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11 minutes ago, bus_7246 said:

9012 was inside of Duncan shops for what appears to be brakes.

7592 is back at Hillcrest, parked outside of Duncan. Here's what I captured of the bus and its cameras 

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#7307, #7336 in the deadline next to it. Is that #8058 on the left side on the top pic? You might get a closer look of it. 

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4 minutes ago, dayone said:

Hey bus_7246, curious to know if you spotted any 9400s at Hillcrest? Thanks for posting your sightings and pics.

Hey dayone, I didn't notice any 9400s at Hillcrest. But it is for certain that these 2nd gen VII HEVs have been unofficially retired:

1256, 1295, 1300, 1517, 1599 & 1671

1256, 1517 and 1671 retiring was due to extensive vehicle fires. 1295, 1300 and 1599 are all gone due to severe front end collisions. 

9 minutes ago, 21 Brimley said:

#7307, #7336 in the deadline next to it. Is that #8058 on the left side on the top pic? You might get a closer look of it. 

You are correct. The silouette of the GM in the background is 8058

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58 minutes ago, bus_7246 said:

Hey dayone, I didn't notice any 9400s at Hillcrest. But it is for certain that these 2nd gen VII HEVs have been unofficially retired:

1256, 1295, 1300, 1517, 1599 & 1671

1256, 1517 and 1671 retiring was due to extensive vehicle fires. 1295, 1300 and 1599 are all gone due to severe front end collisions. 

You are correct. The silouette of the GM in the background is 8058

So that means the count from #1200-#1423 is at 221 and #1500-#1689 at 187? I wonder the next bus order or this bus order will replace the three along with #1256 and #1671 just like what the last two buses from #8335-#8396 did as replacements to the fire victims.

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2 hours ago, 21 Brimley said:

So that means the count from #1200-#1423 is at 221 and #1500-#1689 at 187? I wonder the next bus order or this bus order will replace the three along with #1256 and #1671 just like what the last two buses from #8335-#8396 did as replacements to the fire victims.

8395 and 8396 were bought to replace 1517 and 7308.

1256 and 1671 retired officially after those were bought. I'm pretty sure they bought an extra artic or two to replace them.The 153 artics were to replace 185 Orion V's but had a capacity to replace ~200 buses. Of course due to a naive planning move by the TTC, the artics replaced less buses than expected.

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2 hours ago, Bus_Medic said:

They've finally decided that 7807 will be written off and retired.

Womp womp wommppppp. 

It's about time to let her hit the scrap heap in that age. One down, 261 to go?

Maybe anyone can start an "Orion VII retirement" thread. 

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12 minutes ago, 21 Brimley said:

Womp womp wommppppp. 

It's about time to let her hit the scrap heap in that age. One down, 261 to go?

Maybe anyone can start an "Orion VII retirement" thread. 

Why, just one off. You have a better chance with a hybrid retirement thread

3 hours ago, Bus_Medic said:

They've finally decided that 7807 will be written off and retired.

Wasn't there a Windsor bus that was going to be used for parts. I guess they using it for other VIIs?

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8 hours ago, TransitfanJas0n said:

9040's been gone all year...

Yup, 9040 and 9091 are gone forever.

9012 is dead after March 7.

9027, 9032, 9041, 9063 and 9107 haven't seen service this month.

Lots of them are out of service. We're only seeing about 125 of them in service on average with a high of 128ish. On a bad day (recently in the past 2 weeks), there's only 118 or 119 of them in service out of 153. That's 23% of them not in service. Back in April, there used to be a high of 138ish in service. With only ~125ish on a bad day. 

There's no surprise that the Wilson units are doing the worst as they run every day. Arrow units take second place as their units suffer from heavy duty usage on the 36 but they get the weekends off. Malvern units are better off with the majority of them resting outside peak periods. For MtD, on a good day, all 17 artics head out for service. MtD artics see the least service with only a handful of them in off peak and almost always none beyond 10pm.

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10 hours ago, FlyerD901 said:

Why, just one off. You have a better chance with a hybrid retirement thread

Wasn't there a Windsor bus that was going to be used for parts. I guess they using it for other VIIs?

IIRC that was for 7461, which was involved in that collision with the crane a few years back.

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5 hours ago, Xtrazsteve said:

Yup, 9040 and 9091 are gone forever.

9012 is dead after March 7.

9027, 9032, 9041, 9063 and 9107 haven't seen service this month.

Lots of them are out of service. We're only seeing about 125 of them in service on average with a high of 128ish. On a bad day (recently in the past 2 weeks), there's only 118 or 119 of them in service out of 153. That's 23% of them not in service. Back in April, there used to be a high of 138ish in service. With only ~125ish on a bad day. 

There's no surprise that the Wilson units are doing the worst as they run every day. Arrow units take second place as their units suffer from heavy duty usage on the 36 but they get the weekends off. Malvern units are better off with the majority of them resting outside peak periods. For MtD, on a good day, all 17 artics head out for service. MtD artics see the least service with only a handful of them in off peak and almost always none beyond 10pm.

I don't think #9040 or #9091 could hit the scrap heap just yet since they are two years old. Otherwise, they should've at least send the buses back to the Nova plant and get new parts for the two. If not, that means the number of articulated buses in the order would be down to 151. 

I'm getting the feeling TTC is going to be in a massive bus shortage since some of the artics have been out of service for a while. 

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6 hours ago, Xtrazsteve said:

Yup, 9040 and 9091 are gone forever.

9012 is dead after March 7.

9027, 9032, 9041, 9063 and 9107 haven't seen service this month.

Lots of them are out of service. We're only seeing about 125 of them in service on average with a high of 128ish. On a bad day (recently in the past 2 weeks), there's only 118 or 119 of them in service out of 153. That's 23% of them not in service. Back in April, there used to be a high of 138ish in service. With only ~125ish on a bad day. 

There's no surprise that the Wilson units are doing the worst as they run every day. Arrow units take second place as their units suffer from heavy duty usage on the 36 but they get the weekends off. Malvern units are better off with the majority of them resting outside peak periods. For MtD, on a good day, all 17 artics head out for service. MtD artics see the least service with only a handful of them in off peak and almost always none beyond 10pm.

Some of these buses are probably still under warranty? Hopefully the 8400 are doing much better.

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1 hour ago, 21 Brimley said:

I don't think #9040 or #9091 could hit the scrap heap just yet since they are two years old. Otherwise, they should've at least send the buses back to the Nova plant and get new parts for the two. If not, that means the number of articulated buses in the order would be down to 151. 

I'm getting the feeling TTC is going to be in a massive bus shortage since some of the artics have been out of service for a while. 

Highly doubt it. They probably just don't have the right parts for it. Lots of 8500s are here early so there isn't any shortage as it seems. Plus it's summer and school is out.

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24 minutes ago, Xtrazsteve said:

Second time? I thought this is still the first time and 9091 has never came back to life since that fire.

I meant it's the second time Alex guessed 9091 hasn't returned to service because of a fire. Not the second time the artic had a fire incident :P

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