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Old April 28th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #1
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Does anyone know when the new Vancouver buses will be rolling?!

I can't find anyting on the Translink website or the NewFlyer website. When will we see the old, decrepit trollies be replaced by the long-overdue brand-new ones?
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Old April 28th, 2005, 10:47 PM   #2
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http://www.translink.bc.ca/Plans_Pro...on/default.asp

All it says is "between 2005 and 2007".

BTW - i drove past the Eburne site - the site for the new bus depot / maintenance yard off SW Marine Drive under the Oak & Arthur Laing bridges - and it's coming along quickly. Lots of trolley poles were up ready to take wires.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 11:42 PM   #3
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http://www.translink.bc.ca/Plans_Pro...on/default.asp

All it says is "between 2005 and 2007".

BTW - i drove past the Eburne site - the site for the new bus depot / maintenance yard off SW Marine Drive under the Oak & Arthur Laing bridges - and it's coming along quickly. Lots of trolley poles were up ready to take wires.
We're already almost half way through 2005 and I still haven't seen any!
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Old June 19th, 2006, 08:22 AM   #4
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ok resurecting an old thread

i saw one of the new busses in use yesterday - on the renfrew street route
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Old June 19th, 2006, 09:43 AM   #5
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i was on one of the new buses today, very nice.
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Old October 10th, 2006, 08:50 AM   #6
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Vancouver orders 126 new diesels from Nova Bus There was a bit of a debate at the TransLink board about whether to get compressed-natural-gas or diesel buses to replace some of the old diesels, and they went back and forth, but the diesels finally won out.

Despite the environmental argument for CNG buses, I think this was the right decision. I understand that the environmental effects of these particular diesels aren't all that different from those of CNGs, and I also understand that drivers find the Nova buses much easier to drive (particularly in icy road conditions) than the New Flyers that currently make up most of TransLink's diesel fleet. Montreal has a fleet that's mainly made up of Novas.

And yeah, I just saw one of the new trolleys for the first time the other day. It's on the #5 and #6 routes around the West End right now. There may be another of them in service somewhere, but I think the 50 or so buses that were supposed to arrive in September have been held up until later this year or early next year due to mechanical problems.
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Old October 10th, 2006, 08:57 AM   #7
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Vancouver orders 126 new diesels from Nova Bus There was a bit of a debate at the TransLink board about whether to get compressed-natural-gas or diesel buses to replace some of the old diesels, and they went back and forth, but the diesels finally won out.

Despite the environmental argument for CNG buses, I think this was the right decision. I understand that the environmental effects of these particular diesels aren't all that different from those of CNGs, and I also understand that drivers find the Nova buses much easier to drive (particularly in icy road conditions) than the New Flyers that currently make up most of TransLink's diesel fleet. Montreal has a fleet that's mainly made up of Novas.

And yeah, I just saw one of the new trolleys for the first time the other day. It's on the #5 and #6 routes around the West End right now. There may be another of them in service somewhere, but I think the 50 or so buses that were supposed to arrive in September have been held up until later this year or early next year due to mechanical problems.
there's hardly ever ice or snow on the road here in Vancouver so it's hardly an issue.

i've seen quite a few of those new trolleys, beginning a few months ago. the other two, i saw three pass by in downtown.

thanks for the update.....i'm not too fond of the look of the bus.
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Old October 11th, 2006, 12:37 AM   #8
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i walk around downtown often.. and i usually see bus #5 with new buses
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Old October 11th, 2006, 02:48 AM   #9
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I've ridden in a test Nova bus before - the ride is definitely an improvement over the New Flyers.
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Old October 11th, 2006, 11:13 AM   #10
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theres a bunch of new diesel buses in use on the 154/155 route in new west. they are nice. i have yet to see the new trollies in vancouver. i was on the 20 today and it was slow as all hell, plus the wire thing kept falling off. we need new buses.

the main bus is consistently fast though
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Old October 11th, 2006, 11:22 AM   #11
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theres a bunch of new diesel buses in use on the 154/155 route in new west. they are nice. i have yet to see the new trollies in vancouver. i was on the 20 today and it was slow as all hell, plus the wire thing kept falling off. we need new buses.

the main bus is consistently fast though
The ones on the 154 and 155 are the new CNG's. The new diesel (the second half of last year's order) would start to arrive later this month or early next month.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 05:37 AM   #12
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I saw one of the new trolley buses today on Nainaimo St. They look pretty nice. Wish I could have ridden on it but it wasn't going where I needed to go.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 08:38 AM   #13
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One new C40LF does the regular Production Way - SFU #145 route. Seems to have quite a bit more power going uphill (compared to the classic D40LF that sometimes fills in the mornings)
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Old October 14th, 2006, 09:44 AM   #14
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i thought the 145 was an extension of the 135 and i havent seen any new buses doing that route yet.

did they change the scheduling recently?
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Old October 15th, 2006, 09:54 AM   #15
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145 is the Skytrain to SFU route (basically the uphill part). 135 is the Downtown Vancouver - SFU route.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 01:15 AM   #16
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I couldn't find where else to put this but I'm trying to create some traffic on this really dead website. I know it's not the new trolley buses but...

This is the Volvo/Nova Bus LFS that will go into operation for September 2007. They ordered 126.

I guess they will pretty much look like this -
http://www.volvo.com/bus/global/en-g...uses/Nova+LFS/


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Old October 17th, 2006, 02:47 AM   #17
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145 is the Skytrain to SFU route (basically the uphill part). 135 is the Downtown Vancouver - SFU route.
thanks for the info.

i take both busses regularly

but i thought they were combined, as in the same drivers and busses do both routes at the same time
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Old October 17th, 2006, 07:59 AM   #18
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I guess some do. They don't let you stay on, so I wouldn't know.
Anyways, looks like they took out the C40LF from the route now, and replaced it in the "morning rush" with a classic D40LF.
EDIT: and it's back again...

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