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by LRV Op Dude
August 2nd, 2014, 2:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70
Replies: 153
Views: 23857

Re: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70

A LRV was delivered last week. Word around work is that is the last one in the order.
by LRV Op Dude
July 28th, 2014, 2:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Oaks Station Place
Replies: 72
Views: 16944

Re: Oaks Station Place

I notice the other day that there is still no businesses in the retail portion of this development. Does anyone know of anything going in there?
by LRV Op Dude
July 11th, 2014, 9:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70
Replies: 153
Views: 23857

Re: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70

Metro Transit is reconfiguring the handicap spaces in the Type 2 LRVs to include a companion seating. The LRV will go from 4 bike racks to 2 bike racks. The Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee minutes on June 4, 2014 . Item 2 Metro Transit Modifies Light Rail Cars for $300,000 I wonder h...
by LRV Op Dude
July 3rd, 2014, 10:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 6570

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

How much is the ridership is from the bus lines that was trimmed or cut? Also, something needs to be done about the delayes due to bar signal before we lose the choice riders. I think it is great the ridership is going well.
by LRV Op Dude
June 24th, 2014, 2:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 6570

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I operated the Green Line westbound down Ceder St this afternoon without stopping for a bar signal. It was the first time I was able to go 25 MPH woohoo.
by LRV Op Dude
June 18th, 2014, 7:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 6570

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I think you might have the terminology wrong. Or are you thinking of the priority that emergency vehicles get? I believe you are thinking of preemption. I know St Paul will not have that. I would like to see preemption on some of the less major intersections. The people you need to complain to is th...
by LRV Op Dude
June 15th, 2014, 6:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 6570

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

About the destinations signs, I would suggest that you contact Metro Transit and give them feedback. Maybe they will keep the Downtown St Paul and MSP. As far as the bar signal, please be patient. The operators are just as frustrated? I know I am. We are being told that it is a work in progress. Did...
by LRV Op Dude
June 13th, 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2324
Views: 234003

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

Any news on Nextrip/real time arrival signage for both LRT lines? Will it be turned on in time for the Green Line opening? http://www.metrotransit.org/good-question-why-doesnt-the-metro-blie-line-have-nextrip It may happen when GREEN Line starts. I noticed that when I am coming to the the station t...
by LRV Op Dude
June 8th, 2014, 5:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288499

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

They're using the green badge and destination instead of TEST TRAIN now, but they still seem to be working out the kinks a bit. When I saw a train headed Minneapolis-bound its sign said "Metrodome/Downtown East" instead of Target Field. We are testing the automatic announcement system on the trains.
by LRV Op Dude
June 6th, 2014, 10:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288499

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I operated yesterday and made it to the East Bank Station and the Washington Ave bridge without stopping.
by LRV Op Dude
June 6th, 2014, 7:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288499

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Something odd I've noticed while surveying speed limits along the line is that the signs aren't placed where I expect them to be. Maybe Metro Transit operates under different rules than regular railroads do, but I'd always heard that a train can't accelerate until the tail end has passed a sign upp...
by LRV Op Dude
May 31st, 2014, 9:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288499

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

downfall wrote:Metro Transit us hosting a Green Line open house today for their staff and families. Boardings are at Union Station and Target Field Station with no stops in between.
The open house is on Tomorrow.
by LRV Op Dude
May 30th, 2014, 10:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56814

Re: Gateway Corridor

Anyone else notice this? http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25809013/white-house-gives-gateway-corridor-permitting-fast-track Specifically this part: The White House's recent decision also effectively moves the Gateway Corridor ahead of a proposed west metro project, the Bottineau Transitway, w...
by LRV Op Dude
May 30th, 2014, 10:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 112472

Re: Bottineau Corridor (Blue Line Extension)

Did I read that right Bottineau Corridor is on track to be operating by 2019? That mean that Southwest is coming on line in 2019. That would be cool if they both came on line in the same year.
by LRV Op Dude
May 23rd, 2014, 10:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288499

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I think it's easier to just keep running 3 car trains than it is to send them back to the maintenance facility for decoupling. Uncoupling can easily be done at Union Station without going into the OMF. They would only uncouple the trains that stay out late. Uncoupling save Metro Transit and your ta...
by LRV Op Dude
May 23rd, 2014, 11:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 75537

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

Why do the trains only run every hour after 12:30 AM? I think on the weekends they should run every half hour (or more) until the bars close. I often take a train downtown and have to cut the night short, which is usually fine considering I'm becoming an old man. However, this weekend I'm going to ...
by LRV Op Dude
May 16th, 2014, 6:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288499

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Looks minor, there is some debris from an automobile in te street and metro transit police and other officials milling around, they seem to be inspecting parts of the train which is stopped over 280 at this time. No sign of any damaged car. This would be the third accident involving LRV in the last...

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