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  1. Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    I find myself somewhat curious about the history of Scott Road Station, particularly the large layover area for buses that I don't think I've ever seen used - operators seem to just lay over in the large number of unused bays on the north side of the station. I'm not sure if 1) the station used to be the terminus for more routes but has since become less used, or 2) the station was designed with more service in mind, but that hasn't happened just yet. From the wiki I know the station was a major terminus from 1990-1994, when Surrey Central opened (which would suggest the first option) but it also says the loop was upgraded in 2014 which to me suggests the second option is also a possibility, especially with plans for a B-line along Scott Road and a route to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, both of which would likely increase the number of required bays and layover space. If anyone knows something about its history, I would be interested
  2. When they get around to renumbering the C75, I hope they also take the opportunity to clarify its routing in the name. Even though it's technically between Scottsdale and Newton, it goes well out of its way compared to the 301 and 319 which I feel could be made clearer. They could do that simply by adding 'Via Panorama Ridge' or something. Splitting the route and interlining it (like the 171/172, 173/174, etc) could also be an option but it's not all that long of a route so there's probably no point in that. As for the C76, I think it would be nice to see it numbered in the 600s, since most of it runs through Delta and the border between Delta and Surrey - particularly if they go through with the option to extend it to Ladner Village. But hey, that's just my opinion
  3. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    7399 is back in service today, last seen in October
  4. 2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    S1306 started its first day at HTC today
  5. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    They're back to swapping - 1008 is on the 555 this morning
  6. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Looking at the retirement export, out of 188 total, 36 E40LFRs were not in service today, 14 of which haven't been seen since 2017. Not sure how that compares to a typical day and before the service changes though. As far as Nova's go, there only seems to have been a couple on each of those routes today (although there may have been morning peak ones that did other blocks in the afternoon, thus hiding the blocks). Quite a few were single trippers - VTC has a couple blocks that do the 9, 17, etc before doing other routes like the 25 and 33. BTC seems to have a few trippers on the 16 that are part of blocks with the 26/27/29 and 210/228/230.
  7. 2017 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    I saw 9671 in service on a West Van route downtown last week, but it does not appear to have been on tcomm at the time. Not sure why it wouldn't be, though... Even if they were renumbered, they would still show up on tcomm with the new numbers - just with an unknown bus model. It seems highly unlikely that they would be renumbered however, assuming these are just temporary loans while some of West Van's fleet is getting repaired.
  8. 2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    S1305 and S1315 are the latest to transfer to HTC
  9. 2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    I believe all those shuttles are currently retired, sitting in the lot near Bridgeport. Last I know, the only shuttles running those routes were S1305-7 and S1322-25
  10. 2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    S1322 and S1323 join the party at HTC
  11. 2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    S368 also to HTC https://tcomm.bustrainferry.com/mobile/bus/1368 Edit: I have tracked down the bus, and it's not S368 (which I'm not really surprised about). Instead, I can say S1314 has transferred from Langley to Hamilton
  12. 2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    S1307 and S1324 have received Tcomm equipment and are now running out of Hamilton https://tcomm.bustrainferry.com/mobile/bus?busId=11307 https://tcomm.bustrainferry.com/mobile/bus/11324
  13. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    1009 has joined its counterpart on the 555
  14. 2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    Yeah, wasn't sure which thread to put it in... Guess I picked wrong 🙃
  15. 2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    1008 is on the 555 this morning