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1 hour ago, Shaun said:

Is there a reason why they cant just extend this route 500M to STC? They can take one of the Greyhound bays. 

Avoid having to pay MX to use the bays, there’s no lease fees when you stop a bus on street

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1 hour ago, 110B West Pickering said:

Avoid having to pay MX to use the bays, there’s no lease fees when you stop a bus on street

Also, GO is getting evicted from STC this fall so that early work towards the temporary SRT replacement bus corridor can begin. I  can't imagine there is any chance DRT would be allowed in.  They're stuck on street until the subway extension opens.

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2 hours ago, 110B West Pickering said:

Avoid having to pay MX to use the bays, there’s no lease fees when you stop a bus on street

It's not Metrolinx's facility to charge fees to.

 

That said, DavidH's answer is the correct one.

 

Dan

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On 5/12/2022 at 2:23 PM, DavidH said:

Also, GO is getting evicted from STC this fall so that early work towards the temporary SRT replacement bus corridor can begin. I  can't imagine there is any chance DRT would be allowed in.  They're stuck on street until the subway extension opens.

So GO will no longer be servicing STC? 

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Just now, Shaun said:

So GO will no longer be servicing STC? 

They could serve the street right beside McCowan RT Station or build a temporary terminal inside one of STC's parking lot or one of the streets...

On 5/12/2022 at 1:14 PM, 7749 said:

It seems only the 2010's are active (8471-8473). Guess this is the end

Most agencies seem to be in a rush to retire the D40LF...

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10 minutes ago, Gamer Studios said:

Most agencies seem to be in a rush to retire the D40LF...

The last New Flyer D40LF was built in 2010, meaning all examples are now 12 years or older. Many transit agencies have adopted a standard lifespan of about 12 years; therefore, even the "newest" D40LFs are entering their retirement age.

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3 minutes ago, Articulated said:

The last New Flyer D40LF was built in 2010, meaning all examples are now 12 years or older. Many transit agencies have adopted a standard lifespan of about 12 years; therefore, even the "newest" D40LFs are entering their retirement age.

But what happens if their replacements are delayed...especially since supply chain issues are still rather prevalent 

6115 on 902B/411

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1 minute ago, Gamer Studios said:

But what happens if their replacements are delayed...especially since supply chain issues are still rather prevalent 

DRT still has a large surplus of vehicles due to the amount of service they cut back during COVID, plus there's been new deliveries since then. If they need vehicles in service, they'll keep them around until their replacements enter service.

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2 minutes ago, Articulated said:

DRT still has a large surplus of vehicles due to the amount of service they cut back during COVID, plus there's been new deliveries since then. If they need vehicles in service, they'll keep them around until their replacements enter service.

I heard they are suffering from some sort of shortage in terms of their conventional units...which is why PULSE buses are once again being used to fill in the gaps...

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6 hours ago, Gamer Studios said:

They could serve the street right beside McCowan RT Station or build a temporary terminal inside one of STC's parking lot or one of the streets...

GO will be setting up temporary facilities on Borough Drive, which is immediately west of the mall proper. 

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6 hours ago, Gamer Studios said:

But what happens if their replacements are delayed...especially since supply chain issues are still rather prevalent 

6115 on 902B/411

That unit  as well as 6116, is on a Raliegh based route, via Transee that I had seen this morning. However I don't know whether or not it's still out there. Perhaps those two are recent transfers from Westney Division.

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4 hours ago, newflyerinvero said:

That unit  as well as 6116, is on a Raliegh based route, via Transee that I had seen this morning. However I don't know whether or not it's still out there. Perhaps those two are recent transfers from Westney Division.

Could also simply just be loaners

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22 hours ago, Gamer Studios said:

8471 is on the 905/302...Seems like the only remaining active D40LF (I guess until DRT replaces it and sends a replacement towards Whitby Division)
 

I think this is the only route it will do since the 2010's are almost always on the 905/302 until retirement (which should be sometime soon, maybe this week)

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On 5/18/2022 at 10:52 PM, Gamer Studios said:

New DRT route 409 to run from O.C and Thickson Rd / Taunton Rd
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Glad to see you found the photo I shared.

there’s many upcoming service changes with routes being established,

EFFECTIVE JUNE 2022

224c

- Every 30 minutes on weekday evenings, and weekends

917z

- Every 30 minutes on weekends

901/N2

- Extended to Windfields Farm Drive and Thuroughbred Avenue via North Campus,

- Reinstating 10 minute daytime frequency

EFFECTIVE September 2022

211 West Ajax

- New Base route operating between Ajax GO and Pickering Parkway Terminal via Westney, Ravenscroft, Williamson, Westney, Rossland, Church, Kingston, Notion, and Pickering Parkway

216 Harwood North

- Introduction of 15 minute service on weekdays

- Alternating trips between 216 to Salem And Taunton, and 216c to Williamson and Audley

222 Audley South

- AM/PM peak route via Westney, Bayly, Audley, Ashbury, Range Line and Pickering Beach back to bayly to the GO Station

409 Garrard Stevenson

- Reinstating former route 409B on weekdays only

411 South Courtice

- Extension in AM/PM Peak to Oshawa GO

- Route adjustments in South Courtice to better match demand, simplify operating patterns, and better serve secondary schools

900 PULSE Highway 2

- Reinstating 20 minute frequencies to Scarborough

920

- Introduction of 15 minute frequencies during the daytime, alternating trips between Pickering Parkway Terminal and McCowan RT Station

Additionally,

the Tender documents are out for the 8 electric buses

https://durham.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en/Tender/Detail/b259aa42-ecc1-46d5-955e-5a21b82f8d22

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6 hours ago, 110B West Pickering said:

Glad to see you found the photo I shared.

there’s many upcoming service changes with routes being established,

EFFECTIVE JUNE 2022

224c

- Every 30 minutes on weekday evenings, and weekends

917z

- Every 30 minutes on weekends

901/N2

- Extended to Windfields Farm Drive and Thuroughbred Avenue via North Campus,

- Reinstating 10 minute daytime frequency

EFFECTIVE September 2022

211 West Ajax

- New Base route operating between Ajax GO and Pickering Parkway Terminal via Westney, Ravenscroft, Williamson, Westney, Rossland, Church, Kingston, Notion, and Pickering Parkway

216 Harwood North

- Introduction of 15 minute service on weekdays

- Alternating trips between 216 to Salem And Taunton, and 216c to Williamson and Audley

222 Audley South

- AM/PM peak route via Westney, Bayly, Audley, Ashbury, Range Line and Pickering Beach back to bayly to the GO Station

409 Garrard Stevenson

- Reinstating former route 409B on weekdays only

411 South Courtice

- Extension in AM/PM Peak to Oshawa GO

- Route adjustments in South Courtice to better match demand, simplify operating patterns, and better serve secondary schools

900 PULSE Highway 2

- Reinstating 20 minute frequencies to Scarborough

920

- Introduction of 15 minute frequencies during the daytime, alternating trips between Pickering Parkway Terminal and McCowan RT Station

Additionally,

the Tender documents are out for the 8 electric buses

https://durham.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en/Tender/Detail/b259aa42-ecc1-46d5-955e-5a21b82f8d22

But you know what I'm not seeing? WHITBY. Otherwise known as the town DRT forgot. When are the local buses coming back to Whitby?

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20 minutes ago, Chris W said:

But you know what I'm not seeing? WHITBY. Otherwise known as the town DRT forgot. When are the local buses coming back to Whitby?

I noticed everywhere is getting service and Whitby is on the back burner as always

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