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  1. ThatBusGuy

    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    That is one of the suggestions I made when responding to the SWATP proposals last year (as well as earlier in this thread). I think it makes sense assuming they want two-way service on all parts of those routes (which only C88 provides right now) and if they plan to break up the loops as they have been doing elsewhere. Assuming the 606/608 would interline at Ladner Village, that would remove some of the current shuttle service from Ladner Trunk, which would be replaced by the FTN 601 plus the extension of the C76/310 to Ladner Village. With the 603/604, the question is whether the non-peak service would continue to serve the Kinsmen retirement centre as the C84 currently does. Would those trips get a Via to differentiate them from peak trips? Or would it just be implied? Or maybe even peak conventional trips would do that, though that seems somewhat unnecessary. Another thing to wonder is what happens with the shuttles during peak, ie do they continue even while conventionals are there (as the C84 does now) or go on to other routes (as the C86 sorta does).
  2. Got a sneak peek at a new 310 sign, as a maintenance guy was replacing the old one while I waited for the C76. Now covered up with the cardboard placeholder, but not for much longer...
  3. ThatBusGuy

    Collisions and Incidents thread

    Last seen at around 5:30, for some reason briefly was on a different block? Definitely not going until 1, which makes sense if the engine was having trouble...
  4. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    Hope they remembered to take the double decker height test bars off first 😆
  5. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Along with 18104, which seems to have started mid-block (I don't remember seeing it earlier today, at least...)
  6. ThatBusGuy

    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    That can also be the case if the bus is in for repairs, refurbishment, other maintenance, etc... 7321: last seen Oct 2017 7357: last seen May 2018 7389: last seen Mar 2018 7396: last seen Apr 2018 There's certainly a chance they've been retired, but I wouldn't say it's guaranteed until they're spotted in retirement lines or getting scrapped or something. Can't just base it on when they were last seen. Classic example would be when 9205 was out of service for almost an entire year a while back.
  7. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    I assume it's on top of the 106 destined for STC. 106 + 47 = 153. Technically information we already had, since we know they're going to HTC, but nice to see it officially confirmed
  8. ThatBusGuy

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    I remember reading somewhere that it was wrecked in transit here or something like that, and they didn't bother replacing it. (Don't quote me on that though...) Another missing thing I've been curious about is skytrain set 119/120 (X/M lines, not Canada). Never seen anything as to why they don't exist on the wiki
  9. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    weird, coulda sworn I remembered it going there a while back. ah well.
  10. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    I'm slightly confused... 7234 has been operating out of STC for months now, and 7190 hasn't seen service since NVTC closed - although it was used for testing heights for the double decker trial. Are they now somewhere different?
  11. ThatBusGuy

    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    Given how quickly the last few were installed, they could probably retire the current ones and have the luggage racks moved to different buses by the next day, until we're all out of D60LFs. I wonder if they will trial new designs for the XDE60s at any point, because I feel the current style wouldn't really work in those more modern interiors...
  12. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    ... Well shoot, I was there like 20 minutes before then. Ah well, at least I got a ride on 18102
  13. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    My guess is the XDE60s will be the 18000s, with Novas being 18300-18400s
  14. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Brief livestream event today at STC went over the arrival of the new CNG buses in Surrey. Video here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1YqGoLyQXpNJv I skipped through most of it, but from the Q&A at the end: 18102 is the first bus they have ready for service, with a couple others already at STC or getting prepped for service. The 106 XN40s will be arriving in groups of 3 or 4 per week throughout the remainder of the year. The way they talked about it seems to indicate all 106 are destined for STC, not split with HTC as well. The electric rapid-charge battery bus trial was also briefly mentioned, apparently to be starting sometime in 2019. No mention of any of the other new buses (that I heard, anyways... might have skipped over it 😉)