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Old November 25th, 2007, 09:48 AM   #2201
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Greater Vancouver is in dire need of some commuter rail/express buses from Surrey/Langley to downtown via HWY#1 using the HOV lanes.
The services like the 351 to White Rock would be very well used and fast.
Even is there is a SkyTrain ext to Langley someday it would take an hour to get to Waterfront as opposed to just 25 minutes on a more comfortable express bus using the HOV lanes.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #2202
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Greater Vancouver is in dire need of some commuter rail/express buses from Surrey/Langley to downtown via HWY#1 using the HOV lanes.
The services like the 351 to White Rock would be very well used and fast.
Even is there is a SkyTrain ext to Langley someday it would take an hour to get to Waterfront as opposed to just 25 minutes on a more comfortable express bus using the HOV lanes.
You think an express bus could get from Langely to downtown Van in 25 minutes? That'll never happen.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 04:15 AM   #2203
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i wouldnt think so either. at rush hour it would take 1 hour or more even in the hov. that is unless theres a bus only link to downtown from #1, even then though id say 40-45 mins
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Old November 26th, 2007, 07:22 AM   #2204
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even speeding its hard to that from Lougheed mall to downtown
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Old November 26th, 2007, 07:35 AM   #2205
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even speeding its hard to that from Lougheed mall to downtown
Well...

To be honest in my recklessness when a I was a little younger I did once make it from Lougheed Mall to 4th and Burrard in 20 minutes flat. Let's just say that it was really late at night, and I was going "rather" fast down the lougheed highway. Lougheed to Cambie and Hastings I did in 23 think I think :S
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Old November 26th, 2007, 08:18 AM   #2206
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More pictures from Tafryn, Nov. 22-24:


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Old November 26th, 2007, 08:24 AM   #2207
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Canada Line pics (Nov. 25/07)


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Broadway - City Hall Station to 16th

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16th to 19th

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[email protected] to just south to King Edward Station -

North Bound Traffic moves back to Eastside lanes just south of 19th Ave to King Edward Station, with the exception of just north of King Edward St. where all traffic has been re-routed to the east side of Cambie over the newly paved over King Edward Station. Not all lanes and intersections are completely open in this section:

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Oakridge Station

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Marine Dr. Station

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Richmond - Elevated Guideway South of Landsdowne

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Column Work near Richmond Station (Camera was literally dying at this point so the pics are not exactly from the angle I would have liked)

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Old November 27th, 2007, 07:25 AM   #2208
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Old November 27th, 2007, 07:51 AM   #2209
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Wow! That looks awesome! The Canada Line is really spurring new development, especially TODs!

Wish Seattle had such a spontaneous redevelopment from the Central Link...
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Old November 27th, 2007, 08:37 AM   #2210
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i can get from sfu to langara college in 55 minutes.......




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Old November 27th, 2007, 09:46 AM   #2211
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OK OK, point taken but you see where I am coming from.
A SkyTrain from Langley would take forever to get downtown and a uncomfortable and packed one to boot.

There is NO reason why there cannot be a 351-like bus from Langley & Guilford using HOV especially if they extend HOV to 200th.

The 351 is VERY heavily used. Ther Park & Ride station is always packed as are the buses. The bus is actually faster than a car in rush hour.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #2212
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The Trains have ARRIVED!!

I was driving home from school today and decided to go over to the OMC area to take a quick look at the construction progress. Took a few pictures with my cellphone while driving.... Please excuse me for the poor quality!!!

North Arm Bridge:


OMC - Guess what I found??? TRAINS!!!



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Progress of the Guideway (Crane reached the transition column from double-track to single-track):
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Old November 28th, 2007, 05:19 AM   #2213
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A Skyscrapercity/Skyscraperpage sneak peak of the first train shipment in Vancouver. Please thank our friends at the Canada Line Project Office for the photos below. The first two trains have already been delivered to the OMC, while the remaining two will be delivered in the coming days.






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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #2214
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Old November 28th, 2007, 08:31 PM   #2215
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I think that a rapid bus service (e.g. Langley to Downtown Vancouver) over such a long distance cannot replace an extension of the skytrain to Langley. It would make sense to have a transit line run the entire length (although a long trip) and to complement it with a limited rapid bus line during peak hours.

by the way, I've been drawing lines on a map on google map lately of potential transit lines on my mac...any idea as to how to change that into a picture?.
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I think that a rapid bus service (e.g. Langley to Downtown Vancouver) over such a long distance cannot replace an extension of the skytrain to Langley. It would make sense to have a transit line run the entire length (although a long trip) and to complement it with a limited rapid bus line during peak hours.

by the way, I've been drawing lines on a map on google map lately of potential transit lines on my mac...any idea as to how to change that into a picture?.
Take a screenshot. Either use the "Grab" application, or press "Shift+Apple+3". You could also just link to your Google Map.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #2217
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More pictures by Tafryn, Nov. 25:



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Old November 30th, 2007, 08:10 AM   #2218
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Train pics by Stephen Rees:

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Old November 30th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #2219
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Neat but it'll be more exciting when we can see under the plastic
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Old November 30th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #2220
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Massive update by Tafryn, Nov. 25-28:



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