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6 hours ago, Express691 said:

The Federal government has announced a federal holiday on Monday September 19 for the Queen's funeral.

This will not be a stat holiday so for now there will be no impact to bus service.

Update: in BC, the memorial will be a stat holiday for public-sector workers only. So TransLink staff get the stat, but the general public don't.

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8 hours ago, Express691 said:

The Federal government has announced a federal holiday on Monday September 19 for the Queen's funeral.

This will not be a stat holiday so for now there will be no impact to bus service.

Our National Day of Mourning not having an impact of bus service is because a change in service cannot be done with a weeks notice, it has nothing to do with who the stat does or does not effect.  Bus service is a little more complicated than not sending the kiddie's to school.

There are different types of stats and how those stats effect employees are dependent on their Collective Agreements.

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Basically it's saying skytrain will be less frequent. They couldn't make it a one day holiday (this year only) with a week notice to all employers (not just transit)

We all miss our Queen dearly. May her Majesty rest in peace. Maybe one day we will meet again (even though we never did or have)

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On 10/21/2022 at 11:27 AM, Phillip said:

A couple of spottings: 18031 was at VTC on Wednesday night, and 18030 was at VTC Thursday night. 

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This is due to STC having a shortage of... well everything, so they are sending STC buses (that are diesel) to VTC for repairs. CNGs are going to HTC. 19110 and 19112 were at HTC for a short time. This included 19110 unintentionally operating out of HTC for a week or so.

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4 minutes ago, Express691 said:

There were reports of an extra unlisted 321 between White Rock and Newton Exchange - lots of 321s and White Rock stuff in general ran 20 minutes (+later) behind today.

This morning also apparently had a few unlisted 319s running the 72 avenue section.

Honestly the 321 and 319 need permanent artics or  at least as many as they can put on them.

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55 minutes ago, Untitled Transit said:

Honestly the 321 and 319 need permanent artics or  at least as many as they can put on them.

I would say its a zero chance but due too the bus shortages at stc it has happened. But I don't think permanent because R1 white rock extension will come eventually and the R6 Next september

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9 hours ago, 96 Blader Line said:

I would say its a zero chance but due too the bus shortages at stc it has happened. But I don't think permanent because R1 white rock extension will come eventually and the R6 Next september

Doesn't mean we won't see artics on the 319 and 321/394 in the meantime. If nothing else, there won't be enough buses to have the artics ordered for the R1 and R6 sitting idle.

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The regimental funeral for Const. Shaelyn Yang was this morning.

At least 20 buses (all XDE60 minus 1 XD40) from PCT, RTC, HTC, BTC, and VTC were sent to pick up officers and shuttle them to the various RCMP posts. Buses went to BCIT Aerospace to stage for the procession and another set of buses (no buses stayed during the event) picked up at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

There was also a few BC Transit buses bringing in officers from the Fraser Valley but they stayed at Sea Island, the original meeting place.

I guess it's a bit special too in that buses are generally not seen in this part of Richmond, an area which definitely needs more coverage IMO

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1 hour ago, GORDOOM said:

RapidBus S18030 on the 503 today. Normally it tends to be the other way 'round.

Surrey literally hasn't gone a day without having 2 or 3 non-rapidbus artics running on the R1 and vice versa with the 18000s running on the 503. The only thing one can gauge out of this is for mileage balance. 

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