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Old July 31st, 2009, 06:17 AM   #3641
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Ah, I see. Thanks for the info. Perhaps its me, but I find the colours a bit too close to each other.
Yeah - it's so much easier to say - "Canada Line - it's the light blue one - light blue! - no, not that blue one, the other blue one, over there, going up and down - yep, that's it"

rather than - "Canada Line - it's the red one"
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Old July 31st, 2009, 07:08 AM   #3642
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It should've been called the Olympic Line.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 09:12 AM   #3643
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It should've been called the Olympic Line.
Especially when all our current SkyTrain lines are named after major events.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 06:04 PM   #3644
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It should've been called the Olympic Line.
Haha! Perhaps then it could escape the link between the colour and national representation & links. I'm just thinking too literally probably. Just cause its Canada Line doesn't mean it needs to be red.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 04:38 AM   #3645
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Haha! Perhaps then it could escape the link between the colour and national representation & links. I'm just thinking too literally probably. Just cause its Canada Line doesn't mean it needs to be red.
If it was the Olympic Line, the following woud apply:
1. women may only enter the forward car of every second train
2. during Olympic events, for security reasons the trains will be shut down
3. no non-sponsored products permitted on the train at any time
4. a convenience surcharge is in effect for all journeys ending or starting at any Olympic venue

It would have cost three times as much, and would not have opened on time.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 10:15 AM   #3646
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If it was the Olympic Line, the following woud apply:
1. women may only enter the forward car of every second train
2. during Olympic events, for security reasons the trains will be shut down
3. no non-sponsored products permitted on the train at any time
4. a convenience surcharge is in effect for all journeys ending or starting at any Olympic venue

It would have cost three times as much, and would not have opened on time.
That doesn't make any sense at all. If point 1 implies about the IOC/court case decision, you are comparing apples and oranges. Point 2-4 wouldn't apply because this isn't run by the Vancouver 2010 orgainziation. And your last sentence is crazy because all the venues have been built relatively close to budget and have opened way earlier than was expected.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 05:27 PM   #3647
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That doesn't make any sense at all. If point 1 implies about the IOC/court case decision, you are comparing apples and oranges. Point 2-4 wouldn't apply because this isn't run by the Vancouver 2010 orgainziation. And your last sentence is crazy because all the venues have been built relatively close to budget and have opened way earlier than was expected.
It was a joke You know, making fun of Vanoc and it's rules, regulations, etc.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 01:14 AM   #3648
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Canada Line linking Vancouver and Richmond to open Aug. 17


By Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun
August 4, 2009 2:34 PM

METRO VANCOUVER - The new Canada Line linking downtown Vancouver and Richmond will officially open to the public on Monday, Aug. 17, three weeks ahead of Labour Day and three months ahead of schedule.

Commuters can get a free ride on the 19-kilometre rapid transit line, which will run from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on opening day to accommodate any potential crowds outside the morning rush hour. No bikes or pets allowed on opening day.

The line will open for regular SkyTrain hours the next day, with the first train leaving Waterfront 4:50 a.m., Richmond Brighouse at 5:05 a.m. and the airport at 5:10 a.m.

The journey between Waterfront and Richmond-Brighouse takes about 26 minutes and costs a two-zone fare of $3.75 per single trip. Passengers heading to the airport will pay a surcharge of $2.50, bringing the fare to $6.25 per single trip but their tickets will be good for 90 minutes.

However, the surcharge won’t come into effect for at least the first four months of operation as TransLink has agreed to defer the Canada Line-YVR add fare until 2010.

The $2-billion Canada Line, which is part of the government’s $14-billion investment in public transit, is equivalent to a 10-lane road between Vancouver and Richmond and is expected to take 200,000 one-way trips off the road system. It was originally slated to open in November but the date was then pushed ahead to Labour Day.

It's now opening another three weeks earlier than planned even though work is still continuing on many of the 16 stations. The new line boasts trains that are longer, wider and have more capacity than trains on the existing two SkyTrain lines to accommodate passengers who will be hauling luggage to and from the airport.

The project, overseen by TransLink subsidiary Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc, has had its share of controversy since it was conceived four years ago. At the time, several municipalities opposed the project, saying it wasn't a priority project in Metro Vancouver and raising concerns about the way TransLink was funding future transportation projects.

The project, originally cited to cost $1.5 billion but in the end cost $2 billion, was nearly killed several times but survived.

It then caused a furore when those building it decided to build a cut-and-cover section along Cambie Street, where merchants complained the dug-up construction zone was prohibiting customers from accessing their shops and killing their businesses.

Several merchants moved out. Others, such maternity shop owner Susan Heyes, successfully sued TransLink, InTransitBC and the Canada Line Rapid Transit for causing a nuisance. She was awarded $600,000 in damages earlier this year.

Meanwhile, TransLink expects to have to subsidize the Canada Line for at least four years before ridership is high enough to reach a break-even point.

The cost is a large part of the reason for the financial crunch that has TransLink looking for as much as $450 million a year in additional funding to operate Metro Vancouver's transit system and its major roads. The rapid transit line was built as public-private partnerships, and in agreements with its partners, TransLink took on most of the "ridership risk."

