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From the pages of LePasi..........

Route info.....

ID: U-2
Name: Nuevas Angeles - Palace - Enderbury Island
Operator: LePasi*
*Note: LePasi is the OPERATOR of this route, and supplies the staff. The buses, and the route itself, belong to Union Pacific Ai'a'ivea (UPA)
Buses used: taken from a pool of 25 LFSes and 30 New Flyer XA-40s that have a special armor yellow paintscheme (occasionally other LePasi buses go into service)
Garage: Las Espirales
Fares: Regular LePasi fare applies, except that Bus Passes aren't valid, but specific UPA only passes ARE. If paying by cash, going to the station, it will count as a discount for UPA trains (and certain others). Between Victory Station and Enderbury, Enderbury-bound stops are for getting off only, Victory Station/NAUT bound stops are for getting on only.

One of the U routes, run by LePasi (and Kiribus, in this case) on behalf of Union Pacific Ai'a'ivea to provide connections to its trains. Much like the musical namesake of this route, one end, Enderbury Island, is truly "Where the Streets Have no Name", so bus stops are named after landmarks, including churches and businesses (e.g. "Mary's Bakery") The other end, by contrast, is in the bus loop of Nuevas Angeles Union Terminal, on the corner of California Street and Mexico Avenue.

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KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News.

After two weeks of final stage preparations, the double decker of the newly established Kashiwazaki Coaster Heavy Industries rolls out into production.

There will be one exceptional model exported to Europe, where an Italian company - Donato Di Fonzo - showed an outstanding interest in becoming the first European company to obtain a pure Japanese model, but again, this being a big exception due to logistical reasons.

This aside, this new double decker is called ANDROMEDA, in keeping the tradition of naming our tour/express dedicated vehicles after galaxies.

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ANDROMEDA's technical specs are pretty much identical to those of the GINGA, except the export model, which will be a full two meters longer and therefore beneficiate from the powerful Daimler OM 471 Euro VI engine, producing an outstanding, but cost-efficient 422hp.

The domestic ANDROMEDA is by it's turn powered by either a 6S10 7.7 engine producing 375hp or a 6R10 10.7 engine producing 380hp, both Mitsubishi Fuso/Daimler.

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NEWMAN TRANSIT
NOVEMBER 4, 2018 NEWS

 

NO TRAM SERVICE ON STRAUSBERG STREET

There will be no tram service on Strausberg Street from 22:00 on November 23, 2018, until 5:00 on November 26, 2018, due to track replacement at the street's intersections with Richmond and May Streets that will entail the installation of new powered switches.

During this time, the following service changes will be enacted:

-route 2 will be cut back to Newman Station. Trams running back to Kennedy Park division will divert from Davis Road & Beethoven Avenue via eastbound on Davis Road, southbound on Dundas Street, eastbound on Marlee Avenue, and southbound on Kennedy Park Road to Kipling Avenue

-route 11 will be diverted to Bratislava Road. From Creekbank Road & Lakeshore Avenue, trams will loop via northbound on Creekbank Road, westbound on Richmond Street, southbound on Bratislava Road, eastbound on May Street, and southbound on Creekbank Road to Lakeshore Avenue

-route N5 will divert via Creekbank Road between Lakeshore Avenue and Beethoven Avenue. There will be no service to Newman Station, Wilson Road, or Beethoven Avenue between Wilson and Creekbank.

-route N12 will be operated by buses instead of trams, and will divert via Davis Road between Lakeshore Avenue and Newman Station

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Route 11 on diversion to Bratislava Road.

EXTRA SERVICE TO NEWMAN WINTER FAIR

The annual Newman Winter Fair will be running this year from November 5-16, 2018. To deal with anticipated crowds to the event, Newman Transit will be enacting the following temporary route changes to help people access the event quicker:

-a temporary tram route, the 17, will be in operation throughout the fair dates. One single branch will operate at all times during the day, except for late evenings: 17 (Newman Station – Newman Falls Station). It will relieve route 7, which also operates to the fair, and provide a quick connection to downtown.

-route 46 will be extended from Kipling Avenue and South Street to Kipling and Meadow, where it will turn around on the Newman Exhibition Grounds.

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On 10/30/2018 at 9:25 PM, Kashiwazaki said:

KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News.

After two weeks of final stage preparations, the double decker of the newly established Kashiwazaki Coaster Heavy Industries rolls out into production.

There will be one exceptional model exported to Europe, where an Italian company - Donato Di Fonzo - showed an outstanding interest in becoming the first European company to obtain a pure Japanese model, but again, this being a big exception due to logistical reasons.

This aside, this new double decker is called ANDROMEDA, in keeping the tradition of naming our tour/express dedicated vehicles after galaxies.

558118347_.thumb.png.8996c278c70f04ad55818ab7c9f2c829.png

ANDROMEDA's technical specs are pretty much identical to those of the GINGA, except the export model, which will be a full two meters longer and therefore beneficiate from the powerful Daimler OM 471 Euro VI engine, producing an outstanding, but cost-efficient 422hp.

The domestic ANDROMEDA is by it's turn powered by either a 6S10 7.7 engine producing 375hp or a 6R10 10.7 engine producing 380hp, both Mitsubishi Fuso/Daimler.

