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Ooh, an update!

cc @Shakey077

I have agreed to try a few TriStar models for a new long-distance shuttle between Souris, PEI and Rivière-du-Loup, QC. The models are:

- RE 35 EHS

- TS 40 EHS

- CX 45D

- CX 45E

- TS 45D

- TS 65D

These will be tested on the road with no passengers. A TriStar crew was also sent in our HQs to help with the buses.

That was it.

Oli

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1 hour ago, Odieville2 said:

Ooh, an update!

cc @Shakey077

I have agreed to try a few TriStar models for a new long-distance shuttle between Souris, PEI and Rivière-du-Loup, QC. The models are:

- RE 35 EHS

- TS 40 EHS

- CX 45D

- CX 45E

- TS 45D

- TS 65D

These will be tested on the road with no passengers. A TriStar crew was also sent in our HQs to help with the buses.

That was it.

Oli

Just a quick note - the TS 40EHS is a prototype to test our EHS system in real world (not a production model as yet) The RE 35EHS is a pre-production bus for demo / testing, one of 10 built from our R&D center. Several are being used to do Altoona testing currently. The EHS system is Tri--Star's new battery electric, hydrogen, solar propulsion system. It will be available exclusively on the RE line which starts production later this year.

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MORE LVTA TENDERS:

#B-17004 - More 40ft buses

  • 80 CNG 40ft buses, ZF 6AP1400B and Cummins ISL G
  • Option 1: Diesel buses
  • Option 2: Diesel-Hybrid buses
  • Option 3: Hydrogen Electric buses
  • Closes July 21, 2017

#B-17005 - Alternative Fuel 40ft and 60ft buses

  • 40 Hydrogen Electric 40ft buses, 40 Trolley 40ft buses
  • Option 1: 40 Hydrogen Electric 60ft buses, 40 Trolley 60ft buses
  • Closes July 21, 2017

#B-17006 - 30ft and 35ft buses for Dollar Ride

  • 27 Diesel 30ft buses
  • Option 1: 27 Diesel 35ft buses
  • Option 2: 10 CNG 30ft buses
  • Option 3: 10 CNG 35ft buses
  • Closes July 19, 2017

 

 

EDIT: Extra annoucements

 

 

LVTA PRESS RELEASE

As the fastest growing city in Canada, with over 650,000 residents, and over 3 million in the metro area, we need better transit. With this new plan paid for by the provincial government, Lonver and the area will recieve 5 new rapid transit lines. More details soon.

 

 

EVEN MORE LVTA TENDERS:

#C-17002 - New LRT depot

  • Must be able to hold minimum 600 trains
  • Land in University Flats West area

#C-17003 - New LRT depot

  • Must be able to hold minimum 300 trains
  • Land in Aldwych East area

#T-17001 - LRT Trains

  • 180 trains with pantograph, 750V DC
  • Closes August 1, 2017

#T-17002 - More LRT Trains!

  • 77 trains with pantograph, 750V DC
  • Closes August 2, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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On 08/07/2017 at 5:46 AM, O530 Carris PT said:

NanohaBus-PTT's (non-COP 10) MCI J4500s are stated to be replaced with either MCI D4500CTs or more Prevost X3-45s commuter coaches mostly because of those problems (the NanohaBus-PTT's X3-45s are doing better, thank god). Plus, it seems that the J4500 is not suitable for transit-style commuter express routes like NanohaBus-PTT has (not talking about the COP 10 routes). NanohaBus is planning to reworking the electric circuitry & use them to replace the latter-built G4500s which both NanohaBus-PTT COP 10 and Greyhound Lines PT have in the fleet and replace the units inside the NanohaBus-PTT COP 1, 4, 5 and 9 with proper commuter coaches (either D4500CT or X3-45) will suit much better to the recommended duty cycle of the J4500 coach.

