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  1. It's because PTC doesn't have enough artics to serve the 143, 145, and 701 simultaneously, so sometimes on weekdays you'll find non-artics As for why it's seemingly always XN40s, I have no answer there, unless maybe CMBC has done research and says they're better for hill climbing or something If I recall, correctly from some other thread (or possibly this one), someone mentioned PTC receiving some upgrade to increase its hybrid capacity - if that's actually happening then you'll likely see non-artics until that's complete
  2. Obviously check tcomm before doing, but: D60LF - go to SFU and take either the 143 or 145 (chances are you'll get a D60LFR but you never know) D40LF - I imagine you could just hang around at Surrey Central or someplace and take the first one you see
  3. I was stuck on an EB train sitting around 50m outside the platform of CB. In the end, a high-vis supervisor had to open the doors and we had to walk to the platform. This was after 30 minutes of waiting in the train Here's a picture of the grand walk we had to take. I hope it attaches correctly
  4. The 160 is over 25 km long and is effectively like one of the trolley routes in Vancouver in terms of how many stops it has. It won't really work to extend it another few kms and risk Ironworkers traffic ruining everything. Extending the 27 has the possibility of working, though, on the condition that they pull a 130 and have only half of the trips going to the north shore for reasons of Ironworkers traffic The 49 is suffering from a desperate lack of luggage rack busses right now. Can we get a count on how many people can fit in those overhead racks on the Nova Suburbans?
  5. Haven't seen anyone post this anywhere, so I'll just say that 453-456 is in service as of yesterday (I rode on it 😁)
  6. You have a habit of saying "possibly" and "probably" whenever you discuss the retirement of these units - can you actually confirm if these units are retired or not? Or are you just basing this entirely in theory? If you cannot actually confirm whether these units are retired or not then wait for confirmation before posting Side note - can anyone confirm if these units are actually officially retired?
  7. How about neither? Both of those sound interesting but neither will solve the fundamental problems of travelling in the North Shore. Many of the routes that go there are going through downtown as well, with Lions Gate traffic accounting for a majority of delays there. Merging WVMT won't do anything to solve these problems, and neither will building an underground version of NVTC. A good solution would be building a skytrain line there, but I doubt the 'North Shore Aristocrat Society' would allow for such a thing to happen tldr, North Shore traffic and transit will continue to be plagued by problems regardless of whatever solutions there may seem to be.
  8. While there are definitely those implications of RapidBus routes being inferior, I always assumed the 99 isn't becoming a RapidBus because it's going to be replaced soon enough anyway, hence there's no incentive to upgrade existing infrastructure, hence no rebranding Actually, a question: I noticed that the bus stops that will soon serve the R2 have the phrase "tactile pad" painted on the pavement, which is one of the proposed RapidBus features. Is the 99 getting the same upgrades? Because if not, then that may explain why it's not being rebranded
  9. I had to change at Main, and was greatly amused by people not knowing that their shuttle train was not continuing despite it being announced on the PA every 90 seconds The officers there had to hold open like every door while everyone rushed out
  10. Sadly the bike racks appear to only be for two bikes I hope the image above attached correctly Here's a thing I noticed, though - when the bike rack is lowered, the front metal piece (I don't know the technical name for it) folds down, as seen in the image above. Would anyone know why it does this?
  11. I guess we'll need to "Wrapidbus" every artic unit then to make sure this never happens
  12. Because it's Translink and Surrey - what would you expect? Is this an indefinite transfer? Apparently a bunch of trolley wires are down as I write this, so is anyone able to confirm that this isn't just an emergency transfer until the wires go back up?
  13. I get that these are just provisional names, but "South Granville" is the only one that I feel anyone can object to I understand that google maps lists the neighbourhood as "South Granville", but imo they should use a different name for that station The other names are pretty cool, though
  14. I would like to put forward 12025 as a candidate Just knock out the 0 in the middle and you have 12/25, aka everyone's favourite day of the year Then put it on the 25 exclusively 🤣
  15. If I may ask a question that is (mostly) related to special sightings, I saw a D40LFR (don't remember the number) near Burnaby Mountain a week or so back. I'm guessing it was just for training purposes, but why would a bus from STC need to go all the way out there? Is it to train new drivers how to handle inclines?
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