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  1. Pretty sure the Canada Line's operations are being moved over to BCRTC once the ProTrans contract is up.
  2. 8010

    2019 Garage Transfers

    9580 to RTC
  3. No, the Beaver will be kept as a spare unit, but TransLink is hoping to order another vessel to replace the Beaver in the near future.
  4. The 319 also has over 3x the ridership of the 430.
  5. Quote from the B-Line's West Van segment information presentation: "If the proposed investment in West Vancouver is declined, it will be redirected to the next regional B-Line priority." Basically, the resources will be redeployed to either the Scott Road or Richmond B-Line.
  6. "Effective Monday March 11, 2019, to improve transit operations the 257 will stop for pick up and drop off at all 257 stops on all days at all times."
  7. 8010

    2019 Double-Decker bus Procurement

    I honestly can't see them ordering the one-door option, the unload times would be twice as long which would cause speed and reliability issues on certain routes. As much as I'd like luggage racks for people who have larger luggage, I'd rather have more seats than not enough, though I am a little concerned that we're gonna end up getting the same Aries seats that we have on the Nova Suburbans, the headrests on those things are way too low.
  8. Same here, considering the route between Park Royal and Dundarave is part of the Major Road Network, which I think should fall under TransLink's jurisdiction, should give Translink full control of what happens with the B-Line's route and how the MRN roads are used.
  9. Most of the routes on the map are part of TransLink's own area and regional plans. As for the stopping procedures, I've tried to even it out as evenly as possible, but I do see where you are coming from and I am currently in the process of removing some stops from certain routes.
  10. 8010

    2019 Garage Transfers

    9460 is probably gonna transfer over to HTC soon as it has the H prefix on the side, unless it was a Hamilton unit before and they never bothered to take off the H.
  11. 8010

    2019 Double-Decker bus Procurement

    I believe the 620 runs 6 buses on weekends. Judging by the wording of the email it sounds like the double-deckers that will be used on the 620 will be D60LF replacements but I'm not too sure, I guess we'll find out in September.
  12. 8010

    2019 Double-Decker bus Procurement

    This post could either go here or the service discussion thread: Received an email a couple days ago in regards of the 620 and its use of artics in the future. The 60-foot artics currently used on the 620 will be replaced THIS FALL with double-deckers that will be equipped with 88 seats and additional room for 13 standees. No info on luggage racks or the type of seats as someone asked earlier.
  13. 8010

    2019 Garage Transfers

    Why not just transfer the DE60LFRs to either RTC or STC where the artic routes have little to no hills and transfer the remaining D60LFs and/or XDE60s to BTC and PTC in Spetember? At least XDE60s can climb hills compared to the DE60LFRs.
  14. When it comes to the battery-electric bus pilot I think TL should've picked more than one route to do the trial. I did mention doing the Surrey Central - Newton routes (323, 324, 325, 335, 393) before as there would be more route variety for the trial. I'm not saying that the Surrey/Newton routes don't experience delays, but the 100 is one route that often experiences delays of up to 15 minutes, which can impact charging times during layover. If the trial on the 100 is successful maybe they could test out battery-electric buses in Surrey/North Delta or even Coquitlam on more than a single route.