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  1. You're seeing the display for the SCS system, it displays a speed limit based on fixed beacons between the rails, and I believe it calculates a braking curve, but it's not a CBTC system and has no interaction with the signalling system at all AFAIK.
  2. The TTC is going to have to come up with some kind of plan to deal with this. Other than expanding the loops (which their is available land at both stations), either shorter or no layovers, short turning cars before they reach the the stations, or rerouting the 505 so king cars can use both tracks. Of course the TTC managed to run far more cars through both Broadview and Dundas West in the past, with both Dundas and King sharing single track loops.
  3. Is there any details of the fleet? From the website I'm assuming Sprinters or similar. E: I didn't read the OP carefully enough. Some photos or other information on of the fleet would be nice though, I can't find any online.
  4. There's a reason why Adam Giambrone resisted PRESTO so much.
  5. I believe so. Another quirk is that originally OOS cars could not go up farther up Spadina than King, there was no N-S track at the king/spadina intersection.
  6. I got paper DRT schedules a few years ago from the customer service desk at the Oshawa Centre.
  7. The track on Spadina between Queens Quay and King was built as part of the original Harborfront LRT before the 510 opened (not sure if it was ROW or not). The intersection of Spadina and Queens Quay originally did not have a west to north curve, all westbound cars had to go through the loop.
  8. When I was at UWO for Grad School the London Transit operators would soak each other sometimes, especially on the University short trips on the Richmond and Dundas lines.
  9. GO transit still has paper schedules. Union Station has most (I believe with the exception of routes that don't go into downtown) of them available. The TTC has extensively redesigned their system map since 2013 so it's worth getting a new one.
  10. Greyhound is also starting a new shuttle service, Table 794 between Pearson, Yorkdale, and Scarborough Town Centre. I guess to connect with the TCH/Peterborough/Ottawa services. It even seems they sell tickets for local travel on it.
  11. Most of the the added service is on London-Toronto (Table 740) and Kitchener Toronto (Table 743). Buffalo-Toronto has one trip to Pearson, on one of the local runs. It adds between 10-15 minutes of travel time depending on the exact schedule. I guess this means Greyhound will have to manage a subfleet with GTAA plates?
  12. There will probably be some kind of electronic signage that says what platform the next train will leave from. The original section of the Bloor line in Toronto was like this, Keele and Woodbine stations had Solari signs in the mezzanine that said what platform the next train would leave from.
  13. The loop was historically where the trolleybus wire on Avenue Road ended and was designed to allow an easy transfer between the Nortown trolleybus and the Armour Heights bus. It's main reason for existence ended in 1992 but is still used for short turns (either scheduled or not).