Jump to content

newflyerinvero

Member
  • Posts

    3,671
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by newflyerinvero

  1. On 10/6/2021 at 1:44 PM, MaT said:

    I noticed 8023(lasalle bus) and 8043(not a lasalle bus) on the 25 today. 8024 must have needed some work done, that or someone screwed up as only 8023 and 8024 are branded to be used on the 25  nothing else!

    Should be nothing strange. A bus is a bus regardless of what wrap it's in for what service. If there's another available, it'll be sub'ed in. No issue.

    So what's this about this Tecumesh Road express? 418X? 

    And lastly, any news whether or not TW would be participating in the CUTRIC bus trial?

  2. About two weeks ago, one of the road superv8sors who'd I'd see from to time informed me that Barry Cole, Director of Oakville Transit, chill retiring at month's end.

    I'm hopeful that you incoming new director will have a stronger business case for increased service , amongst other things.

  3. Ready for the 2021-22 season? A full 82 gaje season, including the debut of the league's 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken.

     With that, here's where I think these teams will finish:

    EASTERN CONFERENCE - ATLANTIC DIVISION:

    1) Tampa Bay Lightning 

    2) Toronto Maple Leafs

    3) Florida Panthers

    4) Montreal Canadiens

    5) Boston Bruins

    6) Ottawa Senators 

    7) Detroit Red Wings

    8: Buffalo Sabres

    EASTERN CONFERENCE - METROPLITAN DIVISION:

    1) N.Y. Islanders

    2) Carolina Hurricannes 

    3) N.Y. Rangers

    4) Washington Capitals

    5) New Jersey Devils

    6) Columbus Blue Jackets

    7) Pittsburgh Oenguins

    8: Philadelphia Flyers

     

    WESTERN CONFERENCE- CENTRAL DIVISION:

    1) Colorado Avalanche

    2) Winnipeg Jets

    3) Minnesota Wiod

    4) Chicago Blackhawks

    5) Dallas Stars 

    6) St. Louis Blues

    7) Nashville Predators

    8: Arizona Coyotes

    PACIFIC Division:

    1) Vegas Golden Knights

    2) Edmomton Oilers 

    3) Vancouver Canucks 

    4) L.A. Kings

    5) Calgary Flames

    6) Seattle Kraken

    7) Anaheim Ducks 

    8: San Jose Sharks

     

    Burning questions:

    1) Where will Jack Eichel be traded to and will be 100% Healthy to return to his AllStar self?

    2) How well will the expansion Seattle Kraken do in their inaugural season?

    3) How many goals will Alex Ovechkin score to get closer to Wayne Gretzky all-time goals record?

    4) How many goals will Auston Matthews score?

    5) Stanley Cup finalists:

    Vegas Golden Knights over Tampa Bay Lightning.

     

     

  4. On 10/5/2021 at 11:48 PM, brianc1981 said:

    Talking to a driver that I know, what apparently they are planning to do, is not actually retire any buses yet until some other buses get a midlife refurbishment. The other plan is to potentially keep buses for a possible expansion. There are plans to add more service sooner rather then later. So retiring buses now is not in the best interest. They will be doing that next year according to the driver I know, as more buses come in. 

    I'll not be attending the teleconference in the 28th between BFAST and the Transit Director. However, I did email her and she responded pretty quickly :

    They're looking at expansion budes in the 2022 budget, pending council approval,, so at this time, there's no need to refurbish buses.

    In the future, be careful of reporting information from drivers as it's more likely than not as the best sources of information.

     

     

  5. 10 minutes ago, brianc1981 said:

    Talking to a driver that I know, what apparently they are planning to do, is not actually retire any buses yet until some other buses get a midlife refurbishment. The other plan is to potentially keep buses for a possible expansion. There are plans to add more service sooner rather then later. So retiring buses now is not in the best interest. They will be doing that next year according to the driver I know, as more buses come in. 

    That's very interesting. Perhaps ridership is coming back much better than anticipated.

    Refurbishing buses I don't think has happened in a long time to my understanding. There are currently  buses that are on my MIA list that might be in said refurbishment. However, I'm not rushing to judgment here. 

    Later this month is the next meeting between the Director of Burlington Transit and BFAST. That will be a question I will bring up.

     

    In fleet news, 2021 LFSs 72102 and 72103 are the ones which have had their fleet numbers updated with the 7s applied. #2101 doesn't have a 7 applied as of yet. I imagine the remaining units will enter service with the 7 added to their fleet numbers.

