Coast Mountain Bus Company 23201–23215

From CPTDB Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Coast Mountain Bus Company 23201–23215 are 15 Nova Bus LFSe+ units built in 2021–2022.

Motor Seating Destination Sign
BAE Systems HDS200 Series-EV 200 kW, 5200 Nm 29 – American Seating InSight
5 – In-built seats
Luminator Horizon

History

These are part of the first Nova Bus LFSe+ production order and will join an existing fleet of four short-range battery-electric units – two Nova Bus LFSe and two New Flyer XE40 buses – on the 100 22nd Street Station/Marpole service and will be allocated to Hamilton Transit Centre. These 15 units are the first long-range battery-electric units in the TransLink fleet. The approximate distance on one charge is 150 kilometres.

The order for these units was placed on January 26, 2021 for $16 million CAD[1] with delivery originally expected to be complete by Q2 2022.[2] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and various shipping and logistic delays, the order was deferred and delayed to mid-2023[3] with the pilot bus scheduled to arrive in late 2022. As of early 2023, the remaining 14 units are expected to be in service by early 2024.

In November 2022, the pilot bus of the order arrived and underwent various pre-revenue service testing. During production, the pilot bus was numbered 22101. This was changed in January 2023 to 23201.

This order is also the first to use American Seating InSight passenger seats instead of the 4ONE Aries seats standard on TransLink conventional buses. From May to June 2022, TransLink held a survey of which type of seats to use on this order. Samples of the American Seating InSight and the USSC Gemini were placed at the Lonsdale Quay SeaBus terminal. The decision to move away from the traditional 4ONE Aries seats was to address weight reduction on the battery-electric buses to improve overall performance. The decision was made by August that the InSight seat would be used after receiving 70 per cent of support from 680 respondents. While the LFSe+ will use the InSight seats, TransLink may explore the option of making the InSight standard on all future conventional bus orders.

Another difference in these units is the use of a new passenger information display. These units are fitted with Sunrise Systems' NXTPS signs as opposed to the legacy INIT passenger information display, which has since been discontinued by the manufacturer. These are also the first Nova Bus units in the fleet to feature the new-style frameless driver window. This window style has the driver's window shifted forward closer to the front and the blind spot window – a unique Nova Bus design – removed, resulting in improved visibility. Because of this change, the radio phone on these units is now located on the dashboard instead of next to the driver's window above the control console. Another change is these are the first Nova Bus units in the fleet to have all overhead switches labelled with text and symbols instead of just symbols alone. Another change in the driver's area is the use of a manual street-side side mirror instead of electric mirrors. The curbside mirror remains electronically controlled.

The pilot bus entered service on February 2, 2023, after a media event at 22nd Street Station and ran on an unscheduled preview trip on the 100 Marpole in the morning before entering in scheduled revenue service later in the afternoon. The bus features a revised "100% Electric Bus" wrap, a slightly modified design from the previous wrap used on the older battery-electric buses.

Throughout late April to late June 2023 on Saturday mornings, a combination of various battery-electric buses comprising of 19301, 19302, 19303, 19304, and 23201 made appearances on the 104 22nd Street Station on block 8/100, marking the first semi-regular appearances of battery-electric buses outside of route 100.

Starting October 4, 2023, coach 23201 began to be regularly scheduled on block 44/123 doing route 116 Edmonds Station/Metrotown Station on weekday afternoons and on block 12/106 doing route 106 New Westminster Station/Edmonds Station on weekday mornings starting October 6. These appearances ended in November 2023 as unit 23201 returned to running on route 100 exclusively once again.

Additional units began to arrive in early 2024, with 23204 in February and 23205 in May and underwent various pre-revenue service testing.

Deployment

This entire series is based out of Hamilton, as it is the only depot with sufficient charging stations. These buses only run on the 100 Marpole/22nd Street Station route.

