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Old February 8th, 2007, 06:56 AM   #1501
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Old February 8th, 2007, 07:49 AM   #1502
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Pic by Eric off Imagestation - Canada Line tunnel at 33rd Ave:

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Old February 8th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #1503
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From the same source as before:
New pics in Vancouver of the E60LFR (probably 100% same body is used for D60LFR minus trolley stuff and hump on top):


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Old February 9th, 2007, 02:06 AM   #1504
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sorry, i can't see anything. you didn't upload it properly.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 03:09 AM   #1505
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sorry, i can't see anything. you didn't upload it properly.
It seems to be working properly...maybe the site was down for a while?
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Old February 9th, 2007, 06:10 AM   #1506
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^ awesome, it works now.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #1507
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I recently dropped by the info office and found ths handout.

The Gantt chart for the project

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Old February 11th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #1508
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^ they have that on their website.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 01:39 AM   #1509
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Latest postcard - pics of the interior of the trains - it also says that the exterior colour scheme is under wraps and will be unveiled soon. The backwards facing seets in one of the pics looks like a poster mock-up.

http://www.canadaline.ca/uploads/New...es/News319.pdf

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Old February 20th, 2007, 03:27 AM   #1510
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I wonder why they don't use bench style seating, i.e. face to face seating.

Its good they don't have those useless curved handle bars like the Mark II trains (I wonder who thought of the practicality of that?)...
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Old February 20th, 2007, 03:43 AM   #1511
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People like to face front/back despite the lower capacity.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 05:03 AM   #1512
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Yep. If I had to stare at someones face the whole time, I would rather just stand. Last thing I want to do after work is play "stare-down" on the train...
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Old February 20th, 2007, 05:50 AM   #1513
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i love it.

Thank god they're not going with the train exterior design that is on the website.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 05:58 AM   #1514
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I find it's easier to see out the windows when you stand. I tend to stand even if there's no real need to (mind you I don't ride very often).

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Hey, the outsides could be orange!
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Old February 20th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #1515
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I'm still a proponent for "bench seating". Assuming these trains will be packed in the future, wouldn't having more space for standees only alleviate that? Is the comfort over not having to stare at somebody more important than practicality? Millions of commuters all over the world don't seem to have a problem with bench seating.

I know that the Line isn't supposed to be at capacity for years to come but surely some foresight is necessary. They will need to add more similar trains, at a significant cost, in the future but why not conform the public into using bench seating now? I'm not sure of the ratio between having mainly a bench style as opposed to the current one but every bit counts. On top of short platforms there just seems to be a lack of vision from Translink.
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Old February 21st, 2007, 01:51 AM   #1516
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^ i'm sure they could realign the seating when it needs to be done.
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Old February 21st, 2007, 01:58 AM   #1517
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The seat seem quite thick, they might be able to get some more room if they used the type found in the new buses. If you add up the extra thickness of the seats in the whole train, I am pretty sure you could fit more of those thinner ones.
They could probably move them closer to the seat in front as well, as it looks like there is more than enough space to sit comfortably (or is this an optical illusion?)
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Old February 21st, 2007, 02:12 AM   #1518
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^ i'm sure they could realign the seating when it needs to be done.
Agreed. The cars tend to get refurbished every so often.
The MKI Skytrain cars originally had 4 seats across at the ends - now its 3 seats (2 on one side and one on the other). They only have bench seating in the middle because equipment located under the seats doesn't allow transverse seating.
Plus they used to have carpet in them, remember?
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Old February 21st, 2007, 03:09 AM   #1519
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^ LMAO......carpet???
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^ LMAO......carpet???
Oh yes, carpet. I remember that. And you had to take your shoes off before entering. Well it didn't go that far but as you can imagine, the carpeting got very dirty and gum was permanently embedded in it. Also, the doors used to have buttons you had to push for them to open. You can still see where they used to be inside the train, they are now covered up by metal plates.
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