV and CITLR
 
TRANSDEV (St Jean)
Nothing really to report except 371(22)8 and 372(30)8
 
EXO CHAMBLY (La Quebecoise)
Spotted a lot of coaches if not all the MCI coaches are back including 1150
I did see 1281 the EL Dorado ez rider ex cape breton and 1522 ex calgary vicinity
 
VILLE DE ST JULIE (Boucherville)
Saw 810514 ex CITL
811(22)8 ex CITROUS
811107 ex CITROUS
811207 ex CITROUS
5059(22)5 ex CITROUS waiting for repair

*Next update: December 3*
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17 hours ago, citfan2020 said:

EXO CHAMBLY (La Quebecoise)

Spotted a lot of coaches if not all the MCI coaches are back including 1150
I did see 1281 the EL Dorado ez rider ex cape breton and 1522 ex calgary vicinity
 

La Quebecoise does not have an Ex-Calgary Vicinity. The vicinity is also Ex-Cape Breton

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On 11/9/2022 at 4:09 AM, Busrailfan73 said:

The Ex Calgary Transit Vicinity it's Dufresne bought it and numbered 81612

That unit is most likely ex-1626, 1628 or 1630 (all other Calgary 2016 Vicinities went to Red Deer AB or Asheville NC aside from 1632, which is also owned by Dufresne). If you want to do a VIN check to figure out which unit: 1626’s last 4 digits were 8049, 1628’s were 8051, and 1630’s were 8043.

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1 hour ago, JK-from-YYC said:

That unit is most likely ex-1626, 1628 or 1630 (all other Calgary 2016 Vicinities went to Red Deer AB or Asheville NC aside from 1632, which is also owned by Dufresne). If you want to do a VIN check to figure out which unit: 1626’s last 4 digits were 8049, 1628’s were 8051, and 1630’s were 8043.

81612 tracks on Chrono (exo data feed) as 2G9B30AA7GA098052, or ex-1629: https://api.transittracker.ca/vin/2G9B30AA7GA098052.

I think we have some confusion around the ex-Calgary units here. I recently requested to change the title of Autobus Dufresne 81601 to Autobus Dufresne 81601 and 81612, basing myself on the available informations on the wiki which suggests two units (81601 and 81612) exists. However, it has been brought to my attention that apparently, only unit 81612 exists, and its (actual) VIN is not the VIN that is shown on the tracker. In fact, looking at the original Calgary transit** page, the VIN that is shown on the tracker (-8052) for unit 81612 has been sold to Red Deer. On the other hand, it seems like at some point Dufresne had two units on their property.

So I have two questions, and wonder if anyone can offer an answer: Does unit 81601 exist? What is the actual VIN of 81612?

** P.S. the wording is strange here - last ran. Are they still with Red Deer?

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2 hours ago, Frozen Yogurt said:

81612 tracks on Chrono (exo data feed) as 2G9B30AA7GA098052, or ex-1629: https://api.transittracker.ca/vin/2G9B30AA7GA098052.

I think we have some confusion around the ex-Calgary units here. I recently requested to change the title of Autobus Dufresne 81601 to Autobus Dufresne 81601 and 81612, basing myself on the available informations on the wiki which suggests two units (81601 and 81612) exists. However, it has been brought to my attention that apparently, only unit 81612 exists, and its (actual) VIN is not the VIN that is shown on the tracker. In fact, looking at the original Calgary transit** page, the VIN that is shown on the tracker (-8052) for unit 81612 has been sold to Red Deer. On the other hand, it seems like at some point Dufresne had two units on their property.

So I have two questions, and wonder if anyone can offer an answer: Does unit 81601 exist? What is the actual VIN of 81612?

** P.S. the wording is strange here - last ran. Are they still with Red Deer?

I got confirmation that Ex-1629 is in fact still in Red Deer. It does not surprise me that the VIN was entered incorrectly by exo, there are many errors (most notably an LFS tracking as a Kia Sedona). It's hard to copy a VIN number from the registration apparently, I have asked a contact to verify the VIN when he can and will provide an update at the point.

The number 81601 was listed on the roster that was provided to me in the 1st week of the contract. It was listed as EN LIVRAISON. I was forwarded pictures of the unit when it arrived, still in Calgary Transit livery with 1632 as the fleet number. When the VIN ending in 8052 started tracking, we assumed the 2nd unit had arrived and that 1 out of the 2 was not tracking. Though no one has had a visual confirmation of a Vicinity numbered 81601 to this date.

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