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  1. General CTrain Discussion

    A new paint booth.
  2. General CTrain Discussion

    A number of four car trains today on the Blue Line. Likely due to the Country Thunder Concert at Prairie Winds.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Green Line LRT

    Looks like game on for the Green Line. Province looks to be making announcement for their one-third tomorrow.
  9. 2311 2310 and 2329 Damaged Series 8 cars

    I just noticed the title of this thread has a small typo - any chance we can fix it up (Series 8, not 9)?
  10. Calgary Transit CTrain Service Disruptions

    Stabbing on the back of the platform.
  11. General Route Discussion and History

    Manchester shuttle, for City employees.
  12. General CTrain Discussion

    Unfortunately, all of the potential solutions mentioned don't really solve the problem, it just moves it elsewhere or creates a new one. As I see you can appreciate, it's much more complex than the tweets would suggest.
  13. General CTrain Discussion

    As indicated by Gsgeek540 earlier, it's not just a matter of 'fixing' it. There's no signals fix to do. If there was a way to fix it that easily, they would. Actually, there are, but neither seem likely: close 8th Street, or build the 8th Avenue subway. If you put an advance signal for 18A, you're going to get Blue line trains frequently cutting off Red line trains (while the Blue line trains sit at a red light at 8th Street), and the 201s block 6th Avenue, which people will complain about as well. People seem to think Transit is full of dumbasses that couldn't be bothered to foresee these issues - trust me, they know these things can happen, but short of rebuilding the west end of downtown, there's little to be done. And this past weekend, they removed the case for the former magnet at Macleod Trail, but it's been gone for a long time - as mentioned, since the OLY switches were installed, since it kept dumping trains going westbound over it, even when the light was green.
  14. General CTrain Discussion

    You've covered most of the usual ones, and I've had them all happen to me over the last 13 years. I don't think you get an electronic fault for the rotary converter, and I don't think you're limited to 40km/h, but if that if that rotary converter failure isn't removed from service before the batteries die, the brakes lock on, and you're screwed. Also had a master controller fail, but that'd be quite rare.
  15. Calgary Transit CTrain Service Disruptions

    Yep. Eventually people have to take some responsibility for their own actions. Try as we might, we can't often save people from themselves.