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  1. Gil

    MiWay

    No one seems to have documented the March 2, 2020 Service Changes. The most significant o them being the extension of all overnight 19 HURONTARIO service (have the 2 and 17 been officially assigned names aside from the obvious HURONTARIO SOUTH and HURONTARIO NORTH which not only make for a long route name, but additionally redundant names when factoring in the route direction as they've done with the documentation here) to the Hwy. 407 Terminal. Service Changes Effective: Mar. 2, 2020 Planned service changes based on customer feedback are scheduled to occur every 6 to 8 weeks throughout the year. Below are schedule and routing changes that will take effect on Mar 2, 2020. 1 Dundas East Weekday eastbound departure time from South Common Centre will change from 7:58 p.m. to 7:57 p.m. 3 Bloor East Weekday schedules will change. 3 Bloor West Weekday schedules will change. 4 Sherway Gardens East Weekday departure time from Dundas Street at Wolfedale Road will change from 4:53 a.m. to 4:52 a.m. 4 Sherway Gardens West Stop 0700 located at Confederation Parkway north of Queensway West will no longer be serviced by Route 4 Sherway Gardens West. Use alternate stop 3198 located at Queensway West at Confederation Parkway. 5 Dixie North Weekday schedules will change. 5 Dixie South Weekday schedules will change. 7 Airport North Weekday departure time from City Centre Transit Terminal will change from 5:35 p.m. to 5:37 p.m. 8 Cawthra North Weekday departure time from Port Credit GO will change from 5:46 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. 9 Rathburn-Thomas East Stop 2970 located at Rathburn Road east of Confederation Parkway will no longer be serviced by Route 9 Rathburn-Thomas. Use alternate stop 0851 located at Rathburn Road at Confederation Parkway. 11 Westwood North Weekday schedules will change. 11 Westwood South Weekday schedules will change. 13 Glen Erin North Weekday departure time from Clarkson GO will change from 9:04 p.m. to 9:08 p.m. 13 Glen Erin South Weekday departure times from Meadowvale Town Centre will change: 12:54 a.m. changed to 12:53 a.m. 8:14 p.m. changed to 8:18 p.m. 9:53 p.m. changed to 9:57 p.m. 15 Drew East Weekday departure time from Airport Road at Hull Street will change from 5:07 a.m. to 5:05 a.m. Weekday departure time from Cardiff Boulevard at Lorimar Road will change from 10:05 a.m. to 10:07 a.m. 15 Drew West Weekday departure times from Westwood Square will change: 5:19 a.m. changed to 5:17 a.m. 5:40 a.m. changed to 5:38 a.m. 16 Malton South Weekday departure times from Westwood Square will change to improve a connection with Route 24 Northwest: 5:05 a.m. changed to 5:04 a.m. 6:05 a.m. changed to 6:04 a.m. 19 Hurontario North Weekday late night schedules will change. Late night trips will be extended from Britannia Road to the 407 Park and Ride and Hurontario Street to extend 24-hour service along the entire route. 19 Hurontario South Weekday late night schedules will change. Late night trips will be extended from Britannia Road to the 407 Park and Ride and Hurontario Street to extend 24-hour service along the entire route. 20 Rathburn East Weekday departure time from Erindale GO will change from 5:44 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Stop 2970 located at Rathburn Road east of Confederation Parkway will no longer be serviced by Route 20 Rathburn. Use alternate stop 0851 located at Rathburn Road at Confederation Parkway. 22 Finch East Saturday and Sunday schedules will change. Weekday departure time from Westwood Square will change from 12:37 a.m. to 12:43 a.m. to improve connections at Westwood Square. 22 Finch West Saturday and Sunday schedules will change. Weekday departure time from Etobicoke Hospital will change from 12:52 a.m. to 12:58 a.m. to improve connections at Westwood Square.. 23 Lakeshore East Weekday departure times from Clarkson GO will change: 9:26 a.m. changed to 9:25 a.m. 12:02 a.m. changed to 12:03 a.m. 23 Lakeshore West Weekday departure times from Long Branch GO will change: 12:39 a.m. changed to 12:40 a.m. 8:46 a.m. changed to 8:45 a.m. 11:27 p.m. changed to 11:28 p.m. 24 Northwest South Weekday departure time from Westwood Square will change to improve a connection with Route 16 Malton: 5:51 a.m. changed to 5:54 a.m. 28 Confederation North Saturday schedules will change. Stop 2970 located at Rathburn Road east of Confederation Parkway will no longer be serviced by Route 28 Confederation. Use alternate stop 3289 located at Confederation Parkway at Rathburn Road. 28 Confederation South Saturday schedules will change. 29 Park Royal-Homelands North Weekday departure time from Clarkson GO will change from 5:31 p.m. to 5:43 p.m. 32 Lisgar GO North Weekday schedules will change. 32 Lisgar GO South Weekday schedules will change. 36 Colonial-Ridgeway North Stop 0944 located at Ridgeway Drive at Bertrand Road Walkway will be reinstated for service. 38 Creditview North Weekday departure time from Glengarry Road at Dundas Street will change from 3:39 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. 