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409 Thornton

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  1. The 917 doesn't necessarily need to serve Ajax GO Station. I think that little jaunt will create delays through the Ajax stretch, affecting whitby and Oshawa customers. Service from Pickering to Whitby GO via Bayly and Victoria is sufficient, and if customers still demand a westbound connection to Pickering from Ajax GO...add a branch 917A Ajax GO to PP Term.
  2. It's interesting they didn't carry on with the 8600 series and started in the 71's
  3. Hello folks of Peterborough. I am looking for some feedback on a plan I wish to purpose to the County of Northumberland, to atleast get the ball rolling on what feasible transit service within Northumberland would look like. I have made up a map and basic scheduling and I am just looking for some honest opinions about this idea. Map https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YbNy5CQd3lq9fRBH85kggntMEs0YoT89&usp=sharing Initial scheduling attached. Thank you in advance! NCT.xlsx
  4. The training rate will most likely be around 16 now, once you finish training will go up to 27 or 28 an hour
  5. I hope they decide to use the space next to the Durham College building, set it up as a big loop that way buses can enter and leave from either direction and not have to loop around the mall.
  6. 8328 was spotted broken down on Nichol just west of Kendalwood, yesterday.
  7. 8162 was in service yesterday on route 401 Simcoe. I personally think 162 will be around for a while still, I've driven it a few times, no evidence to suggest that it would be on the block.
  8. 8419 is at Raleigh. Hard to believe 162 is retired. Was in service not too long ago. Last week anyways
  9. The 19:05 and 19:35 915's out of Ajax GO on weekdays are usually Oshawa units, good chance to catch a Nova at Ajax GO
  10. I think it should be the other way around regarding the 900 routes, 900 series routes should be reserved for Pulse or Express routes, while local regional routes should be renumbered to their respective number based on where they terminate. The 915 sees very little ridership from UOIT on weekends, the majority of the passengers who are on the bus at UOIT originated their trip somewhere along route 416 Kedron, and are continuing along Taunton to Whitby or Ajax. The 915 should not serve UOIT and continue along Taunton to Harmony Rd. If they choose to add a branch to serve UOIT during weekdays
  11. Speaking from an operator's point of view, there has been a significant outcry for service along Shoal Point since the 222 was eliminated. The 222 was quite busy during peak times, specifically in the evening.
  12. The idea of the 900A is that it would head to STC via Highway 401. Having it skip stops would not really tackle the issue of passenger volume or service gaps. Many pulse buses are delayed due to passenger volume between Whites and Salem Road (usually a 900 leaving U of T on time at 4:00PM will be 7-8 down by Whites Road and depending on how service is running overall may incur crushloads by the time that bus reaches Glenanna Road. A branch terminating at White Oaks would assist main-line buses with crushloads (people who travel within West Durham can use the 900A). A branch terminating at Whit
  13. The guy was in the middle of the road? sorry, isn't this the result of being on the road when you are not a vehicle? It happens all too often, people are just too impatient to use crosswalks or traffic lights, it makes perfect sense to cross Brock Street right?, one of Durham's busiest corridors. Thoughts go out to his family, however I hope this serves as a wake up call for the hundreds of other people who cross the road illegally around almost every GO train station I've been to. You catching your train is not worth your life.
  14. If they were wise, they would add a branch of the pulse (900A) that would just serve the western portion of the route to STC, and have the main line continue to serve U of T... I kind of get the feeling that one long route from STC to Downtown Oshawa will result in bunching of buses at either ends of the route where traffic congestion is at its highest, and might cause riders to opt for GO bus routes 92 or 96 as it would be more reliable. Adding a branch from STC to say White Oaks? or Salem even would maintain a consistent service across the entire route.
  15. 107's extension to Rouge Hill will be great, however, Rouge Hill is going to need more space for buses. especially if the 103 will continue to serve Rouge Hill.
  16. Current population of Durham Region is just over 600,000, add another 500,000 in 20 years, assuming growth stays as steady as it has been in the past, population would be in the area of 1.1 million by 2037. most of this population would be south of Highway 407 and east of Highway 57. Numbers that certainly support rapid transit. Ajax is a hot spot for growth. The Ajax LRT has combined the needs of commuters as well as the needs of community bus users, by offering direct transit between Falby Court and the major business hubs in Ajax (Harwood Plaza, Durham Centre). Highway 2 can be supported
  17. Westney Road and Salem Road are congested mostly by car traffic, fed by Bayly Street, Ajax GO and Highway 401. These corridors are also high volume truck routes, which would certainly have to be taken into account. I believe the Rail spur that crosses Fairall St. is still active, So LRT would have to be built around it. Heavy trucks also use these corridors, so LRT would have to be built with that in mind. There is a large volume of cars (single-occupant) that park at Ajax GO. Those people should be targeted as potential customers. Marketed as a seamless connection to GO Transit. Factory wo
  18. Bus service would then be overhauled to serve as feeder routes for LRT, as opposed to being feeder routes for the GO. Limited Express routes would continue to operate out of Ajax GO. - 251 Salem Express to Taunton via Achilles and Gillett - 252 Audley South Express to Ashbury via Bayly - 255 Audley North Express to Rushworth via Kingston Road
  19. Line 3 would interline with Line 2A during rush and Line 1 during midday times. Transit has to be convenient in order to get people out of their cars. Local traffic along Bayly, Westney and Salem is extremely congested during peak times, Line 2A and 3 tackle those traffic issues by offering direct connections between the large industrial area of south Pickering to GO transit and Highway 2 Pulse. Line 1 would be a success at all times of the day. Transit is already quite busy on Harwood Avenue, specifically between Clover Ridge and Highway 2. Line 1 would eliminate the transfer to cont
  20. Well, with the current projects in place, and with such a vast amount of ground to cover, BRT might be a more cost-effective solution, bus transit is already popular on Highway 2, and Taunton, just have deploy more buses on those routes, and establish a solid regional route along the baseline (Bayly/Victoria/Bloor)
  21. Try now Light Rail might be the only answer to the traffic problems plaguing Ajax, specifically Bayly, Salem and Westney. Buses to feed it will increase it's success. It's evident that people who work locally, are the ones that clog the main corridors in Ajax, travelling between industrial areas in the south and the residential developments in the north, bypassing the GO station, where most bus routes terminate. Buses are just simply not enough to curb the habit of driving.
  22. Ajax LRT https://drive.google.com/open?id=15Oq_G2jeCthlgCJtFGPBdrUJnD8&usp=sharing Line 1 - Harwood via Clements and old rail lines through industrial areas - Peak: every 7 minutes - Midday/Evening: every 15 minutes - Weekday Late Evening (after 10 pm): every 30 minutes - Weekend/Holiday: every 30 minutes - Weekend/Holiday Late Night (after 10 pm): every 60 minutes. Line 2 - Westney via Hunt and Falby Court - Peak: every 7 minutes - Midday/Evening: every 15 minutes - Weekday Late Evening (after 10 pm): every 30 minutes - Weekend/Holiday: every 30 minutes -
  23. 8431 is in Whitby Also, the wiki page states that 8544-8547 have Allison transmissions, when in fact they have Voith.
  24. 8626 was on the road this evening...left U of T around 7:15-7:30 this evening.
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