Jump to content

KINGSTER200

Member
  • Content Count

    69
  • Joined

  • Last visited

2 Followers

About KINGSTER200

  • Rank
    Sponsored by Arc'teryx

Profile Information

  • Location
    On a Low Floor 301

Recent Profile Visitors

817 profile views
  1. KINGSTER200

    British Columbia Emergency Vehicles

    VFD Engine 8 responds to a medical in Downtown Vancouver.
  2. KINGSTER200

    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    I would agree with you on using College Access but I'm afraid that it could be 'too close' to Lafarge. Sorta the same thing with Oxford and Shaugnessy hence the "or" But yeah, totally agree, Pinetree and Douglas students make up a portion of the 191's ridership.
  3. KINGSTER200

    Photos of buses making turns

    V18389 making a turn onto Broadway while on detour on the 20 Victoria.
  4. KINGSTER200

    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Something I'd like to see happen would be turning the 191 into an semi-express/limited service. Here's some reasons why: 1. The 188 gets full regularly whether it's rush hour (at 15 min intervals), midday, or the weekend, even with the 191 as a secondary service for Pinetree and David. 2. The majority of passengers on the 188 Port Coquitlam Station (EB) get off before Coast Meridian and David. 3. The Princeton/Burke Mountain area is currently being developed, with at least 3 schools and a village like area (comparable to Edgemont Village in North Vancouver) proposed by the city. 4: Option 2 Specifically: helps reduce overcrowding on the 187 Here's what I'd like to propose: Option 1: - Local service between Coquitlam and Lafarge Lake-Douglas Stations (via Glen) - Limited Stops between Lafarge Lake-Douglas and David Ave at Coast Meridian Road: Lafarge Lake-Douglas Pinetree Way at Pinewood Ave David Ave at Pipeline Road David Ave at Oxford or Shaughnessy (depends on which receives more ridership/hiking pax) David Ave at Coast Meridian Road - Local service in the Burke Mountain area (with the future expansion to Pollard or Marigold Streets as the terminus/turn around) Service will remain at 30 minute intervals with the last trip departing Coquitlam Station before 22:00. Scheduling should be modified so that the 188 does not meet with the 191 at Lafarge Lake-Douglas during midday and weekends (at least) OR have the 191 arrive at Lafarge 5 min earlier than the 188. Benefits: Customers have the choice of using the express service along Pinetree or Local 188 Quicker service for those living in the Burke Mountain Area Trade-offs: Possibly longer wait times (up to 15 min) for those wanting the local service Option 2: - Reroute the 191 via Johnson, David providing local service along Johnson Street - Introduce a bus stop and crosswalk at either 2900 Block on David (pathways to Waterford Place) or David at Silver Springs Blvd - Limited Stops between David Ave at Pinetree and David Ave at Coast Meridian Road: David Ave at Pinetree David Ave at Pipeline Road David Ave at Oxford or Shaughnessy (depends on which receives more ridership/hiking pax) David Ave at Coast Meridian Road - Local service in the Burke Mountain area (with the future expansion to Pollard or Marigold Streets as the terminus/turn around) Before developments complete: Service will be rush hour and weekend service (30 min), with buses meeting West Coast Express trains arriving/departing plus 1 or 2 trips before/after WCE arrivals. 188 increases service to 20 min midday, weekend and 12-15 min during peak. After/Just before developments complete: Service extended with midday and late evening service (last trip departing Coquitlam Station before 22:00) Scheduling should be modified so that the 188 does not meet with the 191 at David Ave and Pinetree during midday and weekends (at least). Benefits: Customers have the choice of using the 187 or 191 for service on Johnson Street Possibly quicker service for those living in the Burke Mountain Area (less lights/traffic, however speeds may be affected due to hilly road) Less overcrowding (on weekdays and weekends) & more frequent service for the 187 (may eliminate the need for 187 Panorama trips during peak) Trade-offs: Less service between Lafarge Lake-Douglas and David Avenue Longer wait times (depending on day) for those wanting the local service (option 2 might be a bit confusing Anyways, let me know your thoughts on this!
  5. KINGSTER200

