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  1. - All of the london underground services are operated entirely in house through LUL - most of the UKs bus and intercity rail network is contracted to a number of operating companies, though. The track and right of way itself is government owned though. - While the underbuilding of the Canada Line is unfortunate, it came VERY close to not happening at all multiple times, so I find I'm thankful that it got built at all. I hope it will serve as a learning experience for planners around here. - I like to think of the Canada Line as part of the "Skytrain Network" but not a "Skytrain Line". It doesnt use Skytrain technology, but from the user POV its functionally identical. In Toronto they have line 3 which sometimes gets piled in with the subway and sometimes specifically distinguished as the Scarborough RT. The busses say "Next stop: McCowan RT Station" - Also ive never heard the term "RAV technology", I think RAV stands for "Richmond-Airport-Vancouver" and was a planning name for the line. - Finally, I'd personally prefer the annoucements just said "Brighouse Station" and "Joyce Station". Its direct and everyone should understand. My 0 cents (after penny rounding)
  2. 2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Yeah, from 2007-2008. Just 9 of them though which would make for a pretty tiny subfleet. The wiki says they were the last produced full stop, and they seem to be in pretty good shape. Edit: read that wrong, nope, it is indeed last for a Canadian agency. Oops.
  3. 2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Don't forget the 2001 Orion 5's! I'm not sure how much longer TL plans to keep those.
  4. 2019 Double-Decker bus Procurement

    Mind you, Victoria is also the Canadian city with the single mildest winter (Even beating Vancouver!) in the nation, with hardly any snow sand or salt. BC systems still run a bunch of 1996 and even 1995 coaches daily, though Vancouver is probably replacing theirs this year.
  5. Today's Sightings

    Heh, I could not think of GRT was so I assumed it was from the states or some private firm. "Grand River Transit" wasnt so hard to google; I should have taken my own generic advice... Never heard of grand river before though. Still a lot to learn out here.
  6. Today's Sightings

    Spotted this bus at Queen and York on Sunday. Appears to be an orion 7 OG, though I only got this brief potato shot as I was passing by. "Toronto Boat Show Shuttle Bus". Any idea what agency this used to be at? Clearly says GRT on it.
  7. If it became an issue, they could dip into the 900s for B-line routes. I know 998 and such are internal codes for the skytrain lines, but B-lines are rapid after all... I don't see any reason to switch the current system any time soon though. The #99 has so much identity and identifiability to it too, more than any other route i'd bet.
  8. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    I'm pretty sure that's not a legend, It's just a list of all the connections you can make at waterfront. I don't think there is a legend.
  9. Thanks everyone for your help.
  10. Hey everyone, I'm about to move to Toronto from Vancouver til August. If I wanted to track a particular bus down (say, to ride a slowbox or EZ-rider before they're done) what do you guys recommend for trackers? See, back in Vancouver they have this magic tcomm (https://tcomm.bustrainferry.com/mobile/ ) tracker that does it all, its got all the runs each bus does that day and schedules and also assignment history. I've tried a few of the ones talked about on here; but nothing is quite like tcomm is. I think. Any recommendations? Web app or phone app, I don't mind. Thanks very much.
  11. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    I think all the trips are unscheduled. I assume the wires blocking the 601 are south of SDX then?
  12. Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    Spotted R8010 showing 620 Tsaww Ferry / Via / Ladner Exchange / Lest We Forget (Balios sign) At 4 exposures, thats a lot of text. Anyone know the max? What if the bus also had the Sorry Full or Express setting set, would it start replacing other messages?
  13. Collisions and Incidents thread

    This poor 410 is stranded on annacis island, its not scheduled to be doing any 104s or anything though. Im not sure what happened there...
  14. 2015 Community Shuttle Order

    17548 in service today.
  15. 2017 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    I figured everyone has seen this by now, but https://tcomm.bustrainferry.com/retirement_export.txt exists for those who don't know. Be sure to bookmark it!
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