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Is there a way to search up route history of a specific bus on TransSee?

1196 was temporarily moved to Southwest from the North division for maybe 1 or 2 days, then moved back. Curious to see what routes its been on.

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On 1/23/2020 at 3:23 AM, York Transit said:

Is there a way to search up route history of a specific bus on TransSee?

1196 was temporarily moved to Southwest from the North division for maybe 1 or 2 days, then moved back. Curious to see what routes its been on.

589/590 Maybe, since 1189-90 are all not available so they had to send the backup vehicle.

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Saw a picture of YRT New Flyer XE40 #1912 on a flatbed at the Crookston, MN plant, presumably heading for Canada.

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Ownership of Newmarket Terminal will be transferred to York Region starting tomorrow, seems like they will do some renovations after they takeover the ownership.

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11 hours ago, Viva5113 said:

Ownership of Newmarket Terminal will be transferred to York Region starting tomorrow, seems like they will do some renovations after they takeover the ownership.

Who owned it previously?

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22 minutes ago, Joshuamumble said:

As per this Instagram post, Viva 1975 has entered service: (photo credit to the owner)

There is a separate YRT/Viva New Vehicle Deliveries thread specifically for tracking sightings of new buses being delivered, or entering service. For the future, posts like this belong in that thread. 1975 has already been posted there, a couple hours before your post.

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2 hours ago, TTC 9701 said:

Define this. All active buses in the fleet?

Yes. All buses are out from all divisions today were like that

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I don't have very much information on this, do I do apologize if this may be inaccurate.

There's the possibility that a new YRT terminal will be built on Canada's Wonderland's property, close to Major Makenzie.

How legitimate is this and what had changed from the future terminus of a 20B service and the 760?

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17 hours ago, newflyerinvero said:

I don't have very much information on this, do I do apologize if this may be inaccurate.

There's the possibility that a new YRT terminal will be built on Canada's Wonderland's property, close to Major Makenzie.

How legitimate is this and what had changed from the future terminus of a 20B service and the 760?

I think the plan was to have some sort of transit terminal at the new hospital on the north side of Major Mackenzie.  It makes more sense to use the Hospital as the terminal as it's used year-round, though Wonderland has now been planning events throughout the year.

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YRT is now allowing advertising wraps on Viva. Spotted 5106 this afternoon with a rear wrap for Air India (same wrap is on conventional buses 206, 207, 210, and 217).

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5 hours ago, Articulated said:

YRT is now allowing advertising wraps on Viva. Spotted 5106 this afternoon with a rear wrap for Air India (same wrap is on conventional buses 206, 207, 210, and 217).

Could they just be allowing them on the 5100 series? I wonder Why they would be allowing ads on the Viva branded now.

 

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YRT released the final version of their 2020 service plan onto the web. Quick summary:

April 2020:

  • 50 Queensway rush hour frequency increased from every 38 minutes to every 32 minutes. Service to Pefferlaw removed (seems by the wording that Mobility On-Request hours will be extended to service these trips)
  • 10 Woodbridge reduced to rush hour only - no mention if it will be replaced by on-demand service
  • 13 Islington Saturday service discontinued
  • 15 Stouffville and Mobility On-Request Stouffville discontinued
  • 22 King City Saturday service removed but replaced by 96 Keele-Yonge, running every 60 minutes
  • 28 Huntington discontinued
  • 40 Unionville Local Sunday service discontinued
  • 41 Markham Local Sunday service discontinued
  • 44 Bristol and Mobility On-Request Saturday service discontinued
  • 55 Davis Drive discontinued - existing 55B branch renamed to 55 and extended to run through 404 Town Centre
  • 56 Gotham-Eagle Sunday service discontinued before 11:00am
  • 77A Highway 7 discontinued
  • NEW 89 Bathurst route running from Newmarket Terminal to Seneca College King every 25 minutes during rush hour - they're anticipating 655 people daily, which is on par with the 18 Bur Oak all day ridership.
  • 96 Keele-Yonge NEW Saturday service running every 60 minutes between 9:00a and 7:00p
  • NEW Mobility On-Request East Gwillimbury GO Station - running from East Gwillimbury GO to addresses in Sharon. No service hours given

June 2020:

  • NEW Mobility On-Request Aurora - Conversion of existing Aurora and Oak Ridges On-Request service to an address -> nearest in service bus stop or hub style service (rather than bus stop -> nearest in service bus stop). 

September 2020:

  • Cornell Terminal opens, routing revised and frequency widened on the following routes:
    • Route 1 extended into the terminal with service along Church St retained. Frequency reduced 1-3 minutes.
    • Route 2 extended into the terminal on weekends. Frequency reduced 5-10 minutes.
    • Route 9 extended into the terminal. Frequency reduced 3 minutes.
    • Route 16 extended into the terminal with service along Church St retained. Frequency reduced 1-3 minutes.
    • Route 18 extended into the terminal with service along Church St removed. No change in frequency.
    • Route 25 extended into the terminal with service along Church St removed. No change in frequency.
    • Route 522 extended into the terminal with service along Church St retained. Frequency reduced 2 minutes.
    • Viva Purple extended into the terminal with service along Church St removed, however the Markham Stouffville Hospital stop will be removed. Map seems to indicate the route will continue to travel out to Bur Oak Avenue however (I'm hoping this is a drawing error). No change in frequency.
    • No mention of plans to revise the 201, 303 or any school specials to service the terminal.
  • 402 Bur Oak / PET School Special - 1/2 morning trips removed

November 2020:

  • NEW Mobility On-Request King City GO - running from King City GO to addresses in King. No service hours given. Existing On-Request service likely discontinued.
  • NEW Mobility On-Request Stouffville - running from the nearest fixed route or predetermined hub to addresses in Stouffville. No service hours given.

