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  1. Same with me on 413 today. Only displayed “Waterfront”.
  2. My worry is that the new 350 will be interlined with the 360, 361 and/or 362 which can be delayed relatively quickly as drivers (obviously) need breaks. Given that these routes run every 30 minutes, those delays can snow pile throughout the day. Again, I wish TransLink would provide more information on how the route would work, but I know that it's still up-in-the-air until the plan is approved.
  3. I'm aware about the timetable, since I take the route 4-5 times a week (between ~11am and ~2pm is where the current large gaps are). My point is that when the bus is running once an hour, delays are more pronounced for the users, whereas if it runs 4-5 times, delays are more manageable - you simply take the next one in 15 minutes and don't have to worry about being severely delayed. It also literally says on the public consultation page that they would be using shuttles. Which I'd be ok with, as I said before, if they ran them 4 times an hour and used the low-floor models...
  4. Non-peak service of 1-2 shuttle(s) /hour is a definite cut in my view compared to the current frequencies. I readily acknowledge that running suburban buses all the way to Crescent Beach when most users only take it to WR Centre wasn't sustainable, but given that shuttle operators make less, and I'm fairly certain shuttles consume less fuel, they'd be more efficient running them 3 or 4x an hour versus the current 18 year old Orion Vs running 4-5 times. Furthermore, there are many elderly people using this route... are they going to ensure low-floor shuttles are introduced to combat this issue or is the lift going to be used extensively... delaying the schedule massively since operating the lift takes forever. I understand changes need to be made, but TransLink seems keen to not provide a clear proposed schedule (publicly, anyway) or way to respond to major concerns of the community. Very similar changes were proposed last time and they received massive flack, for good reason...
  5. The 351/350 changes seem lazy and no better than the previous changes proposed... why is TransLink so against running a shuttle more frequently to make up for the cuts?
  6. One on the left is likely for TTC, given the red on the rims?
  7. I've created the wiki page for this set of buses and started recording some of the information - please feel free to add info/photos! Merci 😀 https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Société_de_transport_de_Montréal_38-001_to_38-100
  8. There was a huge amount of negative response to that proposal when they asked for feedback, so it got shelved (at least for the short-term).
  9. As in they would be manufactured in India, packaged for shipment and then re-assembled locally? https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1094753/debut-travaux-rem-reseau-express-metropolitain-premiere-pelletee-terre-trains-inde-alstom
  10. Since the ones in Sydney are also being built in India, that would make even more sense 👍
  11. Did I miss the official announcement of the Nova order? "New Flyer (NFI) and Nova Bus 40’ bus contracts have been executed with delivery to occur beginning in mid-2018 and ending in mid-2019." EDIT: or is this for the battery-powered trial buses?
  12. Allison B500R https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Coast_Mountain_Bus_Company_1008-1009
  13. When I took the 747 last month with a broken farebox, the driver just waved me on. Not sure what would have happened if an STM Inspector showed up though...
  14. I agree it's not as streamlined as the NFI Xcelsiors, but it is an improvement over the 3rd Gen ones in Vancouver.
  15. That's nice to hear, especially since the 4500/G5's feel exactly like you stated, makeshift boxes... especially on the White Rock hills D: rattling and shaking the whole time.
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