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Transit service in the city of Brantford, hometown of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, is provided by Brantford Transit, serving the cityís 90,000 residents with nine routes operating on a half-hour schedule from the downtown Transit Terminal on Darling Street.The bus fleet consists of Orion VII, NovaBus LFS, El Dorado, and Blue Bird Ultra LF buses, totalling about 31 buses.

 

All photos are by the webmaster.

 

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9725 was a rebuilt 1972 GM T6H-4521, originally Hamilton Street Railway 868, spotted waiting to enter service at the Brantford Transit Terminal while 9814 loads passengers on August 15, 2005.For several years, 9725 was Brantfordís oldest bus, and the oldest still operating in Southern Ontario.However, the original VH-9 torque converter had been replaced with a V730 automatic transmission during the rebuild, so the bus sounded like a later New Look.9725 was later refurbished with an electronic destination sign, and was retired in October 2010 after maintenance staff discovered that the fuel tank was rusted out.

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9814 was a 1981 GM T6H-5307N, shown waiting for passengers at the Transit Terminal on August 15, 2005.This was originally Utah Transit Authority 8118, acquired in 1998.

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9826 was a 1982 GM T6H-5307N, seen turning from Wellington Street into the Transit Terminal on August 15, 2005.This bus was originally UTA bus 8147, which spent time in Toronto as TTC 1026.The last of the ex-Utah buses, 9826 was retired in September 2009.

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9841 was a 1984 GM T6H-5307N, originally Anchorage People Mover 6120, spotted at the Transit Terminal on August 15, 2005.This bus was acquired in 1999 and has since been retired.

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9843 was a 1984 GM TC-40102N, seen boarding passengers at the Transit Terminal on August 15, 2005.This bus was also an ex-UTA bus from Salt Lake City, Utah, where it ran as 8437, and was the only GM Classic to have run with Brantford Transit before it was retired.

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9941 was a 1994 Orion 05.501, shown boarding passengers at the Transit Terminal on August 15, 2005.This bus was the only Orion V operated by Brantford Transit and has since been withdrawn from service.

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9941 was seen again pulling away from its bay at the Transit Terminal later in the day on August 15, 2005.

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9022 is a 2002 Orion 07.501, resting after having just arrived at the Transit Terminal on August 15, 2005.

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9051 is a 2005 NovaBus LFS, shown on Darling Street just after leaving the Transit Terminal on Oct. 9, 2008.

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9052 is another 2005 NovaBus LFS, spotted waiting for riders at the Transit Terminal in downtown Brantford on August 15, 2005.All of Brantford Transitís buses were renumbered in 2010, with 10 replacing the 9 at the beginning of the fleet number, so this bus is now numbered 10052.

 

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