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    GOA transit news, info etc

    Even if that were to be the case, the severity of the damage suggests that the impact occurred at a relatively high rate of speed. Does anyone know what the speed limit going into/through Westboro station is?

    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    There were apparently signal issues this afternoon on Line 2 between Warden and Kennedy. The train I was on took about 20 minutes to travel between the two stations. Anyone know more?

    WMATA Washington

    Yeah they started running a few of the 2500s out of SP earlier this year, but it wasn't anything serious. I don't have the exact numbers, but there are still D40LFRs stationed there. They've had a few of them over there since the fall of 2016.

    Today's Sightings

    TTC 8011 going east along Dupont avenue this evening (presumably towards Hillcrest).

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    That's good. I witnessed the 7 detouring on Spadina Road earlier this year, and it was slow and messy. A less ambitious detour also wouldn't affect as many of the stops between Eglinton and St. Clair West.

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    British vs American spelling. Makes no difference to me.

    Today's Special Sightings

    I'm not quite sure why 1079 remained on the 33, especially because during the late afternoon and evening, 8159 was also doing that route. This too is unusual, as the 33 reverted back to using just one bus (with half hourly service headways) this past summer.

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4514 was doing a test run on St. Clair West this morning.

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I'm not sure if the 7 Bathurst would be making stops along Spadina Road though. Also, judging by this map, I suspect the detoured 7 route would pass by St. Clair West at street level, and not go underground (which is where most of the passengers for the Northbound 33 board). Furthermore, this flyer didn't mention any changes to the 33, so I'm assuming it would operate as normal if Metrolinx were to carry out this plan.
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    WMATA Washington

    Upcoming orders are apparently: 75 XN40s and 25 XD40s for 2019. 75 XN40s and 25 XD40s for 2020. The 22 XN60s (2020 models I believe) should replace the NABI CNG artics. I won't play any guessing games as to where any of these buses will be stationed, apart from of course the XN60s, which should end up at Bladensburg. The big contract they signed with NFI didn't have any options for 35 foot buses, so I really can't say what will happen to the 30 foot Orion CNGs. It could very well be that they are just replaced with XN40s.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Regarding the proposed 7 Bathurst detour (which has been discussed in this thread already), I found this flyer dated December 3rd, 2018. Does anyone know if the detour and construction will still occur (in the future), or has it been permanently called off?
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    VIA Rail Canada

    The overhaul the F40s received was meant to extend their lifespans by 15 to 20 years, so VIA probably won't need to replace them until the mid-to-late 2020s. By that time, VIA will probably be able to draw off of Amtrak's experience (given that they may be buying new LD units soon).
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    VIA Rail Canada

    The P42s received an overhaul in the early 2010s that was meant to extend their lifespans by about 10 years iirc. They would need another major overhaul to continue providing service, but I believe VIA intends to retire them after the Siemens trains arrive. The Siemens order will also displace a number of F40s from the corridor, which will probably be used on other routes.
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    GO Transit

    I saw two more of the 8000s departing Toronto on a WB CP mixed freight at Davenport Road this afternoon.
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    WMATA Washington

    I don't know exact numbers, but I've seen photos of cars in the low 7600s.