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Old May 4th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #1621
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Canada Line Quarterly Report - January - March 2007 - get all your progress info here:

http://www.canadaline.ca/uploads/New...es/News377.pdf

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Old May 5th, 2007, 05:37 PM   #1622
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RAV costs to date

In the quarterly report, costs are shown to be less those the budgeted; albeit not by much. I don't see $400M over budget.

Would the requested changes in project scope add much cost to the project? These have yet to be approved, of course.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 12:14 AM   #1623
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From the Richmond News:

Canada Line drives massive development

By Nelson Bennett

Rapid transit is driving a massive north city centre development that includes a new hotel at River Rock Casino Resort, an expansion of Aberdeen Centre and 16 new high-rises south of Sea Island Way.

In fact, the Canada Line is so important to developers that Pinnacle International and Sun Tech City Developments are offering $15 million to fast-track the construction of Capstan Station, which Canada Line had not planned to build for years to come.

Coun. Harold Steves, who chairs the city's planning committee, said Tuesday's meeting will be one of the most important ones this decade, because it will set the tone for all future development in the city centre.

"Right now, we're at the ground floor of developing new concepts for downtown living - concepts that are environmentally sustainable," Steves said.

Pinnacle and Sun Tech are proposing a mixed-use development that would see 16 high-rises up to 14 storeys in height on a 17.2-acre parcel of vacant land bordered by north-south by Sea Island Way and Capstan Way, and east-west by Sexsmith Road and No. 3 Road.

The proposal calls for a hotel, various commercial uses, and 2,136 residential units.

Proximity to the Canada Line is so critical to the development, the developers are offering to help build a fifth rapid transit station at Capstan Way.

Current plans call for only four stations to be built, with Capstan station to be built at a later date.

"It's a huge benefit to the city," said Terry Crowe, manager of policy planning for the city. "By building the station, it will certainly aid ridership. It's a very important piece of infrastructure in the city." The Sea Island Way parcel has been the subject of various proposals over the years, including a trade and exhibition centre.

"We're fortunate that Sun Tech (and Pinnacle) are coming forward now, not 10 years ago, because we wouldn't have been able to integrate it with the Canada Line," Steves said.

Because the development is tied to such a great extent to public transit, the city is considering a proposal to reduce parking requirements by 35 per cent.

In addition to being largely driven by public transportation, the Fairchild and the Pinnacle/Sun Tech City plans also integrate many of the sustainability requirements being proposed in the city centre area plan, which is still in the works.

Steves said developers are considering green roofs and geothermal heating, for example.

In the Pinnacle/Sun Tech case, the developers are also agreeing to provide the following:

- 100 affordable housing units (five per cent of the total residential component);
- A 25-space daycare;
- $250,000 worth of public art;
- A 1.4-acre city-owned park.

The developers are also proposing to build live-work dwellings. The idea is that shop owners would live above their ground-floor retail operations - something that reduces reliance on cars.

Two other major proposals on Tuesday's agenda are a proposed expansion of Aberdeen Centre and a rezoning needed for hotel expansion and public parkade at River Rock Casino Resort.

Fairchild Developments plans to add an eight-storey expansion to the existing Aberdeen Centre, plus a 150-room hotel. The expansion would be linked to the Canada Line's Aberdeen station. The proposal includes a plan to provide $100,000 for the purchase of two-zone fare saver tickets - a move aimed at encouraing Aberdeen Centre employees and customers to use public transit.

As for the River Rock proposal, it includes as five-storey, 192-unit hotel, to be integrated with a new 1,200-stall park-and-ride parkade, which will be used for Canada Line transit users and casino patrons.

The new 12-storey hotel and parkade would be located directly across the street from River Rock on River Road. Immediately south of that would be a bus loop and the Canada Line's Bridgeport Station.

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New pic of Bridgeport Station area, the wye and the YVR branch from the Canada Line website:

Aerial of Bridgeport Station. Junction between YVR and Richmond Line


Aerial of Middle Arm Bridge


At-grade section of the Line through Grauer Lands on Sea Island. Tunnel under future Templeton Street located in lower centre of photo.


Stored 400m lengths of cintinues welded rail (CWR) just north of Grant McConachie Way at Sea Island Centre Station Site.


View of single track as it approaches the terminal at YVR Airport Station
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is the train going to YVR airport going to remain single track?
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Old May 11th, 2007, 03:28 AM   #1627
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Yes. Just the section from the previous statin to the end of the line.



Boom times for city centre Major high-rise development planned along Canada Line


Fairchild is proposing an eight-storey, 150-room hotel next to Aberdeen Centre.

By Matthew Hoekstra
Staff Reporter
May 10 2007

Three major development plans that will rocket the city toward its vision of a compact downtown will go to a public hearing in less than two weeks.

City council’s planning committee was deluged with major proposals Tuesday—weeks before the city will hike its development cost charges—that could bring 2,136 new homes and 342 hotel rooms to areas in transition.

The projects are all paired with future stations of the Canada Line.

Proposals are in from Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Fairchild Developments and a development group led by Pinnacle International. Pinnacle’s plan, for a seven-hectare (17.2-acre) area east of No. 3 Road, between Sea Island Way and Capstan Way, is the most significant.

It’s hoping to build a new mixed-use neighbourhood with 16 high-rises and other mid-rise buildings and will give the city $15 million to pay for a future Canada Line station.

The so-called “Capstan Way Station” has always been planned for the area, but without a funding source, it was never a guarantee.

Now its construction could begin as early as 2010, or months after the line is scheduled to be finished.

“Everybody is trying to do it sooner than later, but we don’t have an exact date,” said Terry Crowe, policy planning manager of Richmond.

