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  1. That's not true, some times when they need to keep another garage open for dispatching artics on the weekend, they will actually open the garage directly to dispatch buses from. Its much easier than ferrying 10 or so buses to SG and then ferrying them back at the end of the weekend.
  2. 7873 and 7886 have now returned to service.
  3. 12 more 7700 retirements, all have been hauled away to SF: 7714, 7718, 7726, 7731, 7733, 7736, 7754, 7765, 7774, 7780, 7781, 7789
  4. It's worth mentioning that I did see this unit on May 10 without a bike rack. 6054, 6056 and 6071 have bike racks now. CT Artic Bike Rack Tracking - Updated May 13, 2022 6001 6002 6003 6004 6005 6006 6007 6008 6009 6010 6011 6012 6013 6014 6015 6016 6017 6018 6019 6020 6021 6022 6023 6024 6025 6026 6027 6028 6029 6030 6031 6032 6033 6034 6035 6036 6037 6038 6039 6040 6041 6042 6043 6044 6045 6046 6047 6048 6049 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 6059 6060 6061 6062 6063 6064 6065 6066 6067 6068 6069 6070 6071 6094 6073
  5. Nice shot! 7877 is on 111-001 this morning.
  6. Given the fact there are 8 routes, with some routes appearing to have 2 or 3 buses running on them, I am genuinely curious if buses from other garages besides SG will be temporarily brought out on Saturday to serve these routes.
  7. 7829 and 7855 are back in service.
  8. I recently acquired a December 1987 CT system map so I thought I would discuss some of the oddities/fun facts about the system, more specially in the NW during this time period. 1 - during off peak periods the 1 would actually head north on 29 St, loop around at Foothills Medical Centre and head back down 29 St where it would continue its normal route. 10 - in the northern section going northbound, the 10 would go westbound on 20 Ave NW, northbound on 22a St and EB on 24 Ave NW where it would continue its regular route. It would loop around going back the other way via WB Morley Trail, EB Charleswood Drive and SB 24 St. The stops along 22a Street remain unserved today. 40 - The 40, which was a new route at the time, still served Lions Park, but instead went straight on 16 Avenue (did not serve FMC) and terminated at Home Road. 59 - The 59 Greenbriar served most of the Bowness portion that is served by Route 40 today. It didnt do a full loop around Greenwood, and it also terminated at Home Road. More than likely this route was designed to feed into the 1/105 at the time. NW expresses - Before Brentwood opened in 1990, many of the NW suburbs had express routes. There was: 60 - Ranchlands South Express 61 - Ranchlands North Express 62 - Hawkwood Ridge Express (most of current 76 Hawkwood in the community up until Hawkstone Terminal) 65 - Edgemont Express (west edgemont, served Edgedale Drive and Edgepark Blvd) 66 - Edgemont Pointe Express (east edgemont, served Edgemont Blvd, Edenwold Drive and Edgebrook Drive) 67 - Dalhousie Express (served south half of Dalton Drive, Dalhousie Drive, 53 St and Edgemont Hill) 69 - Dalhousie Express (essentially modern day 422 routing) 70 - Varsity Acres Express (Varsity Driive and Varsity Estates area) CS - The community shuttle pilot project was brand new at this time, and none of the routes had official route numbers on the maps. The CS routes listed are North Hill (evolved into the 404), Shawnessy/Millrise (evening 52 service), and Taradale/Martindale.
  9. 7834 also has returned to service at VP, I saw it on the 111 this morning. EDIT: 7812 has also returned to service.
  10. The C-Train shuttles running between Sunnyside and Lions Park this morning were 7729, 7754, 7903 and 7933. Here are photos of both 7729 and 7754 at 5 Avenue and 11 St NW, and 7903 attempting a turn from 5 Avenue onto 10 Street NW. *P.S.* Special thanks to the op driving 7903 for the friendly hand gesture while I was getting a photo of it!
  11. 150253 Thomas C2 with A/C. A-3xxxx series plate.
  12. 7739 is dead on 85 Street SW while doing a 98. It's been sitting here since 3:00ish this afternoon.
  13. Inlcuding the ones that were already mentioned, the buses that have returned to service recently are: 7820, 7830, 7837, 7856
  14. Welcome to the board! However please note that this information was already posted about in the "Damaged and Dead Vehicles" thread back in November 2020, so just double check to make sure the information has not been posted by somebody else before you do. Thanks!
  15. The 14 Bridlewood section always has high ridership esspecially from school kids. That's why you see artics as well as decently high frequency on-peak during the school year. With that said, this is not the case with many routes, both on/off peak and in many circumstances it's flat out embarassing for CT. In my opinion, what's even more embarassing is that certain routes (such as the 37) have higher frequency on SUNDAYS than during the week. Just disapointing.
  16. Just remember that it does take quite a bit of effort to put those stored buses back into service. They have to make sure the bus is in fully working order, drivetrain is good, fluids are topped off, battery/tires are good, signs are up-to-date, etc. We likely won't see more Anderson buses re-enter service until more 2001s retire.
  17. Those buses you mentioned are temporary loaners to VP due to a bus shortage at VP.
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