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9 hours ago, Around the Horn said:

The Second System uses a third fleet of 60' cars with 4 doors. Two four car sets make a full train, with a fully longitudinal seating layout (similar to NYCTA NTTs)

For your "Second System", what standards do they use for electrification? And loading gauge? Were they built to completely different standards than the other lines?

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I’m trying to post here every month, but here’s a full transit update on the city of Lincoln

Garages/ Bus Yards

Lincoln: Capacity: 280| Built: 2001| Location: 1330 Queen Street West (Middle York Road and Queen Street West)

Yorkmeadow: Capacity: 455| Built: 1998| Location: 56 Kingson Drive (Middle York Road and Yorkmeadow Road West)

Downtown: Capacity: 197| Built: 2000| Location: 13 Gorehill Avenue (King Street West and District Street)

South Yorkmeadow: Capacity: 510| Built: 2019| Location: 128 Scotfield Stadium Road (Scotfield Stadium Road and Clarendon Avenue)

Conventional Bus Fleet
1000 - 1101: 2007 New Flyer C40LF (Cummins Westport C Gas +/ Allison B400R)

1102 - 1300: 2010 Orion 07.501 VII NG EPA10 HEV (Cummins ISB6.7/ BAe Systems Hybridrive)

1301 - 1400: 2011 New Flyer XDE40 (Cummins ISL9/ BAe Systems Hybridrive)

1401 - 1600: 2011 New Flyer XDE60 (Cummins ISB6.7/ BAe Systems Hybridrive HDS-200)

1601 - 1650: 2014 New Flyer XN40 (Cummins Westport ISL-G/ Allison B400R5 (WMATA Specs)

1651 - 1700: 2015 New Flyer XN40 (Cummins Westport ISL-G/ Voith D864.6)

1701 - 2000: 2015 Novabus LFX 60102 Artic (Cummins ISL9/ Allison World B500R5)

2121 - 2200: 2007 Orion 07.502 VII CNG (Cummins Westport C Gas +/ Allison B400R5)

2201 - 2340: 2012 New Flyer D60LFA (Caterpillar C9/ Allison World B500R5)

2341: 2007 New Flyer D40LF (Cummins ISM/ Voith D864.3E)(Used on the Yorkmeadow College Shuttle)

2342 - 2599: 2019 New Flyer XD40 (Cummins L9/ Allison B400R6)

3100 - 3150: 2019-2020 Novabus LFS 60102 Artic HEV (Cummins B6.7/ BAe Systems Hybridrive HDS-200 Series-E)
 

Community Bus Fleet

2001 - 2110: 2018 Grande West Vicinity 35’ (Cummins B6.7/ ZF Ecomat)

2111 - 2120: 2019 ADL/ New Flyer Enviro 200/ MiDi 35’ (Cummins ISB6.7/ Allison B300R5)

Subway Rolling Stock

Pink Line: Bombardier Innovia APM 100

Red, Magenta, Green, Blue, Brown: Bombardier 7100 series (a mix of the R160 (traction Motor, interior, controls)and WMATA 7000 series (body, cab)

LRT Rolling Stock

T100A - T160B: 2018 Bombardier Flexity Freedom (extended) (6 cars)

Used on Windsor Street LRT (WLRT)

Routes

*Please note that this is going by what I made on the 2020-2021 map I’m posting on the 27th (made it myself I might add)*
 

49 Queen West (WB to LFCIA (Lincoln-Francis County International Airport, EB to Queen West LincTrans Commuter Station)


50 Middle York South (NB to Middle York Centre via Myata, SB to London Beach)

51 Saturn Drive (WB to Lincoln General Hospital, EB to Queen East Red Line Station)

52 West Hill (WB to Yorkmeadow Hospital, EB to West Hill Red Line Station)

53 Huntington Beach (NB to King via Ocean Shore, SB to Huntington Beach)

54 Yorkleigh (WB to Old Middle York, EB to Yorkmeadow WLRT Station)

55 Brooklyne South (NB to Clarendon Hill Red/Brown Line Station, SB to Queen East Red Line Station)

66 Myata (NB to Collingwood, SB to London Beach Magenta Line Station)

76 Clarendon West (WB to Clarendon West LincTrans Commuter Station, EB to Clarendon WLRT Station)

77 Clarendon East (WB to Clarendon WLRT Station, EB to East Yorkmeadow Terminal)

80 Middle York North (NB to North Lincoln Regional Airport, SB to Clarendon West LincTrans Commuter Station)

155 Market

156 Morningstar

157 Collingwood 

158 Sussex

160 Yorkmeadow College Shuttle 

183 Yorkmeadow West 

185 Yorkmeadow East 

194 Windsor

The ones without destinations to be finished later

Fares

Children 13 and younger Ride Free

Student (14 - 19): $1.30

Adult: $2.05

Seniors: $1.10 (or Free under the supervision of a PSW)

