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Old November 5th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #1381
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They will be used to add length, increase frequency on the M-Line (if Evergreen line ever got built), and increase the spare ratio to a "healthy" level. No MkI train is going to retire soon as they still have a good 10-15 years of life...
no, it doesn't include the Evergreen Line demand. if the Evergreen were to be built, Translink said it would need to purchase 10 more cars.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 10:05 PM   #1382
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In the Canada Line Update Transit Exchanges, those buses lined up are old Chicago CTA buses
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Old November 6th, 2006, 12:01 AM   #1383
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no, it doesn't include the Evergreen Line demand. if the Evergreen were to be built, Translink said it would need to purchase 10 more cars.
Yeah... I was talking about the plan for purchasing 72 cars all together...
but yes, the first phase (34 cars) is just to increase capacity and spare ratio. Come to think of it, currently there are 16 2-cars MkII trains (32 cars), maybe when the new cars arrives, all trains will be made into 4 cars? I remember seeing some skytrain staff saying that there is currently some software glitch that prevent the train to run in 90 seconds headway (or was it below 90 seconds?)... so I'm not sure if the frequency will increase on the Expo line...
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Old November 6th, 2006, 07:26 AM   #1384
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I hope they do. Whenever I take the M-Line it is always either 1 MK II or the 4 car MK I (which I usually wait for instead of bothering to cram into the MK-II)
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Old November 6th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #1385
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KL is buying 4 car trains from Bombardier...

I have heard they will run 2 and 4 cars in mixed operations....which may be interesting...with the underground stations having Platform Screen Doors....

Do underground stations in Vancouver have PSDs?

I also wondered if it were possible to run trains made up of two married pairs of the MkII....just couple them...

I recall watching the Molson Indy and seeing a 4-car MkII set running in the background. I think this was back in 2002.

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Old November 6th, 2006, 09:11 PM   #1386
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Do underground stations in Vancouver have PSDs?

I also wondered if it were possible to run trains made up of two married pairs of the MkII....just couple them...
No latform screen doors - too expensive - plus the spacing between doors and the door width on the MKIs and the MKIIs is different.

Translink does run 4 car MKII trains (A+B-A+B) - but not many of them. They'll probably make that the norm when they buy more cars.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #1387
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Do underground stations in Vancouver have PSDs?

I also wondered if it were possible to run trains made up of two married pairs of the MkII....just couple them...
No platform screen doors - too expensive - plus the spacing between doors and the door width on the MKIs and the MKIIs is different.

Translink does run 4 car MKII trains (A+B-A+B) - but not many of them. They'll probably make that the norm when they buy more cars.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 04:30 AM   #1388
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Pictures of the Canada Line Middle Arm Bridge construction over the Arthur Laing Bridge:





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Old November 9th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #1389
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Pics of the new Dunsmuir entrance to the Granville Skytrain Station here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sillygw...7594300227515/
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Old November 9th, 2006, 09:57 PM   #1390
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I went through the new part last week and was quite surprised by the size of it. I didn't have any issues when trying to manoeuvre through to the Dunsmuir exit either but I did notice that the signage doesn't seem to be bright enough.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 02:53 AM   #1391
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i just have to say about car lengths...

I was in San Francisco last week and at the height of rush hour they had 1 car trains running on the Muni LRT

and they are quite far apart time wise - packed car after packed car would roll by
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Old November 15th, 2006, 09:56 AM   #1392
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Newer types of buses which have recently been added to the system (all made by NFI - New Flyer Industries):
E40LFR (eletric/trolley)


D40LFR (Diesel)


C40LFR (Compressed Natural Gas - can only refuel in Port Coquitlam )
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Old November 15th, 2006, 10:40 AM   #1393
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awesome pics! thx!
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Old November 15th, 2006, 09:26 PM   #1394
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I think the new trolleys look front-heavy. The parts on the front of the roof amount to a spoiler designed to hide some mechanical equipment - the designers seem to have ignored the rear part of the roof.
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Old November 16th, 2006, 04:45 AM   #1395
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I've been on the new trolleys. What a difference, more comfortable, not as noisey, and smoother.
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they look really nice travelling down the streets
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Old November 19th, 2006, 01:56 AM   #1397
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For those that have seen the inside of the new trolleys. Is the space inside the same or bigger than our existing trolleys? And also is the seat configuration the same with a row down one side of single seaters?
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Here are pics of the interior:
http://trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p30883654.html
http://trans-vancouver.fotopic.net/p30883652.html
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Old November 20th, 2006, 07:32 PM   #1399
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when are the first articulated trolies finaly coming. Or did they cancel that order?
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Canada Line tunnel update here:

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