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  1. @simonsevillematt Sorry you lost me. Are you saying that CATA 632 is now ex-COTA 2402, not 2401? And is 2401 now the parts bus?
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    MiWay

    Okay let's get a few things straight. 1) It has not been confirmed that the bus has been "soled" to Peterborough. From the info I've been able to gather, the bus is more likely on a long-term lease to determine the feasibility of using/owning articulated buses, before Peterborough commits to more units. 2) Nobody has posted which unit this actually is - and considering it looks like it's been refurbished before heading to Peterborough, you'll likely have to check the VIN as the external numbers would be gone. If you have definitive proof of what unit that is, I'd love to see it. Given your track record on this forum so far though, I cannot simply take your word at face value regarding the former unit number. Also, please credit the photograph to the proper source. That photo was from a tweet by the Trent Central Student Association, and I'm pretty sure you only discovered it from my post in the Peterborough Transit thread last night linking to that same tweet. But your worded your post in way that makes it sound like you were the one to take the photo.
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    Peterborough Transit

    The Trent Express routes are operated by Peterborough Transit, so unless the Student Union expects to run a parallel service, I would assume the bus has to be operated by Peterborough Transit. Interesting they purchased a D60LFR, since they just finished making their fleet 100% Nova. The bus is likely ex-MiWay (Mississauga) since they have been retiring most of their units recently, but I'd have to see the VIN to confirm. It also appears to have received a refurbishment.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    There are two projects, either of which will determine the retirement date of the T1 cars: Line 2 signal upgrades to ATC Line 2 extension to Scarborough Similar to the Line 1 extension to Vaughan, any extensions to Line 2 will utilize ATC. At least one of these projects will likely occur in the mid-2020s, and it will not be cost-efficient to do the necessary modifications to the T1 fleet, which will be in the neighbourhood of 25-30 years old at that time and likely ready for retirement anyway. The conversion of T1 cars to work equipment is because there are more T1 cars than necessary to operate Line 2 service (remember the fleet plan was for the T1 equipment to operate both Line 2 and Line 4), so they can convert a few pairs to work service and replace the aging H1 and H4 cars currently used.
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    Regina Transit Updates

    Updated the Regina Transit section of the Wiki.
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    Modifying a page title

    If it is one order, why do we need the page title changed to the 3 series? Personally it would be simpler and much less confusing to have it as 3400-3674.
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    Both 7749 and 7853 only showed up on Monday morning, 7756's last appearance was Monday afternoon, 7768 and 7800's last appearances were Tuesday morning. EDIT: Checking in on the Hybrids: 1555, 1597, 1633, 1646, 1652, 1704, 1784, 1805, 1812, 1814 were not spotted in service this week. Doesn't necessarily mean they're retired - could be waiting for repairs, or decommissioning.
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    Updating this list... last week the following units were in service according to Transsee: 7575, 7709, 7719, 7727, 7731, 7732, 7749, 7754, 7755, 7756, 7763, 7766, 7768, 7773, 7782, 7787, 7789, 7791, 7792, 7800, 7808, 7811, 7821, 7824, 7833, 7838, 7846, 7848, 7853, 7863, 7864, 7865, 7866, 7868, 7869, 7874, 7875, 7876, 7879, 7880, 7883. This leaves 41 units, same as @a.dicion posted. 7809, 7819, 7842, 7845, and 7862 would therefore be the units retired over last weekend.
  9. Sounds like it's doing some sort of a testing run. Mixture of turns, stop-and-go traffic, up and downhill stretches around York Mills, and a high speed highway run.
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    Based off my sightings on Transsee, the following buses have not been out in service over the past two weeks, but have not been confirmed as retired: 1646, 1704, 1776, 1780, 1812, 1814. As well, since we're getting close to the end of the Series 50 VIIs, here's a list of units that have been out in service in the past two weeks: 7575, 7709, 7719, 7727, 7731, 7732, 7749, 7754, 7755, 7756, 7763, 7766, 7768, 7773, 7782, 7787, 7789, 7791, 7792, 7800, 7808, 7809, 7811, 7819, 7821, 7824, 7833, 7838, 7842, 7845, 7846, 7848, 7853, 7862, 7863, 7864, 7865, 7866, 7868, 7869, 7874, 7875, 7876, 7879, 7880, 7883. This leaves 46 units still seeing regular service.
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    General Motorcoach Spottings & Photos

    Great Blue Heron Casino launched a shuttle bus on November 5, 2018, looking to compete with Fallsview Casino (Safeway Tours) and Casino Rama (Angel Tours), both of which have large shuttle bus networks drawing gamblers from across the GTA. The Great Blue Heron Casino shuttle bus is operated by Tian Bao Travel. They're starting with two routes running 7 days a week: one serving Markham along Highway 7, and the other in northeastern Scarborough starting at Scarborough Town Centre. They share many of the same on-street stops that Safeway and Angel Tours are using. More info about the service is available on their website: http://www.greatblueheroncasino.com/shuttle Pictured below is 168, one of the two new Prevost H3-45 coaches wrapped for the service:
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Barriers need to be picked up and maneuvered by a forklift, and transported on a truck. Difficult and time-consuming to set up and remove, which would add hours to any road closure (and further frustrate drivers). I saw them maneuver the trucks into place on Queen Street this morning - it took them seconds to set up and park two trucks to efficiently block the road. Plus, these trucks already exist and are paid for by the City. Might as well put them to use in the evenings and weekends when they would otherwise be parked at the works yards.
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    TTC Electric Buses Orders and Deployments

    TTC will run all buses on all routes. The reason they're ordering a test fleet is so that they can give them a proper workout under all conditions - busy and quiet routes, long and short trips, slow and fast speeds - in order to find any strengths and weaknesses, and determine if the technology is viable to adopt large-scale.
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    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    1142 has safely made its way out east, and is now operating in the Eastern Canadian fleet.
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