38 Creditview South Weekday departure time from Meadowvale Town Centre will change from 6:57 a.m. to 6:55 a.m. 39 Britannia East Stop 3024 located at Derry Road West of Terragar Boulevard will be moved 130 meters east to improve the safety of the left hand turn from Derry Road onto Lisgar Drive. 43 Matheson-Argentia North Weekday schedules will change. 43 Matheson-Argentia South Weekday schedules will change. 44 Mississauga Road South Weekday departure time from Meadowvale Town Centre will change from 6:21 a.m. to 6:20 a.m. 49 McDowell East Weekday departure time from McDowell Drive at Churchill Meadows Boulevard will change from 9:19 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. 49 McDowell West Weekday departure time from Erin Mills Town Centre will change from 3:13 p.m. to 3:12 p.m. Weekday departure time from Streetsville GO will change from 5:30 p.m. to 5:29 p.m. 53 Kennedy North Weekday departure time from Hurontario Street at Central Parkway will change from 11:02 p.m. to 11:03 p.m. 53 Kennedy South Weekday departure time from Hurontario Street and the 407 Park and Ride will change from 11:34 p.m. to 11:36 p.m. 61 Mavis South Stop 2970 located at Rathburn Road east of Confederation Parkway will no longer be serviced by Route 61 Mavis. Use alternate stop 0851 located at Rathburn Road at Confederation Parkway. 67 Streetsville GO North Weekday schedules will change. 67 Streetsville GO South Weekday schedules will change. Weekday departure times from Streetsville GO will change: 6:18 p.m. changed to 6:30 p.m. 6:42 p.m. changed to 6:45 p.m. 68 Terry Fox South Weekday departure time from Creditview Road north of Britannia Road will change from 12:41 a.m. to 12:43 a.m. Stop 2970 located at Rathburn Road east of Confederation Parkway will no longer be serviced by Route 68 Terry Fox. Use alternate stop 2585 located at Rathburn Road at Living Arts Drive. 70 Keaton East Weekday departure time from Matheson Boulevard west of Hurontario Street will change from 3:45 p.m. to 3:46 p.m. 71 Sheridan-Subway East Weekday schedules will change. 71 Sheridan-Subway West Weekday schedules will change. 76 City Centre-Subway West Weekday departure times from Islington Subway will change: 5:35 p.m. changed to 5:39 p.m. 5:44 p.m. changed to 5:48 p.m. 76 City Centre-Subway East Weekday departure times from the City Centre Transit Terminal will change: 5:38 p.m. changed to 5:40 p.m. 5:54 p.m. changed to 5:57 p.m. 6:10 p.m. changed to 6:14 p.m. 6:26 p.m. changed to 6:30 p.m. 6:42 p.m. changed to 6:45 p.m. 6:58 p.m. changed to 7:00 p.m. 7:14 p.m. changed to 7:15 p.m. 90 Terragar-Copenhagen West Stop 3024 located at Derry Road West of Terragar Boulevard will be moved 130 meters east to improve safety. 100 Airport Express East Weekday departure time from the Winston Churchill Transitway Station will change from 4:00 a.m. to 3:58 a.m. 101 Dundas Express East Weekday schedules will change. 101 Dundas Express West Weekday schedules will change. 110 University Express North Weekday departure time from Clarkson GO will change from 8:01 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. 110 University Express South Weekday departure times from City Centre Transit Terminal will change: 4:00 p.m. changed to 4:01 p.m. 7:36 p.m. changed to 7:38 p.m. 8:15 p.m. changed to 8:17 p.m. 8:45 p.m. changed to 8:46 p.m. 309 St. Joseph-Rathburn South Stop 2970 located at Rathburn Road east of Confederation Parkway will no longer be serviced by Route 309 St. Joseph-Rathburn. Use alternate stop 0851 located at Rathburn Road at Confederation Parkway. MiWay is also relaunching its website on March 31. The biggest change is incorporating Metrolinx's Trip Planner as the MiWay default.
  2. Looks an awful lot like the Boston T symbol! Perhaps at stops that are served by multiple agencies it would serve as a unifying feature (now how do you decide what order to put the individual agencies?). What I'd also like to see (and this may be straying from GO, but certainly within Metrolinx' mandate) is some sort of either co-operation/harmonization with stop ID info or a universal number to call to get transit stop information. Stops shared by MiWay and Brampton Transit have to list both stop IDs and the number to call to get that information. Include the schedule(s) for other agencies when you call either number or at least give the stop the same number for all agencies. It's a far cry from YRT and Brampton Transit where the latter isn't even acknowledged. It'd be nice to see the Züm buses show up on the Viva Station screens, especially along the VIVA Orange route where they overlap and essentially combine for better service. Currently on the Triplinx site you can't enter a stop by its stop ID, which leaves you having to enter the intersection. The list doesn't distinguish the direction at the intersection though leading to a 50/50 guess as to which stop to choose to get the schedule you're looking for. Their maps will show you individual transit stops as well, but won't identify them with the individual agency stop ID.
  3. I think the plan was to have some sort of transit terminal at the new hospital on the north side of Major Mackenzie. It makes more sense to use the Hospital as the terminal as it's used year-round, though Wonderland has now been planning events throughout the year.
  4. Gil

