Friday, July 20, 2012

New Buses Hit the Road

July 19th marked first day for the new 2012 buses in Hamilton.

A total of 41 new buses were ordered for Hamilton as part of the Metrolinx Transit Purchasing Co-operative, in which buses were ordered for multiple transit agencies in bulk to reduce costs. Other transit agencies participating in this order included Burlington, London, St. Catharines, Welland and Milton.

The first bus to enter service was 1202 which begain it's innagural run at Eastgate Transit Terminal at 1:30pm. It was a day of relief to many transit fans who had been anticipating the start of service for the new buses since they first began arriving at the Mountain Transit Centre back in February.

More buses were out again on Friday, with '35 College' seeing one of the New Flyer Xcelsiors.

Below is a short video of 1202 leaving the Hamilton GO Centre and visit the HSR Transit Facebook Page for a more photos of the new buses, inside and out.


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