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  1. There you go. Nothing a whole lot special. Didn't bother to get the outside as it's not operational. Managed to catch it minutes ago.
  2. DRT: PULSE 8621 had an audible alarm sound off for a "Check Engine" issue. Eventually he went as far as he could and went out of service at Westney and Kingston Roads. Replacement bus 8601 showed about 15 minutes later by a mechanic; returned to service immediately with the replacement. Kudos to the team for keeping everyone warm and moving again.
  3. That would be the nasally one... Come to think of it, there may be a fourth. If you notice there are "arrival" voices now for some rocket and express routes. Namely the 196 and the 95E that I recall... Anyhow. Hopefully GO comes with a more robust voice for the train lines at some point as they continue to expand and roll-out. AMT's auto voice was pretty on-point, I must say. Regardless who she is.
  4. Originally there was the one voice for the surface routes, now there are three (two of them are computerized). One that sounds like GO Buses and TTC Flexity's. An example would be "Jack Layton Way, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare" on a C or A unit. The other is a nasally-sounding woman. Her example would be "Mortimer Avenue, Michael Garron Hospital." Or even "Dockside Drive." ---- I was on a Barrie train just yesterday and had the CSA do his bit from 5 mins before until we left Union and the bit after departure. I wasn't exactly a fan of Ava, mainly because I couldn't hear the lady at all. Sadly, the volume needs to be turned up, regardless if there's a "Quiet Zone" that may be an issue to some.
  5. TTC: 5136-5137 on Line 2 with the electronic signs installed and the loud TR-ish chimes. ..more like trumpets.
  6. TTC: 5355 on Line 2 showing COLLEGE on the roll sign.
  7. So I managed to catch an updated Ride Guide Lite in print on a Wilson unit today and I am digging the design. Al of the expresses and rocket routes have been added. Including the 199 restructuring have been added. While I'm not exactly expecting inch-by-inch precise routing to be shown on this simplified map, the 199B around Alness (SB) and Dufferin (NB) has not been properly depicted despite the route map showing it. Might not matter if there aren't stops en route. *Out of all eight major post-secondary institutions, George Brown College was the only school that was nowhere to be found. One reason I'm thought before was just no room as even the main campus is in in tight space, but they managed to get it in there. *The restructured routes 514, 72B and 121 has been added. *97C has been added. *They now show all the routes entering Humber College North Campus. *25's split at Don Mills Station has been added plus the 25A. ** 22A: While yes, the 22A goes to Queen, it does still utilize Eastern and Cowell to return northbound. The way they have this piece of route done, it appears as all service runs on Queen both ways. Lastly, they gave this a Winter 2017 designation. So should we expect a Summer 2017 5-6 months from now? Yes I am at a bar. Gone to bevy up now.
  8. Thanks for that historical reminder. Very informative actually! For sure you would have added here it had it been up there, I was just more sure that it would have been there based on all the shifting from time to time. Then the odd special sighting out of nowhere. Side note, I have been passing by Davisville quite often lately, have not seen those two pairs, but 5004-5005 have been sitting outside on Track 6(?) for about a week now with a few more T1's inside the carhouse, where I'm completely unable to see the unit numbers from the mainline. So I'm not sure if 5000-5001 cars are still there as backups.
  9. Okay, I'll bite. 108 *Hullmar should be separate from Jane. Maybe the 108A via Grandravine could service it so that 35 Jane will stay and focus on Jane only (aside from Steeles), unless the majority on Hullmar relies on service via Jane. If not, then 108A would be an idea. Maybe even it giving it its own route name and number. 103 Grandravine sounds reasonably close the other routes in the 100-series as well such as 101 and routes 104-108. The 74 Mt. Pleasant can just continue it's "temporary" routing from St. Clair to Doncliffe. 107 *North of Finch West Station, the 107 should service that next street south of where it already turns now off of Keele just to avoid this unnecessary duplication along the road. I feel like these industrial areas are usually deep to walk from the transit sometimes (usually 10+ minutes). *South of Finch West Station, keep the initial detour routing of Toro and Tangiers until it meets with the 199B into the subway. Again, the Keele duplication, the 107 should be focused to the industrial areas while 41+ does Keele. Maybe Maybe name change to 107 Keele Industrial, 107 Petrolia or 107 St. Regis or something else along those lines. 186 *Renumber 186 Wilson Rocket to 196. More of a nitpick item, but hey since it's available.... 60 *While I feel the 60E should stay the same as is now, pre-subway extension, by stopping at selected stops, I can't figure out why the change nor what to improve on. The majority of riders on the 60 is indeed east of Jane or even Keele. I am curious to know how the ridership pattern will change with two subway connections, probably similar to all the other horizontal routes to the south.
  10. Sorry to re-hash an old topic. 5000-5001 along with 5330-5331 was likely (although unconfirmed) on Sheppard on Friday, as I spotted it on Track 3 at Davisville in the evening. The shocking thing is to me, is that there hasn't been a sighting that has been up there anywhere in this forum when I took a search, although I'm sure 5000-5001 have been up in the line countless times over the 14+ years. Hopefully it's still up there or as a backup for the weekend.
  11. At least two yes. But let's say... seven.
  12. Yes. Except Christmas and New Years Day.
  13. That I cannot be too certain, but one thing I'll add is that she has siblings as well. This one for the most part is running the winter season going forward instead of the trolleys. Since its purchase in November, it was released in December without decals for the better part of the month as soon as it was painted from blue to red. Decals were only applied sometime over the last few days or so.
  14. Look familiar? It had a past.