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2 hours ago, GTAtransitfan1-Toronto said:

I’m trying to post here every month, but here’s a full transit update on the city of Lincoln

Sounds cool

2 hours ago, GTAtransitfan1-Toronto said:

Community Bus Fleet

2001 - 2110: 2018 Grande West Vicinity 35’ (Cummins B6.7/ ZF Ecomat)

2111 - 2120: 2019 ADL/ New Flyer Enviro 200/ MiDi 35’ (Cummins ISB6.7/ Allison B300R5)

Does that mean smaller buses for routes with less service, or areas where larger buses are problematic (e.g. due to narrow roads), or are these special routes run on behalf of local boroughs or neighborhoods? Just curious.

2 hours ago, GTAtransitfan1-Toronto said:

Subway Rolling Stock

Pink Line: Bombardier Innovia APM 100

Red, Magenta, Green, Blue, Brown: Bombardier 7100 series (a mix of the R160 (traction Motor, interior, controls)and WMATA 7000 series (body, cab)

What are these subways like? What voltage? Standard gauge? I take it Pink Line has newer trains than the others.

2 hours ago, GTAtransitfan1-Toronto said:

Routes

*Please note that this is going by what I made on the 2020-2021 map I’m posting on the 27th (made it myself I might add)*

Bold numbers...are those the newest? Or is there some other significance?

Forgive all my questions. Curiosity only kills cats

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5 hours ago, Ra'akone said:

For your "Second System", what standards do they use for electrification? And loading gauge? Were they built to completely different standards than the other lines?

Electrification is 600 volts third rail for everything except the light rail.

The "BRL" and Second System both have the same loading gauge (maximum car length 67') and standard track gauge (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in). Second System trains are optimized for crowding so they have more doors per car than the other divisions but otherwise can run anywhere on the network that uses standard gauge. The MFL and Light Rail divisions both use Pennsylvania Trolley gauge (5 ft 2 1⁄4 in) except for the NHSL which is also standard gauge.

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2 hours ago, Ra'akone said:

Sounds cool

Does that mean smaller buses for routes with less service, or areas where larger buses are problematic (e.g. due to narrow roads), or are these special routes run on behalf of local boroughs or neighborhoods? Just curious.

What are these subways like? What voltage? Standard gauge? I take it Pink Line has newer trains than the others.

Bold numbers...are those the newest? Or is there some other significance?

Forgive all my questions. Curiosity only kills cats

It’s alright, I’m pretty used to many questions, I’m going to answer them to the best of my ability


A. The 35 footers are for Community Bus Service, but something like that yes. Because most of the community bus routes except for the 301 and 307 that are serviced by the New Flyer XDE40s are mostly on side streets.

B. Most are third rail, except for the Sand Line which coexists with LincTrans Commuter, what I mean LincTrans Commuter operates the Sand Line, but is management by LincTrans Metro so it’s a DMU operating the route. The gauge since the body of the heavier rail vehicles are similar to the 7000 Series of WMATA, it’s the same gauge of 4 feet and 8 1/4 inches.

C. It’s the newest, I’m still working on it, because I forgot to implement the 800 series Express Services (similar to the TTC’s 900 series), but I do intend to post sometime towards the end of the month.

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I've been trying making my own transit stuff recently, mostly in Google My Maps as I can't find another good mapping system (please tell me if you have a better one, because My Maps is very tedious). My projects have been some stuff around Vancouver and Seattle - the two cities I live in, but I'm not sure it's good lol. I can share some things here later, but not sure if it'd be welcomed as the networks here seem to be more imaginary-ish. I also haven't worked out a lot of the important details like fleets, specifications of those fleets, etc.

