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On 10/11/2018 at 2:23 AM, MTL66 said:

But with the REM, the 747 will be replaced with the REM. I doubt that the non-competition clause will be put into affect, it will be challanged in court.

The "non concurence" clause said no Airport to Downtown or Airport to Lionel-Groulx service

If i would be the STM, simply change the 747 terminal to Angrignon station and call it a day (and with the hell Turcot is, i don't understand why it's not already the case except the fact that Angrignon dosen't have elevator (yet))

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On 10/13/2018 at 11:24 PM, eclair14 said:

The "non concurence" clause said no Airport to Downtown or Airport to Lionel-Groulx service

If i would be the STM, simply change the 747 terminal to Angrignon station and call it a day (and with the hell Turcot is, i don't understand why it's not already the case except the fact that Angrignon dosen't have elevator (yet))

At worst, there is always the el cheapo method of 204/209 to 211 or any express bus from Gare Dorval to Groulx stn. There should also be no changes to the night bus system (354) considering that the garbage train (REM) should not be operating overnight.

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17 hours ago, webfil said:

I thought we were done with these rear-boarding handi ramps... 🙄

This is just the demo, the same unit that was at Trans-Expo in Toronto

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10 hours ago, MTL66 said:

This is just the demo, the same unit that was at Trans-Expo in Toronto

Indeed. New models are equipped with a front-door flatlander ramp, as per the spec sheet.

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RTL slated to receive 5 of these BYD buses, to be based out of Longueuil bus garage. No idea of routes yet but let's hope not to see them on heavy 8 or 73 for instance.

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I read on metrodemontreal.com (french transit forum) that the new RTL 219XXs have the new driver's window and frameless windows (like STM & RTC).

Can anyone confirm this?

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On 12/14/2018 at 5:36 PM, STO_1601 said:

I read on metrodemontreal.com (french transit forum) that the new RTL 219XXs have the new driver's window and frameless windows (like STM & RTC).

Can anyone confirm this?

Yes, with very minor interior changes.

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As mentioned in Today's Sightings, yesterday was the first day the 219XX went in service for the public on routes out of GASH division. 21901, 21902, and 21912 were personally spotted by me. These buses were pressed in to service to allay the cancellation fest that has also been plaguing us. In our 2019 series buses with 2018 VINs, for the moment there are no opus readers, fare boxes, GPS, or radios. So if you are frugal with your cash, hop on one of our buses ASAP. Our general manager said that these are expansion buses, so perhaps there is hope that our 2-00XX series buses live a little longer but time will tell...

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3 hours ago, TheTransitBusFan said:

seen on a facebook group 

a ATUQ demo at st-hubert division 

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Did you ask permission to share those photos? @SMS

 

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I don't particularly mind. It is still on property. What was interesting to me was the LED headlights (we still use the trusty old Sylvania bulb) and - someone here asked in another thread - USB charging stations.

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News: This bus (internally numbered 42014) made it out this pm rush on a tripper run of the 47.

Destination sign: 47 Masson + P/R www.stm.info (and digital run box set to B within the garage... I saw the driver perform his circle check)

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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).

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SCOOP: there will be an air show at YHU (St-Hubert Airport) 1-2 June, with 25k people expected to attend. RTL will provide shuttles. A special OT sign-up similar to what happened for Jeux du Québec in 2014 will take place. Tons of open work will be available for both divisions, and even people on vacation will be allowed to book on OT (not normally allowed). More details to follow of course.

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A few milestones are upcoming in the next few days:

  • Tomorrow morning around 9 am (slightly later if warranted by traffic), the Montreal-bound Champlain Bridge reserved land will shut down for once and for all. This temporary measure has been in effect since 1978. (The Brossard-bound afternoon bus lane on the bridge has been shut down for many months now.)
  • Friday night at 11 pm the Champlain Bridge will be totally closed direction Montreal. All Montreal bound traffic will be detoured via Jacques-Carter Bridge. I assume that the last 45 direction TCV on the old bridge leaves Panama at 1052 pm.
  • Monday morning 5 am NEW Samuel de Champlain Bridge will be open direction Montreal. I assume that the first 45 direction TCV on the new bridge leaves Panama at 5:32 am (Sunday schedule).
  • The transitway between Tunnel Panama and the Pelletier overpass over Autoroute 10 will permanently close Monday 24 June at 5 am (news bulletin came out yesterday). The new way to get to Autoroute 10 will be to transit via temporary Panama bus terminal which has been completely paved over in the past few days (slated to open this autumn, probably October). Pledre Street in Brossard sector P will have a dedicated bus only ramp for westbound A10. The temporary Panama bus terminal is where part of the park and ride used to be, close to the former Loblaws store. At present, nothing is there (ex shelters, garbage cans)... don't bother walking to it, it is still a construction site.
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Yesterday, history was made with 21056 making the last morning rush crossing of the Champlain Bridge in the reserved lane as route 45 leaving Panama at 9 am. The destination sign was set to IN MEMORIAM. Supervisors and the lucky operator (not me) are featured in a group photo at the entrance of the bus lane. I missed the closure by two minutes as I was driving the 49 in overtime due at Panama at 904 am. They would not hold the lane open for me. No matter, I beat 21056 to TCV in the usual lanes. Every RTL bus heading back to the south shore waved vigorously at the 45. The last bus that I got to drive in the famous temporary measure contraflow lane was 21702.

A few bus fans met last night at the auto parc to ride the last 45 across the old bridge direction Montreal. In the end, we rode one of the last ones an hour early (952 pm departure from Panama)... that honour went to C20604. If my information is correct, the last 45 to cross the Montreal-bound bridge was another one of our Nova LFS Artics.

 

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