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#1 cmc12

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:00 PM

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After a few weeks of negotiation with Barrie Transit, I am pleased to announce the approval of this charter.

65400 is the last of 6 built that remain active and is expected to be withdrawn from service when its MTO expires by the end of this year.

It is hoped at this time that some of their new buses will be in service.

Stay tuned for updates!

Vehicle(s) chartered: 65400 and an Orion VI, if necessary.

Date: Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Depart Allandale Waterfront GO Station at 11:00AM, return for 4:00PM

Cost: Approximately $25 - $30

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#2 Enzo Aquarius

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:10 PM

Definitely interested.


#3 smallspy

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:14 PM

I assume that you plan to hold this charter in 2012, as time travel hasn't been invented yet.

Unless, of course, you have invented time travel. In which case, we need to talk.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

I would definitely be interested in this. The MTB Glider is a very rare bus and the opportunity to ride one would be great.

Chris, thanks for doing the research on this one and your efforts are really appreciated.

#5 vivablue5215

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:41 PM

I'm definitely sold on this.

#6 wil9402

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:30 PM

I'm interested in this as well.

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#7 Felix

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:35 PM

Interested.

#8 Girardin71

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

i'm sold on this

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#9 Tom1122

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:09 PM

Also interested since I once suggested chartering this bus.
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#10 TheAverageJoe

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:16 PM

im intrested for sure

#11 2822

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:01 PM

i'm interested for sure. How long are you looking at 5 hrs?

#12 Articulated

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:04 PM

Great to hear that you finally managed to get some progress on this idea after our last trip to Barrie!

I will definitely try to be in attendance, although I will need to confirm much closer to the date once I have summer work plans confirmed.

#13 pccstreetcar4549

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:14 PM

sweet, im interested,

#14 Chris W

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:23 PM

Well, I'm sold. I am definitely interested in this charter. I've never ridden a Glider, so this would be a fun experience.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:52 PM

I'm sold.

#16 97SCT

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:14 AM

I might be interested, never rode a Glider myself haha. I'll see when the date gets closer

#17 TRENT_TRANSIT_SYSTEM

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:31 AM

Orion V's are cool why would they retire it :P but really for Barrie transit to retire any bus now isnt a good idea they need all the buses they can have, their small now but with higher frequecy and better service they can grow. I say keep the old buses and put the new into service.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:22 AM

Orion V's are cool why would they retire it :P but really for Barrie transit to retire any bus now isnt a good idea they need all the buses they can have, their small now but with higher frequecy and better service they can grow. I say keep the old buses and put the new into service.

They have 5 buses arriving later this year - 3 XD40s and 2 ElDorado E-Z Rider (MAX or BRT).

By the way, this is not an Orion V... this is an MTB Glider, which is an old Orion I frame and components rebuilt with body panels similar to an Orion V. Big difference.

#19 cmc12

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

Orion V's are cool why would they retire it :P but really for Barrie transit to retire any bus now isnt a good idea they need all the buses they can have, their small now but with higher frequecy and better service they can grow. I say keep the old buses and put the new into service.


They would retire it for the following reasons:
- It's their only high floor bus;
- It's their only non-accessible bus, both of which limit the kind of useage it sees;
- It's their only Glider (and now the only Glider) and I would imagine parts for it are not very plentiful;
- The body itself is around 12 years old, while the frame and mechanical components are most likely between 25 and 30 years old.

In addition to the 5 buses Articulated mentioned, Barrie has budgeted $900,000 for 2 more buses in 2013, as stated in TransitVision 2015.

But I agree, 65400 is a fun bus to ride in. It rides exactly like an Orion I.

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#20 t_harris01

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:42 PM

I definatly am interested in attending
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