  6. 23 minutes ago, 110B West Pickering said:

    Believe it or not, DRT claims that in Q1/Q2 2022 a new livery will make its way to buses. This lines up with the delivery timeline of the 11 Hybrid Novas we ordered this year.

    https://calendar.durham.ca/default/Detail/2021-10-06-1330-Transit-Executive-Committee-Meeting/f4835a38-6cf8-4a4c-89e7-adb400bf5cdf 
     

    the information is found in the Demand Responsive service report

    I've felt that the new livery could've been something similar to what a couple of the Orion Vs DRT had several years ago, an additional green (grey?) line inbetween the windows and the bottom skirting panels. Maybe something similar?

    I also seem to remember a full ad on an XD40 from a year and a bit ago which made it look like a 'new livery' of sorts. 

  7. When I had spotted 2101 on the 10 by chance at the Downtown Terminal, the number was 2101, without a "7" preceeding them.

    Before anyone asks, I'm not certain on retirements. However perhaps there may just be 2 buses retiring out of the 2 remaining 2007 D40LFs (7037-07 & 7039-07) as well as the remaining 2 2008 D40LFs (7043-08 & 7044-08.).
    Presently, 7037 and 7044 have been seen in regular service whereas 7039-07 and 7043-08 haven't been in awhile. We'll see what happens.

    • Like 1
  8. On 9/22/2021 at 4:06 PM, Wonka said:

    Awesome to see 0601 and 0602 coming back into service. I hope 0520 sticks around for awhile as well, its always a nice trip down memory lane seeing those brown seats.

    Isn't 0603 also included in the returning fleet?

  9. Thanks, Kevin. My eyes made it look like it was 15 minutes, where in fact it was 20 minutes.

    It'll be nice to see those other Flyers that came out of storage back in service again.

    I'm curious about something. Has the HSR put forward a draft network as part of the MYHSR service review? I seem to notice something in the BUS NEWS which mentioned about draft policies, asking for people's input. Is a new network part of them?

  10. 3 hours ago, 110B West Pickering said:

    The first few paddles of the day are buses that come off the N1, so in a way, yes, the pulse interlines with the 915 technically.

    Next year, the 915 will be added to the PULSE network according to the Durham Region Transit 2023-2025 “The Route Ahead” Service Plan released to TEC today, I’ll write something up at some point about it, but the 916 will be added in 2023, and the 902 in 2024.

    I'm intrigued by the 915 and 916 becoming PULSED in a couple years. I'm guessing that there won't be too many stops and thus, wouke take away from any local demand there might be?

    The 902 I feel like, the 902A specifically would be the main Pulse route, whist the B woukd be the local variant, or known as the 402? 

    46 minutes ago, John Oke said:

    I saw them at like 3:30 this afternoon, as well they where also going on 4XX routes 

    The only Pulse bus on a local route I'd seen was 8611 on 405C. Pulse buses on local routes are a common place and not unusual.

  11. I did look at the schedule for the 3 and it looks like it's fully back. 15 at peaks and 30 midday with 20 mins on Saturdays. Am I missing something that there had another frequency increase before covid during a time period?

  12. On 8/18/2021 at 9:00 AM, doug_oak said:

    There will be a service increase, effective Sunday, September 5.   Mon-Fri peak service increases from every 30 to every 15 minutes on routes 5/5A, 14/14A and 24, requiring an additional 11 buses at that time.  In the case of route 5/5A this will be the first time for 15 minute peak service over its history since a shorter version of that route was implemented in Sept 2009.

    Also, the pulse times at Oakville GO will be adjusted from 10 and 40 after the hour to 22 and 52, as a result of the implementation of 15 minute weekday service on Lakeshore West, east of Oakville.   These new pulse times are the meets for the trains that operate only to Oakville, rather than for the "through" trains operating to and from Aldershot or West Harbour.

    The additional peak service on 14/14A and 24 will also depart at 07 and 37, along with peak hour only routes 26 and 120 which both have 30 minute headways.   During weekdays, routes 18 and 28, serving the Glen Abbey area of northwest Oakville will now have different pulse times, with the 18 departing at 07 and 37 and the 28 departing at 22 and 52.

    I'm not quite sure if this is specific to those trains which terminate at Oakville GO for the main pulose departure for most routes to be roughly 15 minutes later. It's the through trains from Union towards Aldershot and West Harbour which wouldn't be as lucky during the midday as the only buses they'd see about 10 minutes after their trains arrive are the 4-4-East, 5 and the 18, unless it's past 2pm and into the PM peak of seeing the 10, 11 (at :52), 14, 24 and 120. The passengers  on the trains coming from Aldesrhot and West Harbour would be the lucky ones to see the most routes at Oakville GO during the midday and peak periods.

    I'm really hoping the different departure times at both Bronte and Oakvlille GOs can help give a better feeling of more options without feeling that because both are there at those stations at the same time, maybe  maximizing the amount of people per trip. Here's hoping. 
    The area around Dorval and North Service would see different service times too.

