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  1. Hi, everyone! I'm looking at cross-referencing a photo of a Brockville Transit bus I took back in 2005 (Attached). There's a small "2" under the read ad-rack, however on the Wiki, 2 is supposed to have been an Orion I when the photo looks like a Ford Cutaway. Thanks, Alex Laval, QC
  2. STL 1620 is the first 16XX in service. It's currently on the 63.
  3. I have yet to see it since it went in service this week. I'm working at that time.
  4. STL 151212 (The Designline Electric bus) has been seeing regular service today and yesterday. STL confirms that It's operating regularly as is on the second part of run L27 which is a return trip on the 42 as follows: 10:42 AM - 11:48 AM 42. Direction Saint-François 12:00 PM - 1:09 PM 42. Direction Terminus Le Carrefour Very interesting to note that this bus is tracking on TransSee as vehicle 7777.
  5. SCOOP! A few changes coming to the STL on August 22nd for the fall board period: 1) New Rush Hour Route 36 will link Montmorency Metro station with 100e Avenue / Cleroux (via Notre-Dame). 2) Route 48 finally gets extended to the major shopping mall at the corner of A440/A19. Finally. 3) Routes 25 and 28 (which follow very similar routing) will be merged and new routes 22 and 222 will be created. Historically, 2XX routes were short turns of the two-digit routes (such as 52/252 and 28/228 [in the past]). This is no exception: 4) Route 904 (which linked Metro Saint-Michel, Gare Saint-Michel-Montreal-Nord, and Boul de la Concorde) is being withdrawn due to poor ridership. I coincidentally was on the 904 today and there were only 4 people who crossed the bridge. Source: http://www.stl.laval.qc.ca/fr/horaires-et-trajets/changements-automne-2015/ Alex
  6. May 1, 2015 6213, 6406, 6407 were in school service this morning. 6105 and 6403 were in school service earlier this week. Alex
  7. Note for anyone attending this weekend's charters: There are several road closures on and around the Champlain Bridge this coming weekend: http://pontchamplainbridge.ca/en/champlain-corridor-two-work-blitzes-in-may/ Please allow for more time in the event of traffic in the area. Alex
  8. CITHSL has officially stopped serving Huntingdon and Godmanchester. The new Bout-de-Ligne is now Ormstown. http://mrchsl.com/mrc_transport_cit According to The Gleaner Newspaper, 633 people boarded at stops in those two municipalities in all of December 2014. No word yet on what, if anything, the two municipalities are going to do about transit, but the entire CITHSL system is said to be in turmoil at the moment. Alex
  9. As of this writing I've seen 1401-1410 (minus 1408) in service.
  10. It wouldn't surprise me if it was the same, but I don't know for sure. The last sighting I personally have of 8345-24-5 was in 2011. We have shots of 8021-24-5 (not to be confused with 8021-25-2 the Alexander Denis Double Decker Demo) at the BHA last year. In other CIT News, I travelled up to Saint-Jerome today to observe the first day if their expanded transit system. Saint-Jerome is part of CIT Laurentides and is operated by Transcobec (independent from Transdev). Here are some of my sightings in Saint-Jerome. All are Transcobec unless otherwise stated: 614 - Route 102 616 - Route 100 624 - Route 107 629 - Route 105 630 - Route 101 - This is the New Flyer MiDi Demo bus Autobus Deux-Montagnes 11-6 - Route 103 Autobus La Quebecoise 1408 on TACL - Operated independently from CIT Laurentides, offers daily service between Saint-Jerome and Mont-Tremblant with select trips to Riviere-Rouge) On the way back, I transferred at Sainte-Therese and saw the following from Transdev: 551-21-9 - Route 51 3019-21-4 - Route 23 3024-21-8 - Route 11 - My ride back to Laval 5009-21-2 - Route 52 And here are my Route 9 sightings along the way: 356-21-6 365-21-8 367-21-8 387-21-1 391-21-9 - My ride from Montmorency to Saint-Jerome 3025-21-4 - My ride from Saint-Jerome to Sainte-Therese Alex
  11. Hi, Going through some of my photos from May, I have a picture of a 2014 (4th Gen) LFS on a road test in Laval. It's all-white and it's fleet number is 8141. Anyone know who this may belong to? Thanks, Alex
  12. Two STM bus routes: 170 Keller and 16 Graham. Both connect with AMT commuter train stations (Bois-Franc and Mont-Royal respectively).
  13. I saw RTL 21412 today and an all white Hybrid on Boul. St-Martin in Laval on Essai Routier.
  14. La Quebecoise still runs the TCI Laurentides service (Mont-Laurier / Mont-Tremblant / St-Jerome) In other news, I saw 3030-33-4 on Route 28 this afternoon around 16:50 on Rene-Levesque / de la Montagne. This is the first time I've seen an LFS on the 28.
