News and Spottings
Saturday, January 8, 2005
9719 was on the route 85, run 85-16.
9861 was on the route 95.
6036 was on the route 86.
Monday, December 20, 2004 (POSTED ON JAN 8/2005)
Another bus involved in a bus fire. Bus 4205 was on the route 86, run 86-7. The cause of the fire was the brakes overheated.
Saturday, December 18, 2004 (POSTED ON JAN 8/2005)
There was a minor fire on bus 6159 at Somerset/Empress in the heart of Chinatown. According to the news, problems with the brakes were the cause of the fire. This bus was on the route 2.
Saturday, November 6, 2004 (posted on Sunday, Nov 7th)
8923 was seen at Place d'Orleans doing the route 130/137, run 130-5
8938 was spotted at Place d'Orleans as well doing the route 135, run 135-2.
Construction on the Transitway is pretty much completed. The only station that I can confirm that construction work that is still going on is St. Laurent Station upper level.
Sunday, October 17, 2004
Spotted 2 40 foot buses on the route 95. First one was 9721 and the other was a 40xx or 41xx.
Spotted 8410 at Lebreton Station
There have been construction at Transitway Stations in recent weeks. The stations are Place d'Orleans, Blair (Upper level), St. Laurent Station (upper level), Lees Station, Tunney's Pasture, Dominion Station, and Baseline Station.
Wednesday, September 1, 2004
8957 was on route 130 (run 130-3)
Spotted 4 buses with drivers in traning. 4098 (run 780-13), 4120, 6143 was spotted on Somerset and Booth. 6168 was spotted at Bank and Slater.
Friday, July 30, 2004
8408 was spotted broken down on the Regional Road 174 Eastbound just past the Rockcliffe Parkway. It was on the route 30.
Thursday, July 29, 2004
OC's newest buses, the New Flyer D40i Invero (4200s) are now starting to hit the roads. So far, 4201, 4203, 4206, and 4207 have been spotted.
Monday, June 20, 2004 (posted on June 21)
8943 was spotted on route 84.
8005 was spotted at St. Laurent Station, didn't have time to go and check what route it was on.
Saturday, June 5, 2004 (posted on June 8th)
9014 was seen being towed towards the St. Laurent Garage. That might explain why bus 411x (run 109-12) was on the 14 around 11:4x AM at Gladstone at Rochester.
4201 had a different steering wheel.
Saturday, May 22, 2004
Spotted a GM New Look on Place d'Orleans Dr. around 11:35 pm. It was either on route 136 or 137.
Spotted bus 9872 at Hurdman lay-up.
Spotted bus 9102 at Hurdman lay-up.
Noticed that quite a few older New Flyer D60LF in service during the weekend in recent weeks. Maybe St. Laurent North doesn't have enough articulated buses because of the Tulip Festival.
Saturday, May 1, 2004 (posted on May 22)
Saturday, April 17, 2004
6144 blew it's turbo power (?), the driver said that the bus would only go 5 km/h max and it was unsafe to finish the trip. This bus was on route 95 (95-11) at Blair Station E.
Spotted a GM New Look at the Hurdman lay-up.
Friday, April 16, 2004
4201 was spotted at Place d'Orleans at around 3:45 pm. It was about to start route 131, the run number was 125-1.
6348 was on route 95 (run number 95-24).
There was possibly a fight at Cyrville Station W around 3:55 pm. I witnessed this incident when I was on route 95 (run 95-33). Our bus at first were going to pass the Orion VI (that bus was on route 128). Then, our driver on 95 might have seen something. So, he suddenly stopped behind 128. From what I could see after we stopped, I saw a bunch of black youths quickly exiting the bus via emergency rear window of the bus to escape the scene. Then, according to some passenger standing on our bus, they said they saw a fight. Our driver then called a code 1 to dispatch about the incident, pulled away from the incident, and sped to the next stop, which was St. Laurent Station.
