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1 hour ago, FlyingPig said:

SorryBusFull is showing two conventionals (7495, 18175) on the 337 today, but TComm is showing all shuttles (17515, 17522, 17530). Which do we trust? Has anyone seen a 40' on the 337 physically yet?

It's a weekend morning thing, I believe they're swapped out mid-late morning when the demand is lower.

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Waterfront station platform 2 was closed this evening.

Since everything was leaving platform 1, trains were using the seldom-used switch just outside Dunsmuir tunnel.

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Spotted a XDE60 going SB on Hwy 91 just prior to 72nd ave around 11pm this evening (Saturday). Unable to grab a number due to darkness. Destination sign was reading "special". No idea where it was heading to?

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I was in vancouver approx 2 months ago and its me or the Skytrain make a lot more noise than it was doing 11 years ago? I was there in 2008 summer then returned in october this year and i feel they didn't do its maintenance properly or something

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2 hours ago, Ds9Defiant1701 said:

I was in vancouver approx 2 months ago and its me or the Skytrain make a lot more noise than it was doing 11 years ago? I was there in 2008 summer then returned in october this year and i feel they didn't do its maintenance properly or something

The tracks are getting old and with all this track that needs attention, track work is falling behind.

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6 hours ago, Oc4526 said:

Found this tweet.

If you want a photo of the Raindeer bus you can find it on the #25.

 

Thx but using T-Comm works too.

https://tcomm.bustrainferry.com/mobile/bus/18330
 

Did something happen to the reindeer bus last week because it didn’t finish its run on the 9th and only reappeared Friday afternoon.

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7 hours ago, Community Shuttle said:

12000 series is now getting new headlights

Spotted 12008 a week ago with them but no other unit has been retrofitted so far.

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Trolley bus 2219 has the barrier installed

surprised , I thought only this one has it

2101, 2102, 2103 and 2104  40’ 

2501, 2502, 2503 and 2504.  60’ artic 

what other trolley bus has it?  Is this newly installed? Are there plans to install all trolley buses ????

 

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2101 interior has recently upgraded 

now more inline with 2102 to 2289

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1 hour ago, cmbc2008 said:

Trolley bus 2219 has the barrier installed

surprised , I thought only this one has it

2101, 2102, 2103 and 2104  40’ 

2501, 2502, 2503 and 2504.  60’ artic 

what other trolley bus has it?  Is this newly installed? Are there plans to install all trolley buses ????

 

B456B239-DFBF-4164-9EE9-05042D604A26.jpeg

2101 interior has recently upgraded 

now more inline with 2102 to 2289

The plan is to have them ready to install on ALL incoming buses, The soon-to-be retired units are more likely to not get them. If there is a barrier already and not the same, it'll be replaced with the same i believe. (reading from other posts on Wiki)

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13 hours ago, cmbc2008 said:

Trolley bus 2219 has the barrier installed

surprised , I thought only this one has it

2101, 2102, 2103 and 2104  40’ 

2501, 2502, 2503 and 2504.  60’ artic 

what other trolley bus has it?  Is this newly installed? Are there plans to install all trolley buses ????

 

B456B239-DFBF-4164-9EE9-05042D604A26.jpeg

2101-4 and 2501-4 were test units for the shields.  There was some testing for heat levels in the driver compartment due to the lack of A/C.  The decision was made to install shields on all remaining trolley buses, which is now starting.

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Reliable source has informed me regarding the status of 2503 which has not seen service since June 11th. 2503 has some electronic issues. Waiting on parts for it & it will require a lot of labour to complete repairs & diagnosis. Currently work on it has been put on hold to get other buses back in service. Work on it again will commence once other buses with more minor issues are repaired in order to prevent service cancellations.

 

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1 minute ago, cmbc2008 said:

2101 newest interior 

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been this way for a long time

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11 hours ago, cmbc2008 said:

2101 newest interior 

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What was the point in changing half the perimeter seating on the left?

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53 minutes ago, FlyingPig said:

I'm curious as to what 2101's seat layout was pre-change. Does anyone have a description or a picture?

Search "TransLink 2101 interior" on Google Images and you'll find some pictures there.

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6 hours ago, 8010 said:

Search "TransLink 2101 interior" on Google Images and you'll find some pictures there.

Basically it was the side seat opposite side of bus right? So one facing back behind driver instead of how the others in fleet are? 

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