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A Bus for I Love Transit Night!

Happy I Love Transit Week, everyone! I hinted that we would be getting a bus this year for I Love Transit Night [1], 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

New Flyer bus

Our own private New Flyer hybrid for the evening!

Yup, we got the big boy this year! Here are the stats for you bus enthusiasts:

Make: New Flyer
Model: DE60LFR
Quantity in fleet: 39 (all currently operating in Burnaby primarily)
Year: 2009
Length: 61′ (18.6 m)
Seats: 48
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 [1] at the Bamboo Cafe outside of the Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain Station, please RSVP to thebuzzer@translink.ca so I can get a good idea of how many people are coming.

I’ll see you on the bus or at the Bamboo!