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  1. Gsgeek540

    Garage Transfers

    The member above is correct. 7729 was temporarly moved from VP to SG middle of October...October 22 to be exact...and i have confirmed it is now property of spring gardens until the 2 MAX XD40s from SG return. However, the member above is incorrect, in that 8206, despite being MAX wrapped, is NOT a VP unit and is based out of Spring Gardens. Only the 2 XD40 listed in my original post, the other 2 MAX wrapped buses, are based out of Victoria Park.
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    Garage Transfers

    Without having the list with me, 7729 “should” be a VP bus, not Anderson as they get 7876-7994. Keep in mind though, There are roughly 13 7700s and 7800s that are SG. This may be one of them
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    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    City Council approved the purchase of 15 LRVs during budget deliberations this past week. From the information that has been made public, it appears to be the 6 previously announced, 6 more that were added to the budget and 3 that were asked for late in deliberations yesterday to allow for a volume discount on the order. Delivery expected in late 2020 to early 2021.
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    Garage Transfers

    It is a massive...and i mean massive...garage transfer weekend between all 3 garages. All units from 7701-7875, with the exception of 18 units (5 AG, 13 SG) become property of VIctoria Park. All units between 7876-7994 become property of Anderson. All units between 7995 and 8354, with the exception of 8253 and 8313 (the MAX buses) become property of Spring Gardens.
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    Calgary Transit

    Only regular scheduled blocks of work with a fixed schedule show up on real time sourced.
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    General BRT discussion

    Many times... Several on the 145/445 as the route got extended. When the route 59 came into play, the 85/59 got completely rewritten 2 weeks into the winter signup in 2016 and they did add any additional time despite the extra route. When the route 6 was shortended to westbrook when west lrt opened, they rewrote the entire schedule about a month in due to schedule adherence issues. They rewrote 21/55/71/95 schedules mid day mid signup in 2016 to allow a 5th bus to give a little leeway to the schedule for the 4 others. Etc etc etc. As manager of planning stated in Calgary Sun article today, this is nothing new. It’s growing pains with changing a significant percentage of service. Like any responsible business would do in such a change as we have seen, they have front line and behind the scenes staff monitoring every little detail of the changes and making changes to make more efficient in the coming days and weeks.
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    General BRT discussion

    Signals engineers have been on scene the last 2 days working with transit engineers and transit technology staff working on signal timings etc. They will work directly and collaboratively with each other over the next couple weeks to diagnose and correct the timing issues that exist.
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    General BRT discussion

    Aside from the 3 buses that were wrapped to promote the launch of MAX, no.
  9. Gsgeek540

    General Route Discussion and History

    Interlines are rarely published. Unofficial sources like transit 55 have found ways to release and display block lists publically but otherwise, they are rarely published. As for the discussion around, *shrug*. I don’t even bother bringing up anymore. They have become such a shot in the dark over the last couple yesrs as to what routes interline with what and at what times of the day do routes interline. A good example of this would be Dalhousie where there was a mid day block of work a few signups ago that did multiple 76, 77, 54, 154 and 129s during the day, mid day, While all other buses on those routes appeared to run more structured. There is a reason route 29s are/were instructed to change their sign when crossing anderson road and that 56s were instructed to change their sign crossing elbow to anderson, because there would be riders who would catch the bus back to the station only to want to go where they came from, only to miss their bus going the right direction...if i had a nickle for every time on those signups....
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    General Route Discussion and History

    So basically the information that is posted in the latest publication on the transit service reviews website...specifically slides 16-43 https://www.calgary.ca/engage/Documents/BRT_Program/Bus Review 2018 What We Heard Presentation.pdf
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    Calgary Transit

    Transit would take over the land and redo the site to make it a full out transit garage, maintenance and all, comparible to other transit garages in the city. Greyhound would move out and is expected would operate much like Red Arrow does in downtown Calgary.
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    Calgary Transit

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/city-council-olympic-costs-bus-barn-1.483085 This article is taken out of context. Discussions have been happening well before the talk of the Olympics, even well before talks of the Green Line Discussions on the future of Victoria Park Garage occur on a semi annual basis as a result of an expiring lease agreement in the next few years as well as the plans for the green line. As of the beginning of 2018, the plan remains to be out of Victoria Park garage by late 2022 or early 2023, with plans to have a replacement facility somewhere centralized, such as the west village. Transit taking over the Greyhound building when their lease runs out in a couple years, where they are expected to operate much like red arrow in calgary, and redo that facility has been talked about lots over the last few years but nothing concrete at this point.
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    2016 Grande West Vicinitys

    Not a shot at you. Tried to quote post from another user.
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    2016 Grande West Vicinitys

    That is correct. 2 year lease. I’d say getting the information from the people who work with these buses in various capacities on a day to day basis, and have more many years, is going to be as official of a word as you’ll get on this board...
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    Calgary Transit

    That is correct. I dont have a map of spring and havent been signed up there since...oo 2013ish...maybe one of our 2 SG operators on the board can help out.. but there are 6 or 7 lanes in the back that they will use first and then tap into a couple of the other lanes closest to the main building.
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