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23 hours ago, Zortan said:

I've been trying making my own transit stuff recently, mostly in Google My Maps as I can't find another good mapping system (please tell me if you have a better one, because My Maps is very tedious). My projects have been some stuff around Vancouver and Seattle - the two cities I live in, but I'm not sure it's good lol. I can share some things here later, but not sure if it'd be welcomed as the networks here seem to be more imaginary-ish. I also haven't worked out a lot of the important details like fleets, specifications of those fleets, etc.

Try the TransLink dreams thread. I post quite a bit in there too.

 

It's welcome in this thread too though!

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45 minutes ago, buizelbus said:

Try the TransLink dreams thread. I post quite a bit in there too.

 

It's welcome in this thread too though!

I'll check it out, thanks!

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OK in a few days/weeks/months I'll post my ideal Seattle and surrounding cities transit network. And yes, I'm prepared to have it crapped on - it's my first big project that I've tried.

 

Anyway in the meantime, I had a couple ideas regarding North Shore bus routes. Specifically, the other two ski mountains that aren't served by transit. Every time I go, I see massive parking lots filled with cars, so demand for the mountains is certainly there (if people can abandon their cars long enough lol). I know there would be some issues with having buses on those windy two-lanes in the snow, and there are many empty spaces meaning the routes wouldn't really serve the local community much, but I still feel like it could work out if they tried it (with a decently high frequency).

Mt. Seymour:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1p1Q569uy6-9BvKE_SsxVI0wQrjuSInAd

Cypress:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vAFMCTrEWHR3zBnvaT7cTlh-stYIgUtY&usp=sharing

And yes, I'm sure these aren't great either, but I would love some feedback :)

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So here's my (very unfinished) Seattle Area future map:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DiXqxeTqFvrziMoj-u98IM3CJGKxbfb7&usp=sharing

Unfortunately I just found out that My Maps limits you to 10,000 points with 2,000 per layer, so I might have to figure out some way of splitting this map into multiple maps (maybe just moving each layer into its own new map). If there's a better mapping tool out there, I'd definitely appreciate some info on it :)

I also created a future Link map. This is a slightly older version - there are a few modifications I made which are reflected in the entire transit map above - basically just moving a few stations for better connectivity / more dense areas.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DiXqxeTqFvrziMoj-u98IM3CJGKxbfb7&usp=sharing

Let me know what you think. I'm sure it's not going to be a favorite around here since I'm so inexperienced with this, but I thought it would be cool to share with you all to see what you think and what I can improve on it. I'm working on a spreadsheet with more info on the routes including frequencies etc. but haven't gotten that far yet.

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16 hours ago, runaway_railfan_1119 said:

Dis UP never seen where I live, which is a major BNSF hub. My SS teacher's Grandfather worked here, ironing out "flats"

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I think that you should try the lanstrafiken MAN lion's city Articulated bus

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These are not supposed to be here.

This is rather for "what-if" TS's and fictional companies.

Speaking about trains the way you're doing should be addressed to the subforum about trains, while the bus suggestion you have put up, if it is for a paper model, then it should be addressed to the Paperbus Thread.

Just saying...

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On 2/25/2020 at 5:29 AM, Kashiwazaki said:

These are not supposed to be here.

This is rather for "what-if" TS's and fictional companies.

Speaking about trains the way you're doing should be addressed to the subforum about trains, while the bus suggestion you have put up, if it is for a paper model, then it should be addressed to the Paperbus Thread.

Just saying...

sorry.

You can tell I'm new here!

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The Oregon Passenger System is an inter city rail system that runs passenger trains in Oregon.

the system consists of 5 train routes witch are as followed.

   the Willamette Valley runs between Eugene and Wilsonville. (uses three 5 car trainsets)

   the Forest Grove runs between Wilsonville and Forest Grove. (uses one 3 car trainset)

   the Ashland runs between Eugene and Ashland. (uses three 5 car trainsets)

   the Deschutes (named after the river it parallels for part of the route) runs between Portland and Bend. (uses five 5 car trainsets)

   the Astorian runs between Portland and Astoria. (uses one 3 car trainset

the fleet consists of US Railcar DMUs and passenger cars configured into 3 and 5 car trainsets.

passenger consist is as followed.

