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    Favourite Bus: TTC 1996 Orion V ex-CNG 9402
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  1. That was a scheduled run, 79 run Jane. It does one southbound 927D trip before deadheading over to Jane Station to do a round trip and a half on the 35B. 3296 IIRC on 60C this morning.
  2. The A and B branch lettering was shown externally as well on the bus bay signage at Kennedy and on the TTC website.
  3. Yes, I noticed this Saturday. Weekend buses show the 905B signage. It only took them a year.
  4. Must have decided to take a tour of the city first. I spotted 8636 on the back of a tow truck northbound on the 427 around 6:20p. Got on at Burnhamthorpe.
  5. I saw it out there around 5pm. It stayed out for 384 as well. Also seen yesterday afternoon: 3515 & 3522 on 35 3138 on 60B
  6. TTC 3192 seen deadheading westbound on Wilson at Jane around 3:30p yesterday. Seen in service on route 120 about an hour later in addition to the 2 usual buses.
  7. I know Arrow operators would agree with you. When compared to the Novas, the XE40s have some ergonomic issues, the driver's shield is pretty much useless and ride quality is not the best. Hopefully the TTC and New Flyer can iron out some of these issues with these new buses. Doing some thinking after reading the reports before the board next week. It seems as though the 268 hybrids and 100 ebuses to come next year will be replacement units, while the 68 artics will likely be expansion units for the Line 3 replacement bus service. I would not be surprised to see the new artics go to McNicoll and Malvern to be used on some of the routes extended to Kennedy Station, shifting some or all of the east end Nova artics to the west end. I'm expecting quite a few movements within the current fleet next year as well, including more hand me down diesel Novas for Queensway.
  8. I'm curious as to why they moved it to the east side of McCowan as well. Maybe they discussed it and came to the decision with the city since they are currently in the planning stages of redeveloping the area surrounding Scarborough Centre. I don't see any issues. They already made exiting easier this year by installing traffic signals at Lawrence and Valparaiso Ave. The only issue is buses coming northbound. However, in previous plans there was mention of a bus loop being built on the west side of McCowan north of Lawrence, I think at St Andrews Rd if I recall correctly. This loop would allow northbound buses to turn around and access the bus terminal since they would be blocked by the median at Lawrence due to the entrance roadway being so close to the actual intersection.
  9. No. 8888 has the "Covid" style full barrier like the other Novas.
  10. 3638 is back in service. Saw it on 52 today. Looking at tracking data, yesterday seems to have been its first day back.
  11. I don't know what the actual schedule is for YRT 105 but whenever I see them at Sheppard West Station, at least on weekdays, they take long layovers. I'm sure the layover time can be cut down to improve service frequency. I don't think traffic on Dufferin St is that bad that the buses need the recovery time that they get. Especially considering that the route partially runs in bus/HOV lanes both north and south of Steeles. STC has no space for more buses. That's why DRT goes to McCowan Station, and soon GO will be kicked out to accommodate the increased TTC service to replace Line 3. I can't seem to remember where I saw it, but there was a report that showed potential routes connecting to the Line 2 extension. In those plans there was a Markham Rd North bus from Sheppard East Station. I don't remember if it terminated in the Steeles area or if it went north of Steeles. Keep in mind, the 25C was created to reduce impact of service delays from the Eglinton LRT construction from affecting service north of Sheppard. The TTC could be planning on going back to the original one branch 25 service once the LRT opens. It would certainly help them save some money since they won't have to pay operators to travel from Eglinton Division to Don Mills Station anymore.
  12. Which would explain why two Mount Dennis buses got wrapped, one for 32 one for 35. Having them be Wifi buses means they can both be used on 35. That is also a possibility, 2 artists per bus allowing all 8 to be showcased on 4 buses. I believe 3605 has two artists on it as well.
  13. I believe there may be 4 more Black History Month buses we haven't found yet, since each bus has two pieces of art and the TTC website mentions that they are showcasing 16 art pieces. It also seems as though they are keeping the Black History Month buses on specific routes. 1004 and 1006 are always on 35/935, which could be because they are wifi buses. But 3605 is always on 36 and 8850 is always on 54/954.
  14. The stops removed from what I saw were stops in locations where buses might have difficulty servicing them safely, like on hills for example. Only the affected stops had signs put on them notifying customers that the stop was out of service.
  15. Look at it again. They have dropped 935 from the list of routes serving Mount Dennis Station. So if you want to stay on Jane St you can use 935.
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