    MiWay

    Are the stop announcements tied to GPS or something else like mileage or time? I was on a bus last night (Wednesday) that was announcing the stops in order but at the wrong point along the route. The bus was not tracking on Transit55, so I'm wondering if they're not GPS based unless they were having issues last night.
  5. I'm still not sure if the installation of display boards at the bus platforms at Erindale GO is a pilot project or part of a wider rollout. They've progressed beyond the concrete bases and appear like the ones at YRT bus terminals. Even the MiWay stops are getting them. Just wondering who will be in charge of programming/feeding the data to the displays. There also appears to be a single larger display screen (likely a colour screen similar to Square One or what's used for train info) in the middle of the station grounds. Smaller colour screens at the bus stops would be overkill where an LED one would suffice. It would make sense hopefully that the bus info will be included in the display screens for train departures. No point in having 2 separate screens, right?!
  6. Pardon the blurry photo of 4405 but it had left Lambton Yard by Wednesday morning so I couldn't get a better shot of it.
  7. 4405 (? I know it ended in a 05) is now sitting at Lambton Yard as of this morning (around 9:15am). South side of the yard right next to the through tracks around Runnymede. Given its location, getting a photo of it may be tricky if you're not on a train passing the yard. I won't be riding the train home tonight, but if it's still there tomorrow (and I get a decent seat) I'll try and get a photo.
  8. Gil

