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Photos & Videos: CT Transit of Connecticut

 
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Nabinut




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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:01 pm    Post subject: Photos & Videos: CT Transit of Connecticut Reply with quote

On Friday, I traveled to Connecticut in my annual Black Friday ritual. CT Transit as it's called has multiple divisions spread out over the state. I focused on three of the more common divisions: Hartford, New Haven & Stamford. Here are some photos and videos. Enjoy!

Hartford:
751, a 2007 New Flyer D40LF assigned to Route 62 is seen leaving Downtown Hartford near Union Station:


In Downtown Hartford, routes are grouped at individual stops. Here, 535 picks up passengers at one such stop:


Like many systems on the east coast, CT Transit provides service to local airports. Here is 2003 D40LF #312 in service on Route 30 to Bradley Airport:


Route 41, which runs from Hartford to New Britain, another CT Transit division is a 45 minute between the two districts. Here is #740 at the start of the run:


In 2002, CT Transit purchased 2 Hybrids as a test. These two are in service for Hartford Division. Here is H301 before a run on Route 56D:


This past year, CT Transit ordered D35LFRs for their suburban operations. Here is A7 loading passengers at West Farms Mall:


Also ordered this year was 32 MCI D4500CTs of which 12 are in CT Transit express colors. Here is 1016 on layover before a start on the 5 Express:


New Haven:

New Haven Division operates a Free shuttle from Union Station into Downtown using three 1999 Eldorado EZ Riders. Here is 9902 in front of Union Station:


New Haven Division also rosters 26 1996 NovaBus Classics. Here is 9616 seen near the end of Route G1:


At New Haven is Shore Line service, a connector line from Metro-North that runs to the outskirts of Connecticut. Here is #1701 laying over on Track 12:


Stamford:

Stamford, the smallest of the three cities in terms of transit rosters 56 buses, 32 of which are 2001 New Flyer D40LFs. Here is #115 at the Stamford Transportation Center:


Atlantic Square, the main drag in stamford also offers decent bus service outside of the transportation center. Here is #105 on Route 44 before leaving to head to the Transportation Center:


Another route that serves Atlantic Square is the I-Bus, a express service that runs between Stamford & White Plains in Westchester Co, NY. Besides the new MCIs, the night trips also operate New Flyer D40LFs with suburban seating. Here is #132 shortly before departure:


Videos:

1996 Novabus Classic #9616: Series 50/Allison B400R
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ilSQZ5EUp8

1999 ElDorado EZ Rider #9902: Cummins ISB/Allison B300R
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_XWukPACqI

2001 New Flyer D40LF #123 with a Series 40 engine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klFVAvaj2Sg

2004 New Flyer D40LF #422 with a Series 50 engine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BALzMUGouA

2005 New Flyer D40LF #505 with a Cummins ISL engine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQqBRyDUCv8

Lastly, here is footage from my trip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-ixyZ3Ss0o
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thehartfordboy



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love these pics and videos. Too bad you didn't link up with amorek or eddie4life. I think they could've got you in and showed you the NovaBus LFSAs we have not in service yet.
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