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  1. Should probably keep in mind that theres also a driver shortage due to the vaccination situation. If runs are being canceled I'm sure there aren't butts in every driver seat.
  2. Wiki says it was retired 2 years ago.
  3. Awesome to see 0601 and 0602 coming back into service. I hope 0520 sticks around for awhile as well, its always a nice trip down memory lane seeing those brown seats.
  4. My guess is that there just aren't enough to go around now that the 51 is back in service.
  5. It's great to see how much train service will be coming into and out of Hamilton now that the regular service at Hunter will be restored, plus some of the Niagara Falls service restored to West Harbour. I plan to take both in the next month and I'm excited to see how the ridership looks.
  6. I'm happy to be corrected on that one, thanks!
  7. I'm going to guess that behind the scenes the battery electric demo bus testing didn't go terribly well. I don't remember hearing anything positive about it after the buses were tested a few years ago.
  8. I'm also happy to hear that 60 footers will be permanent on Barton, that has been needed for years now since service frequency can't really be increased too much more at rush hour.
  9. A lot of artics have been redeployed to busy routes like 2 Barton and 44 Rymal since covid started to address social distancing issues. Since theres only so many to go around, I'd imagine this is why we're seeing more 40 foot trips on routes where you'd normally see them confined to.
  10. Regarding the RNG news, does this mean that 1821 would have undergone some retrofitting to use that fuel or does it just go right into the existing engine like the CNG did? Is this a pilot project that could be rolled out to the rest of the CNG buses down the line or just a PR thing?
  11. I saw it yesterday at Barton and Woodward running mostly empty. Very weird.
  12. If I remember correctly on top of all the mechanical and operational issues that were just pointed out, diesel was dirt cheap in the early 2000's. The HSR which had also committed to CNG buses dropped out of buying them for a decade because of that.
  13. So GO has Wi-Fi (on trains and buses, I guess?) now but you only get to use... 50mb of it... if you sign in with a PRESTO account? Is that even enough to watch a 30 second video?
  14. I feel like I saw a whole bunch of new presto machines on a few different buses back when the HSR wasn't collecting fares but after they resumed I haven't gotten a single new reader. Was it just me or did they revert back to the old machines for some reason?
  15. On top of that, I'm sure the HSR is probably trying to keep the 60 footers on the road as much as possible to satisfy social distancing concerns.
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