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Old June 2nd, 2016, 07:24 PM   #4141
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 10:56 PM   #4142
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[QUOTE=JMeier;133034558]Is there really enough demand to justify two lines from Lougheed to VCC? Or will the new line operate less frequently?[/QUOT

Actually what will happen is that the Millennium Line from VCC-Clark will be rerouted to run on the new line to Lafarge Park. Trains from waterfront that currently run as "Millennium Line" will now run as Expo Line and will terminate at Production Way - University". This will allow same platform transfer for passengers continuing on the Millennium Line.

For turnback - the automated train will travel further west to a cross-over, then cross-over and reverse. Without a siding there, I'm interested to see how they handle timing-dwell - I'm guessing it will dwell at Lougheed eastbound for timing purposes, so it can then slot in back on the mainline at Columbia between the more frequent King George to Waterfront services.

Expo Line will have two branches after Columbia. One to Production Way and the other to King George.

Millennium Lines trains will then run every 3 minutes in the peak between VCC-Clark and Lafarge Park. Likely every 4 to 5 minutes in off peak and probably every 8 to 10 minutes late at night to last train. Those are my guesses.
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Old June 17th, 2016, 03:17 PM   #4143
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Canada backs British Columbia rail investment
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THE prime minister of Canada, Mr Justin Trudeau, and the premier of British Columbia (BC), Ms Christy Clark, announced in Vancouver on June 16 the $C 900m ($US 697m) of additional funding will be made available for transport improvements in the province

The funding, which will be back-dated to April 1 to enable projects to proceed as soon as possible, comes from the $C 10bn first phase of the Canadian government's $C 120bn Investing in Canada infrastructure initiative. The funding for BC is split between the federal government which will provide $C 460m and the BC government which will contribute $C308m, while BC's transport authority Translink will provide $C 125m

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Old July 27th, 2016, 01:03 AM   #4144
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Somewhat OT but still not.


Study recommends separated bike lanes along Surrey's coming light rail system


SURREY (NEWS 1130) – There is another push for separated bike lanes, but this one has nothing to do with cars. New research recommends keeping cyclists away from streetcars[...]
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Langleys, Surrey unite for rail study


The mayors of Langley City, Township, and Surrey are trying to determine if light rail or SkyTrain is the way of the future[...]
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Old July 29th, 2016, 12:32 AM   #4146
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LRT would be a huge waste of money, but it's obvious their minds are set on that.
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Why exactly do you say it would be a waste of money?
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Old July 29th, 2016, 06:50 PM   #4148
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Why exactly do you say it would be a waste of money?
Because the time savings and capacity increases that LRT offers over a regular bus route can be done just as well and far, far cheaper with BRT.

If you really want a rapid transit system to be the backbone of your public transportation system then you need to go fully grade separated.
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Old July 30th, 2016, 02:06 AM   #4149
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The time savings and capacity increases from LRT are greater than those of BRT at comparable cost levels.

Ottawa is an excellent case in point.
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Vancouver launches SkyTrain Mark III fleet
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A new generation of rolling stock entered passenger service on Vancouver’s SkyTrain driverless light metro network on the morning of August 18, when Mr Kevin Desmond, CEO of transport authority TransLink and British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC) president and general manager Mrs Vivienne King welcomed passengers on board the first Mark III train at Waterfront station

Translink placed a $C 90.7m ($US 706m) order with Bombardier in December 2012 for seven four-car Innovia 300 trains to expand fleet capacity in readiness for the opening of the 11km Evergreen Line from Lougheed Town Centre to Port Moody and Coquitlam later this year

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The 1st piece of roof loop truss has been lifted into position at Metrotown station.
I guess the contractor had determined "bolted" support columns are strong enough for the loop truss and didn't have to wait till all the foundation to be completed.
So the late night station closure plan is just a backup plan?

Some photos I took today:

From inside a skytrain


1st loop truss portion was lifted into position. One more portion to complete.


Look really nice


Part of the track now has a roof cover and the new escalator is "long"


Centre stationhouse. 2nd level is being built. This will be where the new footbridge will connect.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 04:04 AM   #4152
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Old August 29th, 2016, 06:12 AM   #4153
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Update on the Evergreen Line

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I managed to take a picture of Inlet Station (the west entrance) and Burquitlam station; the plazas at both stations appear to be finished.



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And some more updates on Metrotown Station's renovation

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Update of a few different stations:

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I spy plumbing.




I also see the new signs are already living up to their penny pinching quality.



Progress at Commercial/Broadway:




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Light rail to Surrey by 2018: tips from Toronto's chief planner

Toronto's chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat has a few suggestions for how Surrey can get a light rail system up and running by 2018[...]


Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...tips-1.3761896
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SkyTrain network changes start today
Oct 22, 2016 5:30 AM PT





TransLink changing Millennium and Expo Lines as Evergreen Extension gets set to open

Changes on the SkyTrain network take effect today and they could impact how you get around Metro Vancouver.

Starting today, the Millennium Line will no longer travel to Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver.

Instead, it will run east-west from Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby to VCC-Clark in Vancouver

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