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Old Posted Apr 12, 2024, 12:44 AM
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Not quite at night, but I also got a pic of the front marker lights.
The lights in that photo look more like the rear markers lights to me.

Not sure what the red lights on the side are all about. Judging by them it looks like the 5-car train has 3 cars oriented one way and two the other.
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The lights in that photo look more like the rear markers lights to me.

Not sure what the red lights on the side are all about. Judging by them it looks like the 5-car train has 3 cars oriented one way and two the other.
There are 5 lights on the side of each vehicle on the Mark V trains, rather than the usual 2:
One is an amber light indicating equipment faults or the silent passenger alarm strip.
One is a red light indicating if any doors on the vehicle are open.
Then there are 3 red lights, one for each set of doors to assist with debugging door problems (these ones are new).
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2024, 3:17 AM
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The lights in that photo look more like the rear markers lights to me.
Yes the rear markers are illuminated but the picture gives a great shot of the new style front markers.

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There are 5 lights on the side of each vehicle on the Mark V trains, rather than the usual 2:
One is an amber light indicating equipment faults or the silent passenger alarm strip.
One is a red light indicating if any doors on the vehicle are open.
Then there are 3 red lights, one for each set of doors to assist with debugging door problems (these ones are new).
Great explanation, thanks.
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2024, 4:18 AM
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I don’t see that as Alston killing the system, just a rebranding to lump it in with all metro systems. They even show the trains in their promotional video on that page.

Bombardier rebranded to Innovia Metro in 2010 to group with their other fully automated Innovia systems, people movers and monorails. They had previously called the system ART following their acquisition of the system in 1992 while the ICTS name dates back from early development in the early 70s.
Yes - so using this evidence SkyTrain is effectively an Alstom METROPOLIS product; its time under the name Innovia Metro has come to an end.
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2024, 4:29 AM
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Yes - so using this evidence SkyTrain is effectively an Alstom METROPOLIS product; its time under the name Innovia Metro has come to an end.
i just want them to sound like the Mk1 trains. love that sound.
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2024, 6:10 AM
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i just want them to sound like the Mk1 trains. love that sound.
Better get out there and get a recording of it while you still can...
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2024, 12:05 PM
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As a regular rider of the 25, they should really have the sign saying the destination on the top big letters instead of on the bottom.
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I've always liked the design of the SkyTrain cars post MK1. They look futuristic without looking like a gagetbahn. Stylish but crisp.

For these new trains what is the total length of the trains themselves and are they longer than 2 MK3 trains coupled together?
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I've always liked the design of the SkyTrain cars post MK1. They look futuristic without looking like a gagetbahn. Stylish but crisp.

For these new trains what is the total length of the trains themselves and are they longer than 2 MK3 trains coupled together?
About 85m

2 Mk3? You mean MkII? Mk3 is 4 cars... and 2 of them is 8 car trains, so around 136m...
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How many seta of Mark V trains are there? I know we have one. In the loading video I see 6021, while the train that arrived is 6011. so I am confused. it seems there are more then 1 train built at least 2 and if by the numbers at least 5 trains are already built.

So does anyone know how many MarK V train-sets have been built?
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How many seta of Mark V trains are there? I know we have one. In the loading video I see 6021, while the train that arrived is 6011. so I am confused. it seems there are more then 1 train built at least 2 and if by the numbers at least 5 trains are already built.

So does anyone know how many MarK V train-sets have been built?
I don't think there's a 6021.

This should be how the trains are numbered:
Train1: 6011-6022-6023-6024-6025
Train2: 6031-6042-6043-6044-6045
Train3: 6051-6062-6063-6064-6065
...
Train41: 6811-6822-6823-6824-6825

So in the computer, it will see the trains as something similar to MkI and MkII trains
Train1: 601-602
Train2: 603-604
Train3: 605-606
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Train41: 681-682
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To make it clear, each car is individually numbered and only one train has arrived.

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So in the computer, it will see the trains as something similar to MkI and MkII trains
Train1: 601-602
Train2: 603-604
Train3: 605-606
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Train41: 681-682
That makes sense, thanks.
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at 0:06-0:08, you can clearly see the first 3 cars as 6011, 6022, 6023
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So they re-painted the numbers?
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Pics from Daily Hive show 6011 being unloaded (same as pics above) - so maybe the train in the video at Kingston isn't the one sent.

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From Daily Hive:

First new generation SkyTrain cars arrive in Metro Vancouver
https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/mark...-december-2023

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https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/mark...-december-2023
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This should be how the trains are numbered:
Train1: 6011-6022-6023-6024-6025
Train2: 6031-6042-6043-6044-6045
Train3: 6051-6062-6063-6064-6065
...
Train41: 6811-6822-6823-6824-6825

So in the computer, it will see the trains as something similar to MkI and MkII trains
Train1: 601-602
Train2: 603-604
Train3: 605-606
...
Train41: 681-682
I am really not getting this logic at all. Why not just use consecutive numbers the same way as the Mark IV trains?
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I am really not getting this logic at all. Why not just use consecutive numbers the same way as the Mark IV trains?
The control system originally only ever used married pairs which were handled with a XXX-XXX format number, simply combining the two car numbers.
The 4 car Mark III trains were numbered sequentially with the train number being made from the two end cars, this wasn’t an issue as only 21 trains (84 cars) were ordered. If this was also followed for the Mark V only 19 trains could be numbered in the 600s while currently there are 46 trains on order. This way with four digit car numbers and the last digit being dropped to form the XXX-XXX train number 49 trains can be numbered in the 600s.

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Weird, but understandable to fit in the system - but then how are cars 3, 4 and 5 tracked in the system (just as part of the train?)

Train1: 6011-6022-6023-6024-6025
Train2: 6031-6042-6043-6044-6045
Train3: 6051-6062-6063-6064-6065
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Train41: 6811-6822-6823-6824-6825
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The control system originally only ever used married pairs which were handled with a XXX-XXX format number, simply combining the two car numbers.
And the supplier hasn't been able to update the software to handle longer numbers at any time over the past 40 years?

This reminds me of ICBC's increasingly convoluted numbering and sequencing scheme for license plates which I've always assumed has something do to with the difficulty of upgrading their IBM mainframe systems to handle longer numbers.


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Weird, but understandable to fit in the system - but then how are cars 3, 4 and 5 tracked in the system (just as part of the train?)
I assume they have a separate computer system which manages the maintenance requirements and records. Presumably it doesn't have the same numbering limitation as the train control system does.
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