It is possible for Kashiwazaki Coaster to produce a LHD a model of the ANDROMEDA bus for NanohaBus-PTT (with either Mercedes-Benz OM471 or Volvo D11 as the engine)? Is because the company became recently interested on the bus, for their Lisbon-Setúbal/Sesimbra express routes, which had a exponential growth in the recent 6 months.


NanohaBus News: New Barreiro-Moita and Barreiro-Moita-Lisbon express routes

LISBON, PT - 1st November 2018 -- Due to the populational growth of this particular sub-region of the Setubal district, new routes were commissioned to attend the demand for bus service within the region and from the region to Lisbon.

The first route created is the 764, between the Barreiro Ferry Terminal and the centre of Moita, via Lavradio and Baixa da Banheira. The route is operated by NanohaBus-PTT and runs on New Flyer XD40 buses. Operates between 05:00 and 00:30 from Moita to Barreiro and between 06:00 and 01:30 from Barreiro to Moita, everyday.

The second route created is the 773, between the Barreiro-A CP station (Forum Barreiro shopping Center) and Coina Railroad Station, via downtown Barreiro and Palhais. The route is also operated by NanohaBus-PTT and runs on New Flyer XD40 buses. Operates between 05:00 and 20:00 from Coina to Barreiro and between 06:00 and 21:00 from Barreiro to Coina, also everyday.

The next route is the 780, between the centre of Penteado and Seixal Ferry Terminal, via Moita, Alhos Vedros, Baixa da Banheira and Barreiro (crosses the new Seixal-Barreiro Causeway). The route is operated by NanohaBus-UTC and runs on TriStar ML40D buses. Operates weekdays between 05:00 and 23:00 from Penteado to Seixal and between 05:30 and 00:00 from Seixal to Penteado, and weekends between 06:30 and 23:00 from Penteado to Seixal and between 07:00 and 00:00 from Seixal to Penteado.

An express route was also created, the X744, which runs between Barreiro and Lisbon (Oriente CP Station), via Baixa da Banheira, Alhos Vedros, Moita, A33 and A12 motorways. The route is operated by NanohaBus-PTT and runs on Prevost X3-45 buses. The route operates daily between 06:15 and 23:00 from Barreiro to Lisbon and between 06:45 to 00:00 from Lisbon to Barreiro.

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1 hour ago, O530 Carris PT said:

It is possible for Kashiwazaki Coaster to produce a LHD a model of the ANDROMEDA bus for NanohaBus-PTT (with either Mercedes-Benz OM471 or Volvo D11 as the engine)? Is because the company became recently interested on the bus, for their Lisbon-Setúbal/Sesimbra express routes, which had a exponential growth in the recent 6 months.

Kashiwazaki Coaster can produce LHD models, but under certain conditions, and one of them is to return the unit(s) after they achieve the end of use; we shall take care of their resale/recycling, by using one of our designated carferries visiting Europe regularly (RKK Line's「MIYARABI II」), while delivering new units and loading used/decommissioned ones in.

This is because the units we produce (from our brand and partner manufacturers, such as Hino, Isuzu, Setra, etc) have a few technologies patented specifically to us.

About the engine option, the OM471 is the only of your choice we can install; Volvo has no engines fit for Kashiwazaki Coaster models.

Please feel free to enquire for more information.


KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News.

A new Kashiwazaki Coaster model has finally surfaced: the MAGELLAN, named after the Magellanic Clouds, is the first successfully homologated super hi-decker under ten meters of Japan.

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MAGELLAN was developed primarily to be the champion of long distance trips not requiring more than twenty five passengers and their luggage, thanks to it's luggage holds beneficiating from higher ceiling, therefore more space; even more space can be achieved, by opting for two more compact air conditioning systems (as compact as 40% the size of a single, regular one) whose shape allows to be sandwiched between the cabin floor and each of the rear wheels, or in the case for the European market, the installation of the unit directly on the roof (as there are no restrictions for height in Europe).

MAGELLAN is also perfect for VIP services, tours, intercity and even regular service, making it our most versatile vehicle.

This first model of the MAGELLAN is a super hi-decker, but will also be available in the hi-decker variant soon.

Some specs:

  • Mercedes-Benz OM 936 (354hp) or Mitsubishi Fuso 6S10 7.7 (375hp) engines
  • Frame-slide or frameless side windows
  • Optional: kitchenette*
  • Optional:「Cocoon」individual cabinets*
  • Optional: full scale minibar*
  • Options for preset or variable seating configuration**

*Options included on the custom「Platinum Package」- feel free to enquire for more info, **Variable seating configuration is part of the custom「Platinum Package」and consists of high quality upholstery made large seats which can be easily repositioned across the floor, to either create lines of seats directed at windows, or conference room style layout.

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CPTDB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday, November 4, 2018

CCD of New Harmony

CCDNH

NHTA

Bureau of Infrastructure and Design – Streetscape & Traffic Management

Phase 3: Transit Corridor Improvements. Collector Road Bus Docks with Bike Lanes

Bus Dock design. Mid Block

This design is to allows safe and easy passage for cyclist near bus stops on local collector roads and popular bike routes between core areas and residential communities. It is believed that this design will be safer for cyclist and be less impeding for bus operators. While the bike lanes have proven to be very popular and the cycling infrastructure seems to coincide with a reduction in motor vehicle traffic congestion in core areas, the increase in cycling activity has shown to be somewhat problematic between cyclists, motorists and transit operators. Cyclist often impede traffic and transit buses in particular when approaching stops and cyclist are at risk when passing buses at the stops by veering into traffic to pass buses or attempting to pass buses on the right between the bus and curb. Local roads and busier collector roads with street parking lanes will have the new diverted bike lanes to direct cyclists around bus stops and away from flowing traffic.