Thrusday, April 15, 2004
4201 was on route 135 (run number 135-1).
Saturday, March 27, 2004
Bus 5931, a historical bus, was seen this afternoon at Hurdman Station turning on to South Eastern Transitway.
Bus 6327, one of the newest New Flyer D60LF ULSD was scene this afternoon on route 2. There is a correction on the number of additional NFI D60LF that OC is expecting. Instead of 56 more, it should be 27 more. So the newest batch would be numbered 6324 to 6350.
Bus 9318, the back door light is orange instead of green.
Bus 6017 is now in two pieces. The rear part is on the left side of 8529 (where it's visible from the Bridge) and the front part is on the right side of 8529.
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Bus 4201, New Flyer D40i Invero has entered into service. It had been spotted on Monday, March 8th on route 8 (run 8-3).
OC is now receiving an additional 56 articulated buses, they would be New Flyer D60LF ULSD. They will be numbered persumably 6324 to 6380.
Spotted 9329 this morning on route 36. Now this bus is suppose to be a St. Laurent South bus but it was on a Pinecrest tripper. Since I haven't seen alot of 93xx buses lately, I assume they have been moved to Pinecrest, but I could be wrong.
Monday, January 19, 2004
Bus 4074's back door won't open when people are standing on to the steps with the green light is activated . People would have to physically push it in order to open it. This bus needs to be checked out. It was on route 135 (run 135-1).
Saturday, December 27, 2003
6121 was broken down at Bronson at Somerset this afternoon. The run number plate was removed but I could guarantee that the bus was on route 85.
Tuesday, December 23, 2003
It has been confirmed that 4201 is at St. Laurent Garage. It may not be put into service right away because OC may need to "debug" the buses and train the mechanics/driver etc.
On January 2, 2004, a new law in Ontario will require all drivers to let a public transit vehicle to merge back in to traffic.
Monday, December 22, 2003
There have been reports from a few members from OC Transpo Bus Fan Club that they spotted New Flyer D40i Invero, which OC ordered. 74 of these buses have been purchased. The unit that the member spotted was 4201. I have yet to confirm that...
Saturday, December 20, 2003
9839 was on route 99, run 99-3.
8002 was on the route 130, run 130-4.
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
6066 was on route 135 this afternoon for departure 2:20. Run number was 95-27.
OC Transpo is testing its GPS system, they are installed on 20 articulated bus. The trial last until February.
Tuesday, December 2, 2003
6133 was on route 135 this afternoon for departure 2:20. Run number was not displayed but I assume it is from route 95.
Saturday. November 8, 2003
9885 was spotted this morning on route 99
8008 was spotted at Hurdman Station on route 129
Campus Station was closed today (and I think it will be closed for the whole weekend) because of repaving.
Saturday, October 18, 2003
8012 was spotted on route 130 Local South (run 130-1)
9125 was spotted on route 14
Saturday October 4, 2003
8003 was spotted on the route 14
Saturday, September 20, 2003
9875 was on route 4 (run 4-4).
8540 was on the route 14 (run 14-8).
8547 was on the route 8 (8-6).
8795 was on the route 1 this afternoon at Greenboro.
8774 was on the route 86.
Thursday, September 18, 2003
9856 was spotted on route 130 Local South this afternoon (run 130-5).
Saturday, September 13, 2003
9837 was spotted on the route 99.
9857 was spotted on the route 118.
Thursday, September 4, 2003
8774 was seen on route 136 (run 130-6).
8931 was seen on route 137 (run 130-1).
Saturday, August 30, 2003
8774 was seen on route 86
8550 was seen deadheading, passing thru Hurdman Station heading towards Downtown.
6090 was seen on route 118.
