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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. Tracks and overhead wires are supposed to be installed this spring, if they haven't started already, from the yard to Sentinel. This will be used as the burn in track for the LRVs that are suppose to start arriving in the summer.
  2. The Guildwood portion of the route is not that busy. The TTC even considered removing 116 service from the area and running it via Kingston Rd a few years ago. Losing 2 buses an hour travelling through there in either direction is not that significant on a route that is part of the 10-minute network. Well when one branch runs every 20+ minutes and another runs every 10 minutes or less, of course a 116C would come after a 116A. Unless of course one 116A is running extremely late to the point that two of them bunch. I assure you, this is not done to keep the 116C "spacious". The mai
  3. TTC 8662 on 38 3466 got into a minor accident southbound on Kennedy at the 401. It was NIS at the time on it's way to Ellesmere Station to start 95. Couldn't see how bad the damage was to the car but 3466 seems to have been fine as it made it into service afterwards.
  4. In the 2009 Environmental Project Report the proposal was to have an underground 25 bay terminal with portals on Steeles east and west of Yonge as well as one on Yonge St north of Steeles (see page 100). However, in the 2012 Conceptual Design Report, the terminal was redesigned to only have 16 bays. This was justified mainly by proposing the majority of the YRT routes to terminate at Clark Station instead (see page 58 for Steeles, 84 for Clark). 11 of the 16 bays would be used for TTC (7, 11, 60, 53, 97, 98) with the remaining 5 going to YRT (88, 91, 99).
  5. According to the TTC, the full red rear is their ideal paint scheme. All the electric buses were delivered with full red rears. Nova used vinyl wrap instead of actual paint on the TTC's buses. I'm not sure the reason as to why they can't fully wrap the back end though. Maybe they (Nova, TTC or both) feared it would peal. If you noticed, the Novas that were delivered in the old paint scheme didn't have the black top half on the rear like all the other buses as well.
  6. Every division has at least one run on 300 every overnight period, either coming off their day route and/or going onto their day route. Mt Dennis has no buses on it on Sundays prior to starting their day routes in the morning or coming off of their day routes in the evening. This is why you didn't see any this morning when looking at what buses were out there. It does however have buses on Saturday night that come off their day routes, so if you look next Saturday to Sunday overnight period you'll see some Mt Dennis buses earlier in the night. As for 320, every division has at least one r
  7. According to the Caledonia Station page on the Crosstown website, the bus loop will have two bus bays. Based on the latest surface route plan changes for Line 5 put out as part of the 5-year service plan, the TTC is proposing to have 3 routes terminate at Caledonia Station. The 47 will be split at Caledonia Station, with a new route 18 covering the current 47B/C north of Eglinton. In addition, a new route 19 will operate from Caledonia Station to Cedervale Station (formerly Eglinton West) via Caledonia-Castlefield-Roselawn-Marlee. This latest map shows Bathurst still retaining route 7, c
  8. Here's another one a day early. 1502 was on 905 (visual), now currently on 86A (tracker)
  9. Mount Dennis has runs on 300A. Their hybrids seem to be fine on those runs. Not to mention, prior to Arrow Rd losing their NGs, they would show up once in a while on 191 with no problems. Also, I sometimes see Malvern's NGs deadheading back from York Mills Station on the 401. So it seems to me whatever problems the TTC had with the Orion hybrids on the highway in their early days has been worked out.
  10. I would be surprised if it is not Malvern. As mentioned already, it is closest to both ends of the route. Also, I expect that it will have the similar round trip time and service level as the 86D so they'll just be shifting those buses off 86D and onto 178. McNicoll has less routes, but almost all of them are either long and/or along major streets. Therefore, the amount of service operated is similar to the other large divisions like Malvern.
  11. The 45 will likely have its scheduled completely rewritten to have more buses end service at Steeles as well as remove the runs it has that go onto the 300. They could write it to have buses from 45 replace the runs off 46 that go into 396. A 2 minute deadhead from Kipling to Martin Grove is not that significant.
  12. TTC 3752, 8411 & 8588 operating in a convoy southbound on 43A yesterday afternoon. 8946 on 43C joined the group south of the 401 as well.
  13. Next board period, 102B will be extended to serve the Amazon Fulfillment Centre as well.
  14. TTC 3753, 3755 & 3756 all spotted northbound on 43A between Sheppard and Village Green Sq within a minute of each other around 4:20pm
  15. Well, they can always try the Proterras out on the highway. Joking aside, I wouldn't be surprised if Mt Dennis gets some 40ft Novas, either diesel or hybrid, because of 927. That is of course if it does in fact move to Mt Dennis. I've done rough calculations a few months ago and it is possible to convert both 935 and 927 to artics. They would be able to do this by removing them from 36 and 41. Removing them from 36 wouldn't be surprising with the LRT construction going on. Also, residents on Keele have complained in the past that service levels have dropped since artics were introduce
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