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This is a catch all item thread for things that don't need their own thread.

As it stand from what I saw yesterday, TTC is going to have a hard time trying to widen the westbound platform on Fleet St at Bathurst to make it accessibility. Also, what to do with all the bikes lock to the railing on it.

The eastbound is done, but pole not up.

The Bathurst platform at Queen St has been rebuild considering it was only rebuilt about 5 years ago.

The Niagara platforms are ready to go into service once the traffic lights are turn on.

Looks like TTC installed new overhead switches for poles and pan compare to what they have being using to make the intersection ready for pans.

It going to be interesting next year what going to happen to the tracks on the Bathurst Bridge for the new Fort York intersection as only a small area of the existing sidewalk and railing on the east side is marked for removal and not enough room to drop the tracks to match the road on the east side. To keep the existing level on Bathurst St, part of the new road on the east side will have to be rebuilt to raise it to match the current level.

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What's more interesting is that they have to (eventually) cut down ALL of the platforms on the St. Clair streetcar line to fit the new streetcars. What a pain that will be! My thoughts: they should keep the current streetcars on St. Clair.
 

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This is a catch all item thread for things that don't need their own thread.

As it stand from what I saw yesterday, TTC is going to have a hard time trying to widen the westbound platform on Fleet St at Bathurst to make it accessibility. Also, what to do with all the bikes lock to the railing on it.

The eastbound is done, but pole not up.

The Bathurst platform at Queen St has been rebuild considering it was only rebuilt about 5 years ago.

The Niagara platforms are ready to go into service once the traffic lights are turn on.

Looks like TTC installed new overhead switches for poles and pan compare to what they have being using to make the intersection ready for pans.

It going to be interesting next year what going to happen to the tracks on the Bathurst Bridge for the new Fort York intersection as only a small area of the existing sidewalk and railing on the east side is marked for removal and not enough room to drop the tracks to match the road on the east side. To keep the existing level on Bathurst St, part of the new road on the east side will have to be rebuilt to raise it to match the current level.

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Do it over three days. I would start by removing the rails without bicycles first. The next day, put sticky decals on any remaining bikes saying that they'll be removed the following day. Then cut the locks to remove them on the last day.
 

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What's more interesting is that they have to (eventually) cut down ALL of the platforms on the St. Clair streetcar line to fit the new streetcars. What a pain that will be! My thoughts: they should keep the current streetcars on St. Clair.
The new streetcars fit on St Clair, I've seen videos of them operating there, contrary to what the Toronto Sun would have you believe, the work that needs to be done to accommodate the wheelchair ramp at each stop is minimal, and is only needed if the platforms are not at the correct height.

Even if it was somehow impossible for this work to be done, it would still be for better off for the new streetcars to be used, they would just not be able to use the wheelchair ramp.
 

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I saw a bus shelter on Kennedy that had a LCD next bus arrival time display. This was my first time seeing one, has the TTC been doing this elsewhere?
 

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I noticed something peculiar during my commute yesterday.

Because its night, those "STOP REQUEST" signs are readable. I have found that sometimes, during the bright daytime, those "STOP REQUEST" signs are unreadable. They are too dim against the sunlight pouring in.
 

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id like to vent about a ttc bus route issue:

I live in markham near mccowan and steeles, very near to the 53 steeles bus route

They recently changed the route so that it no longer turns left at mccowan rd (coming into markham proper) and take elson across to markham rd, at which point it heads back towards steeles and on to finch station.

While I can sort of understand WHY they did this, I feel this was a bad change because elson was residential street with alot of people using the bus. Steeles ave in that stretch has very little bus usage (there is no where to get off between mccowan and middlefield except milliken park); between middlefield and markham rd, there is again little actual bus usage (stops are at shoppers drug mart, a gas station/walmart)...very frustrating that the route was altered in this way.

I felt they had it right before...1/2 the regular/express buses came onto elson rd, and half stayed on steeles.

So thats vent #1

Vent #2, and this speaks to the lack of integration between the TTC and Go/metrolinx:

The 53 express bus service has changed such that it only stops at major intersections, which I like as it speeds things up. However, the milliken go station is right on the 53 steeles bus route, but express buses cant be bothered to stop at the go stn at all! Talk about lack of the two systems working together.

Ugh...can't even get the small things right...very frustrating.
 

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Do it over three days. I would start by removing the rails without bicycles first. The next day, put sticky decals on any remaining bikes saying that they'll be removed the following day. Then cut the locks to remove them on the last day.
I say, no warning. Just immediately cut the locks and trash the bikes. Let the idots cyclists learn their lession.
 

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id like to vent about a ttc bus route issue:

I live in markham near mccowan and steeles, very near to the 53 steeles bus route

They recently changed the route so that it no longer turns left at mccowan rd (coming into markham proper) and take elson across to markham rd, at which point it heads back towards steeles and on to finch station.

While I can sort of understand WHY they did this, I feel this was a bad change because elson was residential street with alot of people using the bus. Steeles ave in that stretch has very little bus usage (there is no where to get off between mccowan and middlefield except milliken park); between middlefield and markham rd, there is again little actual bus usage (stops are at shoppers drug mart, a gas station/walmart)...very frustrating that the route was altered in this way.

I felt they had it right before...1/2 the regular/express buses came onto elson rd, and half stayed on steeles.
The only service that was removed in the area, was on roads outside of Toronto. Neither York Region nor Markham were paying TTC to provide this service, unlike every other TTC route that enters York Region.

The decision and justification were laid out in http://www.ttc.ca/About_the_TTC/Commission_reports_and_information/Commission_meetings/2013/July_24/Reports/53_Steeles_East_and_.pdf

I'm sure some Markham residents might well be inconvenienced ... though as TTC pointed out, York Region already has service on this street. Route 2 - Milliken - which also seems to avoid Milliken GO station.

Probably best to complain to your councillor. Complaining to TTC won't have any use, as TTC has little mandate to provide on-street service outside of Toronto.

As for the Steeles express bus not stopping at the GO station. Seems to me that a complaint to TTC Customer Service is in order ... stopping there seems like a no-brainer!
 

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