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  1. I assume Siemens does not offer the S70 anymore? If they still did, I'd bet on that being their offering.
  2. Seems to me that the refurbs look quite good (though Winter will take its toll on the floor 😂). It's what we expected, an SD-160 that has the tech of an S200. Now the real question is how it will fair when with the Series 8s.
  3. I wonder where in South Calgary? I'm guessing Anderson, since it was the original terminus when the system opened.
  4. City ends contract with Thales, escorts workers from LRT Job Site. https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/city-ends-contract-with-thales-escorts-workers-from-lrt-job-site
  5. So from what I can see, the stairs loop around?
  6. Station sign names at Anderson are being replaced (the side signs, not the platform signs).
  7. 2462 has arrived and is unwrapped at Haysboro (or rewrapped and unwrapped again?)
  8. MetroTech Systems Production of the MT-3 series has ended. We will no longer be offering it for purchase. In replacement, the M7 family will be fully available. The LFT Series 1 will be discontinued in favor of the LFT Series 3, offering the highest quality of product. We are excited to launch our brand new line of rail units, called the D-EU Family! The D-EU Family is an all new generation of Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) and Diesel Locomotives. Since 2010, we have been undergoing research and testing to provide improvements to the DMU and locomotive market. Through our R&D program and our collaborative work with Tri-Star to develop the IBES-RD1 engine, we have learned and tested various different configurations of engines to reduce carbon emissions from diesel engines. All DMUs and locomotives will come equipped with our new DieselDrive Series 1 engines. These engines have been rigorously tested and not only meets, but exceeds the EPA and European requirements. They are rated as EPA Tier 4 for Line-hauling units (including switch units) and European standards for locomotives. Starting with this family of units, all trains are custom specific for all contracts, meaning customers are not restricted to specific layouts for DMUs and locomotives (they are still subject to the manufacturer's platform for assembly, but exterior and interior specs are custom made). This will also be rolled out to the M7 family. (The LFT family will not be receiving this change, due to the nature and design of the trams) DE-MU (Diesel Efficient Multiple Unit) - Supports all safety systems, including CBTC and in-house DCTO. Perfect for clients who are looking to introduce a new DMU line or update their existing fleet. D-EL (Diesel Efficient Locomotive) - Supports all safety systems. Perfect for replacement of existing locomotives. All locomotives are suited for both shunting and pulling operations, but can be customized to fit a specific role. Please inquire for more details. D-EH (Diesel Efficient Hybrid) - Supports all safety systems. Similar to the smaller scale hybrid buses, these units are available as DMUs only. Please inquire within. All platforms are available for purchase starting today! Contact MetroTech systems for more details and a quotation.
  9. SMRT Bulletin SMRT is calling on all bus manufacturers for an opportunity. We are launching the Electric Bus Test Program (EBTP), where we will be testing various electric buses over the course of 1 year. The buses will be heavily tested along various routes around the city and varying conditions. Requirements to participate: Low Floor, Zero Emissions Bus running on battery power (no hybrid buses) Buses must meet safety standards expressed under Canadian Law Must provide one 40 foot (40') bus for testing; Any spec allowed. May provide one 30 foot (30'), 35 foot (35'), or 60 foot (60') bus for additional testing; Any spec allowed. Not required but we will accept as part of testing. Number of buses from each manufacturer must not exceed 2 buses. Each manufacturer will only provide one bus model. Registration opens today (February 12, 2019) and closes March 30, 2019. Closing date may change, depending on circumstances. Following our testing program, companies will have a chance to bid for a request for purchase to supply electric buses. RFP not guaranteed following program. Companies that wish to sign up, please contact our procurement department at corporateRFP@smrt.gov.ca [PM in real life]
  10. MCI has been awarded the contract for the new coaches. They will be the first CNG coaches in our fleet. 40 coaches have been ordered.
  11. Speaking of stations, any news about Anderson?
  12. Kennedy and Gregory Transportation System: RFP awarded to New Flyer for 20 XD40s. SMRT: The RFP for regional buses have been extended to January 31, 2019.
  13. Announcing the RFP that ended a few days ago: Sunnyshore Bus Lines (SBL): UTC: CN40XR [UTC TN-280 Engines; UTC T-1400 Transmissions; Luminator Spectrum Titan Signs] Sunnyshore Airport Authority (SAA): UTC: D60XR [UTC T-1330 Engines; Allison B500R6 transmissions (if not compatible, please contact); Luminator Spectrum Signs] UTC: DE40XR [Cummins B6.7 Engines; BAe Hybridrive transmissions; Luminator Spectrum Signs] Thanks to all who participated and offered. The Kennedy & Gregory Transportation System contract will end this Saturday.
  14. SMRT Notice: With new Cannabis laws taking effect tomorrow, we have set rules in place for the safety of all passenges using SMRT. Effective October 17, 2018: - Smoking cannabis in stations, station platforms, on board buses, streetcars, and trains is prohibited, just as regular smoking is. It is subject to the same rules as smoking cigarettes. - Offering cannabis to a minor (under the age of 18) is prohibited by law, and will be subject to criminal conviction. - It is NOT illegal to possess cannabis, as long as it is 30 grams or less. Transit officers will have the right to ask about any cannabis on persons, BUT can only remove an individual from a transit building or vehicle if they are smoking, distributing to minors, or hold more than 30 grams. Edible cannabis is still ILLEGAL and is subject to legal action. - Smoking at bus stops is allowed, but please be mindful of those around you. - Operators are NOT allowed to operate any vehicle or perform their duties under cannabis influence. If you think an employee is under influence, please report to the nearest transit officer or police. Please be mindful of others when on transit. Thank you.
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