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Canadian Enviro500 Update - September 2011
 
My thanks to Simon Yiu for providing this general update on the Alexander Dennis Enviro500s operating in Canada. There are currently 4 transit systems that operate these buses and they are:

BC Transit of British Columbia
with the following buses being split between Victoria Regional Transit System and Kelowna Transit System
     
Nos. 9001 to 9010 (2000) - Dennis Trident / Duple Metsec Body
Nos. 9021 to 9039 (2002) - Dennnis Trident / Duple Metsec Body
Nos. 9041 to 9049 (2004) - ADL Enviro500
Nos. 9501 to 9526 (2008) - ADL Enviro500
No. 9527(2008) - ADL Enviro 500 Hybrid demo (43ft, 12.8m)
Nos. 9528 (2011) - ADL Enviro500 EPA 2010 emmission standard demo (43ft, 12.8m)
   
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Fleet no. 9044 Fleet no. 9509
Above photographs courtesy and copyright of Stephen Cho

Strathcona County Transit of Sherwood Park, Alberta
   
Strathcona County Transit serves the area of Sherwood Park, which is north of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The fleet consists of about 95 buses, which provide local route services in the town of Sherwood Park, and more importantly, the frequent commuter runs into Edmonton, AB.  The ADL Enviro 500 No. 7000 was on a 1 year trial to the transit and is exclusively used on the commuter route which runs between Sherwood Park and Edmonton, AB, with limited stops in between.  The double-decker was being tested as a result of the fact that the current articulated buses and highway coach buses in the fleet, cannot carry as many passengers.  During its trial in Sherwood Park, No. 7000 was limited to the commuter routes only as there are clearance issues at Sherwood Park d/t terminal(indoor), which does not allow them to operate on any of the local routes.
      
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 Pictured in its former livery, when a demonstrator with Community Transit of Seattle, USA, (fleet no. 27900) it was returned to ADL in late 2009. An order for 23 such buses was subsequently placed and fleet nos. 10800-10822 were delivered and entered service in March, 2011.
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OC Transpo of Ottawa, Ontario
         
Fleet nos. 1201 to 1203 were delivered in 2008.
i) all 3 buses (Nos. 1201 to 1203) will be staying in OC Transpo fleet 
ii) the City Council of Ottawa has approved the 2012 budget to purchase 80 double deckers from Alexander Dennis, all buses will have to be in service by Sep 2012 and will replace 140 Orion VI single decker buses, made in 1999
iii) all the new buses will feature a lower height than the 3 pilot buses, which will make the new buses less restrictive compared to the present 3 pilot buses as there are 3 locations in Ottawa where there are height clearance issues
iv) Engines will be EPA 2010 emission standard compliant
v) OC Transpo is looking to specify a different axle model so they can accommodate more than 14 standees downstairs without damaging the axle
vi) all buses will have to be in service by September 2012, which means the buses will be in city of Ottawa around spring 2012
vii) it is still not known if the new buses will be 12m (40ft) or 12.8m (43ft)
   
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Fleet no. 1201 Fleet no. 1202
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Fleet no. 1203

GO Transit of Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
   
Fleet nos. 8000 to 8011 were delivered in 2008 and were the first 12.8 metre Enviro500 to be produced
Fleet nos. 8012 to 8021 were delivered in 2009 and again are to the longer length
   
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Fleet no. 8009 Fleet no. 8018
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All the above photographs courtesy and copyright of Simon Yiu
 

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