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  1. Xtrazsteve

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    That's normal. There's a school run that does that, arrives at Kipling and deadheads to Jane for the 35.
  2. Xtrazsteve

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    The 52 has been running with Vision buses since a couple months ago. Switching to Wilson haven't change that fact. Occasionally non vision 8300s end up on the 52+952 with the high requirements of over 50 runs in PM rush.
  3. Should we all be surprised it arrived at arrow?
  4. Xtrazsteve

    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    The novas don't have to replace them one for one. They are much newer and more reliable. Plus, there only ~80 OGs in service. It makes perfect sense for the 8400s and 8510s to get Vision installed at Bmount and zero sense to move Vision buses to a garage that supervisors can't even communicate with them. Who knows what will happen in a year time. Things could be shuffled around. I suggest you don't 100% believe in anything you heard till you see it.
  5. Xtrazsteve

    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    Bmount would just get all the 8510s which don't have Vision and still normally being dispatched on the 46 and 927. I wouldn't be surprised that the east end would be completely Orion VII free by the end of next year when most of the 1500s and 1700s hybrids are done.
  6. Xtrazsteve

    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    More like 3.4 million km given it's age of 30 years of service. Maybe that's a little high but definitely would be a lot higher than 1.4 million.
  7. Xtrazsteve

    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    I don't see this overcapacity a major issue. It's pretty normal they need 30-50 buses for the rebuild program. It was the same when they were rebuilding the hybrids at Arrow. The Arrow didn't send out it's 3100s right away when they received them and had a lot more buses at the time. The artics would be next for rebuild after the 8300s next year and into 2020.
  8. Xtrazsteve

    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    They also lost a lot of artics.
  9. Xtrazsteve

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Fast and smooth opening unlike previous series too.
  10. Xtrazsteve

    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    The remaining of those will retire and replace by the 8400s/8500s. It looks more and more like Bmount will run all novas soon.
  11. Xtrazsteve

    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    Bmount isn't getting vision till much later. The 8100s will stay at Wilson for who knows how long. Since they started with the 8100s, they'll finish all of it at the same time. Older 40 ft novas haven't gotten them retrofitted yet.
  12. Xtrazsteve

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Traffic isn't that bad between Roncy and Dufferin. They could just run the 508 in mix traffic and it'll be a lot more reliable than the current 501. To make this work, they'll have to run the 508 very frequently. It'll need a different terminal than the 501L or 504A to avoid getting blocked at loops. They should build that Park Lawn Loop and run the 508 between there and Parliament, not Cherry to avoid blocking the 504A.
  13. Xtrazsteve

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Where's this BRT going? To Long Branch or downtown. There's no space for a VIVA rapidway down Queen or the problem would be solved already. It also takes 3 years and half a billion to install those white elephant rapidway. If they extend the King pilot project all the way to Roncesvalles and operate the 508 again, that would provide a big relief between Humber Bay and downtown. It's the only cheap and effective solution right now. Buses aren't sustainable in the long run. King has a limitation too. Eventually they'll have to build a direct rail link to downtown.
  14. Xtrazsteve

    TTC Orion VII Movement List

    These are there probably for Vision installation too. There's a lot of movement with these two projects ongoing. Any unit with vision would stay in the west end till vision installation progresses to the east side.
  15. Xtrazsteve

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Forget bus service. Either focus on getting better GO train service or build the waterfront west LRT with a tunnel east of the EX. I really don't see how extending the 509 to Humber Bay work either. It's just too slow for long distance. Transit is really weak at Humber Bay area. I'm surprise it's getting all the development and all governments are ignoring it.
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