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  1. That doesnt surprise me at all with Novabus. Just in the same way they probably touted it was a revolutionary design when they changed the engine alignment to centre mounted from the previous left mounted design. It's like they're 5-10 years behind with many things and when they finally update something that's long overdue, they call it "revolutionary".
  2. Set 607X has Sheppard West programmed into the destination sign, and I believe this is the first TR with the update in place. The sign scrolls for a few seconds and then stays in place displaying "Sheppard West".
  3. TTC Delays and Disruptions

    Additionally, the TTCs own policy basically restricts shuttle buses in scenarios like this. Something similar happened on the B--D line a few months ago and I called them explicitly telling them they should implement shuttle buses since travel times were getting out of hand (it took me an hour to get from Spadina to Runnymede). That's when I was informed that they dont dispatch shuttle buses unless there is a complete suspension of service on a part of the subway line. I can understand this to a degree during the rush hour, but outside of the rush hour the policy makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
  4. I think it's time for us to declare our own "state of emergency" with the TTC just like NY state did with the MTA because really, we're not far behind. We laugh here at how, among other things, the MTA holds together their subway trains with duct tape, but in reality the TTC does the exact same with the CLRV and ALRVs.
  5. They're really patting themselves on the back too much on this. I hope they get ridiculed on another level on this one because they have very little they should be proud of.
  6. From that video the engine definitely sounds different to me compared to the ISL9 the TTC has now on the Novas. For whatever reason, it sounds more similar to the ISL9s on the the 2011-2012 Orion VIIs
  7. Streetcar News

    Im curious why they didnt do it last year when they were upgrading the wires around the same area. On a related note it will be interesting to see how they will clean all of the debris that's wedged inside the tracks from Long Branch to Humber Loop due to the extended streetcar absence.
  8. GO Transit

    Thats so kind of them to mark the almost 10th anniversary of the first time they said they would look into this: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/mcguinty-looking-to-hydrogen-fuelled-go-trains/article18145484/
  9. Hamilton Street Railway

    Its about time they put an end to those silly destination signs with the small route numbering. Honestly, they make no sense.
  10. TTC Delays and Disruptions

    It was one of the more ridiculous delays the TTC has had. Unfortunately I was stuck in the delay and it took nearly an hour and a half to get from Spadina to Royal York. At some point shuttle buses shouldve have been called, at least after 7pm when the rush started to die down because this "delay" was equivalent to a service suspension.
  11. *they're silly more times than not
  12. TTC in the news

    Im sorry, is this not the same guy who canned the DRL in favor of Dumbtrack? Now he's pounding at Queen's Park door demanding for funds for the DRL. Here's an idea for him: start by increasing property taxes to at least get the ball rolling.
  13. TTC in the news

    I guess my sarcasm didnt come across good there, I'm well aware of that.
  14. TTC in the news

    Are the D40LF's still sitting outside by Mount Dennis? Let's bring them back for one more ride, because bus service tomorrow will be a mess. In all seriousness, I dont think things will be back to normal until Sunday at the earliest if the update is smooth. They will probably do a fair bit of testing once the software update has been applied anyways.
  15. Future TTC Bus Orders

    ^I dont think anyone wants Novas in Toronto. Both drivers and passengers alike don't like them.