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So once this double decker order is complete, there are no new busses on order? Is there still a need for non double decker busses?

 

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39 minutes ago, Shaun said:

So once this double decker order is complete, there are no new busses on order? Is there still a need for non double decker busses?

 

Pretty sure there is an option for more. I don't know the numbers yet it is posted on here somewhere.

Seems the 9:20PM GO Train from GCS (Guelph Central Station) is having some equipment issues. It is currently sitting outside my place.

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Apparently the electric GO Enviro Double Decker bus has been delivered to the GTA, now sitting at the ADL factory in Vaughan, ON.

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7 hours ago, ORION said:

Apparently the electric GO Enviro Double Decker bus has been delivered to the GTA, now sitting at the ADL factory in Vaughan, ON.

Was that built in Canada or Ireland?

Kinda like this one. 

he said it's like driving a giant golf cart. 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Shaun said:

Was that built in Canada or Ireland?

Kinda like this one. 

he said it's like driving a giant golf cart. 

 

 

I wonder of it is part of the BYD partnership thats going on in England.

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1 hour ago, TTC 9701 said:

I wonder of it is part of the BYD partnership thats going on in England.

ADL partnered with Proterra for the Enviro500EV. It will use their battery technology and a new electrically driven axle from Allison. The pilot bus for Foothill Transit was spotted doing testing in the UK last year.

1 hour ago, Shaun said:

Was that built in Canada or Ireland?

Kinda like this one. 

he said it's like driving a giant golf cart. 

 

 

Falkirk is in Scotland. Not Ireland.

Also, that is a GreenPower bus.

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Metrolinx has been approved to use and has selected the CP General Motors bridge for the Bowmanville extension. It has been unused since GM Closed up shop in Oshawa.

this will significantly cut the project cost down as well as construction time... Metrolinx takes their sweet time building bridges.  

http://www.metrolinx.com/en/docs/pdf/board_agenda/20200220/20200220_BoardMtg_Bowmanville_Initial_Business_Case.pdf

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1 hour ago, 110B West Pickering said:

Metrolinx has been approved to use and has selected the CP General Motors bridge for the Bowmanville extension. It has been unused since GM Closed up shop in Oshawa.

this will significantly cut the project cost down as well as construction time... Metrolinx takes their sweet time building bridges.  

http://www.metrolinx.com/en/docs/pdf/board_agenda/20200220/20200220_BoardMtg_Bowmanville_Initial_Business_Case.pdf

And sometimes they come out upside down!

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On 2/12/2020 at 11:24 AM, ORION said:

Apparently the electric GO Enviro Double Decker bus has been delivered to the GTA, now sitting at the ADL factory in Vaughan, ON.

Does it look exactly the same aa other diesel powered GO SuperLo E500?

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Any idea if they're loaned/leased from ADL, how long it will stay in Toronto, and whether it will be open for passenger service or not?

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32 minutes ago, anyfong said:

Any idea if they're loaned/leased from ADL, how long it will stay in Toronto, and whether it will be open for passenger service or not?

You will find out when the time comes. Everyone is probably wanting to know what is going on.

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One of the members of the BFAST steering committee on Wednesday, while transferring between a GO 47 bus and an HSR 2-Barton bus, at the Hamilton GO Centre, was stopped and ticketed $1,000 for jaywalking. Yes, jaywalking. Sure, she wasn't using the specific path to go to the HSR bus area. She wasn't told that she could be safer to just use the designated pathway, nor a warning for that matter. Nope, a fine of that amount.
There were two others doing the same thing that was nabbed. The person ticketing her said that she could ticket them all. Just can't do that.
So, she's going to appeal it in a Hamilton court next week. Wow.
 

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5 minutes ago, newflyerinvero said:

Two things.
First off, one of the members of the BFAST steering committee on Wednesday, while transferring between a GO 47 bus and an HSR 2-Barton bus, at the Hamilton GO Centre, was stopped and ticketed $1,000 for jaywalking. Yes, jaywalking. Sure, she wasn't using the specific path to go to the HSR bus area. She wasn't told that she could be safer to just use the designated pathway, nor a warning for that matter. Nope, a fine of that amount.
There were two others doing the same thing that was nabbed. The person ticketing her said that she could ticket them all. Just can't do that.
So, she's going to appeal it in a Hamilton court next week. Wow.
 

Signs have been plastered all over Ajax GO today saying not to cross the bus loop.  They’ve also begun to roll out the new wayfinding signage there.

