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Friday fun poll: Do you have a favourite TransLink bus to ride?

Friday fun poll: Do you have a favourite TransLink bus to ride?

New Flyer bus
TransLink’s New Flyer DE60LFR bus!

TransLink, through its subsidiary Coast Mountain Bus Company operates a fleet of 1,451 conventional, trolley, and community shuttle buses.

As part of our Ask TransLink series last April, Buzzer reader Nick asked Brian Revel, a bus operator, if he had a favourite one to drive.

Here’s Brian’s response:

Brian Revel, bus operator!
Brian Revel, bus operator!

Which make and model of bus is my favourite? I like different buses for different reasons. I really like the articulated trolley buses. They are heavy so they’re really smooth on the road. I really love the fact that I’m driving a very rare vehicle in North America too. There are trolley systems only in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Dayton, Philadelphia and Boston. I also love the fact that trolley buses are completely zero-emission vehicles, powered by hydro-electricity.I also really like the Nova hybrid buses. They too are smooth and quiet.

For most of us, a bus is a bus is a bus. They start slowly. Turn slowly. Stop slowly. And they all carry a lot of people. But there are small differences between them. Some are more powerful, on some the doors open more quickly, and others are more quiet. Seating position and ergonomics differ greatly and some prefer the Novas to the New Flyers to the Orions just because of that.

Now over to you Buzzer readers! Do you have a favourite TransLink bus to ride? If so, which one is it?

Which one is your favourite TransLink bus to ride?

  • New Flyer XD40/XDE60 (27%, 29 Votes)
  • New Flyer D40LF/C40LF/D60LF (25%, 27 Votes)
  • New Flyer E40LFR/E60LFR (20%, 21 Votes)
  • Nova Bus LFS/LFS HEV (13%, 14 Votes)
  • New Flyer D40LFR/C40LFR/D60LFR/DE60LFR (8%, 9 Votes)
  • Orion V (7%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 107

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Author: Allen Tung