NanohaBus-PTT announces a order for 100 Prevost X3-45 Commuter Coaches and 50 MCI D4500CTs, to replace 100 MCI J4500

LISBON, Portugal - July 14, 2017 - /PRNewswire/ -- NanohaBus-PTT, a subsidiary of NanohaBus International (NYSE: NBUS) announced today a order for 100 Prevost X3-45 commuter coaches and 50 MCI D4500CTs, which will replace 100 MCI J4500s inside the NanohaBus-PTT. Those J4500s, after a major refurbishment, will replace the MCI-Dina G4500s inside Greyhound Lines PT, which will be retired due to their constant problems which they have. Another reason why the J4500s will be prematurely replaced is because they are not suitable for transit-style operations, and because their duty cycle is already compromising their reliability, in our opinion. Here is some of the specs of the buses:

100 Prevost X3-45 commuter coaches (place of manufacturing: Sainte-Claire, QC, Canada & Plattsburgh, NY, United States):

  • Volvo D13 EPA 2017 engine;
  • Allison B500R 6-speed automatic transmission;
  • 55 Compin-Fainsa Gala seats (two of them retractable for wheelchair space);
  • Bi-fold front entrance door (already present on NanohaBus X3-45s);
  • Wheelchair lift;
  • USB charging ports & free Wi-Fi service (NanohaBus NetCoach);
  • Konvekta KK60U underfloor air conditioning system;
  • Mizuno LED displays (already retrofitted on NanohaBus X3-45s);
  • Alcoa aluminum rims (already present on NanohaBus X3-45s);
  • Michelin XZE2 315/80R22.5 tires;
  • NSS (New Sign Solutions) internal accoustic & visual stop information;

50 MCI D4500CT commuter coaches (place of manufacturing: Pembina, ND, United States):

  • Cummins X12 EPA 2017 engine;
  • Allison B500R 6-speed automatic transmission;
  • 55 Compin-Fainsa Gala seats (two of them retractable for wheelchair space);
  • Bi-fold front entrance door;
  • Wheelchair lift;
  • USB charging ports & free Wi-Fi service (NanohaBus NetCoach);
  • Konvekta KK60U underfloor air conditioning system;
  • Hanover Displays multi-colour LED display on the front, monochromatic LED display on the rear;
  • Alcoa aluminum rims;
  • Michelin XZE2 315/80R22.5 tires;
  • NSS (New Sign Solutions) internal accoustic & visual stop information;

Those buses will be delivered between September 2017 and May 2018.

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On 7/17/2017 at 0:04 AM, buizel10 said:

MORE LVTA TENDERS:

#B-17004 - More 40ft buses

  • 80 CNG 40ft buses, ZF 6AP1400B and Cummins ISL G
  • Option 1: Diesel buses
  • Option 2: Diesel-Hybrid buses
  • Option 3: Hydrogen Electric buses
  • Closes July 21, 2017

#B-17005 - Alternative Fuel 40ft and 60ft buses

  • 40 Hydrogen Electric 40ft buses, 40 Trolley 40ft buses
  • Option 1: 40 Hydrogen Electric 60ft buses, 40 Trolley 60ft buses
  • Closes July 21, 2017

#B-17006 - 30ft and 35ft buses for Dollar Ride

  • 27 Diesel 30ft buses
  • Option 1: 27 Diesel 35ft buses
  • Option 2: 10 CNG 30ft buses
  • Option 3: 10 CNG 35ft buses
  • Closes July 19, 2017

Tri-Star is happy to bid on these for you. Please check you mail inbox for our quote.

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SOME NEW OPTIONS FOR OUR BUSES:

 

XTD60 - Engines:

Cummins ISL9 330hp

Cummins ISX12 425hp

Detroit Diesel DD13 380/410hp

 

 

And teasing new line of buses coming soon, here's a image spoiler of something.

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From the Archives, July 21st, 2016:

Aga O Sara: The Future is NOW!

