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I was quite impressed with the shuttle response times this morning when 7 Avenue was closed due to (probably ENMAX back at it). Got off at Vic Park and within a few minutes a shuttle arrived. I saw plenty of shuttles out as well, so it was wonderful to not have to jam onto a shuttle after waiting half an hour. 

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1 hour ago, downbeat said:

The CTrain has been out of commission in the downtown core all morning.

Was just involved in this. Lots of people at the 8 St W platform heading out as I was heading in from the NW. Most in-bound folks got off the train and just walked east along 7th. I needed to get to Centre St so walked to 9th Ave and caught the shuttle. Shuttle itself was not terribly full. Not bad all things considered.

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2 hours ago, Pantograf said:

We were told that it will take at least 4 days to get it fixed and have trains back on 7th Ave. Sounds like after weeks of marking cables under the pavement along the avenue, they missed a spot and the Enmax remote control drill found it.

Are there enough trainsets trapped on the “wrong” side of the outage to provide adequate or frequent service?

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52 minutes ago, downbeat said:

Are there enough trainsets trapped on the “wrong” side of the outage to provide adequate or frequent service?

I often wonder about these sort of things myself. So, for my transit gurus; does CT have a way to transfer trains to the "wrong side" of such an outage?

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1 hour ago, Dreadteir said:

I often wonder about these sort of things myself. So, for my transit gurus; does CT have a way to transfer trains to the "wrong side" of such an outage?

Yup, they will tow trains through the “dead zone”

Track and way has a “Swingmaster” hi-rail vehicle that will couple up to the train and tow it through. (There’s a bit more to it but in a bit shell it’s easy as long as the rails are still there)
 

 

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58 minutes ago, downbeat said:

Major disruption this morning. I'm glad I checked before heading out …

https://twitter.com/calgarytransit/status/1449006115526782977?s=20

Seems to be a Stabbing downtown is the cause based on a few news articles 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-downtown-ctrain-police-incident-1.6212031

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