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6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

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10 hours ago, ajay said:

Question,I havent see 6838 out in a while. Is that bus retired?

I said this before in past topics, maintenance is the reason or along those lines of something else as to why you haven't seen #6838 in service. Also sometimes buses end up going ghost for days at a time on bus tracker so there can be several factors that play a role. Nothing much to worry about. However,if you decided to take a trip to either FG or South Shops boneyard to investigate any further be my guess.

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I have no idea when, but 6847 has recently came back after it hit the person in the south side earlier this year. I'm gonna check Math's and find out when 6847 came back. I thought it was gone, but it came back. Last year, Pace 6239 killed a biker and never came back.

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2 minutes ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

I have no idea when, but 6847 has recently came back after it hit the person in the south side earlier this year. I'm gonna check Math's and find out when 6847 came back. I thought it was gone, but it came back. Last year, Pace 6239 killed a biker and never came back.

I looked and I found out 6847 came back on December 6.

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Is there more weather-related happenings going on? The entire 6400 fleet is grounded based on what the tracker looks like

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6 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

Is there more weather-related happenings going on? The entire 6400 fleet is grounded based on what the tracker looks like

Probably not. The 6400s are normally held in on Sundays

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On 1/28/2019 at 1:53 AM, wordguy said:

Probably not. The 6400s are normally held in on Sundays

One of the 6400s is starting to get dilapidated. When I was on the #86 heading to school, I think bus number #6846 ran into a transmission problem which caused the bus to "skid" and wasn't able to run as fast. So the driver told the passengers to get off and transfer to another bus behind, which was #8300. Even yesterday, on the #76 the traction was not working too well on an snowy road and had to be out of service right before it reached Narragansett. That kinda sucks, doesn't it?

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1 hour ago, Johnny 5 said:

One of the 6400s is starting to get dilapidated. When I was on the #86 heading to school, I think bus number #6846 ran into a transmission problem which caused the bus to "skid" and wasn't able to run as fast. So the driver told the passengers to get off and transfer to another bus behind, which was #8300. Even yesterday, on the #76 the traction was not working too well on an snowy road and had to be out of service right before it reached Narragansett. That kinda sucks, doesn't it?

It does but they're 19yrs old too so they just showing their age at this point lol.

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1 hour ago, Mr.cta85 said:

It does but they're 19yrs old too so they just showing their age at this point lol.

That's also true! These buses are now "piece of garbage" when it was used for more than 15 years. I'll call them, "the s-s-scrap."

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2 hours ago, Johnny 5 said:

That's also true! These buses are now "piece of garbage" when it was used for more than 15 years. I'll call them, "the s-s-scrap."

I would expect that from a 2000 modeĺ

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15 hours ago, ajay said:

I would expect that from a 2000 modeĺ

Yep. And now that we got all-new sets of Novas ready to hit the streets, CTA will move more New Flyers to FG to completely retire the 6400s. I can't wait!

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22 hours ago, Johnny 5 said:

One of the 6400s is starting to get dilapidated. When I was on the #86 heading to school, I think bus number #6846 ran into a transmission problem which caused the bus to "skid" and wasn't able to run as fast. So the driver told the passengers to get off and transfer to another bus behind, which was #8300. Even yesterday, on the #76 the traction was not working too well on an snowy road and had to be out of service right before it reached Narragansett. That kinda sucks, doesn't it?

You were riding 6746.

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#6846 was probably my favorite #6800 when it was at 74th a few years ago, pretty fast back then but for a 2002 LFS to still be kicking it that strong.

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3 hours ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

I was looking at Math's and 6846 was on the 80 and 6746 was on the 86.

Oh, I was a bit wrong. #6746 was the one that had transmission defects.

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16 hours ago, Johnny 5 said:

Yep. And now that we got all-new sets of Novas ready to hit the streets, CTA will move more New Flyers to FG to completely retire the 6400s. I can't wait!

I’m surprised your not taking a beating on here  for saying this!

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I like still seeing the old Nova's still kicking it especially the few 64's left like dam the 2000 ones still going strong may take off slow as hell like 5527 use to I rode that bus back in 07 on North Ave and the driver kept stomping the gas to it had a lag in taking off and took off slow af 

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