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10 hours ago, PCC Guy said:

I posted about a Classic on the Milton line a few months back, and no, it was one in the TTC livery. It was in a property just west of the 427 and I was asking here if someone knew the fleet number or what they were doing with the bus.

Will it be accessible from streetview on google maps? 

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I'd like to get a non-stop ride from Lake Shore to Claireport on the interlined 76/73.

I assume that at the south end the bus will be signed 76.

My question is, how can I tell if it's going to change to a 73C, instead of a B or D which I don't want? Is there a list of run numbers? Or do I have to ask the operator? (It would be kind of a strange question southbound on Royal York at Lake Shore.) :rolleyes:

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On 7/21/2017 at 10:33 AM, Ed T. said:

I'd like to get a non-stop ride from Lake Shore to Claireport on the interlined 76/73.

I assume that at the south end the bus will be signed 76.

My question is, how can I tell if it's going to change to a 73C, instead of a B or D which I don't want? Is there a list of run numbers? Or do I have to ask the operator? (It would be kind of a strange question southbound on Royal York at Lake Shore.) :rolleyes:

If you have an app, you can always check the next bus fleet number at lake shore and also check at Bloor. Match the fleet number.

The 73B/76B are always interlined. They both run at 30 min headways. You can't get a 73B/76A bus.

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On 2017-7-21 at 1:33 PM, Ed T. said:

I'd like to get a non-stop ride from Lake Shore to Claireport on the interlined 76/73.

I assume that at the south end the bus will be signed 76.

My question is, how can I tell if it's going to change to a 73C, instead of a B or D which I don't want? Is there a list of run numbers? Or do I have to ask the operator? (It would be kind of a strange question southbound on Royal York at Lake Shore.) :rolleyes:

On weekends, the 73D doesnt operate, so getting on at lake shore on a weekend pretty much garuntees getting a 73C bus.

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Thanks for the ideas. I'm most likely to do this on a weekday afternoon after work.

Actually doing it the other way works best. Starting from Kipling station after work, around 2:45, catch a 191, and transfer to some 96 at Humber College, or maybe go to Steeles if possible and hoof it over to old Claireville from Highway 27.

By definition, any southbound early rush-hour run starting from Claireport should turn into a 76A, taking me to Lake Shore, where I can catch a 501 home. :)

(The TTC trip planner insists that I should take 45A north, and catch a 73. That's so much slower than the 191/96 combo. Hmph.)

(Surprisingly, this combo isn't even the longest route west of Yonge. The 96D beats the 73/76 round trip distance by 410 metres. I doubt if there are others, though.)

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Drove by Langilles Scrap & Cores on my way to our cottage this weekend... And of course I found TTC Orions being torn apart.... Apologies for the bad photo as it was pouring rain.

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Well, it's not quite a 75 minute one-seat from Claireport at Albion Road to Mimico at Lake Shore. The two operators (relief at Bloor) weren't in the biggest hurry.

Couple of observations:

  1. The top end of Albion Road, between Steeles and 27, gets quite a bit of riders. It must have been quitting time for a number of local warehouses and industries.
  2. The stop for southbound 76 riders is the existing one south of Bloor. To get to and from the station, that requires crossing of both Bloor and Royal York, and that's not so quick. The big crowd waiting for buses at that stop didn't look very pleased with the whole concept.

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9 hours ago, Ed T. said:

Well, it's not quite a 75 minute one-seat from Claireport at Albion Road to Mimico at Lake Shore. The two operators (relief at Bloor) weren't in the biggest hurry.

Couple of observations:

  1. The top end of Albion Road, between Steeles and 27, gets quite a bit of riders. It must have been quitting time for a number of local warehouses and industries.
  2. The stop for southbound 76 riders is the existing one south of Bloor. To get to and from the station, that requires crossing of both Bloor and Royal York, and that's not so quick. The big crowd waiting for buses at that stop didn't look very pleased with the whole concept.

I think they need more service on Albion. The 73C is too infrequent. The 73D replacing the 73A help a bit with better service to the commercial area south of the 401.

Very few people would transfer between 73 and 76. Same with 15 and 48. I'm not surprise if everyone gets off the bus at Bloor.

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7 hours ago, Xtrazsteve said:

I think they need more service on Albion. The 73C is too infrequent. The 73D replacing the 73A help a bit with better service to the commercial area south of the 401.

