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  1. Montreal Metro MR-63 Retirement Watch

    There will only be 1 MPM-10 on the green line for testing purposes, no further deployment. It has not yet been decided if the train will remain after the few weeks needed for testing (train control system, I think). They may leave 1 train to keep green line operators up to date on training. Train will probably be transferred to Youville for maintenance if required.
  2. Today's Sightings

    Must have been a change-off sent from another division (I'm assuming LaSalle?)
  3. STM 21-2XX Retirement Watch

    21-221 (me) and 21-215 were both on the 165 this afternoon. Both were "renfort" buses sent to fill a gap left by the regular buses stuck in traffic.
  4. STM 21-2XX Retirement Watch

    STL and CITPI also lost their access road (parallel to Decarie where the CIT stop used to be). STL buses can often be seen using the terminal on the north side to turn back (to Decarie when arriving from the east)
  5. Société de transport de Montréal

    I have the same maps. I also have a "gauche/droite" pad (1997) with all official route names and directions. The programming back in the day had an "X" version of each route. The code was the route number + 1000. Ex 1010 was 10X DELORIMIER. Also 005 was HORS-SERVICE. Let me know if you need more info!
  6. Réseau de transport de Longueuil

    I don't think the RTL ever activated their ramps at the rear doors (on 1st and 2nd gen vehicles). With that many years without being used, the ramps must be completely rusted and unusable. A 3rd gen is therefore required. Also by requiring a bus with a front ramp, there is only one boarding procedure. At the STM, very often the rear ramps don't work when needed which is why they specify trips with front ramps in the planibus.
  7. Société de transport de Laval

    Please move to the back!.... Or you may be charged again..and again!
  8. STM 21-2XX Retirement Watch

    Last night several 21-000s outside of Stinson awaiting to be shunted to another garage. I wouldn't be surprised to see them at St-Laurent or another division where they do a lot of mileage to get the most out of them.
  9. Today's Sightings

    37-022 was in the garage this afternoon
  10. Sightings at the Nova Bus factory

    Wow! Half of me says yea... Half of our 40 ft buses will have a/c! The other half says oh no.. the 21-000s will be gone!
  11. Sightings at the Nova Bus factory

    Driver training for hybrids starts next week at Stinson. Rumour has it that we will be getting a bunch.
  12. New routes in March 2010 - 427 & 747

    Lasalle theoretically has 36 buses with luggage racks (16 with 3 racks, 20 with 1 rack). Unfortunately they don't give priority to booking real 747 buses (with 3 racks) on the 747. Still waiting for news of the hybrids at Stinson. Driver training has not even been scheduled yet!
  13. Société de transport de Montréal

    With the recent Azur deliveries, they should have enough rolling stock to go back to 9 car trains. One possible reason is that they don't like to couple and uncouple the MR-63s.
  14. New routes in March 2010 - 427 & 747

    The coach era at the STM is officially over. Last ones ran in revenue service on Wednesday. Only 2 are left in the yard with all 747 markings removed.
  15. New routes in March 2010 - 427 & 747

    Here are the last 2 VINs for those interested 74-708 - 2008 with Allison transmission 2M93JMHAX8W064741 74-712 - 2003 with Allison transmission 2M93JMPA83W062321
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