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  1. lip

    TTC Electric Buses

    Glad to see that the ergonomics on all new bus designs continue to get worse and worse. Honestly, what in the hell are these companies thinking?
  2. I'm not saying that there wont ever be a plan, but as of now there's nothing concrete in the books. So far it's all just hearsay, similar to the same fluff talk happening when the TRs were first placed into service. In my view, I dont think we'll ever see them becoming more useful just knowing what the TTC typically does. I'd love to see them prove me wrong. Placing some ads is one of the discussions that have been going around. As for system alerts, that would be the kind of information that would actually be useful to riders but seeing as that makes far too much logical sense to place on these screens, I can bet you the TTC wont be implementing that.
  3. I expect the displays to look as dull as they currently do for the life of the displays (similar to how bad the displays on the TRs still look). The TTC has a history of over promising when it comes to these kind of things, and in the end they dont even try to improve it. Thats unless a student comes to the rescue and pitches a way to improve them, similar to how a student who was employed with the TTC improved the next vehicle displays on the subway system. Nevertheless, the displays as they currently stand look pretty bad.
  4. lip

    TTC Electric Buses

    ^To be honest I dont care that there are X different bus models operating in Toronto, the thing that bothers me the most is that we got such a large quantity of a quacked up bus (Nova's) to say.
  5. lip

    TTC Electric Buses

    I'm surprised the TTC went frameless windows for the XE40s. I wonder what the factor went into making that decision. In either case, this will certainly be a nice change from NovaBus which i personally detest for various reasons.
  6. lip

    TTC in the news

    Apparently the way the 1-stop subway was being designed, there was technologically no possible way to add an existing station to the line and there was no provision to allow for an additional station to be built at a future date.
  7. lip

    TTC in the news

    The thing is, no one knows what type of technology the "Ontario Line" will use. Hell, not even Doug Ford knows what type of technology will be used to operate the line. All he said is that they will be "narrower" and "lighter", whatever that even means. Ladies and gentleman, this is your Premier.
  8. lip

    Streetcar News

    They cant even space regular vehicles out properly, so I definitely wouldn't expect them to be able to space out a mixed fleet.
  9. lip

    TTC in the news

    ^He's saving it for his re-election bid in 2022 where he'll use it as a ploy to get mind-numbed residents to vote for him again.
  10. lip

    TTC in the news

    Dont worry i'm sure Ford will announce Ontario Subways 2040 in a couple months which will make everything right again
  11. lip

    TTC in the news

    Who here remembers Move Ontario 2020? One more year till we see that plan come into fruitionšŸ˜‰
  12. ^And it occurred on the 501 close to Islington and Lake Shore in case anyone is wondering/asks
  13. lip

    General Subway/RT Discussion

    TTC Management has lost their damn minds, glad to see they seem intent on re-creating another ALRV situation but on a much larger scale. They're going to find out the hard way that their plan is not a good idea when vehicle reliability starts to deteriorate. Looks like it's a good thing we have all those spare T1s after all.
  14. Like what Bus Medic said, the design is different. The end result however, is that the amount of draft which comes into the bus has been greatly reduced. It's still there but not really noticeable, we'll see if this holds as the buses age. The bigger issue is the overall design of the door which doesn't allow for them to be flushed closed completely (ie: in the way that they are with Xcelciors and Orions which have a similar door design- with the exception of the rear). I honestly dont know how this bus has gone unscathed without significant revisions throughout it's history (asides from the rear engine mount change, and heating/cooling system changes).
  15. lip

    General Subway/RT Discussion

    The T1s are getting cameras installed, albeit the process is going pretty slow.
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