Cyclist in the district are reminded that they are still subject to all traffic laws including yielding to buses departing stops. Cyclists are also to be cautious of buses arriving at stops and not to attempt getting along side buses that are pulling to the curb in locations where diverted bike lanes are not available. Signage is installed to remind cyclist of these hazards and their responsibilities. Pedestrians and cyclists are also reminded to be cautious and courteous of each other on shared trials and when traversing these bus stops.

Motorist are also reminded that absolutely no stopping is permitted in transit zones.

 

 

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Announcing the RFP that ended a few days ago:

Sunnyshore Bus Lines (SBL):

  • UTC: CN40XR [UTC TN-280 Engines; UTC T-1400 Transmissions; Luminator Spectrum Titan Signs]

Sunnyshore Airport Authority (SAA):

  • UTC: D60XR [UTC T-1330 Engines; Allison B500R6 transmissions (if not compatible, please contact); Luminator Spectrum Signs]
  • UTC: DE40XR [Cummins B6.7 Engines; BAe Hybridrive transmissions; Luminator Spectrum Signs]

Thanks to all who participated and offered. The Kennedy & Gregory Transportation System contract will end this Saturday.

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8 minutes ago, CanadianTransitTycoon said:

Announcing the RFP that ended a few days ago:

Sunnyshore Bus Lines (SBL):

  • UTC: CN40XR [UTC TN-280 Engines; UTC T-1400 Transmissions; Luminator Spectrum Titan Signs]

Sunnyshore Airport Authority (SAA):

  • UTC: D60XR [UTC T-1330 Engines; Allison B500R6 transmissions (if not compatible, please contact); Luminator Spectrum Signs]
  • UTC: DE40XR [Cummins B6.7 Engines; BAe Hybridrive transmissions; Luminator Spectrum Signs]

Thanks to all who participated and offered. The Kennedy & Gregory Transportation System contract will end this Saturday.

We thank you for this order.

All parts are compatible (I believe you mean T-330, not T-1330) and the units will be built at our Kelowna and Kamloops factories. The delivery date for most units will likely be around February of next year.

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SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

NEWSLETTER - November 5, 2018

Ride for FREE on Election Day!

SMART will offer free service all day tomorrow, Tuesday November 6 on all transit services county wide for Election Day. All bus, Commuter, Dial - A Ride, and X-Ride Bus & Rail service will be free to all from 12 AM  (Midnight) November 6 through 12 AM (Midnight) November 7. In addition to free rides on all transit services, SMART is partnering with Lyft and Uber for Election Day to provide direct door to door FREE round trip service to your Polling Place. This service will be available 7 AM to 7 PM. Simply schedule your Lyft or Uber as you normally would, enter the promo code - SMART VOTE. When your driver arrives show them your ballet booklet or tell them you are riding to vote. They will provide you a free ride to your polling place, wait for you to vote then return you to your original pick up point.

 

Update on our SMART 2020 comprehensive system-wide transit analysis and reassessment initiative!

Phase 2 of the SMART 2020 Initiative has completed, as we begin Phase 3 we will be conducting a new round of Town Hall meetings to highlight several scenarios and service enhancements that have been identified during the first 2 phases. We will take feedback from these meeting along with your online input to develop our final plan. That plan will be released in early Spring 2019 with planned implementation starting with the June 2019 service changes.

Principles of the SMART 2020 Initiative

Simplify service

Buses more often and longer hours

Improved customer amenities at bus stops

Better regional connections

Reduce duplication of service

Improve safety and comfort for passengers

Our Approach

 The SMART 2020 Initiative will evaluate different types of service investments and consider possible changes to SMART’s services and routes. The year-long comprehensive analysis will take an in-depth look into current transit operations and anticipate future service needs to improve people’s ability to move around Sierra Monrovia County and easily access everyday destinations today and beyond.

The SMART 2020 Initiative will identify the most important improvements to the transit system – new transit services, improvements to existing services, and new customer amenities. Ultimately, this document will serve as a road map for SMART to improve the customer experience and meet community needs for the next 5 to 10 years.

The SMART 2020 Initiative process consists of four phases over the next year:

Phase 1: Understand transportation needs - COMPETED

Phase 2: Identify a range of potential service scenarios to meet those needs - COMPLETED

Phase 3: Evaluate service scenarios; choose a preferred network of routes and services; and define priority projects and plans. November 2018 through March 2019

Phase 4 Begin Implementation of the plan based on final recommendations and community input - June 2019

Stay tuned for announcements via web, Facebook & Twitter.

We encourage everyone to get involved in the planning of the new SMART system that will allow SMART to continue to be a world class transit provider and give the Sierra Monrovia County community mobility for now and the future.

Visit us online at

www.SMART2020mobility.org

Facebook - SMART 2020 Initiative

Or download the SMART 2020 app today, available for Apple and Android platforms

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On 11/4/2018 at 8:53 PM, Kashiwazaki said:

Kashiwazaki Coaster can produce LHD models, but under certain conditions, and one of them is to return the unit(s) after they achieve the end of use; we shall take care of their resale/recycling, by using one of our designated carferries visiting Europe regularly (RKK Line's「MIYARABI II」), while delivering new units and loading used/decommissioned ones in.

