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@Gerbil, it could also be a St. Denis bus because they have 22-266 and 22-267.

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22-296 was on the Peerless special today doing the 141X. It's a Frontenac bus.

28-003 was also on the Peerless special.

Legendre's 22-202 was on the 141 today.

32-809 has small front interior fleet numbers. It was on the 139 today. Does Legendre have all 10 of the 2012 artics?

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37-055 & 56 are now in service and 58-61-62 & 64 are at Stinson.  Seats are configurate differently because there is a second place available for wheel chair. On the other way, I don't know if they transfert 30-155 to 30-165 to another CT.  I didn't see one of them for a while at Stinson.

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I caught 37-058 on the 420 this afternoon (Stinson extra; run 104E-12). It might have been the first time it was in service. The iBus equipment hadn't been installed yet, and there was a plastic cover over the slot where the stop display screen is supposed to go.

The main difference in the seating layout is that the four front-facing single seats have been shifted to the curb side, and the driver's side is now exclusively flip-down seats (wheelchair zone).

Here's a poor quality photo demonstrating the layout (the bus was too busy for me to do any better)

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On 9/9/2017 at 9:40 AM, M106 said:

37-055 & 56 are now in service and 58-61-62 & 64 are at Stinson.  Seats are configurate differently because there is a second place available for wheel chair. On the other way, I don't know if they transfert 30-155 to 30-165 to another CT.  I didn't see one of them for a while at Stinson.

30-155 was on the 15 today, so maybe they were sent to Frontenac. I also saw some 30-15X at SL during the summer.

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On 12/09/2017 at 5:58 PM, Gerbil said:

I caught 37-058 on the 420 this afternoon (Stinson extra; run 104E-12). It might have been the first time it was in service. The iBus equipment hadn't been installed yet, and there was a plastic cover over the slot where the stop display screen is supposed to go.

The main difference in the seating layout is that the four front-facing single seats have been shifted to the curb side, and the driver's side is now exclusively flip-down seats (wheelchair zone).

Here's a poor quality photo demonstrating the layout (the bus was too busy for me to do any better)

IMG_20170912_165333.jpg

30-155 was on the 15 today, so maybe they were sent to Frontenac. I also saw some 30-15X at SL during the summer.

Which bus is the first to have this layout?

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10 hours ago, AlexLy said:

Which bus is the first to have this layout?

The previous batch was up to 37-054, so I assume 37-055 is the first with the new layout.

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The 2008 hybrids seem to be becoming less reliable lately.

28-703 got changed off for 29-109 on the 63 yesterday.

28-701 broke down on the 90 during PM rush today. It was dead at Upper Lachine/Melrose.

Speaking of which, 28-708 is still MIA. I wonder if they ever replaced the battery after they reached the end of their life cycle last year.

Finally, 30-079 has been wrapped once again. This time for Sketchers. It was on the 51 this morning.

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Unless it gets changed off, it looks like 23-209 is going to be on the 365 tonight operating as an SD extra. I saw it around 21:30 on the 166 (accesibility violation; run 26).

MR 30-083 was on the 201. 

22-361 was on the 204. It has a tailgate from a 2003-2008 LFS.

SN 29-073 was on the 211. 

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18 minutes ago, Gerbil said:

Unless it gets changed off, it looks like 23-209 is going to be on the 365 tonight operating as an SD extra. I saw it around 21:30 on the 166 (accesibility violation; run 26).

MR 30-083 was on the 201. 

22-361 was on the 204. It has a tailgate from a 2003-2008 LFS.

SN 29-073 was on the 211. 

23-209 isn't a Legendre bus?

I believe 22-361 is a St. Denis bus.

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Yesterday's sightings:

LaSalle's 28-706 was on the 41!!! uFnx2.gif I have never seen LaSalle send these buses to be run by other garages!

St. Laurent's 31-079 was also on the 41.

31-141 was on the 139 then in the evening this bus was running on the 193. It was not marked as a short turn.

Stinson's 37-022 was on the 460! This bus arrived at it's eastern terminus around 17h50 so @Gerbil can look this run up for his curiousity!

30-156 was on the 141.

30-162 was on the 448 then became the 26. This bus has the Frontenac checkered bumper. Someone asked where these buses went so maybe they are at Anjou now.

Anjou's 24-217 was on the 85.

22-301 was on the 64.

Legendre's 29-849 was on the 470.

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On 9/14/2017 at 6:54 PM, Gerbil said:

Speaking of which, 28-708 is still MIA. I wonder if they ever replaced the battery after they reached the end of their life cycle last year.

