Comment 33184

By Update (anonymous) | Posted September 02, 2009 at 17:59:35

This update was in today's Spec re: 2006 articulated buses:

Spectator staff and wire services
(Sep 2, 2009)

Accordion bus repairs going smoothly

The city expects seven articulated buses will be fixed and back on the road on Tuesday.

Don Hull, director of transit, said mechanics have been repairing the accordion-style buses since they were pulled out of service earlier this summer after one vehicle suffered a broken link.

"We're well along in the repairs," he said, noting there was a delay in receiving parts.

Hull said the plan is to have the buses back in operation for Tuesday, which is expected to be a busy transit day as students return to school. The buses will be used on the rapid transit A and B lines.

The problem with the specialized vehicles is not expected to reoccur as the maker, New Flyer Industries of Winnipeg, has upgraded its lubrication schedule, said Hull. New Flyer also paid the city's repair bill.

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