  15. Charter bus 6203 was in revenue service this evening on routes 904, 37 and 58.
  16. 6105, 6211, 6408 seen on school routes at Souvenir / Daniel-Johnson
  17. 6105 and 6507 seen in school service this morning near Chomedey / Saint-Martin.
  18. Update on STL. 1301 and 1303 are out in regular service, and I've seen 1313 on Essai Routier on Boul. Saint-Martin. Alex
  19. I don't think this was ever answered. The furthest you can go on HSL with a TRAM is Sainte-Martine (zone 6). Howick, Ormstown and Huntingdon are not in the TRAM system. See: http://mrchsl.com/sites/mrchsl.com/files/Grille%20tarifaire%202014.pdf Alex
  20. Just checked the website for all the CITs, nothing announced for tomorrow save for the two free tickets if you ordered an OPUS Occasionelle card. Announced via the local news paper's twitter feed, CIT Le Richelain seems to be free tomorrow:
  21. According to STL's website, they have been kicked out of Radisson (TCV style) effective tomorrow, August 26th. More info here complete with StreetView shots of where the stops will be: http://www.stl.laval.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/925-terminus-Radisson-26.08.2013.pdf
  22. AMT has announced train #17 on the Vaudreuil line will now leave at 15:10 http://www.amt.qc.ca/service_clientele/avis.aspx?avisID=413
  23. Glad to hear there's plans to bring these downtown. After analyzing the schedule, there's no reason to have them short turn at Parc. They don't deadhead back up or anything like that. Agreed. Just the fact that they're running the same service on Saturday and on Sunday is great (for this line) and a slap in the face for the DM and VH lines (especially when comparing to the VH line's weekend "service" I think the AMT is betting that they will grab a metro to de la Concorde. Assuming you leave work within 10 minutes of your ending time, you could grab these departures at Concorde, but I agree this is far from ideal. I'm ashamed I didn't notice that before! And 15:15 is hardly the time to be running both outbound trains running on both tracks through Montreal-West (due to deadheading from Sortin). This will prove interesting come August. They seem to want to do this inbound, however for trains 180 and 182, the first morning trains, seeing they board on track 2 at Vendome. One thing to add. Weekday off-peak frequency decreases from every 116 minutes to every 145 minutes on average.
  24. I seriously hope this gets rectified. It makes no sense seeing you can load 4 tickets from different organizations on the same card. As an update, I've received a Carte Occasionnelle in the mail yesterday which (should) contain my reconstituted CIT Le Richelain tickets.
  25. I am normally a strong proponent of the OPUS card and any sort of Information Technology used in public transit (GPS, Wifi, etc). I recently had an issue with an OPUS card approaching expiration (regular cards expire after 4 years). A quick check of the card in question showed the following tickets: 4 Tickets - CIT Le Richelain 4 Tickets - Societe de transport de Laval Expiration date: July 31, 2013. At the Customer Service booth at Montmorency, the agent quickly replaced my soon to be expired card and gave me a new card. The entire process took less than 3 minutes. Here's where the problem started, I returned back to the same OPUS machine to check the new card and it stated the following: 4 Tickets - Societe de transport de Laval Expiration date: July 31, 2017. In other words, the CIT Le Richelain tickets had vanished. I returned in line and we checked the old card again, on the agent's screen it showed only the STL tickets. I was advised to call AMT Customer Service which I did and they advised nothing more could be done. I then called Gestrans (Customer service for CIT Le Richelain and CIT Roussillon), they checked the old card (which I still had the number stored in my phone) and they were not able to see the CIT Le Richelain tickets, but advised me to go downtown to TCV and they may be able to do something. Back in line at the kiosk of Montmorency and they're telling me nothing more can be done and I'm not able to get back my old card. I then remember that I occasionally take pictures of the content shown on my OPUS cards in order to feed this into a personal database of mine (geek alert). Surely enough, I found the picture and showed this to the AMT personel. They were shocked that I was able to prove the contents of my own OPUS card, and the discussion now turns to can I take my old card back and bring it down to TCV (which I was more than willing to do myself). The agent goes into another room and calls someone (TCV??, AMT HQ??). I've now been at Montmorency for almost an hour. In the end, I had to fill out a form (mandatory - in front of them) and send my old OPUS card back to AMT HQ for Investigation. I was able to keep the new card with the STL tickets and should hear back from them within a week or two. Strangely, The AMT kiosk, AMT Customer Service, and Gestrans were able to see that I had purchased and used AMT Train tickets on this same OPUS card (over a year ago). Stay tuned...
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