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Viafreak

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  1. Viafreak

    Winnipeg Transit 300-369 (2018 XD40)

    In this weather, those buses won't stay that clean for too long! I was on 329 a few weeks ago and it didn't look too clean inside.
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    Southwest Transitway Rapid Transit Project

    I think what doesn't help during those Pembina closures is that the next detour route to the west (Waverly) is also a major construction site.
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    Winnipeg Transit and area

    They look way better than the one at Portage and Main.
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    Winnipeg Transit and area

    The 44 was being tested on the new routing a few weeks ago. I think its a valid option for the 44 as right now it overlaps with the 47 in front of Costco and this way it can avoid Costco. On the outbound trip, it would use several yield lanes rather than the current traffic lights at Rougeau and Peguis.
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    Winnipeg Transit and area

    About those old route names, I noticed that some were still on the rollsigns for the D40's. There are some route names that weren't on the rollsigns (1-3, 19, 40, 63) due to the newness of those routes. For those routes, they would pair them with the right destination to make up for the lack of route names. It was weird seeing the RT routes being served by those D40HFs as the routes were signed as if the Transitway didn't exist!
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    VIA Rail Canada

    Add to that, a VIA crewmember is in life-threating condition due to an accident involving Friday's westbound Ocean (train 15) at the Truro, Nova Scotia station. Hopefully the employee survives.
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    Winnipeg and Artic Buses

    Curious as to if Transit will have the artics running when the Santa Claus parade is on. A few years back on the day of the parade, I was on Transit (RT 160) and asked about that. At the time, Brandon Garage wasn't open unfortunately and no artics were in FRG.
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    Winnipeg Transit and area

    With the artics, I can't see them running on routes that go through older neighbourhoods such as the 75. The other issue with the 75 is the stop bay at KP is too small for a 60-foot bus (and a little crowded when all the bays have a bus). The reason why I can't see them going in older neighbourhoods is the turning radius required wouldn't work in areas such as Transcona and the North End which aren't built for that. Every route that they currently serve (36, 54, 59, 160) serves newer areas such as Amber Trails (36), River Park South (54) and Island Lakes (59). The 160 doesn't really go through any residential areas.
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    Winnipeg Transit and area

    I think the idea of turning Fort into a transit mall is a great idea. Even with the Eastern Corridor, Main would still be heavily used by Transit if this doesn't happen. It would make the Rapid Transit routes faster through downtown. It would make the intersection of King and McDermott/Bannatyne safer for cyclists.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    Probably he is thinking of the station tracks. I believe the Canadian is on two tracks at certain stations to help passengers not have to walk so far to the station concourse. I believe its only done at Winnipeg and Vancouver. I could be wrong about that.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    Across Manitoba, there is about 66 miles of double track between the east side of Winnipeg and the west side of Portage La Prairie. However about five miles east of Portage, there's a single-tracked bridge.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    That derailment near Landis might take some time to clean up. CTV is saying 40 cars jumped the tracks including a dpu.
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    Southwest Transitway Rapid Transit Project

    I believe the 1949 bridge is still in service. Saw it in use around September 13th but not sure if its still in use.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    For those who don't know, the area around the CN mainline got a significant amount of wet snow earlier this week between Portage La Prairie, Manitoba and Edmonton. So snow isn't out of the question in this situation! Looks like more is on the way.
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    Winnipeg Transit 300-369 (2018 XD40)

    Probably cheaper the way they are painted. Can't imagine the previous scheme with the disco stripe - which all the D30/D40/D60's had/have (including the retired D40 high-floors)- being cheap due to the decal.
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