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Nick B

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  1. Nick B

    Calgary Transit

    Could you elaborate more on this? Does this mean that buses would simply be stored at the Greyhound facility while maintained elsewhere, as the facility doubles as a bus terminal?
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    Blast from the past - Calgary and Area Photos

    Throwback Thursday! A long-gone sight in our system (and rare even back then), this is my only decent photo of an SD160/U2-DC mixed consist in revenue service, taken in April of 2013. #2071 and #2221 at 3rd Street SW by TheNicholasBlonski, on Flickr
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    Calgary Transit CTrain Service Disruptions

    Shuttle buses in place between McKnight and Saddletowne.
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    Blast from the past - Calgary and Area Photos

    Throwback Thursday! Surely I can't be the only one who agrees that the 2200's looked better in this livery, even after the AC retrofit. #2219 at Kerby on Canada Day 2013. #2219 at Downtown West/Kerby by TheNicholasBlonski, on Flickr
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    2018 Arbocs

    Based on the image, looks like that hole was intentionally cut for whatever reason.
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    General CTrain Discussion

    Car #2003 is back in service.
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    Damaged or dead vehicles

    #8257 was having engine issues on the Route 8 and is now out of service at North Pointe.
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    Damaged or dead vehicles

    #7966 dead on the Route 14.
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    Damaged or dead vehicles

    #8283 on a flatbed at Brentwood.
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    Damaged or dead vehicles

    #7966 on hook at Somerset. I’d safely bet it’s not the only one today with the intense heat.
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    General CTrain Discussion

    When your journey involves two or more community shuttle routes, travel time can easily add up to 30+ minutes for even short distances.
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    ETS Photos

    #1009 at Central station. First time shooting in RAW and editing in Lightroom. IMG_4863 by TheNicholasBlonski, on Flickr
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    ETS Grande West Vicinity Buses

    #2042 seen at Bonnie Doon mall yesterday. IMG_4829 by TheNicholasBlonski, on Flickr IMG_4830 by TheNicholasBlonski, on Flickr
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    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    Here is a crappy photo of #7074, one of the newest if not the newest XD40 delivered so far, at Paterson taken yesterday. IMG_4860 by TheNicholasBlonski, on Flickr And #7072, also at Paterson. IMG_4855 by TheNicholasBlonski, on Flickr Also took a ride on one of these on the 100 yesterday. Love the air conditioning. Seats aren't the most comfortable but I'll take the hard plastic over cloth on a hot day.
  15. And my contribution to the Flexity craze. Love the look of it. The green among the 'ETS Blue' is a nice touch. IMG_4832 by TheNicholasBlonski, on Flickr IMG_4840 by TheNicholasBlonski, on Flickr IMG_4839 by TheNicholasBlonski, on Flickr
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    General CTrain Discussion

    The infotainment screens already display the next two stops. Good idea about showing connecting routes on the infotainment screens. I'd particularly like the MAX routes to be shown and/or announced at stations such as Heritage and Rundle. Could you elaborate more on "show the current line"? The infotainment system and exterior signs already do a good job at distinguishing Red Line versus Blue Line, and the passenger announcements also do a good job at that in downtown (aside their failure to use line color). Outside of downtown, I wouldn't see the point in making it any clearer which line it is than what already exists. Also, check out this thread for S200 discussion.
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    2018 Arbocs

    #1311 is in service leaving only #1295 left. Unless the latter has a dead CAD.
  18. Looking forward to seeing it this upcoming Wednesday!
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    2018 Arbocs

    #1310 is now in service.
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    2018 Arbocs

    #1273 was reported active last month in this thread.
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    General BRT discussion

    While I agree that the word "Line" would be somewhat unnecessary, I don't find it uncommon for different cities to share exact same nomenclature in their transit systems. You could say a similar thing about our existing "CTrain" being easy to confuse with the "C Train" of the NYC Subway!
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    2018 Arbocs

    #'s 1314, 1316, and 1329 are in service.
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    CTrain - U2 cars Retirement Watch

    With all due respect, given the fact that you are posting in a thread in the Calgary section where not many of us are likely to be immediately aware of this "LRV loading facility" at Cromdale in Edmonton (I'm sure the former garage is the first thing that comes to mind for many of us non-Edmonton users when we think of "Cromdale", myself included), I think a clarification in your original post would have been helpful to a great extent, especially in contrast to getting defensive at an Ottawa user who had what I would describe as an honest misunderstanding.