This is because the units we produce (from our brand and partner manufacturers, such as Hino, Isuzu, Setra, etc) have a few technologies patented specifically to us.

About the engine option, the OM471 is the only of your choice we can install; Volvo has no engines fit for Kashiwazaki Coaster models.

Please feel free to enquire for more information.

Okay. NanohaBus-PTT will request a ANDROMEDA DD demonstrator bus (if that is possible) for testing purposes (another bus which will be tested in the competition for the double-decker express buses order is the Alexander Dennis Enviro500 SuperLo). I wonder how the Kashiwazaki will perform in commuter service environment. The ADL E500 SuperLo is actually good, but I hope that the Kashiwazaki bus is as equal or much better.

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On 11/6/2018 at 1:20 PM, O530 Carris PT said:

Okay. NanohaBus-PTT will request a ANDROMEDA DD demonstrator bus (if that is possible) for testing purposes (another bus which will be tested in the competition for the double-decker express buses order is the Alexander Dennis Enviro500 SuperLo). I wonder how the Kashiwazaki will perform in commuter service environment. The ADL E500 SuperLo is actually good, but I hope that the Kashiwazaki bus is as equal or much better.

Well understood.

Is the ANDROMEDA to be used in Japanese territory (this is a model reserved for use in Japan only, for information)?

Buses in Japan are notable for their durability, for they are frequently used for exhaustive long range trips, including overnight scheduled service (a former division within the Kaguya Group, Nagaoka Nightliner, was precisely aimed at luxury overnight trips).

We go even further on the durability and safety standards - as we have depicted when we launched the Ginga - by having six experts, each from three worldwide key regions, Japan, Europe and North America.

As a side information, we use titanium coke of the highest quality possible on critical structures, especially natural weak points, ensuring an increase of at least 45% on durability of the chassis; we expect these to have such long lifespan the bodyworks themselves could rather become the first components to require refurbishment after the preset time for an all-steel chassis.

According to an independent study performed in the University of Oxford in England regarding the quality of titanium we use, results show purity levels between 98.6% to 99.8%, therefore quality as sharp as the most perfectly sharpened Japanese sword ever cast.


KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News.

As a big surprise, Switzerland becomes the second country in the European region to welcome Kashiwazaki Coaster vehicles; five GINGA SHD on the 13m three axle platform to be precise.

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The first two are for the rescue and paramedic organization Rega, and were partly funded by the Swiss citizens as it was for most of Rega's rescue helicopters and the three repatriation air ambulances of the Challenger type, while we exceptionally gave our contribution, by discounting 40% of the final price of each.

They will be used to repatriate Swiss citizens anywhere in Europe requiring little to no immediate medical assistance, while still fully equipped with first-aid and moderate medical facilities.

The second batch is made up of three GINGA SHD on the same platform, this time for the Edelweiss Air (owned by Swiss Airlines, and by it's turn subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group).

There are a few other companies at European level which are interested, but again, the double deck ANDROMEDA for Donato Di Fonzo (Italy) wasn't but a one-off exception provided by the Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to celebrate the strengthnening ties between Japan and Italy.

Kaguya actually responded to this celebration by acquiring 20% of shares at Automobili Lamborghini SpA from the Volkwagen Group, in a bid to promote the manufacturer even more, not just in Japan, but the whole Greater East Asia.

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KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News.

France joins in on consolidating the Kashiwazaki Coaster name in Europe, by taking delivery of the first 14 meters GINGA SHD for the the Police Nationale, most precisely for use as a repatriation and tactical transport unit in the large city of Marseille.

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It is also the very first unit we have built with bullet proof windows and armor plating to protect the cabin and specific vital areas on the luggage compartment, therefore keeping the weight of the plating as low as possible, compared to installing much heavier safes.

The SNCF (Societe Nationale de Chemins de Fer) also showed interest in acquiring a whole fleet of 12 meter GINGA HD and GINGA SHD to reinforce their OuiBus fleet, notably in the pre-Alps regions of Savoie and Annecy, and the plains of Montpellier.

For the latter regions, the idea of implementing the GINGA units has been a joy, as these regions have been experiencing an increase in sympathy towards Japanese culture.

Other potentially interested operators are the Rhone-Alpes and Autocars Pays de Savoie, notably the latter is proposing we build a semi-deck (known in Japan as a UFC type) based upon our ANDROMEDA model; since we started viability studies, we are now collecting name proposals for this model (always parting from the traditional criteria it must be named after any known galaxy or nebula).

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On 11/12/2018 at 2:12 AM, Kashiwazaki said:

Well understood.

Is the ANDROMEDA to be used in Japanese territory (this is a model reserved for use in Japan only, for information)?

Buses in Japan are notable for their durability, for they are frequently used for exhaustive long range trips, including overnight scheduled service (a former division within the Kaguya Group, Nagaoka Nightliner, was precisely aimed at luxury overnight trips).

We go even further on the durability and safety standards - as we have depicted when we launched the Ginga - by having six experts, each from three worldwide key regions, Japan, Europe and North America.

As a side information, we use titanium coke of the highest quality possible on critical structures, especially natural weak points, ensuring an increase of at least 45% on durability of the chassis; we expect these to have such long lifespan the bodyworks themselves could rather become the first components to require refurbishment after the preset time for an all-steel chassis.

