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  1. At Main and Marine a portion of the intersection is de-energized for the watermain/sewer work going on in the area. Typically what the overhead crew does when they want to de-energize part of the circuit for construction is they will put the jumper wire between the positive and ground wires on the de-energized side of the temporary insulators. Not the intersection under discussion, but a similar setup on Broadway from 2009. The overhead to the right of the photo has power, then the temporary insulator has the jumper cable on the de-energized side so if that section is somehow powe
  2. Those late evening trips on the 255 have never gone to Dundarave, and are themselves a relatively new addition. Pre R2, the 255 ended service around 8 or 9 in the evening, at the time of the last trips to Dundarave. The Park Royal to Capilano University trips from 9pm to 1am were added on the April 2020 sheet as part of the R2 service integration.
  3. Skytrain Mark II car 237 heads east on the Millennium Line about to pass below Commercial Drive, while a CN freight train pulls up the Grandview Cut behind it.
  4. Yes, the 500x is the replacement for the 90, with minor changes to the express stops and the Downtown routing.
  5. Because (in the pre-covid times at least) Georgia/Granville WB is one of the busiest bus stops for north shore service, with transfers from N-S routes on Granville, the Canada Line and the Expo Line. The volume of people using the stop would block the sidewalk if all routes used the same stop. And, with all the different routes serving one stop, there would be conflict and overlap for people trying to board the buses since it would be impossible to queue for each route separately. In fact, the 257 used the share the stop with the other West Vancouver buses, but was given its own stop a few
  6. From snowshoeing earlier this month:
  7. There was a car accident on Yukon just south of Marine Dr this evening, that resulted in a handful of buses having to go south on Cambie St and enter Marine Dr Station through the exit before it was realised that the accident the NB lanes, and buses could enter the station from Yukon SB normally. EB 3's and 100's still had to exit the station onto Cambie St and then east on Marine Dr. It was interesting to see buses make the turn from EB Marine Dr to SB Cambie.
  8. Some changes to the overhead are coming on Marine Dr due to the ongoing watermain work. This stretch of overhead is held up by bracket arms, which do not reach over the entire roadway. So, new span wires and hangers have been installed from Manitoba to Yukon (so far) to allow the wires to be moved for construction.
  9. CMBC 16046, a 2016 New Flyer XN40, arrives at 22 St Station on a spring evening in March 2021..
  10. I just rode car 405, and somehow the sign programming got switched. The interior sign was only displaying the destination (King George), while the exterior sign was scrolling "Next Station-Commercial-Broadway Terminus Station-King George"
  11. A police incident means that all buses that use Pender through Chinatown are instead using Hastings
  12. The bus stop balancing for the 2 started on Sept 21, 3 weeks into the sheet. Given that in the grand of things this is a relatively minor change; the buses will still follow the same paths and schedule but simply stop less, waiting for the sheet change is unneeded. After all, bus stop closures and openings and reopenings due to construction happen mid sheet all the time.
  13. https://www.translink.ca/plans-and-projects/projects/bus-projects/bus-stop-balancing Stop closures for the 17 and 25 start on April 12.
  14. The majority of the wires on Broadway are still up, they were only removed at the station sites. The wires are still up between the station sites. West of the Mount Pleasant Station site, the overhead is tied off between Quebec and Ontario then is intact westward until between Alberta and Yukon at the start of the station site for Cambie. Past Cambie the overhead is up from Ash to a couple blocks before Oak. Then the overhead from Oak to Hemlock is all intact; it is possible for a trolley to come south on Hemlock, east on Broadway and south on Oak without needing to EPU. At Granville, the
  15. CMBC Nova Hybrid 18364 heads west on Broadway at Main St, running route 9. Demolition of the buildings on the south west corner of the intersection is well underway. That site will become the entrance for the Mount Pleasant Station of the Broadway Subway extension of the Millennium Line.
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