 

Don't believe anything that person says, he is unreliable and always making things up. I called him out on his bullshit in another post on tha forum and he simply deleted his posts.

None of the 28-7XX have had their batteries switched yet. The STO sent the batteries from the Hybrid they converted to the STM. 28-708 has been sitting at Legendre Carroserie for a couple of months due to an accident.

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2 minutes ago, MTL66 said:

Don't believe anything that person says, he is unreliable and always making things up. I called him out on his bullshit in another post on tha forum and he simply deleted his posts.

None of the 28-7XX have had their batteries switched yet. The STO sent the batteries from the Hybrid they converted to the STM. 28-708 has been sitting at Legendre Carroserie for a couple of months due to an accident.

I assume this is STO 0701 right? 0702 has been missing for about year now. Do you know if it is going to be converted to diesel also?

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Just now, ONQCBusFan said:

I assume this is STO 0701 right? 0702 has been missing for about year now. Do you know if it is going to be converted to diesel also?

Where are you getting that info, I have pictures of 0702 in service in the last year...

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On 9/20/2017 at 12:37 AM, MTL66 said:

Where are you getting that info, I have pictures of 0702 in service in the last year...

I go downtown all the time and I haven't 0702 seen in service since last year. so I'm either thinking it's retired from service or stored somewhere.

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16 hours ago, MTL66 said:

Don't believe anything that person says, he is unreliable and always making things up. I called him out on his bullshit in another post on tha forum and he simply deleted his posts.

None of the 28-7XX have had their batteries switched yet. The STO sent the batteries from the Hybrid they converted to the STM. 28-708 has been sitting at Legendre Carroserie for a couple of months due to an accident.

Thanks for letting me know. I did notice a recent post of his claiming 60-013 was retired in 2014, so that did seem like a bit of a red flag.

On 9/16/2017 at 11:06 PM, Matt Demers said:

23-209 isn't a Legendre bus?

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Stinson's 37-022 was on the 460! This bus arrived at it's eastern terminus around 17h50 so @Gerbil can look this run up for his curiousity!

I think 23-209 is normally a LE bus, but it was operating on a SD run on Saturday.

37-022 was probably on 100-03, which interlines from the 495.

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Monday:

LE 24-211 on the 90.

37-062 on the 17.

Yesterday:

37-067 on the 105.

Today:

22-263 on the 90 around 7:00.

LS 26-012 on the 124 around 7:20.

37-072 on the 105 around 16:20.

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On 12/09/2017 at 5:58 PM, Gerbil said:

I caught 37-058 on the 420 this afternoon (Stinson extra; run 104E-12). It might have been the first time it was in service. The iBus equipment hadn't been installed yet, and there was a plastic cover over the slot where the stop display screen is supposed to go.

The main difference in the seating layout is that the four front-facing single seats have been shifted to the curb side, and the driver's side is now exclusively flip-down seats (wheelchair zone).

Here's a poor quality photo demonstrating the layout (the bus was too busy for me to do any better)

IMG_20170912_165333.jpg

30-155 was on the 15 today, so maybe they were sent to Frontenac. I also saw some 30-15X at SL during the summer.

Fantastic news, we can finally see out the windshield from the back of the bus! The wheelchair zone always blocked the view.

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On 9/22/2017 at 6:48 PM, SMS said:

Fantastic news, we can finally see out the windshield from the back of the bus! The wheelchair zone always blocked the view.

Although, the number of front facing seats (other than the rear row) has been reduced from 5 to 4. I don't see why so much space is needed for wheelchairs. In the past (1996-2008 models), the wheelchair zones were 3 seats long, then they were increased to 4 (2009), and then 6 (2010-2017). Now the wheelchair zone consists of 8-9 seats (I don't remember the exact number). My point being: two wheelchairs could have fit on the bus with 6 fold-up seats, and they could have installed more front-facing seats.

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29-155 broke down on the 90 during AM rush yesterday.

37-078 was on the 105 this morning.

FR 22-242 was on the 105 this morning.

30-031 is wrapped for Just-Eat.ca. It was on the 124 this morning.

30-076 is wrapped for Priceless Cities. It was on the 51 this morning.

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Legendre's 29-852 was parked at Stinson.

Stinson's 28-126 was on the 106 at noon time.

23-212 was on the 161.