Very few people would transfer between 73 and 76. Same with 15 and 48. I'm not surprise if everyone gets off the bus at Bloor.

There's also the 73B to Eglinton. I wonder how many riders it gets, and who exactly it serves.

I wonder if the Weston bus should be extended along Albion. I'd say that the busiest portion of the 73 I rode was on Albion and Weston, and it got pretty quiet south of Dixon. The Weston bus runs where it does because that's where the trolley coaches ran, and the trolley coaches ran there because the Weston streetcar ran (almost) as far. I'm just not sure how far Weston should run.

That farside stop southbound is also where most of the 73 riders got off, yes. They had to deal with the kitty-corner crossing of Bloor and Royal York. The stop should be on the nearside "for customer convenience". I can think of some reasons they'd move it farside, but I don't think it's a good tradeoff.

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16 minutes ago, Ed T. said:

When did Runnymede station lose its green sign? It now has the modern, generic "Line 2" sign over the doors.

On the runnymede road side, it has had a newer sign for years, they put it in when they put in the sliding doors. I dont know exactly when they changed it to the line 2 sign. The kennedy ave side still has a green sign as far as i know, unless they changed it in the last few days.

 

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1 hour ago, H4 5600 said:

On the runnymede road side, it has had a newer sign for years, they put it in when they put in the sliding doors. I dont know exactly when they changed it to the line 2 sign. The kennedy ave side still has a green sign as far as i know, unless they changed it in the last few days.

 

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Ah, my mistake. I rode into the station on a 71 a few days ago (from Runnymede Road, of course). And then I quickly looked at google streetview, which shows the green sign, but is actually the Kennedy side of the building, not the Runnymede Road side.

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4 hours ago, Ed T. said:

There's also the 73B to Eglinton. I wonder how many riders it gets, and who exactly it serves.

I wonder if the Weston bus should be extended along Albion. I'd say that the busiest portion of the 73 I rode was on Albion and Weston, and it got pretty quiet south of Dixon. The Weston bus runs where it does because that's where the trolley coaches ran, and the trolley coaches ran there because the Weston streetcar ran (almost) as far. I'm just not sure how far Weston should run.

That farside stop southbound is also where most of the 73 riders got off, yes. They had to deal with the kitty-corner crossing of Bloor and Royal York. The stop should be on the nearside "for customer convenience". I can think of some reasons they'd move it farside, but I don't think it's a good tradeoff.

The 73 does get its share of riders on Royal York itself. I highly doubt there is a lot of riders going specifically to the La Rose Avenue looping for the 73B. Probably like the 76B, it's there for a few people to use it.

I'm pretty sure the southbound farside stop is there cause there is a separate lane for buses to stop without blocking the roadway or the right turning lane and because of the jaywalking problem at Coxwell. Royal York is only single lane in front of the station making it easier to cross than Coxwell through. 

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The funny thing is that there was a northbound 73B at Eglinton with people boarding it. And a 73C or D right behind it. :huh: There are lots of apartment buildings between LaRose and Eglinton, I suppose that's the point.

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48 minutes ago, Ed T. said:

The funny thing is that there was a northbound 73B at Eglinton with people boarding it. And a 73C or D right behind it. :huh: There are lots of apartment buildings between LaRose and Eglinton, I suppose that's the point.

These are people who probably took the 32 and know it was coming. The bus runs at every 25-30 minutes and all stops are within a 5-10 minute walking time of the 32. It's not worth waiting for if you missed one. It's there to help those with walking difficulties and has enough demand for such service.

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6 minutes ago, TechnicaProductions said:

Been noticing these APTA 2017 stickers on buses for quite some time, now they're appearing on subway trains

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What a surprise, considering the TTC never put any for Canada 150.

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They're really patting themselves on the back too much on this. I hope they get ridiculed on another level on this one because they have very little they should be proud of.

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42 minutes ago, TechnicaProductions said:

Been noticing these APTA 2017 stickers on buses for quite some time, now they're appearing on subway trains

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the sticker also appears on some of the blue srt trains.  

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27 minutes ago, lip said:

They're really patting themselves on the back too much on this. I hope they get ridiculed on another level on this one because they have very little they should be proud of.

Especially with the attitude that some employees have towards customers and the lack of communication with delays. 

If we are the best transit system in North America I wonder how much worse everywhere else is. 

 

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