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#241 leylandvictory2

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:49 PM

 

MCI or Vanhool?

MCI.  No way they will use the Double decker :P.  The single deck Van Hool coach belongs to Coach USA.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:55 PM

Yes leylandvictory2 is correct. Safeway only pays for the 56 seaters and would only profit if Coach Canada provided a Van Hool DD.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:12 PM

Yes leylandvictory2 is correct. Safeway only pays for the 56 seaters and would only profit if Coach Canada provided a Van Hool DD.

also you may have clearance issue as well if Safeway decided to use DD.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:12 PM

Yes leylandvictory2 is correct. Safeway only pays for the 56 seaters and would only profit if Coach Canada provided a Van Hool DD.

 

 

The Coach Canada MCI in Megabus colours has been on charters before.



#245 Shaun

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:55 PM

I saw a mega bus double deker heading north on Bathurst street past elgin mills followed by a J series coach.  Do those go out on charters?

 

Seems to me like Prevost is doing much better in sales compared to MCI.



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:55 AM

I saw a mega bus double deker heading north on Bathurst street past elgin mills followed by a J series coach.  Do those go out on charters?

 

Seems to me like Prevost is doing much better in sales compared to MCI.

I see more MCI than prevost.


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

I see more MCI than prevost.

 

That all depends on where you are? I'm not sure about Western Canada or the Maritime's, but in Quebec I'd say there's way more Prevosts then MCI. In Ontario I'd say 50% are MCI, 40% are Prevosts and 10% are others?


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

Interesting spotting on Saturday....

 

On the 401 westbound, near Kingston, a RED new H345, with Coach Canada along the side.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:03 PM

Interesting spotting on Saturday....

 

On the 401 westbound, near Kingston, a RED new H345, with Coach Canada along the side.

the one you saw is most likely ex-Safeway Tour Unit.  I saw one today with the Safeway Tour decals removed.


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#250 Prevost

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:50 PM

What?? Safeway is already not using those new H3-45s?

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:59 AM

I saw a mega bus double deker heading north on Bathurst street past elgin mills followed by a J series coach.  Do those go out on charters?

 

Seems to me like Prevost is doing much better in sales compared to MCI.

Could be a deadhead, were there any passengers on board? Ever since the Construction on the Gardiner they would deadhead to and from the Coach Terminal via 401/DVP. It would not surprise me if they use other means including 407.


Interesting spotting on Saturday....

 

On the 401 westbound, near Kingston, a RED new H345, with Coach Canada along the side.

 

The rumor mill has been pick up steam about Safeway and Coach Canada. This rumor may become true after all: Safeway will end their contract with Coach Canada this September. It is rumored that PW may grow their fleet to take over Coach Canada's percentage of the runs. Great Canadian has been getting outbounds gradually with now on a weekly basis doing the 3 days to Montreal, 7 days to PEI and the 3 - 5 days New York/Washington DC and Chicago. I dunno what's going on with GTA at the moment. Of course, things can change and Coach Canada may just do small percentage of runs for Safeway or maybe they there will be no termination of contract. It's really hard to tell now but just wait until September to see what happens.


What?? Safeway is already not using those new H3-45s?

It's my understanding that the Safeway name was replaced with Coach Canada's name. There is still plenty of New Prevosts with the Safeway name.



#252 leylandvictory2

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:46 AM

from what I saw it looks like GTA Crew is doing casino run right now. 


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#253 Shaun

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:56 AM

Could be a deadhead, were there any passengers on board? Ever since the Construction on the Gardiner they would deadhead to and from the Coach Terminal via 401/DVP. It would not surprise me if they use other means including 407.


 

The rumor mill has been pick up steam about Safeway and Coach Canada. This rumor may become true after all: Safeway will end their contract with Coach Canada this September. It is rumored that PW may grow their fleet to take over Coach Canada's percentage of the runs. Great Canadian has been getting outbounds gradually with now on a weekly basis doing the 3 days to Montreal, 7 days to PEI and the 3 - 5 days New York/Washington DC and Chicago. I dunno what's going on with GTA at the moment. Of course, things can change and Coach Canada may just do small percentage of runs for Safeway or maybe they there will be no termination of contract. It's really hard to tell now but just wait until September to see what happens.


It's my understanding that the Safeway name was replaced with Coach Canada's name. There is still plenty of New Prevosts with the Safeway name.

 

This was way up north, past Major Mackenzie. Double decker with a J series following.

 

Have they removed the safeway wraps on the 8300 and higher J series?

 

I wonder if they will have a surplus of buses or retire or sell off some of the older ones?

 

Why does Coach Canada use cutaways for their Kingston Pearson Express bus?  Why would they bother to maintain a different fleet just for that service?

 

I have seen some of those sold off to other agencies after they reach their mileage. Meaning they obviously dont last as long as a coach.  Is it that much cheaper to maintain?



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:23 PM

 

Why does Coach Canada use cutaways for their Kingston Pearson Express bus?  Why would they bother to maintain a different fleet just for that service?

 

 

Ridership.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

from what I saw it looks like GTA Crew is doing casino run right now. 

Was more talking about Outbounds.


 

This was way up north, past Major Mackenzie. Double decker with a J series following.

 

Have they removed the safeway wraps on the 8300 and higher J series?

 

I wonder if they will have a surplus of buses or retire or sell off some of the older ones?

 

Why does Coach Canada use cutaways for their Kingston Pearson Express bus?  Why would they bother to maintain a different fleet just for that service?

 

I have seen some of those sold off to other agencies after they reach their mileage. Meaning they obviously dont last as long as a coach.  Is it that much cheaper to maintain?

I asked about Passengers...

 

Some of them have been removed, not sure of the total units.

 

I don't know about surplus buses, but you can call them and ask...

 

The Average Joe answered your question...

 

If you are talking about Cut-a-ways, yes they don't last long than Motor Coaches since there classified as Medium/light duty buses. As for maintenance, it depends on the Chassis manufacturer such as Freightliner, International and etc.



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:26 AM

Coach Canada #89013 was spotted on Highway #3 near Lethbridge, Alberta this past Saturday evening heading eastbound.






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