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  1. General CTrain Discussion

    So real-time signs are back to the old format at fish creek. Is it temporary?
  2. Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    2204 is at Haysboro waiting to be loaded.
  3. Calgary Transit New Flyer Xcelsior CNG Demos

    8202 is out on the 20 today!
  4. Out of ordinary Calgary Transit bus spottings

    6080 @ Fish Creek this AM. Can someone tell me why its in the south? Thanks very much!
  5. Anyone create their own transit system?

    Here is Hankyu. It is pretty quiet because it is PMSM and SiC motors, SiC being a new form of IGBT. (I do remember this set had PMSM motors without SiC VVVF, can't find the video) There are numerous companies in Japan that also have adopted PMSM motors, but not as a full fleet but more of a set with PMSM. Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway in Osaka (that runs alongside the Osaka Municipal Subway) has PMSM on their newest trains. the 9000 Series. Granted these sound more like the 16000 Series and 1000 Series. Some private railways like Keikyu (the company that has my favorite motor sounds ever!) also adopted PMSM as a trial. Tobu's 30000 Series... Keio's 8000 Series... Seibu's 6000 Series... Tokyo Metro's 02 Series is an example of a refurbishment (the early batches had chopper control while later batches had IGBT motors) This video shows all of Tokyo Metro's trains with PMSM installed: That's about the most I know from the top of my head... (and google)
  6. Anyone create their own transit system?

    The turnstiles are the familiar tripod, starting in 2017 however, stations are being fitted with newer entrance gates similar to these: Does not reflect station entrance layout. Just as a means to show off the entrance gates. Currently they use the old SMRT Tap software seen in the video. At the moment, the current SMRT Tap systems were add-ons to the existing turnstiles. In the past, the gates were manned (a ticket operator would punch the ticket and let you in or out). Around 1997, automatic ticket readers were retrofitted to the turnstiles. And around 2013 ( I forgot, it's been so long XD ), SMRT Tap was introduced. We are developing a newer scanning system that is more informative and understandable. Permanent-magnet synchronous motor or known as a brushless electric motor (Wikipedia link for information) While these types of motors have been around for years, they have been seeing more common use recently. Japan is the only country that uses PMSM technology more often than other countries (exception is Singapore MRT and the C151 series. which has PMSM VVVF motors retrofitted). Here's a good comparison with GTO Chopper vs PMSM: I hope this might help in figuring out what PMSM is. Overall they're just energy efficient motors and sound much quieter. I don't 100% known more detail beyond this so I'm sorry if it makes it more confusing!
  7. Anyone create their own transit system?

    MetroTech Systems For a better perspective, here is the new motors in action: MetroTech LTX02 Traction Motors (LFT Series III tram): MetroTech NX07 Traction Motors (M7Q series): MetroTech NX08 Traction Motors (M7H, M7C series):
  8. Anyone create their own transit system?

    SMRT Preview: Here today we have a demo through our subway station turnstiles to see how they work. They accept both tickets and SMRT Tap. Have a look below: Inspired by Japan's IC card system. SUiCA and Pasmo which I have a real life Pasmo card!
  9. Anyone create their own transit system?

    MetroTech Facts What's the difference between our traction motors on our trains? You may hear various different noises and pitches for our traction motors. In reality, their energy efficient and improve on operational performance. IGBT-VVVF technology is used on various modern trains today, but we aim for better performance and reduced power consumption. SiC-VVVF is the latest brrakthrough we've made reducing power consumption by up to 12% and increased performance. This new generation of traction motors will become standard as the M7 family rolls into service and production. We are also experimenting with PMSM technology and we hope to announce news in the near future. For passengers, its clean and efficient. To you, its green and clean.
  10. Anyone create their own transit system?

    MetroTech Systems: Starting in September, options for traction motors for all trains will be changed. The following changes will be made: (click on each motor to listen to their sound) MetroTech IGBT-VVVF MK10 Traction Motors - Will be discontinued for the MT-3,and M7 family. [N/A for the LFT family] MetroTech IGBT-VVVF NG15 Traction Motors - Will be discontinued for the MT-3 and M7 family. [See below for the LFT family] MetroTech IGBT-VVVF GTX-01 Traction Motors - Available for the LFT family (LFT Series 01). MetroTech SiC-VVVF NX07 Traction Motors - Available for the M7 family (M7Q). MetroTech SiC-VVVF NX08 Traction Motors - Available for the M7 family (M7H and M7C). MetroTech IGBT-VVVF LTX02 Traction Motors - Available for the LFT family (LFT Series III).
  11. Anyone create their own transit system?

    SMRT News: We've been busy over the summer time, and some of our buses have also gotten some new paint jobs. #7201 (Enviro400) has been repainted as the Canada 150 Bus #7278 (Enviro400) has been repainted as the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bus #7300 (Enviro400) has been repainted as the Zelda Breath of the Wild Bus #7310 (Enviro500) has been repainted as the Splatoon 2 Bus SMRT is announcing a demo UTC XTD40 that will join our fleet around September 1st, lasting until November 1st. This demo will allow us to gather public data for more bus orders in the future. This bus will have the standard Cummins ISL9, ZF ZF 6AP1700B transmission, and TwinVision Silver Smart LED signs found on all our buses. After the New Flyer XDE40 demo that ran in January/February, city council has approved a budget for a few hybrid buses to be purchased. We are not currently taking bids at the moment. The 30' bus contract has been awarded to Gillig for the Gillig BRT 30'. These buses will contain Cummins B6.7, Allison B300R6, and Luminator Spectrum Destination Signs
  12. Anyone create their own transit system?

    Following on that story... #7035 recently returned from New Flyer and is back in service. #6051 fate has been determined. The bus will be repaired, but will be used as a test bus for some brand new features we're rolling out starting in August. SMRT: Currently, most of our newer buses contain the following: GPSTransit, CAD, SMRT Tap, On-board WiFi. We are pleased to announce upgrades which will be added to our newer buses from 2017 onwards. These new features include: Improved information system. The new system is AVIS (Audio Visual Information System). AVIS will be added onto #6051 as a demo. AVIS will handle automated announcements as well as visual signage. AVIS will replace CAD on newer models. WiFi will now support up to 5G. [*Not all the time] GPSTransit will receive an upgrade to AVIS-GPS. This will display real-time bus locations while riding. SMRT Tap will remain the same. New on-board USB chargers to charge your phone. 2 ports per 2 seats. LCD screens located near the front (behind the driver) and near the rear exit door with information about the current route, accessible transfers, etc. (Called AVIS-Info #6051 will have these features and will enter service in July.
  13. Calgary Transit

    Im Asian... but I was not there...
  14. Damaged or dead vehicles

    8284 dead @ Mount Royal University.
  15. Anyone create their own transit system?

    SMRT: Two buses collided with each other. #6051, a TriStar TS40D and #7035, a New Flyer XD60 collided to each other head on. #6051 was out of service so there were no passengers, #7035 was in revenue service and passengers received minor injuries, nothing serious or fatal. The driver of #6051 was rushed to hospital in serious condition, we hope that he gets well. The driver of #7035 was also injured, but were not severe. The driver of #6051 will be under temporary suspension as he recovers and while the cause is investigated. So far, it looks like the driver of #6051 might be the one to blame. #6051 has been pulled from service. We won't be repairing it yet as we will debate on it's fate as it sustained serious damages to the front. #7035 also was pulled from service. The windshield and sign was damaged but will be sent to New Flyer for repairs. #6001, a New Flyer XD40 was involved in an accident about a few months ago. It's fate has been decided. It will be retired officially. The bus won't be scrapped however, it will remain on property for spare parts.