Dubbed “Pinnacle Park Place,” the massive project has been planned for several years but buoyed by Canada Line construction, it’s now beginning to take shape.

It’s a joint project between Michael De Cotiis’s Pinnacle and Sun Tech City Development Corp., of which Thomas and Magdalen Leung are vice-presidents.

Along with paying for a transit station, the developers are also committed to building social services—enough that city staff view the proposal as a “benchmark” for future development. Included in the neighbourhood will be a daycare for 25 children, approximately 100 units of affordable subsidized rental housing, $250,000 worth of public art and live-work units.

It will also be built on principles of “transit-oriented development,” which maximizes densities near transit stations, encourages mixed-use development and reduces parking availability.

“We read a lot about transit oriented development. We talk a lot about transit oriented development,” said Jane Bird of Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc. “It struck me today that you’re about to see three very good examples of transit oriented development.”

Coun. Harold Steves, chair of the planning committee, called the projects “monumental,” and said they will serve as the groundwork of Richmond’s new city centre.

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation already had the rights to build a parkade that would be shared by Canada Line users and casino patrons.

Great Canadian’s 1,524-stall project will include commercial space and a community/transit police station.

Spokesman Howard Blank said although Great Canadian is seeking permission from the city to build a hotel on top of the parkade, the hotel isn’t a certainty.

Steves liked the proposal and said there will be tourism benefits.

“This will be bar none the number one destination casino in British Columbia.”

But not everyone is elated with the densifying of the downtown core.

Chak Au, a school trustee and part of Coun. Sue Halsey-Brandt’s Richmond Independent Team of Electors slate, balked at the new city centre area plan, which proposes a downtown population of 120,000, in a recent advertisement.

The three applications will go to a public hearing at city hall May 22.

The proposals

•At Brighouse Station: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (8840 River Rd.) is proposing a five-storey 192-room hotel above a seven-storey parkade.

•At Capstan Station: Pinnacle/Sun Tech City Development Corp. (No. 3 Road at Capstan Way) is proposing a new mixed-use neighbourhood with 16 high-rises and a series of mid-rise buildings with a total of 2,136 homes.

•At Aberdeen Station: Fairchild Developments Ltd. (4000 No. 3 Rd.) is proposing an eight-storey, 150-room hotel next to Aberdeen Centre.

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is the train going to YVR airport going to remain single track?
The YVR Airport section of the line is 4-5 kms in length. 1.7 kms of it will be at-grade while the remaining will be elevated. Only the final 400 metres of the YVR Airport section is single-tracked, the rest is double-tracked.


Awesome article!
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More pics from the Canada Line website - why does it look like a roller coaster?

Completed bored tunnel (First pass).


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On May 3/4th, the guideway progress is right at the intersection of Capstan and No.3, NOW look at how much it's completed since then until now.







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credits to glacierfield:


From Cambie today:

29th looking north as the tunnels go from parallel to stacked:


The Tunnels have now reached the edge of the King Ed station box:


The top seems to be very close to street level:


The foundation for the station is being worked on:


Looking North on Cambie:
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The YVR Airport section of the line is 4-5 kms in length. 1.7 kms of it will be at-grade while the remaining will be elevated. Only the final 400 metres of the YVR Airport section is single-tracked, the rest is double-tracked.
Why is the last 400m to the airport only single track? Won't it cause a bottleneck? Why not make it all double track? Is there provision to make it thus in the future?

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Completed bored tunnel (First pass).


Wow, that'll be quite a ride for passengers - liven up an otherwise boring commute. What's the reason for that alignment?
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Why is the last 400m to the airport only single track? Won't it cause a bottleneck? Why not make it all double track? Is there provision to make it thus in the future?


Wow, that'll be quite a ride for passengers - liven up an otherwise boring commute. What's the reason for that alignment?
Well, the Richmond span (look at map on first page) will also be single-tracked after Lansdowne Station to the terminus at Richmond-Brighouse Station. It's single-tracked to cut costs. I would think they made provisions to allow double-tracking in the future. But for the airport single-tracking, some have said the line may take a turn after the YVR terminus with other future stations and may reconnect with the mainline for doubletracking (a big circle at the airport).



I don't know why it's like a roller coaster. Maybe it has to do with tunnelling under utilities.
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Could also be to avoid the underground passages for the malls or the Dunsmuir tunnel.

Each of the suburban termini are single tracked - the frequency of trains will be lower on each of the branches than on the mainline (which has a double tracked terminus). The Richmond terminus is also required to be extendible - not sure if that would be single or converted to double track. The City of Riichmond wanted a visually less obtrusive single track segment for the terminus (another mid-route single track segment was upgraded to double track prior to construction).
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Could also be to avoid the underground passages for the malls or the Dunsmuir tunnel.

Each of the suburban termini are single tracked - the frequency of trains will be lower on each of the branches than on the mainline (which has a double tracked terminus). The Richmond terminus is also required to be extendible - not sure if that would be single or converted to double track. The City of Riichmond wanted a visually less obtrusive single track segment for the terminus (another mid-route single track segment was upgraded to double track prior to construction).
Where would this mid-route single track have been?
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At Capstan Station.

Pics of the North Arm Bridge at the Canada Line site (facing north):



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Artists conceptual cross-section rendering of King Edward Station:
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It's disappointing to see that most of the stations (if not all?) will only have single entrances. I can understand not needing them for a lot of the less central stations, but at locations such as Broadway/City Hall it'd be nice to see entrances on opposite sides of the street and stuff like that... especially considering that that particular station will hopefully be an interchange station someday, if they ever build the extension to the Millennium Line down Broadway. Seems as if they're thinking on a disappointingly small scale with this project in a few ways - ie. platform length, train length, station design... etc.

Nonetheless, I'm still a big fan of the Canada Line.
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