Noticed any new trains lately on your daily commute? While we previously had demonstrator units, there is now a new train of 8 cars. Previously it was in testing, but as of today, it's ready for people to ride it. There are a total of eight cars. Each pair of cars has a different layout, we're calling these A, B, C, and D.

This train will be running on several different routes, including the Dwayne Wayne, Lara, Vi'o/Circle, and Kulia lines. You could win a Golden Octopus pass, valid for a year, just take a picture of the new train. Please remember that flash photography is not to be used in indoor or underground stations, nor inside a train, please, and tripods are prohibited as they can get in the way of people trying to get on or off or just move about. Submit all entries to R301Contest@aos.masiofo.ai

This new train is referred to as a R-301F.( @buizel10's idea), a variant of the R-301 modified to run on the 900 volt, 4-rail system used by Aga O Sara and many other railways in the region. This is sometimes called the Yerkes system, and keep in mind both the "center" and "outside" rails are energized, just at different voltages and polarities, so if you're not an AOS technical employee, and there isn't an evacuation, you should NOT be on the track (the outside rail is 600 volts, positive, the middle rail is 300 volts, negative.)

On Sundays, this train will make a trip to Grand Bend and then spend the day working for the new FarmRail in the Meadowlands, as a preview, as they too have purchased this kind of train.

So keep a look out for our new train. The first Aga train not to be "second hand."

Enderbury Electrics: Check out our new train.

Enderbury Island is known for a few things. It technically belongs to the Republic of Kiribati, but for all practical purposes it's part of Ai'a'ivea, and its transit is integrated with Nu'u-Sara. They also have an electric train line, known for having relatively short platforms. As of today, they have a new train. The first of 5, they will have a new paintscheme, and its drivers will be the first to wear a new uniform. They are the same standard as that being used by AOS. Enderbury Electrics: Enderbury's trains.

The R-301F went on to become the first of many new trains that let Nu'u-Sara shed its image of being a dumping ground for North American EMUs, to being a place with a very vast and useful rail network.

Edited by Ra'akone

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1 hour ago, Around the Horn said:

Sometime this weekend, I'll have a post about SEPTA's countdown clocks so stay tuned for that!

Are they those time remaining things for the next train/streetcar/bus at a station/stop?

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UTC

Introducing the UTC CX40. We might, but probably won't make a 60foot model.

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This model is a high floor coach, for suburban uses and intercity coach use. It's actually based on the ZK6116HE from Yutong, due to a partnership. You probably will see more models. Here is their product page:

http://en.yutong.com/products/ZK6116HE-Asia.shtml#

 

It will have an ISL9 280hp engine, and options for a Allison B500R or Voith D864.5 transmission.

 

INTERIOR:

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41 minutes ago, Around the Horn said:

Yes, that's what they are.

Nice. What kind are they?

In Nu'u-Sara, many bus stops and streetcar stops have countdown timers, usually listening the next four buses/streetcars, or in some stops, it's the listed next time for each route, typically monochrome LED. At many AOS (subway) and train stations, you have bus countdown clocks next to the exits, so that one knows what buses are coming next)

 

AOS used to use London Underground style monochrome countdown timers, typically for the next three trains for each platform. Depending on the station, though, this is replaced. Either with a multi-color display, that gives the symbol for the line (sometimes a track/platform is shared by multiple lines/services) and even the operator (ditto), as well as, if applicable, the name (some named services and trains do run on AOS tracks for part of the way! You can catch the twice daily Snake and Dragon on the Dragon Branch of the Lara Line, for example) The stops at the Transit Museum and the International Railway Museum have all kinds of historic timers/indicators.

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Ra'akone said:

Nice. What kind are they?

