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Old December 23rd, 2005, 05:59 PM   #41
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^ So why does it have stations within the city of Toronto on the map (McNicoll, Seneca Hill, Keele-Finch)?
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Old December 24th, 2005, 08:25 PM   #42
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Very neat, great system, i loved the ticketing stations.
BTW is very alike to Transmilenio here in Bogotá, and the new systems being placed in all major cities in Colombia.
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Old December 25th, 2005, 05:38 AM   #43
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^ So why does it have stations within the city of Toronto on the map (McNicoll, Seneca Hill, Keele-Finch)?
Viva/YRT can pick up passengers with in City of Toronto limit, as long as you're heading northbound into York Region.

On the other hand, you cannot board Viva/YRT south of Steeles.

Same thing apples on Mississauga Transit east of the Etobicoke/Mississauga boundary.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 02:46 AM   #44
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Suburban Transit in Toronto - VIVA & York Region Transit

VIVA is the new branding for several suburban transit routes north of Toronto. Opened in 2005, it features Belgian Van Hool buses making limited stops along several key corridors in York Region. Stops have display screens showing arrival times in real-time, while passengers can purchase and validate tickets directly at the stop, and not need to show the driver when boarding. The second and third phases will be built as part of the 20-year transit expansion plan. In the 2nd phase, dedicated bus lanes will separate Viva vehicles from the rest of the traffic. Construction is expected to begin as early as 2007.

VIVA is the first public-private transit partnership in the Toronto area.







Transfer station



Main connection terminal in Toronto with the subway connection







VIVA is a branch of York Region Transit, which operates other smaller-capacity routes in the northern suburbs.











An articulated VIVA bus in blue livery



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Old March 13th, 2006, 04:06 AM   #45
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VIVA seems to run pretty tight ship. Im waiting to see how the whole system ages though.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 04:13 AM   #46
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wow, those blue buses and new stations look really neat. and i love the name "Viva".
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Old September 29th, 2006, 05:56 AM   #47
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is good that countries like Canada or some of Europe go to the same way that Colombia did with transmilenio seven years ago..
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Old September 29th, 2006, 06:45 AM   #48
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Old October 1st, 2006, 05:19 AM   #49
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A bus...wow.

A blue bus to boot....VIVA LA BLUE BUS!!!

A lot of expensive frippery...flash over substance...I don't care if they have nude hot tubbing in the buses...at the end of the day, it's still shitty suburban transit any way you slice it.






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Old October 1st, 2006, 10:15 AM   #50
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North America finaly adopts the buses like Europe.
Finally?!? Ottawa's had some for ages, while here tried them out ages ago but only a local suburb adopted a fleet as of just a few years ago.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:59 PM   #51
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Old May 18th, 2007, 08:36 PM   #52
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Viva looks amazing and the website is really interesting as well. It's too bad they didn't get better buses for the rest of YRT, too though- those New Flyers are crap.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 09:46 AM   #53
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Nice. One of the better looking buses in North America.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #54
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On the topic of YRT/VIVA,

York Region Transit is rebranding it's image to be more in-line with VIVA's brand.

OLD LOOK


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Old May 19th, 2007, 09:01 PM   #55
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Those are some slick looking buses. A far cry from the ugly / smelly ones we have here in Oakville.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 06:00 AM   #56
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Yeah, no. There's no way you can make a New Flyer look like one of those new Van Hools. They're worlds apart.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 06:04 AM   #57
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Looking more closely, the VIVA looks almost like that test-run fuel cell bus that they are driving around here.

Even more irony, the New Flyers are the same buses that they use here on a normal basis. It's kind of sad that most buses in the US and Canada look identical and dull. But Canada is getting better looking buses, like this VIVA.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 06:20 AM   #58
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Actually, this batch of Belgian-made buses got into a lot of controversy because the operator did not buy Canadian.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 07:51 AM   #59
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Interesting...but the Europeans still make better looking buses than us, we should take notes or import.

When looking at the buses in Europe and Asia, they really make our buses look like crappy boxes.
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YORK REGION TRANSIT also has these buses.

They're built in Canada, but they're based on a European design.
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