    Trackless Trolley Shots

    Some of Vancouver's adwrapped E40LFRs: April: February:
  6. KINGSTER200

    2019 Transit Fanning goals

    It's a pre-arranged group trip so unfortunately can't. We're going to Calgary via Golden and Banff and returning the same way through Golden. Maybe I'll go further into the Prairies next year. Also, I live with C40LFRs and XN40s running around me. I take at least one every day. 😬
  7. KINGSTER200

    2019 Transit Fanning goals

    I've got a trip next week to Calgary and I'm planning to get some of Banff's D45 CRTs (if they're going to be in service as scheduled) and Vicinitys, CT's D40LFs, LFS CNGs, XN40 demonstrators/2013s, and their Siemens U2s. In July, I'll be heading to Montreal, Toronto, Boston, and New York. I'll also be visiting Quebec City, Ottawa, and Gatineau as well. Planned way to travel between cities: Air Canada or WestJet to YUL from YVR, drive/train to Toronto, Porter from YTZ to EWR, Cathay Pacific JFK-YVR (using points!!!) Priorities: Montreal: (STM and EXO): LFSe and LFSA as my STM priorities, EXO (both buses and rail vehicles) Gatineau: MCI Classic, LFSA HEV, 2nd gen LFS HEV, FIshbowl (not very likely) Ottawa: OC Transpo: D40i, new LFSs, D60LF, E500, new Line Greater Toronto: TTC: LFS HEVs, Orion VII OG (Diesel and Hybrid), LFSe & XE40 (if they're in service as scheduled), LFSA, CLRVs, ALRVs (heard that they may be coming back in the summer?), Heritage Streetcar Fleet Billy Bishop Shuttles: any Miway: D40/60LFR, D40LF, LFS, LFSA GO Transit: any I guess Brampton: D40LF, ZUM YYZ Airport buses (going on the airside tour!) YRT: D40LF, Van Hools, Viva buses, Eldorados UPX New York City: MTA: RTS (if they don't all retire as scheduled), XE40, Proterra Catalyst E2, C40LF, older D4500, Orion VII OG, XDE40, XN60, any demonstrators they might put in service as a surprise (other than the electric buses) Boston (MBTA): AN460LF, AN440LF, D40LF, XE60 (if delivered by then) Martha's Vineyard (VTA): MD30/35, K7, K9S, XD40 Yeah I've got a huge shopping list. Hopefully I'll get most/all of this within the 2 week span that I've got. EDIT: And for stuff in my area: new E500s for CMBC and the electric bus demonstrators (LFSe and XE40)
  8. KINGSTER200

    Bus spotting Instagram accounts

    I mainly stick to the Metro Vancouver threads lol, but here: Transit Oriented photos/photogenic account: @k200yvr https://www.instagram.com/k200yvr/ Specifically Transportation photos: @k200yvr_transport https://www.instagram.com/k200yvr_transport/
  9. KINGSTER200

    Vancouver Special Sightings

    Odd, thanks for letting me know! Here:
  10. KINGSTER200

    Vancouver Special Sightings

    See below for photos
  11. KINGSTER200

    Ad-wrap reports

    Should'vre reported this last week: 3358: driver side wrap for Strand 3320: driver side wrap for Oasis (was wrapped for Strand for about a week or two prior)
  12. KINGSTER200

    Buses in the Sunlight

    Here's a Nova Bus LFS Suburban facing the sunset at Ladner Exchange, British Columbia.
  13. KINGSTER200

    Vancouver Special Sightings

    Sorry to break it to you, but XN40s have always been a regular sighting on the 143/145 ever since operations were transferred in 2017, whether it be all day or during rush hour. The rarer sightings on the 143/145 would be the Orion Vs or the C40LFRs. This would have been inevitable anyway because of the BTC/PTC D(E)60LFR transfers/replacements for the D60LFs, thus creating a bit of a bus shortage in the meantime. A similar example would be the Novas on the 43 or the 44.
  14. KINGSTER200

    Photos of buses making turns

    P3350 on a detour turns onto University Drive East from East Campus Road.
  15. KINGSTER200

    Ad-wrap reports

    133 for Flight Centre.
×