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  1. drum118

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4507 is leaving the yard as a 510 after 15 days.
  2. drum118

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4507 will finally enter service on Friday and will replace 4468 that got hit in the front by a car today. The front skirt has to be replace and no idea if anything else has to be fix. Still nothing on 4508 & 09.
  3. There are currently 6 ALRV on 501, with 4221, 4222, 4204, 4217, 4225, 4249. Most I have seen in a long time. 4203 GPS is say it is a Ron car
  4. drum118

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4507 is back out testing westbound on Queen St at Shaw St. It been here 13 days. 4508 & 09 still not tracking yet after 9 & 5 days being here
  5. drum118

    MiWay

    The reason I question riders numbers is the fact manufactures based that number on the square feet that riders can use that is based on a sq ft number based on a thin person with nothing in their hand. A fair number of systems use this number to do a selling job to everyone. I have challenge various manufactures and systems to a ridership number on various vehicles based on various models and yet to see this challenge take place. I have yet to ridership numbers on Nova Buses, but I do know you can't 80 riders on other 40' bus. The closes I have seen to that number was a TTC Orion VII on a 300 route during an event when TTC ran the subway west as far as Christie Station. It was a few short of that number and only that high as there were females sitting on one or 2 riders laps. It still left a lot of riders including myself to wait for the next 2 buses before getting on. I have seen 105 riders on an MT Artic bus to Wonderland that had small kids, carts and other items on it, when it supposed to carry 125. 100 is all you going to get on an Artic bus at the best of time. Been on a close door Artic on 19 from Dundas to Sq One with 12 riders since there were 8 strollers bocking all door ways and other areas. I would be the 13th since I never count myself. We are not the same size, wear winter coats vs non during the summer, have strollers, walkers, an accessibility rider, grocery cart, luggage and the list goes on that will reduce the amount of so call space on a bus to the point it can run close doors and leaving people to wait for the next bus. MT has been challenge and refused it. Based on who I know at MT (miWay) and talking to a driver I know outside yesterday, HappyPower doesn't work for miWay as claim.
  6. drum118

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    I forget the car number, but one car not long ago was out testing and then when into service on 509 a few hours later. It was on a different route during testing west of Bathurst St. I don't use Transsee history during testing as it doesn't record any trips it makes, other than in service during testing. Don't even use history for any cars in service. Thanks for the info.
  7. drum118

    GO Transit

    Other than ridding an Lothian DD bus, no clue what the different between this bus as well what I rode and GO Enviro500 since it not my field. I know UK/Europe DD bus have 2-3 door and having 8-12 wheels at the rear compare to GO 8 wheels, one door and carry 86? seated riders. Other than being longer to carry 100 seated riders and using Volvo B8L chassis, I let you and others to tell me and others what the different is and is it something Go may look at since it not my field and no plans to add it to my list.
  8. drum118

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Like I said in the past you have to take Transsee’ history with a gain of salt. Not everything shows up on that list. Nov 7th has the car on 501. Nov 8 has the car doing 3 trips between 4-6 am as an 304. On Nov 9th at 5:36 am, the car enter service as an 304 B, became a 504 B at 6:36 am and stay out until 1:15 am. It was noted on Nov 7th at 11:58 that the car just left the yard for testing. yet no record of doing it. The 3 runs on Nov 8 could been in service test runs and not the first time a car has been in non service testing for the whole route or 2. Do we say the car enter service Nov 8 or Nov 9, but not Nov 7th??? I have yet to know of a car going into service during the night, but not up every night to see what taking place to say 100% no car has enter service while doing testing at night. Day time, yes a couple cars have enter service while testing. Nearly all cars are place in the yard first, before going into service and mostly at night. The cars can spend a day or more in the service bay before entering service after the last test run and that was the case with 4506 as noted. It was place in the yard just before midnight on Nov 8, after spending the day in the service bay.
  9. drum118

    MiWay

    Who numbers are for the 80 riders on a Nova Bus?????
  10. drum118

    GO Transit

    Will this be the next type of DD for GO?? 100 Seats for Lothian in New Three-Axle ADL Enviro400XLB on Volvo Chassis
  11. drum118

    MiWay

    It happen before midnight last night on route 3. Car ran into the rear of the bus, with the driver being 70 and injury an 60 women. Damage looks light on the bus.
  12. drum118

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Fail to check what I wrote. Only one day turn around after its last test and under 15 days for in service. Lets see how long these new cars get into service
  13. drum118

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4506 is in service on 504A after been here 11 days 4507 in the service bay and was out testing yesterday 4508 not tracking yet
  14. drum118

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4507 is out testing at Long Branch loop. 4506 is out testing and by the looks of things, it fail its first round of testing. 4508 has yet to have its GPS activated. 4509 could be off loaded on Thursday and when CP move it from the yard 4510 will be off loaded next week.
  15. drum118

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4504 Has enter service on 510 after 27 days being here. 4506 still out testing on 509
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