According to an independent study performed in the University of Oxford in England regarding the quality of titanium we use, results show purity levels between 98.6% to 99.8%, therefore quality as sharp as the most perfectly sharpened Japanese sword ever cast.

Okay. Competition will be tough, however, since NanohaBus is inclined towards the Enviro500 Super-Lo, since the company is already a customer of Alexander Dennis Ltd (they purchased Enviro500 Go-Anywhere to NanohaBus-PTT). So, let the demonstration of the Kashiwazaki's ANDROMEDA and ADL's E500 Super-Lo happen.

There'll be two routes which these double-deckers may run:

- X902 - Between Sesimbra (Centro) and Lisbon (Baixa) via ER3, A2, Alcântara and EN6 (ANDROMEDA)

- X950 - Between Setúbal (Av. Luisa Todi) and Lisbon (Marquês Pombal), via EN10, A2 and Amoreiras (E500 SL)

They will certainly run with them for a week, after that they'll change within each other for another one. Alexander Dennis Ltd already send their demonstrator of the E500 Super-Lo, as of 13th November.

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1 hour ago, O530 Carris PT said:

Okay. Competition will be tough, however, since NanohaBus is inclined towards the Enviro500 Super-Lo, since the company is already a customer of Alexander Dennis Ltd (they purchased Enviro500 Go-Anywhere to NanohaBus-PTT). So, let the demonstration of the Kashiwazaki's ANDROMEDA and ADL's E500 Super-Lo happen.

There'll be two routes which these double-deckers may run:

- X902 - Between Sesimbra (Centro) and Lisbon (Baixa) via ER3, A2, Alcântara and EN6 (ANDROMEDA)

- X950 - Between Setúbal (Av. Luisa Todi) and Lisbon (Marquês Pombal), via EN10, A2 and Amoreiras (E500 SL)

They will certainly run with them for a week, after that they'll change within each other for another one. Alexander Dennis Ltd already send their demonstrator of the E500 Super-Lo, as of 13th November.

Would NanohaBus like to demo a Tri Star EL-4500?  Here is some info about our double deck model. For Europe customers this bus is built in our Tri Star Europe factory in Hungary and is available with any EU compliant engine or the EU compliant IBES series as well. 

ELEGANCE™ double deck coach series:

Our first coach built under the Global Bus program. The ELEGANCE is 45 foot low floor double deck coach. It can be produced in left hand or right hand drive configuration and outfitted to your custom specifications. Sitting at just 13ft 6in high this luxurious coach can operate in all environments with no height permitting needed. Built from the same sturdy Transitliner™ materials with a titanium alloy chassis and composite body it is lightweight and extremely rugged yet nimble and agile. Ride quality unheard of in today's competitors with the new Tri Star CloudRide™ suspension system. Powered by your choice of EU compliant or Tri Star IBES engines available in Diesel, Diesel-electric hybrid and CNG or with the IB EV E or IB EV EHS electric system

 

EL 4500D - diesel

EL 4500DE - diesel electric hybrid

EL 4500C - CNG

EL 4500E - all electric (EHS for solar / hydrogen model)

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5 hours ago, O530 Carris PT said:

Okay. Competition will be tough, however, since NanohaBus is inclined towards the Enviro500 Super-Lo, since the company is already a customer of Alexander Dennis Ltd (they purchased Enviro500 Go-Anywhere to NanohaBus-PTT). So, let the demonstration of the Kashiwazaki's ANDROMEDA and ADL's E500 Super-Lo happen.

There'll be two routes which these double-deckers may run:

- X902 - Between Sesimbra (Centro) and Lisbon (Baixa) via ER3, A2, Alcântara and EN6 (ANDROMEDA)

- X950 - Between Setúbal (Av. Luisa Todi) and Lisbon (Marquês Pombal), via EN10, A2 and Amoreiras (E500 SL)

They will certainly run with them for a week, after that they'll change within each other for another one. Alexander Dennis Ltd already send their demonstrator of the E500 Super-Lo, as of 13th November.

We already dispatched two ANDROMEDA models - a 12 meters and a 14 meters, the only lengths available - the closest to your location in Lisbon; they should arrive by 18th of the month aboard the RKK Line car carrier「MIYARABI II」.


KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News.

These pictures come from Chicago, precisely from a very happy customer that's Metra.

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In their words, we read:

「After two days of running our four new thruway units - codenamed North, South, West and East after the routes they serve - we were lost for words on their exceptional performance and ease to maintain.

A particular shout out for their patented progressive all-around steering system, which provides more confidence to the driver at negociating even the tightest downtown avenues.

Customer feedback also particularly points out the exquisite and relaxing interior design, perfect for anyone who left the hassles of a long day at work.

The GINGA truly proves a champion of any downtown rush hour commute, may it be in the morning or late afternoon.」

It's the enthusiasm of our customers that we can evolve to even better, even if the customer pointed no issues at all; KASHIWAZAKI COASTER Heavy Industries is - in the end - a new manufacturer built precisely by customers like you, who wish to operate something avant-garde, unique, classy, but above all, superior quality made in Japan, with the precision of a Japanese sword and the beauty of a Geisha.

