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4 hours ago, briguychau said:

What's the Expo/Millennium Line headway these days at weekday peak? Is Expo at 120s or 133.333s? Millennium at 180s or 200s?

I know Millennium is something like 186s after taking a sample 2 weeks ago. (That day a spare 4-car set was assigned to Expo)

The last time I took a sample for Expo was in July and it was 123s. It was at Broadway (8:30am) where the 2-car shuttle trains were not running and the last few Mk3 had not entered service yet. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfHkZP0ZNpo

Going by PM schedule it's 133s (2 kg 1 pw)

Health crisis transit relief funding has allowed all this to happen in the first place 
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22 hours ago, Express691 said:

Expo Line: Looks like the first train to Waterfront got pushed forward (technically it cuts in so it doesnt do the full trip), a 0506 departure from Surrey Central has appeared in the scheduling data

As far as I am aware there have been several minor adjustments for the first/last trains, especially for the short turn trips. Specifically
-Coquitlam Central received EB service M-F as early as 05:05
-First train WB from Edmonds M-F is now 05:18
-Short turn trains (e.g. to Lougheed) being pushed back as far as 10 minutes on Sunday.

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If anyones looking for Mk1 retirements, look no further than Detroit. According to their wiki, they've already retired 2 of their 12 units. (...since 2018 which I'm late on)

These arent the first LIM-powered trains to have been retired from revenue service. Toei Transportation had long retired their original 12-000 series LIM trains built in 1991 for the Oedo line (all while acknowledging a shorter vehicle life in the first place as common practice in Japan)

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I had a chance to try out the new bus simulator at CMBC Training last week.

...it essentially felt like a life-sized, 180-degree surround version of Midtown Madness. Complete with the physics realism. :P 

Even the map, "Safety City", bore some similarities to both Chicago and San Francisco!

The only thing missing was the "Sleep with the fishes!" message that pops up when you end up in the water. (Don't ask...)

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5 hours ago, MCW Metrobus said:

I had a chance to try out the new bus simulator at CMBC Training last week.

...it essentially felt like a life-sized, 180-degree surround version of Midtown Madness. Complete with the physics realism. :P 

Even the map, "Safety City", bore some similarities to both Chicago and San Francisco!

The only thing missing was the "Sleep with the fishes!" message that pops up when you end up in the water. (Don't ask...)

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15 hours ago, MCW Metrobus said:

I had a chance to try out the new bus simulator at CMBC Training last week.

...it essentially felt like a life-sized, 180-degree surround version of Midtown Madness. Complete with the physics realism. :P 

Even the map, "Safety City", bore some similarities to both Chicago and San Francisco!

The only thing missing was the "Sleep with the fishes!" message that pops up when you end up in the water. (Don't ask...)

I'll bet it's similar to TriMet's simulation, aside from New Flyer parts instead of Gillig parts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNKc-HjOBYk

 

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Getting a bit of a shaky rollout on TransLink's new site, but that's a bit to be expected I guess. The google search for various documents (I.E. old mayor's council/board meeting minutes) leads to a 404 error. In addition, the Buzzer archives redirects into itself (I'm hoping the case isn't a full wipeout of the archives as those old issues are important to the wiki). There are also some minor changes in various URLs as well as links that do not go to the right place.

 

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