Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

5,185 profile views
  1. There will also be no bus service dispatched from Stoney - so enjoy spotting your Novas while you can!
  2. And here’s your mysterious Ramsay half of 2002: https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5513891?__twitter_impression=true
  3. Please also remember that it’s PEOPLE that drive buses and trains - people that don’t want to get sick, so they don’t get their family sick. Operators interact with thousands of people in a day, and some may actually be ill. I get that your job and getting around is important, but please have a little compassion for the people that run Transit. If they run out of drivers, mechanics, Peace Officers, Supervisors, Controllers, etc., Transit can’t run. It’s not about being scared - this is the real world.
  4. The system is almost 40 years old - pretty much anything you could think of has happened.
  5. The only similar legacy left is at Haysboro- if you’re crossing over going outbound to the motormans platform (or beyond), you get the approach at A84A, and A86 stays red until you’ve approached it slowly. If you move too fast, you won’t get the upgrade before you arrive, and you’ll have to stop, or get dumped. Designed that way to keep people from hitting the crossover going 80km/h by mistake.
  6. Just curious, where are the other cold climate areas where the Citadis runs? I’d argue that Canada’s Light Rail systems are probably the most cold climates of any above ground systems in the world - and maybe throw in Minneapolis - and none use a Citadis besides Ottawa. Certainly there’s places where it may snow some (like Grenoble, France), but it rarely drops much below freezing there Maybe I’m missing one?
  7. With newer trains (ie. not U2s), the train is speed limited/governed to 80km/h unless you’re headed downhill. U2s will keep powering until they alarm and over speed shutdown. The old U2 AC cars (now just Scout) actually had speedos that went up to 100km/h, but you couldn’t get there. As LRT mentioned, there’s nothing to hold a train at a lower speed than 80km/h, so if the limit for a section of track is 40km/h (like 7 Avenue), it’s up to the operator to hold it there. The series 9 trains also have a ‘cruise control’ that will hold your speed, including on a downhill slope, if activated.
  8. In the end, if they build the 9th Avenue station, they could use that as a temporary end of line while they extend the line north and grade separate 16th Avenue - or even use Eau Claire as the terminal. The BRT they propose goes into the core anyway, so closing the 16th Avenue station during construction of an extension wouldn't be out of the question. Ultimately, the 16th Avenue station will probably be there a while, just like 10th Street Station used to be the end of the line for the Blue Line before the extension to the west.
  9. Keep in mind, it’s probably likely that 16th Avenue will still be grade separated one day. The line will cross the river and stop short of the intersection at 16th Ave. Nothing so far has shown the train crossing 16 Avenue at grade.
  10. In all honesty, not trying to get the guy in trouble, you should call in a concern about this operator not using the bypass when it's like that during rush hour - hopefully then they can at least identify him and follow-up with him so he learns the proper rules. They promised the residents of Lakeview that buses would only use it during rush hour, or if directed by Control, so this operator should be using the bypass.
  11. Now that Spring Gardens is the only bus garage open on weekends, it takes a lot more work to use artics for these shuttles - Vic Park needs to be opened up to dispatch and support the buses. When VP was the 24/7 garage, it was much easier to send artics for CTrain replacement.
  • Create New...