December 2020 (Deferred into 2021, no precise date given):

  • 4/4A Major Mackenzie consolidated into one service - routing to Vaughan Mills Terminal removed and all service will run along the 4A to Pine Valley. Route will service Mackenzie Vaughan hospital terminal. Slight frequency reduction of 2-3 minutes off-peak.
  • 20 Jane service will run into the new Mackenzie Vaughan hospital terminal. No change in frequency.
  • 760 Vaughan Mills / Wonderland will run into the new Mackenzie Vaughan hospital terminal. No change in frequency.

The FTN initiative to have all routes 15 minutes or less by 2025 seems to have been drastically reduced, with only the 50 identified for improvement this year. At the current rate of improvement its doubtful that all routes will achieve 15 minutes or better rush hour frequency by 2025. 

Also curiously absent is any mention of the Viva Network Expansion plan to realign Viva Green to Leslie and introduce Viva Silver along Jane and Major Mackenzie. These have been present in the previous annual plans as being implemented around 2022. 

More information: https://view.publitas.com/york-region-transportation-services/2020-transit-initiatives/page/1

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It is also good to note that YRT is planning to buy following new buses

* 28 60ft New Flyer XD60

* 9 30ft buses (manufacturer  didn't identified, maybe through metrolinx?)

* 3 Arbocs.

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2 hours ago, Viva5113 said:

It is also good to note that YRT is planning to buy following new buses

* 28 60ft New Flyer XD60

I don't think that this is a good thing to note at all.

 

YRT should be focusing on improving its headways on all routes. Buying more artics will not help that situation.

 

Dan

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18 hours ago, TTC 9701 said:

Could they just be allowing them on the 5100 series? I wonder Why they would be allowing ads on the Viva branded now.

 

While I haven't personally seen any VIVA buses given rear wrap ads, at least they're rear based and not on the sides.

DRT Pulse buses have smaller ads, but are on the rear windows and not covering the Pulse logos at the back.

To my knowledge, most ZUM nor miExoress buses have any ads and shouldn't. 

HSR only recently had gotten banner ads on their articulated buses,. The only difference are that they aren't really BRT exclusive vehicles, unlike ZUM and miExpress ones.

The conventional A330s I've seen have a banner and window-lined long bar on two of them, but forgot which ones. Don't think the conventional AG330s have any side banners, but the full rear wraps would be interesting to see.

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"NEW 89 Bathurst route running from Newmarket Terminal to Seneca College King every 25 minutes during rush hour - they're anticipating 655 people daily, which is on par with the 18 Bur Oak all day ridership."

Looks like they're bringing back the old Route 222 from way back when YRT started.

"NEW Mobility On-Request East Gwillimbury GO Station - running from East Gwillimbury GO to addresses in Sharon. No service hours given"

Very likely rush-hour only, there's very little demand for the station outside weekday rush-train operations. It's going to be many years until it's the transit hub it's planning it to be. 

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6 hours ago, smallspy said:

I don't think that this is a good thing to note at all.

 

YRT should be focusing on improving its headways on all routes. Buying more artics will not help that situation.

 

Dan

What are they writing off with these antics coming in?

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6 hours ago, smallspy said:

I don't think that this is a good thing to note at all.

 

YRT should be focusing on improving its headways on all routes. Buying more artics will not help that situation.

 

Dan

Those look like they could be replacement units for the 23 YRT 200-series Van Hool artics. The fact that the VIVA 7200's might not be downgraded to YRT units could mean that the Van Hool artic fleet is on the way out.

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6 minutes ago, Streety McCarface said:

What are they writing off with these antics coming in?

1 minute ago, D. DeLarge said:

Those look like they could be replacement units for the 23 YRT 200-series Van Hool artics. The fact that the VIVA 7200's might not be downgraded to YRT units could mean that the Van Hool artic fleet is on the way out.

They will be to replace 201-223, the 2005 Van Hool AG300 artics. They did not receive a full rebuild when they were converted to conventional service - only the bare essential items such as exterior paint, farebox installation, and recovered seats. I commute on them every day, and they are well beyond their best-before date.

The extra 3 artics (plus more from the reduced spare ratio) will likely allow the conversion of another route to articulated buses.

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8 hours ago, Viva5113 said:

It is also good to note that YRT is planning to buy following new buses

* 28 60ft New Flyer XD60

* 9 30ft buses (manufacturer  didn't identified, maybe through metrolinx?)

* 3 Arbocs.

Interesting that they are purchasing 30 footers. This one could go either way. They might opt with a Vicinity just because it has a Voith transmission, which the Enviro 200 does not or go with the Metrolinx contract.

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Thought this would might have been of interest. This looks really good!

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