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  1. It left Alyth at around 130pm yesterday afternoon at was at there at around 2pm.
  2. Combination of Indigenous Day celebrations at Fort Calgary (For all 3 routes) and construction on Parkdale Blvd (For route 1)
  3. 1 offloaded at Heritage and went offline to Haysboro, switching ends at the motormans platform.
  4. There was a breakdown of another train earlier in the morning that had created a back up of trains. Multiple red line trains were put out of service at and taken offline at Anderson North Interlocking to avoid trains backing up at Somerset Interlocking. Most of them that did this were offloaded at Southland but there were a couple of trains that offloaded at Chinook because they were on red lights already because of there trains directly in front of them. No issues with this train at all yesterday.
  5. Once any vehicle, or group of vehicle, is as old as the original LRT fleet is, it is living on borrowed time and age becomes just a number, regardless if it is nearing 40 years old or nearing a mere 35 years. In Calgary, 2 main factors are considered before a vehicle is slated for retirement. The physical condition seems to overshadow the U2 retirements. However, reliability is arguably the main factor. Are the systems and electronics working as intended? Can the vehicle be put out on a day to day basis with a low likelihood of major issues? If no, is remediation available (given many parts are obsolete) and if so, is remediation even worth it? Calgary has 52 U2s left in service. Around 2013, trains were given Green, Yellow and Red stickers. At that point, Red was top on the list, based on the factors above for retirement. Yellow was between 3-5 years and Green was 5+ years.
  6. You have no soul:( What a video though!
  7. LRT, Pantograph and/or CTrainDude can correct me if i am wrong but i know i am quite close. U2 is operator initiated. They push a button and ding dong. It used to be a cassette tape. Now it is a system on board. Kinda like an MP3 play list. Enter your code and boom. SD160 5/6/7/8 i believe it is based on wheel revolutions. Operators program their route when leaving end terminals and i believe it is wheel revolutions that ultimately determines when they are played. Operators can override and go to automatic announcements Series 9 is GPS based. When going through downtown, the reflection of the signal off buildings often messes everything up and often doesn’t correct itself until after the core. Operators can override and go to manual announcements
  8. 2014 is scrap. 2006 and 2083 are on life support. This leaves 52 cars in service and 2 cars on life support
  9. In addition, there is a new route (128) for Cornerstone and Redstone to offset the 145 that has minimal change.
  10. Its already a done deal. Operators started signing up for their work this week and maps with the changes to the 36 and 41 are posted and the 75 is removed. Many of decisions are done 1-2 signups in advanced.
  11. Appears it was never actually dead. Given the schedule and the interline (from route 18 to max orange at brentwood), the operator likely stopped at the esso at that location, which is a common pitstop. The bus completed the service day.
  12. City Council approved more cars for the existing line in the next budget, over the next few years. This is basically what they have done on red line, which went from 33 3 car rush hour trains every 3-4 minutes to 27 4 car rush hour trains every 6-7 minutes The blue line currently has a headway of about 5-6 minutes as is. One would argue that it would be a tough sell for ridership during rush hour to cut that to 8-9 minutes for the sake of having 4 car trains.
  13. Car 2034 is listed as scrap.
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