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  1. sseguin

    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    The City of Ottawa released a Confederation Line update memo today. You can consult it here on the O-Train Fans site: https://www.otrainfans.ca/blogs/o-train-confederation-line-project-update-october-2-2018 Important notes from the memo are as follows: Major milestone reached on September 11, 2018 when a train completed the first end-to-end run by traveling between Tunney's Pasture to Blair Station. Train movement and testing has begun in the downtown tunnel. Automatic Train Operation is operating and in use on the eastern track. Expanding to the western tracks and tunnel sections soon. The city continues to monitor and track the project but there is currently no change from the update provided at FEDCO on September 10, 2018. As a result, no update to the Revenue Service Availability Date at this time.
  2. It appears to be 45 degrees to me too. I just checked on Google Maps.
  3. Over the past couple weeks, we have added photos for all the stations (minus the elusive St. Laurent) to the site. You can see how the stations are progressing as well as the general layouts. Also launched yesterday afternoon is our new forum, with a focus on the O-Train. You are welcome to join us in the discussions we will have there. www.otrainfans.ca
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    2019 Nova LFS Order

    If you think about it, in the current fleet, only the Invero has a rear window. The D60LF, D60LFr, the double deck, Orion VII Hybrid all do not. Historically, most buses did have rear windows. Incidentally, all (as far as I know) STO buses have rear windows including the artics.
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    2019 Nova LFS Order

    This morning I was going to ask if anyone had a picture of the new driver's window on the STO LFS, but on my way home just now I saw one. Missed the fleet number but yeah, saw it. Yup it's quite different. A little too much side panel and too little window now, I find it ruins the look from the left. That or it's just that different from what's come before. It reminds me of the Orion VII Hybrid, in that those buses have a spacer between the drivers window and the passenger windows behind, except in this case it's like 4x the thickness.
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    Thanks dev, I definitely like the sound of that. Nothing more I'd love to see than the line open by mid-November. Before that, I'll be happy and eager to see the construction hoardings drop and open up the entrances to see through the windows.
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    Quick question. They had previously stated that parallel bus service would continue for a short period after the LRT opens to ease the transition. Am I missing something. Or is that no longer part of the plan? I guess if it opens before end of November they’d have a week or two for parallel service as the layoff notices were dated the same date as the service change. I don’t know I was just expecting parallel service / transition period to be more than a week or two. I suppose the first week or two are the most critical in the event of issues that force a shutdown to address. I’m the end the service will be much more reliable and steady than the current bus service anyways.
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    I guess the end of the 95 is nearing? Which date can we speculate will be the final end of the 95?
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    LRT Spotting

    Geez, I was out Saturday and Sunday and didn't see a single train anywhere..... still have yet to see one moving too. One day...
  10. sseguin

    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    Took some great shots of Pimisi and uOttawa Stations today. Check it out at go.otrainfans.ca/snaps17d13
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    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    How often or easy is it to see the trains operating? Was the post above with all the video clips taken in the same day? Are there better times or locations during the day to be to have a very high chance of seeing one operate? I always see them parked and never moving so hoping to rectify that. Thanks
  12. Thanks for the feedback and for visiting.
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    LRT Spotting

    1126 and 1109 were parked just in front of Tremblay Station this morning around 11:30am. 1102 parked at Blair Station at about 3:30pm. Photos of the trains and stations (Blair, Cyrville and Tremblay) taken today now available on www.otrainfans.ca/blogs
  14. Thanks for the links. Much appreciated.
  15. The audio on the old Yahoogroups OC Transpo bus fan club was recorded by me back in 2001-2002. Good old times. Wish I had had a better recorder but they still sound decent today. I remember there was also a Polls group, which I can't find anymore. Does anyone have the link? I'd love to see if I had uploaded more audio there... Thank you. On a side note, we all associate the motor starting sound of the Montreal Metro as being part of it's identity and a classic sound, to me the Orion Ikarus (at least the Detroit Diesel ones) were that for OC Transpo back in the day. No buses ever had a sound like that, a true classic.
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