Details

Fleet Number Thumbnail Paint Build Date Entered Service VIN License Plate Transit Centre Notes
23201 Coast Mountain Bus Company 23201-a.jpg ExpressBus paint scheme December 2021 2/2/2023 2NVYL82M6M3753346 SX 6657 Hamilton
  • Pilot bus
  • Originally numbered 22101 during production, renumbered in January 2023 before entering service
  • Entered service with a "100% Electric Bus" wrap
23202 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23203 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23204 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23205 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23206 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23207 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23208 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23209 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23210 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23211 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23212 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23213 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23214 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022
23215 ExpressBus paint scheme 2022

References

v·d·e
Coast Mountain Bus Company Logo.png
Transit Centres BurnabyHamiltonPort CoquitlamRichmondSurreyVancouver
Closed Transit Centres North VancouverOakridge
Under Contract First TransitWest Vancouver Transit
Former Contractors Bonny's Taxi Ltd.Bowen Island Community TransitDW Services Ltd.Metro Shuttle Service Ltd.First Canada
Current Fleet

2101–2199, 2201–2289 2501–2540 2541–2574 3309–3358 7447–7499, 7501–7504 8102–8117 8118–8156 9277–9285 9401–9499, 9501–9542 9543–9581, 9583–9590 9605–9699, 9701–9725 9726–9791 9797–9799 12001–12025 14001–14045 15001–15021 16001–16051 16101–16130, 16137 16201–16226 18001–18063 18101–18206 18301–18404 18451–18473 19001–19047 19101–19147 19301–19302 19303–19304 19401–19432 21001–21025 21401–21425 22001–22015 23001–23015 23201–23215 24001–24016

Community Shuttle Fleet 17506–17564 18510–18527 19503–19535, 19538–19549 19550–19554 21501–21562 23601–23606 23651–23665 24506–24548 24601–24634
Retired Fleet 1158–1192 1205–1223 1209–1210 2701–2947 3001–3021 3101–3210 3211–3257 3258–3282 3283–3299, 3301–3308 4101–4115 4116–4143 4144–4192 4193–4199, 4201–4278 5501–5508 5509–5521 6601–6630 7101–7150 7151–7197, 7199–7243 7244–7246 7247–7297 7298 7301–7374 7375–7399, 7401–7429 7430–7446 8001–8021 8022–8047 8048–8099, 8101 9101–9115 9116–9127 9201–9276
Retired Community Shuttle Fleet S001 S002 (1st) S002 (2nd) S003–S004 S006–S012 S013–S016 S017 S018–S056 S057–S059 S060–S061 S062–S102 S200–S236 S237–S257 S258–S301 S302–S356 S357–S380 S381 S382–S393 S410–S434 S435–S464 S465–S471 S501–S544 S1301–S1320 S1321 S1322–S1325 16501–16562
Paint Schemes BC Transit paint scheme Original B-Line paint scheme New B-Line paint scheme Clean Air Bus paint scheme Ghost paint scheme RapidBus paint scheme Sweep paint scheme Sweep-R paint scheme Blue Sweep-R paint scheme Sweep-R Without Charcoal Suburban paint scheme Suburban grey paint scheme
Other List of Current TransLink Ad-WrapsList of Former TransLink Ad-WrapsRapidBusTransLink Operations During the COVID-19 PandemicTransLink Vancouver 2010 Olympic OperationsTrolleybuses in Vancouver
SeaBus SeaBus
Current Fleet Burrard BeaverBurrard Pacific BreezeBurrard Otter IIBurrard Chinook
Retired Fleet Burrard Otter
Terminals R2 Marine Dr Lonsdale QuayCanada LineExpo LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.pngR5 Hastings St Waterfront Station
Bus Loops and Exchanges
Vancouver Expo Line 29th Avenue StationBlanca Loop99 B-Line Boundary LoopExpo LineR5 Hastings St Burrard StationExpo LineMillennium Line99 B-Line Commercial–Broadway StationR4 41st Ave Dunbar LoopExpo LineR4 41st Ave Joyce StationKnight Street–Marine DriveR5 Hastings St Kootenay LoopExpo Line Main Street StationCanada Line Marine Drive StationMarpole LoopExpo Line Nanaimo StationStanley Park LoopR4 41st Ave99 B-Line UBC ExchangeCanada LineExpo LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.pngR5 Hastings St Waterfront Station
Burnaby &
New West
Expo Line 22nd Street StationExpo Line Braid StationMillennium Line Brentwood StationExpo Line Edmonds StationExpo LineMillennium Line66 Fraser Valley Express Lougheed StationExpo Line New Westminster StationExpo LineMillennium Line Production Way StationExpo Line Metrotown StationR5 Hastings St SFU ExchangeMillennium Line Sperling Station
Tri-Cities Millennium Line Burquitlam StationMillennium LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.pngR3 Lougheed Hwy Coquitlam Central StationMillennium LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Moody Centre StationTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Port Coquitlam Station
Richmond Canada Line Bridgeport StationCanada Line Richmond–Brighouse StationSteveston Exchange
North Shore Capilano UniversitySeaBusR2 Marine Dr Lonsdale QuayLynn Valley CentreR2 Marine Dr Park RoyalR2 Marine Dr Phibbs Exchange
Pitt Meadows
& Maple Ridge
R3 Lougheed Hwy Haney PlaceTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Maple Meadows StationTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Pitt Meadows Station
South of Fraser 66 Fraser Valley Express Carvolth ExchangeR1 King George Blvd Guildford ExchangeLadner ExchangeLangley CentreR1 King George BlvdR6 Scott Rd Newton ExchangeExpo LineR6 Scott Rd Scott Road StationScottsdale ExchangeSouth Delta ExchangeSouth Surrey Park and RideExpo LineR1 King George Blvd Surrey Central StationWhite Rock Centre
Former Exchanges Airport StationBrentwood MallCoquitlam StationCoquitlam Recreation CentreCoquitlam Town CentreEast Guildford Park and RideLougheed MallLougheed Park and RideMatthews ExchangeMeadow Ridge CentrePitt Meadows Park and RidePort Moody StationPNE Park and RidePort Coquitlam CentreRenfrew LoopRichmond CentreRichmond ExchangeSexsmith Park and RideSouth Richmond Park and RideUpper Zoo LoopWalnut Grove Park and Ride
Routes
TransLink RapidBus branding-a.png R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6
Conventional

