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  1. If I am remembering things correctly, the Toronto Rockets had doors that timed out similarly to ours, and they had serious problems with that. I don't know how they fixed that problem, but perhaps OC and/or Alstom can look into that and take similar action. It's also probable that they'll need to figure out a way to increase headways sooner rather than later. As far as who should be shouldering blame for all this, I'll put it this way: riders, whether they are the cause or not, certainly aren't helping when there are problems like this. I was on board a train in the thick of the problem (which for me wasn't that big of a deal, probably an extra 10 minutes at most), and people were forcing their way onto trains at Bayview before anyone could get off. I mean, I understand being upset about the delays, but blatantly ignoring basic etiquette isn't going to make the situation better for anyone.
  2. 5066, route 95 Cambrian, at Tunney's Pasture station some time around 17:15.
  3. Someone shooting video of an approaching train at Bayview station on the eastbound platform, sometime around 5 PM this evening.
  4. I am going to suggest finding a new record to play. That one's broken.
  5. Look at what happens when line 2 is disrupted, including this most recent disruption where replacement service didn't arrive until after service resumed, and expect that. And even as bad as that is, it happens so infrequently that it's nothing more than a minor inconvenience.
  6. 5046, route 97 South Keys, at LeBreton station 16:49. 5027, route 94 Millennium, on Scott street 16:54.
  7. 8044, route 168 Bridlewood, on Eagleson road 18:54.
  8. 4603 was indeed on the R2 for a few trips this morning; boarded at Bayview station on the 9:15 trip.
  9. I wouldn't be surprised if what really happened is the city ordered them with American Seating InSight instead of Vision like on all recent orders (or perhaps that the Metrolinx TPI spec had InSight and the city didn't change it), and that's why there's little padding.
  10. The folks at Carleton were handing out closure info pamphlets the last few days, so that's what I assumed they were there for. Perhaps there are different sets of staff at different times for different things; I've been using the station during the afternoon rush.
  11. 5165, route 273 Tartan, at Bayview station 17:23. 6443, route 168 Terry Fox, at Eagleson P&R 17:52. 6615, route 168 Bridlewood, at Eagleson P&R 17:52. 5133, route 61 Terry Fox, stopped with 4 ways on just after the Moodie on-ramp at 17:52. Possible accident bus, there was a (regular) tow truck behind it with lights on as well as a supervisor's vehicle, but I did not see anything else.
  12. Somewhat rusty and now retired STO 9414, a 1994 NovaBus Classic, seen at the Rideau Center operating on route 39 to Portage, in July 2016.
  13. You can change that rock background to something else; as the notice at the top says, there's a button at the end of the row with your username that lets you change it. The options seem to be limited, however I changed mine to the red image and I think it looks really good.
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