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Old March 13th, 2006, 09:54 PM   #861
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Very nice pics!
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Old March 14th, 2006, 12:03 AM   #862
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Great pics. I've got to go on it soon.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 05:45 AM   #863
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I went to the RAV site and I'm still a little lost. Is this technically SkyTrain or no?

If not, exactly who is building these new trains?
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Old March 14th, 2006, 05:47 AM   #864
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If not, exactly who is building these new trains?
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Old March 14th, 2006, 06:41 AM   #865
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I still hate the Canada Line logo.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 09:25 AM   #866
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My fav shot (note the drop at the left)


A good tour of the whole line/stations is available on this site:
http://www.nwvirtualtransit.com/tours/skytrainmap.html
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Old March 15th, 2006, 12:01 AM   #867
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My fav shot (note the drop at the left)


A good tour of the whole line/stations is available on this site:
http://www.nwvirtualtransit.com/tours/skytrainmap.html

if im not wrong, that should be Lougheed Town Centre... and i dont kno why they had the other part when theyre not using it >.<

and to post above:
Most of the logos look the same =.=
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Old March 15th, 2006, 12:12 AM   #868
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The part where the RAV line in vancouver, was suppose to be elevated but then neighborhoods around there started complaining about noises =.= so then they put it underground... and for Richmond, its a MUST for elevated because its not actually possible to dig because the island is just a pile of rocks.. so when theres an earthquake... that island will sink..
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Old March 15th, 2006, 12:37 AM   #869
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love it! love the part when the train crosses the river
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Old March 15th, 2006, 08:06 AM   #870
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The part where the RAV line in vancouver, was suppose to be elevated but then neighborhoods around there started complaining about noises =.= so then they put it underground... and for Richmond, its a MUST for elevated because its not actually possible to dig because the island is just a pile of rocks.. so when theres an earthquake... that island will sink..
Oh its worse than that. Richmond is just a pile of silt. It would liquify if an earthquake happened. And I think it is possible but it's just really expensive. I wonder what 3 Road will look like after the line goes down it. Probably a little weird
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Old March 16th, 2006, 04:28 AM   #871
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One thing I dont understand... Is why Translink run the older model Skytrains with the door first, rather than the other way round witht the two windows.
It seems rather odd to me, and a little ugly.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 04:41 AM   #872
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Old March 16th, 2006, 05:50 AM   #873
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One thing I dont understand... Is why Translink run the older model Skytrains with the door first, rather than the other way round witht the two windows.
It seems rather odd to me, and a little ugly.

the one youre seeing there right now, is the older model... and thats the expo trains... the two doors there are known for emergency exits.. and i know its a bit ugly.. and it makes more noise than the minellium trains
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Old March 16th, 2006, 05:58 AM   #874
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SkyTrain has really played a major role in the development of Vancouver, a great multi-modal transit metropolis, over the past couple of decades. It's a really wonderful rapid transit system. And it's nice to see the steady expansion in roue coverage. Really look forward to seeing that line to the airport open.
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the one youre seeing there right now, is the older model... and thats the expo trains... the two doors there are known for emergency exits.. and i know its a bit ugly.. and it makes more noise than the minellium trains
Its wierd because, at the other end of the cars are the two black panels/windows??
Detroit and Toronto have the trains the "right" way around.

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Old March 16th, 2006, 06:52 AM   #876
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^ i don't think there's a back or front to these trains.
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Translink's skytrains dont really have a front or back... when they get to the end they just go the other way after switching to another track...
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The windows in the ends of the Toronto trains are for the drivers. The Toronto trains have drivers onboard even though they are automated. The Vancouver and Detroit trains are driverless.
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^ what the hell is the point of having drivers when you could save money and use the computers?
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Passenger security?

I like the Vancouver skytrain's system. It seems kind of well planned and thought out. Its just a pity that the Canada line will not run on the same technology as the rest of the line. As for the Evergreen line, well, they should've made it a skytrain line too.

I noticed that some of the MKI trains run with the emergeny door in front while others at the place where ther cars are "married" or coupled.

One question though, will the MKI cars be phased out? And how long have they been in operation for?
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