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13 hours ago, Streety McCarface said:

And sometimes they come out upside down!

I guess they would need to build a connecting track on either side? 

What is the speed limit on that bridge now?

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15 hours ago, 110B West Pickering said:

Metrolinx has been approved to use and has selected the CP General Motors bridge for the Bowmanville extension. It has been unused since GM Closed up shop in Oshawa.

this will significantly cut the project cost down as well as construction time... Metrolinx takes their sweet time building bridges.  

http://www.metrolinx.com/en/docs/pdf/board_agenda/20200220/20200220_BoardMtg_Bowmanville_Initial_Business_Case.pdf

Uhhh......so much wrong here.

 

First off, no, they have not "approved the use" of the bridge. It is one of the options that they are looking it, and while they say that it is the best one of the lot and their most preferred, it also has a lot of very, very serious issues surrounding its use. Not the least of which is that CP would have to give them approval for that section of track, nor the fact that it would require a steeper grade than anywhere else on the system - being so close to the station, it would cause train lengths to be limited to 6 or 8 cars.

 

For the record, CP stopped serving the Oshawa GM plant well before the plant itself closed last month. In fact, the last train of automobiles that they pulled out of the plant was well over a year ago.

 

And no, it wouldn't save any time to construct. In fact, it would take the exact same amount of time as building a new bridge and railway alignment matching the original EA - an estimated 70 months. The fastest option would be to stay along the CN alignment and then cross over to CP on the east side of Oshawa - that would take a projected 60 months.

 

Did you even read the report that you linked to, or did you just look at the pretty pictures and graphs?

 

Dan

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10 hours ago, newflyerinvero said:

Two things.
First off, one of the members of the BFAST steering committee on Wednesday, while transferring between a GO 47 bus and an HSR 2-Barton bus, at the Hamilton GO Centre, was stopped and ticketed $1,000 for jaywalking. Yes, jaywalking. Sure, she wasn't using the specific path to go to the HSR bus area. She wasn't told that she could be safer to just use the designated pathway, nor a warning for that matter. Nope, a fine of that amount.
There were two others doing the same thing that was nabbed. The person ticketing her said that she could ticket them all. Just can't do that.
So, she's going to appeal it in a Hamilton court next week. Wow.
 

I wish this would happen more often on TTC properties. Even with signs posted everywhere people walk all over the place. 

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10 hours ago, newflyerinvero said:

Two things.
First off, one of the members of the BFAST steering committee on Wednesday, while transferring between a GO 47 bus and an HSR 2-Barton bus, at the Hamilton GO Centre, was stopped and ticketed $1,000 for jaywalking. Yes, jaywalking. Sure, she wasn't using the specific path to go to the HSR bus area. She wasn't told that she could be safer to just use the designated pathway, nor a warning for that matter. Nope, a fine of that amount.
There were two others doing the same thing that was nabbed. The person ticketing her said that she could ticket them all. Just can't do that.
So, she's going to appeal it in a Hamilton court next week. Wow.
 

This type of BS needs to stop, especially at stations like Highway 407. The alternative is a 20 minute detour. Even the TTC doesn't charge a grand for passing the bus loop.

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Is the proposed new Don Valley Layover facility, underneath the Bloor Viaduct, intended for Barrie trains or for Kitchener trains?

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17 minutes ago, 88A said:

Is the proposed new Don Valley Layover facility, underneath the Bloor Viaduct, intended for Barrie trains or for Kitchener trains?

It doesn't appear to be intended for any specific train service, but rather to simply be able to store more trains closer to Union Station.


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23 minutes ago, smallspy said:

It doesn't appear to be intended for any specific train service, but rather to simply be able to store more trains closer to Union Station.


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They are going to build a layover facility in the flood zone? 

How about wilson? Yard? There are some stub tracks south of the current east layover site. Near the spur track to the lakefront. 

Or the yard just east of the DVP, but they ripped up most of it. 

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2 hours ago, smallspy said:

It doesn't appear to be intended for any specific train service, but rather to simply be able to store more trains closer to Union Station.


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I have a question about the steering on the super low buses. Is the steering very light? I find that on the highway some drivers "play" with the steering wheel making the bus sway in the lane. Is it hard to keep the bus going straight? I'm sure it's over eggagerated due to the height of the vehicle, but some drivers do better than others. 

 The MCI's tend not to sway at high speeds and I find the driver doesn't need to manipulate the steering wheel as much. 

I found this to be the same with some late 90's model H345's, they tend to not be able to stay in the lane as good as MCI's.

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