In Nu'u-Sara, many bus stops and streetcar stops have countdown timers, usually listening the next four buses/streetcars, or in some stops, it's the listed next time for each route, typically monochrome LED. At many AOS (subway) and train stations, you have bus countdown clocks next to the exits, so that one knows what buses are coming next)

 

AOS used to use London Underground style monochrome countdown timers, typically for the next three trains for each platform. Depending on the station, though, this is replaced. Either with a multi-color display, that gives the symbol for the line (sometimes a track/platform is shared by multiple lines/services) and even the operator (ditto), as well as, if applicable, the name (some named services and trains do run on AOS tracks for part of the way! You can catch the twice daily Snake and Dragon on the Dragon Branch of the Lara Line, for example) The stops at the Transit Museum and the International Railway Museum have all kinds of historic timers/indicators.

 

 

They are multi-color LCD, typically for the next two trains with room for text alerts (and text of any announcements). I'm creating the renderings as we speak... 

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Any lines or services have interesting nicknames?

I'll give some examples....
AOS Teuila Line = Nicknamed the "Kiddie Line", "Children's Line", "Tamaiti Line" and even "Ligne d'Enfance"..... there are many child and family-friendly attractions easily accesible from stations on this line, hence the nickname. The last one is because it goes into the Borough of Vallote, where French is a local language.

LePasi Diamond Line = The Little Portugal Line (goes into the borough of Sintra, and has a couple of stops in Ovia, both known for their Lusophone populations. In fact there were no less than three petitions to have the line formally renamed), Wrong Company line (due to its weird history, including at one time it was supposed to be a streetcar line, ended up owned by LePasi, although the drivers are technically "borrowed" from AOS), Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (a bit obvious)

LePasi Ruby Line = Chorizo and Falafel, as one end is in Sintra, see above, and the other in Phoenicia/Kanana, with a notable Lebanese population.

Motu Talo ma Georgetown MagLev = The Catterpillar. Because the special trains used on this line resemble just that.

East Side Yoyo = The Big Oops, as it was intended to connect to what was at the time an important place in Eastern Nuevas Angeles, but the place rapidly degenerated, the promised economic boom there never happened, and the place became infamous for its crime. Also one of several lines that have been called the Misery Line at one time or another.

Moli Line = Granny's Line (Moli Nuanua, after who this line is named, was a grandmother), Confused, Intercity Subway - These last names are outdated. When the Moli Line opened, a good stretch of it was owned by Ai'a'ivea Railways. The stations were all owned by them, and staffed by them. But other than a couple of early morning and late night commuter trains (that were eventually dropped), it was only AOS trains stopping at the station, despite the stations themselves saying AR. This was eventually fixed.

LePasi's 747 bus = Plane Crowded, Plane Crazy, Airport Bus, Airport Fuss. It connects the Lala airport to a couple of the "downtowns" of Nu'u-Sara.

 

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28 minutes ago, Ra'akone said:

Any lines or services have interesting nicknames?

98 BROUTE = Hell, fire, satan, etc

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25 minutes ago, buizel10 said:

98 BROUTE = Hell, fire, satan, etc

May I ask why?

 

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From the Archives, July 29th, 2016:

Aga O Sara: The New Trains!

 

You may have noticed more R301F trains circulating along our routes. That is because we are taking more trains in. They are also circulating on certain other compatible trackage NOT owned by the Aga O' Sara. All of them give a comfortable ride, and all are powered by 900 volts. More than 60 "units" of 4 cars each have arrived, and over 20 are currently in use (the remaining just have to be "broken in" first.)

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Alright folks, countdown clocks...

The design we have chosen is a multicolor LCD screen manufactured by Solari and originally used by MTA New York City Transit. The screen has room for the next two arriving trains and a crawl on the bottom for various different announcements. Any recorded announcements will have the text scroll across the bottom row of the screen. In the lower left corner is the current time and temperature.

As you can see below, the abbreviation for the service on it's official color background is on the left hand side, with the destination in the middle and the time until it arrives on the right hand side. 

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When a train/trolley arrives, the countdown clock will reach zero. The entire top line (destination and time) become orange and will flash while the announcement for an arriving train/trolley plays over the PA system and scrolls across the bottom line.

