OC Transpo has removed several double-decker buses from the road after workers discovered corrosion in the flooring around the driver area of one of the vehicles.
The discovery prompted the transit agency to inspect all the double-decker buses of the same age.
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Jim Greer, director of transit operations, said Monday that Transpo removed 17 of 73 double-decker buses for repairs over the next few weeks “out of an abundance of caution and while ridership is low.
“During a routine preventative maintenance inspection of a double-decker bus, it was determined that corrosion on the metal surface under the flooring material in the driver’s compartment area caused flooring material and its adhesive to start lifting along the outer edges,” Greer said in a response sent through the city’s communications department.
“At no point was the brake pedal or mechanism ever compromised.”
According to Greer, the bus has been in service for about 10 years.
Refurbishment needs, such as corrosion on a bus of this age, are often discovered through regular proactive maintenance work, Greer said.
“OC Transpo immediately inspected all double-decker buses in this age category,” Greer said.
Greer’s response didn’t indicate if there would be impacts to bus service for customers while the double-deckers are in the garage.
The high-capacity double-decker buses in Transpo’s fleet are manufactured by Alexander Dennis.
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