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Isaac Williams

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  1. A couple of XBLUE's signed "STADIUM SHUTTLE" yesterday. Apparently, on those particular buses the XBLUE signage (600) hasn't been programmed in, so trying to put it in results in a Special Olympics sign being displayed. As a solution, control told them to sign "STADIUM SHUTTLE" (800) instead. There were D60LF's signed "XBLUE IG FIELD" though, so why some of them have it, and others don't, I have no idea, though this is Winnipeg Transit, so I guess stuff like that is to be expected. @simer4, do you have any idea why some D60LF's would have the XBLUE signs, and others don't?
  2. I saw 997 on the road back in August 2020.
  3. Another XD60 doing a 47 to IG Field today, this time 372. It started at Main & William southbound.
  4. The significant changes I can think of are: New 48/89 routing via Transcona Blvd, plus the addition of "VIA TRANSCONA BLVD" to the signs of the outbound 48's, and all 89's. The 22 returns to a single direction at each rush hour (To Downtown AM, To Assiniboia PM). The 11 and 21 schedules also change to accommodate. Route 10's name changing from "St. Boniface-Wolseley" to "St. Boniface-West Broadway" (no route change though). Other interesting changes I can think of are: Two new 676 stops added on North Town, east of Centre Street (62025 and 62026). Several stops on Dunkirk discontinued. Stops 50467, 50468, 50471, 50472, 50477, and 50478. A short-turn 83 will run from Strauss to Portage & Ronald, leaving Strauss at 18:51. The last Sunday 60 will now depart Garry & Portage at 12:20 AM. A few unfortunate non-changes include: The 36 will continue to have just 1 bus during the mid-day, and a 90 minute headway. The 83, aside from the massive amount of interlining it will have, will continue to have just 2 buses during rush hour. The 89 will continue to have no Saturday service, despite having Sunday Service. On Saturday, the southbound 71 via Sinclair will continue to have a 2 hour and 6 minute long gap at night. One other thing, which doesn't really fit any of the above categories is that there's a 1 hour 28 minute gap between the last 48 Downtown and first 89 Kildonan Place on Westbound Transcona Blvd.
  5. As of yesterday, the Winter Schedule is now up on the Winnipeg Transit website.
  6. The BLUE had four white sign XD40's today. 446, 449, 450 and 469.
  7. "EMERGENCY CALL 911" --> "DO NOT BOARD BUS" should already be there, as code 509. I assume what they're talking about is adding something more sophisticated onto the bus, which would do various actions, including changing the sign to that.
  8. I would be shocked if they used that style, as it seems they're only using that style in Zone 6 (southwest), in areas served by the BLUE, 600-series feeders, or are pretty close to the Transitway. In Ridgewood, even though the 65 was extended there at the same time as Phase 2 opened, stops use the classic style. Likewise, the newer stops on Wolseley use the classic style too. However, the 676 stops on Bison, which were added well after Phase 2 opened, use the newer style (including the defunct BusTXT number).
  9. I'm still in belief that the emergency plan should be in effect right now. This gigantic mess is precisely why.
  10. With the current weather conditions, you'd think going to an emergency plan might happen, but it seems like that has not happened yet.
  11. Tonight, every single BLUE has a 40-foot bus. Has that ever happened before? I know it's common for some 40-footers to appear on the BLUE, even at night, but every single bus? This was also during the 2020 reduced schedule, when all kinds of weird stuff was happening (like D30LF's on the 41, 60-foot buses on the 30 and 41, and more probably).
  12. I've heard that the Winnipeg Railway Museum will be shutting down on December 31st, because "VIA is taking the lease away and giving it to the RT line". Presumably, this is part of the Transit Master Plan, where Union Station will be a major hub, where A, C and D will go. I guess that's a good sign that this part of the TMP may go as planned (though I do hope the Railway Museum can find a new home). Now, I can't say 100% for sure that this is true, as I did hear it from another source, but I feel reasonably confident that it is.
  13. It's possible that bus (the 47 with 371) started downtown, as it was just going to IG Field. One time I rode a 41 North Kildonan on 391.
  14. The 47 Transcona hasn't changed much; it still gets a lot of passengers (certainly enough to warrant an articulated bus). The 47 Pembina doesn't get nearly as many passengers. The 60 tends to have more passengers than the 47 Pembina from what I've seen. Probably because the 60 goes along Graham, whereas the 47 just goes straight up Main.
  15. Do you have any further details about that? Sounds interesting.
  16. An XBLUE signed up as a "STADIUM SHUTTLE" (which I guess isn't entirely wrong) on November 6th.
  17. I saw 815 as a test bus at Chancellor on October 27th, though I assume that wasn't you.
  18. I don't think it'll be done all at once. I think it'll be done in certain areas and certain services at a time. To some extent that's already happened, with the Southwest Transitway and On-Request.
  19. Saw Thompson Bus TB0005 off of Panet this afternoon.
  20. Does anyone know what the heck has happened to 440, 441 and 465?
  21. I know. I'm saying they still have it there, in spite of the fact that the 89 late night service was cut over a year ago. Because Winnipeg Transit does weird things. It's been like that since Fall 2020.
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