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Old May 8th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #2881
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Old May 8th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #2882
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Old May 8th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #2883
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Old May 8th, 2008, 10:06 AM   #2884
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^ i'd go for plain white any day.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #2885
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That's pretty nice.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #2886
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Really awesome plans there. Inter-city trains to Seattle are a great idea and the sooner they happen the better. The 2010 Winter Olympics will really confirm Vancouver as a world-city, and this is a downtown rail hub to match.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 06:29 AM   #2887
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^Well we won't see it by the olympics unfortunately but yes Vancouver is starting to. We still have a lot to learn though.

I hate how many Vancouverites get to ahead of themselves. X_X
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Old May 10th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #2888
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Looks pretty dope. Don't know if I skipped over it but are there any cost estimates on this yet?
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Old May 11th, 2008, 04:17 AM   #2889
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Nope not yet. It's still a conceptual plan but it would be brought to the City of Vancouver council by the end of the year. Then they'll be doing a detailed design and would include cost estimates and potential developments.

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TransLink isn't going to let City of Vancouver steal all the glory of a waterfront transportation hub. They decided to improve the north shore seabus hub with many major renovations. Credits to jlousa for telling us about this on the SSP form, display boards are hosted by me:

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Old May 11th, 2008, 04:23 AM   #2890
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TransLink isn't going to let City of Vancouver steal all the glory of a waterfront transportation hub. They decided to improve the north shore seabus hub with many major renovations. Credits to jlousa for telling us about this on the SSP form, display boards are hosted by me:

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Old May 12th, 2008, 09:11 AM   #2891
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For something that I'm sure most people think is the smartest translink investment, I'm glad to see the seabus is getting some much needed loving. for something that's carried more than a million passengers, it's about time renovations took place.....wait, it's not approved yet is it? What's the timeline?
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Old May 12th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #2892
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Another question.....................when are we getting those new 48 MK11 cars?
I did some SkyTrain math and realized that would not even double current train lengths on the Expo Line to say nothing about MLine cars.
What's the storey or have they placed even more SkyTrain orders?
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Old May 12th, 2008, 09:41 AM   #2893
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Another question.....................when are we getting those new 48 MK11 cars?
I did some SkyTrain math and realized that would not even double current train lengths on the Expo Line to say nothing about MLine cars.
What's the storey or have they placed even more SkyTrain orders?
34 cars in November 2009 and 14 cars in 2010.

And yes, the order would double current train lengths:

There are currently 60 Mark II cars. Most of them run in a 2-car train formation, and some run in a 4-car train formation. When the order of 48-cars arrive, it will mean that Translink will have the capability to run all of their Mark II's as 4-car trains - doubling train lengths.
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60+34+14=108/4=27 4-car Mark II trains. How many Mark II 2 and 4 cars trains are there now?
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I think right now during rush hour there are up to five 4-car trainsets. Given that 10% of the fleet or 6 cars may be spares, that leaves 17 2-car sets. 48 cars will double those 17 2-car sets with 14 cars to spare. I'm hoping they can complete things by starting to run 6-car Mark-I trainsets.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 06:03 AM   #2896
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OK, I can see how that would double capacity on the EXPO Line trains but I don't think it will be able to double capacity on MLine trains as well.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #2897
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OK, I can see how that would double capacity on the EXPO Line trains but I don't think it will be able to double capacity on MLine trains as well.
There's no need to double the capacity on the M-Line....there certainly is a need to increase capacity, but hardly to double....perhaps only when the SkyTrain extensions to Coquitlam and UBC are completed.
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I thought it would only be enough for the Expo Line and like you said that is where it's REALLY needed. Saw on web that the first 34 MK11 are arriving in early 2009 and remaining 14 early 2010. ..........
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While meandering on the web for the SkyTrain fleet expansion I found a link to GVRD stats and it has all the ridership stats for each system eg, SkyTrain, WCE, Bus, Seabus from 1989 til the end of 2007!
www.gvrd.bc.ca/growth/keyfacts/transit/.htm
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Woops, screwed up the web address,....................
www.gvrd.bc.ca/growth/keyfacts/transit.htm

Seeing I am a computer moron it would be great if someone could put it up on the page, thanks.
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Cool find! I love statistics. Interesting numbers for 2001 with the transit strike. Almost 300,000,000 total system boardings for 2007.
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