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CTrainDude

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    Out of ordinary Calgary Transit bus spottings

    Today is the big move day - Stoney is being populated with all of it's buses needed for service starting Monday throughout today.
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    General Route Discussion and History

    The route 13 is part of the SW service review that's starting engagement shortly - I'm sure there will be changes to the 13, but likely nothing significant until implementation of the SW BRT.
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    Stoney Bus Garage

    I’d be surprised if there’s any sort of open house for this (or any) bus garage in the foreseeable future. The reality is, outside of people that frequent boards like this, there wouldn’t be much appeal for the general public to go see a bus garage and shop - the CNG part is good to talk about, but in real life, it’s just a few extra gas pumps. It’s just a bunch of buses parked in lines, a mechanic shop like most others, and an attached vanilla admin space. The open houses at OBMF get a few more people because the CTrain adds an extra wrinkle, but honestly aren’t all that well attended. It’s mainly employees that bring their families.
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    General CTrain Discussion

    In theory, it would get refilled every day in the service lane. Although I imagine with the very slippery conditions it gets used much faster than usual.
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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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    General BRT discussion

    It was supposed to be clockwise, but based on all the items you mentioned, there's now a 'detour' in place to go counter-clockwise. It will be evaluated to see if it's going to be a permanent change.
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    Still 6 to go. Edit: Beaten to it
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    CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    2064 and 2080 scheduled to head over to 'the pad' for transport to Edmonton on Monday.
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    Random Photos - Calgary and Area

    They’re just temporary advertising wraps.
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    CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    Not to worry, I believe there’s a couple more headed your way next week 😁
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    Xcelsior Airporter buses

    Novas are moving to Stoney (which won’t be open weekends), so they need some buses at SG for weekend airport service.
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