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26 minutes ago, Orion VI said:

Another question: what bus is this? it isnt in the wiki.

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20 minutes ago, Matthew TTC 4120 said:

I think it’s the old command bus? I have always wondered what it was. Never knew though.

Yes, it is. 

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6 hours ago, Articulated said:

It's the first day of a new board period - either TTC, Nextbus, and/or Transsee have not been updated to reflect the new schedules. It's a Sunday as well, and I don't know too many office staff who are working on Sunday mornings.

Looking at the raw Nextbus data, they clearly haven't loaded the current schedule information. This also means all those next vehicle signs in shelters are going to be erroneous on routes with significant schedule changes.

I don't know what $billion+ corporation with thousands of employees doesn't work on a Sunday morning! Cubic Corporation has been dreadful on this some months. They have successfully loaded the information on time on occasion, so it's not impossible.

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Cityflyer said:

I might have missed this somewhere along the history of this site... Does anyone know which routes they plan to deploy the BYDs and Proterras?

I seem to recall reading somewhere the NFIs will be solely on 35/935.

My undestanding is that beyond perhaps the highway-routed express routes, there are no set allocations to any of the electric buses. They will be used on any and all routes at their respective divisions.

 

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39 minutes ago, PCC Guy said:

No one is owed the very newest buses in the fleet, and especially not when the replacement buses they are getting are only 3-4 years old at worst.

Maybe when 8000-8011 retire the TTC will decide to purchase brand new buses for the 900 Airport Express and deliver those to Queensway. Or they might also just convert a handful of the Nova LFSs with luggage racks and designate them for the Airport route and my instinct tells me the latter will be the case. 

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4 minutes ago, Genius101 said:

Maybe when 8000-8011 retire the TTC will decide to purchase brand new buses for the 900 Airport Express and deliver those to Queensway. Or they might also just convert a handful of the Nova LFSs with luggage racks and designate them for the Airport route and my instinct tells me the latter will be the case. 

@leylandvictory2mentioned in the McNicoll Bus Garage update thread that 900 may go to McNicoll when it opens. The 8000s may still be around at that time

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53 minutes ago, Kelvin3157 said:

@leylandvictory2mentioned in the McNicoll Bus Garage update thread that 900 may go to McNicoll when it opens. The 8000s may still be around at that time

I don't know why you guys take that idea seriously. If Queensway loses the 900, it would go to Arrow, then MtD or Wilson. Wilson will lose all routes east of Don Mills soon enough once the Crosstown opens. Those routes slightly east of Yonge like 56 and 88 could end up at Bmount or Eglinton. The Novas would pretty much be what we'll see east of Yonge by 2022. All you foamers can lose your mind now! Unless there's a massive roll out of electric buses at McNicoll or NFI wins the next hybrid batch. Both really doubtful with the current financial situation.

As for the replacement for the 8000-8011, hopefully the get them some new buses with WiFi and USB charging ports. Or convert some 3100s

 

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Sarcasm is quite obviously lost on you lot.

 

The 900 will not be going to McNicholl, no more than the 135 will operate out of there.

 

As for what will happen when it is time for the Airport Rocket buses to retire, well, probably the same thing that will happen when those buses were first configured - the TTC will pick a sub-group of 12 or so buses that are already in the fleet and modify (and possibly paint) them for the service. It makes absolutely no sense for them to go out and buy a small sub-group like that specifically for the service. They may ask Nova to configure 12 or 15 or so buses from one of the upcoming orders for the airport service, but that's not the same as a distinct order, either.


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28 minutes ago, smallspy said:

Sarcasm is quite obviously lost on you lot.

The 900 will not be going to McNicholl, no more than the 135 will operate out of there.

It all started as a joke about how often 57 MIDLAND has been reassigned recently. :rolleyes:

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Maybe my sarcasm flew over your head.

I was bringing in the joke from that thread. Considering how he keeps ranting about how Queensway doesn't get any buses, I tried to have a bit fun by mentioning McNicoll was getting 900... that wasn't successful but oh well

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1 hour ago, blue.bird.fan said:

Lately, buses with luggage racks have been appearing on non-900 routes on all-day blocks. Is there any reason for this?

Ultimately, a bus is a bus. While they will try and put the airport buses on the 900, if there is a need to put a bus on a different route - else the route will go wanting - than they will.

 

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On 5/14/2019 at 5:56 PM, Genius101 said:

Why does Queensway garage always get "hand me down" buses from other divisions? It is the only garage that never receives brand new bus deliveries. 

I live in Etobicoke and had to agree with that Question. Except for the presto machine, Queensway has always been the last one to get such upgrades including VISION, and the new liveries. As a matter of fact, there are ZERO vehicles with the new liveries on the Queensway route. 

Eglinton and Birchmount had full of the early version of the Orion Vll and ended up getting new Novas. Even though Birchmount only got like 40 (9200-9239), the new is still new.

i don’t know why the same thing can’t happen to Queensway. 

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49 minutes ago, raptorjays said:

I live in Etobicoke and had to agree with that Question. Except for the presto machine, Queensway has always been the last one to get such upgrades including VISION, and the new liveries. As a matter of fact, there are ZERO vehicles with the new liveries on the Queensway route. 

Birchmount, Malvern and Eglinton got Vision AFTER Queensway.

29 minutes ago, HB_1024 said:

What's the use in even answering questions anymore if people are going to just keep asking them over and over again anyways expecting a "better" response. 🙄

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results...

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