    MiWay

    An overnight fatal accident has closed the intersection of Eglinton and Mavis. Along with the ensuing traffic spilling over onto Creditview and McLaughlin routes 34, 35, 61 and 87 are being detoured. The Alert page is only specific for the 61 southbound detour routing: Route 61 (South) Attn all OP due to a road closure on Eglington and Mavis Please use the following detour Route 61 South From Eglington Right on Winterton Left on Hetherleigh Ave. Cross Eglington onto Sandford Farm Dr. Left on White Clover Right on Mavis Route 61 Due to road closure on Eglington and Mavis all routes are detoured from area,,,affected routes are 34, 35, 61 and 87 all direction...no bus stops serviced in the intersection due to road closure...Please go to previous intersection. Based on tracking from Transit55.ca the affected routes are using some combination of Guildwood, Winterton, Heatherleigh, Sandford Farm, White Clover and Huntington Ridge. Why isn't this information posted as well? (Side observation, Guildwood and Winterton are the only streets that don't change names when crossing an arterial road.)
  9. Gil

    MiWay

    Happy New Year everyone! Tonight could be the last time the 7 AIRPORT and will be the last time 34 CREDIT VALLEY will be offering New Year's Eve service with it being slated to be truncated or eliminated in 2020. If they replace it with the 35 EGLINTON will they force people travelling from Celebration Square to Malton to transfer at Islington/Kipling unless they add the 107 MALTON EXPRESS or 42 DERRY. Why is the 23 LAKESHORE split into two different routes at Port Credit GO? Due to the road closures around Celebration Square, the 26 BURNHAMTHORPE is effectively running on the weekend/holiday routing. Technically, New Year's Day is a holiday so do they switch the routing over? Route Direction Departing From Stop Number Last Trip 1 Dundas East Vega Boulevard 1661 2:52 am West Islington Subway Bus Terminal – Platform E 1303 4:05 am 3 Bloor East City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform G 1403 3:15 am West Islington Subway Bus Terminal – Platform B 3150 4:05 am 5 Dixie* South Eglinton Avenue at Dixie Road 2008 2:45 am North Long Branch GO Station - Platform A 0446 3:16 am 7 Airport South Westwood Square Bus Terminal – Platform C 2853 3:35 am North City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform K 0766 3:37 am 10 Bristol-Britannia South Meadowvale Town Centre – Platform J 2266 4:09 am North City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform O 0597 3:55 am 11 Westwood South Westwood Square Bus Terminal – Platform J 2848 3:34 am North Islington Subway Bus Terminal – Platform B 3150 4:08 am 13 Glen Erin South Meadowvale Town Centre – Platform F 0780 2:59 am North Clarkson GO - Platform 5 0101 3:23 am 19 Hurontario* South Hurontario Street at Britannia Road 1968 4:35 am North Port Credit GO – Platform 6 0342 4:37 am 23 Lakeshore * East Clarkson GO – Platform 7 0139 3:41 am West Port Credit GO – Platform 7 0314 3:48 am East Port Credit GO – Platform 8 0348 3:56 am West Longbranch GO – Platform A 0446 2:48 am 26 Burnhamthorpe East South Common Centre – Platform K 1089 3:32 am West Islington Subway – Platform D 1306 4:18 am 34 Credit Valley East Erin Mills Town Centre – Platform B 3402 4:05 am West City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform K 0766 4:47 am 61 Mavis* South Mavis Road at Derry Road 1138 4:53 am North City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform I 0664 5:19 am 66 McLaughlin South Sheridan College Davis Campus (Brampton) 6624 3:48 am North City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform H 0364 3:48 am Work is already underway for the next round of MiWay5. Currently there's a public survey seeking input. Here's their timeline to getting it out for implementation: Study announcement MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025 has finished this stage Oct 2019 Data collection/existing system evaluation MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025 has finished this stage Oct to Dec 2019 Public input survey: What would make you take transit more? MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025 is currently at this stage Available until January 20, 2020 Development/evaluation of strategic directions this is an upcoming stage for MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025 Jan to Feb 2020 Plan development this is an upcoming stage for MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025 Feb to Mar 2020 Public Information Centres this is an upcoming stage for MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025 Mar/Apr 2020 Recommendations to Council this is an upcoming stage for MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025 Spring 2020
  10. Gil

