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    Out of ordinary Calgary Transit bus spottings

    I don’t think CT has enough 40 footers to pull every artic off the road without cutting service. Maybe pulling off certain routes only.
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    Calgary Transit

    You should call in a complaint to 262-1000. Then there’s at least a chance someone follows up with the operator.
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    General CTrain Discussion

    There's literally thousands on the waiting list for 69th Street. It's a no brainer they'd make their money there on reserved, rather than make nothing on empty reserved elsewhere.
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    Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    And from what I’ve seen and heard of the refurbished cars, the issues with running them with the 8s aren’t insurmountable.
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    General BRT discussion

    Nenshi mentioned at the MAX Purple opening that they were looking at “MAX Magenta” for the SW line...at the same time mentioning he hated that name.
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    Stoney Bus Garage

    I believe there’s two routes - one goes to Saddletowne (157), the other to Northpointe (161).
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    I wouldn't say 'most', but definitely half (69, Westbrook, Sunalta - the grade separated ones). It's more likely you've got DF underground or above ground because you're building the concrete infrastructure anyway. That's definitely a major factor.
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    I'm not sure there's a lot of frost heaving or mud ties underground in Montreal or Toronto, or above ground in Vancouver.
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    As I'm sure you recall, they had to do a lot of ballast undercutting in the past few years at platforms to make sure those stations were at the right level....
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    You can try to do that, but both platforms and the vehicles aren't solid, immovable objects. Platforms sink and rise with ground conditions, and vehicle heights change based on suspensions that are changing based on passenger loads and wear, tyre thickness, and even rail wear. It's difficult to match every single platform edge with every vehicle you have, hence the adjustable ramp - it can be done (they're trying with the Calgary 9s), but it means a lot more money spent on track/ballast work more often.
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    2018 Novabus LFS CNG Sightings and Deliveries

    I would guess that they probably wouldn't see service until Stoney opens. Fueling the CNG buses is very labour intensive and inefficient right now - someone needs to drive them offsite for fueling, then back again. Once Stoney opens, that changes drastically. I think they're also probably using them for testing and commissioning at Stoney.
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    Garage Transfers

    Any buses that were BO weren't moved (even if they were scheduled to move), so it's possible there's a few stragglers out there.
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    Series X 😁
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    Garage Transfers

    180+ bus moves today. Basically step one before it finishes with another 200+ moves when Stoney opens.
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    CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    2008 is being loaded onto a trailer and hauled away from OBMF today.
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