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  1. Gerbil

    Today's Sightings

    I spotted a 22-XXX to 24-XXX on the 77 at Vendome around 21:00. I got home too late to check which specific bus it was (route ends service after 21:15). Kind of a bad move, since very few of those buses seem to have working wheelchair ramps, and that's the main point of the route.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    22-326 was on the 90-W doing 203-64 this morning near Cavendish around 8:45. Right behind 22-326 was 22-343 which was En Transit. 22-355 was parked at Atwater around 9:15. I was too far to see the number, but I'm betting it was the 150 based on where it was parked.
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    Today's Sightings

    It's not the most straightforward thing in the world. It's fairly easy to check if something is an extra when someone has an idea of the departure time. Otherwise, I'd have to look them up one by one. Extras are so common that it would be a daunting task to do it for every route. - I took LE 24-269 on the 90 Saturday, LE 24-268 on the same route on Sunday, and 24-246 on a LE extra today.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Good to see they fixed it. It's been out of service since May. - Friday: 22-384 was doing a LE extra on the 90 during AM rush (90-06). 22-280 was doing a SL extra on the 90 during AM rush (203-64). Today: 22-228 was broken down at St. Jacques/Cavendish around 17:00. I spotted a tow truck likely headed to pick it up a few minutes later.
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    Today's Sightings

    Yes, it is. That's the only Stinson departure on the 425 (425-21). It also does a westbound 491 before that. - 27-028 was parked at Vendome around 18:15. 24-298 was En Transit at the Elmhurst loop around 20:05. It was probably doing the 105.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Any reason why pretty much all retirements have been from the lower half of the order (i.e. nothing above 22-322 so far)? - Yesterday: 22-404 was on the 124E at Vendome around 16:40. Today: I took 22-401 on a SL extra of the 90-E around 7:20 (203-64). 22-410 was doing a LE extra on the 90-W in Westmount around 7:45 (90-06). It hasn't been seen since June, but the iBus wasn't working so maybe that's why. 22-408 was En Transit at McGill around 8:05.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    It hasn't been seen since you saw it on September 6th. Sorry if the phrasing was unclear.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    It hasn't. There's a Google Doc linked on the first page with the last active dates for each bus (based on sightings). I usually spend a few minutes checking iBus every morning and updating the spreadsheet with what I see and what has been posted in this thread. 22-252, 361, 390 and 404 are the ones with big tail lights (I might be missing some though). If I were to guess, I'd say it was 22-252 since the others have all been active in the past week. - Yesterday: 22-284 was doing a SL extra on the 90-W near Cavendish around 8:20 (90-16). 22-414 was on the 24-W at McGill College around 9:10. I took 22-242 on the 90-W around 17:40. It had been inactive since July. 22-242 was tracking on the 468 this morning, so it moved back to SL. Today: 22-385 was tracking on the 189 around 6:20 this morning. It had been inactive since April. I took 22-327 on a SL extra of the 90-E around 7:20 (203-64). 22-386 was En Transit at Elmhurst/Sherbrooke around 17:40. It was probably coming off a LE extra of 51.
  9. Gerbil

    Today's Sightings

    On that topic, I just took 37-022 on the 105 and the rear door was incredibly slow. It only started to close ~15 seconds after the last person got off. Two other buses caught up because of how slow we were at stops (keep in mind that the 105 comes every 2 minutes, so it wasn't that bad).
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    Megabus US/Canada

    DD011 is now operating for Gray Line Montreal.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Sorry, I forgot to answer this. It doesn't. What would be the third garage other than Lasalle and Stinson. - I took 22-404 on the 105-W around 17:20 this afternoon. Really strange to see one of these on a weekend. It was on run 105-11 and the run box was even set correctly. There was a broken down hybrid at Vendome so it may have been a change off for that earlier in the day.
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    STM 38-XXX Delivery Watch / Sightings

    I looked around SL on iBus this morning and quite a few of them were out. Maybe 1/3 of the vehicles out at that point were 38-XXX. I'd guess that it's a quick fix.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    So it is like that all the time! You'd think they'd have it come more often. I'm sure a lot of people end up standing there for over half an hour. - I took AN 22-407 on a LE extra of the 90 around 8:10 this morning (460-69). 22-356 was En Transit near Vendome around 8:20.
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    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    Yesterday: 22-346 was on the 90-W near Girouard around 8:30. It was doing SL extra 203-64. Today: I took 22-281 on the 90-E around 7:20 (203-64). 22-295 was on the 125 at McGill around 8:00. 22-405 was on the 24-W at Sherbrooke/University around 8:00. 22-352 was En Transit at Des Pins/Peel around 14:15. 22-256 was on the 24-E at Sherbrooke/Peel around 16:55. 22-281 was incredibly overcrowded because the two preceding buses were cancelled. I got on through the back door at Westminster and there were at least 10 people left behind at every stop up to Vendome (where over 30 more people were left behind). Both the cancelled buses were supposed to be coming directly from CT Lasalle, so I guess this was caused by the strike-related bus shortage. The 7:10 departure from Elmhurst has been cancelled every day so far this board period.
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    STM 38-XXX Delivery Watch / Sightings

    I took 38-037 on the 90 around 7:20 this morning (SL extra; 203-64). 38-073 was doing another SL extra on the 90 (90-16). It was laying over at Atwater around 7:50. The 90 has a lot of extras during AM rush this board period. To illustrate, here are the departures heading westbound from Atwater: 6:37 - 90-10 SL 7:37 - 90-06 LE 7:56 - 90-16 SL 8:16 - 203-64 SL 8:40 - 51-42 MR So there are no Lasalle buses on the 90-W from 7:17 to 9:06. Not to mention that there are a few more LE and SN extras that only do eastbound departures.
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