Post by Low Light Mike on Dec 22, 2018 12:12:44 GMT -8
Here is some Alberta transit, seen by me in September 2018:
A bus in Banff: - I like the wildlife artwork on the buses (I also wanted to type the phrase "on the buses") DSCF3329 by Mike Bonkowski, on Flickr
The CTrain LTR in Calgary: . by Mike Bonkowski, on Flickr - I won't try to describe the LTR cars/carriages/train-containers, because that would just confuse the more learned people. But I do think they look pretty neat-o.
View of the CTrain corridor on 7th Ave, seen from the Hyatt hotel . by Mike Bonkowski, on Flickr
Was in San Francisco last week and utilized BART between SFO and the city. Hadn't been on BART for many years. The trains I rode on were pretty old, but BART is replacing those with newer Bombardier cars. I grabbed a couple of pics of the newer train at Embarcadero Station in downtown SF.
This is an older train, the type which ferried me to and from SFO.
So glad to see Bombardier still makes 'something'!
As of a few weeks ago, they don't make train cars any more.
Actually no that is misinformed statement because EU needs to have it approval for Alstom to take over of Bombardier transportation. This in my opinion is highly unlucky to get approved because Alstom wanted to combine force with Seimens which EU disapproved.
Actually no that is misinformed statement because EU needs to have it approval for Alstom to take over of Bombardier. This in my opinion is highly unlucky to get approved because Alstom wanted to combine force with Seimens which EU disapproved.
I think you're the one who's misinformed. Alstom is only buying Bombardier's rail car division, not the whole company.
One inaccuracy I noted in that story was the reference to free transit drying up the main revenue source for transit systems.
Perhaps transit experts can correct me on this, but I've understood that fares account for considerably less than half of most systems' revenue. Even in metro Vancouver, with a heavy usage, I don't think it's above 40%. Subsidies account for most of what'e needed, and in smaller systems, fares can recoup 20% or less.
By comparison, BC Ferries' farebox revenue approaches 80% of total costs, and WSF is in the same neighbourhood.