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  1. OC Bus Spottings

    5177, 282 Mackenzie King, at Bayview station 7:17.
  2. Spadina Subway Extension

    My post was made in response to another that seems to have been removed.
  3. GOA transit news, info etc

    It was programmed as "Confederation Heights" on the stop displays of the old Bombardier Talents. Not that they had enough horizontal resolution to display the whole thing. The GSP stop displays in the LINTs have even less horizontal resolution at a quick glance. As far as the other options, they can't call it Heron unless they connect it with the existing Heron station or get rid of the existing Heron station, neither of which seems very likely, and I don't really think Brookfield fits either considering the distance between the station and the Brookfield siding.
  4. GOA transit news, info etc

    A long time ago, but they're still only using that look for the Ready4Rail stuff. Oh yeah, and it's nice to see them improving the already stellar reliability of Kanata locals like route 168 by extending them and making them service more areas!
  5. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    I know that, and it's got nothing to do with the point.
  6. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    Come on folks, it's a vinyl covering draped over a vehicle. I get that it's ugly (and let's not kid ourselves, it is horrendous), but really? That's just as bad as complaining about bus liveries. The general riding public doesn't care about what paint is on a bus, if it gets them from point A to point B, problem solved. And as for safety...there is absolutely zero evidence that a wrap on a double decker bus is any worse than a wrap on an artic or standard length single deck vehicle, and no one has any problems with putting those on buses.
  7. OC Bus Spottings

    Old sightings from last week I forgot to post: 8128, 94 Blair, on Scott St Wednesday 18:17. 5173, 282 Mackenzie King, at Bayview station Friday 7:13. 5026, 94 Millennium, at Bayview station Friday 17:39.
  8. The 63 shouldn't do any neighbourhoods at all. Start at Innovation, run down March road, maybe service Eagleson, on the highway. It's supposed to be rapid transit, curlicuing through the neighbourhood is a huge waste of time. Let the 64 do that, or introduce another local route to do that. There's only about three local buses for the entirety of Kanata as it is (and exactly one on weekends!)
  9. OC Bus Spottings

    5165, 282 Mackenzie King, at Bayview station 7:19.
  10. OC Bus Spottings

    5146, 61 St-Laurent, at Lincoln Fields station 17:16.
  11. Humidity. They used to be awfully humid in the summer, and the lack of A/C didn't help matters.
  12. OC Bus Spottings

    5154, 271 Barrhaven, Tunney's Pasture at 17:17.
  13. OC Bus Spottings

    Spotted this morning at Bayview station: 5004, 95 Trim, 10:20 8021, 94 Millennium, 10:21 Also forgot about this one, at Carleton Tuesday at 16:28. Caught me by surprise:
  14. The only difference is that the ISL9 has additional emissions controls so it meets EPA 2010 (and later) specs. There are probably other improvements, but that was the big one. The B500R6 is a six speed B500R.