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The city of Barrie, home to 128,000 people, is located an hour north of Toronto on Kempenfelt Bay, on the west shore of Lake Simcoe.Many of the twenty bus routes meet at the Barrie Transit Terminal between Maple Avenue and Mary Street, just north of Simcoe Street.Other transfer points are located at the Allendale Recreation Centre and at Georgian College.The daily operation of the bus service is contracted through First Student, formerly Greyhound, and there are twenty-three buses in the fleet, consisting of New Flyer D40LF buses along with Orion V and VI vehicles.Barrie is also the northern limit of GO Transit service, with the main transit terminal being served by GO buses and train service reaching the south end of the city.

 

All photos are by the webmaster.

 

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65886 was a 1986 Orion 01.508, originally an Indy-Go bus acquired second-hand from Indianapolis in 2001.This bus has been painted in the new livery and was seen with 89639 and a Greyhound coach at the PMCL garage on Brock Street in Barrie on Oct. 13, 2005.All of Barrie Transitís Orion I buses have been withdrawn from service.

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89639 was a 1989 Orion I, this one an original Barrie Transit bus.This bus is shown in the older livery and was spotted at the PMCL garage on October 13, 2005.This bus was renumbered 63989 before being retired.

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90640 was a 1990 Orion 05.501, the first purchased by Barrie Transit.It is shown at the Barrie Transit Terminal on Oct. 13, 2005.This bus has been retired but 64191, a 1991 Orion V, was still in service in late 2009.

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65400 was spotted at the PMCL garage on Oct. 13, 2005.This bus is a 2000 MTB glider, built when Mississauga Truck & Bus Collision mounted a 35í Orion V body on a 1980 Orion I chassis.Durham Region Transit also once operated these rebuilt buses. This offside view does not show the plug-type exit doors retained from the original bus.

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64297 is a 1997 Orion 06.501, shown on Mary Street at the Barrie Transit Terminal on Oct. 13, 2005.

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64397 is another 1997 Orion VI, spotted at the Maple Street terminal on Oct. 13, 2005.This bus is painted in the older scheme with the blue stripe across the front of the bus.A new numbering scheme was introduced in 1997, with the year of purchase as the last two digits of the fleet number.

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64698 is a 1998 Orion VI, painted in the new livery and fit with a new LED headsign.This photo was taken at the Barrie Transit Terminal on Oct. 13, 2005.

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64798 is another 1998 Orion VI, painted in the older livery, spotted at the Barrie Transit Terminal on Oct. 13, 2005.

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65598 is a 1998 NovaBus LFS, originally a demonstrator purchased by the TTC as 1001, but sold to Barrie Transit in 2000 after the Toronto agency decided not to place an order for the LFS and determined it was too expensive to maintain a single vehicle in the fleet.This photo was taken at the PMCL garage on Oct. 13, 2005.

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66102 is a 2002 New Flyer D40LF, the first New Flyer buses to be purchased by Barrie Transit.This bus is shown at the Maple Avenue terminal on Oct. 13, 2005.

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66302 is another NFI D40LF, seen at the Barrie Transit Terminal on Oct. 13, 2005.This bus shows the older paint scheme, which was last used with this order:the blue stripe extends across the front of the bus and kinks up behind the exit doors.

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67004 is a 2004 NFI D40LF, shown at the Barrie Transit Terminal on Oct. 13, 2005.One of the differences between these buses and the previous order is centre-mounted brake light on the air-conditioner grill.

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67304 is another 2004 NFI D40LF, spotted at the Maple Avenue terminal on Oct. 13, 2005.This bus is painted in the new livery, with a straight blue stripe which does not cross the front of the bus.The hue is also slightly different and is reflective.

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67504 was seen at the Barrie Transit Terminal on Oct. 13, 2005.Barrie Transit has also purchased D40LF buses in 2006 (numbered 68206 to 68506), 2007 (69007 to 69307), and 2008 (69508).

 

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