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  1. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Why would you post this? I don't mean to be antagonizing, but the prefix doesn't change anything (they're not always an accurate reflection of the facility the buses belong to), and we know where all the 12000 series buses are right now.
  2. Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    BC Transit seems to like them for some reason...
  3. 2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Those were separate clauses.
  4. New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Today at around 14:45, I saw 7180 and 7347 departing the Crane warehouse. Both vehicles travelled northbound on North Road and made a left turn onto Lougheed Hwy (Westbound).
  5. 2017 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    I do not believe that the N9 is designated to be served by 40-footers. Historically, the opposite seemed true because all N9s were served by D60LFs. I think they just want vehicles equipped with cameras for the nightbus runs.
  6. I guess this would be a good time to ask what the animosity towards "C" route numbers is about... how are they confusing?
  7. Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    They're more decorative than they are functional. I can never fit my backpack up there; I'm not sure what would fit.
  8. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    If you acknowledge that these photos are of poor quality, why waste the effort of adding watermarks?
  9. Translink Refurbishments

    If you're going to alter your post to this extent, you should post a note explaining the revision.
  10. Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    There is no need to apologize; you're not doing anything wrong. I'm just trying to get you to understand why people may be a bit apprehensive about meeting up. If there are people you already know, I think you'd be better off consulting with them as opposed to trying to establish something new with strangers online.
  11. Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    You didn't miss it; there was a formatting error with my post that took me a few minutes to fix. If you want to meet with people from this forum, you should attend transit-related events (TRAMS excursions, the first day of a new route or last day of an outgoing route). Blindly asking to meet with people you don't know is pretty unorthodox and is unlikely to result in success; you'll have to work on establishing some sort of a connection through some other means before people feel comfortable meeting.
  12. I don't think that's an accurate assessment. From what I gather, those buses performed well. The issue was the scarcity of hydrogen, which had to be transported from Quebec. Aside from being uneconomical, having a fleet of diesel trucks driving across the country to deliver hydrogen defeats the purpose of an environmentally-friendly fleet of buses. Further, it is to my understanding that these vehicles were only put out of service because the program ended.
  13. What you're describing is effectively what we have now, except that the battery is only to be used under exceptional circumstances. I think that one of the main reasons to transition toward battery-powered vehicles would be to eliminate the overhead infrastructure, which is rather unsightly in certain areas and probably quite expensive to maintain. On a side note, here's a cool video from Solaris (a European bus manufacturer) showing the different charging options available for their electric buses; these include: plug-in, pantograph, and induction, among a few others.
  14. I think Dane is on to something here... I like the trolleys, but realistically, the 4th generation will likely be the last. As the technology for battery-powered vehicles improves, they will undoubtedly take precedence over trolley buses.