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CTA Bus Garage Rosters

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On ‎9‎/‎19‎/‎2016 at 8:49 PM, andrethebusman said:

As of 9/19, it is indeed 129 (8200-8304,8306-8324).

I don't understand your count either.....

8200(1st bus in this order), 8299(100th bus in this order), 8324(125th bus in this order). So, where do you come up with 129? Even if the group starts with 8199, that would make the total 126, not 129.

Please explain the total of 129 you mention, @andrethebusman. I'm lost here......

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On 9/19/2016 at 8:49 PM, andrethebusman said:

As of 9/19, it is indeed 129 (8200-8304,8306-8324).

Long story short, CTA quoted 8200-8324 as an exercised option of 125 additional buses beyond the base order of 300 buses, 7900-8199. The 125 count can be derived and verified mathematically using a high school math lesson on numerical intervals by subtracting 8199, the last fleet number of the base order, from 8324, the last fleet number of the exercised option. 8305 so far has not been reported in CTA possession or seen in service, meaning one bus still missing. Therefore the assigned FG buses 8200-8304 and 8306-8324 should come out to a count of 124 buses, not 129.

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This might be old news, and I can't find a topic to put this in on the mobile Web, so I'm putting it here for now...

I'm on #803 currently, and it has the updated lighting that the rehabbed 1000-series buses have. 

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I checked the "Garages" section, looked in "77th" How come #31 31st isn't put in there yet?

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16 minutes ago, TaylorTank1229 said:

I checked the "Garages" section, looked in "77th" How come #31 31st isn't put in there yet?

Maybe just forgot to update. 

Some other errors include #19 being a K route, I believe Chicago handles it. Also #X98 is a FG route, not a NP route.

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5 hours ago, jesi2282 said:

Maybe just forgot to update. 

Some other errors include #19 being a K route, I believe Chicago handles it. Also #X98 is a FG route, not a NP route.

Hasn't been updated. #19 being a Kedzie route is correct. It's shared with Chicago. Chicago handles the trips going to United Center, and Kedzie handles the ones leaving. Kedzie does its trips with artics because after Bulls or Hawks home games and other United Center events, it's pretty much load and go with huge crowds. 

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May not mean anything in particular, but I'll post it anyway......

Yesterday, as I was heading west on Addison, I saw Nova #8262 with a placard in the window that said "Forest Glen Training Bus" on Kimball heading northbound. Anyone think one of the following is possible.....

  • Forest Glen is being trained to help out/take over the Kimball route?
  • Kedzie Garage is being prepped to receive some of the 7900-Series Novas? If so, who would be giving them to Kedzie: Forest Glen, Chicago, 74th or 77th?
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1 hour ago, sw4400 said:

May not mean anything in particular, but I'll post it anyway......

Yesterday, as I was heading west on Addison, I saw Nova #8262 with a placard in the window that said "Forest Glen Training Bus" on Kimball heading northbound. Anyone think one of the following is possible.....

  • Forest Glen is being trained to help out/take over the Kimball route?
  • Kedzie Garage is being prepped to receive some of the 7900-Series Novas? If so, who would be giving them to Kedzie: Forest Glen, Chicago, 74th or 77th?

Could it be enroute to a FG route for training. I thought Kedize couldn't get Novas because of wash rack. 

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3 hours ago, ajm522 said:

Could it be enroute to a FG route for training. I thought Kedize couldn't get Novas because of wash rack. 

Probably right on that. Training buses go all over just cause it's not on a home garage street doesn't really mean anything. If it had future operators on there for example maybe they wanted to train on stopping at belmont blue line then train on stopping at irving pk blue line. 

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5 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Probably right on that. Training buses go all over just cause it's not on a home garage street doesn't really mean anything. If it had future operators on there for example maybe they wanted to train on stopping at belmont blue line then train on stopping at irving pk blue line. 

In that it had a "Forest Glen Training Bus" card indicates that's correct.

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On 1/14/2017 at 11:16 AM, Busjack said:

In that it had a "Forest Glen Training Bus" card indicates that's correct.

Yes I agree that that would appear correct. If SW's sighting indicates anything, it's simply more evidence that FG has gotten new operators. I also observed a Forest Glen bus being used for training purposes in recent weeks, in that case one of the FG NFs being used to train a group of trainees in procedures along the 84 Peterson. One of the trainees was at the wheel while a group of other trainees and line instructors observed his actions. It looked as though the trainees were being trained how to stop at stops along the route, how to merge back into traffic after leaving those stops, and also how to deal with traffic patterns along Peterson. 

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