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Effective June 20th, DRT PULSE 900 will have stops removed to make it a more limited stop route. This is in advance of the transition to centre median running, and to “Speed up service”

Route 900 will no longer stop at the following stops along the entire route,

East to West

- Bond @ Arena / King @ Midtown

- King @ Waverly

- Dundas @ Kathleen

- Dundas @ Glen Hill / Bowman

- Dundas @ Craydon

- Dundas @ Wellington

- Dundas @ McQuay / Jeffery

- Kingston @ Audley

- Kingston @ 84 / 169 Kingston

- Kingston @ 113 / 132 Kingstonf

- Kingston @ Mill

- Kingston @ Elizabeth

- Kingston @ Bracebridge

- Kingston @ Walnut

- Kingston @ 804 / 817 Kingston

- Kingston @ Delta

- Kingston @ Steeple Hill, and 

- Kingston @ Rougemount.

 

This new limited stop service also applies to the N1.

Local service on the portions of the route with stops removed are covered by the 291, 392, 902A and the 920. Saying that, with the 392 and 920 don’t run on weekends, leaving those local stops without service on weekends with the exception of Walnut Lane and Rougemount drive, which are serviced by the 92.

interestingly the service changes to the 900 schedule indicate on weekdays, that trips will almost always take longer than they did before.

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15 hours ago, 110B West Pickering said:

Effective June 20th, DRT PULSE 900 will have stops removed to make it a more limited stop route. This is in advance of the transition to centre median running, and to “Speed up service”

Route 900 will no longer stop at the following stops along the entire route,

East to West

- Bond @ Arena / King @ Midtown

- King @ Waverly

- Dundas @ Kathleen

- Dundas @ Glen Hill / Bowman

- Dundas @ Craydon

- Dundas @ Wellington

- Dundas @ McQuay / Jeffery

- Kingston @ Audley

- Kingston @ 84 / 169 Kingston

- Kingston @ 113 / 132 Kingstonf

- Kingston @ Mill

- Kingston @ Elizabeth

- Kingston @ Bracebridge

- Kingston @ Walnut

- Kingston @ 804 / 817 Kingston

- Kingston @ Delta

- Kingston @ Steeple Hill, and 

- Kingston @ Rougemount.

 

This new limited stop service also applies to the N1.

Local service on the portions of the route with stops removed are covered by the 291, 392, 902A and the 920. Saying that, with the 392 and 920 don’t run on weekends, leaving those local stops without service on weekends with the exception of Walnut Lane and Rougemount drive, which are serviced by the 92.

interestingly the service changes to the 900 schedule indicate on weekdays, that trips will almost always take longer than they did before.

920 actually ran on weekends as the 920C a long time ago

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19 hours ago, 110B West Pickering said:

interestingly the service changes to the 900 schedule indicate on weekdays, that trips will almost always take longer than they did before.

Could they be accounting for increased traffic this time of year/post covid?

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Just noticed they extended the 901/901B PULSE-Simcoe to Windsfield Farm Drive / Throughbred but buses still go in and out of Ontario Tech University...

There seems to be a duplicate of services in this area (i.e. 905 Thickson-Reach, 302 Baldwin-Brock, GO rt 52A/56A)

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DRT is running their Canada Day Shuttles today. Route 752 runs between Oshawa Centre and Lakeview Park. Route 750 runs from Pickering Station to Kinsmen Park. 8556 & 8518 are currently on the 752. I'd presume Westney would do the 750. 

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Just got a question that I was wondering, with the COVID restrictions lifted in Ontario, would it possible for the TTS to charter one of the remaining D40LFs? That is wishful thinking anyway.

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17 hours ago, J. Hollingsworth said:

DRTs’ first 2022 Nova Bus LFS HEVs were delivered this morning,

11 buses total, 6120-6130

6122 and 6125 were delivered to Westney, where all are expected to be

Their layout is similar to DRT 7104-7119 and 9106-9107 except they use black seats this time...

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I’ve seen the photos of course, it’s still not the same layout, it lacks the forward facing door side seats found in between the first and second doors.

With the lacking forward facing seats, these buses are bleeding seats, from 37 in 2015-2019, to 33 in 2020, now only 29 in these buses.

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30 minutes ago, J. Hollingsworth said:

I’ve seen the photos of course, it’s still not the same layout, it lacks the forward facing door side seats found in between the first and second doors.

With the lacking forward facing seats, these buses are bleeding seats, from 37 in 2015-2019, to 33 in 2020, now only 29 in these buses.

I said "similar"

31 minutes ago, J. Hollingsworth said:

I’ve seen the photos of course, it’s still not the same layout, it lacks the forward facing door side seats found in between the first and second doors.

With the lacking forward facing seats, these buses are bleeding seats, from 37 in 2015-2019, to 33 in 2020, now only 29 in these buses.

Has alot of the same feel...

Uses the same driver door, no seat directly behind the driver, etc...

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On 7/20/2022 at 6:02 PM, Gamer Studios said:

I said "similar"

Has alot of the same feel...

Uses the same driver door, no seat directly behind the driver, etc...

 

On 7/20/2022 at 1:12 PM, J. Hollingsworth said:

Not quite, but sure.

 

here’s an exterior photo of 6125 I grabbed today

 

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From the looks of it, these 11 buses are powered by B6.7 engine and BAE HDS200 system as with MiWay and TTC LFS HEVs? Cool photo anyway.

 

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Spotted one if the (idk the name for em) “wheel trans”? One of their retired buses is being used as a shed/mini house in a field just outside of Newtonville, spotted it yesterday just off of Highway 2

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So DRT is planning to add some new routes with some being reinstated (like the 409) in September.

916 Rossland is being converted into PULSE apparently and N2 will be extended to run till 5:30AM the next day (basically providing Simcoe St with 24 hour service.
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Thought the 916 would be PULSE-D in 2023? Guessing the expected ridership has exceeded expectations?

Or, what criteria, if any, did they look at to determine the 916 to be a Pulse route ahead of schedule?

Nice to see the area around Garden and Anderson get service back.

Wouldn't it have been better to have a 410A ir B/C instead of a new route number entirely?

Lastly, the scheme for the hybrids is underwhelming.

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1 hour ago, newflyerinvero said:

Thought the 916 would be PULSE-D in 2023? Guessing the expected ridership has exceeded expectations?

Or, what criteria, if any, did they look at to determine the 916 to be a Pulse route ahead of schedule?

Nice to see the area around Garden and Anderson get service back.

Wouldn't it have been better to have a 410A ir B/C instead of a new route number entirely?

Lastly, the scheme for the hybrids is underwhelming.

I believe so but @J. Hollingsworth may be able to shine some light on the 916 PULSE-sification. The scheme is to be expected...after all they aren't PULSE buses to begin with...maybe they may slap some hybrid logos on it...like they did with 6113 for the holiday bus and what not...

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21 hours ago, newflyerinvero said:

 

Nice to see the area around Garden and Anderson get service back.

That's what some of the Whitby residents would be pleased of. 

Sadly, for us North Ajax folks - we've been left out because of the sudden (and indefinite) hiatus of one of my favourite bus routes: the 225.

I would really wish that DRT should expand their On-Demand service to replace the bus routes being lost. 

Aside from that, I wished that there should be a bus route that serves the "Food Truck Corral" in North Oshawa. The nearest bus route would be the 905 (but sadly there isn't a stop on Simcoe and Winchester(?) that serves near the locale). 

Just my food for thought (pun intended). 

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