    5 car trainset: DMU-coach-dining car-coach-DMU.

    3 car trainset: DMU-coach-DMU.

map legend 

green=Willamette Valley

blue=Forest Grove

pink=Ashland

red=Deschutes

orange=Astorian

IMG_2659.JPG

DMU trainset

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NEWMAN TRANSIT NEWS
MARCH 13, 2020

 

LARGE SCALE LIMITING OF TRANSIT SERVICE

Effective March 14, 2020, until further notice, the Republic of Yorkland will be instituting restrictions on travel and movement in order to contain the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, which has infected just under 150 confirmed people in the nation and over 140,000 globally. Though the country has not yet been hit as much as continental European nations, the government has decided that the time to act is now, before the spread of the virus gets more severe.

The country will be closing its borders to non residents and imposing mandatory quarantine for anyone returning from abroad. The country will also be closing international airports (private and cargo flights will not be limited), after a several day time period when flights containing Yorkish nationals have returned to the country. No flights out of the country will be permitted as soon as the restrictions go into place. Social and cultural facitilies such as bars, clubs, movie theatres, concert halls, gyms, and restaurants will be shut down effective immediately. All international train and bus service is cancelled, except for cargo trains. Road-based international haulage is also not restricted, to secure supplies for the nation going forward.

Schools will be open, but in an extremely limited, non-educational capacity only: they will serve as child care centres for children of parents who have essential jobs (such as those in public health). All other students will be required to stay home. Companies are required to keep any worker who is able to perform their duties remotely home – parents who are unable to work from home with young children will be entitled to compensation. Non-essential public servants will also be sent home, with compensation. All public events and gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited until further notice, with police enforcement. Shopping centres will operate in limited capacities: only grocery stores, drug stores, and pharmacies will be opened. General movement of individuals outside is not yet restricted, but is discouraged.

To this end, Newman Transit will, until further notice, be running a scaled back version of transit service, with all main routes operating at 15 minute frequencies, and 30 minute frequencies during the late evenings. Please note that if your route operates at frequencies higher than 15 minutes during the day, or at frequencies higher than 30 minutes in the late evenings, it will continue to operate at that frequency.

During late evenings, guaranteed connections will be made at terminals to allow passengers to transfer between vehicles.

All-day routes and branches will operate. Rush hour extras, and the majority of routes which are otherwise limited in their service hours – such as those that serve educational institutions – will not operate. Exceptions will be made for routes servicing wastewater treatment plants. This means that the following routes or branches will be inactive:

-3 (all branches)
-6 (all branches)
-10
-21 (branches 21C,F)
-28 (branches 28B,C)
-30
-35 (branch 35F)
-36 (branch 36C)
-38
-45 (branch 45A)
-47 (branch 47D)
-50 (branch 50B)
-52 (branch 52C)
-53 (all branches)
-54 (branch 54K)
-58 (branches 58A,B)
-60 (branch 60A)
-103 (rush hour extensions to Newman Station)
-221
-235
-237
-239

All stops which are currently request stops will be serviced by every vehicle, which will be required to open all doors, both to prevent passengers from having to touch the door request buttons, and to air out the vehicle of harmful viruses and bacteria. In addition, all vehicles idling at terminals will be required to open all their doors to further air out the vehicle, and upon returning to their home depot, they will undergo a heavy clean.

Front door boarding will continue to be disallowed on all vehicles, as it has been since March 5, to prevent potentially infected passengers from directly crossing paths with the driver. This ban will now include physical barriers: a tarpaulin, usually used to block off broken doors, will be placed in the area just beyond the driver's workstation, and vehicles will stop with their front doors beyond the stop marker, so as to avoid passengers from getting on through those doors.

The operating routes will be serviced exclusively by low floor vehicles until regular service resumes – wheelchair lift equipped vehicles are banned from use. The reason for this is that in the event of a failure, a ramp can be dealt with quicker than a wheelchair lift, thereby minimizing the driver's exposure to passengers.

Night service will continue to operate as it currently does.

These preventive measures will be in place for a minimum of one month, but may be in place longer depending on how the public health situation progresses. It is expected that even if these measures are effective at containing the virus on the island, borders will be closed until the situation is under control in the rest of Europe.

