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  1. 2016 Skytrain Expansion

    Indeed. Both trains I saw were WB on the original section of Millennium Line, with "Train to VCC-Clark" displays at the stations. Not sure what they did when they got to VCC-Clarke or where they originated from.
  2. 2016 Skytrain Expansion

    For lack of a better thread to post this ... I saw 2 6-car Mk1 trains in service on the Millennium Line tonight. Definitely seemed odd. Anyone seen this before or was it likely a one off?
  3. 2018 SkyTrain Procurement

    Retirement of rolling stock has more to do with condition of the frame, body, heavy mechanical components. Refurbished or not, the original car bodies are still several (8-9?) years older than the second batch that are unrefurbished. Honestly I don't think the MkIs are going anywhere, at least not for another 10+ years.
  4. Given the ferry is only running on weekends, I think it would be hard to call this a second SeaBus service.
  5. Random Photos - Vancouver and area

    Now there's some memories. I used to ride the 110 all the time when I grew up. Random shot from yesterday morning. Mark 3 pulling into Sapperton.
  6. Surrey Rapid Transit / Surrey Light rail

    People seem to think this thing is going to be wrecking with cars left, right and centre ... will collisions occur? Of course they will: That is inevitable. However I have trouble with the carnage that STFS et al are predicting. I'd be curious to know, how many service interruptions the C-Train had last year due to Vehicle-LRT collisions and what the average duration of the interruption was.
  7. Surrey Rapid Transit / Surrey Light rail

    I wonder if Surrey will include an Emergency Vehicle Preemption system at the major intersections when they're integrating LRT with traffic signals. The medians along KGB make it difficult as it is for emergency vehicles to use the opposing lanes ... once there are tracks down the middle, it will likely be almost impossible.
  8. Visited the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway the other day and thought I'd share some of the shots I took. Nice little ride on BCER Interurban car 1225 on a section of the former BCER Chilliwack Line. Always a pleasure to ride a piece of Greater Vancouver transit history. https://fvhrs.org
  9. TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    The specific technology hasn't been chosen for the Montreal project beyond the fact they want a driverless system. Some of the artwork shows Innovia Metro 300 cars with overhead wire, but that's all that is, concept artwork. However it is pretty reasonable to expect a Bombardier product will eventually be chosen ... after all, this is a taxpayer funding system in Quebec ... lol
  10. TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    That isn't my argument at all. My point was that the population of the North Shore supports the level of service that is has (multiple bus connections in addition to the SeaBus) and that Bowen doesn't have the population to necessitate increased service, especially a niche market, passenger only ferry.
  11. TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    That's because the North Shore has 49x the population of Bowen Island ... you're proposing a solution for a problem that doesn't exist. If there was enough demand for a direct to Downtown water connection from Bowen, don't you think Cormorant Marine (Water Taxi company) would offer that service?
  12. TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    You keep talking about Bowen Island as if it is some massive transportation hub ... the island has a population of 3700 people. If the current service was grossly inadequate, there would be a plan to improve it (the Queen of Cap did get a refit in the winter of 2015/2016 to increase vehicle capacity and add the passenger boarding doors). Having commuted back and forth for almost two years, between BC Ferries and the Water Taxi, things are ok. In that time I never experienced a sailing wait on either side (almost did once on a long weekend but they managed to cram the last few cars onboard). As for foot passengers, the current express bus from Horseshoe Bay to downtown takes 40 mins ... I cannot see a Horseshoe Bay-Waterfront passenger ferry making the 23.5km journey in less time than that.
  13. Surrey Rapid Transit / Surrey Light rail

    The Guildford to Newton "L" line was never proposed to be a SkyTrain line anyway. Just doesn't make sense. The Fraser Highway extension towards Langley is where the LRT vs SkyTrain fight/debate will really be had.
  14. Surrey Rapid Transit / Surrey Light rail

    Crossing a street with a pedestrian light is pretty standard stuff when it comes to LRT.