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38 minutes ago, wil9402 said:

Also not RADs, but 9061 and 9065 were on 85J yesterday. Looking at previous tracking data, it looks like artics on 85J have been the norm on weekends for at least the past month.

Yeah... whenever Malvern is told to assign artics on the 85, they seem to be put on random 85 crews, with preference usually  given to runs that are in service longer; the buses that stick to the 85J branch between Sheppard-Yonge and Don Mills aren't given any special exception, and since they are some of the ones out longest in service, they almost always get artics. I agree, it's pretty useless to do this, since the artics are supposed to provide extra capacity where the 985A is supposed to be (aka, east of Don Mills Station).

This has been the norm for any time the 985 isn't running during the pandemic, including all the way back to 2020.

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On 1/1/2022 at 7:55 PM, H4 5600 said:

TTC:

Just saw a train of T1's with cars 5163-5162-5063-5062-5262-5263 leaving runnymede stn eb a few mins ago.

All 6 cars on the train were xx62/xx63 pairs.

Spotted the same consist departing VP wb at 16:02 today.

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TTC 7919 seen on the Route That Was Named #1 Three Times In A Row, 111 EAST MALL.

Isn't this, like, a special sighting? Posters with High Connections In The TTC have assured us that these buses would be retired in 2020 2019 1987. Yet here one is on the road in 2022!

Or is it because of the pandemic, every day is exactly the same? Groundhog day for 7900s?

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TTC hand-me-down 8074 and really ancient TTC hand-me-down 7910 both seen bringing retro goodness to 127 DAVENPORT, well east of Kipling Jane Dufferin Bathurst.

The kerning on 8074's front and back fleet number is kind of strange, the 4 pushed up against the 7.

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1 hour ago, Ed T. said:

TTC hand-me-down 8074 and really ancient TTC hand-me-down 7910 both seen bringing retro goodness to 127 DAVENPORT, well east of Kipling Jane Dufferin Bathurst.

The kerning on 8074's front and back fleet number is kind of strange, the 4 pushed up against the 7.

Upon returning to their respective garages after refurbishment at Harvey Shops, all helvetica numbers had the digit following the 7 placed snuggled behind it. It’s been the thing since the 74xx were refurbished 

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TTC:

8523 stuck at George brown college campus at Queens Quay

1359 & 1406 stuck on kipling near Belfield rd

3111 stuck on warden & 401 northbound blocking all northbound lanes.

3307 & 3427 stuck near warden and ellesmere

GO Transit:

2 SuperLo buses stuck on the keele & 401 eb off ramp

2528 abandoned on the 401 at Leslie blocked in with a good amount of snow 

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TTC 1209 stuck & abandoned (most likely since yesterday) facing westbound on eastbound York Mills at Leslie.  I've seen some other photos in the news of abandoned buses facing the opposite direction.

Also spotted a line of 6 buses stuck & abandoned at the bottom of the York Mills hill east of York Mills Station.

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I guess nobody considers these "special sightings", since there's a couple hundred of these abandoned buses scattered across the city 😆

TTC abandoned buses spotted today, as of noon:

  • Eight buses (1366, 3464, 847x, 8556, 8772, 9064, 9066, 9069) stuck in the westbound lanes of Sheppard Avenue East, between Consumers Road and Heron's Hill Way
  • 8477 stuck eastbound Sheppard at Heron's Hill
  • 9212 stuck on Yorkland at Sheppard
  • 8654 stuck on the entrance ramp from Don Mills Rd into Don Mills Station
  • 3448 stuck on Fairview Mall Dr at Don Mills
  • All three 85J buses (1342, 3452, 3653) from Monday morning got stuck on Sheppard westbound at Ambrose. They are still there as of typing (11:59pm Tuesday)

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With the bus terminal at Don Mills Station closed to all buses today, there were various detours in place:

  • Most TTC buses (routes 24B, 25B, 85, 167, 985) were continuing north on Don Mills Road to loop using the "peanut". 25C buses also looped using the bottom of the peanut, meaning they didn't actually get close to the station.
  • TTC routes 10 and 169 typically functioned as a one-way loop, most often westbound via Van Horne and eastbound via Sheppard and Victoria Park.
  • YRT route 24 looped using local streets, via Don Mills-Esterbrooke-Shaughnessy-Sheppard.
  • YRT routes 90/90B did not have a set detour, with operators using an extremely wide variety of on-street loops and inconsistency with stopping locations.
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6 minutes ago, Xtrazsteve said:

What route are they shadowing now?

They were shadowing the 116 midday today. I was on my way to STC and they happened to passed right by me on Morningside heading north but their displays said "Training Bus". I took a video of them and posted it on YouTube: 

 

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