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  1. Brando737

    Surrey Rapid Transit / Surrey Light rail

    That makes sense in my opinion. The first sentence says it all "a new transit technology for Translink". Surrey wanted something different, something that would attract people to the city and this will probably do that. SkyTrain has this effect as well. While the running time will essentially be the same as the 96, it will be more reliable with its own dedicated lane. And it will be a train, not a bus which will subconsciously make people think it's faster. And I agree with the capacity statement. It will have the ability to expand capacity much easier than a bus. It's a train so you can just add another car set.
  2. There was a plan for a bline from Coquitlam Stn to Guildford (I believe there was an option to extend to White Rock if/when the demand was there). However, the plan seemed to have disappeared off the radar. I think it was just a general plan they threw out there to see if there was any demand to link the two "city hubs" with frequent bus service. Making a guess here. What they may have had in mind is to see how many people used the 555 at 156 St and where they travelled to/from and if there was lots of demand between Coquitlam and 156 St and if there was enough then create the route.
  3. Brando737

    Ad-wrap reports

    S18117 is at HTC wrapped with a Translink add for needing drivers. I'll try to get a photo later today if it's still in the yard when I finish.
  4. Brando737

    Canada Line

    Reviving an old post. Figured this would be a better place than the SkyTrain order thread since it's for the Canada Line. Slightly new design on the inside and upgrades to the OMC. http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/new-canada-line-trains-design-2020
  5. Brando737

    Translink Refurbishments

    I believe so, but I could be wrong.
  6. Brando737

    Translink Refurbishments

    Those might end up being retired sooner than others. Not sure if it's the same, but the last time I drove 8010 at STC, it was the best I had driven. On the note of buses not refurbished, there are a handful of Orion's that haven't been touched either and they will probably be the first to go.
  7. Brando737

    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Yes YVR paid for it's part of the Canada line and the $5 add fare was put in place by them to make the money back. Translink doesn't get any of that $5. People could avoid paying it if they knew they could buy a pack of faresavers at 7/11 in the terminal as that was a prepaid fare. Can't do that anymore though. And I believe this is a normal practice all over the world with rapid transit going straight to the airport if the authority paid for that portion.
  8. Brando737

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    I doubt it, but we will find out soon.
  9. Brando737

    Collisions and Incidents thread

    If there's no damage to the body of the bus or it's integrity anywhere, they will probably just leave it as it is. Even if there is just some minor cosmetic damage, they will probably just do a patch and send it out. They are also busy doing the LFR's and LFS's right now so the artics might be a few more years for overhaul. After the LFR'S and LFS's are done they will probably move onto the D60LFR'S that came in 2006 then the DE60LFR's after as they are 2009's.
  10. Brando737

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Since it was shared somewhat publically already, I'll share it here.
  11. Brando737

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    I have no idea, but it's likely.
  12. Surprised they didn't mention that the 401 and 410 split is happening in September although not necessarily as layed out in these plans. The 410 will remain on Hwy 91 for off peak trips and will most likely maintain current service levels. I could see some of this implemented in December or January since they will have all 104 expansion buses in service by then at least that's the plan. The Surrey to Tsawwassen ferry might wait until they have double deckers in service or order more artics for that route.
  13. Brando737

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    They are the same as the 14000's and 16000's and the Xcelsior artics as far as I know. Are you referring to the bus being kneeled then the ramp put out end up being in an odd position? The ramp is built in a way that the bus doesn't need to be kneeled for the ramp to be in a good position for loading a wheelchair and if it is kneeled, it may create and awkward angle.
  14. Brando737

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    The hybrids will most likely have the current livery on our XN's and XDE60's from 2015 to current. The livery I was refering to will be a new suburban design to differentiate those buses from the urban services. It will most likely be applied to the double deckers since those will be on suburban routes. However, they may apply a special livery to the double deckers as they will be new to us.
  15. Hey, dude~~

    If you have photo for that new updated livery, can you show it up in the private message if you can?? Thanks


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