daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Subways and Urban Transport

Subways and Urban Transport Metros, subways, light rail, trams, buses and other local transport systems



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old October 26th, 2007, 10:03 AM   #2081
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

more Tafryn regulars, taken Oct. 22:


YVR-AIRPORT STATION
































Where double tracking ends and single tracking starts. Also the future site of YVR-AIRPORT 3 STATION.






SEA ISLAND CENTRE STATION


























TEMPLETON STATION








__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old October 26th, 2007, 04:16 PM   #2082
Songoten2554
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 1,063
Likes (Received): 87

very good this is turning out to be for the best of Vancouver and finally an airport connection to the rest of Vancouver very nice this is what they should start building in American Cities
Songoten2554 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 27th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #2083
officedweller
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,379
Likes (Received): 98

Quote:
Originally Posted by alta-bc View Post
I think those only connect the stacked tunnels to each other. They don't actually go to the surface. In the side by side configuration they just have doors every few hundred meters connecting the tunnels. In an emergency, people can then evacuate to the other tunnel whether they are side by side or stacked.
That makes sense. I was wondering where they would exit.

++++++

Thanks for the portal pic!
__________________
officedweller
officedweller no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 27th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #2084
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

More pics by Tafryn, Oct. 23:

VANCOUVER CITY CENTRE STATION


Future site of station entance






























__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2007, 01:09 AM   #2085
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

by zivan56 at ssc

Quote:
Originally Posted by zivan56 View Post
Pictures from the finished sections (King Edward to South of QE Park)
King Edward looking West






Brand new street shoulders:




Starting from the Northern point of QE park, we have an almost completed part (minus landscaping)








mmm, brand new asphalt


Castings waiting to be put in place:




Newer type manhole covers:

One of the first parts that was dug up...I had a picture of when construction just started in this thread


South of QE part, they are still laying asphalt (city of Vancouver crews)






Work going on today (Saturday)


Wish I had brought my DSLR instead of a 6 year old camera...
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2007, 01:18 AM   #2086
taiwanesedrummer36
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Little Taipei, Everett
Posts: 1,029
Likes (Received): 0

I've got to say, though it took a while to cut and cover a tunnel along Cambie, at the expense of small businesses, Cambie is shaping up.
taiwanesedrummer36 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2007, 04:16 AM   #2087
Plumber73
I need coffee.
 
Plumber73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,442
Likes (Received): 57

Wasn't there talk of putting in bike lanes?
__________________
"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." - Carl Sagan.
Plumber73 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2007, 10:58 AM   #2088
taiwanesedrummer36
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Little Taipei, Everett
Posts: 1,029
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plumber73 View Post
Wasn't there talk of putting in bike lanes?
Look at the 5th, 8th, 9th, and 10th pictures in the reply by Mr. X.
taiwanesedrummer36 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2007, 07:49 PM   #2089
Plumber73
I need coffee.
 
Plumber73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,442
Likes (Received): 57

I was expecting something a little different. I thought there would be one less car lane, and there would be more of a buffer for bikes. All you've got there is a three inch line separating you from cars wizzing by.
__________________
"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." - Carl Sagan.
Plumber73 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2007, 08:02 AM   #2090
Natron4050
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 10
Likes (Received): 0

Capstan Way Station?

Hey, does anyone know whether private developers are going pony up for the extra costs to get Capstan Way station done earlier? I've heard some rumblings about it in the news, but nothing definite about whether the ball is going to get rolling on the station earlier than planned. Pinnacle International and Concord Pacific both have huge developments planned for the area and have both offered to kick in money for the station to be opened early. One would hope that Translink would jump on the chance to get a station built for free (or at least for cheap), especially considering it'll allow some major developments to go ahead. Anyway, if anyone knows what the situation is, I'd love to hear about it.
Natron4050 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #2091
officedweller
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,379
Likes (Received): 98

No official announcements yet - but that's what is expected. The last Canada Line Quarterly Report indicated that the Capstan Station was being priced for possible changes to the work being done (i.e. changes to the Automatic Train Control (ATC) system to facilitate construction of the station).

http://www.canadaline.ca/uploads/New...es/News440.pdf

Excerpt from the Quarterly Report.
__________________
officedweller
officedweller no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2007, 05:46 AM   #2092
taiwanesedrummer36
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Little Taipei, Everett
Posts: 1,029
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plumber73 View Post
I was expecting something a little different. I thought there would be one less car lane, and there would be more of a buffer for bikes. All you've got there is a three inch line separating you from cars wizzing by.
If they took out one lane, i'm sure Vancouver drivers would be pissed. Sure they'd have the Canada Line, but if others who aren't taking the Canada Line are driving, they're going to be pissed at the fact that one of the major arteries connecting outer Vancouver and downtown is crammed and crowded because of the loss of one lane and more bicycles. The last time I drove on Cambie was horrible, and that was probably three-four years ago, before Canada Line construction began.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Natron4050 View Post
Hey, does anyone know whether private developers are going pony up for the extra costs to get Capstan Way station done earlier? I've heard some rumblings about it in the news, but nothing definite about whether the ball is going to get rolling on the station earlier than planned. Pinnacle International and Concord Pacific both have huge developments planned for the area and have both offered to kick in money for the station to be opened early. One would hope that Translink would jump on the chance to get a station built for free (or at least for cheap), especially considering it'll allow some major developments to go ahead. Anyway, if anyone knows what the situation is, I'd love to hear about it.
From aerial images of Canada Line construction that I have seen, Canada Line has temporarily halted development along No. 3 Road because of the ugliness of the construction and the "thick" guideway. I remember when No. 3 Road was an attractive place and was thriving. Then the Canada Line came and practically massacred the area. I'm guessing it'll probably be awhile (way after 2010) when the Capstan Way station is constructed (just my guess).
taiwanesedrummer36 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #2093
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

