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Via Transsee (July 3/21)

5101, 5113 and 5127 spotted on Viva Purple. First time in many months since an A330 was spotted on a weekend run considering that they have been operating articulated buses 7 days/week including holidays due to COVID-19 and ensuring enough physical distance between passengers. 

Rest were articulated buses (3 AG300 Van Hool and 1 Nova being 1973).

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This morning’s walk to find a coffee that wasn’t Tim Hortons or some overpriced boutique catering to douchebag condo inhabitants, and not lined up a mile long turned into a bust.   However, I did see 4500 and 4602:



Pardon me, I meant:



I think I like the first two better.

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TTC 3754 out by Long Branch loop on 501J/L/K/Z/whatever.

BYD 💓 South Etobicoke.

But does South Etobicoke 💓 BYD?

Pro tip: replace all hand-me-downs at Queensway with BYD. Also, run long extension cord to Ikea, they have charging stations.

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Visual Sighting
TTC 3740 on 501P Queen
TTC 9233 (Healthy Planet wrapped) on Line 1 Shuttle
TTC 3751 on 54B Lawrence East

On 6/20/2021 at 9:36 PM, TTC7447 said:

And not sure if anyone’s mentioned this yet, but the routing for northbound Line 1 shuttle has changed due to new lane restrictions on Yonge near St Clair.  The buses are unable to make wide turns at that intersection, so now they’re going east on St Clair, north on Mt Pleasant, west on Davisville back to Yonge where they get back to regular routing up Yonge St.

On 6/20/2021 at 11:17 PM, Articulated said:

Prior to the pandemic, Line 1 shuttles would typically drop passengers off at the main entrance on St Clair, then proceed via Avoca and Pleasant to the lower level bus terminal to load for the northbound trip. Your post makes it sound like this no longer occurs - does loading now occur on street level, at the same spot as buses are unloading?

On 6/21/2021 at 9:46 AM, TTC7447 said:

No, sorry.  They still unload at street and go to the lower level bus terminal for boarding.  Instead of turning right out of the terminal onto Pleasant and right onto Yonge, they now turn left onto Pleasant, left on Avoca, then right onto St Clair to follow the routing I described.

They were still following the previous routing for most of the pandemic until construction and lane realignment/bike lane additions + CafeTO came all at once.  I took the shuttle last weekend and can’t be too sure about when the routing changed as the driver of the bus I was on that day (Artic) turned left on Plesant, left on Avoca, and left on St Clair instead of right, and then struggled quite a bit to turn right onto Yonge (they had to reverse a few times at the intersection to make the turn without hitting anything).  As we approached Davisville that day, I noticed two other northbound shuttle buses turn right off Davisville onto Yonge.  

I took the shuttle yesterday and the day before - both followed the new routing I mentioned in my earlier post.

Northbound Line 1 Shuttle buses have returned to their regular routing between St. Clair & Davisville Stns:
Exit St. Clair Stn bus loop to westbound Pleasant, then right to northbound Yonge.


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2: 1056, 1064, 1072, 1079, 1108, 1118, 1121, 1146, 1147, 1251, 1277, 1290, 1292, 1315, 1361, 1367, 1374, 1382, 1383, 1387, 1389, 1395, 1419, 1559, 3357, 3359, 3369, 3415, 3455, 3463, 3482, 3493, 3507, 3524, 3547, 3549, 3648, 3652, 79267930, 7944, 8007, 8083, 8088, 8355, 8415, 8441, 8513, 8572, 8594, 8621, 8633, 8707, 8751, 8753, 8799, 8814, 8825, 8849, 8864, 9084, 9085, 9086, 9087, 9091, 9092, 9093, 9095, 9096, 9097, 9098, 9100, 9101, 9102, 9103

This weekend's one-day Line 2 shuttle ended early, with subway trains returning to Kipling just before 6:00pm.

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