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I noticed the metal bar that run along the ceiling is blocking the AC outflow 

maybe removing the metal bar could or reconfigured with something else could potentially increase AC circulations 

The metal adsorbed the cold air and make it inefficient 

just my observations 

Maybe it is required for the structural integrity of the cell of the Train ?

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4 hours ago, popillil said:

First set of 2019 Canada Line cars have arrived to the Canada Line yard in Richmond.

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That was quicker than I thought it would take.

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On 8/10/2019 at 10:03 AM, Evan Hancock said:

What number is it? 121/221? Or something else?

Correct as of earlier this evening. Translink IG

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2 hours ago, Express691 said:

Correct as of earlier this evening. Translink IG

They have started testing on 121/221

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On 8/16/2019 at 7:50 PM, Express691 said:

Correct as of earlier this evening. Translink IG

They've been testing for the last week - first saw 121/221 on Thursday I believe.

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Just now, Evan Hancock said:

I have a question, would it be possible for a mk 1 set of 2 from the Expo Line be able to operate on the Canada Line?

No, the Canada Line trains are more wide so the track gauge will be too wide for the Expo Line/M line trains.

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15 minutes ago, Danthetransitfan8074 said:

No, the Canada Line trains are more wide so the track gauge will be too wide for the Expo Line/M line trains.

Actually the track gauge itself is both the same at 1435mm. The Canada Line trains are wider - that's the loading gauge.

But the other two differences are that the Expo/Millennium Line trains have two side rails for power while the Canada Line has one, and, most importantly, the Expo/Millennium Line trains use linear induction for propulsion (hence the giant strip of metal down the middle of the track) whereas the Canada Line tracks can only support conventionally propelled trains.

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58 minutes ago, Evan Hancock said:

I have a question, would it be possible for a mk 1 set of 2 from the Expo Line be able to operate on the Canada Line?

Different voltage, different loading gauge, different propulsion system.

57 minutes ago, Danthetransitfan8074 said:

No, the Canada Line trains are more wide so the track gauge will be too wide for the Expo Line/M line trains.

Both are 1435mm standard gauge.

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5 hours ago, buizelbus said:

Different voltage, different loading gauge, different propulsion system.

Both are 1435mm standard gauge.

However the Canada line has a bigger loading gauge than E/M

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8 hours ago, Express691 said:

However the Canada line has a bigger loading gauge than E/M

That's what I just wrote.

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Isn't Bombardier making Innovia trains that use the same conventional motors as the Rotem cars on the Canada Line? I believe the Saudis have ordered such models, so it wouldn't be that much of an adaptation for Vancouver.

As for loading gauge, cite Berlin's IK trains, some of which have been adapted for the large profile lines with doorway extensions and modified third rail shoes. But that wouldn't be as extreme as two completely different kinds of propulsion systems.

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1 hour ago, Evan Hancock said:

Managed to capture this at BCH station a few minutes ago

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Edit: Never mind. Figured it out. Why do we have to use acronyms that require a google search. Can’t we just use the full names?

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Got my answer.
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6 minutes ago, translink said:

What’s BCH? I can’t think of a single station that has the initials of BCH.

Broadway City Hall...

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7 minutes ago, translink said:

What’s BCH? I can’t think of a single station that has the initials of BCH.

I'm guessing it stands for Broadway City Hall

I will acknowledge that it is a rather tricky initialism

Sidenote - just out of curiosity, was there any fleet number on the train there?

Edit - welp, it looks like I answered the question at literally the same time as the person above 🙄

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16 minutes ago, bob32189 said:

I'm guessing it stands for Broadway City Hall

I will acknowledge that it is a rather tricky initialism

Sidenote - just out of curiosity, was there any fleet number on the train there?

Edit - welp, it looks like I answered the question at literally the same time as the person above 🙄

Fleet number for the new train is 121/221, it was shown as such on the TransLink Instagram a couple of months ago. 

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