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On 5/19/2017 at 1:53 PM, Shakey077 said:

SMART NEWS

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

May 19, 2017

 

Buses for Sale:

SMART is soliciting bids for the purchase of 255 used 2005/2006 Orion VII 40ft CNG buses. As SMART continues to modernize our fleet these buses have become surplus and are being retired. Bidding is open now through May 26, 2017. Winning bidder will be responsible to remove buses from SMART's property within 48 hours after purchase is completed. Prospective bidders can view the buses via appointment at SMART's storage facility (Division 3 site). 

Specs:

2005-2006 - Orion VII, 40ft CNG bus. Cummins ISL G engines (new in 2014), Allison B400R5 transmissions,Thermo King HVAC, IB Systems - Intelibus Telematics and control system , American Seating - Metropolitan seats (35 per). Destinations signs, farebox, and wheelchair Qpod restraints systems have been removed.

X-Ride Electification:

SMART has begun the process of fully electrifying our X-Ride BRT network. 25 - 60ft Battery Electric buses built by BYD of Lancaster CA are scheduled to enter service on June 1st. SMART is in the process of modifying our existing contract with Tri Star to convert orders for 300 -CNG 60ft buses into 300 electric 60ft buses. These would be delivered between 2019-2023.We are also in process of securing funding to cover the other 130 60ft buses that are used on the X-Ride routes. The plan calls for full electrification by 2025 or sooner. 

 

 

We will buy the rest of the buses. ALL OF THEM. Also we will buy more C40LFs too.

6 hours ago, Ra'akone said:

In Nu'u-Sara, there are presently two networks that are driverless, and one that's considering. What kinds of drive/system does Project Ares do? In Nu'u-Sara, you have the Aveolela Lines...the Aveolela Beach Line and the Laauolela Garden Route (which have some shared trackage). They are based on the Docklands Light Rail in London (indeed, the first trains in use were hand-me-downs from said network), and use under-running 3rd rail at 750 volts.  The so-called Medical Line, another elevated automatic rail line (it connects all the major hospitals in Nu'u-Sara), uses a variant of the main Vancouver Skytrain linear induction motor system, and a total voltage of 900 volts.

Just wondering if those systems (Aveolela started in the 2010s, the Medical Line wouldn't exist until the "Second System" of the mid 2020's) would benefit from Ares.

Edit: There's also the "Caterpillar" MagLev line, currently has a driver, but there are proposals to make it automatic. Don't think of it as a long distance MagLev, it's more like the short-lived M-Bahn, but better. And M-Bahn only insofar as purpose, it only uses wheels for when "switched off" and emergencies, otherwise it's 100% levitating. And it's called the Caterpillar because the current trains used there kind of resemble caterpillars.

It's a train-tram that can be on both on-street tram tracks and main line railways. With a single track and some passing lanes, it will be able to run up to 5 mins frequencies. It uses 750V DC pantographs.

 

 

 

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We have new plans for transit in Lonver. Here is a map.

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Blue = Central Line (under construction) - Subway, UTC 301

Red = Metro Line (under construction) - Subway, UTC 301

Cyan = Prospot Line (planned) - LRT, UTC L-1

Silver = Houston Line (under consideration) - BRT, 40ft buses in dedicated bus lanes

Warm Grey = Lock Line (under consideration) - BRT, 40ft buses in dedicated bus lanes

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FURBYVILLE TRANSIT TRANSIT VEHICLE ROSTER

 

Black marked units are due for retirement.

Green marked units are assigned to regular transit

Orange is marked for express

Purple is small community shuttle service in small towns located in the Beauchamp state.

1998 NABI 40-LFW (2001-2125)
2001 NFI D60LF (3735-3769)
2002 NFI D40LF (3770-3800)
2003 NFI D40LF (3801-3819)

2003 Orion 7.501 (2301-2329)  
2004 NFI D40LF (3820-3855
2005 Orion 7.501 (3856-3900) 
2006 NFI D40LF (3901-4012)
2006 NovaBus LFS (4013-4031)
2007 NFI D60LF (4032-4078)
2008 NovaBus LFS (4079-4100)
2008 NFI D40LF (4101-4121)
2009 NFI D60LF (4122-4174)
2009 NFI D40LFR (4175-4200)
2009 Orion VII NG (4201-4300)
2009 NovaBus LFS (4301-4319
2009 NFI D40LF (4320-4385)
2010 NFI D40LFR (4386-4409)
2011 NFI D60LFR (4410-4450)
2011 Orion 7.501 NG (4451-4509) 

2012 NFI D40LFR (4510-4514) 
2012 NFI XD40 (4514-4600)
2012 NovaBus LFSA (4601-4623) 
2012 NFI XD60 (4624-4679)
2013 NFI XD40 (4680-4720)

2013 NFI XD60 (4721-4742)

2013 NFI XDE60 (4743-4779)
2014 NFI XN40 (4780-4900)
2015 NFI XD40 (4901-4999)
2015 Tri-Star TS-40D (5001-5630)

2015 Tri-Star TS-30D (5631-5756)
2015 Tri-Star TS-40D (8601-8675)
2015 Tri-Star TS-40C (8676-8770)
2015 Tri-Star TS-45DE (8771-8886)
2015 Tri-Star TS-40C (8887)  
2015 NFI XN60 (5756-5765)
2016 NFI XD40 (5766-5800)

 

Route listing will be coming in the near future...

