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  1. Conversely, though, implementing major changes to the network all at once is easier for passengers to deal with: the network changes once, you learn the new network, then everything's good. Also, September is a time when people's travel patterns change massively anyway, so implementing new commuter services then makes a lot of sense.

    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    And yet 7115 the Immortal is still going strong!
  3. @8010: plan at this point is for the #503 to run non-stop between Surrey Central and Langley Centre. That said, a number of people - myself included - have suggested instead simply terminating the #503 at Langley Centre.

    2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    Oh yeah, forgot about that.

    2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    What's with all the Flyers going to VTC? Are they needing to defer retirements again by a few months, replace them with the Nova hybrids rather than XN40s? (And come September, will the retirements get deferred again?)

    Surrey Rapid Transit / Surrey Light rail

    TBH this might make sense for a new transit mode, so BCRTC can learn how to run it (as distinct from something like SkyTrain) before taking over.

    Collisions and Incidents thread

    Through service at Lougheed has been messed up all night. The only SkyTrain service from there is to Lafarge Lake; there's shuttle buses to Braid and Production Way. (Just switch the platform arrangement now! This is ridiculous!)
  8. But wouldn't the ideal solution then be to extend the times of the bus lanes and parking restrictions? This is one of those areas where IMO TransLink shouldn't be at the mercy of the individual municipalities.
  9. That's exactly where it was supposed to be built 10 years ago. TransLink had the site, had the funding, and then the District of North Van denied the building permits because of public protest. IIRC the site is now a sewage-treatment plant.
  10. North Vancouver TC. We need a new North Vancouver TC. I'm not going to shut up about this until it happens.

    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    Are these IMC-equipped buses, then? And doesn't Flyer use Kiepe propulsion equipment in the XT60s? Wouldn't it then be fairly straightforward to build an XTE60?

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    TL prefers the LFS Suburbans, at least on paper, because they have one or two more seats than the suburban-configured Xcelsiors. That being said, though, a lot of the new highway coach fleet will be Enviro500s.
  13. #N8, yes. #N20 would need to divert, possibly via 54th/Argyle/57th. The Knight St. Bridge doesn't have enough clearance underneath for trolleybus overhead.
  14. The #19 will have to stay in the loop at least. The City of Burnaby has rejected any possibility of erecting wires for the #19 to use an on-street loop.