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16 minutes ago, FlyerLFR said:

how about the LFS/LFS Arctic????? The Wiki page says it is supposed to arrive this year

 

Cool your jets please. "This year" is only 23 days old, there's still plenty of time for them to arrive. That being said, the contracts were only awarded in December 2016 (based on member Silly Tilley's post on December 16). Buses take many months to be built/assembled, and there is also a lead time required for enough parts to arrive from various suppliers to the factory. Without looking at the contract and any delivery dates that would be specified in it, I would expect them delivered in the latter half of 2017 just based on the award date.

Also just to other members: Can we please stop assigning fleet numbers to vehicles that have yet to arrive, especially with complex order years such as this one? If the 15-bus option is taken, MiWay will be ordering approximately 109 buses this year, which is more than can be accommodated in their traditional year-based numbering system. On top of that, artics have traditionally been numbered starting at xx51, but there will be at least 64 40fts delivered. We also don't know whether the numbering will start with the Express or the Local order. In total, there are too many unknown variables at this point to be assigning fleet numbers without some sort of official document from MiWay, or you know - the buses actually show up with fleet numbers attached.

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Just a quick question, does anyone know why Orion 6s were retired so early from service? Not just MiWay, but it seems like that many other transit agencies had retired their Orion 6s early.

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32 minutes ago, FlyerLFR said:

Just a quick question, does anyone know why Orion 6s were retired so early from service? Not just MiWay, but it seems like that many other transit agencies had retired their Orion 6s early.

They weren't retired early. They had a normal service life of 12 years.

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52 minutes ago, FlyerLFR said:

Just a quick question, does anyone know why Orion 6s were retired so early from service? Not just MiWay, but it seems like that many other transit agencies had retired their Orion 6s early.

Many of the Orion VII's were retired in 2012. The remaining 3 were retired in 2013.

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February 27 service changes will see various changes across the system.

1/1C Dundas

Weekday service on Dundas is being realigned to provide more express service (see route 101). Route 1 frequency will be changed as follows:

AM/PM peak - 12 minutes from current 10 minutes (-2 buses)

Midday - 18.5 minutes from current 14 minutes (-2 buses)

Evening - 19 minutes from current 14 minutes (-2 buses)

There are no changes to Saturday or Sunday frequency.

101 Dundas Express

As part of the changes to route 1, service on route 101 is being increased with better frequency and weekday evening service being introduced. Weekday evening service will run until around 11:00pm with 18-22 minute frequency. Frequency through the day will be as follows:

AM/PM peak - 10 minutes (no change)

Midday - 12 minutes from current 14 minutes (+1 bus)

New weekday evening service - 18-22 minutes (+5 buses)

There are no changes to Saturday service.

35 Eglinton

Additional weekday late evening trips.

45/45A Winston Churchill

Route 45/45A will serve Winston Churchill Transitway station. Despite what was publicly posted at the info sessions the 45A is not being eliminated and route 45 will continue to serve Plymouth and Bristol Circle. Route 45 frequency has improved as follows:

AM/PM peak - 15 minutes from current 17 minutes (+1 bus)

Midday - 21 minutes from current 30 minutes (+2 buses)

Evening - 31 minutes from current 45 minutes (+1 bus)

Saturday - 33 minutes from current 45 minutes (+1 bus)

Sunday - 30 minutes from current 45 minutes (+1 bus)

51 Tomken

PM peak service changed to 12.5 minute frequency due to added runtime (service reliability)

Route 51 Saturday frequency has improved to every 30-32 minutes from current 60 minutes. (+1 bus)

66 McLaughlin

Earlier Sunday service beginning at 8:00am.

71 Sheridan-Subway

Route extended to serve Plymouth Drive.

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I am hearing the next phase opening of the Transitway is being push to May now, not the end of Feb.

When I saw it at the end of Nov, it was going to be very tight to get it open then and more like March opening. No idea why May now and need to have a look to see why. I know the road itself was ready in Nov including the stations, but not the interior and exterior of the stations.

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The 2 new Transitway stations plan for Feb will not becoming on line until May after seeing the site. Very little has taken place for the stations from by Nov visit.

I don't expect Renforth will be ready for Sept. Hand railing is up on the south wall and you can see over it for the whole new Terminal.

There 100 photos up on my site for the 2 stations and most of Renforth area. 

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