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SMART 2017 REVENUE VEHICLE ROSTER

Orange - contingency units

Blue - regular service units

Purple - X-Ride (BRT) units

Red - Rapid units

Green - Electric testing units

4 digit units purchased directly by SMART new / 5 digit units purchased second hand from other agencies used

3000-3099    2001    New Flyer    C40LF    C ISL G    AL B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    100 - contingency fleet
3100-3174    2002    New Flyer    C40LF    IBES-G nze    AL B400R6    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    75 - testing IBES-G NZE engines
3175-3249    2004    New Flyer    C40LF    DD 50G    Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    49 left for contingency fleet (3201-3249)
4000-4124    2005    NABI             60 BRT    CW ISL G     Al B500R5    60    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    125
3250-3299    2005    New Flyer    C40LF    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    50
26001-26066    2006    New Flyer    C40LF    CW ISL G    AL B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    52 - Ex Furbyville and MTC units
5255-5354    2007    Orion Bus Ind.    VII    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    100
4125-4249    2007    NABI    60 BRT    CW ISL G     Al B500R    60    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    125
3300-3449    2008    New Flyer       C40LFR    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    150
28001-28055    2008    New Flyer    C40LFR    CW ISL G    AL B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    55 - ex MTC & LC Transpo units
1800-1999    2008    NABI    40 LFW    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    200
3450-3599    2009    New Flyer    C40LFR    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    149 left (3462 lost to electrical fire)

4250-4399    2009    NABI    60 BRT    CW ISL G    Al B500R5    60    CNG    X-RIDE / CNG    149 left (4362 lost to accident)
29501-29662    2009    New Flyer    DE©40LFA    CW ISL G    Al B400R6    40    CNG    X-RIDE / CNG    162 - Ex Sierra Link units -converted from DE to CNG by CCW

5400-5799    2010    Orion Bus Ind.    VII NG    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    399 left (5402 lost to arson fire)
10501-10660    2010    New Flyer    C40LFR    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    160 - Ex GNT units

4400-4549    2010    NABI    60 BRT    CW ISL G    Al B500R5    60    CNG    X-RIDE / CNG    150
3600-3799    2011    New Flyer    C40LFR    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    200
4550-4599    2011    NABI    60 BRT    CW ISL G    Al B500R5    60    CNG    X-RIDE / CNG    50
6000-6199    2011    NABI    45C LFW    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    45    CNG    RAPID RIDE / CNG    200
5800-5899    2011    Orion Bus Ind.    VII NG    CW ISL G     AL B400R6    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    100 - 50 Ex CityLink units
3800-3999    2012    New Flyer    C40LFR    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    199 - 5 w/ IBES-G (3990-3994) no unit 3995 - 5 ex Ocean Point units

6200-6399    2012    NABI    45C LFW    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    45    CNG    RAPID RIDE / CNG    200
12501-12525    2012    NABI    40 LFW 3G    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    25 - ex GNT & New Stafford MTC units
7000-7199    2013    New Flyer    XN40    CW ISL G     Al B400R6    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    200
2300-2399    2013    New Flyer    XN60    CW ISL G     Al B400R6    60    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    100

4600-4899    2013    NABI    60BRT    CW ISL G     Al B500R6    60    CNG    RAPID RIDE / CNG    300
4900-4999    2013    NABI    60BRT    CW ISL G    Al B500R6    60    CNG    X-RIDE / CNG    100
1000-1249    2013    Gillig    40ft LF    CW ISL G     AL B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    250 
7200-7449    2014    New Flyer    XN40    CW ISL G    Al B400R6    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    250
2400-2649    2014    New Flyer    XN60    CW ISL G     Al B400R6    60    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    250

5900-5999    2014    NABI    42 BRT    CW ISL G     Al B400R6    42    CNG    X-RIDE / CNG    100 - Ex U Bus units
7450-7799    2015    New Flyer    XN 40    CW ISL G     Al B400R6    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    350
2650-2849    2015    New Flyer    XN 60    CW ISL G     Al B400R6    60    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    200