    MiWay

    Now that I think about the last time it went down it was around the same time in November. If it's a scheduled update, it seems odd to do it during the day. The outage on November 22 from the chatter from dispatch was the iBus system going down. Drivers were having to radio their positions and when they were going into and out of service. Dispatch was also pleading with drivers to follow their manual run guides to stay on schedule. I happened to be on one bus where the driver was essentially speeding along the route if the bus couldn't be tracked there'd be no penalty. Eventually someone figured out how to manually sign into the iBus system. How long it took to disseminate that information probably explains why a lot of buses were still not connected past midnight. (First image is a screenshot from 9pm the second from 1am) Have they become so reliant on technology that drivers can't figure out how to pace themselves on their routes without a display? It's not like it's the first time they've ever driven those routes. I guess it's a little trickier if you don't wear a watch to gauge your time!
  11. It's probably just poor resolution. Along with what looks like the 54E, I guess were actually Bs.
  12. At the risk of seguéing this topic, Metrolinx' plans (as I remember them) for a stop at Park Lawn called for keeping both Mimico and Park Lawn and operate a skip-stop type service where some trains would stop at Mimico while others would stop at Park Lawn. I guess transfers would have to be made at Long Branch or Exhibition if you got on the wrong train. I guess the track geometry and/or land constraints precluded a station straddling the Gardiner (similar to Langstaff or Oriole) being accessible from both Humber Loop and Park Lawn. Pushing it further east from Mimico would be an additional means of justifying its construction. I certainly hope the TTC or the City are in talks with the developer of the old Mr. Christie factory lands to set aside some land for a proper loop or terminal facility to serve the community and the station.
  13. I don't know if I'm missing something, but the branch to Morningside and Ellesmere (will they just run around the block on Kingston similar to what's done on Eglinton?) looks like it's labelled 178E. I assume the 178 would be the westbound designation heading back to Scarborough Centre.
  14. When this story broke I thought about my (then) recent trip to Boston where the MBTA has the same offer for their commuter rail service on weekends. $10 Commuter Rail Weekend I thought PRESTO was beginning to catch up with other agencies in terms of fare offers. Boston has a similar fare card, but the passes can't be loaded onto them similar to the situation here. Normally there's a premium to paying on board the train, looks like it's waived for the offer.
  15. Gil

    MiWay

    Routes 15, 42 and 104 had detour notices posted: Route 42 (East) Route 42 eastbound, 15 eastbound, 104 eastbound on detour between Derry/Tomken and Derry/Columbus due to road closure/collision. South on Tomken to left on Midway to left on Columbus to right on Derry to normal. Route 42 (West) 15 westbound, 42 westbound, 104 westbound on detour between Derry/Cardiff and Derry/Tomken due to road closure/collision. Turn right on Cardiff to left on Tomken to Derry. Meanwhile there were also several routes (1 DUNDAS, 3 BLOOR, 19 HURONTARIO, 26 BURNHAMTHORPE, 35 EGLINTON, 42 DERRY, 61 MAVIS, 101 DUNDAS EXPRESS, 103 HURONTARIO EXPRESS) that had this message posted: Some trips may not be available. Please check www.miway.ca for real time information. We apologize for the inconvenience. Anyone know what was going on? I definitely noticed the lack of 35s at the tail end of rush hour tonight. I don't think there's a common denominator among the routes affected aside from the garage allocation. Almost as bad as when the iBus system went down a few weeks ago and a lot of scheduling went out the window!
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