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  1. Saw S7492 being towed westbound on Fraser Highway.
  2. Has anyone seen or heard anything about the BYD demo bus that came to Vancouver?
  3. http://buzzer.translink.ca/2016/10/say-hello-to-the-worlds-first-long-range-battery-e-bus/ Confirming that the BYD unit spotted is indeed here for demo'ing.
  4. Brought this topic up with my roommates father who is also a bus driver for CMBC, and he believes that while the general preference will be to use Artics where we can and just extend the pull outs where needed, however in areas where we won't be able to do that (parts of the North shore should it ever experience a population explosion) and the long range express routes. Another problem he mentioned could be height clearance between the top of a decker, and trolley wires. Even if there is sufficient clearance, they might not want to risk running them near any trolley routes due to the possibility (however remote it could be) of the wires hitting the vehicle.
  5. Not going to lie, at first I didn't like the idea of the new Xcelciors we were getting without the full roof fairings. But after thinking about it, and with special help from the pictures posted above. I'm quite happy with how they look. The diesel Xcelciors don't need the full fairings as they only have things they have on top of them is the front Hvac and air conditioning system, and the roof exits. Other than that it's a flat roof line, with nothing needing to be hidden. I can however see for the XNs and XDEs with all the extra bits up top why the roof fairings would be requested (and probably preferred) for them. Now, I think we should all take a step back from complaining and arguing over how these busses look. Not everyone is going to agree on what looks good, and that's fine, not everyone has the same tastes when it comes to design. Personally I like having a diverse fleet, as long as it's diverse by maker and not diverse by paint job for the same make and model ( I'm looking at you 12000 series, the Novas get a pass due to them all missing the charcoal).
  6. Saw S9221 sitting at Surrey Central exchange with some rags, and a bucket underneath the rear left side around 3pm. Saw it get towed around 6:15.
  7. Just saw one of the new 60' Xcelciors doing a 14 Hastings... On 108 Ave... In Surrey at around 7:00am. Pretty sure it's just doing a training run. Still kinda funny to see. Now I have never had a chance to see them or hear them that close before. I must admit I almost missed it, it's so quiet. Well atleast compared to the 7200 series D40LF I was on just before.
  8. Good morning all, does anyone here know as to why the eastbound side of the platform at Scott Road station is taped off? Or why one of the Mk.2 Skytrains is covered in graffiti (was in a rush this morning and couldn't get the number, sorry).