6500-6749    2015    Tri Star    TS 45C    CW ISL G     AL B400R6    45    CNG    RAPID RIDE / CNG    250
9000-9497    2015    Tri Star    TS 60C    CW ISL G    AL B500R6    60    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    498
9498-9499    2015    Tri Star    TS 65C    CW ISL G    AL B500R6    65    CNG    X-RIDE / CNG    2 - X-Ride testing 65ft buses
7800-7999    2015    New Flyer    XN 40    CW ISL G     Al B400R6    40    CNG    SMART RIDE /CNG    200
6750-6999    2015    Tri Star    TS 45C    CW ISL G     AL B400R6    45    CNG    RAPID RIDE / CNG    250
1250-1374    2015    Gillig    40 ft LF    CW ISL G     Al B400R5    40    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    125
1551-1565    2015    Tri Star    TS 40E    IB EV E    IB EV E    40    BE    SMART E RIDE    15 - testing battery electric technology - Used on GSU Shuttle
1576-1580    2016    Tri Star    TS 40HE    IB H-EV E    IB EV E    40    HE    SMART E RIDE    5 - testing Hydrogen technology - Used on GSU Shuttle
2850-2999    2016    New Flyer    XN 60    CW ISL G     Al B400R6    60    CNG    SMART RIDE / CNG    150
6400-6499    2016    Tri Star    TS 45C    CW ISL G    AL B400R6    45    CNG    X-RIDE / CNG    100
1600-1664    2016/17    Tri Star    TS 40E    IB EV E    IB EV E    40    BE    SMART E RIDE    65 - Battery Electric testing in regular service
1521-1545    2016/17    BYD    Lancaster    E    battery    60    BE    X-RIDE / E    25 - X-Ride electrification plan - phase 1

 

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LVTA and LVTA-C FLEET 2017-07

16001-16023  2016  NEW FLYER  D60LFR  C ISM  ALB500R  60ft  DIESEL  LVTA  23

16101-16112  2016  NEW FLYER  D40LFR  C ISL  ALB400R  40ft  DIESEL  LVTA  12

16901-16902  2016  LVTA-TD  HE DL ARTIC PROTOTYPE  PRO-HE  PRO-HE-T  60ft HYDROELECTRIC  LVTA  2

17001-17021  2017  TRI STAR  TS60C  OTC-TN280  MT NBT01-8R  60ft  CNG  LVTA  21

17101-17178  2017  TRI STAR  TS 40 HYBRID  REV HE  40ft  DIESEL HYBRID  LVTA  178

17201-17335  2017  TRI STAR  ELEGANCE  DOUBLE DECK  BATTERYELECTRIC  LVTA  135

17401-17445  2017  UTC  XTD40  CISL9 280hp  UTC T-1400  DIESEL  LVTA  45

17501-17510  2017  UTC  XTD60  CISL9 330hp  ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B LVTA  10

1701-1705  2004  NEW FLYER  C40LF  CW ISL G 280hp  ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B  LVTA  5

1706-1717  2004 NEW FLYER  C40LF  CW ISL G 280hp  ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B  LVTA  12

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It's been sometime. I have a lot of assorted files related to my various fleets that I've worked on at various times and did all sorts of research. So far trolleybuses and my railway operations have received the bulk of my time. 

Never the less, I was inspired recently to put down something a little more concrete for the streetcar operations.

While I have worked in both CLRV's and Kawasaki cars to the fleet, from my brief research, it seems the K cars have held up better than the CLRV's. Apparently the K cars actually have stainless steel in their design. As a result, I'm leaning towards replacing the CLRV's with the Skoda's and not even having a replacement for the K cars yet. 

I also plan to re-work the trolleycoach roster a bit. In particular, a little while ago I learned about bit more about the Wellington rebuild of their trolleybuses with BBC propulsion into new bodies. Turns out they used electronic equipment from a Electra, a Brazilian company, to replace the outdated BBC electrics, while rebuilding the BBC motor and new poles from China, rather than more expensive European pole systems. This link is a very good read: http://tdu.to/a34430/TT242 pages for LRPPro.pdf

 I'm also intrigued by these guys out of Brazil: http://old.weg.net/ga/Media-Center/Actualites/Produits-et-Solutions/Electric-bus-technology

