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FlyingPig

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  1. FlyingPig

    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.
  7. 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...
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18378 in service this afternoon on the 22/25.
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    Um... a Surrey development wrapped on a Burnaby bus? Why not wrap S150XX?
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    18007 and 18010 are in service. They are on morning 95 and 99 blocks if anyone wants to get pictures.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    As a Surrey resident, I'm salty now... We want new headlights! We want new headlights! We... oh well.
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    2019 Garage Transfers

    Not so sure it's been reported here... But 9539 has been a Hamilton bus for a long time now. And 9576 is in Richmond.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18315, 18367, and 18368 start today on the 41, 32, and 25, respectively.
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    2018/2019 Community Shuttle Procurement

    I'm not sure I understand. Do you have pictures? Also, do 18522-18524 + 18527 have this same new technology?
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18340 started service on December 27...
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    2019 Garage Transfers

    Does that mean VTC gets a new reindeer bus next year? If so, I elect 18330. It entered service on Christmas Day 2018.
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    18004 entered service yesterday - presumably with a broken TMAC, since it didn't show up yesterday.
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    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    That's the 2019 thread. This is the 2018 order. 18523 entered service yesterday afternoon. It's currently on a 131/132.
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    Vancouver Special Sightings

    The 40' buses were on the 95 because the artics couldn't make it up the mountain. In fact, as per CPTDB Wiki, 9790 operated the last 135 SFU on December 19, 2016.
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    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Ok, community shuttles entering service are here now... 18527 is on the 103 today. 18522 entered service on the 23 yesterday.
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    2019 Garage Transfers

    Um... why? Aren't the HEV's going to HTC?
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    2001 Orion V Retirement

    9224 is retired already.
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