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Helman700

Vehicle Numbering

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I would be interested to learn whether and how your local system numbers it's vehicles and whether there is any discernible pattern to it. Below are a few articles about vehicle numbering, I would venture a guess that the predominant theme would be basing it on year purchased or order if there are frequently many in the same year, perhaps vehicle type and then of course a final number to differentiate from each other. Are there any other methods?

 

http://dctransit.info/96

 

http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A27572

 

http://www.lifeinkorea.com/information/trans/seoul-trans.cfm

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Our buses are numbered by length:

 

100's=35ft buses

600's=30ft buses

740's=40ft buses

Edited by D40LF

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In NYC They just number the buses based on what is avalible. Suffolk County however is a different story.

 

9600's=1996 Gillig Phantom

9700's=1997 Gillig Phantom

9900's=1999 Orion V

2000's=2000 Gillig Phantom

5000's=2005 Gillig Phantom

8000's=2008 Gillig BRT.

 

There is also an order of Orion VII NG's coming in next year so I'm guessing they will use the 1000's for those.

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