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  2. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    Then I wanna say that perhaps TransLink doesn't want to give the impression that if they were to actually go and order them, that they would be able to carry 3 bikes (rather than the standard two).
  3. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    Pretty sure it is a standard double rack.
  4. Where they only used on rush hour trips? Which is why they only have that much mileage?
  5. York Region Transit \ Viva

    Heads up to anyone regularly using Viva. Besides the restructuring of Viva Orange and Viva Purple service in Vaughan, the new HOV lanes on Hwy 7 east of Warden will be put into use tomorrow and service to Downtown Markham will be reduced. Details: https://www.yrt.ca/en/schedules-and-maps/ttc-line-1-subway-extension.aspx
  6. TTC in the news

    https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ttc-to-be-free-on-sunday-as-line-1-subway-extension-officially-opens-1.3724499
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  8. St. Albert Sightings

    Didn't notice anything about battery costs, but it's still early
  9. General Subway/RT Discussion

    This is BIG!!! Free rides for EVERYONE tomorrow no matter where you are going or what you are taking! If you ever wished you could hop-on, hop-off on the TTC, this is your chance! Don't miss it! (I certainly won't!) https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2017/12/ride-the-ttc-for-free-on-december-17.html
  10. GO Transit

    Did anyone else reply? Anyone? Bud
  11. St. Albert Sightings

    There is a bit of information on the St. Albert electric bus program toward the bottom of the following article: https://www.act-news.com/news/transit-leading-the-way-toward-heavy-duty-electrification/ It sounds like they've been pleased with the range, and the fuel-cost savings have been substantial. StAT’s diesel buses cost $0.45 to $0.50 per km; the new battery-electric units are averaging about $0.09 per km.
  12. First Student Canada

    And it's cheaper to use less decals.....
  13. Streetcar News

    Have you been notify that 4460 is ready for delivery to Hillcrest since its in CP Toronto yard now?? Are they being tow to the Barns since they are unfinished and not expected to be finish until late Jan or moving under their own power??? Since BBD is being allow to setup shop at the Barns to finish cars by TTC, I am assuming 4-5 cars will be arriving this coming week to meet this year schedule.
  14. TTC Kennedy Station upcoming bus bay changes?

    The City of Toronto always does a lousy job in terms of coordinate traffic lights and alleviate traffic congestion.
  15. TTC in the news

    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/12/15/are-we-sure-ttc-fare-evasion-happens-as-often-as-we-think-it-does.html
  16. General FML moments

    I had to sit on a flight to EHAM for 7 hours beside a baby. 'Nuff said.
  17. Horrible ride, horrible vibration, horrible quality, horrible everything. I can’t think of any good points on those buses.
  18. GO Transit

