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    Admin | STM MR-63 81-501 last day in service 21 June 2018

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    YHU (Longueuil, QC)
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    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. This is hearsay, and people that spread hearsay will not become wiki editors no matter how much you pine for it.
  2. SMS

    Today's Sightings

    It could also be heading to A-520E direction Stinson or Legendre (or Crémazie) 36-901 still in original livery
  3. Of course! You would have a hard time returning to Trois-Rivières from Shawinigan via any form of transit. The intercity bus service is woefully infrequent. Walking might actually be faster.
  4. SMS

    Société de transport de Montréal

    Maybe they are planning some very heavy SPS to come on the northwest orange line...
  5. SMS

    STM 39-XXX Delivery Watch / Sightings

    Someone very close to me recently rode a 39-000 and was thoroughly disgusted with how uncomfortable the seats were. She would rather stand! I would be embarrassed to work for such a company. I will not go out of my way to fan such garbage.
  6. UPDATE: it is now moved to 25 April Source: http://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/fr-CA/actualites/avis-a-la-clientele/2019/fermeture-du-tunnel-chevrier-modifications-de-parcours/ PS today I was taking bus pics midday at the exit of Tunnel Chevrier (Malo at Lapiniere), the Eurovia Vinci guys were paving the new ramp to A10. Once on A10 westbound, a new access ramp from the left most lane (just east of the Taschereau overpass) will be created to get to the Champlain Bridge reserved lane (current configuration). Who knows what it will be with the new bridge in June (fingers crossed)?!
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    Yesterday, a friend and I had the pleasure of seeing train 53 being tested (Essai en cours) on the green line (if you really want all the details, at Berri-UQAM direction Angrignon). There were no seats - I suppose these are only installed at Youville. Lots of crates of sandbags and various employees at the front and back of the train, as well as some tech wizards on laptops in the first car. I guess that we can expect MR-73 retirements to occur shortly if the MPM-10 trains will bump them out!
  8. SMS

    RTL 219XX Sightings

    21905 was inside Garage Grande-Allée this morning with the unconfigured destination sign. By PM rush, it was running with the routes finally programmed in! 21910 was on a midday tripper run of 90 still with the Axion test pattern though. 21908 still outside Grande-Allée with plastic covering on the drivers seat, they really are not in a hurry to press it into service.
  9. pm rush: 22-323 on 178 and 23-215 on 168
  10. SMS

    Today's Sightings

    No problem finding 36-902 and 903 on the 36 today midday with the new wraps. It deserves to be noted that there is nothing really saying that it is a STM bus anymore (logos, the website) apart from the ##-### fleet number.
  11. Sadly this bus never sees the light of day anymore. The STL does not even want to pull it out when a group of transit fans visit. Last time we tried was when the MNYBA group were invited to the facility in 2016.
  12. Another victim of the REM is the definitive closure of the Carrie-Derick afternoon reserved bus lane, now rendered redundant now that all buses use the left lane of the Bonaventure expressway to the Champlain Bridge via Clement Bridge (no more pm contraflow bus lane, at least for now).
  13. Of course, exo concerned themselves with their lines and neglected to mention the most visible route on this segment of the reserved lane, RTL 90. So, I went to the RTL website and found this: http://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/fr-CA/actualites/avis-a-la-clientele/2019/fermeture-du-tunnel-chevrier-modifications-de-parcours/ http://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/Contenu.aspx?NavID=1177&CultureCode=fr-CA