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    Toronto, ON / Eglinton Terriroty
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    Favourite Bus: TTC 1996 Orion V ex-CNG 9402
    Favourite TTC Bus Route(s): 29 Dufferin
    Favourite TTC Bus Terminal(s): Wilson, York Mills, Don Mills, Downsview
    Favourite TTC Streetcar Route(s): 510 Spadina, 512 St. Clair
    Favourite Streetcar Loop(s): Union Station, Spadina Station, Exhibtion East

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  1. That's one of the reasons, but the major businesses operate with shift workers so specific trips get the majority of the passengers along Coronation. I'd argue that most of the ridership is from the residential sections along the loop (along Beechgrove, Manse and even Lawrence). The last eastbound trip is at 7:02pm from Kennedy, the same bus does the last westbound trip back to Kennedy Station at 7:35pm from Coronation & Wallsend. It's almost been a decade since the service was cut back in 2011. I agreed with Saturday service being cut back to 7pm and no late evening service. However, I believe that it should have Sunday/Holiday service until 7pm as well as Weekday early evening service until 10pm. There are still people who are coming home from work during the 7 and 8 o'clock hour who are forced to take 86/116/905/SRT, transfer to 54A and then walk down from Lawrence. When I used to take 86D during early evening service before the cuts there would be on average 8-10 riders on it once we past Morningside & Lawrence. I believe the cut backs were done to routes that had less than 15 riders per hour.
  2. Is this plan in order to replace Lakeshore entirely or to expand capacity for Wheel-Trans, and in a way save on deadheading costs from Lakeshore to the operators first pick up point? Phase 2 is to extend it further north to Eglinton and/or Sheppard. If a west extension is done, it would likely be after a northern extension.
  3. That's what a new local branch between the SRT and Starspray or increased Express service would help out with, no need to force customers to transfer if you can add service to the section that is experiencing the longer wait times due to traffic on the other end of the route. Also, the route will get shortened in a couple's years to end at Science Centre Stn, which will likely improve schedule adherence along the route as well. Also, I'd agree with the elimination of 86B. The other 86 locals still have room on them when they get to Kingston Rd since everyone waits for 986 or 905. I would cancel it use those buses to increase service levels on 86C and 86D.
  4. In my opinion, 54 is perfectly fine as it is. There are quite a few passengers that get on east of the station that are headed to points west of the station and vis versa. No point in forcing them to transfer at Lawrence East Station, which can be just as cold or even worse than standing at a bus stop on the street in the winter. The only change I would make to it is to either make 954 run outside of peak periods or make a new 54C branch that runs between Lawrence East Stn and Starspray outside of peak periods to provide more reliable service east of the station, and more specifically east of Orton Park, when the 54A/B are running off schedule due to traffic at the western end of the route. Also, I'm pretty sure a lot of people would oppose 86D becoming a branch of any service running to Lawrence East Stn. Most riders on the route are headed to/from Kennedy Stn. Making it go to Lawrence East will just create another transfer for them.
  5. wil9402

    TTC in the news

    IIRC, 7679's accident that resulted in it getting the odd front paint scheme before rebuild happened on Weston Rd near Rogers Rd. It was nearly brand new operating on 89 back when Arrow Rd had the route and bus.
  6. wil9402

    Missing in Action buses

    It was late evening service so the driver was on the 16/70 interline. They were returning from STC on 16. It was their first round trip of the night on 16. If this was a rookie Eglinton driver, it was likely their first time entering Warden Station coming westbound on St Clair since both Eglinton routes at Warden (68 and 70) enter coming east on St Clair. They probably were unaware of the proper way to enter the station coming westbound on St Clair and thought they had to use the left turn lane for the passenger pick-up to enter the station instead of the bus ramp on the north side of the street.
  7. Ever since the subway extension opened only the 36A Finch West-Humberwood branch is scheduled to use artics. The other branches (36D/F, 36B Finch West-Finch) are scheduled to use 40 footers. Sometimes they throw artics on those branches though and vis versa.
  8. wil9402

    Current TTC Wraps

    That is why I couldn't find it through a search. I was using the search term "8888" not "Quad 8" which is what 0=0 used in their post.
  9. wil9402

    Current TTC Wraps

    Actually, if you look at the history of this thread it is also used to report unwrapped vehicles. Once again, I did a search of the fleet number and no post mentioning it was unwrapped came up. I'm not saying you didn't, just saying I couldn't and still can't find that post which is why I made mine to inform others that it was unwrapped.
  10. wil9402

    Current TTC Wraps

    You should have posted that info then. Doing a search of the fleet number, nobody's mentioned here that it was unwrapped.
  11. wil9402

    Current TTC Wraps

    8888 is unwrapped. On 86 yesterday.
  12. wil9402

    Today's Special Sightings

    TTC 1544 on 12D at the moment.
  13. wil9402

    TTC Service Changes

    941 is has 3 41 runs in the AM only, PM peak is all 941 runs. 995 in the AM has 4 95 runs where as PM peak is almost entirely 95 runs with the exception of one 995 run. 903 is interesting. All runs on 903 during both AM and PM peak are 131 runs as expected since the routes interline at Scarborough Centre. What is interesting about 903 though is that it has one run off of 38 that starts service on 131/903 for AM peak and going onto 38 for midday, PM peak and early evening service. In addition, there is 939 run that does 939 during AM peak and midday and goes onto 131/903 for PM peak and continues on 131 until the end of late evening service. No. Specific runs on the express route either come off of or go onto the local service when peak period service is done. For example, a bus on a specific run on 41 operates as a 941 during AM peak and then goes onto 41 for midday service. 131 and 903 on the other hand actually "flip" though. When a southbound 131 reaches Scarborough Centre it changes to a 903 and continues south to Kennedy and the opposite occurs when a northbound 903 reaches Scarborough Centre.
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    Missing in Action buses

    7773 is on 924 this afternoon. I just saw it in service an hour ago.
  15. wil9402

    TTC Service Changes

    I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with these two. Currently there are 13 buses on 86A/B/D during AM peak and 13 on 86A/D during midday, it could be possible to have all buses from 86 during AM peak stay out for midday and have all buses on 986 run back to the garage after AM peak. 45 on the other hand will either need some 945 buses to operate on it during midday or have some 45 runs start service during midday. if so, 45 would be one of the few exceptions. The only other local routes that have buses come off of or go onto 900-series routes at the moment is 35 which has three 935 runs operating on it during Sunday evening, 24 has two school specials that go onto 924 as well as 84 that has one school special that goes onto 984.