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Old June 22nd, 2009, 10:55 AM   #3561
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Also forgot to mention that it is going to be wonderful at night. Right now the last 351 leaving tondtown is 12:15 AM which makes a night on the town impossible.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 12:39 PM   #3562
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I did not know that sky train stop running at midnight on sunday night.I got kicked out at new westminster at midnight and I had to take the taxi back to downtown.sucks
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 10:13 PM   #3563
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Translink has basically acknowledged that the Canada Line will not result in any faster times to downtown for people coming in from Ladner od WR/SS but the increase in service level is very welcome. With the areas huge population increase the 351 is becoming packed at all times of the day.
When did they say that?
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Old June 24th, 2009, 12:06 AM   #3564
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check out this new Seattle transit station on www.soundtransit.org
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daily ridership expected 21000!
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This has nothing to do with Vancouver but I'll comment. If you look at Sound's website you'll see that the 21000 figure is the predicted daily ridership by the end of 2009 for the entire initial segment of link light rail opening in July. That's pretty damn low!
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Old June 25th, 2009, 04:16 AM   #3565
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Here's some pics of Aberdeen and Lansdowne Stations:
(All pictures in this post are taken by me, today, on June 24th, 2009)


Lansdowne:

I think the two small machines on the far right are validators


The two ticketing machines


Validators


Wayfinding/Security/Safety etc


Lansdowne Stn Entrance



Aberdeen:




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1) If you look closely, for the sign showing terminus stations at Aberdeen, it says, "Waterfront, YVR-Airport" but for Lansdowne, it instead said "Vancouver, YVR-Airport". What's up with the signage inconsistency? Same at Waterfront, the same sign says "Richmond-YVR", as opposed to the supposed "Richmond-Brighouse/YVR".

2) the "Fare Paid Zone" sign at Aberdeen is even smaller than the ones at Lansdowne!!!! WTF????!!!! :hell: Someone better take notice and replace that entire sign (as well as the inconsistent signage as I mentioned for 1) )

BTW: I actually saw FIVE ticketing machines at Richmond-Brighouse Stn, as opposed to FOUR.
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Old June 27th, 2009, 11:02 AM   #3566
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Too lazy to upload, but the "Living Wall" is installed in YVR-Airport STN
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Old June 29th, 2009, 04:40 AM   #3571
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Really good quality video of Oakridge-41st Station from yesterday's open house:
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Old July 1st, 2009, 07:15 PM   #3572
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 06:06 PM   #3573
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^ thank you. It contributes to the Greater Vancouver Region...not just the city alone
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 03:21 AM   #3574
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Ride the first of the new Mark II cars tomorrow!



One of the new Mk II SkyTrain cars will start on our system tomorrow---July 3!
Woop woop — the first of our new SkyTrain cars will be running on the system tomorrow, and you’re all invited to ride it!

After the morning rush hour on Friday July 3, look out for train #306 and feel free to get on board when it stops at your station.

The train is now in its “endurance running” phase, after successfully completing extensive testing and trial running. Endurance running requires that the train completes 2000 kilometres of regular service while meeting certain criteria (the equivalent of about one week of service). A critical part of this phase involves passengers boarding and disembarking the trains, so go ahead and climb aboard!

You’ll find a SkyTrain attendant on board to talk to passengers about the new train, plus I think I’ll also pop in to see what people think of it. You can also check out the Buzzer blog’s posts about the car’s new interiors, and photos/video of the exteriors.

This new train is one of the 48 new SkyTrain cars expected before the Olympics, boosting our capacity by 30%—hurrah!

And watch out over the next week: you’ll see some other new Mark IIs start their trial runs at the stations.

Part of the trial run plan requires trains to operate on the guideways, stopping at stations and activating the doors—but the trains won’t carry passengers just yet. You’ll see signs on the windows and staff on board to indicate that passengers are not yet permitted on those trains.
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Ride the first of the new Mark II cars tomorrow!



One of the new Mk II SkyTrain cars will start on our system tomorrow---July 3!
Woop woop — the first of our new SkyTrain cars will be running on the system tomorrow, and you’re all invited to ride it!

After the morning rush hour on Friday July 3, look out for train #306 and feel free to get on board when it stops at your station.

The train is now in its “endurance running” phase, after successfully completing extensive testing and trial running. Endurance running requires that the train completes 2000 kilometres of regular service while meeting certain criteria (the equivalent of about one week of service). A critical part of this phase involves passengers boarding and disembarking the trains, so go ahead and climb aboard!

You’ll find a SkyTrain attendant on board to talk to passengers about the new train, plus I think I’ll also pop in to see what people think of it. You can also check out the Buzzer blog’s posts about the car’s new interiors, and photos/video of the exteriors.

This new train is one of the 48 new SkyTrain cars expected before the Olympics, boosting our capacity by 30%—hurrah!

And watch out over the next week: you’ll see some other new Mark IIs start their trial runs at the stations.

