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It may be a power thing - Enmax was working over the last week or so.  They placed new impedence boxes at both ends of the interlocking - the new ones are on the outside of the tracks, while the old are still in the middle of the two tracks disconnected.

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22 hours ago, downbeat said:

Do all these "call/click before you dig" markings suggest upcoming work on 7th Avenue? Or did someone in an adjacent building just want to know where all the utilities are for their own information?

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Hard to say, could be either. But it doesn't look like anything LRT related. No switches, loops or anything and I doubt they plan on replacing rails. Not sure though. 

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Maybe I just haven't been very observant... Yesterday however I spotted a couple of SD160s out and about on the red line, which haven't yet had their roof-fairings fitted. Today I spotted one in-between a pair with fairings on the blue line - but again by the time I noticed it was too far to get a number. So there are supposedly at least three which haven't had this done yet.

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34 minutes ago, SidneyTransitfan said:

Maybe I just haven't been very observant... Yesterday however I spotted a couple of SD160s out and about on the red line, which haven't yet had their roof-fairings fitted. Today I spotted one in-between a pair with fairings on the blue line - but again by the time I noticed it was too far to get a number. So there are supposedly at least three which haven't had this done yet.

It was 2266.
 

 

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7 minutes ago, Duewag U2 said:

Un rebuilt SDs 5/6/7s. Has the blue vinyl seats/ Same as U2.    So its a seat from a series 7 SD

Nope, the seat is actually from a D40LF, you can tell as the top part is the actual non-rebuilt SD seat :)

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With the Red Line partial closure this weekend, the automated announcement system on the platform is having a rough time with SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee, reading it out as S-A-I-T-ah-cad, with the emphasis on “cad”. Oops. 😂

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9 hours ago, downbeat said:

With the Red Line partial closure this weekend, the automated announcement system on the platform is having a rough time with SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee, reading it out as S-A-I-T-ah-cad, with the emphasis on “cad”. Oops. 😂

Too me it’s more like Saitesjsjwkskssdjxjs, it’s completely gibberish lol

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A bit of a random question: Is the CTrain line around Sunnyside station the only portion of the LRT system with painted catenary poles? I only recently noticed they’re sky blue, as opposed to bare aluminum. 

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https://www.calgarytransit.com/rider-information/cycling/ctrain-bike-pilot.html?redirect=/ctrainbikepilot

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Calgary Transit is testing to see if bikes should be allowed on CTrains at all times, instead of being restricted to non-peak hours.

We’ve heard from some cyclists that the time restrictions for bikes on CTrains can make your commute more difficult, and that you’d be more likely to use transit if you could bring your bike onto the CTrain.

From May 16 to August 31, bikes will be allowed on CTrains at all times.

Here’s a quick reminder of the rules for bringing your bike on a CTrain:

  • Bikes are only allowed on the train if there is room for them. Please only board cars that can comfortably accommodate you and your bike (two bikes per bulkhead section of a car).
  • Cyclists must yield space to seniors and customers with disabilities, mobility equipment or strollers. 
  • You must dismount and walk your bike on the CTrain platform and onto the CTrain. 
  • Bikes can’t block access to the CTrain doors at any time.
  • Cyclists should wait until non-cyclists have boarded before entering a car. 
  • Cyclists must exit a CTrain if instructed to do so by a Calgary Transit official or peace officer. 
  • Cyclists must be in control of your bicycle at all times, and aware of any bike parts that may obstruct or injure other riders (e.g. bike pedals, kick stands). Your bicycle can’t lean against a seat, wall, pole, door, or other equipment on the train.
  • Cyclists should only enter or leave using the doors marked for bikes, and should remain in the open areas of the CTrain car. 
  • Cyclists must stand with your bike.
  • Cyclists are not permitted onto the train through the front door of the first car of the train and shall not obstruct the vehicle Operator’s access door.
  • During this pilot, we’ll be asking for feedback from you to see if the current restrictions for bikes on CTrains should stay, change, or be removed.

Good or bad idea? Discuss.

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Downtown West/Kerby and 6th Street now have the new PA speakers. Centre St got them a little while back too.

Kerby has 2 sets of new LED lights - I assume as a trial before they are rolled out more broadly:

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Also, there's mention in the CT Recovery Strategy of an interesting upgrade coming:

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Automatic Passenger Counters - CTrain

Install automatic passenger counters on all CTrains to provide real-time boarding information to help ensure service/capacity is meeting customer demand.

 

 

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