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17 minutes ago, Stormscape said:

The loading gauge is too wide for an Innovia, I'm sure there's loads of options though. I bet Bombardier could whip up an automatic version of the Toronto Rocket if Hyundai doesn't want to build more trains.

If Hyundai Rotem for whatever reason refuses to make more trains or TransLink feels like Hyundai Rotem doesn't offer what they want anymore, I guess Bombardier maybe could somehow make a bespoke version of the Mark III so it fits on the Canada Line tracks.

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40 minutes ago, Stormscape said:

There's no reason for them to rework the Innovia when they have the Movia for traditional loading gauges like the Canada Line uses.

Thanks. Never heard of the Movia before, but that's a solution for TransLink.

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With 4 XDE60's off the road it seems as if VTC is assigning Nova's to the 049. 3 tonight, 3 last night, 1 or 2 the last few evenings as well. I recall of 1 operating on a weekend during the Christmas season.

12005 12006 have been off the road since late December, 12023 has been off since early Dec & 15021 was involved in a minor MVA back on Dec 5.

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Just now, Dr. BusFreak said:

Does anyone know how many 60 ft. buses can HTC hold.

That all depends on what routes would have 60 footers.  HTC is currently at 50% capacity, but come April, the capacity used will go up with the service increases.

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5 minutes ago, Dr. BusFreak said:

Does anyone know how many 60 ft. buses can HTC hold.

Approximately 33% fewer than the number of 40 buses it can hold.

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3 hours ago, Dr. BusFreak said:

Does anyone know when the roll out of the 5 new B-line routes will happen?

More specifically, the 5 new B-lines (this includes the 95) should be implemented by 2019 (source on pg 11: http://tenyearvision.translink.ca/downloads/Phase One of the 10-Year Vision- 2017-2026 Investment Plan.pdf)

 

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Technically speaking, Phase One only includes four B-Line routes: Forty-First, Lougheed Highway, Marine Drive, and Fraser Highway. The #95 B-Line was established by re-allocating bus service hours from the Northeast Sector that had been made surplus by the opening of the Millennium Line extension.

Anyway, IIRC, there won't be any new routes added until September sheet at the earliest, possibly even later than that. At least for now, the intention is simply to add service on existing routes to ease crowding. (Now maaaaaaaaaaybe you could stretch that into implementing the Forty-First B-Line right away since it would just be additional service hours on the existing #43, but I suspect that change would be deferred until September anyway, just because there's no point in introducing it during the summer when ridership on that corridor drops so dramatically.)

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So would the Fraser Highway B-Line be a replacement of 503 service into Surrey? I guess the 503 would be cut to Langley to Aldergrove only with that change. On a system wide scale it makes sense but I bet there'll be a couple people living out there annoyed they won't have their one seat ride anymore.

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26 minutes ago, Stormscape said:

So would the Fraser Highway B-Line be a replacement of 503 service into Surrey? I guess the 503 would be cut to Langley to Aldergrove only with that change. On a system wide scale it makes sense but I bet there'll be a couple people living out there annoyed they won't have their one seat ride anymore.

They could have done so with the 337 and 509 when the 96 was introduced, but that never happened. 

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Who says it has to be either-or? My proposal:

  • #502 - local service from King George to Langley Centre
  • #503 - local service from Langley Centre to Aldergrove; peak-period trips (and otherwise as demand requires) extended non-stop to King George (possibly under a different route # - say, #583)
  • #592 B-Line - limited-stop service from Surrey Central to Langley Centre

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1 minute ago, Blue Bus Fan said:

Why did TransLink assign bus routes to bays in the loop since it's opened? Why do they need so many layout spots when the can bus just park in middle of the loop?

What?

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2 hours ago, Blue Bus Fan said:

Sorry, I had to do something. I have edited the post to it make sense.

...and it still doesn't make sense.

Like just about everything else you post on this board.

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3 hours ago, Blue Bus Fan said:

Sorry, I had to do something. I have edited the post to it make sense.

You might get a better response if you specified which bus loop you were referring to ... 

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4 hours ago, Blue Bus Fan said:

Why didn't TransLink assign bus routes to the bays in the new loop at UBC? Why did they put so many layover spots in the new loop at UBC?

http://transport.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2016/06/UBC-Loop-Bus-Stop-Sign.pdf

"These routes are being relocated until construction of the new UBC Bus Exchange and Gage South Student Residence is completed in Summer 2019."

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1 hour ago, Meraki said:

http://transport.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2016/06/UBC-Loop-Bus-Stop-Sign.pdf

"These routes are being relocated until construction of the new UBC Bus Exchange and Gage South Student Residence is completed in Summer 2019."

Ok, thank you. But I don't understand why the temporary bus loop at UBC cannot be used for picking up passengers.

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8 minutes ago, Blue Bus Fan said:

Ok, thank you. But I don't understand why the temporary bus loop at UBC cannot be used for picking up passengers.

?

That loop is being replaced by the new student residence, unless I'm mistaking what you mean.

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