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APTA Rail 2010: photo and videos from other attendees!

SkyTrain control! Photo by <a href=http://picasaweb.google.com/113879629835241365016/SkytrainTechnicalTour#5480626651247516770>Daniel Tiang</a>.

SkyTrain control! Photo by Daniel Tiang.

A few people have sent me some photos and video to share from the APTA rail conference last week!

Daniel Tiang sent along a photo album from the SkyTrain technical tour. He also sent along four videos from the tour: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Steve Chou also sent along his Flickr set with photos from the SkyTrain tour and the trolley bus technical tour!

If you have any APTA stuff to share, feel free to e-mail me!


4 Comments

  • By ;-), June 15, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing the photos and videos. I always wondered what it would be like to go into the maintenance yard on a train.

    I think should put these tours on annually for the general public. Perhaps charge a small admission fee that can go to one of Translink’s favourite charities.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, June 16, 2010 @ 11:23 am

    Yes, it’s a good idea: maybe something like a SkyTrain/transit centre open house, where people could come and visit. I’ll float it around the organization for sure!

  • By ;-), June 16, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

    If it doesn’t work out, you can save it for a surprise outing to a I Love Transit week trip…. hint, hint!

    The thing about open houses is that it help foster good relationship with it’s riders (especially the enthusiasts)…. kinda like your work with this blog.

    Otherwise, do indepth YouTube video story for us. Like you bus depot stories awhile back.

  • By zack, June 17, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    Yeah! A transit open house is a good idea. That way the public can find out how the SkyTrain system works, and some of the safety and mechanical features on the buses. In Toronto, they call it “Doors open Toronto”, a yearly event that invites the public to it’s bus, streetcar, and subway garages, and also to get a sense of how the transit system works. It would be nice if TransLink had one. :)

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