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25-222 is back in service after a 14 month absence! It was on the 419. I can't tell for certain from the photo I took, but I think it has the old fare sticker from before the 2019 change since the new fare sticker has a black background at the top. 

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Saturday (Mar 7)
LS 29-082 was spotted on the 170 Keller…
38-061 was on the 64.

Monday (Mar 9)
Caught 29-002 on the 129, run 07. Also spotted 26-015 on it.

Today (Mar 10)
Caught 25-244 on the 144, run 20. Also saw 25-226 and 27-510 on it.
Caught 28-112 on the 129 in the PM, run 42. Spotted 30-039 ET at Mont-Royal/du Parc, 29-052 and 31-096 on the 129, and 26-059 ET. Later, the last one was tracking on the 51E.

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I took 31-090 on the 144-E at 9:18. It wasn't tracking.

28-061 was on the 90 during PM rush, not tracking.

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30-222 was on the 41. One of the best running 2010 LFS! :o

Frontenac's 26-027 was on the 161 this morning.

Anjou's 28-007 was on the 160 this morning. It has a rear ad rack from a Classic!

Mont Royal's 30-057 and LaSalle's 29-147 were on the 161 this afternoon. 

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25-232 returned to service yesterday, inactive since last May. 25-240 returned to service last week, inactive since March 2019. And on Monday as I've already mentioned, 25-222 returned to service, inactive since January 2019. Nice to see all these 25s come back.

I took SN 37-050 on the 419 this afternoon.

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I took 28-100 on the 200 today. It no longer has the vapor class sensing rear doors anymore and has the push-bar doors now.

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3 hours ago, jge0364 said:

I took 28-100 on the 200 today. It no longer has the vapor class sensing rear doors anymore and has the push-bar doors now.

It had those doors for a while. 28-101 also has them.

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27-004 was on the 188 this morning and is on the 355 tonight! 

25-211 was on the 161 again. St. Denis has become interesting again with the acquisition of all "rocket buses" from LaSalle and some from Mont Royal! :D

Stinson's 29-805 was on the 139 tonight.

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I took 31-013 on the 144 this afternoon, run 11.

This morning, I took 28-061 on the 107 run 17, still not tracking.

In the pm, I also spotted AN 30-123 running on the 92, not tracking. On the 115 were 28-131, ex-FR 31-193 and 37-095.

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Frontenac's 26-049 was on the 161 this morning.

Anjou's 28-007 was on the 160 again this morning. 

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2020-03-14

SD 26-014, AN 28-088, SN 28-115, and SD 29-061 were parked outside CT SL.

28-101 was also parked outside SL, still with the Vapor sensing rear doors. 

EDIT: Forgot to mention that 28-027 was being towed to CT SL.

2020-03-15

MR rocket 25-235 was on the 200 and their 30-071 was on the 211

Edited by West Island Transit Fan
Added sighting.

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Spotted 26-069 ET at Cavendish/Sherbrooke around noon.

30-030 was on the 138, run 57.

37-008 was on the 124.

29-067 (not tracking) is on the 92. Run 18-01.

Seems like the newest instructions, probably sent out today, was to board passengers from the back doors.

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Saturday:

• 25-217 was on the 66 in the afternoon.

• 37-061 was on the 105 in the afternoon with a helvetica font rear fleet number.

Sunday:

• AN's 26-064 was on the 105 in the afternoon with a very large front exterior fleet number.

Yesterday:

• SD's 31-024 was on the 105 in the morning.

Today:

• SD's 28-090 was on the 105 this morning.

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Does the STM really need 1425 buses for morning rush during the quarantine period? Most buses are empty; they could maybe take advantage of the situation and service more buses to avoid any shortage in the near future when the situation comes back to normal?

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Spotted 28-125 on the 128, both last night and today. Hmmm

I saw 30-063 parked outside Stinson without the driver side mirror. The spreadsheet has it inactive since July 2019.

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8 hours ago, IamLegend said:

Does the STM really need 1425 buses for morning rush during the quarantine period? Most buses are empty; they could maybe take advantage of the situation and service more buses to avoid any shortage in the near future when the situation comes back to normal?

The flip side to the argument is that less buses equals more people on the bus. Not the best idea when everyone should be actively pursuing social distancing.

Another important point is that there is a ''listes" (board period) that needs to be respected. We cannot drop everything and run a Sunday schedule 7 days a week. 

Suppose there are nurses that depend on getting to their hospitals via transit. We must continue to serve these vitally important people!!

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12 hours ago, SMS said:

The flip side to the argument is that less buses equals more people on the bus. Not the best idea when everyone should be actively pursuing social distancing.

Another important point is that there is a ''listes" (board period) that needs to be respected. We cannot drop everything and run a Sunday schedule 7 days a week. 

Suppose there are nurses that depend on getting to their hospitals via transit. We must continue to serve these vitally important 

Excellent points! Today, I just saw a petition to close down the metro and it already reached 5000 signatures. Maybe some people want a complete shutdown of the transit system which would be crazy!

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OK let's think this one through. Shutting down the metro will require SPS meaning more people on potentially less buses! Not exactly a recipe for failure. Mayor Plante said in the media she will only shut down transit if told to do so from a higher governmental decree. I would tell those people who signed the petition just to stop using the metro and use parallel bus service on the surface. Just because you do not use it does not mean you get to deprive others from using it.

I appreciate your agreement. I work on the front lines. Even though there is a significant drop in ridership, there is still a purpose for us offering service. At the same time, our union is ensuring that all drivers are kept working during these difficult times.

I am not saying that the schedule will never be changed. The situation changes from one day to the next. We could ostensibly rely on holiday schedules (a Saturday + schedule similar to Boxing Day or Christmas Eve, or even better an Easter Monday schedule where certain routes supplement the 45 to TCV). 

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STM 747 airport bus is the first victim of the pandemic, During daytime, all buses are shorturned at Lionel-Groulx, only late and overnight service continue into downtown core. This means much less buses are required to run that service

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3 hours ago, eclair14 said:

STM 747 airport bus is the first victim of the pandemic, During daytime, all buses are shorturned at Lionel-Groulx, only late and overnight service continue into downtown core. This means much less buses are required to run that service

Yeah, I noticed that too. Only two buses are tracking on the 747 now and they track with a special 2157XXXXX trip ID.

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26-086 was on the 97 around 18:45. This bus hasn't been tracking since December but a few of us have seen it in service since then. 

27-505 and 38-039 were En Transit on Rue Fullum going towards CT MR. 

25-222 was parked inside CT MR.

 

 

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38-013 was on the 20 going East near Ste-Julie at 10:30, En Transit. Any idea where it's going?

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