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Nick B

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  1. The next refurb (either arrival or departure) is at the pad tonight.
  2. Larger cities do that, but I’d imagine that would cost a lot more labour wise.
  3. Exciting couple weeks coming up for the south leg.
  4. There’s a plethora of transit history goodies in Drawer 388 at the central library!
  5. Looks like Flickr has ads now... I am not sure if any accounts have actually suffered the mass photo deletion the site promised early this year to those who don't pay for Flickr Pro. I haven't seen any cases of this myself including on my own account (despite selecting 'yes' to mark photos for deletion when I was prompted at one point), which leads me to deduce that they have scrapped that plan.
  6. I must say I’m impressed with the communication during this disruption. There’s been 4 announcements in the last 10 minutes that I’ve been waiting at Somerset giving updates on the next train’s current location as well as its destination (there’s one train going Somerset-69 Street this afternoon). I don’t recall hearing this before!
  7. 100% agreed... In particular regarding the Transit55 comment. As fantastic and useful of an app as it is, as far as its long term impact on the community goes, it sort of took out the challenge, excitement, and adventure aspects of the hobby that we longtime members all remember and love from our childhoods. Which is a reason I generally don't use the app much myself, and almost never posted my Transit55 sightings on the board unless I saw it in person. Anyway, that's another topic.
  8. There have been no A220's delivered as of yet.
  9. They used to do something similar to that years ago when artics only ran on the north portion of the route. Bringing that back in some form would be a great idea.
  10. Adding the following: Airbus A319 - Air Canada Rouge (Premium Rouge) Boeing 767-300ER - Air Canada Rouge (Premium Rouge) Beechcraft 1900D - EVAS
  11. Adding YQT/CYQT (Thunder Bay) and YFC/CYFC (Fredericton).
  12. The south leg has seen express shuttles multiple times in the past.
  13. Please do not quote this post. Units reported delivered: #'s 2401-67 (67/69) Units reported in service: #'s 2401-53, 55-64 (63/67/69) Units to watch out for: #'s 2454, 65-69 Information is gathered from reports in this thread. This post will be updated accordingly as it becomes necessary.
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    Canada Line

    Interesting article on the Canada Line: Opinion: Canada Line is a model example of a poorly-designed, under-built toy train https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/canada-line-skytrain?fbclid=IwAR0fyGJSmKLMjfbHp85XjPCWyGFofP6j-qx6M3Ha0KgIvUlcDZHEkOKt1o0
  15. I’m not autistic but I grew up with ADHD, and I always found an interest in transportation because I do have a thing for patterns and orderly systems. Now here’s my rant. What annoys me is how many people tend to look down on people with autism/ADHD/etc, seeing it as a bad thing, believing they won’t accomplish anything, etc. I am including this because I had to deal with parents, teachers etc having this attitude throughout my childhood. For reference, I am now an airline pilot at age 21, not because of who I am, or my psychological conditions, or lack thereof, but only because I put in the hustle to get myself to where I am.
  16. Here's an incredible video from the early 90s:
  17. I certainly do. Why do you ask?
  18. I’d say LRT has limitations in general, underground or not. There comes a certain point in a city’s sprawl/growth where heavy commuter rail should begin to be considered. Especially with outlying suburbs (Airdrie, Okotoks, Chestermere, Cochrane) and their continuous expansion towards Calgary proper.
  19. A series of new tunnel lights around mid-height of the walls have been installed in the portals of the cemetery hill tunnel.
  20. Why not have it operate like the 300 where the $5 fare only applies to boarding at the airport?
  21. Elevated perhaps?
  22. Odd how this is still an ongoing issue.... The wording of what I was told on Day 1 of service was that there's a problem with the AC system. Given these buses have sealed windows, this kind of problem shouldn't be taken lightly during the summer.
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