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  1. GO Transit

    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.
  2. Hamilton Street Railway

    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.
  3. Spadina Subway Extension

    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.
  4. York Region Transit \ Viva

    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.
  5. Today's Sightings

    GO Transit sightings for August 31, 2017: 8315 on the 32 8360 on the 27F
  6. GO Transit

    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.
  7. Today's Sightings

    Sightings from Saturday August 12: TTC 4036 on 510 Spadina YRT 1396 on Viva Purple GO 8308 on 21B to Milton GO
  8. GO Transit

    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.
  9. Today's Special Sightings

    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.
  10. GO Transit

    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.
  11. GO Transit

    There was a superlo sitting at Square One Sunday around 5:50p signed as 19A, however I wasn't able to see if it actually operated on the route.
  12. New Fare Boxes.

    +2321
  13. Guelph Transit Commission

    Lots of changes coming in September: New Routes: 2 College Edinburgh: Replaces the 1B and runs via Gordon as opposed to East Ring Road. 3 Westmount: Service from Guelph Central Station to Woodlawn Rd via Suffolk, Westmount and Nicklin. Every 20 minutes during weekday daytime, 30 minutes at all other times. 5 Goodwin: Runs on a similar routing to the current 5A south of University Centre only. Every 20 minutes during weekday daytime, 30 minutes at all other times. 17 & 18 Woodlawn Watson: Loops clockwise and counterclockwise respectively from University Centre using current route 2 and 3 routings. No service to the Guelph Central Station, along with other minor routing adjustments. Every 30 minutes at all times. 99 Mainline: Service along Gordon and Woolwich from Woodlawn Rd to Clair Road. Every 10 minutes during the week. Weekend frequency has not been listed but it is supposed to operate on the weekends. Services Guelph Central Station and University Centre. New Express Routes: 40 Scottsdale Express: Every 30 minutes during PM peak only. Stops only at Guelph Central Station, Stone Road Mall, College/Centennial 41 Downtown - University Express: Every 10 minutes during peak times, every 15 minutes outside of peak including weekends. Express along Gordon with stops only at Guelph Central Station, Nottingham, College, University Centre. New University Routes: 51U Janefield: Every 30 minutes on weekdays. Services Stone Road, Scottsdale and Janefield. 52U Kortright: Every 30 minutes during peak times. Services Gordon, Edinburgh and Kortright. 56U Colonial: Every 20 minutes during weekday daytimes, 30 minutes weekday evenings. Operates on a similar route to the current route 5 south of University Centre, except does a counter-clockwise loop and services Colonial Dr and Clair Rd. Additionally, the peak frequency on all routes with the exception of 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 50, 57, and 58 will be reduced to every 30 minutes. Route 14 and route 20 will have extra buses on them during some times as well. There are a few other minor routing and schedule changes.
  14. Grand River Transit Sightings

    2320 was on the 51B Saturday March 11. Seen specifically on the 6:45pm departure from Ainslie.
  15. York Region Transit \ Viva

    From the YRT website: "Note: As of July 1, 2017, fare zone upgrades will be eliminated to simplify fare structure." If you scroll down to the 2017, 2018 and 2019 fares are listed, you'll see the note.
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