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Two metro disruptions in a day... not my lucky day at all.

I was planning on getting 30-838 on the 121-E (so rare to have an ISL artic on this run) and 29-035 on the 144 this morning, but the orange line was down from Montmo to Beaubien. I had to go towards Côte-Vertu instead on the 121, with 30-831 overflowing with Laurenhill students (Wednesdays are always so dreadful)... and the driver yelling at passengers (in a not so polite way) to move behind the yellow line. Come on, it only comes every 14 minutes! Just radio in about the overcrowding if you find it uncomfortable...

Even worse in the evening: the metro had problems all afternoon, and the trains I took had to queue at each station for extended periods. The icing on the cake however is coming out at Côte-Vertu to see I have the choice between 31-084 and 30-852... I give up with Stinson. I had a long day, was tired and I took 31-084. I never thought it's going to be so difficult to even see a hybrid these days. If they love the ISL9s so much they should probably send the 37 series to Legendre for their entire stock of 31 series.

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On 11/10/2021 at 10:28 PM, Frozen Yogurt said:The icing on the cake however is coming out at Côte-Vertu to see I have the choice between 31-084 and 30-852... I give up with Stinson. I had a long day, was tired and I took 31-084. I never thought it's going to be so difficult to even see a hybrid these days. If they love the ISL9s so much they should probably send the 37 series to Legendre for their entire stock of 31 series.

Although arguably a better fleet than SN, my luck with SL has not been great. I’d honestly rather a 3rd gen (I can’t believe I’m saying this) over the sea of plastic seat 38s and 40s I take each day. I’ve had few 28s surprisingly (the ideal SL bus). Definitely not as exciting as pre-covid when I’d get 22s, 23s, 24s, 28s almost daily. The hybrids are good, just leave me feeling stiff for the day. I vote massaging seats for Gen 5!

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6 hours ago, haydenrab said:

Although arguably a better fleet than SN, my luck with SL has not been great. I’d honestly rather a 3rd gen (I can’t believe I’m saying this) over the sea of plastic seat 38s and 40s I take each day. I’ve had few 28s surprisingly (the ideal SL bus). Definitely not as exciting as pre-covid when I’d get 22s, 23s, 24s, 28s almost daily. The hybrids are good, just leave me feeling stiff for the day. I vote massaging seats for Gen 5!

I've come to like the 40/41-series. The lack of inner plastic layer makes it easier to see out the windows, especially at night. IMO the 38/39-series were the worst in terms of the interior. Maybe I only like them because I don't have any other choice?

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Stinson had a lot of cancellations today. Two 465-N's in a row were missing, as was the 119-N I intended to take. Today's 465-N schedule is on the left, while the theoretical one is on the right.

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Made for a crowded 165 ride on 29-805!

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7 hours ago, haydenrab said:

Although arguably a better fleet than SN, my luck with SL has not been great. I’d honestly rather a 3rd gen (I can’t believe I’m saying this) over the sea of plastic seat 38s and 40s I take each day. I’ve had few 28s surprisingly (the ideal SL bus). Definitely not as exciting as pre-covid when I’d get 22s, 23s, 24s, 28s almost daily. The hybrids are good, just leave me feeling stiff for the day. I vote massaging seats for Gen 5!

Gen 5, I hope they actually come with seats and windows lol.

I might be the oddball one here, but I'll take anything over ISL9s! I guess the only reason I'm kind of upset with the current state of Stinson is I barely took any old buses before the pandemic. It was always lots of 30/31 series on the 16 (back when it ran out of St-Laurent), and 31/33 series on the 165. Then I got stuck with Stinson in 2018 and only took 9 2nd gens that year. It got a lot better in 2019, but when I finally had the chance to take the "good old" St-Denis in 2020, I barely had any occasion for rides before everything went south in March. Anyway, I'll have to take what I have, so there's no use for me to lament anymore. To be honest, I consider your luck great for always getting the 38/40 series, the last time I needed to take a SL route it was a 30 series that came...

Spotted 40-907 doing road tests yesterday and STL 2053 deadheading. 

Today: 29-803 was on the 121, but got replaced by 31-860 :(. I took 37-095 on the 121E.

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After two weeks of much deserved vacation, I decided to come in and do a little overtime on my off day. I merely did some extras

  • 20704 on 532 Centennial AM (1 regular 1 extra)
  • 20904 on 660 Antoine-Brossard PM (2 regulars 1 extra)
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37-089 zoomed right past me this AM on the 171, because it was full. That's at 10:05 am... I settled for 30-878 on the 121.

On 11/12/2021 at 11:18 PM, Frozen Yogurt said:

Today: 29-803 was on the 121, but got replaced by 31-860 :(. I took 37-095 on the 121E.

29-803 ended up on the same run today. I was planning on taking it later in the day, but it broke down again and got replaced by 31-840. I took 37-102 on the 171 instead.

33-811 and 826 were on the 121 as well, both not tracking.

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Caught 36-044 towed on highway 40 this morning going towards CT AN after being inactive since June 2020. Probably fixed by now. 

31-026 was on the 99 this morning not tracking, later on 29-039 replaced him around 9:00. 

28-002 doing the 41 around 15:00

41-031 ET this morning and 034 doing 141 extra this afternoon 

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