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  1. jmward

    New Flyer D60LF Retirement / Storage watch

    I just used a luggage rack for the first time ever, on a crush loaded nova 601 - I wasnt the only one either. Never thought to use them over many Orion commutes...
  2. jmward

    2019 Garage Transfers

    And therefore, we have reached the strange juncture whereupon the B-line scheme buses have a 0% chance of appearing on any B-lines. Our B-line painted vehicles will now be running exclusively on non B-line routes...
  3. jmward

    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    I sort of hope, although it's a longshot, that by installing these new trolley wires TL might get some experience with it and maybe will be more open to extending the trolley network... I think it remains a good investment. For new routes, a few seem like low hanging fruit: - Replicating the old 15 is obvious from 12th (soon) to marine stn, wires at both ends. Also, the 50, which has wires already throughout... these routes dont have as much ridership though. -The 2 would be nice, also wires at both ends plus they'll be wiring MacDonald from 4th to Broadway. I don't know what the future holds for the 2 post-Broadway subway, but the demand for the northern part might even increase! This would be NIMBY central though. - The 119 or 130 would be neat and achievable, and there are already wires to metrotown and kootenay loop, but it seems like in the past Burnaby hasn't been so keen. The 130 could link up with a 9 extension from boundary (wires could even run to BTC)... (Longer term, if the north shore is keen (and they have their hills and busy routes), stanley park wires are just a bridge away. So is the 4 terminus, but we would have to have highway speed trolleys then)
  4. jmward

    2001 Orion 5 Retirement

    Which means... the entire CMBC fleet now has next stop displays.
  5. jmward

    Collisions and Incidents thread

    9215 stalled out in the right lane on the approach to the tunnel NB
  6. jmward

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Oops, yup. My bad. Hasn't been out in a while though.
  7. jmward

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18337 in service on the 41 this morning
  8. 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.
  9. jmward

    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.
  10. jmward

    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
  11. jmward

    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?
  12. jmward

    Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    Everyone gets on free, its fairly common around here funny enough
  13. jmward

    West Vancouver Blue Bus

    An Orion III: (from transit toronto) I think you mean an Orion II!
  14. jmward

    Vancouver Special Sightings

    This one came off of a skytrain shuttle though, 15005 was supposed to be on the 96
  15. jmward

    Vancouver Special Sightings

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