Orillia Streetcar Concept:
Initial fleets will be wood cars. More than likely this will include cars found on the Praries, in particular, Winnipeg was the earliest system, so, look to them. 
1920's- New purchases will be steel cars. ERR OCC 80 series cars quite possible, although perhaps longer cars? Generally will be Peter Witt type cars however.
1939- Initial purchases of PCC's. Like TTC's will be built by St. Louis and CCF.
Early 1940's- PCC purchases continue of St. Louis/ CCF air electric cars, numbers not generally high due to WWII.
1946- First all electric cars purchased, built with Pullman bodies, assembled locally by Northwest Transportation. SE and DE cars purchased. Quite possibly some interburn style cars.
1947- Back to CCF/ St. Louis for all electrics. Large order with WWII well passed, however, some of these cars would have a short service life. Subway construction replaced some streetcars lines, trolleybuses and motorbuses chipped away, as did the private car. A number of cars stripped and rebuilt as elevated cars similar to other cars already in operation into 1957-59. The 1947 order was choosen as they had the most in common with the existing elevated cars.
1949- CCF/ St. Louis all electric with MU equipment and left hand doors, for tunnel operations.
1951- Northwest Transportation/ Pullman supply last set of cars. Based on design for Boston (picture window) with a set of cars with MU couplers and left hand doors, and a set of standard cars.
1955- Purchase surplus BCH PCC fleet.
1955-1970s- Status quo, car fleet reduced due to accidents, rapid transit expansion and some bus replacements. Generally speaking, air electric cars retired while all electric cars retained.
1960/70s- Most systems still running streetcars were looking towards new vehicles. Orillia looking toward LRT concept to replace streetcars. Some talk of building tunnels to remove streetcars from City streets, and eliminate the remainder of streetcar operations.
1970- 2 new LRV's purchased from Duewag with Siemens equipment for evaluation
1972- 2 systems planned, 1 to re-route streetcars into tunnels through busier sections and operate with larger cars/ mu trains and the other a brand new system that would stretch cheaper LRT into the suburbs. LRT covered seperately.
1974- Cars from Duewag based upon Frankfurt P series cars
1975- Plans start scaling back due to cost cutting, streetcar tunnels reduced and instead looking towards new conventional streetcars to run on the surface system
1976- Primary 75 CLRV's ordered after tender
1980s- Due to cost, considered rebuilding of PCC fleet, investigated with TTC and Pittsburgh at various times
1981- Seperate tenders won by Kawasaki for subway cars and streetcars, based upon SEPTA design, equipped with Westinghouse electics, 1460 motors, and chopper control
1985- Tender won by UTDC for 30 articulated surface cars
1988- Rebuilding of PCC cars starts to upgrade balance of remain fleet
2000s- Renewal under investigation for CLRV fleet, however with the economy looking up and the timelines for new equipment types rebuilding being investigated.
2005- Rebuild of some stored PCC's to PCC-II configuration by NWT/ Vossloh Kiepe
In all likelihood, initial newer equipment will be something along the lines of the Skoda 10T. Exact strategy for conversion from pole to pantograph undetermined.
 

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SMRT:

  • Two buses collided with each other. #6051, a TriStar TS40D and #7035, a New Flyer XD60 collided to each other head on. #6051 was out of service so there were no passengers, #7035 was in revenue service and passengers received minor injuries, nothing serious or fatal. The driver of #6051 was rushed to hospital in serious condition, we hope that he gets well. The driver of #7035 was also injured, but were not severe. The driver of #6051 will be under temporary suspension as he recovers and while the cause is investigated. So far, it looks like the driver of #6051 might be the one to blame.
    • #6051 has been pulled from service. We won't be repairing it yet as we will debate on it's fate as it sustained serious damages to the front.
    • #7035 also was pulled from service. The windshield and sign was damaged but will be sent to New Flyer for repairs.
  • #6001, a New Flyer XD40 was involved in an accident about a few months ago. It's fate has been decided. It will be retired officially. The bus won't be scrapped however, it will remain on property for spare parts.

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Just now, CanadianTransitTycoon said:

SMRT:

  • Two buses collided with each other. #6051, a TriStar TS40D and #7035, a New Flyer XD60 collided to each other head on. #6051 was out of service so there were no passengers, #7035 was in revenue service and passengers received minor injuries, nothing serious or fatal. The driver of #6051 was rushed to hospital in serious condition, we hope that he gets well. The driver of #7035 was also injured, but were not severe. The driver of #6051 will be under temporary suspension as he recovers and while the cause is investigated. So far, it looks like the driver of #6051 might be the one to blame.
    • #6051 has been pulled from service. We won't be repairing it yet as we will debate on it's fate as it sustained serious damages to the front.
    • #7035 also was pulled from service. The windshield and sign was damaged but will be sent to New Flyer for repairs.
  • #6001, a New Flyer XD40 was involved in an accident about a few months ago. It's fate has been decided. It will be retired officially. The bus won't be scrapped however, it will remain on property for spare parts.

Tri Star can repair 6051 for you. The structure is very easy to repair being composite material. We can have it looked at by staff from the Sunnyshore plant.

