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  1. TTC 4406 was out testing at broadview station, saw it at about 9:40PM
  2. When I take TTC routes in Markham, I notice that the Presto reader indicates that it is in the YRT zone. It actually says it on the screen of the device, I think in the bottom left corner (I.e. it will say “YRT” on the Presto reader). Seemingly the Presto reader knows when it crosses Steeles and which fare to deduct/transfer when a card is tapped, as Smallspy mentioned above. I was thinking about it too the other day, and it’d make sense if it was connected with Vision and the route the vehicle was operating on. And, say, once the stop at Steeles is past, the Presto device changes its fare zone Ive done what you outlined many times since this was enabled in August. It works exactly like I am transferring or tapping onto any other YRT vehicle. It takes a YRT fare off my Presto card and even gives me a 2 hour transfer that I can use on YRT buses. And as an aside, it also works the other way around. If I take a YRT bus first and transfer to, say, route 129A in Markham, my YRT transfer is applied when I tap my card on the TTC bus and no other fare is deducted It’s made my life a lot easier than when I had to plan my trips north-south, as the only option that way before was along Kennedy unless I wanted to carry $4.25 in cash every time
  3. TTC 4429 At King and River, with its pantograph up a few minutes ago
  4. That is actually terrible. They’ll keep cutting things until there’s no transit system left Service cuts leads to lower ridership. Lower ridership leads to more service cuts. Rinse and repeat every year
  5. Unfortunately I’ve moved from London but I do believe there’s a few new buses. Every now and then I check Transsee and didn’t notice any new buses tracking until today...So far seems like units 547, 548, 550, and 552 have entered service
  6. Not much of a sighting but a first for me in my many years of riding the subway: Was just on TTC 5021 as the lead car on line 2 eastbound, and the train overshot the platform at Warden Station by about half a car length
  7. This is quite underwhelming http://www.londontransit.ca/2019/11/04/drop-in-sessions-survey-for-2020-service-plan/
  8. And I bet London city council will say the exact same thing...
  9. 4178 is on route 504 right now. I’m riding her right now edit: was a great ride. I was the only one on it haha
  10. Not sure if it’s been mentioned here yet but I was reading the Metro newspaper, and on the TTC page of it, it says the Proterra will enter service this Saturday on route 6 Bay around 11am
  11. Just remembered my first flight in about 5 years to add to my list... Jazz Dash 8-100 C-GKON. Rode that plane on the long journey from North Bay to Toronto back in June
  12. TTC 4074 training at Queen and Broadview 4141 was also in service on King, displaying 510 KING. Managed to get a quick pic as it was passing by
  13. YRT 1005 broke down yesterday morning while on route 303 at 9th Line and the 407. Interesting story about that bus, there’s been at least 5 times since August where it broke down. I was actually on it twice when it had to be taken out of service with some sort of coolant issue that caused an alarm to go off, and Im assuming that’s what the problem was yesterday too
  14. I’ll take your word for it, haha. Just was trying to explain that it seems like some of the TRs are louder recently. Maybe I’ll try and get a recording of what I’m talking about...that’d be easier than trying to use words to explain sounds
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