Quote:
If they took out one lane, i'm sure Vancouver drivers would be pissed. Sure they'd have the Canada Line, but if others who aren't taking the Canada Line are driving, they're going to be pissed at the fact that one of the major arteries connecting outer Vancouver and downtown is crammed and crowded because of the loss of one lane and more bicycles. The last time I drove on Cambie was horrible, and that was probably three-four years ago, before Canada Line construction began.
But that's a good thing....if road capacity is lowered (because there's 10-lanes of equivalent capacity beneath it), it would get more people out of the cars and into transit/Canada Line. Public opinion is never positive for these things, but the fact is - sometimes people don't know what is good for them.



Quote:
From aerial images of Canada Line construction that I have seen, Canada Line has temporarily halted development along No. 3 Road because of the ugliness of the construction and the "thick" guideway. I remember when No. 3 Road was an attractive place and was thriving. Then the Canada Line came and practically massacred the area. I'm guessing it'll probably be awhile (way after 2010) when the Capstan Way station is constructed (just my guess).
Not at all. Richmond on No. 3 Road is booming right now, much because of the Canada Line. Here are some of about three dozen proposed developments for the area:


Aberdeen Centre mall expansion and new hotel (Aberdeen Station)
- construction has begun for 2009 completion










Pinnacle Park Place at Capstan Way

















Prado







Versante







all highlighted buildings









There is also an unannounced proposal of redeveloping the entire Lansdowne Mall into condo towers, office, and even more retail.
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2007, 06:33 AM   #2094
taiwanesedrummer36
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Little Taipei, Everett
Posts: 1,029
Likes (Received): 0

Huh, I had no idea! I was just remembering the last time I went through the heart of Richmond (about one year ago), it was disasterous. The entire road was messed up, No. 3 Road was incredibly congested, and the entire area was pedestrian-less. When are those developments going to be constructed anyway? I doubt all that will pop up in the next ten years (even if with the provided completion dates).

As for Cambie Road, at least it'll be easier to drive on the next time I visit Vancouver.
taiwanesedrummer36 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2007, 06:38 AM   #2095
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

Quote:
Originally Posted by taiwanesedrummer36 View Post
Huh, I had no idea! I was just remembering the last time I went through the heart of Richmond (about one year ago), it was disasterous. The entire road was messed up, No. 3 Road was incredibly congested, and the entire area was pedestrian-less. When are those developments going to be constructed anyway? I doubt all that will pop up in the next ten years (even if with the provided completion dates).

As for Cambie Road, at least it'll be easier to drive on the next time I visit Vancouver.

Those developments should be built within the next 2-15 years. There are also proposals to move the Richmond Night Market, which attracts 40,000 people every night during the summer, to under the Canada Line guideway on No.3 Road.
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."

Last edited by mr.x; October 30th, 2007 at 06:59 AM.
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #2096
taiwanesedrummer36
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Little Taipei, Everett
Posts: 1,029
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.x View Post
Well, this is the configuration for No.3 Road when the Canada Line is completed:

Those developments should be built within the next 2-15 years. There are also proposals to move the Richmond Night Market, which attracts 40,000 people every night during the summer, to under the Canada Line guideway on No.3 Road.
Well, I just want to say that i've already seen those visuals about No. 3 Road, so you didn't need to post those, but thanks.

As for the Richmind Night Market relocation, I welcome it. It'll be like the famous and successful Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan.
taiwanesedrummer36 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2007, 09:53 AM   #2097
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

Updates by TafrynOct. 25


BROADWAY/CITY HALL STATION



















YALETOWN/ROUNDHOUSE STATION




__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2007, 08:46 AM   #2098
officedweller
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,379
Likes (Received): 98

Pic of the North Arm Bridge from the Canada Line website:

__________________
officedweller
officedweller no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2007, 09:45 AM   #2099
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486


Link: http://www.google.com/transit


Google Transit is currently available to only one city in Canada, Vancouver. Create your own transit trip, complete with itineraries and maps



Now you can Google your bus route
By 24 HOURS NEWS SERVICES

Metro Vancouver bus riders are the first in Canada able to plan trips using Google Transit.

The service, available now at google.com/transit, offers visitors three route options between destinations as well as scheduling information.

"Including transit information is part of our goal to make all types of information accessible," Google's Wendy Rozeluk said yesterday.

Info for the real-time bus routes is piped to Google from TransLink's online trip planner.





I find it to be extremely helpful, and it certainly is a lot easier [for those who aren't familiar with computers] to use compared to Translink's online transit planner.
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2007, 09:45 AM   #2100
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486


Link: http://www.google.com/transit


Google Transit is currently available to only one city in Canada, Vancouver. Create your own transit trip, complete with itineraries and maps



Now you can Google your bus route
By 24 HOURS NEWS SERVICES

Metro Vancouver bus riders are the first in Canada able to plan trips using Google Transit.

The service, available now at google.com/transit, offers visitors three route options between destinations as well as scheduling information.

"Including transit information is part of our goal to make all types of information accessible," Google's Wendy Rozeluk said yesterday.

Info for the real-time bus routes is piped to Google from TransLink's online trip planner.





I find it to be extremely helpful, and it certainly is a lot easier [for those who aren't familiar with computers] to use compared to Translink's online transit planner.
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
british columbia, canada, vancouver

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium