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M. Parsons

Medicine Hat Transit

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746 has been decommissioned. It was spotted in the city storage compound earlier today.

Its last day of service was March 4th.

There is now only 1 D40LF and 1 bus in the flame livery left in Medicine Hat.

No replacement Vicinities have been spotted yet.

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All of the buses currently in process of replacement/retirement will be sold. These are:

•720-721 (2009 Arboc SOM)

•722-725, 730 (2010 Arboc SOM)

•745-747 (2005 D40LF)

•748-750 (2009 D40LFR)

•751-753 (2010 D40LFR)

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Active buses, interlining, last day of service dates, etc. can be found here: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fz3qBB75gf-DIdSci0IhqokrEczigAh6TU91cfV2IDM/edit?usp=drivesdk

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One thing I've noticed is the 53/61 extra run no longer exists. The buses now wait at the mall for 15 minutes so they line up with 30.

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American seating 6468 seat cushions are now being replaced with 4One Aires, and it looks ridiculous.

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There appears to be a fire in the bus garage. There are several fire trucks on the scene. No smoke that I can see. Special Transit buses are being moved into the transit terminal.

There is an excavator also on scene, but I believe that's unrelated. I will ask drivers if they know what's going on.

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A sign for Highway 3 Connector has appeared in the terminal as well. Service started yesterday, but the sign was covered up then.

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6 hours ago, Imgursdownvote4love said:

There appears to be a fire in the bus garage. 

Turns out there was a diesel spill at the fuel tanks just outside of the garage. Small fire, no damage (that the driver I talked to could see).

All vehicles were moved as a precaution, which is why the terminal was filled with Arbocs (and 760 @Articulated).

The excavator was, in fact, unrelated.

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Found 741 (2000 D40LF, retired 2016?) in a private storage yard today. Several broken windows.

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Medicine Hat Transportation Company 728, 736, 738?, and another TGH-3102 are seen parked at the corner of 2nd and 2nd downtown in this undated photo (can't see the date on the license plate).

This picture is on display in the Hull Block (Gaslight Plaza) downtown

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They have started removing the ads from 747 and (finally) putting them on the C40LFRs. Considering 747 hasn't missed a day of service since April, I think the last D40LF in Medicine Hat doesn't have much time left

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Here are the route and PR codes programmed into MHT's destination signs.

Route codes:

Code

Message (Destination)

1

Out Of Service

2

Special Transit

3

Charter

4

In Training

5

Holy Family Parish

6

Notre Dame Academy

7

Echo Dale Shuttle

9

Transit Shuttle

10

10 Northeast Crescent Heights

11

11 Northwest Crescent Heights

20

20 Flats

21

21 Hospital

22

22 South Hill

30

30 Dunmore Road

31

31 Dunmore Road

40

40 College/Downtown

41

41 College/Mall

50

50 Ross Glen (displays 51 Ross Glen/Mall on 750 and 751)

53

53 Ross Glen

60

60 Southridge

61

61 Southridge

62

62 Southlands

90

Canada Day Shuttle/Crescent Heights

91

Canada Day Shuttle/Mall

92

Canada Day Shuttle/Kin Coulee Park

93

Canada Day Shuttle/Downtown

94

Event Centre Shuttle

95

Stampede Shuttle

PR codes:

Class

Code

Message (Description)

B

1

Medicine Hat Transit

B

2

Have A Nice Day

B

3

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays

B

4

Happy New Year

B

5

Happy Valentine's Day

B

6

Happy St. Patrick's Day

B

7

Happy Easter

B

8

Happy Mother's Day

B

9

Happy Victoria Day

B

10

Happy Father's Day

B

11

Happy Canada Day

B

12

Happy Heritage Day

B

14*

Happy Labor Day

B

13*

Happy Thanksgiving

B

15

We Remember

B

16

Election Day/Please Vote

B

17

Go Tigers Go

B

18

Go Mavericks Go

B

19

Go Canada Go

B

20

City Census/Count Yourself In

B

21

Fill The Bus Food Drive

B

22

Fill The Bus School Drive

B

23

Santa's Helper

B

24

Congratulations/Just Married

*Listed in this order on the PR code sheet

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After being MIA since May 26 (when I spotted it tracking at the garage), 749 has been spotted in the storage compound, and is presumed retired. This is the first D40LFR to go, despite the fact that I haven't spotted any Vicinities yet.

This marks 2/8 diesel retirements (746 and 749), and reduces the spare ratio to 15% (19% if you include Special Transit).

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All of the 2010 Arbocs have now had their air conditioners removed. Perhaps they will put them on the new Glavals (which also haven't been delivered yet). The 2009 Arbocs still keep their ACs.

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On 6/12/2019 at 7:03 AM, Imgursdownvote4love said:

After being MIA since May 26 (when I spotted it tracking at the garage), 749 has been spotted in the storage compound, and is presumed retired. This is the first D40LFR to go, despite the fact that I haven't spotted any Vicinities yet.

This marks 2/8 diesel retirements (746 and 749), and reduces the spare ratio to 15% (19% if you include Special Transit).

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All of the 2010 Arbocs have now had their air conditioners removed. Perhaps they will put them on the new Glavals (which also haven't been delivered yet). The 2009 Arbocs still keep their ACs.

I'm guessing Medicine Hat doesn't like refurbishing buses to last another 10-12 years? :P

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1 hour ago, armorand said:

I'm guessing Medicine Hat doesn't like refurbishing buses to last another 10-12 years? :P

The last time they did, the bus (742) was retired within 6 months. Dunno what happened to it.

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