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Grand River Transit
Trying to determine the best stop to get from Victoria and Margaret to Weber and Lincoln tomorrow afternoon.
Obviously the #8 is the one to use, but when I plug the data into GRT Trip Planner, it says to cross over Victoria to stop 2690 on Margaret. Thing is, the #8 route map shows that stop to be #2655. But... when I put that stop # into the Easy GO app, it doesn't find that stop. Nor does it show stop #2656 on Margaret between Victoria and Breithaupt. So according to the combined app and site, I need to either walk down Margaret to Queen, or up Margaret past Wellington.

Confused and mildly vexed.
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(02-06-2017, 10:35 PM)Elmira Guy Wrote: Trying to determine the best stop to get from Victoria and Margaret to Weber and Lincoln tomorrow afternoon.
Obviously the #8 is the one to use, but when I plug the data into GRT Trip Planner, it says to cross over Victoria to stop 2690 on Margaret. Thing is, the #8 route map shows that stop to be #2655. But... when I put that stop # into the Easy GO app, it doesn't find that stop. Nor does it show stop #2656 on Margaret between Victoria and Breithaupt. So according to the combined app and site, I need to either walk down Margaret to Queen, or up Margaret past Wellington.

Confused and mildly vexed.

2690 is the correct stop: on Margaret on the Queen Side of Victoria. It is set further back from the intersection then you would expect.

The other stop is probably left over from the last detour when the 8 was stopping in front of Mei King.
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Thanks. Is that closer than the Margaret at Wellington stop?
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I don't know that I'd cite Ottawa as a model to follow in that regard ...
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(02-07-2017, 12:02 AM)Elmira Guy Wrote: Thanks. Is that closer than the Margaret at Wellington stop?

Yes, definitely!
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/\ Thanks Smile
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I just got off a 7 that was coming in to Charles, but going out of service and it announced:
"TTC-like-chime, last stop,???,out-of-service"
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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I also noticed that the 200 had similar service announcements at Laurier and Davis Centre today. During boarding it played a chime, followed by "Please move to the back of the bus". The chime appeared to be 3 tones descending in pitch, though more cleaner and more synthetic sounding that the TTC chime.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hate to ask or be a bother, but if anyone could get a recording of said chimes, I would be forever indebted!!
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(02-07-2017, 08:08 PM)taylortbb Wrote: I also noticed that the 200 had similar service announcements at Laurier and Davis Centre today. During boarding it played a chime, followed by "Please move to the back of the bus".

This is so Pheidippides can get home faster...

Coke
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