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9 hours ago, 8010 said:

I extended the 8 to the station, the map is not 100% realistic, I extended the route there with the assumption that the loop would be extended/upgraded to hold more buses.

Even thought you got a fantasy map going on, no way in hell would the neighboring dealership sell their land to TL so they can expand the station. 

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8 hours ago, Ninja Bus Fan said:

Even thought you got a fantasy map going on, no way in hell would the neighboring dealership sell their land to TL so they can expand the station. 

In the Cambie Corridor plan it looks like the city wants to replace it with mixed employment, so the dream of an expanded bus loop will most likely never happen.

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14 hours ago, 8010 said:

In the Cambie Corridor plan it looks like the city wants to replace it with mixed employment, so the dream of an expanded bus loop will most likely never happen.

The most I'd see is maybe some trolley extensions down to Kent for more layover room and a few on street bays.

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29 minutes ago, buizelbus said:

The most I'd see is maybe some trolley extensions down to Kent for more layover room and a few on street bays.

I'll toy around with idea and see if I can make anything that works, I think that's a better idea than having a loop almost twice the size of Coq Ctrl Stn, I think a new entrance to the loop should be made where the Transit Security and HandyDART shuttles currently park. On-street Bays could also be made on Marine Drive between Cambie and Yukon if CoV would allow it, which is where I sort of envisioned the Victoria Drive B-Line stop would be.

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On 10/2/2018 at 9:43 PM, 8010 said:

I'll toy around with idea and see if I can make anything that works, I think that's a better idea than having a loop almost twice the size of Coq Ctrl Stn, I think a new entrance to the loop should be made where the Transit Security and HandyDART shuttles currently park. On-street Bays could also be made on Marine Drive between Cambie and Yukon if CoV would allow it, which is where I sort of envisioned the Victoria Drive B-Line stop would be.

What about along Cambie? Going NB IMO there is space. And you could move 100 EB traffic out of the loop with a bay along Marine going EB. Even if it's shortened to Marine you could loop it around and layover it really anywhere.

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8 hours ago, buizelbus said:

What about along Cambie? Going NB IMO there is space. And you could move 100 EB traffic out of the loop with a bay along Marine going EB. Even if it's shortened to Marine you could loop it around and layover it really anywhere.

That's true, I could probably put the 100 and the Victoria Drive B-Line out on EB Marine Dr. Just curious as to where on Cambie there is room for NB buses? I suppose if the bike lanes were removed there would be room. I would like to move the 3 out of the loop and make another route layover in the loop like the 16 or the 32.

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2 hours ago, 8010 said:

That's true, I could probably put the 100 and the Victoria Drive B-Line out on EB Marine Dr. Just curious as to where on Cambie there is room for NB buses? I suppose if the bike lanes were removed there would be room. I would like to move the 3 out of the loop and make another route layover in the loop like the 16 or the 32.

In the middle of the street for a quick unload/load no layover stop?

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On 9/9/2018 at 11:50 AM, 8010 said:

Map Update:

• 213 routes currently on the map, with an additional 12 NightBus routes and at least 20 more CFV routes on the way

• added new peak-frequent section 

• renamed route destinations to match updated station/exchange names

• Marine Drive Station bus changes (may update the 32 a bit more)

• removed routes 258 and 480 

• added routes 1, 731, and N3 (route info for N3 will be added later)

• rerouted 418 to approximate Zylmans Way area

• renamed certain NightBus and B-Line routes

• removed WCE extension into Abbotsford

• rerouted 609 to travel to/from Centennial Beach

• probably going to extend the Coquitlam/Guildford B-Line to White Rock

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WEjh1N0bnU_mzweeO2wG9MS2duHzy5GJ&usp=sharing

1. Is the "Woodlands Line" going to be another skytrain line? And will it go above or underground???

2. I'd like there to be a bus to Whistler or something. It could use rapid transit from here.

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9 hours ago, Evan Hancock said:

1. Is the "Woodlands Line" going to be another skytrain line? And will it go above or underground???

2. I'd like there to be a bus to Whistler or something. It could use rapid transit from here.

The Woodlands Line is another SkyTrain Line because if it was another Millennium Line extension the line would be way too long. Most of the line would be above ground as it would be cheaper and easier, although parts of it may need to be below ground to minimize overall disruptions (between Golden Ears Bridge and Carvolth Exchange would probably be one of the possible underground parts).

I am looking into bus routes from Vancouver to Whistler, as well as Commuter Rail.

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Imagine the likelihood of Translink buying back these buses, and assigning them as shown:

1991 New Flyer D40: 3106, 3139, 3147, and 3155 to PTC

1995 New Flyer ex-C40: 3266, 3270, and 3271 to HTC

1998 Novabus LFS (yes, the one and only): 7298 to BTC

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55 minutes ago, Evan Hancock said:

Imagine the likelihood of Translink buying back these buses, and assigning them as shown:

1991 New Flyer D40: 3106, 3139, 3147, and 3155 to PTC

1995 New Flyer ex-C40: 3266, 3270, and 3271 to HTC

1998 Novabus LFS (yes, the one and only): 7298 to BTC

0, especially the last one, since that was sold to St. Albert Transit in SK.

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2 hours ago, Evan Hancock said:

Imagine the likelihood of Translink buying back these buses, and assigning them as shown:

1991 New Flyer D40: 3106, 3139, 3147, and 3155 to PTC

1995 New Flyer ex-C40: 3266, 3270, and 3271 to HTC

1998 Novabus LFS (yes, the one and only): 7298 to BTC

The D40's and C40's were given premature retirement due to being high floor, no?

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2 hours ago, FlyingPig said:

The D40's and C40's were given premature retirement due to being high floor, no?

The last of the C40s were retired when they were 16. Not too far off.

Yes. Sam Sullivan gave the push for a wave of mass HF bus retirements when he was mayor.

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2 hours ago, FlyingPig said:

The D40's and C40's were given premature retirement due to being high floor, no?

The D40's were not retired early, they were from 1991/92 and most were retired in 2009/2010 after 18-19 years of service.  The C40's were from 1995 and lasted until 2011 so around 16 years.  Slightly premature, but at the time the provincial government had ordered an audit of Translink, and one of the claims was that Translink had too high a spare ratio and it should be brought down.  The desire to follow that edict, coupled with the shelving of planned service expansion due to the financial situation at the time meant the bus fleet was reduced in size, and the C40's, being the oldest buses and still being high floor, got the axe.

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5 hours ago, Unloading Only said:

It will be sad to see the Orions retired, although I imagine the 2009 ones still have quite a bit of time left. Is the idea to replace the 2001 ones with the Nova Suburban / double decker orders that are coming up?

Pretty much, although 5 of the 32 double deckers coming next year are for expansion.

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2 hours ago, 8010 said:

Pretty much, although 5 of the 32 double deckers coming next year are for expansion.

Also, if trends continue, this doesn’t mean all the Series 50-powered Orion Vs will be gone within the next eighteen months. I’d expect at least a handful to stick around for expansion purposes and to pad the spare ratio.

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