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  1. Bus_Medic

    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    1514, 1519, 1520, 1535, 1537, 1567, 1569, 1600, 1619, 1629 are being pulled for decommissioning.
  2. Yep. Electric over hydraulic specifically. Independent motors for each respective accessory. Not for long. I’m being shuttled to Wilson to pick them up as I type this.
  3. That front door interlock will save lives. I want it to be implemented on the rest of the fleet.
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    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    Traction motor shorted. Got a stay of execution via a used motor transplant.
  5. They’re alright. An improvement over the first generation. Should see some more fuel savings, but not really because or the start/stop feature. That’s largely for neat-o optics. I’m still not convinced of any business case for buying them, but I guess that wasn’t city council’s motivator. there’s some kind of field modulating going on in the generator that the first gens don’t do. The loading sound of the engine sort of mimics the up shifting of a 3 speed transmission. Until I get some technical training that’s all I can say about it.
  6. I got trained yesterday. Nice leisurely afternoon. 👌🏻
  7. Bus_Medic

    TTC in the news

    Notwithstanding clause to the rescue!
  8. Bus_Medic

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    And pewdiepie has like 500 million or something. Doesn’t mean they contribute anything constructive to humanity.
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    TTC in the news

    Frod will just legislate back the deadline. Problem solved.
  10. Bus_Medic

    2019 Nova LFS Order

    retroschool is hardly an authority on the industry.
  11. Bus_Medic

    General LOL moments

    That’s actually a specialized sealer tape from 3M. We’ve been retrofitting the roofs of our Orions with it too. It’s more effective than trying to chase down transient leaks with sikaflex. Does the whole seam end to end once and for all. Admittedly, that install looks like shit.
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    Missing in Action buses

    Repairs are progressing quickly. I predict it’ll be back in service before the end of the month.
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Basically erratic behavior in general. The only consistent symptom is inconsistency. Even clever Is scratching their heads.
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Not an ice cube’s chance in hell until the current issues are sorted.
  15. Bus_Medic

    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    You’re a dull boy, Billy...
  16. Bus_Medic

    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    It may get another inspection. Besides the hybrid LFS fleet being pulled, there’s still the ongoing issue with vision at birchmount and malvern. They’re definitely looking for every possible vehicle they can throw out in service at the moment. If they’ve gone this far, the handful behind Duncan may be re activated also. We’ll just have to wait and see. Since no wiring harnesses or other equipment has been removed, it wouldn’t have much more than a day’s work to reactivate. The wiring harnesses for the svasas system, cameras and CIS were ripped out during restoration. It’ll never be fit for regular service again. 7575, and possibly 7808 only had the various modules removed, with the harness plugs just hanging. Those items can be slotted back in easily.
  17. Bus_Medic

    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    That’s how 99% of bus conversions in general turn out. The universe never deviates from its basic laws.
  18. You lot panic so easily.
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    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    I’m going to stick my neck out and say that it largely boils down to mental health. Those drug and alcohol issues are an attempt to self medicate when they haven’t found, or never had access to (for whatever reason) healthier alternatives. 99% of the time substance abuse is only a (very large, obvious) symptom of a deeper illness. To label the as addicts and junkies, avoid eye contact and cross the street on sight is condemning society to perpetuate the cycle. Shelters are often crowded, violent places with rampant theft, full of vermin, so it’s little wonder that many would rather seek shelter elsewhere.
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    If anyone’s interested in it, they may want to approach Harper’s and ask. I’ll bet my life there’s a lien against it, and they’ll let it go for virtually peanuts. ...course there’s no seats, but a week at langille’s would fix that.
  21. The simulator was spoken for by Halton county some time ago.