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  1. Summary of proposed changes from the PIC: - 15 minute peak service on routes 2, 3, 4 - Route 3 to run every 30 minutes during middays - High Frequency network during peak periods of route 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. - Separate the 1A/B and 2 into an eastern and western branch. Route 1 reduced to every 60 minutes. - New route 1C service during weekday middays - Pulse network at Milton GO - Add trips to route 50, 51, 52 (school specials) - Discontinue routes 5, 9, 10 due to low ridership - replace with home-to-hub service to Milton GO. - Discontinue GO drop-off routes (30, 31, 32) - New route 5 from Milton GO to Lisgar GO via Steeles and Toronto Premium Outlets. More details: https://www.letstalkmilton.ca/6865/documents/15168
  2. GO Rail car 2500 was in a freight train passing WB at 14th Avenue and Alden Rd in Markham, December 25 at 5pm.
  3. Lots of bus changes coming too, that unfortunately GO decided to hide by just telling people to check the schedule. This is not a complete list by any means, just changes I saw by glancing through the schedules. 25C: New AM weekday westbound trip at 7:00a, and two Monday only trips at 8:30a and 9:30a. Saturday 25C eastbound trips now operate hourly from 7:45a to 8:50p and westbound from 9:40a to 10:40p. 25F: Ending at 407 Station. New Sunday trips starting eastbound at 12:30p and ending westbound at 10:20p. 29: New westbound trip during the school year at 8:50a. 37: New 37A and 37B branches. 37A runs northbound with 2 trips at 5:50a and 6:50a, ending at Orangeville Mall. 37B runs southbound with 4 trips starting from 5:50p until 9:20p starting from Orangeville Carpool. Seems like these trips are mostly just converting deadheading trips to revenue service. 38: 7:08a southbound trip shifted 30 minutes earlier to 6:38a. Unfortunately this now leaves a 3 hour gap before the next bus at 9:22a 40: New 40B branch operating one westbound morning trip from Richmond Hill Centre to Pearson making regular stops. Weekend daytime service increased to every 30 minutes. 45/46/47/48: All trips now ending at 407 station. 47: Service extended an additional hour, and starts an hour earlier on westbound trips. Weekend service span expanded to match weekdays. Additional Sunday 47F trip eastbound at 2:05p. 48: Weekday service extended an additional hour. Friday eastbound trips increased back to every 30 minutes on the Guelph branch during PM peak. New later eastbound trip. 51/52/54: All trips now ending at 407 station. The 51 paper schedule shows service increased to every 15 minutes westbound only however the schedule finder says it is remaining at 30. 52: New 52D branch running express between Unionville GO and Hwy 407 Station during rush hours in the peak direction, every 30 minutes westbound during AM peak and every 60 minutes eastbound during PM peak. Increased to every 30 minutes during middays. Weekday service starts 1 hour earlier and ends 1 hour later eastbound and ends 2 hours later westbound. Weekend service starts 2 hours earlier and ends 1 hour later. 61: New 61F branch running express from Gormley to Union, with 1 southbound trip leaving at 9am. 68: New 68C branch shown on the map running from King City GO to Barrie South GO, Allandale Waterfront GO and Barrie Term via 400, however no trips scheduled. 69: Discontinued with the exception of 2 southbound trips at 12:10p and 8:10p. 90A: Now servicing the new Park & Ride at First & Front, and will no longer service Downtown Oshawa or Oshawa Centre. Unfortunately this means that service from Oshawa GO to downtown Oshawa will only be every 60 minutes in rush hour peak direction. 91: Increased trips, and now servicing the new Park & Ride at Courtice & Baseline.
  4. According to the MiWay twitter feed, the last 30-foot bus made its final trip this morning. The last trip made was bus 0703 making a morning trip on the 32 (according to the picture). MiWay Tweet
  5. GO route 38A runs two trip from there to Etobicoke North GO, Yorkdale and York Mills in the morning and two afternoon trips following the reverse routing. Last time I took one it was fairly well used, with at least 30 seats full.
