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Old June 29th, 2007, 05:23 AM   #41
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Somewhat like Kryvyj-Rih subway
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Old June 29th, 2007, 07:17 AM   #42
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How big is the Krivoy Rog? The city itself is just slightly smaller than Edmonton's city population.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 08:41 AM   #43
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Land Area 407.3 kmē

Pop 710,400

The extent from North to South is 126 km
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Old June 30th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #44
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I meant to say metropolis of Krivoy Rog.

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 06:01 AM   #45
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i don't get why its taking so long - is it because they can't do any work in the winter?

2009 for what looks like a short ditance seems ridiculously far off
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Old July 9th, 2007, 10:37 AM   #46
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Terraforming is delayed by winter yes, but the biggest issue is availability of materials and labour. The material shortage is acute here as most of the locally manufactured supplies head north for Fort McMurray.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 07:45 AM   #47
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Ooooooo... a fence!



Residents seek fence around south LRT
Susan Ruttan, edmontonjournal.com
Published: 3:21 pm

EDMONTON - Residents living along the south LRT line are hoping for victory this week in their fight for a high fence to shield them from the line, which is due to open in 2010.

Despite opposition from Edmonton police, city council's transportation and public works committee has endorsed the idea of an eight-foot-high wooden fence running on the west side of 111th Street from Whitemud Drive north to 57th Avenue.

Residents of Malmo and Lendrum hope council will approve the fence, at a cost of $225,000, at the council meeting tomorrow.
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Community spokesman Alex Kahn said residents want the privacy of a fence, which would protect them from the traffic around the Southgate transit centre and from walkers and cyclists using a multi-use trail on the west side of 111th Street.

"There was overwhelming support from residents on that border to try to retain some privacy," Kahn said.

Construction of a light-rail transit stop in the median of 111th Street at Southgate Centre will push the street closer to Malmo houses, in some places 13 metres closer, he said.

Edmonton police oppose the high fence because it will create an alley behind it with fences on both sides,

"If the fence was constructed, people in the alley would be unseen by the residents along the alley, users of 111th Street, and riders on the LRT," a police report said. "This would increase the potential for vandalism and crime to occur in the alley."

Kahn said Malmo residents already live with a high fence along Whitemud Drive on the southern edge of the neighbourhood and aren't too worried about problems with a second fence.

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Old July 18th, 2007, 08:29 AM   #48
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Kahn said Malmo residents already live with a high fence along Whitemud Drive on the southern edge of the neighbourhood and aren't too worried about problems with a second fence.
That's until crime escalates... Unfortunately it will then be a case of, "Ooooooh, it's mass transit! It's bringing trouble into our peaceful community!"
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Old July 19th, 2007, 04:28 AM   #49
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Good possibility. I would have prefered a berm if they wanted that.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 02:29 AM   #50
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Construction pics by SSPer feepa!

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Old August 9th, 2007, 03:47 AM   #51
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I'm hopeful that the city council will do something about improving the area adjacent to the Belvedere LRT station as part of this overall expansion plan. Their is such wastefulness in the area, why should a slaughter house have excellent access to the LRT? Seems sort of funny in a twisted way...
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Old August 10th, 2007, 08:13 AM   #52
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You're right. A sausage plant would be nice there too.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #53
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Hmm, so yesterday I noticed they are doing some work in the area of the transit centre, apparently the city of Edmonton is financing soil revitalization in the area (I assume for future development potential)

That said, it is a small area being worked on...but its a start nonetheless!
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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:22 AM   #54
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Cool.

I've never actually walked around the Belvedere area - no reason to. Only been through it once on the LRT but that's it - when I wanted to find out what Clareview was like, lol.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 04:17 AM   #55
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From Connect2Edmonton:

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This is my monthly update on the SLRT project. These pictures were taken on September 2. Again things are coming along pretty nicely. It's funny when I look at what is being done and think about how quickly things are moving along, I really wonder how much further along the LRT would have been if construction hadn't stop for so long, long time ago.

Looking north at the underpass at Belgravia road.


Looking at the retaining wall at the Belgravia road underpass.


Looking south at the track headed to South Campus station. I like the fact that they are preparing the land for final landscaping


Looking north at the South Campus Station


Looking north at the South Campus Station (We are finally seeing the wood beams revealed.)


