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Old January 10th, 2008, 03:10 AM   #2321
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Who are the 12 members? They must be very dumb.

Could Translink run trains only on one track, so the other track can be closed for maintainence, and then switch trains to the other track, so the other (other) track can be maintained?
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Old January 10th, 2008, 03:19 AM   #2322
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Who are the 12 members? They must be very dumb.

Could Translink run trains only on one track, so the other track can be closed for maintainence, and then switch trains to the other track, so the other (other) track can be maintained?
yeah we were discussing about doing that at SCP. They do this when they have major track maintenance/replacement. It's doable in 20-30 minute frequencies.

As Mr. X at SCP, I think we should get West Coast Express expanded first.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 03:58 AM   #2323
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Concerning transit to the suburbs. Doesn't Translink offer Night buses to the northeast, Surrey, Richmond seven days a week till 4am on 12 routes or something? This is very similar to London Underground is it not?
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Old January 10th, 2008, 06:15 AM   #2324
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Concerning transit to the suburbs. Doesn't Translink offer Night buses to the northeast, Surrey, Richmond seven days a week till 4am on 12 routes or something? This is very similar to London Underground is it not?
there is but its not all night - after 3 am you are stuck downtown

NightBus service operates every 30 minutes, 7 nights a week, from 2:00 – 4:00 a.m. the last bus leaving from Downtown Vancouver at 3:00 a.m.


The NightBus network consists of 12 routes in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey and North Vancouver, providing a safe, reliable option for getting around Greater Vancouver.

NightBus Routes
N6 Downtown/ West End
N8 Downtown/ Fraser
N9 Downtown/ Coquitlam Stn
N10 Downtown/ Richmond Centre/ via Airport
N15 Downtown/ Cambie
N16 Nanaimo/ Renfrew
N17 Downtown/ UBC
N19 Downtown/ New Westminster Stn/ Surrey Central Stn
N20 Downtown/ Victoria
N22 Downtown/ Dunbar
N24 Downtown/ Upper Lonsdale
N35 Downtown/ SFU

http://www.coastmountainbus.com/serv...vices/NightBus
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Old January 10th, 2008, 06:27 AM   #2325
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After my trip to Hong Kong, what the region needs is a fleet of double-decker commuter express buses.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 07:10 AM   #2326
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#3 looks better now that that new condo is up
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Old January 10th, 2008, 07:18 AM   #2327
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#3 looks better now that that new condo is up
...and that's just the first two of dozens and dozens.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #2328
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if only. i so miss the KMB buses - mine personally was 31B....sigh. but they'd reach past the trolley wires so unless we get rid of the trolley fleet...or raise the height and have double decker trolleys!!
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Old January 10th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #2329
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if only. i so miss the KMB buses - mine personally was 31B....sigh. but they'd reach past the trolley wires so unless we get rid of the trolley fleet...or raise the height and have double decker trolleys!!
the double-deckers would work outside Vancouver, in the suburbs, where there is an absence of trolleys.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 10:52 PM   #2330
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I was surprised to see cranes for the one at No. 3 & Lansdowne.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 11:10 PM   #2331
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Thanks spongeg! They should have an extension of Night buses then with the last one leaving downtown at 4 at least.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 05:46 AM   #2332
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A few updates by Tafryn, Jan. 3-6:
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WATERFRONT STATION







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Old January 12th, 2008, 02:17 AM   #2333
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VANCOUVER CITY CENTRE STATION - tunnel boring machine has arrived for the second run




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Old January 12th, 2008, 10:38 AM   #2334
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I have several questions:

1. Will the Canada Line have turnstiles installed after what transportation minister Kevin Falcon said about installing turnstiles on all Skytrain and Canada Line stations?

2. When will Electronic smart cards come out for use? It's been so long....

3. Will Canada Line hire new officers to patrol the Canada Line stations if it operates on a POP (proof of payment) system, or will they use Skytrain Attendants?

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Old January 12th, 2008, 12:39 PM   #2335
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1) i would think so.

2) the smart cards should be coming out either when turnstiles are introduced or a little while after that.

3) Translink has said they will be hiring 50 more transit officers just for the Canada Line. The Canada Line/InTransitBC is probably responsible for hiring attendants.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #2336
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1) i would think so.

2) the smart cards should be coming out either when turnstiles are introduced or a little while after that.

3) Translink has said they will be hiring 50 more transit officers just for the Canada Line. The Canada Line/InTransitBC is probably responsible for hiring attendants.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #2337
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hey one more question. In richmond after the landsdown station will the canada line only have one rail line to richmond center? If so how is that gonna work???
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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #2338
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Question...........
What exactly is this RAV going to be called?
They can't call it SkyTrain so is it going to be called a true subway/metro?
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Old January 14th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #2339
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hey one more question. In richmond after the landsdown station will the canada line only have one rail line to richmond center? If so how is that gonna work???
the final 650-metre lengths of both the Richmond and Sea Island segments will be single-tracked for cost cutting reasons. A train would go through the double to single track transition, stop at the terminus station to dump and pick up passengers, then immediately reverse to where it came from and go through the single to double track transition. Only one train can be in the single track portion of the line.
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Question...........
What exactly is this RAV going to be called?
They can't call it SkyTrain so is it going to be called a true subway/metro?
Canada Line RT? Like they did for Scarborough in Toronto?
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