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  1. Calgary Transit CTrain Service Disruptions

    Catenary Fire near Anderson. Enmax and Fire Department on scene. Shuttle buses running between Canyon Meadows and Southland. I couldn't get a look at what happened at Anderson, but I overheard passengers at Anderson smelling smoke in the station. Ironic, considering the CTrain closure this weekend and today's the 13th...
  2. Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    Another refurb spotted on the CP Delivery Track.
  3. Onestop Screens

    Signs now active at Heritage. Real-time still in the works.
  4. Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    I also noticed the additional door sensor(?) above the doors.
  5. Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    They weren't kidding when they wanted an interior of the s200s but function as an sd160. Did they really install new speakers?
  6. Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    Huh, I was expecting the lcd signs to be mounted on the roof like the S200s. Were the seats around the middle of the car removed?
  7. CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    2440 has been towed from the CP track to Haysboro
  8. Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    Yup. 2207 is waiting to get towed to Haysboro right now
  9. Anyone create their own transit system?

    SMRT NOTICE: Starting April 9th, Bowdale Station will undergo a massive renovation to better manage trains and your commute. The existing trackwork will be done in two phases: Phase 1 will create 2 new platforms (platforms 2,3 and 4) to accommodate trains while the existing one will be demolished for new tracks. Platform 2 will be permanently closed and relocated. Phase 2 will relocate Platform 1 and finish installing new trackwork and removing old tracks. The old Platform 1 will be closed and relocated.
  10. CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    2440 and the refurb now on the spur tracks. Hasn't been towed yet since one of the flatbeds that 2440 was on is blocking the way, so they're likely waiting on CP to grab the flatbed.
  11. Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    I saw it! From the looks of it so far, it has the same exterior cameras as the series 8s. Livery hasnt changed a bit though. Very excited to see it in action!
  12. CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    2 S200s spotted at Haysboro today. Both wrapped and on flatbeds.
  13. Refurbished SD160 Tracking list

    Now I'm stoked for it's arrival. I will definitely keep an eye out for its arrival. I wonder if it still carries the same exterior livery or a new one?
  14. Calgary Transit

    1) As Blake has mentioned, those are the usual examples of single track use, and I believe both the Red and Blue line are able to operate single tracking. (Someone can clarify for me) 2) Siemens in Sacramento (where most Light Rail Vehicles and trams are made) does build single-articulated trains, but the S70 (a tram model sold by Siemens) is bi-articulated and I think it's the exception. The reason we continue using single-articulated cars is for flexibility within the fleet. Since trains are 4 cars in length, we can switch out individual cars if they are needed for maintenance or if they break down. In cases where a car breaks down, they will usually remove the car that is broken if its the lead or tail car and let the train set operate as a 3 car train (This is based on my experience witnessing such events, so someone who's more knowledgeable can add on to what I have). It's just more easier to operate the same style and it avoids issues where an entire train set would go out of service if it was a full 4 car train permanently. Plus, we don't have the facilities to provide maintenance to cars longer than the standard design right now. I'm not sure if the S200 can be redesigned for additional space, since only Calgary and San Fransico MUNI operates S200s. 3) Our U2s are very old, and are much more worn-out than Edmonton's U2s. We operate them more often than they do, and our U2s are exposed to the weather much more than Edmonton's (remember that Edmonton's Capital Line runs like a subway underground in downtown, while ours is street level). Due to these factors and many others, the U2s in Calgary are much more older looking and rusting much faster than Edmonton's. The city did look at the possibility of refurbishing them, but didn't go ahead and it was deemed cheaper to get new cars than refurbish the old ones. I should point out that our SD-160 model is getting refurbished as we speak! We have no details as to when it will return from Sacramento, but in case you want to read on the thread, here you go:
  15. 2016 Grande West Vicinitys

    1625 spotted at Heritage station on Training