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  1. Amen. If you'd like to talk about which busses you like and which you don't, take it to the Dreams thread. This thread is for service.
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    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Should've seen that coming a long time ago, when the Translink Store opened...
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    Feature Photo Submissions

    Translink B18018 sitting at the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, preparing for its trip back to Downtown Vancouver. 18018 is currently wrapped for How Far Do You Travel?, a contemporary art project on 30 new buses. This artwork is Essentials Of Psychological Testing by Erdem Tasdelen.
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    2019 Garage Transfers

    Not sure if anyone noticed this, but 18132 headed over to BTC for a day to do some 26 27 28 29 work...
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    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    No no no, they're going to paint the roofline yellow, place a lightning bolt down the back, and label it BatteryBus. Like this!
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    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    Where I am right now, the system is operated exclusively on battery-electric buses. At each terminus, buses charge if needed, driver beside it. (These buses travel far, far, far - only needs a charge every 100km or so). The driver then turns around, usually within 10-15 minutes. There are usually 1-2 spares at each end. Since the system doesn't use a "hub" system i.e. 22nd St Station, and every bus has a separate terminal, at the terminals that the buses do share there are quite a few extras and many charging ports. Another thing worth noting is that instead of overhead charging, the bus charges just like you would your phone. The driver flips open a cover, sticks in a cable, and takes it out within five minutes.
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    2019 Garage Transfers

    Still not sure why 9696 was sent.
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    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Honestly STC should get all of the 47 XN40s. In my opinion, the 319 and 502 should not be run with artics. They should be run at 3-5 minute frequencies with 40’ buses. An extra 47 buses will allow for 319 and 502 expansion, an extra bus on select routes during peak periods, and retirement of D40LFs. Or, they can use them for route expansion. How about Ladner to Langley? Or maybe Scott Road to Cloverdale on the SFPR. Maybe we could do Scott Road to Carvolth - call it the 545 - on the SFPR and Highway 1, to alleviate 555 crowding. Just some dreams. But the 47 XN40s should be for STC. Then, VTC sends some extra 09 HEV’s to HTC, 09 LFS’ to RTC, and everyone is happy! The reason why I say 40’s on higher frequencies are better than 60’s on the 319 and 502 is that they are purely local routes. Right now, I’m visiting Guangzhou, China, and every single bus is 40’ or even 35’. Mostly BYD K8’s and Skywell 12m buses. There are practically no express routes. And their frequency? 3-4 minutes headway. This is how Guangzhou makes their stop by stop buses work - and it works.
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    18020 is indeed wrapped for G&F. Saw it today on Broadway.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18348 enters service today on a 84.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18398 started service this morning.
  12. So there are no new routes this time, only frequency increases? And where did you get this? Service changes website is still displaying winter changes.
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    Random Photos - Vancouver and area

    Well here's something I dug up on Google Images. Tell me, is it 2904 or 2940?
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18377 in service today on the 15/50.
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    Vancouver: T-Comm "E-Sightings"

    Are my eyes failing, TComm failing, or...