Part of the trial run plan requires trains to operate on the guideways, stopping at stations and activating the doors—but the trains won’t carry passengers just yet. You’ll see signs on the windows and staff on board to indicate that passengers are not yet permitted on those trains.
Source: Buzzer Blog
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Old July 4th, 2009, 08:07 AM   #3576
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As mentioned yesterday, the first of the 48 new SkyTrain cars started running on the system this morning, and I got to jump on for its first trip!

Above is a video of the two-car train #306 arriving at Edmonds Station — its first stop ever on the system. (You can see the cameramen from CTV and Global there, so you might certainly see more footage on TV tonight.)

The train will definitely be in service for the next week or so, and remember, you’re all welcome on board! It’s currently in an “endurance running” phase, which means it must complete 2000 kilometres of regular service while meeting certain criteria (that’s the equivalent of about one week of service). A critical part of this phase involves passengers boarding and disembarking the trains, so go ahead and get on it!

Okay, now above you’ll find a short podcast with some rider reactions to the new car. Just thought I’d capture a few first day thoughts!

[Flash Content - Podcast can only be seen in link below]

And after the jump, there’s some more photos and video. I’ll keep it short, since I’m sure you guys will come up with way more great shots and video too — and please do send them my way!


The first junior SkyTrain pilots aboard train #306! In the early part of the ride, the train had more SkyTrain and TransLink people onboard than actual passengers -- the kids above were a few of the lucky riders!


These seats on the train fold up to allow room for wheelchairs and strollers.


A few SkyTrain attendants took a moment to examine the new maps.


A cyclist brought his bike on board! The new configuration allows much more room for bikes.


Very important: the new SkyTrain has Buzzer boxes







Since a lot of us were TransLink/SkyTrain/media staff, we were allowed to stay on the SkyTrain as it changed direction at Waterfront Station. Here’s the view coming in from the train yard, approaching the eastbound platform. Look at all the people taking pictures!



I had to hop off the train at Metrotown and go back to work, but that gave me one last opportunity to capture the new train leaving the station. There’s the LED display on the front, saying King George!

If you haven’t seen them already, here are the past Buzzer blog posts on the new trains:

Improved interiors for the new SkyTrain cars
The first of the new SkyTrain cars has arrived!
As you may have heard in the podcast, I also ran into Bryan from The Transit Site on the train, so watch his site for more photos & video too.

And if you catch a ride on the new cars, please feel free to share your experience in the comments! Again, your photos and videos of the new car are more than welcome too
Source: Buzzer
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SkyTrain MK II:

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As mentioned yesterday, the first of the 48 new SkyTrain cars started running on the system this morning, and I got to jump on for its first trip!

Above is a video of the two-car train #306 arriving at Edmonds Station — its first stop ever on the system. (You can see the cameramen from CTV and Global there, so you might certainly see more footage on TV tonight.)

The train will definitely be in service for the next week or so, and remember, you’re all welcome on board! It’s currently in an “endurance running” phase, which means it must complete 2000 kilometres of regular service while meeting certain criteria (that’s the equivalent of about one week of service). A critical part of this phase involves passengers boarding and disembarking the trains, so go ahead and get on it!

Okay, now above you’ll find a short podcast with some rider reactions to the new car. Just thought I’d capture a few first day thoughts!

[Flash Content - Podcast can only be seen in link below]

And after the jump, there’s some more photos and video. I’ll keep it short, since I’m sure you guys will come up with way more great shots and video too — and please do send them my way!


The first junior SkyTrain pilots aboard train #306! In the early part of the ride, the train had more SkyTrain and TransLink people onboard than actual passengers -- the kids above were a few of the lucky riders!


These seats on the train fold up to allow room for wheelchairs and strollers.


A few SkyTrain attendants took a moment to examine the new maps.


A cyclist brought his bike on board! The new configuration allows much more room for bikes.


Very important: the new SkyTrain has Buzzer boxes







Since a lot of us were TransLink/SkyTrain/media staff, we were allowed to stay on the SkyTrain as it changed direction at Waterfront Station. Here’s the view coming in from the train yard, approaching the eastbound platform. Look at all the people taking pictures!



I had to hop off the train at Metrotown and go back to work, but that gave me one last opportunity to capture the new train leaving the station. There’s the LED display on the front, saying King George!

If you haven’t seen them already, here are the past Buzzer blog posts on the new trains:

Improved interiors for the new SkyTrain cars
The first of the new SkyTrain cars has arrived!
As you may have heard in the podcast, I also ran into Bryan from The Transit Site on the train, so watch his site for more photos & video too.

And if you catch a ride on the new cars, please feel free to share your experience in the comments! Again, your photos and videos of the new car are more than welcome too
Source: Buzzer
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Old July 4th, 2009, 08:41 AM   #3578
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Old July 5th, 2009, 12:57 AM   #3579
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under normal service will that stuff be locked up?

they look nice the new cars
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under normal service will that stuff be locked up?

they look nice the new cars
Of course -___-" No different than a reg. MK II
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