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Old April 27th, 2017, 07:24 PM   #4201
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Old April 28th, 2017, 06:41 AM   #4202
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Do these station improvements include lengthening of the platforms? The Expo Line was suppose to have it's capacity doubled by 2020 which obviously means extending the stations to 100+ meters. Is this actually taking place or are these improvements more cosmetic?
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Old May 4th, 2017, 10:46 PM   #4203
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No skytrains stations improvement projects are for the look only or it won't be called improvement at all. Metrotown Station improvement project has been on for 2 years already and is only 2/3 done and you would see its a dead serious project. After it finished, the station will be twice as long and the new elevated walkway will be much wider than the old one along with more elevators on both sides.
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Old May 4th, 2017, 10:49 PM   #4204
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Old August 4th, 2017, 02:28 PM   #4205
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Old August 16th, 2017, 04:08 PM   #4206
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TransLink touts ‘terrific’ totals in 2016 transit ridership numbers
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Transit service in Metro Vancouver had record-high ridership in 2016, a trend that is expected to continue this year, according to TransLink’s annual service-performance review and the latest ridership figures.

Overall ridership growth in 2016 was the largest since 2010, with annual system-wide boardings increasing by 4.5 per cent to a record 384.8 million. Ridership increased on all TransLink services except SeaBus and West Coast Express, which declined 2.8 per cent and three per cent, respectively.

This growth was likely due to a strong economy, increase in transit service hours and the official launch of the Compass card and full closure of fare gates.

Geoff Cross, vice-president of planning and policy, called the results “terrific” for TransLink.

“For one thing, it’s very unusual to have this level of growth two years in a row. It shows that the investments that we’ve been making this year were much needed and it validates all of the work that we’ve been doing with the Mayors’ Vision,” he said.

Bus boardings increased 4.6 per cent across the region, with South of Fraser seeing the largest ridership increase (10 per cent or 3.7 million) of any sub region. The largest single ridership increase on any route was on the 96 B-Line with 570,000 more boardings last year. The 319 Scott Road Station/Newton Exchange saw an additional 400,000 boardings.

“That’s a really good sign for us about the strong economy and land-use patterns in Surrey and it being able to shape demand there,” said Cross. “It’s obviously a good precursor to rapid transit.”

Bus ridership overall was generally up throughout the day, but saw highest growth in the evenings between 6 and 9 p.m. (six per cent) and on Saturdays (seven per cent).

The 99 B-Line bus between UBC and Commercial-Broadway station was the busiest bus route in Metro Vancouver and the most overcrowded. The bus has more than 17 million annual boardings and is overcrowded 33 per cent of the time.

Canada Line boardings grew by 5.5 per cent, while Expo and Millennium lines grew by 4.1 per cent. All three train lines saw steady growth, peaking in September and levelling off in the last quarter.

Growth along the Canada Line is partly attributed to increased economic activity along the line, including new development near stations, more airport passengers and record high tourism in 2016.

The Evergreen extension to the Millennium Line, opened in December, helped boost numbers for the Expo and Millennium lines. It currently sees about 30,000 boardings each weekday.

According to TransLink data, Waterfront is the busiest station in the network, with more than 36,000 average weekday entries, followed by Commercial-Broadway with more than 24,000 and Burrard with 21,000.

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Old August 19th, 2017, 03:26 PM   #4207
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Are there any plans to build a Skytrain line to UBC?
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long term, yes. The problem is that most of it has to be underground, which is very expensive given the distance. The first phase of it, the Broadway subway, is supposed to start soon. It will extend the Millenium line roughyl 5km from its current terminus at VCC-Clark to Arbutus Street and Broadway. After that there is still over 7km to get to UBC, 4.5km of which needs to be tunneled.
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Old August 29th, 2017, 06:12 PM   #4209
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Metrotown Station upgrade..

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Old August 29th, 2017, 06:15 PM   #4210
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Old October 24th, 2017, 10:22 PM   #4211
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Metrotown Station renovation continues...

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TransLink's double-decker test buses hit the streets next week
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Two double-decker buses will make their debut on Metro Vancouver streets next week as part of a three-month pilot project.

“These buses are wrapped and ready to go,” TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond said at a launch event Thursday.

TransLink has received two buses, supplied free of charge, from British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis. The buses arrived last week and have been outfitted with equipment such as fare boxes and Compass Card readers. Drivers are in the process of being trained.

The buses will be tested on a number of highway routes, including: 301 Newton Exchange/Brighouse Station; 311 Scottsdale Exchange to Bridgeport station; 351/354 White Rock/South Surrey to Bridgeport; 555 Carvolth Exchange to Lougheed station; and 601/620 South Delta/Tsawwassen to Bridgeport.

In preparation for the double-deckers’ arrival, TransLink ran a test bus fitted with a frame to mimic the profile of a double-decker bus along the routes to identify and deal with any obstructions, like branches or power lines.

“Yes, these buses actually do fit through the Massey Tunnel,” said Dan Savitsky, vice-president of maintenance for Coast Mountain Bus Company. “I’m sure there will be several people ducking if they’re sitting on the upper deck the first time they go through, but the buses were specifically selected because they do fit through the tunnel.”

Desmond said double-decker buses are best suited to highway travel because they’re comfortable and can carry more passengers. They can accommodate more than 80 people with room for four people with mobility devices and have up to 83-per-cent more seating than highway coaches.

They are also better for routes with fewer stops, so it’s unlikely they’ll appear on urban routes like the 99 B-Line.

Desmond said overall ridership is booming — through October boardings are up 6.4 per cent and journeys are up six per cent over last year — and buses are crowded. Double-decker buses are one solution.
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"TransLink to explore later SkyTrain service on weekend nights"

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"TransLink to explore later SkyTrain service on weekend nights"

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-n...weekend-nights
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