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Old October 19th, 2014, 05:57 PM   #4021
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Did you have some photos ?

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90% tracks of the Canada Line are underground.


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Old October 19th, 2014, 06:24 PM   #4022
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Really? That sounds weird to me. Canada line has 8 underground stations and 8 elevated. It doesnt look like 90% could be underground.
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Old October 19th, 2014, 07:19 PM   #4023
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roughly 45% of the Canada line is underground.
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Old October 20th, 2014, 04:21 AM   #4024
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Canada Line runs from south from Downtown Vancouver to Richmond and the Airport. From Downtown, it starts out as a bored tunnel. It then switches to a shallower cut-and-cover @King Edward. At the southern edge of Vancouver city, it emerges into an above-ground viaduct. It crosses the river into Richmond, and the branches in Richmond and to the Airport are above grade.

The entire Skytrain system is grade-separated and runs like other mass transit systems.
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Old October 20th, 2014, 04:24 AM   #4025
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my bad, I totally forgot beside the section from Marine Drive Station to the Richmond Center, there is a second Canada line from Bridgeport to the Vancouver International airport that is also elevated. So I'd say its 60% underground and 40% elevated.
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Old October 20th, 2014, 03:22 PM   #4026
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Did they are going ro plan a subway system?

Like San Francisco?
There are already 3 lines in operation with a total of 70km of track.

Expo Line: 20 stations, opened in 1985 and expanded 1990 and 1994
Millennium Line: 13 stations, opened in 2002
Canada Line: 15 stations, opened in 2009


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Old October 21st, 2014, 08:30 PM   #4027
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More on Evergreen line construction:


Evergreen North Road guideway complete Oct 2014 by TranBC, on Flickr


Evergreen Line columns along Pine Tree Way Coquitlam by TranBC, on Flickr
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 12:57 AM   #4028
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what is this obsession for people to doubt Vancouver's system. Just because it is mostly elevated? Chicago EL is mostly elevated but is still a metro system and they also do have subway lines, just like SkyTrain.

In fact, don't most/all metro systems have elevated sections in the less dense areas of town or the metro area (hence the name, 'metropolitan subway or rapid transit') with subway in the high and ultra high density areas of the core. Aren't ALL SkyTrain lines in Vancouver's core underground, regardless of what they are 10KM out.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 04:19 AM   #4029
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"Subway" is a useless term for identifying a transit system. Trams, light rail lines, heavy rail lines, commuter rail lines the world over all have underground, elevated, ground level sections.

The defining characteristics are:
-Headway times
-Train lengths/capacities
-Grade separation

Vancouver scores very highly in the headway and grade separation, but due to the automated trains, a lot of the cars are quite small (2-4 cars long). Doesn't matter a whole lot when you can run trains at frequencies approaching a minute at peak times.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 09:03 AM   #4030
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what is this obsession for people to doubt Vancouver's system.
I think Skytrain's high level of service is important, but the reason you see Skytrain in success stories has to do with how Vancouver has leveraged its initial investment in Skytrain to spur sustainable growth. Since the system's 1985 opening, Vancouver has accommodated 50% growth by concentrating dense growth around the Skytrain corridors. That's a HUGE accomplishment. For an idea of how transformative the system has been, take a look at this time lapse comparing the environs of the Expo Line in 1985 and 2013.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erodkwTS7sQ

So I suppose the short answer to your question is because of Skytrain's (1) high level of service and (2) impact on sustainable development patterns.
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^That's an amazing video you linked to. Something all transit agencies should try to create.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 10:32 AM   #4032
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Evergreen tracks in Port Moody


IMG_7376 by Yellow Fever @ SkyscraperCity, on Flickr


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Old October 24th, 2014, 10:17 PM   #4033
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Since the system's 1985 opening, Vancouver has accommodated 50% growth by concentrating dense growth around the Skytrain corridors. That's a HUGE accomplishment.
The City of Vancouver has actually done a pretty horrible job at concentrating dense growth around SkyTrain stations (outside the DT core). The suburbs (especially Burnaby and Richmond) have done much better in that regard and hopefully things will now change with a lot more density coming to Marine Drive Station and Oakridge, as well as the OV.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 04:53 AM   #4034
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That's a cool video!

Ya the suburbs have done a very good job of TOD but it's true the actual City of Vancouver has done little.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 06:08 AM   #4035
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I would tend to agree with this, with regard to TOD.

But COV density is far greater than any suburb.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 07:21 AM   #4036
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That's a great point Hot Rod. The city is already fairly dense and isn't going to have the same development opportunities that suburbs would. When a lot of people think of TOD they think highrise clusters. But many of the densest, most transit friendly cities don't have highrises around every transit station. Just look at Montreal. Its density is fairly uniform and composed mostly of lowrises. Yet it has among the highest transit ridership per capita in NA.

Just because low density suburbs need highrises around transit stations to make proper use of them, that doesn't mean already dense cities do too.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 08:20 AM   #4037
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From TransBC's Flickr page, Evergreen Line progress on new Inlet Centre station:


Inlet Centre Station construction by TranBC, on Flickr
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Old November 5th, 2014, 07:47 AM   #4038
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Evergreen line, North Road section.

IMG_7310 by Yellow Fever @ SkyscraperCity, on Flickr

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Old November 13th, 2014, 06:53 PM   #4039
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Final guideway column completed for future Evergreen Line:


Guideways Completed by TranBC, on Flickr
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Old November 14th, 2014, 12:38 AM   #4040
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Any idea when will this line be in operation?
And when will Main St. station extension work be completed?
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