Test your perfect KASHIWAZAKI COASTER model now, and take advantage of our limited offer: project elaboration fees get 40% off, and warranty (normally 6 years) is extended for 8 years (offers are valid for any new orders made until 1/30/2019 5:30 JST)!

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New! New Early Morning Service route 811 that replaces early morning service on portions of routes 87, 111, 118, 152, 178, and 891.

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On 11/15/2018 at 7:55 PM, Shakey077 said:

Would NanohaBus like to demo a Tri Star EL-4500?  Here is some info about our double deck model. For Europe customers this bus is built in our Tri Star Europe factory in Hungary and is available with any EU compliant engine or the EU compliant IBES series as well. 

ELEGANCE™ double deck coach series:

Our first coach built under the Global Bus program. The ELEGANCE is 45 foot low floor double deck coach. It can be produced in left hand or right hand drive configuration and outfitted to your custom specifications. Sitting at just 13ft 6in high this luxurious coach can operate in all environments with no height permitting needed. Built from the same sturdy Transitliner™ materials with a titanium alloy chassis and composite body it is lightweight and extremely rugged yet nimble and agile. Ride quality unheard of in today's competitors with the new Tri Star CloudRide™ suspension system. Powered by your choice of EU compliant or Tri Star IBES engines available in Diesel, Diesel-electric hybrid and CNG or with the IB EV E or IB EV EHS electric system

 EL 4500D - diesel

EL 4500DE - diesel electric hybrid

EL 4500C - CNG

EL 4500E - all electric (EHS for solar / hydrogen model)

Okay. NanohaBus will add a third competitor in this RFP, which can be the Euro-spec EL4500. The company will also demoing the EL4500D on the two routes mentioned (first on the X950, and later on the X902) with the E500 SuperLo and the ANDROMEDA.

Small note: The Enviro500 SuperLo which ADL sent to NanohaBus has a Cummins L9 Euro 6 engine and a ZF Ecolife 6AP2000B transmission.

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4 hours ago, O530 Carris PT said:

Okay. NanohaBus will add a third competitor in this RFP, which can be the Euro-spec EL4500. The company will also demoing the EL4500D on the two routes mentioned (first on the X950, and later on the X902) with the E500 SuperLo and the ANDROMEDA.

Small note: The Enviro500 SuperLo which ADL sent to NanohaBus has a Cummins L9 Euro 6 engine and a ZF Ecolife 6AP2000B transmission.

Tri Star Europe will dispatch an EL4500D to you for demo purposes. 

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CPTDB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Thursday, November 22, 2018

CCD of New Harmony

Okay so its been a minute since the last community map was posted. Distractions and things.

Todays map is of the Bord de L’eau Community. You guessed it, it’s a predominantly French subdivision. Bord de L’eau (meaning Waterside or by the water) sits just to the east of the previously shared Riverside its is a multi-class residential community also named for its proximity to the Black Sturgeon River. It’s a mostly grid layout in the north-west quadrant with streets and avenues and its traversed by highway 42 across its northern reach along with railroads a LRT RoW and the Westside Expressway connecting Hwy 42 to the Commerce District downtown. To the east sits the Warehouse District and the French Village subdivision affectionately referred to as “Downtown Bord de Leau”.

More than a dozen routes criss-cross the area some only barely like the 2, 8,12, 28, 129/129X & 208 which only pass through at the very northern end of the subdivision on Coughlin Blvd and/or Timberlea Terrace, or the 513 which is an express route that only travels through on the expressways as it is an express route between Coughlin and Downtown therefore it has no stops.

Bord de L’eau is also Serviced by:

3, 6, 13, 17, 18, 21, 29, 126 & 128X

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KAGUYA/MITSUOKA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News.

The first KASHIWAZAKI CoasterANDROMEDA」to be used in Japan belongs now to Mitsuoka, the subsidiary company to the Kaguya LHB.

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This「ANDROMEDA」is the usual 12 meters long and it's heart is a Mitsubishi Fuso 6R10 10.7 engine developing 380hp.

As for the featured hull art, the mentally deranged, yet innocent looking Shinjou Akane from the「SSSS.GRIDMAN」Anime was the chosen one, amidst a poll answered by over 9,600,000 people, the highest number ever attained (to remind, all units planned to feature an Anime character always have their character chosen by the people, to conform to everybody's demands).

We are now building for Nishinihon JR, Hato Bus and a classic hommage paint scheme for Laurel Tour.

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CPTDB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Friday, November 23, 2018

CCD of New Harmony

Today Westside and Riverside

Just west of Bord de L’eau and north of Quayside sits Riverside. With the exception od Dutch Village on its south east corner, Riverside is named for its location next to a water course. In this case it is the Black Sturgeon River. Like Bord de L’eau, Riverside is a medium density residential community with many low rise multi-unit structures and single family Sears-Roebuck style homes. The Black Sturgeon River (BSR) forms the western edge of the subdivision which is buffered by a green space which was the original forest that abutted the river.

 

Across the river is Westside. So named as it is on the western side of the BSR it is connected to Riverside by a service road bridge. The service road bridge is closed to regular traffic controlled by automated traffic bollards that lower so the tops are flush with the road surface for district service vehicles such as police/fire/ems and other community safety and community works vehicles and transit service vehicles and district taxi services. Activated by transponder in the vehicle the bollards lower into the ground and rise up after the authorized vehicle clears both inground sensors and laser beam. Any unauthorized vehicle may be severely damaged attempting to ram the bollards or piggy-back an authorized vehicle. These vehicles will become seized by the constabulary traffic enforcement operator of the vehicle fined.

