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On 6/9/2020 at 5:49 AM, Phillip said:

16214 has a medal bracket for the transfer cutter! ūüėÄ

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Either 12024 or 16210 does as well, I forget which one.

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15 hours ago, Express691 said:

Next stations to get tim hortons:

Sea Island Centre
Lake City Way
Lafarge Lake-Douglas

Sea Island Centre seems like an odd choice? Isn't there one right across the street from the south entrance?

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8 minutes ago, buizelbus said:

Sea Island Centre seems like an odd choice? Isn't there one right across the street from the south entrance?

Quick search on google maps says otherwise 

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15 hours ago, MCW Metrobus said:

Either 12024 or 16210 does as well, I forget which one.

Ha! I noticed quite a few buses at RTC has it this morning, 16215 and 9548 has the transfer cutters installed!

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2 hours ago, Phillip said:

Ha! I noticed quite a few buses at RTC has it this morning, 16215 and 9548 has the transfer cutters installed!

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Wonder if they got that from Victoria, we have "transfer cutters" on our buses still except we use them to rip off daypasses. 

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5 hours ago, Phillip said:

Ha! I noticed quite a few buses at RTC has it this morning, 16215 and 9548 has the transfer cutters installed!

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It looks like they're trying to sneakily switch to paper transfers on the conventionals lol

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20 minutes ago, 8010 said:

It looks like they're trying to sneakily switch to paper transfers on the conventionals lol

They aren't being sneaky at all. There was a post on the Buzzer saying a full rollout of paper transfers will occur next month

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1 hour ago, Community Shuttle said:

They aren't being sneaky at all. There was a post on the Buzzer saying a full rollout of paper transfers will occur next month

That's correct, the entire fleet is switching to tear off transfers. Mag strip transfers are history. The electronic fareboxes will continue to accept cash fares, but we will issue tear off transfers instead of the mag strip transfers until they get replaced with the TAG farebox. 

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2 hours ago, Phillip said:

That's correct, the entire fleet is switching to tear off transfers. Mag strip transfers are history. The electronic fareboxes will continue to accept cash fares, but we will issue tear off transfers instead of the mag strip transfers until they get replaced with the TAG farebox. 

Speaking of electronic farebox, do you know which cubic model it is? I only know it's the same as the kind being being phased out by NYC

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My apologies, lafarge, lake city, and sea island arent getting tims afterall (I fell victim to some joking around)

The actual list is:
Stadium, Surrey Central, Renfew, Rupert.
 

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28 minutes ago, Express691 said:

My apologies, lafarge, lake city, and sea island arent getting tims afterall (I fell victim to some joking around)

The actual list is:
Stadium, Surrey Central, Renfew, Rupert.
 

This makes more sense.

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1 hour ago, Express691 said:

My apologies, lafarge, lake city, and sea island arent getting tims afterall (I fell victim to some joking around)

The actual list is:
Stadium, Surrey Central, Renfew, Rupert.
 

Renfrew seems a little strange, there is already a Tim Hortons in the building across 12 Ave from the station.

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2 hours ago, Community Shuttle said:

Speaking of electronic farebox, do you know which cubic model it is? I only know it's the same as the kind being being phased out by NYC

That's beyond my knowledge, sorry!¬†ūüôā

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As per alerts: route 150 does not run on weekdays; saturday/sunday/holiday service only

Route 227 supplemental service is also not being provided

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not sure if this was mentioned, but I saw this:

Newton Exchange bay reassignment: 335 and 341 are assigned to a new bay 11 along 72nd near Coast Capital.

If this is a result from the current bays seeing more usage, then I guess the newton exchange rebuild in 2012-2013 wasnt futureproofed enough (which I can understand because I guess they had assumed the LRT was going to go through which would have resulted in a brand new, bigger exchange altogether), and that this is also a result of increased transit usage in surrey (notably from the 319 and R1)

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18330 was used for a PR event at Joyce-Collingwood for TransLink’s unveiling of branded face masks.

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9 hours ago, KINGSTER200 said:

18330 was used for a PR event at Joyce-Collingwood for TransLink’s unveiling of branded face masks.

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That bus made the news In Ottawa 

Re Translink giving away new face masks. 

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9 and 17 face dieselization for the weekend, meaning that the last 9 trolleys were done on Friday night.

15007 was swapped onto a 502.

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So I'm on the next bus site and it appears the 23 got an extension to King George Boulevard and goes to Newton Exchange.

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The driver of 2202 had a slightly eventful first day on the 5/6 yesterday. He missed the turn onto Robson from Denman and was directed to go via Alberni and Bidwell to get back onto Robson. It's not every day you get to ride a trolley down the side streets lol.

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4 hours ago, 8010 said:

The driver of 2202 had a slightly eventful first day on the 5/6 yesterday. He missed the turn onto Robson from Denman and was directed to go via Alberni and Bidwell to get back onto Robson. It's not every day you get to ride a trolley down the side streets lol.

If someone is moving onto an unfamiliar route for the new sheet, don't the drivers get any route learning?

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1 hour ago, martin607 said:

If someone is moving onto an unfamiliar route for the new sheet, don't the drivers get any route learning?

I believe they go over all the routes during the initial training, and only if you switch divisions then you get route training for routes covered by that division. Even if one did train on that route, it is very easy to forget to make a turn, whether you are a novice on the route, or a seasoned pro.

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Wrong turns happen on the 50/15 all the time by Cambie going SB. Drivers go straight instead of turning right. 
 

As far as driver training goes. During initial training including line training, the trainees are specifically training for VTC routes. The initial training you just learn the bus and loops and just do partial routes. During line training you do complete routes but even if you do a different route everyday, you don’t cover all of them. 
 

If you switch depots during a consolidated sign up, you get a week of route training for your new depot.  If you get forced to a new depot or request a transfer, you’re on your own. 

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