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For a station on a line with one common abbreviation but multiple variations in service patterns, such as the Market-Frankford line's rush hour skip stop service pattern or the Lindenwold Line's rush hour express/local service pattern, the countdown clock will show the common abbreviation in its usual rectangle and the letter that represent the pattern of that trip (A,B or C for the MFL and L or X for the LND) in a colored circle.

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The three top images cover the usual operation of the countdown clocks but there is also contingency pattern for unusual scenarios.

The example below is for unusual reroutes over track that usually don't see that particular service. For the rerouted train (in this case a Lindenwold Line train rerouted to Girard via the Broad-Ridge Spur), the countdown clock will recognize the program currently in use on that train and the destination used in that program or the destination set by the RCC, whichever one is more accurate. In this example, the train is using the Lindenwold line program to Girard, so it appears as such. If it were to change over to the Broad-Ridge program, it would show up as BRS instead of LND. If the train was using the normal program to New Jersey with announcements turned off, then the countdown clocks would use the RCC data to determine that it is headed to Girard. Finally, the exclamation point denotes that this is an unusual train.

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In the event that a train operates as a short turn, but was not scheduled to do so, then it will also have an exclamation point.

(See the Rittenhouse Square bound train in the below example)

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And finally, services that are undergoing a planned service change will also have an exclamation point. Again, the clocks go by the program used on that train, so even though in this example, both trains are going to the same destination and making the same stops to get there, since one is signed up as a South Street-Glassboro train and the other is signed up as a South Street-Moorestown train, they show on the clock as such.

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8 hours ago, Ra'akone said:

May I ask why?

 

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From the Archives, July 29th, 2016:

Aga O Sara: The New Trains!

 

You may have noticed more R301F trains circulating along our routes. That is because we are taking more trains in. They are also circulating on certain other compatible trackage NOT owned by the Aga O' Sara. All of them give a comfortable ride, and all are powered by 900 volts. More than 60 "units" of 4 cars each have arrived, and over 20 are currently in use (the remaining just have to be "broken in" first.)

Frequent overcrowding. Right now the Metro Line is under construction, which will use 10 car trains of the 301 (Not R301)

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18 hours ago, buizel10 said:

Frequent overcrowding. Right now the Metro Line is under construction, which will use 10 car trains of the 301 (Not R301)

Makes sense. Nu'u-Sara's had some stations that could get overcrowded. Among the worst was the now closed Femito station, sometimes called "Finito", and sometimes called by some pretty colorful nicknames, and yes, it has been compared to the Devil's Abode. Including a nickname "Casa De Diablo" (the region it's in, the Borough of Nuevas Angeles, has a significant Hispanophone population) However, when it crossed the line from being annoying to having a dead schoolgirl to its name (she was pushed off in the intense crowds, received 900 volts for her troubles, and then run over by an EMU), the station was ordered closed. It did briefly reopen a couple of times, but the Matriarch's Railway Agency (MRA) ordered that the island platform in the middle could never again be used for trains as it stood. Had it been owned by AOS, they may have considered platform edge doors (currently mostly found on the Katherine Bakersfield line, which uses a dedicated pool of stock due to reduced tunnel clearance prompted by local geology) But it was not. The station was, and the four train tracks and the "commuter trains" going through still are, owned by UPA (Union Pacific Ai'a'ivea). The island platform between the two "express" tracks is now fenced off and used for storage, whereas the rest of the former station is now a nightclub, but leased by UPA.

Victory Station can also get awfully crowded, especially during rush hour, but it has way more space to deal with it.

The worst place for buses was on Las Espirales, also in Nuevas Angeles, but rerouting certain routes, and segregating stops, eased the crowds a bit. The "bus station" was the biggest and busiest transport infrastructure to not have anything rail-related attached (although with the Anne Frank Express recently opening its terminus there, that distinction has been lost)

The most crowded bus route nowadays (and spots for catching it) go to the 98 and its night-time sister P98, which run on Lee Kuan Yew Boulevard in Dragon City, and the M16 (which because of both its name and the stops being spaced closely enough to be quite "rapid" has led to the nickname "Rapid-Fire") which runs from the Southern Meadowlands all the way to Lima Island (the ME16, the express version, is the route to take if you don't need a local stop) A recently installed reserved lane has eased things slightly.