 

Riverside:

17, 18, 21, 26, 27, 106, 117, 125, 126, 128X

 

Westside:

10, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 117, 125, 127

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NEWMAN TRANSIT

DECEMBER 3, 2018 NEWS

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ROUTE 7 EXTENSION

On Friday, November 30, 2018, Newman Transit awarded a multi-million pound contract to Walcott Bridge & Tunnel Works, to carry out the expansion of the tram network by constructing a new tram line running from Newman Falls Station to Crescent Town Station.

Construction works, which will begin in the new year, are expected to last into 2023. When completed, route 7 will be extended among farmland and parkland in the eastern sections of the city from its current terminus at Newman Falls Station to Crescent Town station, and provide a quick ride from downtown right to the outskirts of the city.

In aid of this, an order has been placed with Bombardier for 19 Flexity Outlook trams, to be built to similar specifications as the order that had been completed this past July. These cars will provide enough motive power to service the new extension, as well as for the retirement of several older trams that will be due for retirement by 2023.

FREE CHRISTMAS SERVICE

On Monday, December 24, 2018, and Monday, December 31, 2018, Newman Transit will be offering free service to its commuters, in order to allow them to get to their families in time.

The free service will officially commence at 20:00 on both days, and will last until the end of overnight service (5:00 the following day).

CHRISTMAS SERVICE PATTERNS

Please be aware that as a result of celebrations around the city, as well as certain weather conditions, certain routes may be shortened, delayed or diverted. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please note that the routes which will be running will correspond to the schedule for that day; for example, rush hour only routes will not be operating unless service for that day is operating on a weekday schedule.

Overnight routes will operate as scheduled.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

All routes will operate on their Sunday/holiday schedules.

Monday, December 24, 2018

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Free service will be in effect during the evening hours.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

All routes will operate on their Sunday/holiday schedules.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Friday, December 28, 2018

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

All routes will operate on their Sunday schedules.

Monday, December 31, 2018

All routes will operate on their Sunday schedules.

Free service will be in effect during the evening hours.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

All routes will operate on their Sunday/holiday schedules.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Friday, January 4, 2019

All routes will operate on their weekday – school break schedules.

Full service will resume on Monday, January 7, 2018.

CHRISTMAS MARKET DIVERSIONS

The annual Christmas markets will be occurring once again this year in the three corners of the city – in the boroughs of Lakeside (center), Derby (east) and Breaker (west). The markets in Breaker and Derby will run from 12:00 on Friday, December 7, 2018, to 7:00 on Monday, December 10, and will affect transit and require diversions.

Breaker

Branches 36 and 36D will be unaffected.

Branch 36C will divert both ways. Heading northbound, 36C will divert via northbound on Lipton Avenue and westbound on Doncaster Avenue. Heading southbound, 36C will divert via eastbound on Doncaster Avenue and southbound on Lipton Avenue.

Branch 405A will divert both ways. Heading northbound, 405A will divert via northbound on Lipton Avenue and westbound on Doncaster Avenue. Heading southbound, 405A will divert via eastbound on Doncaster Avenue and southbound on Lipton Avenue.

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Branch 405B will be unaffected.

A special temporary route, 299, will be enacted to allow passengers from the fringes of the city to reach the market in Breaker, and potentially transfer to other routes that will take them to Lakeside or Derby. The route will operate between McNaughton and Old Mill with the following routing: Sumach Street (McNaughton) – Log Cabin Road – McNaughton Road – Duncan Road – Breaker Avenue – Rivermede Road – Duncan Road – Amsterdam Avenue – White Plains Road – Watton Road - Basketweave Road – Little Hoohill Road – Old Mill. The route will operate at 15 minute frequencies on Fridday between 12:00 and 21:00 and on the weekend between 7:00 and 21:00.

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Derby

Route 24 will operate both ways via Prospect Avenue, serving the Prospect Centre. There will be no service on Franklin Avenue or Kittiwake Road.

Route 46 will operate both ways via Prospect Avenue, serving the Prospect Centre, and from the intersection of Prospect Avenue / Kittiwake Road will continue westbound and southbound on Kittiwake Road to Goodwood Road.

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CHRISTMAS TRAM SERVICE

The weeks before Christmas will see Newman Transit running the Christmas Tram, as has become tradition. This is a special service utilizing two of the six historical trams, decked out in lights, operating in the downtown streets.

This service will run every evening, from 16:00 to 21:00, from December 7 to December 21. It will run on the following route: Kittiwake Road – Prospect Avenue – Beethoven Avenue – Wilson Road – Edwards Avenue - Newman Station – Strausberg Street – Lakeshore Avenue – Kipling Avenue – Newman Falls Station at hourly intervals, and will serve all stops along these thoroughfares. The service is free.

In addition, various tram vehicles from the revenue fleet will be decked out in Christmas lights and decorations.

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On 12/3/2018 at 8:16 AM, PCC Guy said:

NEWMAN TRANSIT

DECEMBER 3, 2018 NEWS

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ROUTE 7 EXTENSION

On Friday, November 30, 2018, Newman Transit awarded a multi-million pound contract to Walcott Bridge & Tunnel Works, to carry out the expansion of the tram network by constructing a new tram line running from Newman Falls Station to Crescent Town Station.