Friday, August 29, 2003
I was riding on the O-Train and I noticed that they added both English & French translation when announing the next stops
Friday, August 22, 2003
6076 was spotted mid-morning on route 87, I didn't catch the run number
Bus 9216 (on run 130-6) had a mechanical failure. I think the bus's gas pedal was stuck, the reason I say this is because a mechanic was driving around Place d'Orleans Station and he pressed the brake pedal and the engine kept going (although it did slow down).
Monday, August 11, 2003
6303 was seen broken down westbound on MacKenzie King Bridge. It was supposedly on route 97, run # 97-11
6018 was on the eastbound shoulder of RR 174.
Saturday, August 9, 2003
Spotted 8002 at Place d'Orleans on the route 125.
Bus 6178 has a vent on the rear engine cover.
Saturday, July 19, 2003
Bus 9054 crashed in to eastbound Lees Station. Some drivers are saying that the steering problem was the cause of the crash.
I spotted 8937 on the route 86 this afternoon.
I spotted a 91xx MCI Classic at the Hurdman Station lay-up this afternoon.
O-Train will be suspended tommorow for the whole day, therefore the O-Bus will be in service.
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
O-Train service will be suspended after 6 pm tommorow.
Sunday, July 13, 2003
6166 was involved in an accident eastbound on Regional Road 174 between Montreal Rd and Jeanne d'Arc Blvd in the morning. It was on route 95 heading towards Place d'Orleans.
Saturday, July 12, 2003
Spotted bus 8001 on route 4 (run: 4-1) at Carleton University.
HOPE volleyball shuttle was in service.
FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2003
If you are in the Orleans area (at St. Matthew H.S. to be precise) and you see an articulated bus on the route 130 Local South, it is used to relieve crowds on the normal run, which is 130-1. The articulated bus will come from route 95 (so far I've seen run numbers 95-26, 95-33, and 95-24). Run 109-22 will be used to relieve crowds on the route 130 Local North (the normal run number would be 130-3). Crowds are due to summer school and will be in affect until the end of the month.
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
O-Train will not be ready to go back to service until June 30th. So the O-Train bus replacement will continue to run
There are repaving on the Transitway. From Blair to Cyrville and St. Laurent Station Lower Level.
June Service Changes are in effect starting this Sunday.
Saturday, June 7, 2003
O-Train bus replacement are in place until June 22. There will be two signs, on the Destination sign, it says "SPECIAL" and at the front window it would say either "740 Greenboro" or "740 Bayview".
If you were waiting for a route 4, 6, or an 85 and the bus was late, it was because there was an accident on Bronson and Carling/Glebe which knocked down a traffic light.
Saturday, May 31, 2003
8960 was spotted on route 4 (run 4-5) at Bronson and Carling around 11:20 this morning
I was on route 99 (run 99-4), the bus was 9120
Noticed several D60LF with Ontario signs posted near the Destination Sign Control.
Friday, May 23, 2003
Important if you are a O-Train user. From June 1 - 6, there will be no O-Train services available late at night. Then from June 7 - 22, there will be no O-Train service available for the entire day. The reason for this is that the tracks are being upgraded. As a result, there will be a O-Train shuttle bus in place. Schedules and maps are avaliable online at http://www.octranspo.com/train_menue_Temporary_Closure.htm
Friday, May 9, 2003
Weird run number spotted today at Place d'Orleans station. At around 2:44 pm, when route 125 arrived to drop off passengers, I noticed that the run number was saying "780-8" rather than "125-x" (substitute the x with a number like 125-1). Why is that?.
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Spotted 9850 on route 95 (run number 95-26) departing Place d'Orleans Stn at 2:40 pm.
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
There were two buses spotted at Place d'Orleans with signs saying "TRAINING". I guess today was exam day for the new drivers!
Saturday, April 12, 2003
Sunday, April 6, 2003
Saturday, Mar 15, 2003
Friday, Mar 14, 2003
Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003
Saturday, Mar 8, 2003
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Saturday, Feb 22, 2003
Friday, Feb 14, 2003
Saturday, Feb 1, 2003