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ROUTE LISTING FOR FURBYVILLE'S INNER CITY SERVICE

  • ROUTE 1 AIRPORT EXPRESS
  • ROUTE 1 DOWNTOWN
  • ROUTE 1 EASTWOOD PLAZA
  • ROUTE 1 TOWER HEIGHTS
  • ROUTE 1 REDFIRE BAY
  • ROUTE 2 LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS
  • ROUTE 2 WAYSIDE DRIVE
  • ROUTE 2 MOOSE CREEK 
  • ROUTE 2 ORANGEVILLE TOWER
  • ROUTE 2 CHRYSLER STADIUM
  • ROUTE 2 SANDY SHORES 
  • ROUTE 2 BLUE MOUNTAIN ESTATES
  • ROUTE 2 SOUTHLAND 
  • ROUTE 2 SUNSHINE ALLEY
  • ROUTE 3 DOWNTOWN VIA COLLINGWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
  • ROUTE 3 JERSEY SHORE
  • ROUTE 3 GRAPESEED FIELDS
  • ROUTE 3 BLUEBERRY TREE 
  • ROUTE 3 CHINATOWN 
  • ROUTE 3 LITTLE ITALY
  • ROUTE 3 CITY HALL
  • ROUTE 4 MILTON HILL
  • ROUTE 4 ART GALLERY OF DOWNTOWN
  • ROUTE 4 LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS SHOPPING CENTRE
  • ROUTE 4 UNIVERSITY 
  • ROUTE 4 RANGER FIELDS
  • ROUTE 4 NORFOLK SOUTHERN PARK
  • ROUTE 5 UTOPIA 
  • ROUTE 5 FURBYVILLE GOLF COURSE
  • ROUTE 5 PARK PLACE 
  • ROUTE 5 BLUE MOUNTAIN 

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PRESS RELEASE

LVTA is buying up a factory in Tianjin, China to give us a price advantage. The facility will be 190,000 sq. ft and will build the XTD40 and XTD60. A neighbouring plant may be bought up.

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STÎ UPDATE... kinda

A few of our buses (between 2011 and today) have been wrapped for the upcoming Magic: the Gathering set, Hour of Devastation.

That's it.

Oli

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On 6/11/2017 at 5:36 PM, neoartic7101 said:

Awesome, you do play.

 

I did find out the problem was actually.... I was running 2500 assets and 68 mods for a realistic looking East coast US/West Europe hybrid city. I needed more RAM, and it actually fixed it. One of the biggest reasons was the pop balance mod, takes up a lot for a fast population growth. But since I got more RAM, the game has been running a lot more smooth. 

And Shakey, I found the perfect map for Sierra Monrovia Valley, I thought about using it and actually create the city. 

 

Biggest problem? Not enough American buses. They have the D40LF, D60LF, XD40 and XD60, but they are too small in comparison to the XD40 & XD60 in NYCMTA colors (which I don't want). 

But the European buses kinda grew on me, love their Volvo 7900 on the game. When I get the chance, I'll show screenshots. 

If you are looking for more North American buses, try JSF's workshop for some TTC ones or my friend Ninjanoobslayer. He just put out a bunch of gillig stuff.

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Ok folks here are the details:

Lego City Metropolitan Transit Authority (LCMTA) and New Flyer Industries (NFI) have agreed in principle to a 1,519 bus order, replacing all remaining buses built before 2008.

The multiyear order consists of:

460 XN40 buses (fleet numbers 1601-1775, 2436-2720)

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200 XD60 buses (fleet numbers 6401-6600)

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and 860 XDE40 buses with both BAE and Allison hybrid propulsions (fleet numbers 1401-1600, 1776-2435)

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This multi-year order runs through 2020, with pilot buses for all three fleets (XN40: 1601-1604, XD60: 6401-6404, XDE40: 1401-1404 (BAE), 1776-1779(Allison))arriving in February 2018 and the first production buses in September 2018. All buses will be fitted with automatic passenger counters, automated turn warning systems, automated announcements, electronic information screens, WiFi and USB ports and a new blue and gold paint scheme as part of a new New York State initiative.

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Two more tenders will go out in 2018 and 2020 for 1,120 hybrid buses and 320 alternative fuel buses, respectively. LCMTA has electric test fleets from Proterra (5 BE40 buses) and NFI (5 XE40 buses) and hydrogen fuel cell test buses from NFI (10 XHE40 buses) on order for delivery in December 2017 for test and evaluation. 

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1 hour ago, Around the Horn said:

Ok folks here are the details:

Lego City Metropolitan Transit Authority (LCMTA) and New Flyer Industries (NFI) have agreed in principle to a 1,519 bus order, replacing all remaining buses built before 2008.

The multiyear order consists of:

460 XN40 buses (fleet numbers 1601-1775, 2436-2720)

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200 XD60 buses (fleet numbers 6401-6600)

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and 860 XDE40 buses with both BAE and Allison hybrid propulsions (fleet numbers 1401-1600, 1776-2435)

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This multi-year order runs through 2020, with pilot buses for all three fleets (XN40: 1601-1604, XD60: 6401-6404, XDE40: 1401-1404 (BAE), 1776-1779(Allison))arriving in February 2018 and the first production buses in September 2018. All buses will be fitted with automatic passenger counters, automated turn warning systems, automated announcements, electronic information screens, WiFi and USB ports and a new blue and gold paint scheme as part of a new New York State initiative.