Construction works, which will begin in the new year, are expected to last into 2023. When completed, route 7 will be extended among farmland and parkland in the eastern sections of the city from its current terminus at Newman Falls Station to Crescent Town station, and provide a quick ride from downtown right to the outskirts of the city.

In aid of this, an order has been placed with Bombardier for 19 Flexity Outlook trams, to be built to similar specifications as the order that had been completed this past July. These cars will provide enough motive power to service the new extension, as well as for the retirement of several older trams that will be due for retirement by 2023.

FREE CHRISTMAS SERVICE

On Monday, December 24, 2018, and Monday, December 31, 2018, Newman Transit will be offering free service to its commuters, in order to allow them to get to their families in time.

The free service will officially commence at 20:00 on both days, and will last until the end of overnight service (5:00 the following day).

CHRISTMAS SERVICE PATTERNS

Please be aware that as a result of celebrations around the city, as well as certain weather conditions, certain routes may be shortened, delayed or diverted. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please note that the routes which will be running will correspond to the schedule for that day; for example, rush hour only routes will not be operating unless service for that day is operating on a weekday schedule.

Overnight routes will operate as scheduled.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

All routes will operate on their Sunday/holiday schedules.

Monday, December 24, 2018

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Free service will be in effect during the evening hours.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

All routes will operate on their Sunday/holiday schedules.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Friday, December 28, 2018

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

All routes will operate on their Sunday schedules.

Monday, December 31, 2018

All routes will operate on their Sunday schedules.

Free service will be in effect during the evening hours.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

All routes will operate on their Sunday/holiday schedules.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

All routes will operate on their Saturday schedules.

Friday, January 4, 2019

All routes will operate on their weekday – school break schedules.

Full service will resume on Monday, January 7, 2018.

CHRISTMAS MARKET DIVERSIONS

The annual Christmas markets will be occurring once again this year in the three corners of the city – in the boroughs of Lakeside (center), Derby (east) and Breaker (west). The markets in Breaker and Derby will run from 12:00 on Friday, December 7, 2018, to 7:00 on Monday, December 10, and will affect transit and require diversions.

Breaker

Branches 36 and 36D will be unaffected.

Branch 36C will divert both ways. Heading northbound, 36C will divert via northbound on Lipton Avenue and westbound on Doncaster Avenue. Heading southbound, 36C will divert via eastbound on Doncaster Avenue and southbound on Lipton Avenue.

Branch 405A will divert both ways. Heading northbound, 405A will divert via northbound on Lipton Avenue and westbound on Doncaster Avenue. Heading southbound, 405A will divert via eastbound on Doncaster Avenue and southbound on Lipton Avenue.

EuWb4al.png

Branch 405B will be unaffected.

A special temporary route, 299, will be enacted to allow passengers from the fringes of the city to reach the market in Breaker, and potentially transfer to other routes that will take them to Lakeside or Derby. The route will operate between McNaughton and Old Mill with the following routing: Sumach Street (McNaughton) – Log Cabin Road – McNaughton Road – Duncan Road – Breaker Avenue – Rivermede Road – Duncan Road – Amsterdam Avenue – White Plains Road – Watton Road - Basketweave Road – Little Hoohill Road – Old Mill. The route will operate at 15 minute frequencies on Fridday between 12:00 and 21:00 and on the weekend between 7:00 and 21:00.

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Derby

Route 24 will operate both ways via Prospect Avenue, serving the Prospect Centre. There will be no service on Franklin Avenue or Kittiwake Road.

Route 46 will operate both ways via Prospect Avenue, serving the Prospect Centre, and from the intersection of Prospect Avenue / Kittiwake Road will continue westbound and southbound on Kittiwake Road to Goodwood Road.

A3GW4sr.png

CHRISTMAS TRAM SERVICE

The weeks before Christmas will see Newman Transit running the Christmas Tram, as has become tradition. This is a special service utilizing two of the six historical trams, decked out in lights, operating in the downtown streets.

This service will run every evening, from 16:00 to 21:00, from December 7 to December 21. It will run on the following route: Kittiwake Road – Prospect Avenue – Beethoven Avenue – Wilson Road – Edwards Avenue - Newman Station – Strausberg Street – Lakeshore Avenue – Kipling Avenue – Newman Falls Station at hourly intervals, and will serve all stops along these thoroughfares. The service is free.

In addition, various tram vehicles from the revenue fleet will be decked out in Christmas lights and decorations.

What program do you use to make the maps?

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On 12/6/2018 at 5:30 PM, JohnFedorchak said:

What program do you use to make the maps?

To create the maps you saw, I used Paint.net. I began work on the map back in 2013 and the project has grown substantially. The pitfall to that is that the image file is HUGE now, and I have to very carefully manage how many tabs and programs I have  open while mapping, otherwise the whole thing will crash. I don't LOVE it... :rolleyes:

What I use for any new maps (and my national level map, linked here) is Campaign Cartographer 3+. It's expensive, and it's not for everyone, but it's a fairly professional software that handles map files much better, and the experience of working on a very large image is far less (read: not at all) excruciating compared to Paint.net. At one point I wondered if I should've redone the Newman map in that software, but I figured that it wouldn't be worth the trouble. In any case, I wouldn't dream of using anything else for any new projects now. Once I got comfortable with using it it revolutionized my mapmaking process.

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