Around the Horn

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  1. I have to find where I put my LCMTA Bus Roster so I can get the exact numbers, but we'll have a joint announcement with New Flyer about new buses soon.
  2. It's not exactly the same thing but the Philadelphia Marathon results in a lot of bus detours and on the trolley side of things, all hell breaks loose. Short turns, depots loaning cars to each other that they normally wouldn't , different depots handing routes they normally wouldn't, etc, etc. Subway rolling stock also gets shifted around to help the routes alongside the marathon route. There are also street parties and events for Chinese New Year, where subway rolling stock get moved around to help with crowd conditions.
  3. MTA 2017 XDE40 #6915 (with Manhattanville stickers)
  4. MTA in New York is receiving 5 XE40s and 5 Proterra BE40s this December and 10 XDE40s and 371 XD40's, however the XDEs and XDs are over several years. How many 2017 units is unknown at this time. Its a split order with Nova however the LFS's wont arrive until 2018. They also have increased the XD60 order from 139 to 192. Keep an eye on these two threads from another forum, as poster "East New York" is a transportation consultant with inside knowledge: -http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/topic/29211-mta-bus-operations-fleet-depots/ -http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/topic/50477-2017-2020-deliveries-revised-1776-local-and-307-new-express-buses/
  5. Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2017 XN40 #785 lays over in the bus stop at the corner of Narrows Avenue and Mackay Place in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2017 XN40 #780 sits parked on a residential street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
  6. SEPTA is very pleased to announce that the 75 bus New Flyer XD60 order has been converted to 75 XHE60 hydrogen-fuel cell buses. Callowhill and Southern will receive hydrogen fueling stations and the upcoming 619 standard bus order could also become hydrogen fuel cell. We have also ordered XE40 electric buses for routes 29 and 79 in South Philadelphia. More details to come!
  7. Oh, cool I didn't know that. 748 has AY 9992.
  8. As you can see from the attached photo, 2017 XN40 749 no longer has a temporary plate and has been given the plate "AY 9993"
  9. Ooooo! Definitely making this at some point...
  10. From Saturday:
  11. Does anyone have a paper bus of a TTC spec'd Orion 7 Diesel?
  12. 2017 New Flyer Xcelsior XN40 #749 turns from Bay Ridge Parkway onto 4th Avenue on the Bay Ridge bound B4.
  13. From the vault: ATTENTION! BROAD STREET LINE & ROOSEVELT BLVD LINE RIDERS 11PM Fri to 5AM Mon APR 21-24, APR 28-MAY 1, MAY 5-8 Broad Street Line Broad-Ridge Spur Roosevelt Blvd Line No trains between City Hall and Girard Broad Street Line trains operate in two sections: 1. Between Fern Rock and Girard, then via the Broad-Ridge Spur to 8 Street 2. Between City Hall and Pattison, every 12 minutes To connect between the two sections, use the Market Frankford Line via transfer at 8 Street or 15 Street, or the Lindenwold Line via transfer at 8 Street or 15-16 Streets Broad-Ridge Spur trains operates between Cheltenham-Ogontz and Olney TC Use the Broad Street Line between Olney TC and 8 Street Roosevelt Blvd Line trains operate between Southampton TC and Girard, every 10 minutes Use the Broad Street Line between Girard and 8 Street For direct service to Center City, use the Market-Frankford Line via transfer at Bustleton TC There is no Roosevelt Blvd Express service during this service change. Travel alternatives: Free shuttle buses make all station stops at Fairmount, Spring Garden, Race-Vine and City Hall. At Girard, transfer between trains and shuttle buses located on Broad St at Girard Av At City Hall, transfer between trains and shuttle buses located on Market St at 15 Street This service pattern is in place to allow us to complete our efforts to rehabilitate some stations along the Broad Street Line and construct a track connection between the Broad Street Line and the under construction Parkway-Gloucester Line -------------- And here are what the destination signs will show for this service change: Broad Street Line: (normal signage is in use towards Fern Rock and Pattison) TO CITY HALL, SHUTTLE BROAD ST LOCAL, VIA RIDGE AV, TO 8TH-MARKET Broad-Ridge Spur: (normal signage is in use towards West Oak Lane) TO OLNEY TC, SHUTTLE Roosevelt Blvd Local: TO GIRARD, ROOSEVELT BLVD LCL, VIA BROAD ST LCL and upon return: TO SOUTHAMPTON, VIA BROAD ST LCL, ROOSEVELT BLVD EXP (Trains are also operating express northbound between Erie and Tower Blvd-Friends Hospital, to allow for construction of a track connection to the under construction Fifth-Passyunk Line) The AAS program for Roosevelt Blvd Express via Broad Street Local is in use with conductors manually adding local stops north of Tower Blvd. This means that trains will say "This is a Southampton bound Roosevelt Blvd Express train via the local line" along Broad Street and "This is a Southampton bound Roosevelt Blvd Express train" while making local stops north of Tower Blvd.
  14. MTA Orion 7 NG Hybrid #4004 idles on 161st Street across the street from Yankee Stadium as an extra bus for the Yankees' home opener.
  15. Artist's rendering for the new MultiLevels...