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  1. Trains are unstaffed. Stations are mostly unstaffed, except for about 3-5 staff at each station for general cleaners and maintenance. The 3 line is all underground, including the train depot.
  2. Stations that must remain open will have staff on site for lines that are still active. Other stations are only staffed by essential staff (i.e. technicians, security guards) The 3 Line runs completely automated and thus does not have any staff (only those in case of emergency) Commuter Rail Service. The regional rail company
  3. SMRT NOTICE Starting April 9, emergency service changes will go into effect. Since March 23, service across all systems (bus, subway, tram) has been reduced and new changes will help with reducing the risk of COVID-19. Some cuts, while extreme, are to adjust changing ridership. Bus: All express and non-essential routes will be suspended until further notice (as was school bus routes). All other routes are running at reduced frequencies and boarding will be done AT THE REAR ENTRANCE(S). We will not accept cash fares until further notice. Subways: The A, D, C, G, 1, 2 and Airport express lines have been suspended until further notice. No trains will operate. The B line will no longer operate 24/7 and will instead run until 1am and reopen at 5am. A shuttle bus will be running between 1-5am (60 minute frequency). The E, F and 3 lines continue to run at 30 minute intervals. CRS: The C1 and C2 loop lines are running at 30 minute intervals to provide replacements for the D, 1, and 2 lines. The C3 line is running at 60 minute intervals. The Calgary Commuter (C4) line has been suspended until further notice. Trams: Tram service is suspended until further notice. Please use alternate routes. TRTA: Bus service to and from Terwillegar Ranch will be done at reduced frequencies (30 minute headways). All other local routes are running at reduced frequencies. Commuter Bus: Buses are running limited schedules with limited capacity due to government legislation (up to 15 passengers). As such, we will try to accomodate as much as possible, but please avoid travel unless necessary. Ridership has fallen about 96% and these reduced changes are estimated to reduce ridership further. We recommend all passengers to avoid travel unless necessary. As of March 27, all rides are free on all services.
  4. SMRT News We are working closely with Health officials to ensure the wellness of our guests and staff. As stated by Health Canada, the risk remains low and to that end, service will remain normal. All our buses, trams, and subway cars are undergoing significant cleaning and disinfecting during this time. Please be mindful of other guests and follow the recommended health guidelines outlined by Health Canada and Alberta Health Services. As conditions can change at anytime we will keep everyone notified of any changes to transit. Thank you for your cooperation during this time and as always, the safety of our guests and staff remain our #1 priority. On an unrelated note: We are rolling out new announcements to our entire system to improve communication with guests and those who are visually impaired. Here's how things will change: Buses Current [CAD]: "8th Street Terminal" | "Stop Requested. Please use the rear doors" New [CAD and External Speakers]: "8th Street Terminal. Transfer to subways and trams." | "Stop Request. Use rear doors" | "Route A100 to Rockaway" Trams Current: None, unless specified by tram drivers New [CAD]: Similar to buses Subways Current : "The Next Station is City Hall. The doors on the right side will open. Please change here for the B and E Lines" New: "Next stop: City Hall. Change for B and E Lines. Doors open on the right" Stations Current: chime "The next train approaching is for 8th Street. Please stand clear of the platform doors" OR "The next train approaching is for Evergreen. Please stand behind the platform edge" New: chime "Next train: A line to 8th Street. Please mind the platform doors" OR "Next train: F line to Evergreen. Please mind the platform edge"
  5. Hey all! From the Calgary board. I will be relocating to Edmonton for the next 4 months for work and was wondering some places to go spotting. Thanks a bunch!
  6. SMRT Buses and Area [SMRT] The RFP for the electric bus fleet has concluded, with New Flyer and Nova Bus both winning the contract. Both companies will provide 4 electric buses for trial before the rest of the fleet is announced. Thank you to all those who have participated in the RFP. [KGTS] Kennedy & Gregory Transportation System has announced a RFP for 30 CNG 40 foot buses. They can be any spec. Ends Jan 01, 2020. This will replace part of our existing diesel fleet. [SBL] Sunnyshore Bus Lines is announcing an RFP for 10 40 foot buses. They can be any spec. Ends Feb 01, 2020. This will replace the remaining high floor fleet.
  7. (Was looking at records and found that I had an electric bus program RFP that ended in March oops) SMRT RFP A reminder that SMRT is looking for bus manufacturers to bid for the Electric Bus Pilot Program. Originally the RFP ended in March, but the city has reopened the RFP once again due to lack of interest (we've only received details from BYD). The reopening will be available until Oct. 31, 2019. After reviewing details and fleet information on the subway system, we have decided to retired the F84E fleet by the end of 2020. This was in part due to the fact that the F84E is the last fleet of trains without Air Conditioning and due to the nature of the D Line, which runs above ground for part of the line. Other details include: the cars are incompatible with the F97E, and F90E fleets, which were refurbished in the late 2010s, and despite the 2013 refurb performed, much of the systems on board are from the 1980s (mechanical parts such as doors and motors were given a refresh and not upgraded to IGBT technology like the F90 fleet) which are harder to come by. A farewell ceremony will be announced at a later date. On top of that, the MT-1RE fleet will be retired later this year to allow a common fleet on the C and F lines. A farewell charter will be held on November 30, 2019.
  8. 8191 made it all the way from Stoney to run the 12 this pm!
  9. It was out today again. Finally got the consist: 2205, 2219, 2206, 2207
  10. I can only remember that 2205 and 2207 were ends. I couldnt feel a bump.
  11. Im on board as of writing this. Seems that brakes are releasing about the same speed as the series 8s and 9s to me.
  12. All buses built from 2013 onwards have air conditioning. Used buses are a mixed bag. Older buses are not fitted with A/C. Most subway stations have A/C installed on the mezzanine level only. Stations with platform screen doors have newer A/C units installed on the platform [All A, B, E, and 3 lines]. Ground level and elevated stations have A/C install in station buildings. Bus hubs have A/C installed in the shelters. Almost all subway trains are fitted with A/C. Starting in 1987, A/C became standard. The only trains not fitted with A/C are the F84E fleet, which are due for replacement. SMRT does have water fountains at all subway stations.
  13. I assume Siemens does not offer the S70 anymore? If they still did, I'd bet on that being their offering.
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