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Old October 11th, 2005, 09:01 AM   #641
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Did anything start yet as of today???
They've closed down a strip mall which is gonna be a staging ground for the line (it's at Little Mountain where the first phase of cut and cover will commence) and later on, it'll be a station entrance. They've also removed trolley power lines on a street called Cambie, where cut and cover will take place. Any day now, they'll start digging.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 09:51 AM   #642
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Looks like my life will be hell for 1.3 years of construction, yes! At least it will be a good way to get to richmond when gas prices are at $5/litre...
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Old October 11th, 2005, 11:18 PM   #643
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Did anything start yet as of today???
I believe they have been precasting the guidways for the elevated portion.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 11:23 PM   #644
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What is the length of this line???
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Old October 12th, 2005, 12:57 AM   #645
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What is the length of this line???
approximately 25km long with 15ish station (more to be built later). Although the official 2003 document reports 16 stations and 19km long...

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Old October 12th, 2005, 01:36 AM   #646
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where did you get 25 km?
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Old October 12th, 2005, 01:41 AM   #647
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link.
Not sure how they got that figure, but at the least the info is not from 2003.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 02:34 AM   #648
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it's definetely wrong. a month ago, it would've been 19 km but now they've slightly changed the route to the airport; it's now 20 km.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 06:10 PM   #649
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How retarded that they don't build an interface with Granville station. The Skytrain in Vancouver is just a bunch of different lines going from the suburbs into the city, rather than a actual system per se. Hopefully this will change when they build the line to my beloved Alma Mater, UBC...

It's cool anyways, can't wait to see it!
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Old October 12th, 2005, 09:59 PM   #650
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Current news releases state that the line is "almost 19 km".
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Old October 13th, 2005, 05:08 AM   #651
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Yes Vancouver has an odd habit of serving suburbanites far better than urban dwellers thus low ridership levels for money spent.
The RAV is going down a low density road and one of the few areas that are medium density doesn't have a station. The closer to the city the fewer the stations.
Downtown will have only 2 stations and on the other side of False Creek there is one at Broadway but the next station 16 blocks away!
Only in Vancouver you say?
Even RAV officials admit that it will only result in a paultry 30,000 new revenue pass/day.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 05:13 AM   #652
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Yes Vancouver has an odd habit of serving suburbanites far better than urban dwellers thus low ridership levels for money spent.
The RAV is going down a low density road and one of the few areas that are medium density doesn't have a station. The closer to the city the fewer the stations.
Downtown will have only 2 stations and on the other side of False Creek there is one at Broadway but the next station 16 blocks away!
Only in Vancouver you say?
Even RAV officials admit that it will only result in a paultry 30,000 new revenue pass/day.
lol, is that one of the posts you made a few months ago? these days, nobody can tell the difference between new and old. it's always the same blabber. give it a break, you don't even live in the city and whether you like it or not, it's gonna get built.

nevertheless though, it is retarded that they don't have a station at 16th but i think officedweller or rt here pointed out that steep grades at that location would mean a very high cost.
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Its not like cost over runs is new to the RAV.
It was proposed at $1.5bil but then went to 1.7, its now 1.9 and not a shovel is in the ground. The price will end up well over 2bill.
No stop at 16th is even more bizarre in that it is the next new route to be introduced in the city of Vancouver.
If I was in the area I would be jumping mad. No station but it is this area that will effected most by construction leading to many a failed business.
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No stop at 16th is even more bizarre in that it is the next new route to be introduced in the city of Vancouver.
If I was in the area I would be jumping mad. No station but it is this area that will effected most by construction leading to many a failed business.
I'm very close to Cambie @ 16 and there is no way 16th will become a new route; its barely drivable as-is.

I am quite happy there will be no station here, as it would be quite pointless (its only a 10 min walk to broadway!). Not to mention the crime it would bring (I would sell my apartment the minute they announce a station at 16th)
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A station on 16th would have made alot of sense or at least a station a couple up blocks up from that if they thought it was too steep at 16th. With that said they are planning on putting a bus route through 16th at Cambie.

From Translink -

New or upgraded east/west routes:

New limited stop service to UBC from the new Vancouver Community College SkyTrain station (early 2006)

Upgrade the #135 route on Hastings to a new B-Line between Waterfront and Simon Fraser University in Burnaby (2007)

New route from the 29th Avenue SkyTrain station to UBC along 33rd Avenue, Cambie and 16th Avenue (2008)

Upgrade the #43 route to a new B-Line from the Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain station to UBC (2009)

http://www.translink.bc.ca/About_Tra...ws06020501.asp
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I guess they will have to get rid of parking and repave it then, as it's not wide enough for a bus now (with parking on both sides)
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Old November 10th, 2005, 02:42 AM   #657
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Canada Line (RAV) trains unvailed. Also a more detailed website launched.

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Old November 27th, 2005, 12:29 AM   #659
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Does anyone know if they are going to put in fare gates (like every other system in the world)?

And that is a really lousy logo with terrible font
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Old November 27th, 2005, 02:56 AM   #660
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Canada Line (RAV) trains unvailed. Also a more detailed website launched.

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Thank you for posting this. It answers a lot of questions. I am surprised that they didn't go with LIM powered trains as on the Expo and Millennium lines.
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