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    Toronto, ON / Eglinton Terriroty
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    Public Transit (mostly buses)
    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. Thanks for reminding me, I totally forgot about this plan. It makes sense now if Malvern picks up more runs than it gives away now since this would essentially be a satellite yard for Malvern.
  2. If this is true Malvern must be losing more than just 57. How do you take on 102, 169 and 190 (38 runs at most during PM Peak) and lose only 57 (11 runs during PM Peak)? That's close to 30 extra buses/drivers needed. I pretty sure Malvern is at capacity just like all the other divisions so I don't see where these extra 30-40 buses (need extras to keep the current spare ratio) are going to be parked. Doesn't matter. They can gain a route one board period and lose it the next.
  3. Spadina Subway Extension

    It's called sarcasm. That's possible but it would make more sense to have it go south to the subway since many users would be going southbound on the subway anyways, eliminating the backtracking.
  4. MiWay

    3 Novas should be arriving any minute now to Central. Spotted them on the 401 at Warden around 3pm. I only caught the fleet number for the last bus, 1737.
  5. Spadina Subway Extension

    You are forgetting one important bus connection that I'm pretty sure will happen at Highway 407 Station, an IKEA shuttle bus. Look at what that shuttle does for ridership at Leslie Station now.
  6. Today's Sightings

    116E existed before 198. The destination sign is still programmed and is often used when a 116 is running late and told to use Kingston Rd instead of the regular Morningside Ave-Guildwood Parkway routing and/or to run express across Eglinton Ave East to make up time.
  7. Wheel-Trans

    I can also confirm that, spotted it on Morningside at Military Trail this afternoon.
  8. I've been noticing that Birchmount loves to send 8100s onto 102 for some odd reason. On most weekdays anywhere from 70% to 100% of the buses on it are 8100s. They do the same on weekends but not as much. Is there any specific reason behind this that anyone knows about?
  9. It still does interline with 16 during late evenings on Sunday. They use to interline on Saturday nights too, but they got rid of that interline a few years ago when they improved service on 16.
  10. Wheel-Trans

    Does anyone know how many ProMasters are delivered currently? I was watching CP24 earlier this evening and they were showing a clip on the Invictus Games. Behind the person speaking at a podium at Maple Leaf Square was a 2017 Nova LFS as well as a ProMaster numbered W500. Does this mean two are on property or did they decide to renumber W400 possibly?
  11. GO Transit

    Aviva has an ex-GO D4500CT in their shuttle fleet now. It is painted navy blue under the windows with the Aviva logo closer to the front door. I'm going to guess that this might be 2274 as I believe the other cutaway buses they use for their shuttles are owned by Toronto Charters, as is 2274 according to the wiki. In terms of their shuttle routes, I know that they run one route between their office at Birchmount & Eglinton to Eglinton GO Station with a stop at Kennedy Station. Not sure if they are using the D4500CT on this exact routing though as I saw it first northbound on Kennedy at the 401 once and followed it on Eglinton between Birchmount and Kennedy Station the other time.
  12. Today's Sightings

    Are you sure it did an express trip? When I rode it the driver had 29E on the destination sign but was making all stops.
  13. Today's Sightings

    Also out there later in the day were 7551, 7787 and 7873. There was a Birchmount OG VII along with a Mt Dennis OG VII Hybrid on 193 as well.
  14. TTC Orion VII Retirements

    It is still in service. It was being towed back to Eglinton. It was on 86 this morning.
  15. Sheppard East LRT

    First off, I am not assuming all the cars are headed downtown. Secondly, when I speak of motorists that have the option of using transit on Sheppard over the 401 I am talking about those who start/end their trips on Sheppard and are generally travelling within the city. I am not speaking about those who are just passing through the area on the 401. My overall point that I'm trying to make is that higher order transit whether it is subway, LRT or BRT makes more sense on Sheppard East versus Finch East. It supports the city's planning objectives and extends an already existing rapid transit line even if it means a transfer has to be made between the two. Why would you want to build an LRT that parallels a subway line 2km to the south?