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KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News

KAGUYA Luxury Highway Bus - the decision has been made to suspend services for cruise liners visiting Japan, including serving any offshore islands, including two of the main islands - Kyushu and Shikoku - as well as southern Honshu, in a bid to try limiting any possible 'transport' of the COVID-19 virus outbreak from our vehicles, even though they are thoroughly disinfected after every day of service; this is either performed by the maintenance crew or the drivers, depending on the circumstances.

KAGUYA New & Used Solutions/Kashiwazaki Coaster - in line with the present emergency plans from the Japan National Diet to counter the COVID-19 spread, we decided to suspend both our production lines in Toya City (Hokkaido) and southeastern Setagaya Ward in Tokyo (Central Honshu), and the current construction of what would be our first one overseas (Italy), at least until the situation is controlled enough.

This includes suspension on the current manufactures and sending all staff off for as long as the National Diet considers it is unsafe to work in these environments (our facility in Setagaya alone employs more than 450, more than any other).

For any customers needing their vehicles into a fixed deadline, the only way is to transfer midway work into leased facilities in Germany, though that may inflate on the final price of their vehicle(s), due to transportation costs, although our partner RKK Line has agreed to lease their car carrierMIYARABI II」for Kaguya Cruise to operate her for as long as our facilities are closed.

For any customers decided on cancelling orders, we have set up a specific department in our after-sales service to help you get your refund.

We take advantage of this moment to thank you for your understanding, and most importantly for your continued preference and investment on Japan's best and most quality oriented manufacturer.

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SMRT News

We are working closely with Health officials to ensure the wellness of our guests and staff. As stated by Health Canada, the risk remains low and to that end, service will remain normal. All our buses, trams, and subway cars are undergoing significant cleaning and disinfecting during this time. Please be mindful of other guests and follow the recommended health guidelines outlined by Health Canada and Alberta Health Services. As conditions can change at anytime we will keep everyone notified of any changes to transit. Thank you for your cooperation during this time and as always, the safety of our guests and staff remain our #1 priority.

On an unrelated note:

We are rolling out new announcements to our entire system to improve communication with guests and those who are visually impaired. Here's how things will change:

  • Buses
    • Current [CAD]: "8th Street Terminal" | "Stop Requested. Please use the rear doors"
    • New [CAD and External Speakers]: "8th Street Terminal. Transfer to subways and trams." | "Stop Request. Use rear doors" | "Route A100 to Rockaway" 
  • Trams
    • Current: None, unless specified by tram drivers
    • New [CAD]: Similar to buses 
  • Subways
    • Current : "The Next Station is City Hall. The doors on the right side will open. Please change here for the B and E Lines"
    • New: "Next stop: City Hall. Change for B and E Lines. Doors open on the right"
  • Stations
    • Current: chime "The next train approaching is for 8th Street. Please stand clear of the platform doors" OR "The next train approaching is for Evergreen. Please stand behind the platform edge"
    • New: chime "Next train: A line to 8th Street. Please mind the platform doors" OR "Next train: F line to Evergreen. Please mind the platform edge"

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LincTrans (Lincoln Metropolitan Area Transit Authority)

Updates/News

News

• The newest CAD/AVL got a new format in its recent update on February 29, 2020.

The current format is: 

Next stop: Bridgepoint Boulevard at Windsor Street. Connection to the 401 Windsor streetcar|(Stop Request) Please exit the rear doors. There is external announcements but it’s short, here’s an example of the 49: “49A Queen West to Fairvale via Queen West and Greenboro”

The new format is similar to the TTC’s default VISION: 

Announcements: Next stop: Middle York Road. Bus Connection. Connection to LincTrans Commuter Airport and West Lincoln lines.|(Stop Request) Stop Requested “When exiting the vehicle, please exit through the rear doors. Please remember to take all of your belongings. 

External Announcements: “route 49A Queen West, westbound to Fairvale via Queen West and Greenboro”

A similar system is currently being installed on the Streetcars. Any new buses will have the update of this system on it automatically, except for community buses, that will have the original system due to complications to on test unit 2005. 
 

Due to COVID-19, we’re reducing services as well as temporarily laying off workers.

The new 804 Airport Express bus debuts March 19, 2020. The route will be out of the South Yorkmeadow and will be using the New Flyer XDE60s and NovaBus LFX 60102 Artics

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