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    • A. Wong

      Saddened by loss of Winnipeg Transit driver   02/15/2017

      We are saddened by the loss of Winnipeg Transit driver Irvine (Jubal) Fraser who was attacked while on the job and unfortunately passed away.
      A GoFundMe page has been set up by Winnipeg Transit colleagues to help Fraser's widow and family. We wish to extend our condolences to family and friends affected by this tragic event. View CBC News Article: Man charged with murder in attack on Winnipeg Transit driver
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SMS

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    Admin | STO 7901 operating in revenue service 29 May 2015
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  • Gender Male
  • Location YHU (Longueuil, QC)
  • Interests President and Co-Founder, YUL Bus Charters (established 2005, operational 2006)

    Bus driver with Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) since February 2011.

    RTL is my first interest, all other companies - including those that I have chartered from - are secondary.

    Various collections of schedules, reports, flyers, maps, signs, fare media, other memorabilia, bus model collecting.

    Research and photography of urban transportation for archival purposes.

    All opinions expressed are my own and do not represent those of the RTL.

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  1. The STM plays it off as customers will only wait 30-45 seconds more for their MR-73 on the orange line, but keep in mind that even when it runs with all the trains, they are all crushloaded at rush hour especially on the eastern branch! The lesson that ought to be learned is that the STM needs to keep a strategic reserve of MR-63s instead of retiring units that could still help out. Yes space might be an issue but I am certain the overpaid executives can figure it out.
  2. The RTL doesn't accommodate for nuit blanche so sadly once you get to Métro Longueuil overnight you're on your own. The only time I remember the RTL going beyond was for the U2 concert back in 2011 or so, they had special 45 and 90 extras waiting at Bonaventure for the last metro.
  3. Hey guys! CITVR RTS just refuse to give up. 602 and 607 still in service.
  4. Drove C2-0003 today in the company of some friends!
  5. Two days ago, I drove the oldest vehicle in the RTL fleet, P9-817. It ran fairly well for a bus that was unretired!
  6. Initially I was assigned 9-913 this afternoon however due to unforeseen circumstances, I managed to get C9-926 instead.
  7. Here is the latest information that I have received: 8558, 9878, 9879, and 0567 have been removed from the active roster. New unit 9887 has effectively replaced 9879.
  8. Doesn't look like it. If the light rail replaces routes 45 and 90 among others then there doesn't appear to be any need for artics at RTL, sad to say but there it is.
  9. Got a first gen without even trying this PM, C2-0002! Sounds good looks good just like JKD would say
  10. That's impressive that STO drivers went all-out work to rule, no OT. There are too many OT hounds here at RTL, I can't see it happening.
  11. There is talk that the RTL will maintain services on AMT Express Chevrier (route 90) for the short term at the very least. However articulated buses will no longer be used with the progressive retirement of 2001 VanHool AG300 buses, so instead more conventional 40 foot LFS buses will be used. To make up for the lost capacity, RTL will increase departures, going so far as to hire more drivers. I don't know if this means that we will purchase more buses or keep what we have longer or even remove service on other lines (hopefully not!). The bottom line is that RTL articulated buses will only pretty much be found on route 45. I don't know if certain school trippers will be allowed to run articulated buses, as they do not interline off the 45 anymore.
  12. At TCV, there are platform changes due to elevator construction on quai centre. AMT Express Chevrier has been booted out of its current location and now loads at the 42-60-142 platform. These three routes in turn are now loading at the 44-144 platform on quai nord. These last two routes now share a platform with route 55.
  13. P9-817 still alive and unspoiled! Driven today by a friend in PM rush, routes 125 and 55.
  14. It seems like the Terminus Mansfield has been adopted with great success. Passengers are using the new facility, there doesn't appear to be access problems. This has the added benefit of improving access to quai sud of TCV and permits us RTL drivers to get to quai nord easily.