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  1. chills_on_the_train

    Calgary Transit

    Woohoo! I'm there!
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    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    2066 eyeing 1025 all jelly.
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    Calgary Transit CTrain Service Disruptions

    Someone tried to Park N Ride at University station: https://imgur.com/a/C0Dk1Ac/
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    ETS Electric Bus testing

    Calgary needs to catch up! This may have been posted before but I found it fascinating:
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    Blast from the past - Calgary and Area Photos

    I went Dalhousie-Heritage every day from 2003-2005 and would recognize it anywhere, though oddly going down to the platform doesn't trigger nostalgia...
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    General CTrain Discussion

    I won't stop you... 😀
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    General CTrain Discussion

    What kind of stuff comes off a U2 these days that isn't worn out well past its lifespan? Genuinely curious.
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    General CTrain Discussion

    If 2003's failure was something more serious than a breaker or other relatively minor issue, does that mean it's next for the scrap heap?
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    General BRT discussion

    Someone should tell that who whoever's in charge of seating on the train then. I think Transit's overall focus is more on cost-effectiveness and maintainability than comfort. Which is fine and all, and certainly heated shelters would fall under a necessary category.
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    Damaged or dead vehicles

    Starting to see a theme with this one...
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    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    Would need entirely new hoisting and maintenance facilities for that would you not?
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    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries and Spottings

    Urge to drive... rising! *sigh* with the day-to-day confusion and chaos that is my job, driving LRVs seems like paradise by comparison and definitely has an appeal, despite the occasional difficult passenger...
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    Calgary Transit

    I don't know, it's not hard to visualize an Airport branch for the NE Blue Line if the city continues to expand in that direction. And the current state leaves a lot of the new northern NW communities pretty far away from rail transit. Sage Hill and Evanston will be kinda-sorta close to the Green Line, enough that bus service will probably switch to there from Dalhousie, but whatever they build north of Citadel and Royal Oak, then past 144th, will be pretty isolated. A Red Line spur up Sarcee Trail would take care of that.
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    CTrain Station Renovations

    I'm trying to decide if robbing a convenience store on a train platform would be easier due to access to transportation, or harder with CCTV everywhere and limited immediate escape routes.
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    CTrain Station Renovations

    I went to work that day on the red line shuttle bus (ugh!) and saw them doing that. Looks good, wonder if they're doing it to all the others too? Remember when Brentwood had a little convenience store? That was so handy for buying passes and snacks etc. I wonder why they don't do that anymore? Just wanted to add that with as often I see one or both of the escalators at Crowfoot out of service - which seems to be at least 2-3x a month - I have zero issues with station renovations removing them in favor of elevators. Those must be horrific to maintain.
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