The 24 streetcar route, on Desire street, is one of the most crowded streetcar routes.

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2 hours ago, Ra'akone said:

Makes sense. Nu'u-Sara's had some stations that could get overcrowded. Among the worst was the now closed Femito station, sometimes called "Finito", and sometimes called by some pretty colorful nicknames, and yes, it has been compared to the Devil's Abode. Including a nickname "Casa De Diablo" (the region it's in, the Borough of Nuevas Angeles, has a significant Hispanophone population) However, when it crossed the line from being annoying to having a dead schoolgirl to its name (she was pushed off in the intense crowds, received 900 volts for her troubles, and then run over by an EMU), the station was ordered closed. It did briefly reopen a couple of times, but the Matriarch's Railway Agency (MRA) ordered that the island platform in the middle could never again be used for trains as it stood. Had it been owned by AOS, they may have considered platform edge doors (currently mostly found on the Katherine Bakersfield line, which uses a dedicated pool of stock due to reduced tunnel clearance prompted by local geology) But it was not. The station was, and the four train tracks and the "commuter trains" going through still are, owned by UPA (Union Pacific Ai'a'ivea). The island platform between the two "express" tracks is now fenced off and used for storage, whereas the rest of the former station is now a nightclub, but leased by UPA.

Victory Station can also get awfully crowded, especially during rush hour, but it has way more space to deal with it.

The worst place for buses was on Las Espirales, also in Nuevas Angeles, but rerouting certain routes, and segregating stops, eased the crowds a bit. The "bus station" was the biggest and busiest transport infrastructure to not have anything rail-related attached (although with the Anne Frank Express recently opening its terminus there, that distinction has been lost)

The most crowded bus route nowadays (and spots for catching it) go to the 98 and its night-time sister P98, which run on Lee Kuan Yew Boulevard in Dragon City, and the M16 (which because of both its name and the stops being spaced closely enough to be quite "rapid" has led to the nickname "Rapid-Fire") which runs from the Southern Meadowlands all the way to Lima Island (the ME16, the express version, is the route to take if you don't need a local stop) A recently installed reserved lane has eased things slightly.

The 24 streetcar route, on Desire street, is one of the most crowded streetcar routes.

Yeah, even though we run a artic every 30 seconds, it's still overcrowded.

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5 hours ago, buizel10 said:

Yeah, even though we run a artic every 30 seconds, it's still overcrowded.

@buizel10

May I ask how that is done? Are there stops long enough for two or three of them? To speed things up, are passengers required to buy a ticket first and then subject to random inspection on the bus?

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And now it's time for another station guide..........

Name: Chanterelle
Location: 1984 Rue Boucher/Boucher Street, secondary exit located at Ruelle Coline des Champgnions/Mushroom Hill Lane, and two are also located on Chemin de Valotte/Valotte Road. In the Borough of Valotte, Nu'u-Sara, Royal Capital Territory, Ai'a'ivea.
Origin of Name: Named after Pierrette "Chanterelle" Boucher, Children's entertainer from the 70's and 80's, Quebec.

Operator: AOS

Rail Service: The Aga-O-Sara Teuila line. A handful of Max line trains divert onto the Teuila line just south of here during rush hour. Additionally, one daily Ai'a'ivea Rail train passes through here (northbound in the evening, southbound in the morning), as well as two Sara Northwestern trains.

