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According to a source of mine, fleet numbers should be as follows:

1911-1914: 2019 New Flyer XE40

1915-1916: 2019 Nova LFSe

1971-1980: 2019 Nova LFS Artic (Viva)

The LFS Artic buses for Viva should be replacing 7201-7205, with the remaining 5 for expansion. 7201 and 7202 were in service today according to Transsee, but I'm not sure how long they have left considering how quickly their replacements have entered service.

There are also 8 Arboc cutaways that should have arrived. Not sure what the fleet numbers are, possibly 1991-1998 if the current trends continue. 6 are for Community Bus service (replacing the last of the 2011 buses still operating) and 2 are for Mobility On-Request Paratransit (aka the former Mobility Plus).

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The 1970-80 Artics are have same specs with previous order, but have some visual differences.

- It equipped Luminator horizon destination sign with they ended up continue with insight rather than Lazzerini seats (what T18-41 document specified)

- Front fleet numbers are placed where conventional 2015-17 novas are in.

- Branding Rear section is slightly modified on logo placement, including they now having yrt logo at back, as well as yrt.ca website striker (located same place as conventional buses) as well as weird viva logo at back... 

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1 hour ago, Orion V said:

Will the 07 AG300s be rebuilt and used for YRT like the 05 AG300s or just retired?

I believe they will just be retired, through they might able to use as parts for 2xx through.

 

12 hours ago, Viva5113 said:

The 1970-80 Artics are have same specs with previous order, but have some visual differences.

- It equipped Luminator horizon destination sign with they ended up continue with insight rather than Lazzerini seats (what T18-41 document specified)

- Front fleet numbers are placed where conventional 2015-17 novas are in.

- Branding Rear section is slightly modified on logo placement, including they now having yrt logo at back, as well as yrt.ca website striker (located same place as conventional buses) as well as weird viva logo at back... 

Rode 1977 today, interior wise, nothing changed.

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My friend went Nova Bus today, and spot YRT LFSe without paint. Also good to note that Nova LFSe are now numbered 1921-22. 

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If this is the wrong thread to post this, apologies on advance.

I'm aware of an articulated order if XD60s, but I'm unsure of when they're scheduled to be arriving and for which division(s?)

 

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On 2/17/2020 at 8:34 PM, newflyerinvero said:

If this is the wrong thread to post this, apologies on advance.

I'm aware of an articulated order if XD60s, but I'm unsure of when they're scheduled to be arriving and for which division(s?)

 

It is possible to deliver to SouthWest and BRT division (yes this means transferring 91 to BRT) .

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Has YRT made any plans for when the electric buses will enter service.

Since these buses are based out of Newmarket, I have a hunch they'll be used on Route 55 Davis.

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On 3/11/2020 at 12:45 AM, Tom1122 said:

Has YRT made any plans for when the electric buses will enter service.

Since these buses are based out of Newmarket, I have a hunch they'll be used on Route 55 Davis.

I've heard the same thing that they might be on the 55. To when they go out. They still have to train drivers and mechanics.

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1979 is out on Viva Blue, tho I’m not sure when it entered service since its tracker was off until April 26. It could have went out weeks before

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On 5/1/2020 at 10:22 PM, Joshuamumble said:

2001 is at Southwest as per this Instagram post (delivered in April)- this is a 2020 New Flyer XD60:

 

Are they expected to replace the Van Hools artics?  From what I understand they were reconditioned only a couple of years ago.

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1 hour ago, sdgta2008 said:

Are they expected to replace the Van Hools artics?  From what I understand they were reconditioned only a couple of years ago.

"Reconditioned" is not the correct word. The buses were converted for regular service with the absolute minimum amount of (mostly cosmetic) work done to replace the branding, such as an exterior repaint, recovered seats, installation of a farebox, and replacement of any fleet number stickers. There were no mechanical overhauls, structural work, or other interior work that would qualify as a "rebuild"; some buses still had loose and dirty interior panels on their first days in conventional service.

These buses were basically converted as a stop-gap measure to improve capacity on conventional routes in response to growing ridership without increasing the budget. Now that the artics-on-conventional-routes experiment has proven successful, they are ordering new artics to replace the absolutely worn-out Van Hools. From someone who rides them daily (pre-COVID-19) to and from work, I cannot wait to say good riddance to them.

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2 hours ago, Articulated said:

"Reconditioned" is not the correct word. The buses were converted for regular service with the absolute minimum amount of (mostly cosmetic) work done to replace the branding, such as an exterior repaint, recovered seats, installation of a farebox, and replacement of any fleet number stickers. There were no mechanical overhauls, structural work, or other interior work that would qualify as a "rebuild"; some buses still had loose and dirty interior panels on their first days in conventional service.

These buses were basically converted as a stop-gap measure to improve capacity on conventional routes in response to growing ridership without increasing the budget. Now that the artics-on-conventional-routes experiment has proven successful, they are ordering new artics to replace the absolutely worn-out Van Hools. From someone who rides them daily (pre-COVID-19) to and from work, I cannot wait to say good riddance to them.

I'm surprised they lasted 15 years without any rebuild. MiWay retires them at 12 years and Ottawa has to rebuild or retire them at 12 years.

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2 hours ago, Orion V said:

I'm surprised they lasted 15 years without any rebuild. MiWay retires them at 12 years and Ottawa has to rebuild or retire them at 12 years.

They received their midlife refurb in 2011-2012, while still in Viva service.

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29 minutes ago, Articulated said:

They received their midlife refurb in 2011-2012, while still in Viva service.

Oh right. Forgot about that.

That also means they should still keep the 07/08 AG300s for backup use.

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pretty surprised by their unexpected arrival. Not even the wiki page has them listed as future orders.

On that note, have the electric buses all arrived yet?

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6 hours ago, Ber said:

pretty surprised by their unexpected arrival. Not even the wiki page has them listed as future orders.

On that note, have the electric buses all arrived yet?

Sometimes they're wiki does not get updated all the time. So far the New Flyer electrics have arrived and an electric Nova was spotted at the factory.

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