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11 hours ago, Articulated said:

Looking at photos from the crash, the coach was completely obliterated. The roof, windows, and rear panel separated from the body and the front is just not visible. Absolutely horrific crash.

The coach was owned by Charlie's Charters - a media photo of the wreck shows their name visible in red font on the side. I don't know enough about their fleet to know specifically which unit it was, but I can't even tell if it was an MCI or Prevost from the wreck photos, the coach was that badly mangled.

The roof separation looks similar to what you'd see after a jaws of life exercise. Chances are they cut off the remaining roof for faster access to those trapped inside.

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11 hours ago, dev161 said:

unit # 200 which I an MCI E4500, googled Charlies Charters, and that is the only bus that has red writing, also from the pic you can tell its not a Prevo because of the handles for the luggage bays

Now that you bring it up it definitely is a MCI E/J series. If #200 is the only E/J operated by Charlies Charters, then that must be it.

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On 6/6/2018 at 3:51 AM, translink fan said:

Found where Ctours parks their buses. Won't disclose the location but I did not trespass of course. Photographed 298. I think the other bus is 268 which was out at the time today.

41895408284_67e796c3f3_c.jpgCtour Prevost H3-45 #298-2 by Dannny29, on Flickr

 

this bus needs new air bags, the bus is already sagging on one side.

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On ‎4‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 6:40 PM, BCT-3122-D800-10240 said:

Does anyone know who operates this coach?  Spotted in Calgary this morning. April 22, 2018.

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Why is it in such poor condition?

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City Sightseeing Toronto appears to have acquired another TD925. The number 81141 appears in the windscreen.

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What do they do with this thing that there’s no food or drink allowed? That would seem odd for a charter company... or even a line service...

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40 minutes ago, ns8401 said:

What do they do with this thing that there’s no food or drink allowed? That would seem odd for a charter company... or even a line service...

It makes a difference. Helps keeps the coach clean. Not to mention, the drivers have to clean their own coach at the end of the day. Some companies may have their own cleaning crew for buses, but on tour, the driver can have a long day. And the last thing he or she needs is a big mess to clean up. It ain't so easy cleaning a coach on your own. 

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19 hours ago, translink fan said:

It makes a difference. Helps keeps the coach clean. Not to mention, the drivers have to clean their own coach at the end of the day. Some companies may have their own cleaning crew for buses, but on tour, the driver can have a long day. And the last thing he or she needs is a big mess to clean up. It ain't so easy cleaning a coach on your own. 

I realize that... I’ve had to sweep and mop after a 14 hour line run in the winter... just haven’t run into a sign like that before...

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A pretty rare sight in Toronto's South Core yesterday.

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On 6/16/2018 at 10:26 PM, ns8401 said:

I realize that... I’ve had to sweep and mop after a 14 hour line run in the winter... just haven’t run into a sign like that before...

That banning of refreshments aboard, still surprises me.   It would disappoint many customer's that I know...could even be a 'deal-killer' for future business.

If a driver is skillful, he or she would set up trash bags fore and aft, and politely 'educate' passengers to make use of them.   It works very well, and everyone is happier to ride in a clean coach, rather than have trash and/or spills on the floors...JMHO.🙂

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City Sightseeing Toronto has acquired another TD925. This one looks like an ABC Companies Sky Deck conversion.

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Spotted a new style Prevost H3-45 sporting the decal for tourclick.ca (which is Hana Tours I believe?) parked for a brief while in the shared PJL, Cross Canada Coachlines yard. 

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Spotted a Canview Coach Line Prevost H3-45 (1998-2002 style) with front recap to make it look like the most recent style and rear recap to make it look like 2nd generation (2003-2009 style) doing a charter for CTour Holidays. Disappointed that they are aren't renting the same new style Prevosts for their tours...

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Mirvish Productions has launched a new service connecting a bunch of cities in Southwestern Ontario to bring people to their theatre shows in Toronto. The service launched on July 4th, and serves London, Woodstock, Kitchener, Morriston (Guelph), and Milton. Service is contracted to Great Canadian, and they have wrapped coach 1515 (previously used on casino runs for Safeway Tours) for the service.

https://www.mirvish.com/press/download?file=%2Fde%2Fcache%2Fpress_pressreleases%2F152%2Fpr_Bus+Express+Release.pdf

 

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Spotted the following coaches heading westbound on 41st Avenue this evening towards Oakridge drop-off point:

1. a Cross Canada Coach Lines new style Prevost H3-45 doing charter for CTour Holidays (didn't catch the unit #)

2. Universal Coach Line #890 MCI J4500 with a decal for Lion Travel

3. Prince Albert Northern #175 Prevost H3-45 doing charter work for Charming Holidays. **Does anyone know if Prince Albert Northern is working directly with Charming Holidays or whether they are doing farmed out charter work for Universal?

4. Universal Coach Line #887 Prevost H3-45 (not sure who it was doing charter work for as there was no sign on the front, but if I had to guess I'd say Super Vacation)

5. Happy Coach Line #829 blue Prevost H3-45 (1998-2002 style) doing charter work for 1st Express Travel. Guess Universal wasn't able to provide them with a nice coach this time...

 

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