Type: Underground
Staff: AOS ticket agents and gate staff.
Gates: Boucher entrance has "London Style" gates. Mushroom Hill Lane has "Tripod" style turnstiles for most gates, but "Singapore" style barriers for the gate closest to the ticket counter. The path to the two Valotte Road has full-height sliding doors, as well as a manual door for heavy loads/disabled. This exit is normally unstaffed (except at rush hour), and there is a courtesy phone for problems.
Fare Zone: 4-VLT/5-VLT (one may buy a ticket for either zone and just be charged a one zone fare)
Transfers: LePasi buses, as well as the U2 bus line (buses owned and route set by UPA, staff supplied by LePasi), and streetcar line on Mushroom Hill Lane.
Stores and Services: Restrooms, children's play area, LeLulu convenience store by Mushroom hill Lane entrance, Dairy Queen, La Belle Province restaurant, small bakery just called "Le Patisserie Dan L'Aga", small electronics store by one of the Valotte exits.
General Layout: This station is generally underground. The Boucher entrance is unusual in that one goes UP from the entrance, but is still underground. A passage goes from there directly to the Northbound platform. A bridge goes over this to a concourse area, with a connection to the "Jardin de Pierrot", the only underground children's playground owned by the AOS (but there are ceiling windows to let in natural light). The concourse runs along a wall, running parallel to the track, and "continuing" past the end of the platforms. From the concourse is also access up to the LeLulu and the Mushroom Hill entrance, as well as passages to the Southbound platform, and to the Valotte Road exits.
Art: No shortage of this here! Two large statues of "Chanterelle", one dressed as a clown, the other in a dress, stand by the tunnels at either end. The faces are set up to realistically "speak" when certain things are said. The playground area is brightly decorated. Motifs of clouds are throughout the station. Originally there were fog generators for the platform level to create an effect of going through "clouds", but this didn't last longer than a week, due to concerns about driver visibility. Hot air balloons are "parked" at top and bottom of Mushroom Hill route to exit. Pinwheels mounted on the walls will "spin" when a train comes or goes. Realistic looking but fake animals and birds are found throughout the station. There are plants kept at the Mushroom hill entrance. There are also lots of mushrooms in the passages around there (surprise, surprise!) Bright colors are de rigeur throughout the station! Past the northern end of the platforms, there is a running river on one side, separated by a fence, that ends with a waterfall from above, where the concourse ends and the "real tunnels" are.
Escalators: Two Travolators connect Boucher street entrance to "track level." Two Escalators connect from concourse to Mushroom Hill exit hall, and from there to street level. One of the Valotte exits has an additional escalator (up only.)

Elevators: Only one, connecting Southbound platform to the concourse.

Tracks: Two of them, electrified to 4-rail AOS standard, at 900 volts DC. The tracks and thus the platforms do have a slight curve. In a break from usual procedure, the same voice, Chanterelle's, reminds people in English, Ai'a'ivean and French to "Mind the Gap" when a train is in the station (Normally it is a different voice for each language, trying to alternate in gender if possible). Her voice is also used for the French version of on-train announcements on the Teuila line when in the borough of Valotte (through the rest of the line it is mostly just Ai'a'ivean and English, except for the brief stretch in Ovia where Portuguese and Naomian are added)

It's something of a tradition that all kinds of people from all corners of the Earth have had stations named for them in Nu'u-Sara. Chanterelle is no exception, although there was some criticism, suggesting that Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine, or perhaps Robert Bourassa or Rene Levesque, or even Celine Dion, should have a station named after if any Quebecers need to have stations named for them in Nu'u-Sara. But the name was never changed.

Proposals existed for a funicular that would be inspired by hot air balloons, to connect further up on Mushroom Hill, but this idea was axed. A rather large inverted carousel was supposed to hang over the tracks at the southern end, but the art company that was commissioned to install it had problems with its other installations being unsafe.

The artwork and other stuff allude to many children's shows, such as Jardin de Pierrot, Pays de Chanterelle, and Entre Deux Nuages.

One of the passages has a faux street sign that refers to "Chanterelle & Colline des Champignons/Chanterelle & Mushroom Hill", which was actually considered as a station name, but rejected for being a mouthfull. "Pierette-Boucher" was also proposed, but rejected.

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