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blue.bird.fan

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  1. What’s even more boring as a driver is waiting at Exhibition Loop. Too much running time is scheduled, so the bus always ends up waiting at Exhibition for much longer than the 2 minutes I see on TransSee.
  2. I rode the new 172 and 174 seasonal routes today, and the initial reports are not very flattering. The driver of the 174 immediately assumed I was a transit fan by asking me at Ontario Place if I was just riding, and he mentioned I was the first passenger in 6 hours. The 172 also ran non-stop to Cherry Beach from Union, and was held back by the lifting of the bridge, which might hinder its appeal. I should mention that it is the first days of the route and there are no events occurring at either the Port Lands or Ontario Place, which might be depressing ridership. Time will tell.
  3. I guess they had no other buses available. Even if there is range anxiety, a bus is better than no bus, I guess?
  4. TTC: 8381 on 119 Torbarrie 8142 on 118 Thistle Down 3574 on 165 Weston Rd. North 8088 on Line 2 shuttle from St. George to Broadview
  5. I personally find the NGs to be the nicest to ride. The OGs are too rattly and the Nova’s acceleration isn’t very smooth to me.
  6. I did, however, get to realize how transit fans looked for specific buses before NextBus was a thing, so that was fun.
  7. TTC 4549 (Flexity) has a TTC Welcome Back wrap.
  8. You need to reset your password on the new website to resume receiving them.
  9. TTC 8386 on 8 Broadview. Filling in due to an "operational problem".
  10. When I try to access the website, it still shows me the old one.
  11. (October 20, 6:25pm) CBTC down on Line 3; shuttle buses dispatched. (6:40pm) EDIT: regular service has resumed.
  12. TTC 8441 on 927. A nice throwback to when the bus was new.
  13. I did. I actually rode it in June, if that counts.
  14. Why do SRT drivers still verbally announce stops? I was at McCowan today and there was a notice on the whiteboard advising operators to do this.
  15. Is the situation of the 927 and 45/945 the shortest amount of time in TTC history between division changes? They were only at Mount Dennis and Arrow respectively for a few board periods before they were switched around.
  16. TTC 8797 on 9 Bellamy at Warden Stn around 4:15pm today.
  17. If we’re talking unplanned subway closures, then I can see why RAD buses might be used over pulling buses off of regular routes as was done previously.
  18. TTC 1070, 1097, 3154, 7970, and 8185 working the 504 replacement bus from Broadview station to Roncesvalles/Triller via Dufferin and Queen today. A mildly interesting thing I noticed was that Mount Dennis division buses were signed “504/505 Parliament&King” heading westbound, as they do during the normal long-term detour routing, but that buses from all other divisions were signed “504Q King to Roncesvalles/Triller via Dufferin&Queen”. Heading eastbound, Mount Dennis buses were signed “504/505 Broadview Stn” and Wilson buses were signed “504 King to Shaw”. This could definitely be a source of rider confusion. Does this have to do with the VISION system?
  19. How do TTC drivers sign up to serve on planned subway closures? I'm curious because there doesn't seem to be a planned schedule for them. Because of this, how are connections to the last daytime buses handled when subway service closes for the night and there is a closure?
  20. TTC 3643 was on the 85 around 4pm today. Edit: Please disregard - I didn't know this unit had been transferred to Malvern as seen below!
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