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63 Ossington

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  1. Yes, TCC is the Transit Control Centre, and there was a typo by me; the call was made as it was leaving Davisville. The train was still signed to Finch when I boarded. Extra runs are usually 19X-numbered though, if I recall correctly. The train following was several minutes behind still, and after loading the offloaded passengers, it was a ~80% full standing load, and following the train behind it was a 12-minute gap. The reasons I could think of is (I'm literally just guessing here) there was no break crew available (if Eglinton is still the break changeover station), or it was put in there to fill in a gap (either one coming up in the SB direction, or to reverse into the 12-minute NB gap).
  2. 142 run today was sent OOS into the pocket track around 11:45 AM today; announcement from the crew indicated that it was a late call by TCC as it was leading leaving Davisville. EDIT: Typo
  3. These have been popping up since a few months ago. They're supposed to be used in conjunction with full-rail network maps placed in the portrait ad racks beside the doors but those have been rarely put in place so far. I have no idea for what's in store for Line 1.
  4. Strange sequence of events right now; a fire investigation suspended the BD between Islington and Ossington 20 mins ago, clear within 3 minutes according to delay notice timestamps. Then 3 minutes later a power failure occurs Islington to Ossington, reported to be unknown cause. Delay is ongoing. EDIT: Clear again as of 7:09 PM...
  5. Last Friday afternoon there was a delay I believe in the Harbourfront tunnel, first reported as a mechanical issue then overhead repairs, lasting several hours. Does anyone know what happened?
  6. From the westbound track yes, into SB Museum. The eastbound track leads into Yonge Stn.
  7. Yesterday around 5:15 PM the entire downtown U of Line 1 was suspended for roughly 10 mins (St.George to Bloor-Yonge); initially announced as a mechanical problem, then a power failure. Does anyone know what happened?
  8. How does the TTC get away with subway car maps or service disruption posters, or station information boards?
  9. On regular bus/subway routes where you are in a fare-paid vehicle, I can see that, but on POP streetcar routes which are not fare-paid vehicles, what will the fare inspector see and do when they inspect your Presto card? On for the TTC, this is a grey area on the customer's front as such a situation is not explicitly addressed anywhere I have seen. However on Viva, it apparently is the case. That being said, I do recognize the TTC is not Viva and policy can very well be different. From http://bit.ly/1GBoA0w From the Two-Hour transfer page of the TTC site:
  10. How I understand it is that it will require an extra step for the fare inspector verifying your valid fare which could prolong the inspection just a bit. And as for the tapping at 1h 58 min, I believe that you would be in violation at 30 mins into that ride - as your fare expires at 2h; you are supposed to complete your trip within the 2h.
  11. People are even reluctant to pay $3.25 to ride a fully functional CLRV.
  12. The first cameras appeared on a T1 a couple of years ago; why is it taking so long to install them? Not even sure if the ones installed are even active.
  13. What in tarnation? Metrolinx offered to reinstate GO bus service to York on condition school pay $800,000 to students
  14. Anti-icing for the overhead wasn't the most effective for today..
  15. Panto overhead repairs on St. Clair over two weekends.. wonder what the issue is.
  16. 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.
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. External vehicle cameras to be activated on the 28th.
  20. 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.
  21. TTC to recommend 10 cent (non-cash) fare increase this year What a time to reveal it, with crippled Line 1 service.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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...
  25. 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.
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