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Old December 17th, 2016, 01:39 AM   #4181
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Old December 18th, 2016, 02:09 AM   #4182
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There are a couple here and there. There's one on the Ginza line, if I remember correctly. And the private railways are essentially extensions of the subway, with the same trains and level of service.
That's surprising about the Ginza line considering it's almost entirely underground. But of course there are some on the private railways, but they aren't part of the city's metro system regardless of the similarities. But every generality or rule has the odd exception so it's not surprising that a person can find a few considering there are a good 160 metro systems around the world..
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Old January 6th, 2017, 05:22 AM   #4183
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Since no one posted any videos - here are some posted at SSP:

A couple of videos during testing before revenue service started:

Outbound from Lougheed Town Centre Station
(note that "wrong-railing" will be the service pattern between Lougheed and Burquitlam stations):



Inbound from Lafarge Lake Douglas Station:



In the snow:



and an official provincial government video:

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Old January 6th, 2017, 05:37 AM   #4184
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That's surprising about the Ginza line considering it's almost entirely underground. But of course there are some on the private railways, but they aren't part of the city's metro system regardless of the similarities. But every generality or rule has the odd exception so it's not surprising that a person can find a few considering there are a good 160 metro systems around the world..
The one on the Ginza Line is on a non revenue spur track to a yard in Ueno. I think apart from that the "Tokyo subway proper" (Metro and Toei) does not have any at grade crossings.
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Old January 6th, 2017, 05:57 AM   #4185
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I don't think this video about the new MKIII trains (used only on the Expo Line) was posted:

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Old January 6th, 2017, 08:40 PM   #4186
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Old January 8th, 2017, 03:16 AM   #4187
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(note that "wrong-railing" will be the service pattern between Lougheed and Burquitlam stations)
Apologize if it's been recently explained here, but does anyone have an explanation as to why this is? Is it to simplify transfers at Lougheed to the Expo Line, or for some other reason?
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Old January 8th, 2017, 02:15 PM   #4188
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Apologize if it's been recently explained here, but does anyone have an explanation as to why this is? Is it to simplify transfers at Lougheed to the Expo Line, or for some other reason?
The interchange at LTC is not deleveled like it is at Columbia i Bridgeport stations, the Millennium line takes these routs:



Shortening the Expo line spur back to LTC would solve the need for wrong-railing. If they need to increase the frequency on the Millennium line they'll have to do it.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 02:54 PM   #4189
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Apologize if it's been recently explained here, but does anyone have an explanation as to why this is? Is it to simplify transfers at Lougheed to the Expo Line, or for some other reason?
The short answer is that wrong railing gets boths sets of Vancouver-bound trains (from Burquitlam and from Braid) to the same middle platform so passengers know to go to one platform for Vancouver trains.

Earlier plans from the late 1990s planned for a basket weave (and the preplanning for the line elevated the approaches, but the basketweave was deleted as a cost-saving measure.

This was from one of the government reports (before the Expo Line branch terminus was shifted to Production Way) and shows the switch configurations:



There are also other options for train movements if the Expo Line were to terminate at Lougheed
(i.e. trains from Braid could terminate at the middle platform and Coquitlam trains use the north and south platforms).
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Old January 11th, 2017, 06:10 PM   #4190
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Thank you! Your responses have been very helpful.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 06:41 PM   #4191
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It's puzzling that they haven't implemented everything needed for potential separation of the Millennium and Expo lines, without sharing tracks. If I'm not mistaken additional tracks in red bellow would need to be added for that.

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Old January 12th, 2017, 12:01 AM   #4192
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It's puzzling that they haven't implemented everything needed for potential separation of the Millennium and Expo lines, without sharing tracks. If I'm not mistaken additional tracks in red bellow would need to be added for that.

There's no point. First, the Expo Line continues to Production Way Station, sharing track with the Millennium Line. The current routing of trains means that all westbound trains to Production Way (Expo and Millennium) all stop at the same Platform (Platform 2).

Second, the trains are automated with the ability to run 45 seconds apart, so interlining for short sections will have no effect on operations.

Finally, Expo trains reverse in-traffic at a crossover about 1km west of Production Way Station. This can only be done with automated trains.

So even if both lines run every 3 minutes (which they currently don't - expo is every 5 minutes in the peak), that is still 90 seconds between trains - lots of time for switches to change given 45 seconds is the closest headway possible.
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What would the basket weave have looked like?
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Old January 13th, 2017, 11:19 PM   #4195
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What would the basket weave have looked like?
Like this:
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The interchange at LTC is not deleveled like it is at Columbia i Bridgeport stations, the Millennium line takes these routs:



Shortening the Expo line spur back to LTC would solve the need for wrong-railing. If they need to increase the frequency on the Millennium line they'll have to do it.

Where were these track maps clipped from?

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Thanks a ton. I think I get it a bit better.
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Where were these track maps clipped from?
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