lip

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  1. Speaking of New Flyer vs. NovaBus does anyone have the TTC's boarding standards for the LFS vs the D40LF's? Something tells me the D40LF had a greater capacity overall, which would be yet another reason to end this NovaBus non-sense. Of course the D40LF is no longer in production, but the XD40 has essentially the same capacity.
  2. What I dont understand about this new livery is why they chose they chose black (one of the heaviest paint colors) to put on an aircraft. I guess they're keen on increasing they're fuel expenses and passing out these costs to passengers.
  3. I'll be cut and dry here; this livery is flat out dull, boring, uninspiring, and unoriginal. A student in grade 5 could have come up with this design as all they did was add black to an otherwise white aircraft, to the underside of the fuselage, engines, and tail, then followed that up with slapping the maple leaf on the aircraft. If a few planes had this for the Canada's 150th birthday I wouldnt mind, but to roll this out on mass is a joke. The 1964, 1993, and current liveries are all better than this non-sense.
  4. Somewhat related, I wonder how much diesel exhaust riders from the TTC and other municipalities are exposed to. There are times you can smell diesel fumes inside some buses unlike the GO Train where you cant smell a single thing.
  5. T1 5137 has external side destination sides and new TR chimes installed.
  6. It's also not uncommon to see 4 501L's pass by within a 5 minute span, followed by a nice 20 minute gaps in service. Yes the service provided by buses is faster since the accelerate faster, and they can get around all the obstacles streetcars cant, but it's still pathetic how the TTC cant spread the buses out more evenly. To put it in perspective, I rarely see buses that dont travel in at least pairs with this route.
  7. This is something the TTC regularly does so it doesnt surprise me one bit; this is the same TTC that claims that downtown traffic causes bunching on routes like the 501. Fast forward 1 year, and you'll see the same non-sense happening again with replacement buses. I dont think they understand the concept of line management at all.
  8. Depending on the direction one travels in, those would all timing points so it's common for trains to sit and wait at those stations. The uncommon thing has been the copious amounts of signal problems the TTC has been having, and might I add the majority of these problems happen during the most convenient time of the day, rush hour.
  9. It has been everyday this week where there's been a signal problem on any one part of the B-D line. Take your pick, first Warden, than Kennedy, Jane, Islington, Kipling, Ossington. 10 years ago delays would be hard to come by, but now it's getting to the point where you know there will be at least 1 delay anytime you ride the subway. The question is, what kind of delay will it be.
  10. Many parts of the paint scheme look like it was just an after thought, the rear paint job just highlights that issue. It appears like they just slapped on a bunch of red, and the least the could have done is actually connect aspects of the side and rear together. For example, continuing the white stripe to run through the rear just like the current livery. Placement and sizing of the side TTC logos was also another afterthought, as well as the lack of a TTC logo on the front and small fleet numbers throughout.
  11. And why do you think NovaBus dominates in Quebec? I'll give you a hint, it's not because they look good or feel good and it has more to do with the Quebec government
  12. To be honest, I dont think i've met a single soul who enjoys the LFS
  13. We're talking about an organization that has no ability to plan whatsoever, and they give very little thought to these kind of things. The least they could do since they are going to proceed with this nonsense is to place route maps on the bus stops, and the actual number customers can text to see when the next bus will be coming. Not everyone has a smartphone, but clearly the TTC has missed that memo.
  14. From an uncomfortable passenger and driver perspective, the Novas will be in soon enough to replace that experience
  15. The thing is, everything the TTC touches is a failure. Hybrids, CNG, Bio Fuel, Articulated Buses, UWE, you name the technology the TTC will most likely fail in implementing it successfully. To be honest i'm not so sure if it's so much the technology selection, but rather the TTC's method of implementation that is the root cause of these issues. I'll excuse them with the hybrids since they're just a disaster all around, but everything else leaves me skeptical with how they utilize things. Who knows, at this rate maybe they'll even find a way to botch pantographs.