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  1. On 9/1/2022 at 5:27 PM, GTAmissions1 said:

    YRT new vehicle deliveries are tracked in this thread. It is to prevent confusion with this thread which is covers news such as service changes. 

    Thread regarding new vehicle deliveries is noted below. 

    Regarding 2206, it has been in service since August 12th on the 96 Keele-Yonge. Noting that there are a couple new bus orders that are planned and in-process.

    22xx units: It is unknown how many buses will be received for XD40 since 2206 has been the only in-service bus for 40 ft or what divisions will get replacement buses. 2206 is allocated to North Division which covers the north region such as Newmarket and Aurora. 

    224x units: Not known how many are in this order. Right now, it is from 2241 to 2250 though only 2241, 2242 and 2248 went into service. Those buses are only assigned to Southwest which operates the 20 Jane and planned to be on 107 Keele. 

    Thank you for the reply and redirection to the other thread! Hope to be back in the area soon enough. 

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  2. Okay, I've looked through this thread a bit and as far as I know this hasn't yet been mentioned here: there is a new bus in town! Vehicle 2206 (New Flyer XD40, possibly 2022) has been running in Newmarket out of North for a bit. I do not know exactly how long it's been running but I did catch it once on 8/25 as a training vehicle and again on 8/26 as a training vehicle. I also saw it as a 98 along Yonge. If I remember correctly, a friend had seen it before the 25th. It also ran the 31st. 

     

    It is not on the wiki and I am unaware of any other buses in this order.  

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  3. On 12/30/2021 at 2:53 AM, UprisingCanadian said:

    I hope STC gets a bite (like maybe 5) artics. Seems like the R1 is running half 40 footers over the past few months, dunno why.

    Plus with the R6 coming in a couple years, wouldnt be a bad idea.

    Maybe if it’s really urgently needed but getting RB branded buses would be better. I fear that VTC is getting too many buses but we soon will see. If that’s the case then sure, we could use some more for routes like the 319, 321, 502/503 and maybe the R1. 
     

    On another note, if VTC doesn’t need all the artics it gets, HTC could use some as well. The 410/100/106/119 could all use some more capacity. 

  4. On 1/1/2022 at 5:06 PM, UprisingCanadian said:

    18035 on my local route, 312 yesterday morning. Couldn't snap a pic, sadly.

    https://tcomm.bustrainferry.com/mobile/bus/18035

    https://tcomm.bustrainferry.com/mobile/block/a_2009135

     

    Hope artics start appearing on the 312 a bit more for the large amount of schools in the area.

    Oh man I wish that happened later in the day so I could see it. 
     

    However I 100% get your point. I believe that the schools could use some extra capacity and even diverted trips especially because there are lots of Surrey residents going to Delta schools. Maybe it’s just my school but I’m pretty sure it’s not. But if that’s the case those people would need to get to Scottsdale to make transfers to Surrey routes or to walk home. 
     

     

  5. On 12/29/2021 at 8:14 PM, briguychau said:

    I think the 84 uses around 15 buses at peak. My guess is that probably some will be extra spares for E60LFRs, especially in the summer since they don't have AC.

    That makes total sense. Those would be a way better replacement for the E60s than 40 footers. 

    21 hours ago, Express691 said:

    Reorganization of blocks has resulted in 311 not being tied into South Delta runs and decker runs being more commonplace.

    https://tcomm.bustrainferry.com/mobile/bus/19414 16:00 and 18:30 from Bridgeport Station as well as 3 morning runs from Scottsdale

    I like that there are more deckers but what’s the logic in this move other than more decker runs on the 311? 

  6. On 7/11/2021 at 10:30 AM, Phillip said:

    32 doesn't really need to exist and they been trying to eliminate the 480 for quite some time. 

    340 is going to Richmond

    I’m thinking this has already been talked about, but I’ve heard that the 340 will be deckers. Is this confirmed and if so. what are  all your opinions on that? 

    i never imagined it would be necessary but it should be helpful to increase capacity and comfort. Hopefully the trees along Kittson Parkway don’t give it too much trouble! 

  7. 4 hours ago, InfiNorth said:

    still haven't been on a CNG bus. I see them all the time in Victoria but I get left with a D40LF that sounds like it has missed a few oil changes. Maybe I should move to Abbotsford.

    I haven’t been on one either, as I just watched them at the Exchange. I’m sure you’re joking about moving to Abby. There are so many XN40s in Victoria, and I’m sure you’ll be on one soon.

  8. I find it interesting that the STS has destination signs (similar to the ones at the back of the bus) INSIDE the buses (close to the front). I noticed that in YouTube videos. 

     

    I think they have it there to ensure customers know the route the bus is on, but why can't they do it some other way? One option that may work would be using LCD screens similar to what the TTC, MTA/NYCT and NRT use on some buses to display not only the next stop, ads and other info, but also the route and destination of the bus. I mean, it seems like it could be costly.

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  9. 21 hours ago, M. Parsons said:

     

    Clearly, you didn't even attempt to Google "TransEd" or "Edmonton regional transit authority".

    TransEd is the P3 that is building and operating the Valley Line SE LRT.

    Nothing to do with RTSC or the network redesign. 

    ETS Network Resign launches April 25, 2021. Purely City of Edmonton.

    3 separate things.

    The RTSC is hiring for a CEO at this point, so anything is still a ways off for the RTSC to actually start being involved in bus service. Likely 2022.

    Ah. I understand that part. I know that TransEd will be operating buses at some point, because Fort Sask wouldn't have joined (https://www.fortsask.ca/en/living-here/rtsc.aspx). I'd love to make the trip from Vancouver when TransEd is operating rail and bus.  

     

    Thanks for the info!

  10. 22 hours ago, laliok said:

    From what I remember, the screens say the route, next few stops with the next stop at the top, weather and news (which rn i think is the just a covid mask notice and nrt on demand). It's really nice (and imo nicer than what the signs in Toronto say)

    Thanks! I really do think that every system should have screens similar to this.

  11. On 5/11/2020 at 1:27 PM, TTCNLFBT said:

    Yes, it was going up and down for about three times between VP Stn to Warden Stn via Pharmacy and then eb on St. Clair.

    I don’t know much about this subject, they might be doing both Hill Testing AND Operator Orientation at the same time. Maybe they are training operators in the BYDs while mechanics from the depot are tracking how the bus performs on hills. 

  12. On 4/17/2020 at 8:37 PM, FlyingPig said:

    Along with the fact that a standard bus can only hold 15 passengers total.

    I would think that it is in order to comply with Physical Distancing regulations like you mentioned, and also to hold more passengers. As well, because it is longer, it is easier to stay 6 feet away from others in an artic. 

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