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  1. 39-107 was showing on Felix tracker earlier today on the 141
  2. A little "fun" sighting, the "112" ligne locale between Sherbrooke and Montreal has been downgraded from Motorcoach to a much less classy Thomas HDX, spotted 9001-05-3 operating on that service yesterday
  3. Since i am the self proclaim resident Quebec City expert on this board, let we weight in - Colline Parlementaire / Grand Théâtre / Place d'Youville: Very good in the afternoon for a lot of action, altough Place d'Youville is surrounded by tall building and sun angle is not very good. RTC at all Time, Rush hour STLevis, Autocars des Chutes, Plumboile, TCJC, CTRP. - Place Jacques-Cartier : Personnally don't like that location, sun angle not great and lots of building, - Laval University / Laurier Blvd, A lot of buses all day round, RTC and STLevis all day, rush hours Autocars des Chutes, TCJC, Express Lotbinière - Quatre-Bourgeois between Ste-Foy and de la Foresterie bus lane, not a well known spot for photos but will allow you to catch most RTC 300 series express. - des Rocailles garage, very good sun angle in the evening for buses entering the garage from des Replats streets (after 5:30 pm) , lots of action. For the rest of terminals, check sun angle before going there, also for Galeries de la Capitale please shot outside the terminal as the terminal is in the mall grounds and security might intervene (even if it's technically RTC territory). If you have questions or want to meet up, PM me
  4. The new route 76 that will link Quebec City airport and the Sainte-Foy VIA Rail train station will begin operation tomorrow June 15th 2019, service is every 30 minutes between 5h30am to 1030pm daily. This is because summer booking starts tomorrow, expect a major increase of Vanhool buses in service with a lot of them running in the nighttime.
  5. Seems RTC is lacking buses to put in service (as they seems to have the same issue every summer), L0001 was pressed back into service as it was spotted in service today
  6. Went to Greenboro today to sadly see the days of the searchlight signal #1 are counted as new signals have been installed. Now, here is the throwback question, I know that when they added the new sidings they did change most of the signals with new ones, prior to that, what signals were installed (searchlight, indus only)
  7. Passed by Prevost service center in Saint-Nicolas saturday night and many STM artics are on location, seems waiting for repairs. Units spotted on location were 30-823,31-823, 29-828,29-826,31-857 and 30-872
  8. Vanhool update: Heard that about 20 units out of the 64 ordered are now in active duty, that can be confirm on the field as Vanhool are operated weekdays and weekends. Highest unit seen so far for me in 1928
  9. RTC has announced the new fare grid for 2019 starting July 1st, while most fares raises are modest, they are a couple changes worth nothing - Bus will now be free for kids 12 and under, currently it's 5 and younger, that also means that Family privilege will be always avaliable (that one starts June 22th) - The 2$ surcharge for Taxibus users will be abolished, but they will be required to present valid fare to board taxi - Due to others students bus subscription programs (the universal pass at Laval University and la Passe de session in CEGEP), the RTC will abolish the students subscription program, those who need them will be transfered to the general programs but they keep their fare privilege)
  10. Service demand is very low on Sunday night, so they take the night off, one exception is if the Monday is holiday, then service is extended to midnight. STTR is not alone doing that, STSaguenay and STLevis also does that
  11. The STTR finally release the new system map for the July new network, let's look at the new network https://sttr.qc.ca/app/uploads/2019/05/sttr_cartegenerale_7.pdf Route 2: Service in the lower part of Cap de la Madelaine like the current 2 but it will no longer loop, it will also service the eastern tip done now by route 10, western terminus at downtown terminal, service north of there is mostly picked up by route 25 Route 4: Still does Des Forges top to bottom, but will do so milk run around the CEGEP and Univeristy Route 5: Serves mostly the same areas as current but will also cover some location no longer served by route 1, service ends at UQTR. Route 6: It's the west part of the route that is kept, from Trois-Rivières Ouest mall to UQTR instead of Les Rivières. East part is mostly done by new route 60 Route 8 : Still serves the center part of Cap-de-la-Madelaine, but it's a really weird route going north-south a lot, after passing at Fusey terminal, it will also use Du Passage like the old 7 bus to end at Galeries du Cap. Part north of Galeries du Cap will be picked up by route 12 Route 9: Simplified in Pointe-du-Lac, more service in the village but most service on Notre-Dame is dropped Route 10: Major changes on that route, instead of leaving from Fusey, it will left from Downtown terminal then EXPRESS to Galeries du Cap Terminal, from there, bus will circulate in residential areas north of A-40 (current route 6) then doing the north part of Sainte-Marthe, service in the south part will be picked up by route 2 Route 11: Very few change, route remains the same but will enter the new commercial development near A-55 instead of going further north along Mauricien Blvd. Route 12: Some route changes in Cap-de-la-Madelaine to compensate loss of route 8 in that part of town, then up to St-Louis-de-France, northbound service will end further south then now as buses will no longer travel to Place Jourdain, route is extended to Fusey via du Passage Route 13: Mix of route 1 and 3, from downtown, same route as the current 3 the same until Blvd. Rigaud, then route takes a north east route to go serve areas north of Rigaud Blvd. currently served by route 1 Route 16: Kinda new route, from the commercial area in developpement near A-55, it will travel north, serving residential areas west of A-40/A-55, then it will travel on Cherbourg (same as the 6) and Rigaud to end at UQTR Route 25: From downtown, mostly following the old route 2 alignement, north of UQTR, picks up area left by the realignement of route 5, then it will go to Papineau like now but will serve the neighbourhood diferently Route 60: East part of the route 6 is picked by this route, start from UQTR then the CEGEP to Galeries du Cap, then it does a shorter loop around Cap-de-la-Madelaine north part, some of the customers will use route 10 instead
  12. Two quick news - RTC is currently testing the Xcelisor Charge artic , they are so far testing it without passengers. - RTC will hold an open door event at Metrobus center May 26th from 10am to 4pm, more details to come
  13. Yesterday on the 810: 23-206, 24-293, 30-248,31-115, 37-035, 37-074,37-099
  14. More then likely related to the closure this week-end of Côte-Vertu station For the few 810 shuttle that were trackable, no artic also to be see there
  15. Didn't saw one in 2019 in service ... so yes they are retired In others news, today the Vanhool was presented to the press. They are 8 bus in service for now, they can be found for now on routes 4, 34, 39, 54, 61, 82 and 86 (can add 64 to that list)
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