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    NJTR Comet 1Bs and AMT Comet IIs at sunset in Montreal

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  1. Réseau de transport de la Capitale

    Encouraging news about the Réseau structurant de transport collectif. However I think it's safe to say this is merely an election promise. No matter who wins the October election, I think we can expect some major changes to the plan.
  2. RTM (formerly Agence métropolitaine de transport)

    I guess that means we will have to get our pictures of the ALP-45DPs while we can. I wonder if NJT would purchase them. Not sure if GO is quite ready for electrification!
  3. VIA Rail Canada

    I noticed that VIA has pulled one of two Renaissance trainsets running on the Ocean, and replaced it with a HEP1 set. Apparently the Renaissance cars are having serious technical difficulties, and the stainless steel equipment will be used for an undetermined period of time. It's not clear what exactly the problems with the Ren equipment are.
  4. Réseau de transport de Longueuil

    I rode a hybrid on the Champlain bridge yesterday on the 45, was not expecting that. We were probably going around 80 as the driver was passing other vehicles. I saw there was also a hybrid on the 90, and saw two LFS artics laying over at TCV.
  5. VIA Rail Canada

    Are there any departures of the Ocean that are currently scheduled to operate with HEP equipment?
  6. Montreal Metro MR-63 Retirement Watch

    It would be nice if they sent the AZUR to the yellow line for the summer festivals.
  7. Montreal Metro MR-63 Retirement Watch

    I rode the yellow line on the weekend and got a 9-car MR-73 train. I assume this means the MR-63s are now completely removed from the yellow line, and the 9-car trains are in service both during and outside peak hours.
  8. Today's Sightings

    Forgot to post that I saw a hybrid on the 90 Express Chevrier on Sunday October 1 in the evening. Isn't this route supposed to get an artic at all times? I am currently riding 37-056 on the 51. The wheelchair zone is one the driver's side, and the front facing single seats are on the passenger's side!
  9. Today's Sightings

    Just saw 4 40-footers on the 90 Express Chevrier, two hybrids and two diesels.
  10. Transport adapté et collectif des Laurentides

    When I rode the line in March 2015 I got a La Québécoise coach bus for the trip from St-Jerome to Tremblant, and an LFS suburban (all white) for the southbound trip. Very reasonable fares and there are a lot of departures. This is even better than some CITs (like CITHSL which is terrible).
  11. Société de transport de Montréal

    The press release says route 11 will travel along St-Joseph, but the map indicates that it will be in fact the 711 that runs on St-Joseph.
  12. Bombshell: the AMT will be abolished

    I suppose they would have to have a functioning board of directors to approve a new logo!
  13. Réseau de transport de Longueuil

    Now that the RTL operates exclusively low-floor buses, why do they not make all of their routes accessible by default (like the STM) and have a separate list of a minority of lines that are certain lines that are not accessible? Does there need to be a sidewalk throughout the entire route for a line to be considered accessible?
  14. Société de transport de Montréal

    I guess they are not relocating any stops onto avenue Honoré-Beaugrand south of the station like last time because that would bother residents?
  15. RTL 1st Generation Novabus LFS Watch

    I saw P9-817 on the 87 today in PM rush near TCV. Didn't even know the RTL still had first gens.