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  1. Gerbil

    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Yesterday: 22-268 was on the 123 again. Different run from last time though. It was the first northbound bus of the day (5:30) and was on the 123 until 21:00 when it interlined to do one trip on the 90. 22-257 was on the 24 around 13:30. Today: 22-400 was on the 211 near Lionel Groulx around 8:10. 22-294 was on the 401 near Hymus around 8:55.
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    Today's Sightings

    Saturday (technically very early Sunday): Lasalle certainly has been dropping the ball lately. I attempted to take the 3rd to last 90 of the night at 24:51 but it was a no show. Even the 104 scheduled at 24:47 was canceled. I ended up getting on 28-061 around 25:15. The scheduled last bus of the night at 25:40 was canceled as well. Today: SL 31-041 was on the 51 around 10:00. 29-156 was training at the Elmhurst loop around 11:30. FR 32-013 was on the 495 at Newman/Dollard around 12:30. 30-060 was En Transit at Newman/Dollard around 12:30. RTL 21851 was on the 90 near TCV around 14:00. 23-209, LE 23-220, LE 24-274 and MR 25-241 were on the 168 during PM rush. I think 23-209 was a Legendre bus but it has the FR bumper now.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    There's a frequency reduction around 17:00, so one of the three buses goes out of service at that time so that run can get older buses. I saw a photo of 22-288 on that route several weeks ago. - Yesterday: 22-357 was on the 24 in the afternoon. They don't seem to be using the mural buses as much as they were last year. They used to send them out all day on the 24 most of the time, but this is only the second time I've seen one (the first time I saw it during AM rush). Today: 22-268 was on the 123 in the morning. I took 22-408 on the 168 around 16:25. 22-414 was also on the 168 during PM rush (bus after mine). 22-243 and 22-384 were on the 178 during PM rush. 22-384 was probably a Lasalle extra since @ReusableNoseTissue saw it on the 90. For some reason, the 178 is mostly operated by Lasalle from PM rush onward (3 buses). On a related note, Legendre operates two of the four buses doing the 24 short turn from Sherbrooke metro to the eastern terminus but only during PM rush.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    22-352 was tracking on the 119. There hadn't been any sightings of that one before. SL 22-306 was on the 179 in the afternoon. SL 22-326 was on the 90 this evening (same run as 22-339 yesterday). I hope Lasalle keeps these 22-XXX so I have more opportunities to ride them.
  5. Gerbil

    Today's Sightings

    There have been a lot of cancellations at Lasalle lately. They must be short on buses or staff. I'm leaning toward staff because a lot of runs that were already out disappeared for several hours. Also if the shortage were buses, they'd probably be canceling short trippers rather than runs out for longer periods of time. Here are a few examples on the 90 today: 90-12 disappeared around 15:00 (originally 28-065, supposed to be out until ~18:30) 90-18 disappeared around 15:25 (originally 31-073, supposed to be out until ~18:00) 90-34 disappeared around 19:30 (originally 30-036, supposed to be out until ~22:30) 63-05 was never dispatched (normally out 16:30-18:30) There was a similar number of cancellations yesterday too. I took 31-216 on the 90 around 17:40 doing a Stinson renfort replacing 90-12 (run 770-129). SL 31-092 was on the 144 around 18:40.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    22-248 was on the 24 around 20:00. The SL invasion of LS continues: 22-327 and 22-338 were tracking on the 90 during AM rush. I took 22-339 on the 90 around 20:55. This one still has blue lights. Also, the rear left hatch kept opening. It was open when I got on and the driver got out to close it, but it had opened once again when I got off.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Yesterday: 22-297 was on the 24 around 16:30. Today: A lot of St. Laurent's 22-XXX showed up at Lasalle this morning! 22-328, 22-337 and 22-342 were on the 90 during AM rush according to iBus. All were on short trippers (only 1 eastbound trip). I took 22-342. 22-243 is back at FR. It was on the 24 around 16:25.
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    Today's Sightings

    I agree @FelixINX. It probably would look better if they'd wrapped the region around that window in black to match the rest of the bus. Maybe the wheelchair cushions are blue leather, but the seats are probably as below (photos of 31-208 from Facebook): Also @malikcollins, there's no need to post the same picture in both threads. I'm sure we'd all see it in the 38-XXX sightings thread. 053, 054, 056, 061 and 064 moved to Lasalle from Anjou in around 2009. I have a photo of 28-061 on the 90 in 2009 as well as some of 28-053 and 28-056 on the 105 (Lasalle route at the time) from 2010. 066-083 were at SL for quite a while (at least since 2010), but 066 and 067 moved to LS in 2017 then back to SL in 2018, while 063 and 065 were transferred to SL from AN at the beginning of 2018. - Yesterday: MR 30-057 was on the 144 in the morning. Today: I took 28-056 on the 90 during AM rush. I think Lasalle has 053, 054, 056, 061, 063-068 now. I've seen pretty much all of them, but haven't bothered posting every time. AN 28-019 was on the 144 during AM rush. There were at least 3 Azurs on the green line during AM rush. Since we're supposed to be receiving 17 extra Azurs to serve the green line, will some MR-73's be retiring in the near future?
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Today: 22-274 was on the 24 near McGill around 12:30. I took 22-400 on the 90 around 17:40. The driver was flooring it, so it was a fun ride. 22-379 was on the 104 on Upper Lachine around 18:00.
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    Today's Sightings

    Yesterday: MR 25-237, 26-071 and 30-056 were on the 24 during AM rush. Today: 30-010 was broken down on A-20 near 1re Avenue. It was being loaded onto a tow truck around 18:20. 33-804 was En Transit at Lionel Groulx around 18:45.
  11. Gerbil

    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Yesterday: 22-348 was tracking on the 401 during AM rush. No one has reported a sighting of this bus since February. Today: I took 22-341 on the 202 at 12:24. For some reason, the 202 has a very large proportion of front-ramp designated departures: all except 3 in each direction on Saturdays, and every departure on Sundays. Since SL has received the hybrids, they actually assign front-ramp buses to those departures now unlike Lasalle and Anjou. http://beta.stm.info/sites/default/files/planibus_juin2018/fr/202.pdf 22-339 was on the 208 at Fairview around 13:20. I took 22-344 on the 200 at 14:39. There was a driver change before I got on and the driver who's shift was finishing suggested his colleague change the bus on account of a crooked mirror. It didn't happen though as I saw the bus again several hours later.
  12. Gerbil

    Megabus US/Canada

    There's a TD925 that's being doing the Gray Line sightseeing tours in Montréal alongside the Routemasters lately. The roof has been cut off so the top is open. It's numbered 42452, so it might be one of the original ones used for Megabus (2009 model).
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Yesterday: 22-256 was En Transit at McGill around 9:00. 22-408 was on the 24 near Aylmer around 15:40. Today: 22-400 was on the 37 near Vendôme around 8:30. 22-330 was En Transit at McGill around 9:00. 22-243 and 22-248 were on the 105 during PM rush.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Yesterday: 22-370 was on the 179 in the afternoon. Today: I took SL 22-309 on the 90 around 7:55. 22-336 is back in service now. It was on the 24 around 9:00.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Yesterday: I took 22-264 twice on the 119. 22-362 was on the 166. Today: I took 22-225 on the 141 in the morning. 22-233 was also on the 141. I took 22-267 on the 95 in the afternoon.
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