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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Currently, I would assume layover space and the bus bays at Metrotown affects the viability of having artics. But when the new on-street loop opens, we could see artics being used.
  8. The Compass Project

    Hope you all got yours Happy 150th Canada.
  9. 16216 now in service as expected.
  10. 16203 is out as well doing 95/145's
  11. 2017 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    And did not read the page before- apologies.
  12. 2014(-2017) Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    16051 in service this late afternoon or evening. It appears it took over for another coach, did not see it this morning on T-Comm.
  13. Vancouver: T-Comm "E-Sightings"

    It will be fixed soon, patience is a virtue...
  14. HandyDart

    Oh no not the NFI MiDi. TransLink refers to a certain HandyDART bus size a Midi. Unsure if the cutaway chassis is low-floor or not, the RFP specifies either a lift or ramp for the mobility aid.
  15. 2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    The order of 26 XDE60's are 1:1 replacements of D60LF's. The supposed "expansion" you claim is by means of deferred retirements. Unless the option of 75 total 60' articulated units are replacements for something else (Orions?), those units will then be towards service expansion.
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