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    Calgary Transit

    The grand plans for the West Village are similar for east village at some stage - I can’t believe that CT moving into the Greyhound building would be a very long-term solution, or one that would be too popular. I’m not saying it’s not possible, it just seems to go against the longer term plans for the area And when you mention an expiring lease agreement, are you talking about the Greyhound? VP is on City-owned land, so I can’t imagine it would be on a lease.
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    After this morning at Tuscany, I’d like to send them back 😂
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    General BRT discussion

    18th Street is part of the new South Crosstown BRT - the shelter isn’t for the 302 stops, it just happens to overlap with the new BRT route there.
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    Calgary Transit

    There's a train roughly every 90 seconds - 2 minutes on 7th Avenue during rush hour.
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    Green Line LRT

    Yeah, bad wording on my part. Only TTC has had quality issues, but unfortunately the other systems have experienced major delays in delivery of LRVs from the same factory. The combination of the two problems has shaken confidence in Bombardier for some. My hope is that if that's the case, we'll at least be getting something from the Alstom side of the merger... I know we never seem to learn, but the S200 should be evidence enough that it's time to move on.
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    Green Line LRT

    No procurement news yet, although I imagine it would be soon to get the ball rolling on a large order, especially if they have to wait for others in line ahead. Right now the Bombardier LRV is taking a bit of a kicking, at least in North America, so it wouldn’t be hard to go elsewhere now. They’ve got a lot of orders between TTC, Metrolinx and ION in southern Ontario (even after Metrolinx cut their order down substantially), and now Edmonton - and as most here likely know, the quality of their vehicles has been terrible and many have been sent back from the Ontario systems. The Edmonton vehicle on display now looks good, but I’m sure that one-off was built with a little extra care and attention - not to mention it hasn't actually run anywhere. As you mentioned, Alstom took over for the cancelled Bombardier Metrolinx vehicles, and have OCTranspo's new trains, so it’ll be interesting to see how they do in Canada. Since Siemens (Calgary's only previous supplier) is in the process of merging with Alstom, it may also give the advantage to that group, and whatever product they decide to pitch (S70? Citadis?). A lot of these orders are part of a P3 consortium, so didn’t really have much choice in vehicles. The group building the system had a partnership with a vehicle manufacturer from the beginning. Calgary is purposefully procuring LRVs separately from the rest of the Green Line project procurement, so they can pick anyone they think is best.
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    Calgary Transit

    The Council approved direction is for a mobile ticketing solution. That likely means some way of buying fares on your mobile phone before boarding the bus, then showing your phone to the driver.
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    Ctrain SD160s The New Series 8 Cars

    Depends what’s attached to the black coupler.
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    General BRT discussion

    The image mentions that there's just one bus of each colour for awareness campaign - there's no plan to create a sub-fleet. It drastically reduces fleet flexibility.
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    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    I’ll come up to drive it if they need it, although I suspect you may have that covered already! 🤣
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    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    Thanks for the photos! Pretty strange to see those trains side-by-side. Will it move under its own power from here to the maintenance facility, or is it towed? I know wheel profiles are different (which is the same driving or being towed), but I believe it was still running when it left here.
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    Calgary Transit CTrain Service Disruptions

    And looks like it’s another smashed up S200.
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    General CTrain Discussion

    Thank goodness they got rid of the analog clock on the S200 interior displays!
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    CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    Might be a good day to be at the ‘pad’. 😁
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    CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    2066 is one of the U2s headed to Edmonton for parts. Likely by Rail car.
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