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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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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 abou

Langara and Oakridge now have large line diagrams on the platform levels next to the tracks similar to the Expo & Millennium Lines.

And that service is appreciated by many people.

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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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15 hours ago, Express691 said:

Press release to take place tomorrow for Canada Line service expansion  

https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/transportation/increase-canada-line-service-translink-vancouver-bc-2034808

Seems like a 15% increase in peak service starting today.

 

Does this translate to an increase from 19 trains/hour at peak (3:09 headway) to 22/hour (2:44 headway)?

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1 hour ago, briguychau said:

Seems like a 15% increase in peak service starting today.

 

Does this translate to an increase from 19 trains/hour at peak (3:09 headway) to 22/hour (2:44 headway)?

Looks like it, assuming 1 spare

And unlike E/M changes (announce and apply increase all at the beginning of the sheet), I also assume it's a gradual increase for every train entering service.

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1 hour ago, Express691 said:

So is frequency adjusted automatically? Or is it going to hold off on current levels until another announcement is made

I'm inclined to assume that there will just be more spares until a further announcement is made, similar to what happened when the 2018 Mk 3s started coming in.

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1 hour ago, Express691 said:

So is frequency adjusted automatically? Or is it going to hold off on current levels until another announcement is made

From what I saw, it looked like the frequency was slightly adjusted, but I couldn’t tell for sure.

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