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andyman

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  1. andyman

    TTC Application Process

    If you have high blood pressure now just wait till you become an operator. As well I'd seek another opinion as sometimes you can make all the lifestyle changes you want and still have high blood pressure. Good luck.
  2. 4/5 extras in peak. Rads and Construction buses have been dispatched lately to Roncie, in the am anyways.
  3. andyman

    TTC in the news

    2 years ago.
  4. Not anymore. Too many complaints from residents around High Park station.
  5. andyman

    TTC Service Changes

    37 is a complete mess. Both AM and PM rush but worse in PM. 937's run up and down empty and As are still frequently late. Management seemed to think an express would help the A which was wishful thinking at best.The 37 bus bay at the station is also quite a dangerous situation at times with over crowding as the stairwells jam up pretty bad. People routinely walk in off the street and between tunnels, surprised no ones been killed. As well the station continues to degrade worse on a daily basis. The stench of urine permeates the bus bays not to mention the pigeon feces everywhere. Still slowly imploding I only hope the new MT terminal at Kipling is completed on time so they can finally close this disaster.
  6. There's actually not enough space in Dundas west station to accommodate another bus. Always issues with the 193 blocking 40/168, but I doubt that's the real reason.
  7. The 2A had no ridership. I used to take it when I was a kid instead of the 112/49 and still remember being one of the only ones on the bus....and that was with 30 min headways. 123A doesn't work well either as many coming up from LB want Walmart and for those who couldn't walk from East Mall would have to transfer. With the usual summer service reduction 123 is just a disaster. In the morning Cs have plenty of time and Ds can't stay on time but in between peak it's opposite. Unfortunately without more buses it seems they can't balance the headways as in the am peak it's 12, 6, 12, 6, 12 mins.....so one run will leave crush load and the next near empty with that bus passing the other and usually making it to Sherway first obviously. The West Mall south service will be strictly peak. No midday or late service.
  8. Early in the year Islington stations closure was imminent but they somehow managed to shore it up enough to remain open, now for how long no one really knows......yet.
  9. Islington North and South buses would interline like 73/76 currently do with Royal York stations long term closure. I believe they are hoping for the new hub at Kipling to be complete as well Royal York before Pisslington is permanently closed. As you can see all the areas now closed off now downstairs are full of structural reinforcements.
  10. andyman

    TTC Application Process

    63 at Wilson now anyways.
  11. Islington station could be permanently closed anytime. Bays 1 and 2 are structurally unsound. The rest of the station is not much better. Reinforcements have been added to delay the inevitable until the new hub opens at Kipling but those may not last long either.
  12. andyman

    TTC Application Process

    Yes but it's basically peanuts.
  13. andyman

    TTC Application Process

    Nice. I decided to get out because my feet were killing me everyday.....then again I see guys in the garage now who can barely walk. I saw a guy the other day using his tool cart as a walker.. .didn't want to end up like that. ☺
  14. andyman

    TTC Application Process

    Like me I was MVM so have both. I'll stick with my 2pm finish instead of nights and crappy off days. I unfortunately made the mistake of doing the dealer route....no pension and terrible benefits. Stupid me stayed 15+ years till I smartened up.
  15. andyman

    TTC Application Process

    Whole point of the no OT was for them to fill maintenance positions not hire more ops. So now hiring ops like crazy and still not filling those maintenance positions.......😕
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