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Two more tenders will go out in 2018 and 2020 for 1,120 hybrid buses and 320 alternative fuel buses, respectively. LCMTA has electric test fleets from Proterra (5 BE40 buses) and NFI (5 XE40 buses) and hydrogen fuel cell test buses from NFI (10 XHE40 buses) on order for delivery in December 2017 for test and evaluation. 

Can we buy the buses made before 2008.

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Elfen TH changes the name once again, is now called NanohaBus

LISBON, Portugal - June 22nd, 2017 - /PRNewsWire/ - NanohaBus Holdings is what the company which was once Elfen TH will be called from June 24th, 2017. The decision was approved by the Board of Directors on June 19th, 2017. This will mark a new era on the company, which dates back from 1935, when was called DTPR (Divisão dos Transportes Públicos Rodoviários de Lisboa). UTC will remain as the name of three companies: NanohaBus-UTCB&C (NanohaBus-PT), UTC Angola and UTC TIM. However, Aki BC and Elfen TS-PT will merge into one single company: NanohaBus-PT. This changes prompted a livery renewal on the bus fleet which will be completed by January 2018 (is already 45% complete). The newest buses for NanohaBus-UTCB&C, the New Flyer XD60 will carry also the new livery too. So here is the list of what will change after June 24th:

- Elfen TH Portugal => NanohaBus-PT

  • Aki B&C and Elfen TS-PT => NanohaBus-PTT (merger result) - L1/L12/L123 passes are still valid (except on COP 10 operations)
  • UTC Bus & Co. => NanohaBus-UTCB&C - Intermodal passes not allowed
  • Elfen TS-Lisbon => NanohaBus Lisbon Bus Services

- Elfen TH Overseas Operations => NanohaBus Overseas Operations

  • UTC Angola (unchanged) (Angola)
  • Elfen TS-AO => NanohaBus-AO (Angola)
  • UTC TIM (unchanged) (Mozambique)
  • Elfen Lied Nassau County Bus => NanohaBus Nassau County Bus Services (U.S.)
  • Elfen TH New Jersey Bus => NanohaBus New Jersey Bus (U.S.)

- UTC Algarve (unchanged)

- Greyhound Lines PT (unchanged)

This was the ultimate result of the streamlining of our day-to-day operations. Every company which does business with NanohaBus was already notified of the decision of our company to change the operating name, with TriStar and New Flyer being the first ones to be notified.

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ATTENTION!

PARKWAY-GLOUCESTER LINE RIDERS

11PM Fri to 5AM Mon

Jun 30-Jul 3, Jul 7-10

Trains operate in two sections:

1. Between Andorra/Walnut Lane and Snyder-Columbus Commons

2. Between Snyder-Columbus Commons and Gloucester, every 15-20 minutes

Transfer at Snyder to continue your trip

Some trains from Andorra and all short trips from Girard Av or Arts Museum terminate at Independence Mall. Transfer at Independence Mall to a Snyder bound train to continue your trip.

All trains at Oregon Av and Water St stations stop on the Snyder bound track June 30-July 3 and on the Gloucester bound track July 7-10.

At Snyder-Columbus Commons, trains to AndorraWalnut Lane depart from tracks 1 and 2. Trains to Gloucester depart from track M.

Alternative service between Philadelphia and Gloucester City is available via the South Street-Glassboro Line via transfer at Pine St/2 St-Head House Sq and Market St-Broadway.

This service change is in effect to allow Delaware River Port Authority forces to conduct their bi-annual tunnel inspections and certifications. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

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On 6/25/2017 at 0:57 PM, Around the Horn said:

Ok folks here are the details:

Lego City Metropolitan Transit Authority (LCMTA) and New Flyer Industries (NFI) have agreed in principle to a 1,519 bus order, replacing all remaining buses built before 2008.

The multiyear order consists of:

460 XN40 buses (fleet numbers 1601-1775, 2436-2720)

31435080294_a8a81530cf_b.jpg

200 XD60 buses (fleet numbers 6401-6600)

34969377616_15fa05558d_b.jpg

and 860 XDE40 buses with both BAE and Allison hybrid propulsions (fleet numbers 1401-1600, 1776-2435)

15901464396_19508c5804_b.jpg

This multi-year order runs through 2020, with pilot buses for all three fleets (XN40: 1601-1604, XD60: 6401-6404, XDE40: 1401-1404 (BAE), 1776-1779(Allison))arriving in February 2018 and the first production buses in September 2018. All buses will be fitted with automatic passenger counters, automated turn warning systems, automated announcements, electronic information screens, WiFi and USB ports and a new blue and gold paint scheme as part of a new New York State initiative.

