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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:19 AM   #1461
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Is any smart card system going to be implemented for the opening of the Canada Line....even Seattle is getting a smart card system for their LRT
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 08:27 AM   #1462
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Is any smart card system going to be implemented for the opening of the Canada Line....even Seattle is getting a smart card system for their LRT
i wish we get the beeping card thing~~
because its cool first of all
and you know our current system,
the magnetic strip one..
its REALLY SLOW!
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 11:12 AM   #1463
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Well, a smart card fare system for the entire network is in works in Translink.....the plan was to call the card the "Orca", but too bad Seattle stole our name.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 04:51 AM   #1464
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Well, a smart card fare system for the entire network is in works in Translink.....the plan was to call the card the "Orca", but too bad Seattle stole our name.
They'll probably call it Salmon now, unless that's already taken as well
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Old January 24th, 2007, 05:35 AM   #1465
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Pic of the North Arm Bridge area:

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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:14 AM   #1466
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i drove past that cambie and marine drive the other night and the building is gone and most of the trees seemed to be gone too
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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:21 AM   #1467
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^ which building?
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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #1468
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I think he means the ICBC centre. The last time I went by Cambie and Marine, I noticed that was gone.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #1469
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yeah the ICBC one - visible in the pic... where the clump of trees were - most of which are now gone
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Old January 25th, 2007, 02:22 AM   #1470
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The pic is dated Dec 16, 2006 - I think it's already gone in the pic.

Compare to this 2003 shot - no roof edges in the new pic:

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Old January 25th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #1471
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I hope they will retain as many trees as possible on that old ICBC site.

It's becoming a bus loop, isn't it?
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Old January 25th, 2007, 03:07 AM   #1472
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I hope they will retain as many trees as possible on that old ICBC site.

It's becoming a bus loop, isn't it?
yes it is.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 05:14 AM   #1473
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A short portion of the Canada Line at YVR will be at grade because of a possible North South connecting taxiway for the two main runways.

Interesting thing is that the taxiway will actualy have to slope up (at a grade of 1.25%) to cross a bridge over the Canada Line and the access roads. I thought they would eventually have to drop the Canada Line and the roads down. I have never heard of sloping taxiways before... but that sure would look interesting!

Btw. this taxiway alone would cost $97 million according yvr.ca!
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^ only $97 million?!!! i would thing it'd be more. good find anyway.
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This what you can expect (I like this shot!) - this is in Singapore:



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The two taxiway bridges spanning Airport Boulevard were designed from day one to support A380 loading. However, jet blast deflector fins had to be added along the sides to shield public road users of the Airport Boulevard situated below from the jet blast emitted from the outboard engines of the A380, which stretched outside the bridge platform. The installation of such jet blast deflector fins has since been fully completed.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #1476
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impressive. I really wish i can drive under the taxiway while an A380 is taxiing on it. So cool!!
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This what you can expect (I like this shot!) - this is in Singapore:!

Hmmmm.... I can't see the picture but I think I know which one you mean, it does look really cool. That one is a level taxiway though, the one at YVR will have to go up and over the Canada line and other roads. Probably soil conditions would make it difficult to have the roads and Canada line dip down under the taxiway.

But I can't wait to ride the Canada Line in the front car to the airport as an A380, B747 or B777 passes over this taxiway! (hopefully they will actually build it)
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The skytrain cars have steerable bogies to navigate sharp curves and to reduced "squeal" in curves. But between Main st. station and Broadway station, right at the Home Depot where the track makes a S curve, it is damn loud right now. I live about 2.5 km away from that section and I can hear it. Maybe the rails are getting old. Also, there are no noise shields along that section of track.
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The skytrain cars have steerable bogies to navigate sharp curves and to reduced "squeal" in curves. But between Main st. station and Broadway station, right at the Home Depot where the track makes a S curve, it is damn loud right now. I live about 2.5 km away from that section and I can hear it. Maybe the rails are getting old. Also, there are no noise shields along that section of track.
Do you know if the Canada Line Rotem vehicles will have these "steerable bogies"?
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Photos by Fever

A couple very recent pictures of guideway construction near Bridgeport Station and then on Sea Island. You can sort of see how close the support is to the Arthur Laing approach.



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