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Canadian Transit > Vancouver
Trolley Buses

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Trolley Bus

Vancouver operates a large trolley bus system serving downtown, Metrotown and UBC. The fleet is nearing the end of their service life. New ETB's and hybrids are now in operation. They fit very well with Vancouver's environmentally friendly attitude.


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van-etb-broadway-042203-01.jpg (285176 bytes)Bus turning at Broadway/Commercial (4/22/03) van-etb-downtown-042103-01.jpg (484148 bytes)Bus downtown at Cordova and Granville (4/21/03)
van-etb-downtown-042103-02.jpg (530882 bytes)Bus turning onto the Granville Transit Mall (4/21/03) van-etb-downtown-042103-03.jpg (528984 bytes)Bus downtown on Transit Mall in old BC Transit colors (4/21/03)
van-etb-downtown-042103-04.jpg (148596 bytes)Bus on Pender St in newer Translink colors (4/21/03) van-etb-downtown-042103-05.jpg (186196 bytes)Bus "taking" the Granville Mall wires Jct on Pender St. (4/21/03) 
van-etb-downtown-042103-06.jpg (208063 bytes)Bus on Granville Mall crossing Pender St, a major ETB junction. (4/21/03) van-etb-westend-042103-01.jpg (367006 bytes)Busses lined up at the end of route 5 in the West End. (4/21/03)
Non ETB's and Broadway/ Commercial (4/22/03) Articulated ETB at Broadway/ Commercial (6/1/10)
Articulated ETB at Broadway/ Commercial (6/1/10) ETB turning off of Broadway onto Commercial (6/1/10)
ETB turning off of Broadway onto Commercial (6/1/10) ETB underneath the Skytrain Broadway station (6/1/10)
At Broadway/ Commercial (6/1/10) At Broadway/ Commercial (6/1/10)
Downtown (6/1/17) At Broadway/ Commercial (6/1/17)
By waterfront station (6/1/17) By waterfront station (6/1/17)
By waterfront station (6/1/17)  

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