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Old Posted Apr 14, 2008, 8:48 PM
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Looks about the same to me.
Notice how the sides are curved inwards at the bottom of the train, versus the straight sides of ours?


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Our new streetcars to be phased in soon.
Has this model actually been selected as the final one?
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Shinjuku Station to Union Station!!!

Love the new trains!!! ( both subway and diesel electric) -

I wonder if Union Station is at max capacity? They will need to accomodate with all this growth and all those skyscrapers going up around the station is going to make it a wee bit cramped.
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Union Station is supposed to get a new glass shed for parts of the shed.

So what city has bike racks on all buses? That seems to be the newest crave lately.

Hamilton's entire transit fleet has bike racks.
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I'm curious to know if Hamilton has ever had an LRT or RT proposal in the past besides the ill-fated ALRT GO project from the early '80s. It seems to me a city of that size, especially 30 years ago, would have at least fantasized of joining the big leagues of transit, like Winnipeg has since the '50s...
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2008, 9:21 PM
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I know we had a monorail idea in the past like Winnipeg did. But never had anything serious other than ALRT GO.
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Oh speaking of LRT today's a historical day for Hamilton. Councilors are currently discussing the benefits of LRT. The committee in charge of the Rapid Transit Office is requesting councilors to approve open house meetings to discuss LRT for Hamilton. Basically to start the LRT debate in this city.
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Detailed Vancouver transit stats for 2007


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In the 10 years between 1997 and 2007 there was a:

-30% increase in bus ridership; an increase of 29,221,718 annual passengers.
-74% increase in SkyTrain ridership; an increase of 17,891,171 annual passengers.
-0% change in SeaBus ridership; a decrease of 1,273 annual passengers.
-42% increase in West Coast Express ridership; an increase of 676,439 annual passengers over its 1998 inaugural year.
-40% increase in total annual system ridership; an increase of 49,390,948 annual passengers.
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They will need to change that sign on August 2nd when the Eagles' harmony will actually be in Moncton
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Vancouver's new articulated electric trolleys have started running on my local route

I'm crazy about Vancouver's new articulated trolleys and I'm beside myself that they have started running on my local route, the #20 Victoria which runs from Downtown Vancouver to Commercial Drive and then Victoria Drive. This is one of the city's busiest bus routes and these higher capacity buses are desperately needed since the 77-passenger models just cannot keep up with demand at all hours of the day and night despite 4- to 7-minute frequency during most hours of operation.

I photoshopped two pictures together to get rid of the cars that were blocking parts of the bus.

My photo, taken April 21st, 2008.

Even in the middle of the day on a Monday with the buses running every four or five minutes the articulated trolley bus is still comfortably full.

My photo, taken April 21st, 2008.

The doors are a little different on the articulated trolleys in that you just push this strip rather than a bar. It confounded some people who just started hitting the door everywhere like the monkeys at the Monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

My photo, taken April 21st, 2008.
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I never understood why bus manufacturers thought it necessary to change the simple 'push on the bar' system for opening the doors. First they come out with 'push on this yellow strip', now they have the 'wave your hands vigorously in the general vicinity of this sign', next we'll be doing the fu&*ing chicken dance to get off the bus.
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I never understood why bus manufacturers thought it necessary to change the simple 'push on the bar' system for opening the doors. First they come out with 'push on this yellow strip', now they have the 'wave your hands vigorously in the general vicinity of this sign', next we'll be doing the fu&*ing chicken dance to get off the bus.
A lot of it comes down to what doesn't break as easy. It's a lot harder to break a motion sensor then either of the other types.
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Here in Hamilton the new articulated buses also have the "push yellow strip" to open the door. It confuses the hell out of people as they think the driver is suppose to open the very back door.
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Skytrain




WestCoast Express (commuter rail)


Seabus




Granville Island Ferries


Amtrak (Vancouver-Seattle-Portland-Eugene, OR)





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^ Nice shots of the various ways to get around Vancouver.

I took this photo of a four-car SkyTrain this morning as it came into the Broadway-Commercial Drive station. Once we receive the additional trains that are on order these four-car trains will be standard for rush hour with the usual 90- to 120-second frequency. I suspect the four-car trains will actually be used most hours of the day since rush hour in Vancouver lasts from dawn to dusk without pause.

Once the planned station renovations go through and the platforms are extended on the Expo Line these four-car trains will be extended to six-car trains during rush hour. I can't wait.


My photo, taken April 22nd, 2008.

I used a fair amount of zoom for the shot which makes the train look shorter than it is. This four-car SkyTrain is actually about 75 metres / 250 feet in length.
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Don't you guys find low floor buses annoying? they fit like 20 fewer people than the previous generation of buses.

Maybe 70-80% of Montreal's fleet have been converted.

Cartier station (Laval), April 6, 2008
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Habs mania was so great that even public transit was involved...

Many buses like this one (24 Sherbrooke) were displaying GO!, CANADIENS, GO!


Metrovision screens in the subway were also praising the Habs, like this one in McGill




You can also notice Koodo invading McGill metro





The value of our transit system?
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I'm curious to know if Hamilton has ever had an LRT or RT proposal in the past besides the ill-fated ALRT GO project from the early '80s. It seems to me a city of that size, especially 30 years ago, would have at least fantasized of joining the big leagues of transit, like Winnipeg has since the '50s...
Hamilton has a Rapid Transit feasibility study on the go, and by the looks of it, Hamilton will get LRT for the East-West corridor dubbed the B-Line, after the original Bee-Line route.

A-Line (up the mountain to the airport) hasn't really been fig'd out yet (re: type of technology to use: brt or lrt)



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The central station for south shore buses coming in Montreal (like the one you see leaving at the bottom) is located inside our tallest building:

May 12, 2008

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^yes, a pretty neat terminal. Sure beats the outside terminal that preceded it.
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Broadway-City Hall Station





Bridgeport Station







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