  6. Apparently weekday midday and evening service on the Barrie line will be starting December 30. YRT is adjusting their services to meet some of the trains according to their website. Trains will be servicing Downsview Park Stn starting then too.
  7. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/hamilton/hamilton-haldimand-transit-1.4372330 Would be interesting to see this partnership actually go ahead. Probably will be funded similarly to how GRT has the townships fund the 21 and 77.
  8. My understanding is that the terminals at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Highway 407 and the YRT terminal at Pioneer Village Station will be located outside a fare paid area. This means they will have a similar arrangement to Jane or Runnymede stations in the sense that you have to exit through the turnstiles to board the buses in the terminal. Don Mills Station is different from these as it is located within the TTC fare paid area, which is why YRT/Viva buses drop off outside the station. In other subway opening related news, YRT has posted the preliminary final plans for routings once the subway opens. It seems that Viva Purple will continue as is for the time being on weekdays only, servicing York U and Pioneer Village Station. No timeline yet on the York U Shuttle, but I imagine it will start when the Purple is branched between Town Centre and Kennedy.
  9. NEWS ON NEW BUSES: Aparently YRT will be converting 20 VIVA articulated buses to the YRT livery to be used on high capacity routes such as Jane and Leslie. The report linked says that these will primarily be Van Hool's, similar to the 40 foot ones that were converted a while back. This will be happening some time in 2018. As previously announced, YRT will also be piloting 6 battery electric buses in Newmarket (4 New Flyer, 2 Novabus). The charging stations will be installed at Newmarket Terminal. Additionally, YRT is also apparently piloting a hydrogen fuel cell bus sometime in 2018. The opening date for Cornell Terminal has also been pushed back to November 2018.
  10. GO Transit sightings for August 31, 2017: 8315 on the 32 8360 on the 27F
  11. Bramalea only has an exit from the westbound 407 and similarly an entrance to the eastbound 407. There is no exit from the eastbound 407 at Bramalea for buses going to York U. That's why they have to exit at Dixie and go across Steeles.
  12. Sightings from Saturday August 12: TTC 4036 on 510 Spadina YRT 1396 on Viva Purple GO 8308 on 21B to Milton GO
  13. Mississauga did the same thing. Seems like some GO buses will be using the transitway (presumably the 19 & 40), however they will only be servicing Dixie Station as of now.
  14. Because Brampton was operating a Saturday schedule yesterday, MiWay was responsible for completely operating the 185, instead of the usual 3/3 vehicle split. Might have been the only vehicle available. I did notice that there were a lot of local buses on the 109 and 110, although that might be unrelated.
  15. All day weekday train service is starting on the Stouffville Line June 26! Trains will operate during weekdays only, with peak service remaining largely as it is. Bi-directional trains will operate during the midday and early evening periods, every 60 minutes between Unionville and Union, stopping only at Milliken, Agincourt and Kennedy. Southbound: The existing 5:15am, 6:41am and 7:41am southbound trains will be cancelled with no replacement buses provided. Oddly enough this leaves a 60 minutes gap right in the middle of the AM rush, with no trains arriving at Union between 8:31am and 9:30am. The existing train from Unionville at 9:41am will now start at Lincolnville, with an additional train departing Lincolnville at 10:14am. Southbound trains will depart Unionville hourly from 11:46am to 3:46pm, as well as 9:01pm to 11:01pm, with connecting route 70 bus service. Northbound: Northbound trains depart Union for Unionville hourly from 10:15am to 2:15pm as well as 8:00pm, 8:30pm and 9:40pm, with connectiong route 70 bus service. The existing 3:11pm train will be extended to Lincolnville. A new train will depart Union at 10:30pm making all stops to Lincolnville. Full schedule here: http://www.gotransit.com/timetables/en/PDF/Timetables/06170917/Table71.pdf Although I think overall this is an improvement, the hour frequency southbound during the morning will definately be interesting to witness, as trains are already full with the 30 minute frequency.
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