Jump to content

ghYHZ

Member
  • Content Count

    241
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

8,482 profile views
  1. ghYHZ

    VIA Rail Canada

    VIA Is running a Budd fill-in consist on the Ocean. It will depart Montreal tonight (Nov 28) on e/b #14
  2. ghYHZ

    VIA Rail Canada

    VIA won't be running an extra Budd consist this Christmas....so there probably would be one available to fill in for a Ren if required
  3. ghYHZ

    VIA Rail Canada

    No Passengers aboard. This was the train that had arrived in Halifax the previous evening and was being turned prior to its 1pm departure back to Montreal. It had just backed out of the station and had started to pull forward to the Container Terminal where it would run around the loop-track to turn…...then back down into the station. Happened in the cut between Tower Rd and Young Ave: https://goo.gl/maps/VRZWxRKsMjy And I'm just guessing here: This is an off-season consist so there would be additional Ren Coaches at the MMC in Montreal and the whole consist would probably have to return there to have the cars added.
  4. ghYHZ

    Westjet

    WestJet is adding Halifax – Dublin daily next summer (but at the expense of St. John’s losing YYT-DUB) That will put WestJet as the dominate TATL carrier at YHZ with daily flights to Paris, Gatwick, Glasgow and now Dublin. And when you include; Air Canada to Heathrow, Icelandair to KEF and Condor to FRA…..not too bad for a city of 400,000!
  5. ghYHZ

    Life After Greyhound

    When Acadian Lines shut down here in 2012....Mike Cassidy, owner of Maritime Bus who planned to take over some of the routes basically told the NS, NB & PEI PUBs that if they wanted a bus service they had to get rid of the bureaucracy and work with him. Now 6 years on there's far less restrictions and we've got a pretty good survice.
  6. ghYHZ

    Amtrak

    Just what VIA needs......more museum pieces! Let's get that new equipment ordered and the sooner the better!
  7. ghYHZ

    VIA Rail Canada

    3/week since Jan. 1990. In the early '70s there was a daily Canadian on CP and a daily Super Continental on CN
  8. ghYHZ

    VIA Rail Canada

    Launched by VIA 30 years ago as the 'Canadian Rockies by Daylight' in 1988 then renamed the 'Rocky Mountaineer' in 1989. It didn't make it to a third season because of the VIA cutbacks in Jan 1990 and was sold off.
  9. ghYHZ

    Air Canada

    You Lose One...You Gain One! Halifax lost a '767 widebody to Heathrow with the conversion of that route to a new MAX....but now I see a new daily YUL-YHZ roundtrip added on an A330-300. Kinda wondered what AC was going to do with the loss of widebody cargo capacity out of YHZ....so it looks like those European bound Lobsters will now be going via YUL!
  10. ghYHZ

    Westjet

    A ‘round trip last week between YQM and YVR gave me an opportunity for a quick comparison between Westjet and Air Canada front-line staff: 3 flights on Westjet going and 2 on Air Canada returning. Don’t get me wrong…..all delivered great service and all announcements pertaining to safety were delivered professionally….. but it was constant (and not just on one of the WS flights..... and even at the Gates).....the ‘Corny’…. trying to be funny comments/jokes by the WS employees. And I wasn’t the only one noticing from the looks across the aisle! Air Canada just delivered a more professional sounding service..
  11. ghYHZ

    Air Canada

    No more Air Canada Widebodies at YHZ!..... AC860/861 are being MAXed on April 4th.But there’ll still be widebodies on Condor to Frankfurt and Munich and along with the new WestJet MAX to CDG and LGW plus service to Glasgow and also throw in Icelandair......a phenomenal number of transatlantic flights for a city its size.
  12. ghYHZ

    Norwegian Air Shuttle

    Speculation on several other forums seems to be Hamilton....but still just guessing!
  13. ghYHZ

    VIA Rail Canada

    Dinner on the Ocean departing Moncton: Breakfast at Sainte-Foy the next morning:
  14. ghYHZ

    Westjet

    The GLA flight is from YHZ...not YYT.. It's the LGW flight that will now operate from YHZ. The YYT-DUB route stays . Halifax has had Paris service for the past few summers on a '737. ASL Airlines (France) had served YHZ with flights to DUB and CDG but this summer ASL is flying direct between St. Pierre FSP and CDG....and will no longer serve Halifax. Previously St Pierre residents could connect thru YHZ to/fr CDG during the summer on ASL Airlines. This will now be St. Pierre's first ever non=stop transatlantic service. They've always had to connect thru YYT, YHZ or YUL.
  15. The new passenger & vehicles ferries have arrived and will enter service next spring between Saint-Pierre & Miquelon and Fortune, Newfoundland. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/new-ferries-arrive-st-pierre-miquelon-1.4425096 https://goo.gl/maps/NwbF32FKzUG2
×