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Just now, WoodbineSecondExit said:

They've done another round of reprogramming on the Flexity signs. Examples.

 Old: 504 KING / DUNDAS WEST STN / via KING

 New: 504 KING / TO DUNDAS WEST / STATION

Old: 510 SPADINA / > LESLIE & QUEEN / via KING

 New: 510 SPADINA / TO LESLIE / and QUEEN / via KING

Another one is on the 512 - before the St Clair Station destination was split into two exposures, now it's all in one.

Also a short turning CLRV on St.Clair (presumably on its way to head back to the yard) had 503 Greenwood/Connaught displayed; the first time I've seen that used on St. Clair. Usually for CLRVs it's the 511 Queen exposure, and presumably they change it to 501 Greenwood/Connaught upon reaching Queen.

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On 8/23/2018 at 9:39 PM, Transit geek said:

If anyone wasn't aware of it before, the "Exhibition Express" also ran during the Caribbean Carnival three weeks back.

The Exhibition Express also ran periodically in July 2015 during the Pan AM Games. 

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5 hours ago, WoodbineSecondExit said:

They've done another round of reprogramming on the Flexity signs. Examples.

Old: 504 KING / DUNDAS WEST STN / via KING

New: 504 KING / TO DUNDAS WEST / STATION

Old: 510 SPADINA / > LESLIE & QUEEN / via KING

New: 510 SPADINA / TO LESLIE / and QUEEN / via KING

I really don't know what the TTC is thinking. Can't they try to keep things on one line?

I highly doubt anyone is going to wait for a 510 to Leslie Barns. Can't they just create a "504 to Leslie Barns" sign and use it when the 510 reach King. Sure they can include an announcement on board that indicates the car will head back to the yard.

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A question about bus movements: since the unrebuilt VII NG HEVs at Malvern will retire as they suffer major failures, which buses will be replacing them at Malvern?

I'm assuming Arrow Road 84-86xx LFSes as the 31-33xx LFSes are arriving.

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On ‎8‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 7:28 PM, blue.bird.fan said:

A question about bus movements: since the unrebuilt VII NG HEVs at Malvern will retire as they suffer major failures, which buses will be replacing them at Malvern?

I'm assuming Arrow Road 84-86xx LFSes as the 31-33xx LFSes are arriving.

Wilson's hybrids.  I guess right now are those hybrids without the new vision systems.  

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Spent two days at the Ex recently, noticed that some of the streetcars are using pantographs, and some still use the old pole style. What determines using which? The Flexitys I've seen are equipped with both.

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3 minutes ago, Neoupa2002 said:

Spent two days at the Ex recently, noticed that some of the streetcars are using pantographs, and some still use the old pole style. What determines using which? The Flexitys I've seen are equipped with both.

511 streetcars use poles as the route is not yet compatible for the hybrid pole-pantograph system and 509 streetcars uses pantographs.

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This year for Nuit Blanche, they are offering free service all night for Line 3.

How will they block off people taking this from the connecting bus services at STC, Lawrence East Stn and Kennedy Stn?

For buses, I assume they will ask drivers to check fares upon boarding at these stations. But what about the Line 2 at Kennedy?

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7 hours ago, Cityflyer said:

This year for Nuit Blanche, they are offering free service all night for Line 3.

How will they block off people taking this from the connecting bus services at STC, Lawrence East Stn and Kennedy Stn?

For buses, I assume they will ask drivers to check fares upon boarding at these stations. But what about the Line 2 at Kennedy?

Probably offering service since there’s gonna be exhibits at STC.

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I thought the TTC doesn’t want King Street closure during the TIFF, and why the city is keep approving those closures? It impacts a lot of commuters using the busiest streetcar on the system.. 

It is even worse this year with another day added.. (Usually it was Thursday to Sunday, and now it is Thursday to Monday)

If this kind of stupid closure is happening, why doesn’t the city cancel the pilot project? It was meant to make King Street in downtown more transit friendly, and the closure is definitely acting like a knife to that

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2 hours ago, raptorjays said:

I thought the TTC doesn’t want King Street closure during the TIFF, and why the city is keep approving those closures? It impacts a lot of commuters using the busiest streetcar on the system.. 