22-241 is parked outside Frontenac...again. No one ever sees this bus in service but it's always parked outside every few weeks. Also at Frontenac was 27-533 (Anjou? LaSalle?) and Stinson's 22-304 was parked inside beside Anjou's 22-318.

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I took 22-201 on the 90 yesterday morning around 7:00. We caught up to 29-114 operating on the previous departure (scheduled half an hour earlier) near Atwater. I guess the driver of 29-114 was late for work...

I took 31-053 on the 90 this morning. It was the last 31-XXX spotted at Stinson and it seems to have gone to LS, contrary to the other buses from 31-046-31-054, which are at SL.

24-210, 24-237 and 24-263 were also on the 90

I took 22-393 and 23-206 on the 211 today. 22-408, 22-422 and 24-266 were also on the 211. 

The proportion of 2002-2004 buses out at LS seems highest on Sundays.

22 hours ago, Matt Demers said:

22-241 is parked outside Frontenac...again. No one ever sees this bus in service but it's always parked outside every few weeks. Also at Frontenac was 27-533 (Anjou? LaSalle?) and Stinson's 22-304 was parked inside beside Anjou's 22-318.

Last time I remember seeing 22-241 in service was when I took it in May when it was visiting LS.

22-304 was on the 90 on Thursday morning. I wasn't sure if it was running 15 minutes late on the Stinson extra or if it was running out of Lasalle. I also saw it on the 162 on Tuesday.

27-533 is usually at Lasalle.

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On ‎2017‎-‎09‎-‎22 at 7:07 PM, Gerbil said:

Although, the number of front facing seats (other than the rear row) has been reduced from 5 to 4. I don't see why so much space is needed for wheelchairs. In the past (1996-2008 models), the wheelchair zones were 3 seats long, then they were increased to 4 (2009), and then 6 (2010-2017). Now the wheelchair zone consists of 8-9 seats (I don't remember the exact number). My point being: two wheelchairs could have fit on the bus with 6 fold-up seats, and they could have installed more front-facing seats.

I am guessing that the wheelchair zone now also incorporates strollers, but I am sure that you already know that.

On ‎2017‎-‎09‎-‎24 at 6:38 PM, Gerbil said:

I took 22-201 on the 90 yesterday morning around 7:00. We caught up to 29-114 operating on the previous departure (scheduled half an hour earlier) near Atwater. I guess the driver of 29-114 was late for work...

I disagree with your assessment. There are strict guidelines for tardiness in the collective agreement. In the context of where I work, if we are late just one minute, we are docked pay and benefits for the day, and we are merely paid for hours worked (IE you lose your 8 hour guarantee). The work will be filled almost immediately by a standby driver. It is possible for the late driver to become standby and wait for any available work. Usually in training, you get used to reporting on time and arriving early. I would not be surprised if people were excused from continuing training if they were repeatedly late, after all if they cannot be bothered to show up on time, what happens when he or she becomes a driver? Continued late reports will be met by disciplinary measures.

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21 hours ago, SMS said:

I am guessing that the wheelchair zone now also incorporates strollers, but I am sure that you already know that.

They've had signs up indicating that strollers should go in the wheelchair zone for years now. Most people with strollers ignore them though... I think an ideal layout for two wheelchair places would be similar OC Transpo's VIIs and Inveros: 3 fold up seats at the front on either side.

21 hours ago, SMS said:

I disagree with your assessment. There are strict guidelines for tardiness in the collective agreement. In the context of where I work, if we are late just one minute, we are docked pay and benefits for the day, and we are merely paid for hours worked (IE you lose your 8 hour guarantee). The work will be filled almost immediately by a standby driver. It is possible for the late driver to become standby and wait for any available work. Usually in training, you get used to reporting on time and arriving early. I would not be surprised if people were excused from continuing training if they were repeatedly late, after all if they cannot be bothered to show up on time, what happens when he or she becomes a driver? Continued late reports will be met by disciplinary measures.

Fair enough, I regret jumping to that conclusion. There are several other possibilities for what could have happened. (Maybe the bus that was initially assigned to the driver had trouble). That being said, it probably would have been a good idea for the dispatch to have had the bus skip the beginning of the route so that it could have been closer to on time.

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Yesterday:

I caught SN 22-258 on the 51 (SD extra).

28-094 was on the 124E at Vendome in the morning and the 51 in the evening. It must have been transferred during the day, since I'm sure I would have noticed if there was a MR extra on the 124E (I regularly pass Vendome at that time).

29-078 was on the 51 in the evening.

Today:

29-106 was on the 63.

30-038 was on the 104.

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