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8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

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I know these ain't replacing the remaining 2000-2002 novabus lfs. Because if you think about it,

 

25 More Novabus LFS 4th Gens

Almost 60 1st-2nd Gens Novabuses.

If you get what I'm trying to say.

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This morning, no 6400's or 6500's were out when I checked, now 6466 is the only one out of the group that is operating right now (also the lowest numbered Nova still in service). Also the broken down bus was 1043.

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Well, today going into downtown I had the pleasure of being on board 8347 and coming back on 8332 (both on Belmont).  My observations:  

1) The windows are indeed tinted black.  If you look closely at the driver's window, the bottom part is still clear but the top and all of the passenger windows are indeed tinted. 

2) The signs are in fact different.  The Belmont route to Lake Shore is only one flip and not two (Drsy/Lake Shr) or something like that.

3) There was police activity around 6:00 PM, so the supervisor told us to pull into the Pulaski stop, pick up the passengers, then turn the bus around and go on temporary detour.  When the driver put the bus into reverse, all of the lights in the passenger section went out automatically and everyone was in the dark.  

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38 minutes ago, fg.mark said:

Well, today going into downtown I had the pleasure of being on board 8347 and coming back on 8332 (both on Belmont).  My observations:  

1) The windows are indeed tinted black.  If you look closely at the driver's window, the bottom part is still clear but the top and all of the passenger windows are indeed tinted. 

2) The signs are in fact different.  The Belmont route to Lake Shore is only one flip and not two (Drsy/Lake Shr) or something like that.

3) There was police activity around 6:00 PM, so the supervisor told us to pull into the Pulaski stop, pick up the passengers, then turn the bus around and go on temporary detour.  When the driver put the bus into reverse, all of the lights in the passenger section went out automatically and everyone was in the dark.  

Yeah too tinted if you ask me. You cant even see out of the bus in the dark. I haven't seen bus windows that tinted since the RTA grumman's. Bus interior is basically the same surprised it dont have the updated bustracker. Looks funny not seeing hopper windows. If the ac fails these buses are going to be a riot. Cta better save some windows they may need to replace those. Maybe with all the ventalation holes it has an upgraded vent system. Well see in may.

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8326-8327,8329-8334,8336-8338,8340 are at 103rd. I would guess 8325,8328,8335 and 8339 will join them. FG still has 8343 and 8345 out today. If we keep with a split here. I would speculate that 8325-8340 will be at 103rd and 8341-8349 will be at FG, unless that is temporary and 8341-8349 are also going south.... who knows???

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13 minutes ago, sw4400 said:

8326-8327,8329-8334,8336-8338,8340 are at 103rd. I would guess 8325,8328,8335 and 8339 will join them. FG still has 8343 and 8345 out today. If we keep with a split here. I would speculate that 8325-8340 will be at 103rd and 8341-8349 will be at FG, unless that is temporary and 8341-8349 are also going south.... who knows???

All of 8325-42 are here at 103rd. 8325 was in service earlier on the 28 or 95 I believe. 8343-49 are still at FG. 103 already sent 1034-45 earlier but FG also got 1046-51.

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I am so confused, was someone not suppose to sending them to FG? For them to just turn up at 103rd. 

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So now they are at 103rd again??? CTA dont know where they want these buses. They dont have garage stickers. I'm surprised again now fg has less novas than they used to they had 89. Now I think they have sounds like 80. 

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10 minutes ago, Mr.cta85 said:

All of 8325-42 are here at 103rd. 8325 was in service earlier on the 28 or 95 I believe. 8343-49 are still at FG. 103 already sent 1034-45 earlier but FG also got 1046-51.

1043 with or without repairs? :P *Broken down 1043 in pic*

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3 minutes ago, ajm522 said:

I am so confused, was someone not suppose to sending them to FG? For them to just turn up at 103rd. 

 

3 minutes ago, BusHunter said:

So now they are at 103rd again??? CTA dont know where they want these buses. They dont have garage stickers. I'm surprised again now fg has less novas than they used to they had 89. Now I think they have sounds like 80. 

If they keep the split as is, 103rd will have 8325-8342 and FG will have 8343-8349... key word being "if".

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14 minutes ago, ajm522 said:

I am so confused, was someone not suppose to sending them to FG? For them to just turn up at 103rd. 

I honestly dont know why it happened like that either. Just this past Sunday I saw either 8244 or 47 with a 3 sticker so I don't know what's going on.

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16 minutes ago, Mr.cta85 said:

I honestly dont know why it happened like that either. Just this past Sunday I saw either 8244 or 47 with a 3 sticker so I don't know what's going on.

Where are 8236 thru 8247?  Are they still at 103rd or back at FG?  Maybe FG squawked about the lack of hopper windows and didn't want this last batch.  I've never seen a bunch of new buses get assigned to one garage then reassigned to another garage in a matter of 4 days 

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4 minutes ago, artthouwill said:

Where are 8236 thru 8247?  Are they still at 103rd or back at FG?  Maybe FG squawked about the lack of hopper windows and didn't want this last batch.  I've never seen a bunch of new buses get assigned to one garage then reassigned to another garage in a matter of 4 days 

They still assigned to FG 103rd is messing up somewhere because some of 8326-8247 have “3” sticker on them but I’m still glad to see 1034-1051 are FG 

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14 minutes ago, artthouwill said:

Where are 8236 thru 8247?  Are they still at 103rd or back at FG?  Maybe FG squawked about the lack of hopper windows and didn't want this last batch.  I've never seen a bunch of new buses get assigned to one garage then reassigned to another garage in a matter of 4 days 

That batch got sent back to FG. As well as 1046-51. So that probably an official move.

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8 minutes ago, Mr.cta85 said:

That batch got sent back to FG. As well as 1046-51. So that probably an official move.

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Question to see is if 8343-8349 remain at FG or are moved to 103rd in the coming days... stay tuned same chicagobus time, same chicagobus channel!!!!

 

 

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