It is even worse this year with another day added.. (Usually it was Thursday to Sunday, and now it is Thursday to Monday)

If this kind of stupid closure is happening, why doesn’t the city cancel the pilot project? It was meant to make King Street in downtown more transit friendly, and the closure is definitely acting like a knife to that

Cancel a year long transit pilot because of a 5 day event? We should get you into transit planning ASAP. 

Relax bud, people will survive. They always do.

https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Route_diversions/TIFF_2018.jsp

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On 8/28/2018 at 9:04 PM, blue.bird.fan said:

Have they fixed the problem on the 504/505 exposures to Broadview Station where it would only show "to Broadview" before scrolling to "STN via King/via Dundas"?

This could confuse people into thinking it's short-turning.

No they haven't. It's split across 2 lines. I think it's even worse...

Old: 504 KING: BROADVIEW STN / via KING

New: 504 KING: TO BROADVIEW / STATION

 

On 8/29/2018 at 2:37 AM, Xtrazsteve said:

I really don't know what the TTC is thinking. Can't they try to keep things on one line?

I highly doubt anyone is going to wait for a 510 to Leslie Barns. Can't they just create a "504 to Leslie Barns" sign and use it when the 510 reach King. Sure they can include an announcement on board that indicates the car will head back to the yard.

The 504 yard sign used to be all on one line but now it's split up like the others.

Old: 504 KING: >LESLIE & QUEEN

New: 504 KING: TO LESLIE / and QUEEN

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10 hours ago, Doppelkupplung said:

Cancel a year long transit pilot because of a 5 day event? We should get you into transit planning ASAP. 

Relax bud, people will survive. They always do.

https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Route_diversions/TIFF_2018.jsp

He's got a point though. The TTC - as well as many other people, frankly - have said that it seems silly to make the users of one of the most major transit corridors in the City suffer just because of a festival that refuses to be planned out better.

 

And despite the City last year saying that they will make changes for this year to improve things, well, it really doesn't look like they have. Transit service will be be diverting once again.


Dan

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On 9/5/2018 at 9:04 AM, smallspy said:

He's got a point though. The TTC - as well as many other people, frankly - have said that it seems silly to make the users of one of the most major transit corridors in the City suffer just because of a festival that refuses to be planned out better.

 

And despite the City last year saying that they will make changes for this year to improve things, well, it really doesn't look like they have. Transit service will be be diverting once again.


Dan

Maybe John Tory is having a secret affair with any of the Tiff officials

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12 hours ago, raptorjays said:

Maybe John Tory is having a secret affair with any of the Tiff officials

John Tory is not interesting enough to have a secret affair with any of the TIFF officials.

 

Dan

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10 hours ago, smallspy said:

John Tory is not interesting enough to have a secret affair with any of the TIFF officials.

 

Dan

He is brother to the Chair of TIFF, Jennifer Tory.

https://www.tiff.net/about/

my suspicion is that Tory said things would be different this year because if he didn't, motions may have been put down at Council seeking to forbid Transportation from agreeing to close King, which he would have had to expend political capital to defeat.

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I read that the responsibility for building and maintaining the TTC subway system will soon be transferred to Metrolinx.

What does this mean for the TTC?

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1 hour ago, leylandvictory2 said:

most likely missing a train guard or an subway driver.

I thought it could be that, but they have been overwhelmingly specific to the new extension portion of Line 1 so I'm not certain on that being the reason.

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9 hours ago, blue.bird.fan said:

I read that the responsibility for building and maintaining the TTC subway system will soon be transferred to Metrolinx.

What does this mean for the TTC?

Just like Line 5, they'll still be operating it

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Not to sound alarmist, I’m no fan of the ATU, but track and signal, infrastructure maintenance could be potentially privatized. Like GO’s arrangement.

It’s a little bit of a leap for someone like PNR railworks to take the whole enchilada, but all it would take is partial contract to set a precedent.

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