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On 8/31/2019 at 12:53 AM, Transit geek said:

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.

Bombardier does offer the Innovia vehicles with either LIM or traction motor propulsion systems.   Is it possible to refit a Bombardier Innovia from the E/M lines to operate on the C line?  Sure.  Anything is possible if you're willing to throw enough money at it.  But why would you want to?  It's not as if the E/M lines have a surplus of rolling stock that isn't being used. Might it have made for a better system overall if all three lines used the same vehicles?  Yes.  But that boat sailed so so long ago. 

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On 10/30/2019 at 1:29 PM, Express691 said:

At least 2 more sets have arrived in the past 24 hours

 

Are these 122/222 + 123/223? Or have more sets been delivered between 121/221 and these two?

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3 hours ago, briguychau said:

Are these 122/222 + 123/223? Or have more sets been delivered between 121/221 and these two?

There's no fleet numbers on them yet.

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Aside from new stickers, speaker phone, LED lights, and the supposed better air conditioning, the new trains are identical to the other trains. The motor sounds slightly different but that's probably because the train is new.

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Is the extra capacity going to be an "all at once" thing with the new capacity entering on one day? Or are sets going to enter service as they're available to enter service? 

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33 minutes ago, East Van Fan said:

Set 23 in service today

Not far off - they've (set 23 and set 24) been in service since Saturday but it hasnt been noted

Thanks though

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57 minutes ago, Express691 said:

Not far off - they've (set 23 and set 24) been in service since Saturday but it hasnt been noted

Thanks though

If you knew this before East Van Fan posted it, then that would have been the time to say so. Making your post a mere 30 minutes after his is rather rude if your only aim is to claim having known about it first.

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