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Two more tenders will go out in 2018 and 2020 for 1,120 hybrid buses and 320 alternative fuel buses, respectively. LCMTA has electric test fleets from Proterra (5 BE40 buses) and NFI (5 XE40 buses) and hydrogen fuel cell test buses from NFI (10 XHE40 buses) on order for delivery in December 2017 for test and evaluation. 

Is there any chance that we can have an bus roster for buses up to 2008 to see what will be retired?

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4 hours ago, 4 Train Man said:

Is there any chance that we can have an bus roster for buses up to 2008 to see what will be retired?

Yes, here it is:

1999 Neoplan AN460A               200 #7101-7300

1999 Orion V                               600 #100-699

2003 NABI 40LFW CNG Hybrid 139 #3761-3899

2004-06 Orion 7 OG HEV           300 #3501-3760; 6361-6399

2007 NABI 40LFW CNG Hybrid 320 #5401-5720

 

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For Canada Day, we will be running special services. Routes 1, 2, 4, 7 and 19 will use articulated buses and have 2 mins service all day. 10 buses will be chartered for free, first come first serve. 3 D40LFRs, 4 UTC XTD40s and 3 UTC XTD60s.

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NEWMAN TRANSIT
JUNE 29, 2017 NEWS

TEMPORARY CANCELLATION OF ROUTE 9 DURING THE SUMMER

Starting July 3, 2017, and continuing until the end of summer, two simultaneous construction projects will affect service on route 9.

Track construction will be taking place along the entirety of Duncan Road and Derbyshire Road north of Packard Avenue.

At the same time, the rails in the Spring loop (Duncan / Callahan) will be replaced. This loop was the home to a standby vehicle and occasionally used to turn around trams on route 2 and 9 until September 2014, when the loop was abandoned due to poor track condition. When the loop is rebuilt, the standby vehicle service will be restored.

To deal with these construction projects, tram service will be rearranged accordingly:

-route 2 will operate with two branches: 2 (Lakeshore / Kenworth – Kitchener Avenue) and 2B (Lakeshore / Kenworth – Kitchener Avenue via Callahan Avenue). Both branches will operate at all times except overnights.

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Branch 2B will display the following destination sign:

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-route 9 will not operate. Service on Callahan Avenue will be provided by branch 2B.

-a replacement bus service, in the form of the X9, will operate at all times except overnights. Buses will operate from Duncan Road and Packard Avenue via Duncan Road and Derbyshire Road to Derbyshire Road and Riddles Avenue. A transfer will be guaranteed between trams on route 2 and buses on route X9 at Duncan Road and Packard Avenue.

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Route X9 will display the following destination sign:

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During the construction work, all service on route 7 will be provided by K2 class cars instead of road trains.

On the weekend of July 22-23, trams will not operate on Callahan Avenue to facilitate replacement of the connecting trackage from Callahan Avenue into the Spring loop. At this time, all trams on route 2 will operate as branch 2, and all buses on route X9 will be extended to Duncan / Clark. From Callahan / Spring, buses will loop via westbound on Spring Street, southbound on Clark Drive, eastbound on Duncan Road and northbound on Callahan Avenue.

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SUMMERS UNDER THE WIRE

Newman Transit is pleased to announce the 2nd annual "Summers Under The Wire" event, which began in 2016. Every weekend, from Friday-Sunday this summer, two historical tram cars will run on a special, free-to-ride service running every hour. Starting July 7, 2017, the historical streetcars will be running on the following route from 13:00 to 20:00 on the appropriate days: Kittiwake Road – Prospect Avenue – Beethoven Avenue – Wilson Road – Edwards Avenue - Newman Station – Strausberg Street – Lakeshore Avenue – Kipling Avenue – Newman Falls Station.

Tatra KT8D5 #2114, which retired in February 2014, has been recently restored and will run on the service with one of the three other historical units Newman Transit operates.

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SALE OF TATRA T3 TRAMS

Due to the arrival of the new Bombardier Flexity Outlook trams, Newman Transit is beginning to retire its non-wheelchair accessible Tatra T3 trams.

In April 2017, Newman Transit signed an agreement with Sunnyshore Metropolitan Rapid Transit of Alberta, Canada, for the sale of 7 trams. These trams have been recently removed from service and are being prepared for shipping to Canada later in the month. Sunnyshore has acquired the following trams:

Tatra T3YO #1212+1211
Tatra T3YO #1235+1236

Tatra T3YO #1249+1250
Tatra T3SUCS #2055

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Further retirements are expected at the end of the summer.

