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1 hour ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

whats the plan with 0602? going back to being a "storage" bus or going to scrap?

You can't read very well. Pretty annoying lately with a number of members here... and there are a ton of you.

The plates are removed. Its retired as mentioned above.

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16 minutes ago, ORION said:

You can't read very well. Pretty annoying lately with a number of members here... and there are a ton of you.

The plates are removed. Its retired as mentioned above.

What do you mean? I have someone who is interesed in buying old retired buses and they want to buy it for their own personal use...

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14 hours ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

What do you mean? I have someone who is interesed in buying old retired buses and they want to buy it for their own personal use...

The plan is it'll probably end up at AIM metals for scrap.  That's where HSR has been sending their retired buses as of late.

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On 7/25/2022 at 7:08 PM, hamilton.area.transit said:

whats the plan with 0602? going back to being a "storage" bus or going to scrap?

I have not heard of what the official reason was for the retirement of 0602. I suspect a battery issue but cannot confirm. As far as I know, the batteries were never replaced in the bus.

When the 0600s and 0700s were put in storage, the licence plates were never taken off the buses. That confirmed the fact that they were expected back at some time which ended up being about 2 years.

Removing a plate is pretty well the final step in the retirement of a bus. The fareboxes and Presto units are even removed before the licence plate. Once a plate is removed, the bus will not be returning to the road.

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I can still remember when the 08 buses were new and some of them were delivered with gold paint instead of yellow until the HSR changed their mind. I didn't think they were due for retirement until I did the math and realized that they're 14 years old now. Time flies.

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2 hours ago, Orion V said:

Do units 70-71 still see service or are they retired?
Last year when route 99 was running, all I see was D40LFs on that route.

The City of Hamilton actually posted a video on Instagram talking about the buses on the route that it does

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13 hours ago, Orion V said:

Do units 70-71 still see service or are they retired?
Last year when route 99 was running, all I see was D40LFs on that route.

Due to Covid they haven't been running the last couple of years. Recently 70 did make it out for a video shoot, but other then that, the 99 has been using just regular buses. 

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1 hour ago, CLRV4094 said:

Due to Covid they haven't been running the last couple of years. Recently 70 did make it out for a video shoot, but other then that, the 99 has been using just regular buses. 

Bus 70 only lasted for a trip and a half on the day that the video was shot. It was changed off for a 40' low floor.

70 and 71 do not have driver shields installed which is why they have not been used. They are still available for charters and drivers have the right to refuse to drive them if they are uncomfortable with the lack of a shield. They have done a handful of charters over the last few years.

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3 hours ago, Seashore_518203 said:

70 and 71 do not have driver shields installed which is why they have not been used. They are still available for charters and drivers have the right to refuse to drive them if they are uncomfortable with the lack of a shield. 

"I'm not comfortable not collecting fares without a shield. What if I get a passenger who insists on paying?" 🙂
(Credit where credit is due, I heard a 99 driver make a joke to that effect. That wouldn't even be the strangest thing to happen on a bus.)

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9 hours ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

From what im hearing 0705 is the 5th and last unit to retire from the 2101-2120 order.

0702 has also had the plates removed so I am unsure as to the total number of retirements. I was told 5 but it might be more.

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19 minutes ago, Seashore_518203 said:

0702 has also had the plates removed so I am unsure as to the total number of retirements. I was told 5 but it might be more.

It has to be more because with 0702 and 0705 retired along with the others, that would be 6 so far. Surprised they didnt reitre 0520 to be honest unless there was something wrong with the other units (i know at least 3 out of the 6 had a issue) and it wouldve costed too much money to keep them running.

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8 hours ago, Seashore_518203 said:

0702 has also had the plates removed so I am unsure as to the total number of retirements. I was told 5 but it might be more.

A bunch of buses are getting license plate replacements. Including 520, 702, 904 and a few more. (I didn’t have time to do a full look around)

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15 hours ago, BusDriver91 said:

A bunch of buses are getting license plate replacements. Including 520, 702, 904 and a few more. (I didn’t have time to do a full look around)

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Thanks for the info. That makes sense. Normally when they do replatings, they replace the plate right away. I have never seen it where there are days between the old plate being taken off and the new plate put on.

So based on parts buses, the only confirmed retirements at this time are 0602, 0722 and 0821.

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