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Transit fans charter an Orion bus (and you’re invited!), Sat March 20

Transit fans charter an Orion bus (and you’re invited!), Sat March 20

The Orion I bus from West Vancouver Transit. Photo by <a href=http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/wv1991orioni/921_B.jpg.php>David Lam</a>.
The Orion I bus from West Vancouver Transit. Photo by David Lam.

David Lam from the Trans-Continental bus photography site has asked me to share the following announcement.

On March 20th, 2010 (Saturday), we will be hosting a charter with a West Vancouver Municipal Transit Orion I bus. This event runs from 2pm – 7pm with no meal breaks in between.

This West Vancouver Transit Orion I farewell charter is just so a group of transit fans can get together and enjoy a day touring around the Lower Mainland, and photo stops will be provided along the way. (The Orion I buses are due for retirement soon.)

Starting at Homer and Georgia (West Vancouver Transit terminus adjacent to the post office HQ, across from VPL Central Branch) at 2pm sharp, we will be travelling onboard this Orion I bus from downtown to Richmond, Ladner, Surrey, possibly Coquitlam/Belcarra, SFU, Burnaby. The tour will end at Park Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver by 7pm.

Cost per person has yet to be decided, our goal is to simply break-even with all expenses of this charter as opposed to making profits. The estimated cost is minimum $20 per person, not exceeding a maximum of $30, average $25. The actual cost will be announced as soon as we are able to finalize the list of attendees of the event.

Each bus will carry a maximum of 30 people, if there are over 50 people planning to attend the charter, we will consider renting a second Orion I from WVMT. Right now, we have 15 people signed up. First come first serve!

Send David an e-mail if you are interested in going along!