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  1. 63 Ossington

    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    Anti-icing for the overhead wasn't the most effective for today..
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    Streetcar News

    Panto overhead repairs on St. Clair over two weekends.. wonder what the issue is.
  3. 63 Ossington

    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    Does anyone know what the slow order is SB on Line 1 south of Dupont Stn, clearing about midway to the Spadina crossover? It's not stacking on the approach to St. George as regular speed (or at least series power) is run without further interference from there on. The backup isn't as bad as before, with trains generally crawling/stopping only after the final curve on the approach to the descent into Dupont. But the slow order appears to be ~15km/h and has reappeared after disappearing during the latter half of last week.
  4. 63 Ossington

    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    All the 512 cars were changed to NIS and pulled off the line en masse at about 7 AM from both directions. By that time some shuttles were running but not nearly enough. What are the reasons for pulling all streetcars off of some lines?
  5. 63 Ossington

    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    This morning just before 8, SB155 run (578X set) became disabled in the tunnel just south of Eglinton West, with an air hose leak (maybe more) in at least two cars; 5783, and from hearing the noise, the tail car (5786?). Limped into St. Clair West in manual mode (the two front indicator lights were flashing), offloaded on the SB platform and limped into the centre track. No trains were short turned at SCW despite the delay lasting over 20 mins, but an overcrowding unsafe was implemented SB SCW, and SB St. George which was rammed. The NB direction seemed to be sparsely occupied with trains too, only a few passed and they all held for a while NB. No PA announcements or delay notices were made about this delay, which was concurrent with the EA at SB Osgoode (which had each letter of its name read out by the automated announcer), the door delay at Pape, and the signal problems at Warden.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    External vehicle cameras to be activated on the 28th.
  7. 63 Ossington

    TTC in the news

    Riders are less likely to stomach the fare increase well (as well as a fare increase will ever be received at least), as the perceived value of service received for their fare paid will be poorer.
  8. 63 Ossington

    TTC in the news

    TTC to recommend 10 cent (non-cash) fare increase this year What a time to reveal it, with crippled Line 1 service.
  9. 63 Ossington

    PRESTO - GTA Discussion

    This is the case for the smaller self-reloaders; the full-service machines require you to select "Load/query card" on the screen after depositing your card into the pocket.
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    PRESTO - GTA Discussion

    You're misreading the stats; you're quoting the numbers of only one station (Bloor-Yonge). Here is a more comprehensive subway stat sheet: https://www.ttc.ca/PDF/Transit_Planning/Subway ridership - 2018.pdf
  11. 63 Ossington

    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    Still ongoing... this morning the EA at SB Eglinton West opened up the congestion from St. Clair West, with no train for around 10 mins. On board the first short turned train, it was clear sailing... only to entering Dupont Station, and then we caught up to the tail of the ebbing congestion. Speaking of congestion, this afternoon just after 4 my bus took 12 mins to go up the western portal from St. Clair West...
  12. If there is no reason to ie) stop is not impacted by changing construction/roadwork activity nearby then I don't know why the stop would be moved either.. as that is usually the reason to move a stop. Okay, poor wording on my part - I thought it was established that if the right lane was plugged by parked cars it would be less unsafe. But I meant if a bus chose to not pull into the curb lane and decided to be a streetcar by staying on the tracks, and stopping curb-lane traffic by opening its doors to service the stop that way.
  13. Should be the cab supervisor of the division responsible for the route. And for streetcar replacement shuttles, I have never seen any act like a streetcar, servicing a curbside stop from the left lane - there's absolutely no reason for doing that as it is unnecessarily unsafe. The only times are when it's an island stop.
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    TTC Delays and Disruptions

    Restricted speed zone in effect NB Union to King, crippling Line 1 rush hour service up to SB St. Clair West, sometimes beyond. Backed up trains crawling and stopping at almost every signal... Supposedly awaiting rail replacement along the curve. But on Wednesday AM there was also a "track problem" SB between Queen and King (I believe) creating a restricted speed zone there too, probably not related. Also even before the Union-King slow order, SB between Dupont and Spadina there seems to be a restricted speed zone north of the crossover which backed trains up to St. Clair West too, and still appears to be in effect.
  15. 63 Ossington

    PRESTO - GTA Discussion

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/man-with-developmental-disability-anxious-about-presto-1.4952498 The article quotes Heather Brown saying the TTC is exploring displaying presto balances on reader screens.. interesting.. (And the main topic being that some readers still decline people's cards even though they have sufficient money on them)