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  1. D40-90

    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    D40-90s were the first order to have A/C for TTC revenue service. They were fast and a nice sound to it, unique at the time compared to the 6v71s. Obviously looking at my user name, they were my favorite. Riding them on various routes out of Danforth garage when new and on Islington in the old colours with padded brown seats. I don't ever remember seeing them kneel, even though they had the feature. The D40-87 would replace them all at Danforth , they had the unique black tube in the front, I believe for the windshield wipers? I remember seeing a '91 Orion V kneel, but the beeping sound in those would never shut up, only when the bus was raised again. I remember them on various east end routes. I was never a fan of the trolley buses for whatever reason.
  2. D40-90

    TTC Service Changes

    Maybe have 143 go up Kingston, instead of to Neville Park?
  3. D40-90

    TTC in the news

    Bad or Good? I guess Bad if you took your comments away.
  4. For a second there I thought it was the A/C unit. time is flying from when I knew right away. Danforth ever have 8477-8486? I don't recall them on Danforth routes. Lake Shore wasn't far from Danforth Garage if some units made it over.
  5. With all these buses on TTC property, and TTC claiming they don't' have any garage space, and hybrids retiring, is service not being impacted? I guess the summer reduction is helping minimize the amount of buses needed. hopefully by Sept everything is worked out. Politicians need to increase service in time for the election...
  6. D40-90

    Future TTC Bus Orders

    So much for people saying NFI waste their time bidding on bus contracts. There's an option for up to 30 too
  7. D40-90

    TTC Service Changes

    176 Mimico isn't on the list, I guess because its just a pilot route? But isn't the 175 a pilot too?
  8. D40-90

    General Subway/RT Discussion

    They been storing them at night for a while now. looks like they just store four trains sets a night. two trains per track, on the first two sets of track, closets to the actual line. I guess they are storing them mid day too. How many during the mid day is stored there, I assume 4 sets?
  9. D40-90

    TTC Service Changes

    TTC Service Changes Effective Sunday, June 24, 2018 57 Midland to Eglinton 190 to Malvern New Route 176 Mimico GO Shuttle Lots of Summer seasonal changes that are expected 83 Jones getting increase service for operators at Lesile Division, I guess for Lake Shore Division too. Keele Yard storing trains in the Day, get your day shots while you can. Stop changes. They'll be more as time goes on.
  10. D40-90

    Today's Special Sightings

    Ok, you guys are just reduced in the amount of OT you can do.
  11. D40-90

    Today's Special Sightings

    Ok, that makes more sense. But if your missing that many buses on a route, and the union is claiming they're not hiring enough workers, you would think they would make a point, make service suffer to drive home the point to hire more. I thought the union was doing a work-to-rule, but if the hours is simply reduced then I miss read the whole purpose of what they're doing. @Bus_Medic Are you allowed to comment on that, or muzzled?
  12. D40-90

    Today's Special Sightings

    I guess the operator is a Company man? lol Or was he simply pulled from one route for 86, similar to a shuttle? I doubt he would defy the union like that.
  13. D40-90

    Today's Special Sightings

    I thought you guys were sticking together, no OT?
  14. May 8th TTC Board Meeting Capacity Improvements on Bus and Subway Services (For Action) New Express Routes: • 29 Dufferin (Wilson Station – Dufferin Loop) • 37 Islington (Islington Station – Steeles Avenue) • 52 Lawrence West (Lawrence Station – Pearson Airport) • 84 Sheppard West (Extension to Weston Road) • 85 Sheppard East (Branch of 190 Scarborough Ctr Rocket to Meadowvale Road) • 89 Weston (89 Weston – Finch Avenue) • 102 Markham Rd (Warden Station – Sheppard Avenue E.
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