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Here are my sightings (which may repeat what was already posted).

Training Runs: 9003 and 9008

PM Rush Hour: 9013, 9046, 9053, 9208, and 9227. I did spot another '92 D40, but I cannot identify what the number is.

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9216 was on Training this morning.

As I stated above, Training Dept. wants all D40s reserved only for training, but obviously, the early morning and late evening placer did not read the memo stating the reservation of those buses and are putting them into revenue service.

Afaik, only one D40 did not get sent for Training today.

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Spotted today on training runs: 9003, 9008, 9042, 9053 and 9216.

In service this afternoon during the PM rush hour: 9013 (rode), 9042, 9046 and 9227.

As I stated above, Training Dept. wants all D40s reserved only for training, but obviously, the early morning and late evening placer did not read the memo stating the reservation of those buses and are putting them into revenue service.

Afaik, only one D40 did not get sent for Training today.

In my opinion, I do not agree with Transit Training's request to have all the NFI D40 reserved only for training. As long as the buses are working properly, they should be put out into service.

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Spotted 9008 and 9013 on training runs today.

In service during the PM Rush Hour: 9030, 9046, 9053, 9208, 9216, and 9227 .

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9216 on 95

Rode it as Route 35 Orleans, after its trip on Route 95. The run number is E-139.

Here are my sightings (I may repeat what was already posted):

Training - 9208 and 9216

PM Rush Hour - 9013, 9046, 9053 and 9216.

I also saw 9042 on Route 86, and the run number looked like 86-9 (I didn't get good look at it as I was riding the DD when I saw it). EDIT: Nevermind, Enviro_1203 reported the sighting on the other thread.

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Spotted 9216 on a training run this morning, exiting the WB Queensway at Maitland at about 8:45.

Why do they use D40s for training? Wouldn't it make more sense to train drivers on buses that will actually be around beyond 2011?

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Why do they use D40s for training? Wouldn't it make more sense to train drivers on buses that will actually be around beyond 2011?

Cause they are good buses to use for training...its not how to operate different controls as much as it is to learn to drive a bus

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Cause they are good buses to use for training...its not how to operate different controls as much as it is to learn to drive a bus

What makes them a good bus to use for training as opposed to any other bus in the fleet?

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What makes them a good bus to use for training as opposed to any other bus in the fleet?

Apparently they handle good and they are slower so the driver can get used to driving a larger vehicle

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Training Buses: 9003 and 9046

PM Rush Hour: 9003, 9008, 9030, 9046, 9208, 9216 and 9227.

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Apparently they handle good and they are slower so the driver can get used to driving a larger vehicle

Do you honestly believe that?

Its more to do with they are the oldest buses in the depot, and they are normally only used at peak times!

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