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  1. 2017 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    7404 to VTC, it was just ahead of me on marine drive for a ways. I wonder if this will be a recurring theme...
  2. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    I rode a 14 Hastings today, and between ubc loop and the first stop (allison) the interior stop announcement sign displayed a scrolling message about that stop coming back into service, I had never seen that display read anything except stop names and the random debug and version info when the bus starts up (MID: xxxxxx) and all that. So that was kind of interesting.
  3. New Flyer D60LF Retirement / Storage watch

    As far as I can tell, I think the busses you listed as retired in 2015 actually retired in 2016 (some after the 150xx entered service in the spring), and the ones listed as being retired in 2016 were retired this year. Off by one! Having said that, 8086 and 8101 did retire in late 2015. Going by the wiki, anyway.
  4. West Vancouver Blue Bus

    I rode 17502 earlier, and I like the layout far more than our other shuttles. Looks nice too. It feels more natural cohesive and less like a makeshift box bolted on a pickup truck. I'd support that design for future orders. Also, 17503 in service this AM.
  5. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    I wonder how many ubc students you can fit in the luggage rack
  6. Random Photos - Vancouver and area

    I'm having a midnight peek at the nextbus mobile website regarding the routes that are changing this sheet, and enjoying some of the oddities. Here are a couple of my favorite nonsense screenshots... I'd excited for my one seat ride from deep cove to east cambie, and I can get a convenient transfer to ladner exchange at Haney Place!
  7. Vancouver Special Sightings

    But there's no C94 on Sundays...
  8. Vancouver: T-Comm "E-Sightings"

    Astute observation! It tracks the current Unix time divided by 60. (Linux/Unix computers assume the world began on jan 1st 1970, and keep track of time simply as a the number of seconds that have passed since then)
  9. New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Weird, tcomm is showing that the 620 is 100% low floor series 50 busses right now. There's some on the 480 too...
  10. BYD Battery Electric Bus Demo (2017)

    Just stepped off 1007, she's currently doing a 41 Joyce Station between 9454 and 9572
  11. 2017 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    17506, 17508, 17509 to PCTC.
  12. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Please, heavenly voice, tell me once more how holding train doors is unsafe and causes delays. Soothe my ears again with your reminder that my train is still going to YVR-Airport. 😌
  13. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Spotted 12024 on the 10 Granville.
  14. Vancouver Special Sightings

    Just saw 2210 pull into Dunbar loop from 41st ave eastbound, signed up as a 41 to Crown, snapped a quick photo from my 49. I also noted one of those trolley wire work trucks on 41st at crown, the crews were working on something up there. It's possible they had 2210 running around the loop to test it or something, its not on tcomm - It would be cool if it did a real 41 trip though on its way over. It had a real destination signed up after all... Aside from the late night 19 runs that run to oak and 41st, I havent heard of any real 41st ave trolleybus service in a while. ...well it seems the board gives me an error while processing my image so have a link https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9S-BvAKU8A6NkpsZDV1WkREQUU/view?usp=drivesdk
  15. Bus Lanes in Vancouver (Research)

    Wesbrook between Student union and University Boulevard (during your time period) did have a bus lane going south, but most of it was taken up by on street bus bays for the 44, 84, 258 and 480 - these routes also used it for layover space. So it shouldn't really count. The 160 was certainly around in 2015, along with the 190 that used those lanes. The 480 also gets a weird little bus only onramp onto the oak street bridge northbound and that priority light for oak street bridge southbound. Also, the lions gate region is bus lane central: You can find bus lanes at: - Marine drive eastbound in west van from just past 11th all the way to the bridge - Marine drive westbound in north van from garden all the way to the bridge - the final southbound lions gate approach has queue jumper lanes and dedicated stops - on georgia north-west bound from denman into stanley park - on pender just before it merges with georgia This affects: 19 239 240 241 242 246 247 250 253 254 255 257 258 N24 (there is a hov and bus lane combo on other parts of georgia) Edit: it technically affects the 251, 252, 256, and even the end of some 259 trips, since they get a bus lane for like 3 blocks on their way into park royal but when traffic is gridlocked there its a big time save