Happy I Love Transit Week, everyone! I hinted that we would be getting a bus this year for I Love Transit Night, and now I can happily say that it’s true! Yup, there will be a bus (not just any bus either) available to us to use this Thursday for fun, games and travel. Now, I tried my best to get the New Flyer Xcelsior, but that wasn’t possible this year (sorry Ben Lam). I did, however, managed to get a pretty cool bus.
A New Flyer articulated hybrid bus
Yup, we got the big boy this year! Here are the stats for you bus enthusiasts:
Make: New Flyer
Quantity in fleet: 39 (all currently operating in Burnaby primarily)
Length: 61′ (18.6 m)
Total Capacity: 115
Curb Weight: 20,400kg (44,774 lbs)
Front Axle: 4,200kg (9,259 lbs)
Middle Axle: 5,770kg (12,721 lbs)
Rear Axle: 10,430kg (22,994 lbs)
Characteristics: All floor articulated, wheelchair (1 forward, 1 rear), Cummins ISL Engine/Allison EV50 Hybrid drive, diesel particulate filter.
Take a ride to the meet up
If you’d like to take a ride on the bus to the event, meet me at the Metrotown bus loop at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. The bus will leave at 5:45 p.m., so don’t be late! I’ll hold a sign up so you can find us!
Remember to send me an RSVP for I Love Transit Night
If you are planning to come to I Love Transit Night at the Bamboo Cafe outside of the Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain Station, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get a good idea of how many people are coming.
I’ll see you on the bus or at the Bamboo!