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Date: 07/14/22 17:58
Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: CNStratford

Does anyone have any details?  Apparently the derailment  took out Westjet's fibre optics links.
The train derailment in question took place in Bassano, Alta., approximately 140 kilometres southeast of Calgary, on Wednesday afternoon.



Date: 07/15/22 11:59
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: ABB

Look at Trains Magazine "news wire".  They have an article about it.



Date: 07/15/22 16:42
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: TheCurator




Date: 07/16/22 00:54
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: railsmith

CNStratford Wrote:
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> Does anyone have any details?  Apparently the
> derailment  took out Westjet's fibre optics
> links.
> The train derailment in question took place in
> Bassano, Alta., approximately 140 kilometres
> southeast of Calgary, on Wednesday afternoon.

Some specifics:

Bassano derailment: 16:26 Mountain Time, July 13. Loaded CP DP grain assignment 301-222-13 (CP 8067, CP 9770, CP 9668, CP 7057, CP 9773, 203L, 0E, 0R, 27962T, 11758F) was proceeding Westward when 43 hopper cars derailed at mile 97.7 Brooks Sub. No injuries.

Kamloops derailment: 16:06 Pacific Time, July 13. Loaded CP DP grain assignment 303-515-12 (CP 9817, CN 3801, 122L, 0E, 0R, 17319T, 6999F) was proceeding Westward when 18 hopper cars derailed at mile 2 Thompson Sub. The derailed cars collided with and derailed 2 box cars on an adjacent track. No injuries.



Date: 07/16/22 09:58
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: Lackawanna484

I'm surprised that WestJet doesn't have redundant communications links. When one pathway is disripted, another is activated.



Date: 07/16/22 11:11
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: PHall

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> I'm surprised that WestJet doesn't have redundant
> communications links. When one pathway is
> disripted, another is activated.

Westjet does not own the lines, their communications provider does.



Date: 07/16/22 14:43
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: KD

Rogers? 



Date: 07/16/22 15:41
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: PHall

KD Wrote:
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> Rogers? 

It could be Rogers, Bell or a number of other companies that provide just fiber optic cable services such as L3 Communications.



Date: 07/16/22 16:18
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: Lackawanna484

PHall Wrote:
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> KD Wrote:
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> > Rogers? 
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> It could be Rogers, Bell or a number of other
> companies that provide just fiber optic cable
> services such as L3 Communications

Doesn't excuse the lack of alternatives. That's on WestJet.

Posted from Android



Date: 07/16/22 21:19
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: PHall

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> > KD Wrote:
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> > > Rogers? 
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> > It could be Rogers, Bell or a number of other
> > companies that provide just fiber optic cable
> > services such as L3 Communications
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> Doesn't excuse the lack of alternatives. That's on
> WestJet.
>
> Posted from Android

Nope, purely on the communications company's shoulders. Their job is to provide the link from point A to point B. The customer could care less how they do it as long as they do do it.



Date: 07/17/22 08:13
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: Lackawanna484

PHall Wrote:
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> > > It could be Rogers, Bell or a number of other
> > > companies that provide just fiber optic cable
> > > services such as L3 Communications
> >
> > Doesn't excuse the lack of alternatives. That's
> on
> > WestJet.
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> Nope, purely on the communications company's
> shoulders. Their job is to provide the link from
> point A to point B. The customer could care less
> how they do it as long as they do do it.

But, they didn't do it.  Causing a problem for the customer.



Date: 07/17/22 11:57
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: PHall

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> > > > It could be Rogers, Bell or a number of
> other
> > > > companies that provide just fiber optic
> cable
> > > > services such as L3 Communications
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> > > Doesn't excuse the lack of alternatives.
> That's
> > on
> > > WestJet.
> > >
> > > Posted from Android
> >
> > Nope, purely on the communications company's
> > shoulders. Their job is to provide the link
> from
> > point A to point B. The customer could care
> less
> > how they do it as long as they do do it.
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> But, they didn't do it.  Causing a problem for
> the customer.

Welcome to the wonderful world of working for a communications company. You get to deal with just the happiest people sometimes.



Date: 07/21/22 07:40
Re: Train Derailment Upsets Westjet
Author: Lackawanna484

Reuters reports that Rogers plan to take over Shaw and expand its dominant control may be in doubt:(Reuters) - Rogers Communications Inc ( RCIAF ) on Thursday appointed Ron McKenzie as its new chief technology and information officer, weeks after an unprecedented outage at one of Canada's biggest telecom operators shut banking, transport and government access for millions.The 19-hour service outage earlier this month drew ire from customers and sparked demands for more independent competition at a time when Rogers is looking to lift a block on its attempt to take over rival Shaw Communications ( SJRWF ) in a C$20 billion deal.



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