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  1. Service changes beginning November 1 have been released- major changes below: Effective November 2, route 305- Copper Creek Express begins service Route 18 off-peak service during midday on weekdays will be replaced by Mobility on Request Bur Oak (same model as routes 40/41), with Saturday service discontinued Some conventional mainline services are seeing reduced frequencies due to lower than expected ridership; most mainline routes are maintaining a full schedule Special weekday service on route 760 on Black Friday and December 14-18 to handle holiday shopping demand at Vaughan Mills Ironically, there are no changes for Viva routes and therefore maintains the COVID-19 schedule Source: https://www.yrt.ca/en/schedules-and-maps/service-changes.aspx
  2. GO Transit has launched free Wi-Fi and en-route entertainment (similar to in-flight Wi-Fi) which is available on all buses as of today and some bi-level railcars, with all revenue service vehicles to receive them by 2021: https://www.gotransit.com/en/travelling-with-us/go-plus-wi-fi?fbclid=IwAR39F9ifMC43B8rLFQCde1JxjjFk_UPpohv3bZdkCL3JiUUoNS_ln3oWr_8 Riders who log in with a My PRESTO account get 50 MB of data while using an email account gets you 10 MB per trip/session; both options allow for unlimited access to GO's Wi-Fi Plus portal which includes videos, music, audiobooks and podcasts- content can also be curated based on how long your trip is using a trip timer (15-60 min in 15 minute increments)
  3. Some recent updates from the field: Found out from a bus driver that 2005 Van Hool AG300s 201 and 221 have retired, he had also confirmed this with management at BRT Division Also from another source at Southwest: 202, 205, 208, 209, 211, 213, 216 and 219 are now retired EDIT: All Southwest AG300s are retired
  4. YRT service changes have been released on the website and these will be effective June 28: Increased service on Viva Blue and Orange, along with other mainline routes in Vaughan; however, service will still be on a modified Saturday schedule for other parts of the region Route 21 changed to Mobility on Request at all times Off peak service on routes 32 and 44 changed to Mobility on Request On July 2, all YRT/Viva services will have one way boarding/exiting (board at front, exit at rear); customers that have to use the ramp may continue using the front door to exit; while those who require the ramp will continue to have access to the centre doors (on Van Hools) and front doors (other buses) Link: https://www.yrt.ca/en/news/service-changes-begin-june-28-and-front-door-boarding-begins-july-2.aspx Viva Purple is also fully articulated buses 7 days a week; reason is that they have more room to accommodate social distancing so they're temporarily replacing the 51xx
  5. YRT/Viva: Today's buses assigned to routes 8 and 16
  6. 2001 is at Southwest as per this Instagram post (delivered in April)- this is a 2020 New Flyer XD60:
  7. GO Transit: Same train actually YRT/Viva:
  8. According to the website, YRT is implementing temporary rear door boarding on all routes starting Monday, along with a reduced schedule (likely a modified Saturday schedule) during weekdays; fare payment is only available off board at Viva stops and terminals equipped with PRESTO readers, ticket validation and/or OneRide machines Buses will also have a red line on the floor and passengers are to stay behind it; those who require kneeling or the ramp (on models with front door ramps) should be able to use the front door on vehicles equipped with a front ramp; runs with a Van Hool bus would likely restrict loading/unloading to the rear doors It'll be interesting what gets assigned to runs, as any bus without driver-operated rear doors will be unable to go out for now (except the Arbocs, which only have a front door) Official announcement: https://www.yrt.ca/en/news/covid-19-service-reduction.aspx
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