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  1. Looks like OC are trying to get as many buses delivered as quickly as possible. By forgoing the padding on seats (which is really a minor issue at worst), Nova can likely get the buses done slightly faster and delivered to them more quickly. Looking back, November 27 to January 13 (today) and we have slightly more than 3/4 of the order in service already. 4734-4736, 4759, 4761, and 4763-4775 are the only ones not in service yet. In comparison, it took 4601-4682 four and a half months (April- late August 2019) to all enter service. That's not a bad guess considering OC had to consider putting 40 Inveros back into service PLUS loaning or buying buses from other cities at one point. Speaking of the Inveros, only 4277 has been put back into service. I don't really know the status of the other recently retired units. Edit: Did I really just say cuties instead of cities?? 🤣🤣 Cuties they're not. Spelling error corrected.
  2. Remember that D40 I was talking about that was used in a mock trial in 2011? Here's the photo if anyone's interested: This photo came from the CPTDB forum by user OC Transpo 8238. You can see that 9215 is totally crushed and only the front end is present.
  3. Add 4746, 4748, 4750, 4751, 4752 to the above list for being active.
  4. List of all buses active: 4683-4724 (most in this range reserved for R1), 4727-4733, 4737-4745, 4747 The list of which buses are dedicated to R1 can be seen a few posts above.
  5. I will say that the Novas seem to be greatly improved over our 1997s, but that ZF transmission I'm just not really into yet. I'm still used to hearing an Allison transmission with the ISL/ISL9 engines in all OC buses. The new batch coming in right now don't have padded seats so I suspect OC Transpo have a reason for skimping... maybe they wanted to save money? It's not like they forgot since they seemed to be aware of it when the first batch came in.
  6. It's been confirmed that the new batch has the same exact seats as the first batch. The padding remains almost non-existent.
  7. Yes, although only some. The delivery of these buses is quicker than usual because they need buses for R1 ASAP (they're being housed at a baseball stadium where they are literally idling until they're needed, officially went into R1 replacement service on Dec. 2) and because they need more buses in regular service. As for the buses assigned to R1, that will only be a temporary measure (until the LRT issues get sorted out) from what I'm hearing. They'll likely go into regular service eventually when the dedicated fleet for this service is no longer needed. I'm not sure if the seats are padded in this batch. I have not been on one yet so I cannot confirm.
  8. The following buses are for R1 service: 4683-4706 (except for 4686, 4688, 4704), 4712, 4714, 4715 4716-4773 will be in service as usual.
  9. Meant 4705, whoops. @Shane, what do you think of the situation? Do you think OC should have repurposed 20 of the ex-retired Inveros as R1 buses or should they use a portion of their new LFS order to serve that route? Personally, I am actually happy as that's 20 less LFSs in service. I just don't like them that much. It's also good for OC because they have brand new buses (that should be more reliable than old worn down Inveros) instead of using buses that are more likely to break down.
  10. Those 20 buses will have exterior advertisements promoting the R1 service as well as two huge stickers (one above the POP sticker at the rear door and one right above the Transecure sticker by the front door). 4704 is being dedicated to R1. 4716 is just a regular in-service bus.
  11. I'm still not a fan of Pimisi for some reason. I get that they wanted it to be a homage to Algonquin leaders because they had requested it, but Lebreton was a better name in my opinion. Parliament station I'm okay with.
  12. 4716 is now active. I've also been hearing on another forum that 20 buses will be dedicated specifically for the R1 service and will have decals specifying so.
  13. Some hybrids were at Thermo King when they were first received, as well as some of the 2009 D60LFs. I would assume they were all there for inspections (considering the sheer number of them) but they didn't really have anything to do with the HVAC systems. In this case, they were serving the same purpose as Greyhound Garage and City View*. City View is actually another garage that does pre-delivery inspections for OC buses. 4601-4682 were all there before coming to St. Laurent.
  14. True, but I should have been more specific. We used to have 2601 (as in the minibus retired in 2009) which was exclusively put on the 123. That bus was extremely unreliable as well so you'd often see conventional buses on that route. As soon as this bus was gone, there were other buses on this route but the route was still not accessible until 2011. As for the 117, it was never officially an accessible route before 2011. You'd often see a lot of high floors on that route. It was actually advantageous to have high floor buses on that route as high floors hold more capacity. Less than an artic but more than a low floor 40 foot bus. In fact, my profile photo (not my original image) is of 9312 doing a 117 Carleton.
  15. New list of buses wrapped in new livery as of now (2005-2009 second gens not included as all are in new livery except for 0510, 0801, and 0905): 0314-0328: 0328 0401-0417: 0406, 0412, 0417 0911-0925: 0911-0916, 0918-0921, 0923, 0925 1001-1027: 1002-1005, 1007-1010, 1012-1013, 1015-1021, 1023-1024, 1026-1027 1101-1107: 1103, 1106, 1107 1226-1233: 1226, 1228-1233
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