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    PM me if you have info that should be added to the wiki

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    I enjoy plane spotting and bus spotting

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  1. Quarantine means I can listen to a bunch of throwbacks and reminisce.
  2. Saw 19421 sitting at HTC this afternoon from the 410. It’s most recent day in service was Monday. Any idea why it’s there?
  3. UPDATE: The new buses are currently on a barge heading to Maui. MB401 is currently being fitted with a driver barrier. A Para transit bus (MB120) is being outfitted with WiFi as part of a community demo.
  4. @Zortan and I saw that sitting on the west site of VTC by the garage about a month ago but we were not able to positively identify the unit. Any idea why its there?
  5. CMBC V7426 resting at Dunbar loop displaying a bit of an odd sign. As Michael mentioned above, a few D40LFs have been revived due to the dieselisation of route 9 to allow for construction to begin on the Broadway corridor of the millennium line.
  6. At an undisclosed time I will be flying to CDG to do some plane spotting. I have done some research and found that I needed to get a spotters permit. That being said, does anyone know where I can find a link that would provide me with more info on how to procure of this spotters permit.
  7. Interesting they would send it all the way up to Canada. That's someone else. Notice how he is Thomasw97 whereas I am just Thomasw
  8. Translink - Vancouver, BC New Flyer D40LF New Flyer D60LF New Flyer D60LFR New Flyer DE60LFR New Flyer C40LFR New Flyer E40LFR New Flyer E60LFR New Flyer XD40 New Flyer XN40 New Flyer XE40 New Flyer XDE60 Nova Bus LFS Nova Bus LFS Suburban Nova Bus LFS HEV Nova Bus LFSe Eldorado Aerotech Girardin G5 Orion V Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 West Vancouver Municipal Transit - West Vancouver, BC D40LF XD40 Réseaux de Transport de la Capital (RTC) - Quebec City, QC Nova Bus LFS Nova Bus LFS HEV Nova Bus LFS Artic Maui Bus - Maui, Hi Eldorado National Axess Eldorado National Axess BRT National/Alamo rental shuttle - Maui, Hi 2004 Gillig Advantage
  9. Can someone tell me why in the hell it would be up there?????????
  10. I have been informed that starting with their 4 new buses (2001-2004) coming (delivery will start in about a month), they will be fitted with driver barriers. Once these arrive, all of the current buses in their fleet will be retrofitted with a driver barrier.
  11. IMO only the first and the last photos follow the photo guideline and could be added to the wiki. The second image is a little blurry and the cropping is a little weird. The third image is too zoomed in and the bumper is cut-off. The fourth image obstructed by the car. I'll add the first and the last picture in a few minutes. Nope because 4960=bc4009
  12. My best guess is that it is there to train drivers on pulling up to bus stops while making sure not to jump the curb, not to hit the poles and make sure to have good placement in relation to the bus stop sign.
  13. Thomasw

    Wiki Upgrade

    Didn't know where to put this but here's something I have been thing of for a while. I believe that school bus companies should have their own section of the board, kind of like how coach companies have their own section. Currently school bus discussion are scattered a little every where and it is hard to open a school bus thread (for example one who is based in Metro Vancouver) because there is no where to put it. If you put it in the Metro Vancouver section people get pissed of at you. This could also help encourage more school bus threads because there are many different school bus companies who have their own wiki but many are out of date and messy. If the admins could put this idea into consideration that would be great. Sincerely, Thomas
  14. From what I have heard, Delta did indeed pick up LATAM's order. https://simpleflying.com/delta-takes-over-3b-airbus-a350-order-from-latam/ As @Zortan mentioned, the A350 would not be a suitable fit for Air Canada. Sure, the A350 has a bit of a farther range but currently Air Canada doesn't need this range. Other than the fact that it is a few meters longer=a couple dozen more seats and that it has a bigger range than the 787, they are very similar. Air Canada currently has 37 787s. There would be no point in getting a small fleet of only 10 or so A350s. There would be many extra costs such as training pilots, flight crews, mechanics and many more. For these reasons, I don't believe there would be much of an advantage in Air Canada getting the A350s. YYZ-SYD is 15,500 km. According to Air Canada, their 777-200lr planes have a range of 17,446 km. Although Air Canada only has 6 of the 200lr type, if they really wanted to operate YYZ-SYD nonstop they would have done so already. Say, Air Canada didn't have enough 777-200lr aircraft to serve YYZ-SYD, they would much rather purchase them used from another airline than buy some A350s. Air Canada had bought used aircraft recently (Singapore Airline A330 comes to mind) so they could definitively buy 777-200lr if they needed/wanted to.
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