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Old February 22nd, 2008, 10:12 AM   #2641
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That would be the only way unfortunately. I don't think there's even enough room to have another platform, unless it is suspended above No. 3 Road.
They would probably have to close one lane of No.1 Road to make dual platforms.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 08:17 PM   #2642
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I see. But probably they built it this way as they're really convinced that there won't be any further extensions southwards and they wouldn't want it (hence a single platform terminus). Another alternative would be to build another platform on top of the current one but that defeats the purpose of the line following the side of the road - to eliminate massiveness.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 02:42 AM   #2643
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I see. But probably they built it this way as they're really convinced that there won't be any further extensions southwards and they wouldn't want it (hence a single platform terminus). Another alternative would be to build another platform on top of the current one but that defeats the purpose of the line following the side of the road - to eliminate massiveness.
Well actually, there was a report out there that mentioned that the final Richmond segment was designed to accommodate a future southern extension of the line. However, no mention of how that would work.





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Old February 23rd, 2008, 08:20 AM   #2644
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one question inregards to b-way station... what happened with that... i cant remember if an agreement was reached on where to place the station and how it would tie into future skytrain to ubc
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 08:40 AM   #2645
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one question inregards to b-way station... what happened with that... i cant remember if an agreement was reached on where to place the station and how it would tie into future skytrain to ubc
The UBC extension of the M-Line would have to go under the shallow Canada Line tunnel on either Broadway or 10th Avenue (most likely 10th). There's a knockout panel at the Canada Line station's mezzaine that will allow an entrance to the M-Line station. As well, the Crossroads development across the street will have a future entrance to the Canada Line and Millennium Line stations.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #2646
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Ok so when the Canada Line hits it's maximum capacity and the stations have to be modified for longer platforms (beyond 50m) is it possible to do this given the shallow cut-and-cover tunnel with the M-Line running underneath it?
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Old February 24th, 2008, 06:51 AM   #2647
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Ok so when the Canada Line hits it's maximum capacity and the stations have to be modified for longer platforms (beyond 50m) is it possible to do this given the shallow cut-and-cover tunnel with the M-Line running underneath it?
Well, any platform extension of Broadway beyond 50-metres would have to be south of the station. A north extension would probably be too difficult, from what diagrams tell me....the roof of the tunnel/platform would be only a few metres from the road, and I would think that the tunnel makes a dive north of the station (as Cambie is downhill after Broadway).

With the south extension (look at the diagram), you could move the tunnel ventilation fans elsewhere and use that space for a platform extension. The tunnel fan room itself could be an extension of the concourse, and you could have an extra pair of escalators and staircase running down to the platforms from the concourse.



But of course, this would take some big $$$.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #2648
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Pictures from flickr, taken today.


Construction going on at the future site of Brighouse-Richmond City Centre Station.
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The tail track at Richmond City Centre is now complete.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 05:19 AM   #2649
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Well actually, there was a report out there that mentioned that the final Richmond segment was designed to accommodate a future southern extension of the line. However, no mention of how that would work.
If they don't remove the single guideway segments and replace them with dual guideway, the existing guideway would just be a two-way single track segment between dual track guideways. Yes, it would be a choke point, but the frequency of trains at the end of the line would be low enough to accommodate this.
If they replaced the guideway with dual guideway, my guess is that the guideway would have to have a slightly different design to be structurally strong on the smaller support columns - i.e. more reinforcing in the concrete segments or maybe even steel box girders?
WRT a station, worst case scenario is you build bents across No. 3 Rd. and place the southbound platform on them.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #2650
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Old February 25th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #2651
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Hi Mr. X,

Long time listener, first time caller here.

I was just wondering with the paint job on the new Canada line trains, are they going to leave a lot of the carriage the 'industrial grey' that they have in this photo?

It doesn't look that nice. Even if they just painted the rest of it white, with the blue/green feature at the front, then it would look a lot better. As they are, they just look a bit cheap...
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Old February 26th, 2008, 01:34 AM   #2652
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^ i have to agree with you, but i guess we'll just have to live with it. The areas that are unpainted will be for future advertisement space:



The ads, and overall train, would probably look better if all the grey spots were painted white.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #2653
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I am surprised that there is so much of the route above ground.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 01:53 AM   #2654
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I am surprised that there is so much of the route above ground.
It's above ground where land is a delta, river sediments gathering together at the mouth of a river. Where it's above ground, it's either at sea level or below sea level. Putting it underground would be extremely expensive (since you'd be digging a hole, and it would fill with water), and it would also be too time consuming. The project is already on a very tight budget.

Canada Line: 19 km
- bored tunnel: 3-km
- cut and cover tunnel: 6-km
- elevated: 7-km
- ground level: 2-km
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It's above ground where land is a delta, river sediments gathering together at the mouth of a river. Where it's above ground, it's either at sea level or below sea level. Putting it underground would be extremely expensive (since you'd be digging a hole, and it would fill with water), and it would also be too time consuming. The project is already on a very tight budget.

Canada Line: 19 km
- bored tunnel: 3-km
- cut and cover tunnel: 6-km
- elevated: 7-km
- ground level: 2-km
Ah OK. Makes sense. Perdy trains though, they are gorgeous!
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Old February 26th, 2008, 02:14 PM   #2656
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wow what a construction sight why do Goverments avoid great and epic scale projects like this.

i wish Miami will get new Metrorail Routes and construction would be everywhere of the great Miami Metrorail expansions projects.

wow what a beautiful train maybe with the advertisements it will be even more beautiful but they look smaller then NYC Subway Rail Cars?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #2657
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I quite like the amount of elevated guide way there is on the Canada Line. It'll give you a great view when coming in from the airport, a nice introduction to the city. Elevated trains always give you some great, unexpected views as well. Suddenly a skyscraper will poke out of somewhere, or you'll go over a busy street and see the people below.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #2658
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New Global Air Photos dated Feb 24, 2008 - Marine Drive Station area, North Arm Bridge, elevated guideway, and tunnel to elevated transition :

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Old February 27th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #2659
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Pictures I took today:

Broadway Station/Cambie Village

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Restoration of Cambie north of 16th is progressing quickly, with paving having reached 15th Ave. The tunnel has basically been completed between 12th and 15th, short of refilling and paving.

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King Edward Station

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Marine Drive Station and South to North Arm Bridge

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Old February 28th, 2008, 03:29 AM   #2660
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In the future, I hope SkyTrain's ticket machines adopt a distance-traveled system....similar to Hong Kong's MTR. At the machines, the first thing you do is pick your station by pressing the corresponding station button on a map of the whole MTR system (great for visitors...or for anyone in general). Then the tv screen asks you what type of fare (adult, child, etc.), and you pick your choice on the touch screen. And then, it asks for your fare and after you do that your ticket pops out. The fare gates make sure that you exit at that station you chose.




This is f-ing hillarious....Sydney's ticket machines:
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