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Old November 21st, 2008, 12:43 AM   #3161
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Old November 21st, 2008, 02:45 AM   #3162
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Trainrover. You have a way with words, but I honestly don't understand half of what you are saying. And I think I speak for other people here... Turn off The Riddler switch and perhaps there can be some decent discussion. Otherwise, we'll be like WTF are you talking about???
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Old November 21st, 2008, 04:00 AM   #3163
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Trainrover. You have a way with words, but I honestly don't understand half of what you are saying. And I think I speak for other people here... Turn off The Riddler switch and perhaps there can be some decent discussion. Otherwise, we'll be like WTF are you talking about???
It's worse than reading Shakespearean English.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 06:41 PM   #3164
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I myself have never understood Shakespeare
OK: let me see what I can do, alright? but I just can't bear reading habitually unsubstantiated rah-rahing, which brings out my over-the-top sarcasm. The fluffiness to others' habitual ravings, which - honestly - appears to be diminishing, makes me roll my eyes too often.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 12:08 PM   #3165
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 08:39 PM   #3166
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$2300 seems a bit generous when TransLink is basically out of cash in the next few years.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 03:34 AM   #3167
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I myself have never understood Shakespeare
OK: let me see what I can do, alright? but I just can't bear reading habitually unsubstantiated rah-rahing, which brings out my over-the-top sarcasm. The fluffiness to others' habitual ravings, which - honestly - appears to be diminishing, makes me roll my eyes too often.
Obviously I was sarcastic about that.

How about try to speak normally so you don't attract negative attention and stop criticizing Vancouver like you have been doing for the past bit.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:00 AM   #3168
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SpeaK? It's called relating, which I love crafting...
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 09:05 PM   #3169
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Trainrover, I take it you are a native French speaker and English is not your first language?
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Old November 24th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #3170
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Actually, from what I hear, Richmond could easily add another couple hundred thousand. I don't think the Arbutus line is a done deal yet, but that would be the logical thing to do when the Canada Line becomes overcrowded.
well yah but 10 years ago no one knew the RAV line would even exist

things can change

no one expected the expo line would basically be paralleled when the expo line was built in the 80's
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Old November 24th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #3171
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well yah but 10 years ago no one knew the RAV line would even exist

things can change

no one expected the expo line would basically be paralleled when the expo line was built in the 80's
You are right. Things can change, but I don't see anything happening along Arbutus for awhile since we now have the Canada Line, and there are other more urgent upgrades/extensions that should be done. Before the Arbutus line even becomes a serious proposal, the first few phases of the downtown streetcar routes should be completed. And at this stage, were only doing a trial run from Olympic Village to Granville Island in 2010. I'm sure it'll happen eventually, but as of now there are no blue prints or contracts...
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Old November 24th, 2008, 04:52 AM   #3172
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oh yeah its decades off from happenning

but at least the arbutus corridor has to be used for transport as of the court ruling - they tried to sell it off so it could get developed for condos but the court said it was a transit corridor and would remain one
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Old November 24th, 2008, 08:05 AM   #3173
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Begs the question........why not extend them now? Its a lot cheaper for things to be done at once then as an add on later. That would require vision on Translink's part so I guess I answered my own question.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 08:34 AM   #3174
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Begs the question........why not extend them now? Its a lot cheaper for things to be done at once then as an add on later. That would require vision on Translink's part so I guess I answered my own question.
Probably because the money is not there yet.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 08:49 AM   #3175
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oh yeah its decades off from happenning

but at least the arbutus corridor has to be used for transport as of the court ruling - they tried to sell it off so it could get developed for condos but the court said it was a transit corridor and would remain one
Good on the court.

I admit I was a bit surprised when I read the RAV rfp.. it was for max caps of 15K ppdph - given that the route isn't burning new territory (ie not the boonies), I think that the next development wave (post Olympic?, 5 years out?) could bring immense development around the stations and really push ridership up - I'd love to spin forward 10 years and see what the ridership graph looks like. Depending on what Vancouver allows along the corridor, I'll bet it may be one of the fastest climbing ridership rates in the history of Canada.

Speaking of future for Vancouver transit, wasn't there a feasability study being done on for the Broadway corridor? Is it done yet?
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Old November 24th, 2008, 07:30 PM   #3177
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Old November 25th, 2008, 12:54 AM   #3180
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