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  1. 2017 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    Fresh coat of paint too, saw it running the 125 this morning.
  2. Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    You can add ‘Happy Holidays’ and ‘Go Canucks Go’ while you’re at it... There are a number of PR messages to be displayed and I am certain he knows which ones are which lol.
  3. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Improvements towards the snow plan this year are currently being implemented. Just a summary: -Kevlar tire socks to be trialed on buses going up Burnaby Mountain. Tire chains will also be supplied if necessary. -Heating elements and cover boards to be installed on sections of third rail to prevent ice buildup on the SkyTrain. -The usual trolley de-icing and glycol trains will be running as well, along with the application of sand on the Canada Line.
  4. Vancouver: T-Comm "E-Sightings"

    I would assume as they are only replacing poles on the north side of Davie, counter clockwise service running on the south side is unaffected.
  5. Vancouver: T-Comm "E-Sightings"

    CMBC Pole Replacement at Davie St No other road closures to note.
  6. 2017 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    HTC had around 50-60 during its peak of D40LFs, if I recall correctly. They slowly started whittling them down with the introduction of the 16000's, whereas now it is simply the reshuffling of resources as needed/based on condition.
  7. 2017 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    9668 and 9669 have been at BTC for some time now.
  8. West Vancouver Blue Bus

    And vertical handlebars too! My gripe with the Aerotechs are the roof-only handlebars, leaving the standees to reach for seatbacks that people rest their heads on...
  9. 2017 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    7234 back in service, just passed me on W Pender running a 19.
  10. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Moronic behaviour does not justify the expedited retirement of the Mark I's. According to the Expo Line Upgrade Strategy PDF, the "basic rehabilitation" of the Mark I units leave them in a state of good repair until 2026. The odds of Mark I's going beyond 2026 are likely, given system upgrades such as the Broadway Extension and *maybe* RRT along Fraser Highway. Units from the Scott Road and KG extension have not undergone refurbishment, are presumably in better shape than the older units, and with the 35 year life expectancy of the Mark I's, it would be a waste to retire them early. NYC comes to mind. Although there are 10 prototype R211T open-gangway units being placed for order- but this is a discussion for another thread
  11. New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Saw 7180 headed westbound on SE Marine Drive at Fraser around 12:45PM today. Possibly on the way to VTC?
  12. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Well, it is regular maintenance to keep the system in a state of good repair. Rail grinding does smooth down the worn running rail, corners especially, so maintenance done such as this is nothing to be surprised about.
  13. BYD Battery Electric Bus Demo (2017)

    This isn't /r/cptdb filled with shitposting. Welcome to a discussion board. Also, FTFY=FIFY, Fixed That/It For You.
  14. 2015 Community Shuttle Order

    Just updating this thread for future reference: - 17522 in service as of 6/18 - 17526, 17527, 17535 in service as of 6/19
  15. Vancouver Special Sightings

    Bay 5 does exist. On-street stop for the 43 UBC. https://nb.translink.ca/Text/Stop/61485 At the time of this posting, looking at TL's NextBus map, the next 19 to service the stop at EB Kingsway FS Joyce St is another ~30 minutes away. 19's are also running from 10-45 minutes late according to T-Comm, therefore it would make sense to see an artic running a 19 to alleviate pressure on the 19's running behind.
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