That means TransLink will have to subsidize the until ridership hits forecast levels, which the regional transportation authority acknowledges will take years. The Canada Line isn't expected to see its projected 100,000 riders a day until 2013.

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Old August 11th, 2009, 04:45 PM   #3649
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Source: http://www.translink.ca/~/media/Imag...vityMaplg.ashx
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Old August 12th, 2009, 10:58 AM   #3650
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Old August 15th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #3651
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What does this mean for existing bus routes to Ladner, White Rock, Tsawwassen Ferry etc?

For example, will the 620 Bus (Tsawwassen ferry - downtown) be shortened and travel to/from the ferry from the southern-most end of the RAV line? Or will passengers going from the ferry to the airport/downtown still transfer at Bridgeport?
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Old August 16th, 2009, 03:32 AM   #3652
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Apparently because red would be confused for other colours for those that are colour blind.
//gets out tinfoil hat

Perhaps the Canada Line was shown as blue because Stephen Harper is in a conspiracy to remake the country in his own image, hence Canada = Blue = Conservative Party.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:08 AM   #3653
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What does this mean for existing bus routes to Ladner, White Rock, Tsawwassen Ferry etc?

For example, will the 620 Bus (Tsawwassen ferry - downtown) be shortened and travel to/from the ferry from the southern-most end of the RAV line? Or will passengers going from the ferry to the airport/downtown still transfer at Bridgeport?
620 will terminate at Bridgeport instead of Airport Stn. All suburban buses, like Ladner, White Rock, Tsawwassen, etc. are terminating at Bridgeport, allowing more frequent buses. UBC SkyTrain Group made a post regarding the Canada Line:

http://ubcskytrain.wordpress.com/200...to-zweisystem/
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:09 AM   #3654
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I was not prepared for riding today, so I didn't bring my camera. All the pictures here are from my phone, which then I realized when I got home that it wasn't set to my usual settings so everything's quite bad quality, not to mention, I didn't have enough battery to take all the photos I would've wanted to take. Nevertheless, I was able to take photos on some stations and areas in stations that no one has been able to see [Notice my "Canada Line fare" above. It lasted longer than regular TransLink fare: two hours! ]
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:10 AM   #3655
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YVR-Airport
We'll start our photo tour from the airport. There were Canada Line attendants all over the airport, directing those who can take the exclusive inaugural tour. They had bright blue shirts on and looked a lot like the MTRC Ambassadors, which is definitely a good thing. Aside from a few girls who were constantly texting instead of holding their signs, everyone was quite professional and friendly.


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The ticketing area feels so open and airy. I have to say I was very impressed. Yes, the architecture on the Canada Line is very basic and sterile compared to the Millennium Line, but the atmosphere and environment of the Canada Line stations is so much more open. Like I told you guys earlier, the signage is by YVR at the Airport Stn except for the platform, which is a good thing. What I found weird was the "YVR - Airport Canada Line" station sign was also done by the airport and had incorrect colours (used YVR green instead of the Canada Line blue) and had incorrect font scaling. Sorry I didn't take a photo of it.
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Bridgeport
The major transportation hub for all suburban express bus services, Bridgeport Stn reminded me like a miniature version of Lougheed Stn. This station is quite wide as well, but not as wide as it could've been. Thankfully, it's a combined service stn.


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Richmond-Brighouse
While Richmond-Brighouse Stn looks a lot like Aberdeen and Lansdowne, it's much larger and airier and will be large enough to handle the passengers from Richmond waiting for the next train to be arriving. This would be my favorite stn in Richmond.


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Marine Drive
Really, I was trying to take a photo of the TV screen, which was the only screen actually displaying Global News and TransLink information (well... it was disconnected so there wasn't actually any news...), but I caught a photo of the elevator sign instead. InTransitBC/TransLink stuck stickers indicating where the elevator and area of refuge is in relation to the platform, which is excellent. They sure don't look like stickers.

Going to Marine Drive from Bridgeport, it did feel like a roller coaster ride when the train went down below Oak Street Bridge, up again for switch tracks at OMC, down again, and then up again across the North Arm Bridge. Saw two bike riders.


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Oakridge-41st Avenue

New area of refuge, a great safety feature. My only criticism is that the area of refuge symbols is different from the ones indicated on the TransLink signs. Clearly, these ones are designed by InTransit BC, just like the signage for the entire system.


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The trek from Oakridge to King Edward was slow because the train had to slow down for those really tight turns.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:11 AM   #3659
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Broadway-City Hall

An amazing station underground. I know it's not big, but it feels big. Finally, Vancouver seems like a larger city now.


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YVR check ins, available at most of the stations I believe (if not all). This one is an odd one, placed alone at the mezzanine level of Broadway.


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Waterfront

Love the architecture in this station. I think this one would be my favorite underground station in Vancouver. Notice the TVs at Waterfront aren't hung from the ceiling.


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Station art? Waterfront Stn Museum Gallery :P:


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