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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Oops, yup. My bad. Hasn't been out in a while though.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18337 in service on the 41 this morning
  3. While I can see what you're saying, out of all the bus systems ive ridden the TTC sure is strange about this. Why not allow direct pedestrian access to bus loops? Is crossing a street with a bus route obtuse? Is crossing at an intersection while a bus might turn right entitled? Bus and pedestrian both have the right of way there and its up to good judgement not to collide. All metro Vancouver stations and exchanges have no pedestrian restrictions, they often have a few crosswalks across the bus areas for better visibility. I understand that less risk of incident is better, but where do we draw the line? Especially if people are prone to doing it anyway. The only big difference is that most TTC bus loops are fare paid, so I immediately assumed it was just a fare evasion thing. When I lived there, holding a metropass, I didn't think twice about walking right on into sheppard yonge when it was dead quiet, the few times I visited. I had paid my fare, and I looked both ways like any other street.
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    Vancouver Special Sightings

    Yup I was up skiing there on sunday and had a surprise ride on that to the lower highway lots. Much better than walking in ski boots... Edit: I should add that it's one of the bowen island express units, likely contracts out to cypress off of peak hours when there is no bowen traffic.
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    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Heh, for the first time in forever I was down in langley last week. I was honestly surprised to see S302 still running. I guess that's finally the end of diesel shuttles at translink
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    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Were you there when we sent over the E40LFR demoes? I wonder well were those received by public (and ETS), I think we are altogether pretty happy with the E40LFR design, did the ETS consider buying some for themselves at some point?
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    Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    Everyone gets on free, its fairly common around here funny enough
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    West Vancouver Blue Bus

    An Orion III: (from transit toronto) I think you mean an Orion II!
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    Vancouver Special Sightings

    This one came off of a skytrain shuttle though, 15005 was supposed to be on the 96
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    Vancouver Special Sightings

    S15005 did a trip on the 319 Newton Exchange this evening at about 16:50
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    Collisions and Incidents thread

    New west is a mess with hundreds of people, I'm on P3327 as a skytrain shuttle right now. Spotted christmas bus 9543 at new west also, sort of a funny sight.
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    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Too bad, I saw 7196 last week and it had a crazy whistling sound that I wanted to get a video of.
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    2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    Best to wait until one actually retires, I'd say.
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    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Really? I guess that means we have one 120xx in a different scheme now, lol. I figured the green scheme was just a wrap; so it would regain its old non charcoal scheme.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    As a passenger, the cramped awkward seating at the back (with the backwards seats etc) kinda sucks. I understand that's being addressed in the new units though. (Plus air conditironing!)
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