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On ‎9‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 8:01 PM, trebor204 said:

Back in the 1990s, Winnipeg Transit updated their look by changing by replacing the rolls sign to Yellow on Black, changing routes names, and signage.

Some of the old names (That are still used today)

21 Portage Red Express

22 Portage Green Express

53 Coniston

56 Aulneau

72 Dalhousie / Killarney

75 Lagimodiere

82 Westwood

83 Crestview

85 North Kildonan

88 Cathedral

90 Concordia

92 Plessis

98 Rannock

 

 

 

Of those routes listed, only the 85 is still called by its route name.

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On ‎9‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 12:50 PM, STO_1601 said:

Well that was a long time ago though. Winnipeg can still decide whether to skip it or not for this next order of 28 artics if the do indeed number them in the 600s range. Like when they decided to change the rules about buses ending in "00". That's probably why there was never a "500" bus in the 1998 D40LF fleet.

The last 666 was the Flyer D700 prototype of 1968; it was renumbered from 700 after the delivery of the first production order 601-665 in late 1968-early 1969. EDIT: Found this picture of it. 

I've never bought into superstitious hooey of any kind, including Satanism. 

BTW, does Winnipeg also have a 666 telephone exchange? Some cities avoid that.

On ‎9‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 6:35 PM, matt548 said:

How do you call 183 and 185? 

Also why don't you like the "1"?

In Edmonton they often drop the prefix 100 from streets and avenues numbered above that. Some businesses take advantage of that for their names; the Matrix Hotel at 100 Avenue and 107 Street was once called the "Inn on 7th".

Edited by Mark Walton
Add link to picture of prototype D700.

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20 hours ago, vivablue5215 said:

937 found its way onto 68-8 this afternoon.

...and 947 today 

it seems like a regular thing apparently

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On 9/16/2018 at 5:35 PM, matt548 said:

How do you call 183 and 185? 

Also why don't you like the "1"?

If i callthe 185 the 85. To my friends. I'll he like i took the 85 to the uofm. They know im talking about the 185. And i just call the 183 the 183

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16 hours ago, bus is coming 1965 said:

If i callthe 185 the 85. To my friends. I'll he like i took the 85 to the uofm. They know im talking about the 185. And i just call the 183 the 183

It's still weird. If Winnipeg reuses the number 61 or 62 in the future, then have fun. Also, an 85 does exist, not just 185.
https://winnipegtransit.com/en/routes/85

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1 minute ago, bus is coming 1965 said:

Yea i know to me it makes sense

There is a 185.....

I'm saying both 185 and 85 exist. So if you say 85, people may think you are talking about 85, not 185.

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1 hour ago, Taylorover9001 said:

I'm saying both 185 and 85 exist. So if you say 85, people may think you are talking about 85, not 185.

Most people ive talked to haven't been confused by it. Cause ill say something about the route to hint witch one im talking about

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On 9/29/2018 at 3:12 PM, bus is coming 1965 said:

If winnipeg was to renumber the fleet into 4 digits what would that look like

 

It would look the same, but with an extra number, lol.

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Just now, bus is coming 1965 said:

Lol i mean like what would transit number the buses like 400s 9801-9900 Idk lol. 

Well, if for some reason they wanted all the buses to be 1000 and up (nothing below 1000 at all), then I imagine they would add 1000 to the existing buses, then go from there.

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14 minutes ago, bus is coming 1965 said:

Lol i mean like what would transit number the buses like 400s 9801-9900 Idk lol. 

I don't see why they would renumber anything existing. A whole lot of paperwork for nothing, changing all the maintenance records, dispatch histories, etc... But a new bus order could as easily be numbered in a four-digit range. (I doubt they're using fixed column databases like it's 1978 or something...)

On the other hand, it's fun to think they've got a box of IBM punch cards, one for each bus, that they read into their forty-year-old mainframe every morning before start of service... (It would explain a lot). 😀😀😀

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33 minutes ago, bus is coming 1965 said:

This is what buses would look like when or if portage and main openspandm8-mall.thumb.png.258fe2771f395ee2285cd7fdfb43fd19.png

Would be, interesting, if they turned Fort into a transit mall.

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I think the idea of turning Fort into a transit mall is a great idea. Even with the Eastern Corridor, Main would still be heavily used by Transit if this doesn't happen. It would make the Rapid Transit routes faster through downtown. It would make the intersection of King and McDermott/Bannatyne safer for cyclists.

 

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On 9/29/2018 at 3:12 PM, bus is coming 1965 said:

If winnipeg was to renumber the fleet into 4 digits what would that look like

 

Maybe in the year 2500 AD. Possibly.

By then we'll all be using hovercraft ala Back to the Future. Except for those still riding BRT.

On 9/29/2018 at 3:12 PM, bus is coming 1965 said:

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Wpgtransit11-25 said:

What routes do you guys see transit using the new XD60 buses on?? 

36, 54, 59, 65, 72, 75, 78, 160, 161, 162, 183

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10 minutes ago, bus is coming 1965 said:

65 NO. my friend drives one in the PM said that they are fine

Which 65 does he drive? I'm talking about the ones leaving downtown before 16:30

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