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  1. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Nah 30 ain't enough, they want another 30 for a total of 60! They'll suppose to approve that for next board. Check out this tweet https://twitter.com/ON_PublicTrnsit/status/988517492992630784 I don't remember if it was mention before, Arrow, MtD and Eglinton are getting the electric buses.
  2. TTC Service Changes

    It now says on the blog via Gerrard as the 135 is cut back to VP operating in Scarborough only. I think this is the right move to avoid delays on left turns to and from Danforth.
  3. TTC in the news

    I'm not too sure about this. The TTC claimed only 1/3 of the routes are suitable. Considering most routes have buses starting around 6am and return to the garage by 8pm, that's 14 hours. We'll give it 10% spare juice in case of any detour and such. I'll assume the bus won't drain any of the battery. Doing the math (250 km*0.9)/14 hr = 16.07km/h. This means routes operating below 16 km/h average would be suitable for battery operate buses. This would put almost all full day service 6am-2am out of reach for battery buses as they'll have to operate below 11.25 km/h to be suitable. Many routes won't work. Let's look at some routes for AM rush/midday/PM rush average speeds from the service summary: Downtown routes: 6A Bay: 11.8/10.7/10.0 PASSED 94A Wellesley: 13.0/12.8/10.7 PASSED 121A Fort York-Esplande: 12.4/12.4/10.2 PASSED Urban to suburb routes: 7 Bathurst: 12.7/14.9/11.7 PASSED 26 Dupont: 15.3/16.8/14.3 PASSED 29A/C Dufferin: 13.7/12.9/11.0 PASSED 32A Eglinton West: 16.4/16.5/14.1 PASSED 33 Forest Hill: 10.8/10.8/10.8 PASSED Suburb routes: 23 Dawes: 19.9/19.5/17.6 FAILED 25B Don Mills: 19.1/18.2/16.2 FAILED 25C Don Mills: 21.2/23.5/19.9 FAILED 30A Lambton: 20.8/22.5/20.8 FAILED 34A Eglinton East: 15.2/15.4/14.6 PASSED 35A Jane: 17.9/18.6/15.8 FAILED 36A Finch West: 14.8/14.9/13.8 PASSED 37B Islington: 23.8/24.0/21.0 FAILED Most suburb routes would fail for many full day service (6am-8pm). Only routes with heavy loading such as the 29 Dufferin or the 36 Finch West would work well by distance. Of course the question would be are these buses able to keep up with constantly crush load routes. The 190 Scarborough Centre Rocket would need a bus capable of 300km, the 37B Islington would need 375km while the 192 Airport rocket would need 650km for 14 hours.
  4. TTC in the news

    Hydro companies do not want TTC to be charging buses during the day. They prefer all charging to be done overnight when demand is low. TTC wouldn't want to pay a higher rate to be charging buses in the day when they don't need to. They also only have about 3-4 hours to charge them which might not be enough for a full charge.
  5. TTC CLRV/ALRV retirements

    The refurbished ALRV haven't been proven reliable. The ALRV fleet's MDBF haven't gone up. It's time to stop spending taxpayers money and axe them already. They only rebuild a handful of them.
  6. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    They might have to convert the entire network to trolley buses and streetcars if they discover these new battery and hybrid buses suck.
  7. TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    The PR for the electric buses is scheduled for Monday morning at MtD. My guess is these two would be there for show and tell.
  8. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Found that presentation from November. https://www.ttc.ca/About_the_TTC/Commission_reports_and_information/Commission_meetings/2017/November_13/Reports/2018-2040 Bus Green Technology Plan Presentation(November 20.pdf#page=22 Yes, TTC doesn't plan to buy anymore clean diesel buses. They aren't approve buying more buses till 2021. The 68 artics aren't happening in 2020-21 as of this plan. Yet that changed now and they managed somehow want to buy 30 more electric buses.
  9. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    They should start handing out $500 fines for illegal entries. They don't want people walking on the bus roadway for good reasons. You don't walk though the streetcar tunnel to get to Spadina station cause you have a metropass? It would be consider trespassing for walking on the roadway cause TTC don't want you there.
  10. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I'm glad they didn't make it a branch of the 12.
  11. Well... TTC changes fleet planing like a girl changes clothes.
  12. Bmount still needs more new novas to replace all the slowboxes.
  13. Streetcar News

    That's not correct, the 126 Christie enters and exits the ROW at Vaughan Rd and serve curb stops till Christie St. The St Clair ROW west of Vaughan Rd and East of Spadina Rd was never designed for bus operations. It's not just the poles but the width and the possibly of a rough ride when a bus falls off the edge of the raised concrete. The intersection at Spadina wasn't designed for buses to enter or exit the ROW onto St Clair. It makes it very difficult for 512 shuttle buses to use the underground terminal at SCW.
  14. TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    YRT, GO, MiWay and Brampton Transit are sometimes sent there too. The buses move back to the original division after the work is done, it's not a movement.
  15. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Here, it says it right in the service summary: http://www.ttc.ca/PDF/Transit_Planning/Service Summary_2018-04-01.pdf#page=69 9200-9239 is listed as built in 2018
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