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  1. Does anyone know why Transit App can no longer track the subway lines? A few months ago they had an alert saying that it was a temporary problem or something, but that notice is gone and there are still no live next train times. Transsee can still track, but is around 3-4 mins or so ahead of real life.
  2. Does anyone find the Proterra interior cabin noise to be deafening? As the bus goes over bumps on the road, the vibrations cause panel clattering which echoes throughout, rivalling the clatter of some NG's nowadays.
  3. Hand sanitizer stations at the two centre doors on streetcars. The short distance between the metal housing and the nozzle makes it a little hard to use as it causes a lot of hand contact with them. Of course not the biggest deal if you're sanitizing anyways but the housing can be a little messy as seen.
  4. You have to consider that not everyone has the opportunity - time, money, resources, support, to learn a language to the point of fluency. For you to automatically assume they have no desire or willingness is very intolerant of you, despite being an immigrant yourself. Not everyone comes here on an equal footing.
  5. I would imagine that more visible law enforcement presence would help. People act out more when they think they will face no consequences. Of course it won't eliminate all the riff-raff, but it may cause people to think twice before doing their unsavoury activity.
  6. Overhead problem at St. Clair West Station since at least the early afternoon; initially they were turning streetcars back west at Oakwood loop and cars east of it were stranded, pantos down. Buses were running the entire length of the route it appeared (Signs said Keele and St Clair Stn). Later in the day the TTC stated that streetcars have been removed altogether from the route and were running shuttles while repairs were being done over the rest of the day. 33/90/126 looping via local streets, shuttles serving street level stops at SCW. Photo is of stranded 4578 around 2 PM.
  7. There is also the fact that many riders especially those who have alternative options, may opt to not ride like sardines again, at least for a while.
  8. I was picturing that north of Pioneer Village, only one train will be moving at a time, and only on the SB track.. So one train dwells on the VMC platform, and once the next train pulls into the other platform the dwelling train will depart southbound. I don't travel that stretch so I don't know about the regular travel times.
  9. Interesting, single track operation during maintenance, instead of an early closure. http://ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/Apr_27-30_VMC-Pioneer_Village.jsp
  10. That has been happening since the first day of ATC being extended to Queen. I've also noticed something similar at NB St Clair West in the recent couple of weeks, if the preceding train had gone into the centre track (even if a few mins ago). Otherwise it's a normal smooth stop.
  11. Technically not allowed, since the transfer is supposed to be obtained when and where you had paid your fare. But of course, the machine is just sitting there available for use. Not valid for re-entry into subway system refers to not going through the station's fare line using the transfer ie) Showing the collector
  12. For something that is given with each Presto fare payment, reliable information about the two-hour transfer within the company is severely lacking... still. The ambiguously worded answers don't help either. https://twitter.com/MetroManTO/status/1233911063667605504?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1233914619250511874&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.redditmedia.com%2Fmediaembed%2Ffbokrk%3Fresponsive%3Dtrue%26is_nightmode%3Dfalse
  13. Apparently the turn from King to Sumach is still causing noise issues... and noise mitigation mods are only in place on 10 cars https://www.cp24.com/news/noise-from-504a-cherry-streetcar-has-become-unbearable-for-some-corktown-residents-wong-tam-1.4826624
  14. I did state the TTC does indeed say when GO protocol is in effect. However in my experience it is rarely broadcast over the PA- especially in enough detail, which is what I assume you are referring to. In other news, apparently there have been two instances where dewirements have led to a trolley shoe being flung into a seniors home dining room adjacent to Roncy. A TTC streetcar catapulted a metal part through a seniors-home window in January. It wasn’t the first time
  15. So with GO protocol during service suspensions, it's pretty much decided on the fly which stations are included in the protocol, and can change (not too customer friendly). So you need to have a smartphone to catch the updates, or be at a subway station to read the station's screens for the service alerts which hopefully would say. Don't be caught riding past the designated stations or you will be considered to not have valid proof of payment. As the others have said, the proper procedure is to have tapped on the TTC wherever, and board the GO Train without tapping. If you haven't tapped yet as you were going to enter the subway station from the street, just tap the reader at the fare line, turn around and head to the adjoining GO station and don't tap there. The fare inspector checking you will see a TTC tap and as long as you're riding within the designated stations (again, arbitrarily decided on the fly), you're good. This procedure is also not posted anywhere or communicated to the public, and the only way I learned of this recently was scouring Twitter...
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