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chills_on_the_train

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  1. Article says the pedestrian was transported to Foothills... But PLC is literally right there...?
  2. The 138 stops in a similar looking loop at the West end of Citadel where it used to turn around and head back through towards Crowfoot, as the 199. Now it just stops there for a bit and continues on to Royal Oak and Tuscany Station, rocking rather ponderously around the sloped bend. I wonder how long until that gets removed too?
  3. I went back to the beginning of this thread for a bit of past blastiness tonight. To my dismay, all but one of the linked images and videos of the Ctrain simulator no longer work. 1: Any media that exists on this thing? 2: How do I get an hour to play with it?
  4. Well as COVID numbers have climbed I did notice a drop in density on the morning and evening commutes. Then the trains were suddenly 3 cars and oh hey, there's that density again!
  5. Is it just me or are 4-car trains becoming less common these days?
  6. Increasing the seatback height would create a nice little trash trough between the seatback and window.
  7. SAIT would need quite the renovation! There certainly isn't any room to expand on the NW end.
  8. With the Drop-In Center closed, there are suddenly a lot more homeless on the trains and in the stations this week. Most so far seem okay, but a constant trend I've noticed is how groups of intoxicated Natives tend to cluster in the seats at the front and back of the S200s. When the train stops and they go to leave, in their inebriated state they inevitably take too long and then get aggressive at the door closing in their faces. I'm wondering if maybe removing that little "pod" of seats and just placing more bench along the sides would help. I know, I'm advocating for the remov
  9. Just saw it too! 2003, 2031, already forgot the 3rd lol, and 2068.
  10. I notice this even today, with Tuscany and Crowfoot! As you come down the stairs at Tuscany, you naturally gravitate towards the "front" half of the train as it faces downtown. But at Crowfoot it's easier to load the "back". Then it reverses again at Dalhousie. Then it... doesn't at Brentwood haha University onwards is pretty evenly distributed.
  11. I'm on a U2 consist! 2070 at the front, 2047 second, didn't see the other two numbers. Took me a few seconds to decipher what it was coming at us it's been so long! Edit: 2070, 2047, 2030, 2013.
  12. There was a 25-minute Red Line disruption Tuesday morning, Twitter feed called it a "systems issue", curious what that was.
  13. I will visit the station in your memory!
  14. Sounds like a winner to me, though I don't live in the area. A little confused at the $50 million price tag for the additional train - I was under the impression that the S200s cost about $2 million each. Four of those makes $8 million. Where does the other $42 million come in?
  15. Saw them yesterday downtown. They are looking increasingly grody for sure haha.
  16. 8448 on the 138 this morning! Looks like Stoney is back in business? Edit: all 3 on the 138 are CNGs. This makes me happy.
  17. First time I've seen the infotainment displays in the S200s switch between the "stops display" and something else.
  18. Used it several times since launch. It's SO nice to not have to do the math on whether or not I should buy a monthly pass, and never being stuck with that "oh, no" moment when I forgot to buy a pass before the 1st of the month, and now have to trudge home and scrape up some change or find a ticket. I also may or may not have used it to buy and activate a ticket immediately after getting on a train rather than use the machine on the platform and consequently miss said train. May or may not.
  19. I've resumed working downtown since the start of this week (I could continue working from home, but honestly my kids are driving me nuts). Boarding the Red Line at Crowfoot at 8:30AM, I'm seeing maybe 10% of the usual number of people on the trains. Perhaps less, when you consider that they are 3-car consists instead of the usual 4. The Park N Ride is shockingly empty even at that time of day. Doubtless more people are choosing to drive, but working from home and massive layoffs continue to take their toll. I wonder if it is possible that the huge demand hit that the Ctrain has
  20. I'm heading back to the office (safely) July 3rd so this is perfect! Woohoo!
  21. Best possible time to do it really - any service issues will cause pretty minimal disruption!
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