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Old 07-21-2014, 02:10 PM   #26
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SkyTrain goes down again due to a ?technical issue? | Globalnews.ca

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I've taken SkyTrain to work for the last 8 years or so, and I've only been stuck a few times.

I'd say that's pretty damn reliable. I bet if you looked at the number of hours of uptime vs downtime you'd find the trains are way more reliable than any car on the road.
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Attendants were walking out to trains and safely letting people off.

Edit: INB4 Translink wants to up the taxes to "upgrade their computer systems from 1986 Expo System."
At the time of my post the only information available through Translink's twitter, and through the articles about the subject were advising people to remain in the cabs.

Also last Thursday people did end up illegally entering the tracks after the train stopped.

So you can see where I draw my logic from.
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luckily it's a beautiful day...if this happened to me in gloomy november i would've flipped shit having to walk on the track.
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On the other hand, it is somewhat reassuring to know that if there is a system error, the fail safe is to shut everything down. I'd hate to imagine trains dangerously accelerating or crashing into other trains while operators sit helplessly in the control room.
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I've taken SkyTrain to work for the last 8 years or so, and I've only been stuck a few times.

I'd say that's pretty damn reliable. I bet if you looked at the number of hours of uptime vs downtime you'd find the trains are way more reliable than any car on the road.

well said.

even machines arent perfect but the uptime vs downtime ratio will tell you how its helped people's daily lives more than its given misery.
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I've taken SkyTrain to work for the last 8 years or so, and I've only been stuck a few times.

I'd say that's pretty damn reliable. I bet if you looked at the number of hours of uptime vs downtime you'd find the trains are way more reliable than any car on the road.
for the operating costs and additional funding translink has I would sure as hell hope it's reliable.
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I wonder what happens if you need to shit while stuck on the skytrain? Do you just pull your pants down and shit or walk out of the track and shit on the road below you?
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That's like when it happened last week and there was a "3 hour wait" at metro town for busses

Like Jesus Christ people, you can't buck up for a taxi once a year? From metro regardless of where you're going it shouldn't be more than 60
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I wonder what happens if you need to shit while stuck on the skytrain? Do you just pull your pants down and shit or walk out of the track and shit on the road below you?
Do you mean doing something like this?




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"Suspended taxi enforcement" means that out-of-Vancouver taxi's are permitted to come into #YVR to pick up fares until #SkyTrain is back up
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All we need is to bring Japanese Rail Transport.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_transport_in_Japan"Japanese railways are among the most punctual in the world. The average delay on the Tokaido Shinkansen in fiscal 2006 was only 0.3 minutes.[14] When trains are delayed for as little as five minutes, the conductor makes an announcement apologizing for the delay and the railway company may provide a "delay certificate" (遅延証明書), as no one would expect a train to be this late. Japanese passengers rely heavily on rail transit and take it for granted that trains operate on time. When trains are delayed for an hour or more, it may even appear in the newspaper."

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lol .. making it a funding issue..

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@ timpo.. have u ever been to japan?
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UPDATE - Millennium Line Skytrain has been re-started operating from VCC-Clark to Sapperton Station. Expo Line still being worked on.
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So many people who dont take the trains and complaining about it...sheesh...i take it everyday and days like these i get to go home early so i can hitch a ride with others...perfect for me...
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So many people who dont take the trains and complaining about it...sheesh...i take it everyday and days like these i get to go home early so i can hitch a ride with others...perfect for me...
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so many people complain complain and complain. yes, i agree it is shitty that it happens. and the fact it happened within a week of each incident makes it that much worst.

but given the start time of the system until now, how many incidents have there been that are this huge?

i'd like to see you guys own a 20+ year car and for it to not have any problems.
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UPDATE - Expo Line Skytrain Service has been re-started and appears to be holding. System wide now StateGreen
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