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Charlie

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  1. Charlie

    OC Bus Spottings

    4606-87 Greenboro at 417/Vanier Parkway at 4:40pm 8042-44 Billings Bridge at Hurdman ~4:45
  2. Charlie

    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    At the crossover just west of Tremblay/Riverside Dr. I realize the picture on the right is far out, but it’s the only one I have showing the entire crossover.
  3. The new permanent bus stop flags have been installed at Hurdman, with new bus stops A and E added and others relocated slightly.
  4. Charlie

    OC Bus Spottings

    4609 86 Elmvale at Hurdman Station ~1:50pm.
  5. Charlie

    LRT Spotting

    You can see in the left photo that some trains now have their name on the car with a single door from that contest that was run a while ago to name the vehicles.
  6. An updated service diagram for post-LRT service has been posted by OC Transpo. http://www.octranspo.com/images/files/ready4rail/full_map.pdf The minor April 21st service changes have also been posted. http://www.octranspo.com/routes/spring_service_starts_apr_21
  7. Charlie

    OC Bus Spottings

    A new Novabus (missed the fleet number) just now ~17:50 on an 85 Bayshore leaving the uOttawa Lees campus.
  8. Charlie

    OC Bus Spottings

    Some photos posted to Instagram from the tests at Tunney’s Pasture today.
  9. Charlie

    The Trillium Line

    Here is a link to a page on Jim Watson’s website regarding the final signing: http://www.jimwatsonottawa.ca/news/city-of-ottawa-and-transitnext-reach-financial-close-on-stage-2-trillium-line-south-extension/
  10. Charlie

    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    Take this with a grain of salt, as I don’t have a text source to cite, but I heard somewhere that the max operational speed was recently increased from 80 Kph to 90 Kph.
  11. Charlie

    The Trillium Line

    Drove to the airport this morning and noticed several things that I can almost guarantee have to do with the future Aiprort extension: 1. They were clearing large right-of-ways on both side of the Airport Parkway heading east and west in the forest and also in the wooded area across Uplands Drive near the NRC. 2. Where the new extension to the terminal will be built for the new Airport station, they were removing many pieces of siding from the current building, preliminary work for construction?
  12. Does anyone know any news regarding the TVMs that were installed at a bunch of stations on the southeast Transitway? They have been just sitting there for a long time (since early last summer?) and I don’t get why they haven’t been booted up. I know one of the ones at Pleasant Park had the screen completely smashed and destroyed, but it may have been fixed by now.
  13. At least for students in Ontario (I guess more applying to OC Transpo) I know you need a certain amount of community service hours (50?), so if they were to make the effort to maybe do an outreach with some of the high schools near the garages where they keep the historic fleet, I could see them getting some interest and plenty of help. But then it would just become an issue of who is going to pay for all the supplies.
  14. Charlie

    GOA transit news, info etc

    For anyone interested, geoOttawa now displays the future Limebank station under the “Rail Implementation Office” layer. Interesting how it shows the actual station west of Limebank road, I always thought it would be just to the east of it, unless Limebank is to be realigned.
  15. Charlie

    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    We all know that homelessness is an issue in this city, but please, be realistic here. I know that many of them are good people, but that doesn’t mean I want someone sleeping in the bus shelter next to me waiting for the next 95. It is uncomfortable for me and for many others and can also be an issue of safety, so I don’t get what your point is.
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