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On 5/20/2017 at 0:35 AM, Transit geek said:

The TTC has decided to take a stab at bringing emissions-free transport to the downtown core, combining the autonomy of buses with the environmental friendliness of streetcars. According to internal documents, it is planning to trial Nova LFS electric buses technically identical to that in use by STM, but built to similar specifications as its existing LFS fleet. Four demonstration vehicles would be procured and would see initial usage on routes 65 Parliament and 94 Wellesley. Charging stations would be installed at Castle Frank and Ossington stations and the buses would be based out of Mount Dennis to minimize range anxiety. Should trials be successful, the Commission is considering converting remaining downtown bus routes to electric operation, which, combined with streetcars and subway, provide a fully emissions-free transport network in the downtown core.

Due to predicted infeasibility with the installation of the charging stations under its original plan, the TTC has decided to modify its BEV trial program. The order will be increased to six LFSe demo vehicles, with specifications unchanged from before, but will be based out of Wilson garage where it has been deemed easier to maintain. The new plan calls for these buses to operate on Avenue Road local routes (routes 5 and 61), with charging stations installed at Bombay Avenue and Queen's Park Crescent. The vehicles will initially be deployed during weekday rush hours only, with potential for expansion to all-day, 7 days a week. In a later stage, it is proposed to expand usage to express route 142. The conversion of all downtown bus routes (including express routes) to fully electric operation remains a long-term aspiration.

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2 hours ago, Transit geek said:

Due to predicted infeasibility with the installation of the charging stations under its original plan, the TTC has decided to modify its BEV trial program. The order will be increased to six LFSe demo vehicles, with specifications unchanged from before, but will be based out of Wilson garage where it has been deemed easier to maintain. The new plan calls for these buses to operate on Avenue Road local routes (routes 5 and 61), with charging stations installed at Bombay Avenue and Queen's Park Crescent. The vehicles will initially be deployed during weekday rush hours only, with potential for expansion to all-day, 7 days a week. In a later stage, it is proposed to expand usage to express route 142. The conversion of all downtown bus routes (including express routes) to fully electric operation remains a long-term aspiration.

Why don't you just go with trolley buses?

 

Litterally.

TROLLEY bus

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NanohaBus-PTT moves: New 209 timetable & order for 60 TriStar ML 40C with suburban seats and 40 New Flyer XD60s

LISBON, Portugal - June 28th 2017 - /PRNewswire/ - NanohaBus (NYSE: NBUS) company NanohaBus-PTT announced today a new timetable for the route 209 (between Lisbon (Campo Grande) and Parque das Nações Norte OR Moscavide (Metro)). This new timetable reflects the demand changes for the route, which have suffered a slight decline, due to the fact of the 211A having now a frequency increase for all periods. However, the route continues to use the New Flyer XD60 buses at the weekdays and TriStar TS 45D buses at weekends.

carreira209horario1a.pdf - Eastbound timetable

carreira209horario2a.pdf - Westbound timetable


Another news are the orders for 60 TriStar ML 40Cs for replacing the Orion V CNG buses, which come from Foothill Transit of California (allocated to routes like the 319, 536, 556 and 382), which have already some years in the road.

The specification of the buses is:

  • TriStar IBES-G CNG EPA 2017 engine;
  • ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B 6-speed automatic transmission;
  • 45 Isrighausen/Esteban Civic V3 (planning to have 40 standees);
  • Wheelchair elevator;
  • 1 Esteban Totem for Wheelchair;
  • VAPOR front pneumatic doors, rear electric doors with door locking system to avoid unwanted entrances on the bus;
  • Thermo King ATHENIA 1100 air conditioning system with X430 compressor;
  • Bridgestone R297 305/70R22.5 tires;
  • Hanover Displays Full Color LED sign on front display, Monochromatic LED on others (right side and rear);
  • New Sign Solutions (NSS) interior display with accoustic and visual information;
  • Rear-facing camera and monitor;
  • Driver protection cabin.

Another order is for 40 New Flyer XD60s, which will replace the Van Hool AG300s which will be relocated to UTC Algarve. The specification of the buses is:

  • Cummins L9-330 EPA 2017 engine;
  • ZF Ecolife 6AP1700B 6-Speed automatic transmission;
  • Wheelchair ramp;
  • 46 ISRI/Esteban Urban 90 seats (planning to have 103 standees);
  • 3 doors: MASATS 028b pneumatic door in front, 029g electric in the two exit doors;
  • Konvekta KK 80T air conditioning system - with KK80CT compressors on the two bodies;
  • Mizuno multi-coloured LED displays;
  • Frameless windows and a rear window;
  • Michelin XZE2 305/70R22.5 tires with Alcoa aluminum rims;
  • New Sign Solutions (NSS) internal accoustic and visual bus stop announcers.

Both orders were authorised by the CEO and have deliveries to occur between the end of 2017 until mid-2018 (TriStar ML 40C) or between the early 2018 to mid-2018 (New Flyer XD60). All of the buses will be some of the first ones to offer both free Wi-Fi (NanohaBus NetCoach) and USB charging ports.

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