Special Feature - STM Articulated Bus Testing - April 20-21, 2005


  During April 20 and 21, STM tested two articulated buses: a 2001 New Flyer D60LF (OC Transpo 6112) and a Vanhool AG300 (RTL 20102) manufactured in 2003. They both ran on the 535 R-BUS Du Parc/Cote-Des-Neiges route only. This trial period would allow STM to gather customer opinions on the bus, as well as familiarize the mechanics for future articulated bus operations in 2008.
 

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OC Transpo 6112

OC Transpo 6112 is seen waiting for passengers on Querbes Street. The destination sign had been reprogrammed for local route 535.

2005-04-21 

OC Transpo 6112

OC Transpo 6112 is seen on Querbes Street. In the background are a 2003 LFS as well as an AMT bilevel on the Blainville line.

2005-04-21 

OC Transpo 6112

OC Transpo is seen on Querbes Street in front of Howie-Morenz Arena while working a route 535.

2005-04-21 

OC Transpo 6112

The interior of OC Transpo 6112, facing the rear of the bus.

2005-04-21 

OC Transpo 6112

OC Transpo 6112's interior, facing the front of the bus.

2005-04-21 

OC Transpo 6112

The interior destination sign area of OC Transpo 6112 is seen here.

2005-04-21 

OC Transpo 6112

The two seats in the articulation joint are seen in this photo.

2005-04-21 

OC Transpo 6112

OC Transpo 6112 is seen parked behind two other buses working route 535, including STM 24-298. This bus sports a special ad that STM created for these two demo buses.

2005-04-21 

OC Transpo 6112

OC Transpo 6112 is seen ready to leave the AMT Mont-Royal commuter train station on route 535.

2005-04-21 

OC Transpo 6112

OC Transpo 6112 is seen ready to leave the AMT Mont-Royal commuter train station on route 535.

2005-04-21 

RTL 20102

RTL 20102 is seen arriving on Querbes Street on route 535. This sign was also reprogrammed for the route 535, though it is hard to see.

2005-04-21 

RTL 20102

RTL 20102 is seen waiting for passengers while a STM employee waits to greet boarding passengers. Note the special ad that STM created for these two demo buses.

2005-04-21 

RTL 20102

RTL 20102 is seen in front of the Howie-Morenz Arena on Querbes Street.

2005-04-21 

RTL 20102

RTL 20102 is seen on Querbes Street waiting to depart on route 535.

2005-04-21 


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