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Bee-Line to buy 33 new articulated buses

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On 9/22/2018 at 9:33 PM, MysteriousBtrain said:

The XDE60s are due to hit service this week, with about 10 per month delivered. Get your neoplan shots now because they are likely gone by next summer.

I'm guessing we'll see them on the 60? I hope to see them while on my break soon if so!

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Nice pic. Imagine an LFSA in Bee Line colors. Since there are going to 80 buses, I assume the numbers will be 300-379 or 301-380

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On 10/27/2018 at 4:38 PM, Q43LTD said:

Nice pic. Imagine an LFSA in Bee Line colors. Since there are going to 80 buses, I assume the numbers will be 300-379 or 301-380

301 is the first bus.

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On 10/27/2018 at 4:38 PM, Q43LTD said:

Imagine an LFSA in Bee Line colors.

I don't think they would work well in our area. Novas have that weird "chin" due to where the front axle is placed and we have some pretty crazy hills around here.

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3 hours ago, nramacciato said:

I don't think they would work well in our area. Novas have that weird "chin" due to where the front axle is placed and we have some pretty crazy hills around here.

I figured this as well

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So I'm planning on taking bee-line tomorrow, anyone wanna tell me which routes to take? I prefer either fast sections like operating on a highway or like ridership but like a somewhat decent frequency so I'm not f**ked if I miss the bus. Thanks!

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1 hour ago, danielhg121 said:

So I'm planning on taking bee-line tomorrow, anyone wanna tell me which routes to take? I prefer either fast sections like operating on a highway or like ridership but like a somewhat decent frequency so I'm not f**ked if I miss the bus. Thanks!

The 78 has some fast sections near the eastern end of the route, including a highway.  Routes 1 and 2 from Broadway and 242nd as well as Route 20 from Bedford Park Blvd and Jerome Avenue have fairly decent ridership.

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On 11/30/2018 at 9:27 PM, danielhg121 said:

So I'm planning on taking bee-line tomorrow, anyone wanna tell me which routes to take? I prefer either fast sections like operating on a highway or like ridership but like a somewhat decent frequency so I'm not f**ked if I miss the bus. Thanks!

If you mean that you want to ride the new buses, try the 4, 20 or 21 as those lines have ridership. Occasionally, they will also pop up on the 7, or any of the Route 1 variants except 1T.

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They're starting to appear on the southern routes. I've seen one consistently running on the #45 all week and I caught one on the #60 today.

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#303 gave a 20 B/O some trouble last Thursday. He reached White Plains at the end of his 5:21 20X trip, did a layover (turned the bus off) until he was due out for his s/b 7:15 20 trip. Had issues trying to move the bus at first after starting it back up, then upon reaching the first stop, the front door wouldn't open, because the bus thought the back door was open, when it clearly it was shut. Supervisor eventually showed up, helped resolved the situation. 7:35 trip took care of the waiting passengers around White Plains, while the 7:15 trip deadheaded onto Central Park Avenue to begin pick-ups there (didn't actually pick up until around Hartsdale Avenue, and the bus barely made pickups until around Fort Hill/Centuck, since the B/O for the 7:00 trip further ahead goes too slow anyway).

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17 hours ago, Axis said:

#303 gave a 20 B/O some trouble last Thursday. He reached White Plains at the end of his 5:21 20X trip, did a layover (turned the bus off) until he was due out for his s/b 7:15 20 trip. Had issues trying to move the bus at first after starting it back up, then upon reaching the first stop, the front door wouldn't open, because the bus thought the back door was open, when it clearly it was shut. Supervisor eventually showed up, helped resolved the situation. 7:35 trip took care of the waiting passengers around White Plains, while the 7:15 trip deadheaded onto Central Park Avenue to begin pick-ups there (didn't actually pick up until around Hartsdale Avenue, and the bus barely made pickups until around Fort Hill/Centuck, since the B/O for the 7:00 trip further ahead goes too slow anyway).

Probably a sensor issue. They did numerous modifications to the rest of the fleet after 302 came.

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As of late, the Neoplan artics seem to have been reassigned to certain runs/picks on the W20 line that previously had the XDE60's for a bit. Wonder what happened...

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4 hours ago, Axis said:

As of late, the Neoplan artics seem to have been reassigned to certain runs/picks on the W20 line that previously had the XDE60's for a bit. Wonder what happened...

The XDE60's from the 20 are probably being rotated to the other routes that use artics

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On 1/5/2019 at 12:27 PM, beelinefan said:

The XDE60's from the 20 are probably being rotated to the other routes that use artics

The 7 has been full on XDE60 the past couple of weeks, someone reported that 350 is in service so that leaves 28 AN460's left.

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3 hours ago, GojiMet86 said:

Some of the Neoplans will have a second life with DASH of Alexandria.

Whered you hear this from

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The Southern Cal Transit Fans FB group. To be used for a WMATA Metro closure in the summer.

 

(Photo by K. Sanchez)

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