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    Budapest UV Tram #3408 1960-2007

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  1. Michael Taylor

    Hamilton Street Railway

    I wonder if it might be a refuelling issue. What if the CNG refuelers only work Mon-Fri for instance.
  2. Hi thank very much for the info.

    We are staying in St. Jean de Ille de Orleans and want to spend a day in old Quebec. There is a PLU bus with an 8:30 to the city and 2 returns in the afternoon but we were looking for an alternative. I had not thought the Parc-O-Bus spot in Beauport would fill up so early and that walk from the station would be out of the question because I'm 72 and still recovering from a knee operation.

    I found 2 parking lots on Rue Pierre-Olivier-Chauveau at number 2 and also an underground lot at Ville de Quebec on the same street, numbering about 1100 spots together. Would there be spots there about 10am?

    I drive a Lincoln MKT which can be a challenge in a tight spot. There are 5 of use and 4 are over 70, so any advice would be very welcome. I'm the only bus fan, the rest are tourists.


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      Since you are a party of 5, that's change the game and i can advise that it will be cheaper for all of you parking downtown then take a RTC bus.

      For the two lots, the one under city halls has height limit of 1.83m, the other one is lower IIRC. Your car seems to be around 1.70m so it would fit under city hall but not sure at the other one. If not, they are parking lots at Place d'Youville (2.13m) and Place Québec (1.83m, entry on St-Joachim street). They are other parking site available, check with Indigo park or SPAQ, they are the two mains operator in the city. For avaliabiliy, if your coming weekdays it may be complicated but on week-ends no need to worry

      For visiting, you could use Tours du Vieux Québec red double decker hop-on hop-off route that would limit your walking time. https://www.toursvieuxquebec.com/en/forfait/Double-Decker

      Departure point for the double deckers are at Place d'Armes, right next to the Château Frontenac.

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  3. Michael Taylor

    Visiting old Québec City

    I am staying on the Ille d'Orleans for a few days and I would like to find a good place to park the car or a place to leave the car and catch a bus to Hotel Dieu. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Michael Taylor
  4. Michael Taylor

    Hamilton Street Railway

    0319 on a school extra eastbound on Rymal Rd turned north on Upper Sherman at 2:45 pm today.
  5. Michael Taylor

    Hamilton Street Railway

    I wonder who will be trusted to build the LRT cars since Bombardier made such a mess of the TTC order.
  6. Michael Taylor

    Hamilton Street Railway

    1437 was used as the Binbrook Fair shuttle from Eastgate yesterday.
  7. Michael Taylor

    Hamilton Street Railway

    Light Rail was used in Hamilton back in the early 1900s with interurban lines running to Brantford, Grimsby and Oakville.
  8. Michael Taylor

    Reactions to Transit Enthusiasts

    Apparently happens a lot in the UK. with driver shortages there a number of illegals and welfare recipients who supplement their benefits by driving buses.
  9. Sure, choose the ones you like.
  10. Are you aware of this page for Bratislava, I have found it useful for documenting my trips there. http://imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/public-transport.html# My Slovak photos are at: http://www.michaeltaylor.ca/slovak.html taken from 2004-2010
  11. Michael Taylor

    Hamilton Street Railway

    I live in Binbrook and I have never once considered using it. The cabs are not fitted with Presto and connect into the 44 Rymal which runs on a 1/2 hourly service. I drive either to Eastgate or Lime Ridge when I want to take a bus. My most recent trips are 25 to Hamilton GO and then GO 16 to Union and return. GO 16 runs more frequently than HSR 44. Just my thoughts.
  12. Michael Taylor

    Updates to Hamilton Transit History

    I have had my site with http://www.dot5hosting.com/ for a few years now. Unlimited storage & unlimited band width. Very pleased with them.
  13. Michael Taylor

    Reactions to Transit Enthusiasts

    When someones says something so stupid, I just say " En Francais, s'il vous plait" and pretend I don't speak English.
  14. Michael Taylor

    Hamilton Street Railway

    I thought they might end up on the 25/26 which uses artics on the week-end.
  15. Michael Taylor

    Reactions to Transit Enthusiasts

    Hey Chris, That happened to me a few years ago. I wrote to the head guy in Brampton as well as one of the local councillers and got a really apologetic e-mail back. Let me try and find it and I'll scan it for you. The text of his e-mail was as follows; It was from 2009 Dear Mr. Taylor: Thank you for your recent email regarding your recent experience at our Bramalea City Centre Terminal. Brampton Transit has investigated the matter and has spoken to the employee involved in the incident. On behalf of Brampton Transit, please accept our sincere apologies for the lack of customer service and unprofessional manner in which this situation was handled by our staff member. It is not illegal to photograph Transit Terminals,Buses etc. in the City of Brampton. However, it is acceptable for staff to ask questions of anyone taking pictures to find out the purpose of their visit, provided it is done in a professional and courteous manner. We have advised staff of the legality and procedures to be followed regarding photography on Transit properties. If you have any further concerns, please forward them to us through our customer service department at transit@brampton.ca. Sincerely, Gil Ralston Supervisor Transit Revenue & Service Centres Brampton Transit Office: 905-874-2750 Ext. 2615 Facsimile: 905-840-4150 Mobile: 416-806-3938