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yrt1000

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  1. yrt1000

    London Transit Commission

    When I saw that article yesterday I was literally in disbelief. What entitlement. My goodness. Yes, buses are the cause of traffic and not the thousands of other cars using the road during rush h our??? And man what a sad story about the people’s lawn maintenance. I nearly cried For real this city is full of idiots. We don’t want BRT we need more service in all areas of the city! LTC: “ok, here, we are going to service more areas of the city” Londoners: “ummmmmm I DONT THINK SO”
  2. yrt1000

    London Transit Commission

    https://www.transsee.ca/routelist?a=london Was browsing Transsee today and found this... Thank you Transsee! Can finally track buses
  3. yrt1000

    London Transit Commission

    And I think (almost) all the buses being retired are the ones with the ‘old’ interior still. Guess my theory was correct 😎 Also meant to mention they’ve been changing the interiors of the older XD40s as well. Rode 305 and 308 a few weeks ago and the seat fabric have the same design as 5xx buses, instead of light blue they had previously
  4. yrt1000

    London Transit Commission

    Any info on the damage to 512 from the accident about a month ago?
  5. yrt1000

    London Transit Commission

    This was posted on LTC twitter. The holiday bus this year is 536 and was at the Santa Claus parade last night. Design is based off of the “original” holiday wrapped bus 60 years ago
  6. yrt1000

    GO Transit

    The funny thing about this is that if you check their respective twitter pages and responses to student’s complaints, York U says it is metrolinx’ decision to cut service, and Metrolinx says it is York’s decision...🙄 At least there is the TTC discounted fare for students who take GO. It definitely sucks for students who used to take YRT, and were essentially SOL in that regard
  7. yrt1000

    London Transit Commission

    http://www.londontransit.ca/2018/11/02/draft-2019-service-plan/ 2019 service plan was dropped today. Some of the highlights from my quick read through: -routes 19/39/38 will interline instead of the current 19/31/32 interline -extended hours on select routes on weekdays and saturdays. Last buses are at 1am (I’d really like for the Sunday hours to be extended to at least midnight. Also, no mention of service starting earlier. Currently, the first buses of the day don’t meet downtown until 6:30am!) -Dundas express service (route 94) between Argyle mall and Western. But at a 26 minute frequency along with a route 2 service reduction, how effective will that be? -Removal of midday service on route 92 -A combined express-local bus route. The 26 Jalna would be eliminated, but a new route will be created- route 93. Will operate between Masonville and White Oaks mall via Wharncliffe and Western University. The route will be express between Masonville and Commissioners, then provide local service. Not so sure about that one, especially since it won’t be running downtown
  8. yrt1000

    London Transit Commission

    https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/london-transit-bus-crashes-into-veterinary-clinic i passed by the area this morning and was like...what the heck what happened??? The bus involved was 512 and it’s still in the building as of 10AM today (I.e. Wednesday) EDIT: The unconfirmed story of what happened was there was a drunk driver, driving on the wrong side of the road with their lights off, and the bus lost control trying to avoid it. Thankfully, no one was hurt (and no one was on the bus other than the driver)
  9. yrt1000

    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    I was just thinking about this point. We’ve been seeing Greyhound USA buses on Canadian schedules, but you wouldn’t ever find a Greyhound Canada bus on a USA schedule
  10. yrt1000

    London Transit Commission

    More new buses have entered service. I spotted 532 on route 4 today. Edit: So as to not post again, today (Thursday) I spotted bus 535 in service. I believe these buses are based out of Wonderland garage whereas 501-527 are at Highbury
  11. yrt1000

    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    If the bus tracker is to be believed, greyhound USA #86263 was on schedule 5506, the 8:30 London-Toronto express. You might see them sometimes on the Chicago-Toronto runs, if the bus isn’t changed in Detroit, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one between London-toronto
  12. yrt1000

    London Transit Commission

    450-464 were gone by September 2017. 601-603 I think retired December 2016? But I may be wrong, might’ve been some time in 2017 465-483 are still around though.
  13. yrt1000

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    A bigger issue for me was how some of the announcements were one stop ahead. It was on the 32 which is a route I don’t take frequently, and the bus announced the stop I was getting off at. I got off and I couldn’t find the street I was looking for, Lol. Does vision still have that problem? Because, granted, this was back in August but the two buses I took that day both did that.
  14. yrt1000

    London Transit Commission

    A few years ago, they got rid of the route names on destination signs and LTC maps. Route 4 is no longer known as the Oxford East, it is simply known as route 4. It’s the same for all routes in the city- route names no longer exist, they’re shown on buses and maps as the route number, followed by the destination, and finally ‘via’ whatever the main road is. So what this means is The destination sign for route 4 now displays “To Fanshawe College->Via Downtown” NB and “To WhiteOaks Mall-> via Downtown” SB. Similarly, route 17 displays “to Argyle Mall-> via Oxford”. They no longer display Oxford East or Oxford West. Basically, those old route names are no longer used anywhere so the issue you stated no longer exists 🙂
  15. yrt1000

    London Transit Commission

    The different exterior announcement voice you’re hearing is not a computer voice. It’s a recording of a real person saying the route and destination. Similarly, when it announces “transfers to route 102, 104, 106” you’re just hearing the person saying it Kind of strange sounding, I know. It seems the past few years, any new/updated routes, and even new stops are announced in such a manner. Not quite sure why I managed to get a ride on 528 today on route 6. Identical to last years order of XD40s. Still the highest bus number I’ve seen so far is 531. As to how large this years order is, it seems no one knows
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