    Nobody asked you to answer them bud.
  19. I forgot to mention, the added N35 service on "Sundays" will address the most significant gap in Hastings corridor service, since it's really adding service that has been missing on Monday mornings between 3am and 5:30am. Most people during that time are going to work anyways, so it's really addressing a lack of super-early commuting service along Hastings.
  20. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=10&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjVqZjx_o3YAhUXwWMKHVP0DsYQqQIIRSgAMAk&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lbreport.com%2Fnews%2Fnov17%2Felbwrek.htm&usg=AOvVaw3cDj33fpetPAuCEMPHybjh: Units 2202 and 2215 were involved in an accident two weeks ago in late November 2017. 9815 is built in March 1998. Its license plate is: E052839 9808's license plate: E052830 9800s have 38 American Seating Innovator 850 seats. The New Flyer D40LF 1998 'W' VINs article still show the Long Beach Transit 9800s (WU018166-WU018181) with incorrect build dates of 1997 instead of March 1998 for units 9801-9812, 9814-9816, and February 1998 for unit 9813. There is a photo on www.flickr.com that shows 9713 being converted into a double-decker bus at Starline Tours All 2000s New Flyer D40LFs are built in May 2000. These buses have 38 American Seating Innovator 850 seats and TwinVision Amber LED signs. These buses were originally delivered with TwinVision LeDot signs along with the 9400s, 9600s, 9700s, and 9800s. 2201-2212 are built in June 2002 2213-2227 are built in July 2002 2228-2235 are built in September 2002 2236-2239 are built in October 2002. 2200s have 38 USSC Aries seats with TwinVision Chroma IV LED color signs. They were originally delivered with standard TwinVision Amber LED signs.
  21. Operator has capability of turning off the "photocell" located on the top of the door.. so if there's somebody standing in the doorway the door will close without sensing anybody... relying on the pressure sensitive door edges for the doors to reopen. On another note is Indonesia getting the S200 Calgary spec car? Or is this just a photoshop rip off?
  22. Service changes in January 2018: Anything of significance is bolded. Reposted for the sake of convenience 017 - Net Increase of one round trip on Saturday 020 - Several short turn trips have been slashed. 033 - WB Peak between 5pm and 6pm increases from every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes. 041 - Slashed Trip between 7am and 8am from Joyce 084 - 8:15am and 8:28am trips have disappeared 095 B-line Increase AM peak frequency to every 4 minutes between 7am and 9am, PM peak increases to every 6 minutes from every 8-12 minutes, Guaranteed at least every 12 minutes until 10pm Monday-Saturday. 2 trips Saturday AM start at Kootenay Loop going into Downtown Sunday service starts a half hour earlier in both directions Several new trips starting from Hastings at D̶u̶t̶h̶i̶e̶ Gilmore (see here) going up to SFU on weekdays 123 - 6:10pm and 8:55pm on the print schedule somehow only go to Canada Way at Ledger. 128 - Increase frequency between 9am and 3pm to every 20 minutes. 230 - trip leaving Lonsdale at 3:45pm is slashed. Additional Saturday trip going southbound leaving Prospect (54272) at 9:56am. 12:18am trip goes to Prospect and goes NIS. 246 - Additional trip leaving Lonsdale at 4:03pm going into Downtown 311 - additional trip leaving between 7am and 8am 319 - Increase northbound frequency on Saturday mornings from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes, 6am-7am. 320 - First bus from Langley is now at 4:51am on weekdays 323 - Additional trip to Surrey Central on weekdays at 8:26am 337 - PM rush Increase to every 15 minutes between 7pm and 9pm, every 20 minutes between 9pm and 10pm. 351 - Additional trip into bridgeport station in the morning rush 372 - Sunday Service extends until 8:40pm WB and 9:10pm EB 401 - Several Saturday trips now end at Chatham at 2nd Avenue instead of 3rd Avenue 402 - 10:12pm trip weekdays Southbound short turned to Moncton at 1st. Saturday SB trips between 9am and 6:30 short-turned to Moncton at 1st 404 - 2:54pm Weekday NB trip from Steveston at No.5 is slashed 407 - Several Saturday trips now end at Chatham at 3rd Avenue instead of 2nd Avenue (minor change) 501 - Trip leaving 2:18pm from Surrey Central is slashed 601 - First Trip towards Boundary Bay in the PM rush leaves earlier (Right after the trip that turns into 606 Ladner Ring). 555 Service cut early AM to increase frequency late AM 701 - Mystery trips arriving at Coquitlam Station at 2:51pm and 3:23pm (If someone can help us out please and thank you) C62 - 1 trip in both directions between 12pm and 1pm is slashed N35 - Additional Sunday service until 5am both directions Maple Meadows Station - Service has been re-routed inside the loop since November this year (Reflected in all January schedules). I found no changes on 002, 015, 016, 022, 025, 028, 043, 044, 049, 050, 096, 100, 101, 104, 110, 112, 125, 128, 129, 130, 134, 136, 143, 144, 145, 151, 152, 153, 155, 156, 157, 159, 160, 169, 188, 189, 191, 209, 210, 211, 212, 228, 229, 232, 236, 239, 240, 301, 312, 314, 316, 321, 324, 325, 326, 335, 329, 340, 341, 342, 345, 352, 354, 364, 375, 388, 391, 393, 394, 395, 403, 405, 410, 430, 502, 503, 509, 531, 595, 602, 603, 604, 606, 608, 620, 640, 791, N9, N19. Most of the trolley ones are tricky so I'll save them for last. Now for TransLink to get their act together and post all the changes onto the official website instead of finding excuses to post them later (-Cough- Bus Route Buzz -Cough-). Wait a second...
  23. Spadina Subway Extension

    I don't think it has been discussed here yet, but when there is a service suspension along the extension, which TA will be providing shuttles? If YRT is tasked with shuttles for suspensions along the Vaughan portion, will they also provide shuttle service into Toronto if the suspension crosses into Toronto (ie; Pioneer Village being the incident station)? Or will the TTC be the sole provider of all shuttles regardless of where the suspension is?
  24. The unit entered service on December 7th.
  25. Today's Sightings

    Today was the last ever 41B Keele Bus. It was Bus 1587 Run 10. It left Keele Stn at 6pm and arrived at Petrolia at 715pm. The driver brought a cake and had his camera ready for the big occasion but it was just me and him there. Apparently the Line 1 extension was more big news than this historic event.
  26. 8930 was on 86 Scarborough yesterday.
  27. TTC Ride Guide

    The maps they put up are intended to stay up for some time and probably way beyond the York U GO station closure date. I guess someone in the map making department made an assumption. The last time revision found on bus shelters is dated March 2016 when they transition to the current map layout which was over a year an a half.
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