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 19 20 22 25 26 27 28 29 32 33 41 44 49 50 80 84 99 100 101 104 106 110 112 116 119 123 128 129 130 133 134 136 143 144 145 150 151 152 153 155 156 159 160 179 183 188 191 209 210 211 212 222 228 229 230 231 232 236 240 241 245 246 247 249 250 253 254 255 257 301 310 311 312 314 316 319 320 321 323 324 325 326 329 335 337 340 341 342 345 350 351 352 354 364 375 388 391 393 394 395 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 410 418 430 480 501 502 503 509 531 555 595 601 602 603 604 606 608 620 640 701 791 900

Community Shuttle 23 31 42 68 102 103 105 109 131 132 146 147 148 157 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 180 181 182 184 185 186 187 189 214 215 227 251 252 256 262 280 281 282 322 360 361 362 363 370 371 372 373 412 413 414 416 560 561 562 563 564 609 614 616 618 619 719 722 733 741 743 744 745 746 748 749
NightBus N8 N9 N10 N15 N17 N19 N20 N22 N24 N35
School Trips 840 848 855 861 863 864 865 880 881
Discontinued/ Renumbered 1 23 35 42 43 51 70 95 96 97 98 102 103 108 114 115 125 131 133 135 137 139 142 147 148 149 150 154 158 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 177 178 179 189 190 197 222 226 226 239 242 258 259 274 290 292 310 317 318 328 330 332 353 355 356 357 358 390 411 420 421 424 425 488 490 491 492 496 506 507 511 590 617 705 709 712 721 722 804 807 828 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 C10 C11 C12 C15 C18 C19 C20 C21 C22 C23 C24 C25 C26 C27 C28 C29 C30 C31 C35 C36 C37 C38 C40 C41 C43 C44 C45 C46 C47 C48 C49 C50 C51 C52 C53 C60 C61 C62 C63 C64 C70 C71 C73 C74 C75 C76 C84 C86 C87 C88 C89 C90 C92 C93 C94 C95 C96 C98 C99 N6 N16Games ExpressMetrotown ShuttleNorth Vancouver Games ExpressSexsmith Park & Ride ShuttleTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png TrainBus