    18: (Bronte GO): :17, :47; (Oakville GO) :10, :40;
    28: (Bronte GO): :02, :32; (Oakville GO) :24, :54.

    In terms of the rest of the changes, they're pretty good. Understanable that they're not all teh way back with full service like no midday service on the 12 and half-hourly peak service on the 11, including interlining with teh 12. 190 isn't back yet and I don't see the 121 coming back at all. 
    The rest of the 15 minute peak serviceson the 13, 19, 20 and midday/Saturday service on the 26 aren't back yet.

    Love seeing the 5/5A getting full 30 minute base service 7 days a week. Also its return to Dundas would also mean that residents along Sixteen Mile Drive adn Wheat Boom will have hourly service as its base service on Sundays and 30 minutes during peak hours.

    The only route on weekdays that hasn't really changed schedule-wise, is the 6. From what I have read, it looks that it has only one full hour between 4:30 and 5:30 of 30 minute service whereas on all other time periods, it's hourly.
    Given that covid has all but killed its  ridership on that route, what is its furture looking like?


    Lastly, weekend service on all other routes apart from the 5/5A, 14/14A and 24 are all hourly. Guessing ridership isn't back yet to have the previous 30 minute services return as well as other routes that would've gotten weekend 30 minute frequencies had covid not been a thing.

  13. I am curiuos about whether or not the aforementioned service increases for September had been approved by council, the new, 13 CNG Nova LFS order and whether or not any of the 2006 D40LFs, 0701-0709 and 2007 DE40LFs 0601 and 0602 come out of storage?

  14. A few times every the last couple weeks, through the GO E News alerts, there'd been unplanned track inspections at the same time, on both the Barrie and Stouffville lines at around the midday.

    When it happened the first time, I thought it was weird. Twice more and I'm thinking that it was a ln error in the system. Thoughts?

     

     

  15. 4 hours ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

    i have 2 questions.

     

    1. so 4 of the new Novas are for replacement so will the buses be 7037-07, 7039-07, 7043-08, and 7044-08? they are the 4 oldest in the fleet and to me that would make the most sense to retire them 

     

    2. is there a estimated time of how long those 4 buses have before retirement?  

    I feel that given 7038-07 & 7045-08 are already finished, it may acccount for 2 of the 4 retired buses by the 2020 ordered Novas. I am assuming that the only other two buses to retire upon those new LFSs to enter service would likely be the last two 07's or one of the 08's and one 07.

    I have no idea. They'll retire when they do.

  16. On 6/25/2021 at 1:52 PM, hamilton.area.transit said:

    do you know if they have the new or old drivers window?

    Don't want to be rude, but when he mentioned that they're 'identifcal to the 2019's', it means thsat they're the same.

    What caught my attention was that the numbering again is strange compared to what BT has been using for so long. The 2019 Novas arrived as 1901-1907 and maintenance had to apply a "7" to the beginning of the numbers so that they'd be associated with the city's conventional transit department. I suppose the same thing would happen here with this batch and the next.

  17. On a vote of 9-6 by Hamilton City Council, an agreement to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with Metrolinx will be going forward. A step forward for the BLine LFRT to be built and operating.

     

  18. On 6/23/2021 at 4:46 PM, brianc1981 said:

    Is there an update to the service expansion that is or was planned for September last year? I know it was postponed due to the pandemic. Is that going to happen this year?

    I do have an update as informtaion has beeen a bit difficult to come by. BFAST teleconferenece meetings with the Director of Burlington Transit hasn't been as frequent. But I do have an update.

    Regarding the service expansion:
    Plans are that for September, a full return to pre-pandemic service levels across the system will be re-implemented. Information will be available on BT's website in the coming weeks.

    The 7 replacement buses for this year are from the Metrolinx consotium, so yup, more Nova LFSs. 

    She did receive a brief fleet update. However, she wasn't told if the  2020 ordered LFSs have arrived, but did say that there are now 2 2007 and 2 2008 buses remaining in the fleet. This indicates that the longtime missing buses,D40LFs 7038-07 and 7045-08 are retired.

    There will be the completion of modelling work and the rollout plan for zero-emission buses in Q1 of 2022.

    Plans for future expansion will be contigent on whether approval is given for growth buses in the 2022 captial budget.

     

  19. Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Mattews, Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid & Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby are the 2021 finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award.

    This evening on Sportsnet at 7pm, the NHL will hold its Draft Lottery. The Buffalo Sabres have the best odds to land the number one overall pick.

     

  20. Was GO even considering increasing to 30 minute midday and weekend frequency on routes 12 and 19 as examples?

    And were the 41 and 56 part of the bigger GO bus network expansion plan and did it include those routes weekend service?

×
×
  • Create New...