Looking north at the South Campus Station.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 04:31 AM   #56
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Word that the NLRT (to NAIT) might be scaled down and go more for a tram-line design. We're not sure how it's going to exactly tie onto our main line.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 04:06 PM   #57
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More pics by lendeert from SSP.


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Some construction progress on the SLRT extension:

Looking north from University Avenue. A layer of gravel was added:
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Fancy wall instead instead of concrete ballast curb:
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Art added by the neighbours?
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Needs roof:
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Whitemud grade separation:
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Preparations for Southgate station underway:
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Old October 14th, 2007, 08:05 AM   #58
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From leendert of SSP.

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SLRT construction pictures taken today by me.

Full set, larger sizes and previous updates available on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/1177407...7601556467892/

South of 83 Avenue. Ready for ballast and track installation which is supposed to start any day now:
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Work on the north portal of the LRT underpass at Belgravia Road is nearly done. The pavement in the foreground is for a new multi-use trail that runs parallel to the new LRT line on 114 street.
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Almost done south of Belgravia Road as well. Bollards for the plastic chain link fence in place.
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Ready to pour the bus bays and paving underway as well at the South Campus station:
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More pics provided by lendeert.

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Full set, larger sizes and previous updates available on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/1177407...7601556467892/

Looking south from Health Sciences station. They put up some (temporary?) catenary poles due to construction at the south end of the Health Sciences station (construction of a tunnel for the future Edmonton Clinic).
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Looking south from around 82 Avenue. Bollards and (plastic) chain fence have been installed and some landscaping has been completed. No track work yet.
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Looking south from University Avenue. Most of the Allan block wall between University Avenue and the Belgravia/McKernan station has been completed.
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Looking south at the Belgravia/McKernan station. An Allan block wall is under construction on the west side of the station.
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Looking north from around 73 Avenue. The ballast curb finally meets up with the Belgravia Road tunnel portal. Fencing has been removed around the north portal of the Belgravia Road tunnel. A portion of the multi-use trail is open as well.
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Looking south at the South Campus transit centre. The paving and concrete work has been completed around the bus terminal.
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Piling for the Southgate station in the median of 111 Street just north of Whitemud drive:
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$5B LRT expansion proposed for south, northwest, northeast Edmonton

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2008 | 11:37 AM MT

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After three decades of slow-paced growth, Edmonton's LRT system could be on the track for a $5-billion-dollar expansion extending across the capital region
The city's newly-hired transportation manager, Bob Boutilier, laid out his vision for light rail transit in a report released Thursday.
City transportation officials have proposed a $5 billion expansion to the LRT.
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The plan goes to a city council committee Jan. 22.
"Council has made it clear to me they want to see things happen quickly," Boutilier said in an interview with CBC Friday. "We had been a leader 25 years ago in LRT. We've fallen behind and you see the results with traffic."
Edmonton's LRT system, first begun in 1978, only covers 12.3 kilometres, snaking from the northeast, through downtown, then across the river south to the University of Alberta.
A new leg, extending 7.5 kilometres further south, will open in 2010.



Boutilier's plan proposes:
  • A new northwest line from downtown to the NAIT campus, eventually linking Edmonton to the city of St. Albert.
  • Extending the south LRT line to beyond Anthony Henday Drive to Heritage Valley, possibly with a further link to the Edmonton International Airport.
  • Expanding the northeast line to the Gorman East area, then to the city of Fort Saskatchewan.
Plans for a new west-end LRT line are not part of the current proposal but Boutilier is promising to report back to council in April on a plan to serve that part of the city.
Boutilier says with the rapid growth of the entire Edmonton region, now is the time to consider expanding the LRT to link the city with other communities outside its border.
"LRT is basically the ribbon of steel that ties the capital region together," he said.
Edmonton taxpayers will not be expected pay the full cost the work, he said, adding he hopes the federal and provincial governments will cover most of the pricetag as part of their environmental initiatives.
The first stages of the expansion could come as early as the end of this year, with work beginning on the line to the NAIT campus, he said.
It would be at least 10 years before LRT reaches area outside the city's borders.
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