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6 hours ago, ETS's 4083 said:

We now have up to 4963 active. 

4963 has seen one run so far; the afternoon, single-trip, 100 artic run out of Kathleen Andrews Garage. Ran that trip on Valentine's Day (:P). 

4961 and 4963 were both back out this morning for their second day in service. 

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I spotted a XD60 here In Winnipeg today

Grab shot of 4933 (brand new artic) at WW.  License plate CDX-9877 and 2141 km on her.

4933 on it's second day of service.

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Hey there,

Has anyone been recording the first dates of service for the new articulated buses? I notice that entries into service up to the end of December were put onto the Wiki page, but nothing since. It's been too long now to look back on Transit55 to get the full service history for the units currently in service.

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1 hour ago, Articulated said:

Hey there,

Has anyone been recording the first dates of service for the new articulated buses? I notice that entries into service up to the end of December were put onto the Wiki page, but nothing since. It's been too long now to look back on Transit55 to get the full service history for the units currently in service.

I can dig up dates for some of them, but routes will be a little tougher especially now that they are all over the place with the modified service... in the past week they have been signed into blocks on T55 but diverted to the point that they end up on opposite ends of the city from where they are supposed to be! Looking at T55 right now... 4933 is supposed to be on a 9/50/130 block today but right now it is actually at Castle Downs as a route 128 :lol:

4951 did not enter service until yesterday. According to T55 it did a single trip on route 119 before going onto route 2, but it is impossible to verify whether or not that actually happened ;)

January 3: 4940 & 4946.

January 7: 4944 (15).

Week of February 3-7: 4948, 4949.

February 14: 4963 (100).

February 26: 4950 (100), 4955 (15).

 

 

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30 minutes ago, T6H-5307N said:

I can dig up dates for some of them, but routes will be a little tougher especially now that they are all over the place with the modified service... in the past week they have been signed into blocks on T55 but diverted to the point that they end up on opposite ends of the city from where they are supposed to be! Looking at T55 right now... 4933 is supposed to be on a 9/50/130 block today but right now it is actually at Castle Downs as a route 128 :lol:

4951 did not enter service until yesterday. According to T55 it did a single trip on route 119 before going onto route 2, but it is impossible to verify whether or not that actually happened ;)

 

The issue seems to be that if you click Explore Block on Transit55 you still get the regular Weekday block instead of the modified Saturday block that is actually being used.  For 4933, it is signed in to block 907, which is the 130, 50, 9 AM tripper.  On Saturdays  block 907 does one round trip on the 128, then a 162 to Eaux Claire's, then spends the rest of the day on the 9.  So, if you want to know where the artics will show up when you look at the block, you also need to change the date to the nearest Saturday.

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2 hours ago, Michael Marriott said:

The issue seems to be that if you click Explore Block on Transit55 you still get the regular Weekday block instead of the modified Saturday block that is actually being used.  For 4933, it is signed in to block 907, which is the 130, 50, 9 AM tripper.  On Saturdays  block 907 does one round trip on the 128, then a 162 to Eaux Claire's, then spends the rest of the day on the 9.  So, if you want to know where the artics will show up when you look at the block, you also need to change the date to the nearest Saturday.

Nice find sir! Didn't know you could do that seeing as the date option only appears on the block pages. Setting it to March 28th (next Saturday) seems to work.

Worth noting that there are a lot of unlisted artics on driver training today as well.

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This is not a T55 issue either I suspect. If you want to use Google for trip planning, you need to set it to a Saturday for it to work correctly, and even then, that might not capture some of the enhanced services. 

At least with T55 you can still track buses as long as they are signed in, but yes, it becomes a challenge if the bus is a floater and does a route, but never signs into a specific block.

This will hopefully be fixed this Sunday with the new sign up. 

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