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  1. Calgary Transit

    Not sure I’d buy a battery bus from someone that can’t even spell revolutionizing on the destination sign 😂
  2. Ctrain The near Future Series 9 Cars

    To be fair, the U2s had passenger emergency buttons over the passenger doors - the HELP intercom based system was added later. A lot more 'safety' features, including the door timer and second door chime for the operator were added after the death of Stephanie Ta in December 1989 and the fatality inquiry after that. It's getting off topic, so I'll just put the link here (some graphic details). Sorry for derailing the thread. Fatality inquiry Report
  3. Ctrain The near Future Series 9 Cars

    Sadly, I’m guessing it’ll be just like starting from scratch....
  4. Ctrain The near Future Series 9 Cars

    There’s always been problems - right back to when the first SD160s arrived (we had nothing but problems with door status faults that wouldn’t clear, for example - I believe that was couplers). Siemens needed to send some workers up from Mexico to fix serious body rust issues on the SD160s. These Calgary 9s seem to have more problems than previous ones though - more complex systems and more flimsy bodies. Sounds like BART is having some issues with their versions of the S200 as well.
  5. Ctrain The near Future Series 9 Cars

    I suppose its possible, but they're pretty flimsy and thin metal - my guess us that the train would barely feel a bump, and the panel would be mangled.
  6. Ctrain The near Future Series 9 Cars

    I heard they were just falling off on their own....
  7. Calgary Transit CTrain Service Disruptions

    There were two issues this morning - one was power, then one mechanical. It was train door bank issues, then once out of service wasn’t able to make it up the hill to C-Track from the tunnel.
  8. General CTrain Discussion

    A new paint booth.
  9. General CTrain Discussion

    A number of four car trains today on the Blue Line. Likely due to the Country Thunder Concert at Prairie Winds.
  10. Calgary Transit

    I'd be very surprised if they find enough operators willing to take unpaid leaves of absence (which also means no benefits, etc.) to offset all layoffs The LOAs are good up to December signup - seems like they're just hoping enough operators quit or retire before then to offset any further layoffs. In the '80s many of the laid off Operators had the option to be recalled a year or so later - hopefully that'll be the case for anyone here too. Really too bad.
  11. Calgary Transit

    You're right, but they had to account for Stampede Park's master plan, which sadly includes: Extend 17th Avenue into Stampede Park and redevelop Stampede Trail as a commercial and retail spine http://www.calgarymlc.ca/broader-rivers-district/
  12. Calgary Transit

    It would be very handy, but because of the curvature of the tracks, it was very prone to derailment - for the same reason they got rid of a facing point crossover at 4th Street SE between 7th and 6th Avenues that allowed quick access into the 4th Street East tail track there.
  13. Calgary Transit

    You can see the old facing point crossover along 9th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), taken out due to the curve. You can see the rails for the outbound turnout have already been removed in this video. Neat.
  14. Green Line LRT

    I'd be willing to wager that the signalling system will be a CBTC system. It could be standard ABS blocking, but I'd be pretty surprised. As for stage 2, they haven't said it will be under construction before stage 1 is complete - they're HOPING it'll be under construction. There's a big difference there. If they find the money, it likely will, but they can't say anything for sure.
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