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  1. Yes -- the relocation took place beginning in 2017.
  2. Here is the audio of yesterday's Transit Commission meeting that the City posted.
  3. The 2020 Transit Budget is out: https://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=7848&doctype=AGENDA - Go to link titled "2020 Draft Budget Transit FULL EN.pdf" Of interest is PDF Pg 32 for project "909752 Bus Replacement": There is a budget request for the purchase of 63 40-foot buses at a funding request of $43,392,000.
  4. I actually haven't gone to City View there since the completion of the first order. But given the post below yours, I might begin heading over there to check.
  5. The 60DD bus type designation for run 85-4 was only from September 3 to October 4 (Fall Pre-Rail booking).
  6. The CBC article is based on the tender posting on MERX, which I shared back on October 1 on this thread. https://cptdb.ca/topic/7639-goa-transit-news-info-etc/?do=findComment&comment=870945
  7. Door Master Switch is not suppose to be used unless there is a technical issue with the rear doors closing. So the answer is, no. There are several operators (from what I've seen) use the Door Master Switch in order to not wait for the rear doors to close AND wait for the rear interlock to release. Similarly with the double decker buses, although there is no Door Master Switch to force close the rear doors, there is an Interlock Override switch that overrides the front door and rear door interlock. I have seen some operators on double deckers use the Interlock Override switch to not wait for any doors to close (bus pulls away as the rear doors are closing).
  8. Someone forcing the doors open was my guess before this article was posted (https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/leave-the-doors-alone-major-lrt-delay-tuesday-morning-was-caused-by-someone-trying-to-force-open-doors) I was actually on-board the train directly behind the train in-question that had the "door fault" (I was on 1129-1133). I'll provide you with my observation: We pulled up directly to the train behind, but short of the platform for about 15 minutes or so. Another train directly behind the one I was on travelled westbound on the eastbound track (i.e. wrong way). The train with the door fault then pulled up several metres past uOttawa station in order to allow the train I was on (1129-1133) to pull into the station. It appears that my ERO (Electric Rail Operator) had to manually operate the train into the station. Then everybody was asked to exit the train and wait on the eastbound platform for a train to go westbound (as the westbound trains had to travel in the wrong direction to bypass the defective train). After one or two trains went through westbound in "the wrong direction" (I can't remember), the defective train was cleared and proceeded westbound. Service then resumed normally (i.e. trains travelling on the proper tracks in the direction they were heading to) with residual delays I, along with many other passengers heading into Downtown, went back to the westbound platform to re-board 1129-1133 The delay for me was approximately 30 minutes (give or take)
  9. I don't want to reveal too much in specific details (trip time and run number). However as I write this post (1:57pm), that DD trip on Route 153 going westbound has yet to run today (but soon though!).
  10. With the #ReallyBigServiceChange now in effect, time to go into some details what routes (excluding the usual Connexion Routes) will be getting double decker buses during the weekdays: Route 6 - a few select trips only Route 10 - many trips during the day Route 11 - a few select trips only Route 25 - a few select trips only Route 30 - AM and PM rush hour Route 33 - select trips only Route 34 - some AM and PM rush hour trips; some midday trips Route 35 - some select trips during the PM Rush Hour Route 38 - some select trips during the AM and PM rush hour Route 39 - many trips during the day, rush hour, and a couple of trips as N39. Route 40 - select trips during the AM and PM rush hour Route 44 - a number of trips during the AM and PM rush hour Route 46 (old 86 in the east + old 112) - select trips during the AM and PM rush hour Route 55 (old 101 + old 106) - select trips during the AM and PM rush hour Route 57 (old 97 in the west) - select trips during the AM and PM rush hour Route 61 - select trips during the AM and PM rush hour Route 62 - select trips during PM rush hour only Route 63 - select trips during the AM and PM rush hour Route 64 - select trips during the AM and PM rush hour Route 66 - many trips Route 73 (old 94 in the west to/from Leikin/RCMP)- selected trips Route 74 (old 94 in the west) - select trips mainly during the midday, with a couple of early evening trips (just after the PM rush hour) Route 75 (old 95 in the west) - select trips during AM and PM rush hour, and select trips during the midday Route 85 - select trips during the AM rush hour only, and select trips during the midday Route 86 - select trips during the AM rush hour, many trips during the PM rush hour Route 87 (old 87 in the west) - select trips during the AM and PM rush hour Route 88 - select trips during the AM and PM rush hour, and select trips during the midday Route 89 - select trips during the AM and PM rush hour Route 90 - a number of trips during the AM rush hour, select trips during the PM rush hour Route 93 - select trips during the AM rush hour, select trips during the midday, select trips during the PM rush hour Route 97 - select trips during the early afternoon but prior to the PM rush hour Route 98 - many trips Route 99 - select trips during the AM and PM rush hour (the amount of trips with DDs is considerably fewer compared pre-LRT service arrangement) Route 111 - many trips during the AM and PM rush hour, with some select midday trips Route 153 - one odd trip going westbound from Tunney's Pasture to Lincoln Fields
  11. Further to my earlier post, it appears that Bus 8117 was on run 85-4 on Wednesday (Oct 2), as per CTV's coverage of the upcoming bus service change: https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1790242&binId=1.1164587&playlistPageNum=1
  12. Stop A. https://www.octranspo.com/en/our-services/stations1/hurdman1
  13. Here is an official news release from City of Ottawa's web site: https://ottawa.ca/en/news/multiple-changes-anticipated-city-streets-following-oc-transpos-service-change
  14. With #ReallyBigServiceChange (i.e. Post-Rail Service change) going into effect on October 6, you can expect the following: Laurier Station "northbound lanes" (buses that presently travelling from Laurier Station to MacKenzie King Bridge) is closing down permanently. Bus traffic flow will only be "southbound only". The temporary access ramp from upper-level St. Laurent Station to Highway 417 westbound will be closing (this was previously mentioned by board member Flalex72). The temporary lay-up at the Vanier Parkway at Highway 417 westbound being closed down The existing Lebreton (Champagne) lay-up being closed down permanently Temporary bus lanes that were implemented as part of the #ontrack2018 detours (Nicholas, Laurier, Industrial between Sanford Fleming and Riverside) will be removed and be re-opened to regular traffic either on October 7 or shortly after Expect to see some activity by road crews on Sunday, October 6. If anybody wants to get pictures of buses laying up at the Lebreton lay-up or at the temporary lay-up on Vanier Parkway from afar, tomorrow (in terms of PM Rush Hour) will be the last opportunity to do so.
  15. The number I'm using, 91 units is because it comes from the 2019 Budget documents from the City of Ottawa. The additional two units (that adds to 93 units) comes from Enviro_1203's post on June 17, 2019 (https://cptdb.ca/topic/18836-2019-nova-lfs-order/page/17/?tab=comments#comment-858827). I guess we will know soon enough whether we are getting 91 or 93 units for the second batch. I will say that for the first batch that are in service, the Budget documents stated that we were suppose to have gotten 80 units when in fact we got 82 units (two additional units added).
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