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  1. Montreal Metro MR-63 Retirement Watch

    I assume the 4 left are the 206XX units. I guess with the 90 converted to 40 foot vehicles, the RTL has an excess of artics. The surely won't keep them around longer than they have to being the only non-Nova rolling stock.
  2. Montreal Metro MR-63 Retirement Watch

    I am in training this week and I was told that there are 9 trains left and they will be gone by June. They are not even training operators on them anymore.
  3. Today's Sightings

    I can't say if this is the case but often when the ramps are known to be defective, they are put "non accessible " runs Renforts from Stinson almost always have 30-000s or 31-000s with luggage racks so they can be used as back-up on the 747
  4. STM 21-2XX Retirement Watch

    21-217 was in the repair line inside Friday afternoon. As of Friday evening it was parked outside. 21-216 on the 100 Saturday evening
  5. STM 21-2XX Retirement Watch

    I think some 21-000 units were taken out of retirement since we have been experiencing bus shortages for the past couple of weeks
  6. Today's Sightings

    St-Denis is probably having problems again with their maintenance department. They can't seem to keep enough buses on the road and have to borrow from other divisions to fill their runs.
  7. Today's Sightings

    Which series of RTL buses are accessible? I know the 2nd gens with rear ramps were never activated but are there also 3rd gens without operable ramps?
  8. STM 21-2XX Retirement Watch

    21-219 at Stinson in the garage waiting to be assigned, and I'm pretty sure it went out because we are short on buses these days
  9. Today's Sightings

    Artics are not allowed on lines other than 80, 100, 165 and 470. A memo was issued today to the drivers at Stinson due to this incident. Apparently it got assigned by error and the driver was new and didn't know better. On another note Stinson has almost only 37-000s as far as 40 foot vehicles. This is besides the 29-000, 30-000 and 31-000 that are supposed to be used on the 747. There are so many luggage rack buses that they do make it onto the other lines quite frequently. There are also a few odd 2nd gens still around. For example I got 25-219 to do a school special.
  10. STM 21-2XX Retirement Watch

    21-215 parked outside Stinson with rear-end damage. The bumper is missing and the add rack is mangled
  11. Today's Sightings

    Possibly a chauffeur-compagnon. We have 8 new drivers at Stinson that are doing their last week of training where they are each assigned a chauffeur-compagnon to spend the day with. Normally there should have been a yellow "formation" sign in the front windshield
  12. Today's Sightings

    The first one (by Sainte-Catherine) is the official detour in effect. There is the possibility that the detour was temporarily changed due to some other circumstances (accident, roadwork etc...)
  13. Réseau de transport de Longueuil

    The AG700s were acquired mainly to be used on the 45. They were also used on the 73. The 90 did not exist yet at that point. In its first years of existence (around 1995) the 90 was operated with new looks and classics. Later on in their life the AG700s also got used on the 86 and 87 as well as some school extras.
  14. STM 21-2XX Retirement Watch

    21-226 was in the garage (Stinson) getting the interior cleaned
  15. Today's Sightings

    You're right. Drivers have no way of turning the lights off inside the bus (STM buses), except for putting it into reverse. I once had an alternator problem that caused the inside lights to go off. Normally the bus should not be running with passengers with no lights when it's dark out. If it was an alternator problem, the bus was probably taken out of service as quick as possible. I was on the 105 this evening and did not see anything older than a 29-000