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Old August 30th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #1861
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Old August 30th, 2007, 03:37 AM   #1862
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maybe for the Main Street Science world station it will offer a walkway or a connection to Pacific Central Station

is there pics of main Street Science world station with the pacific central station because i hear that the amtrak cacades and VIA and other railroads stop there
Station St. isn't that big a deal to cross. You just use the cross walk, which is easy enough. Also, I don't consider the flow of pedestrians from Pacific Central Station as constant or busy, like you see at Metrotown Mall. I think Amtrack has plans to make just two trips here per day. It's not exactly like Victoria Station in London.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 04:12 AM   #1863
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but does anybody has pics of the pacific central station and inside the station with the track level and that

it could be ones you took you know
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Old August 30th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #1864
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Pacific Central Station adjacent to Main Street SkyTrain Station
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Some platforms are now coach bus stations.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 04:43 AM   #1865
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thank you MR X thank you for the photos it gives me a clear view because in wikipedia it doesn't provide enough photos

but very nice station i heard there are two main stations in Vancouver

pacific Central Station and Waterfront Station

is there pics of the waterfront station as well since i hear the construction of the new subway to the airport and richmond
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Old August 30th, 2007, 04:56 AM   #1866
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Waterfront Station is basically like Vancouver's own Grand Central Station. It's the regional transit hub, located on the downtown waterfront. It's the access point for the Expo and Millennium SkyTrain Lines, Seabus ferry, West Coast Express commuter rail, transit buses, the future Canada Line to the airport, and the future Vancouver streetcar.

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Old August 30th, 2007, 05:19 AM   #1867
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oh so vancouver has two different main stations

so Waterfront is like the grand central of Vancouver yet pacific Central Station is like Penn Station of vancouver?

anyways thank you Mr X for another insight to these stations did you take this pics or you found them?

vancouver streetcar is it going to happen?
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Old August 30th, 2007, 05:51 AM   #1868
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oh so vancouver has two different main stations

so Waterfront is like the grand central of Vancouver yet pacific Central Station is like Penn Station of vancouver?

anyways thank you Mr X for another insight to these stations did you take this pics or you found them?

vancouver streetcar is it going to happen?
Yup.

I found the pictures on Fickr.

Phase "0" of the streetcar will be completed in time for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, linking Granville Island (a tourist/arts precinct) to the Olympic Village. Major extensions will happen after the Olympics.


And here's info on the new Canada Line to the airport: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=460966
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Old August 30th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #1869
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sorry if I asked this already...
but when say you are running 4 mark II carriages...do you have a single 4-carriage train design or are you running 2 coupled trainsets (2 x 2)?

Or is it both?
Does Vancouver have any 4-carriage permanent trainsets? Or will the Kelana Jaya line in KL be the first to get the 4-carriage mark II train?

Also, if anyone would like to summarize the capacity and planning concerns about the Canada line, I would love to have that info.

Id love to write an article about this for the Malaysian papers...right now they are planning to extend the Kelana Jaya line and move to 4-carriage trains (and, I guess 2x2 carriage trains as well),

Well, the system is already 140% overcapacity during the morning peak, with 4 packed 2-carriage trains passing by before you can get a space.

4-carriage trains will still be over capacity during morning peak...will have to wait for 2 trains to pass by before you can board...and they are planning to extend the line by about 10 km (5 stations).

Basically, my concern is that the Kelana Jaya line (and any future lines) may be too small to allow any real expansion of capacity in the future....

that is why Id love to know more about the Canada line....

Oh, btw, has Translink looked at electrification of the West Coast Express?

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Old August 30th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #1870
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are my eyes fooling me? It looks like a Toronto CLRV is parked in front of the station, to the right of the main entrance......

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Old August 30th, 2007, 07:25 AM   #1871
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I didn't notice any dates - are these station upgrades goign to start soon and be done in time for the olympics? or will they be post olympic projects?

about metrotown got an update - its a nightmare - the new connection to station square will fit in nicely with their revamping plans and moving the bus loop too - interesting how they envision a third tower next to the twins

main street will be vastly improved - right now its a bit of a mess considering how many people exit off main street busses than have to trek across or around to get to the station - having the main entrance on termional always seemed a little odd and disjointed - i guess it helped with expo 86 foot traffic

some more retail in the stations will be nice too
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Old August 30th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #1872
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are my eyes fooling me? It looks like a Toronto CLRV is parked in front of the station, to the right of the main entrance......

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its one of the tourist trams probably

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Old August 30th, 2007, 07:49 AM   #1873
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I didn't notice any dates - are these station upgrades goign to start soon and be done in time for the olympics? or will they be post olympic projects?

about metrotown got an update - its a nightmare - the new connection to station square will fit in nicely with their revamping plans and moving the bus loop too - interesting how they envision a third tower next to the twins

main street will be vastly improved - right now its a bit of a mess considering how many people exit off main street busses than have to trek across or around to get to the station - having the main entrance on termional always seemed a little odd and disjointed - i guess it helped with expo 86 foot traffic

some more retail in the stations will be nice too
They will be done right before or after the 2010 Olympics. Mind that there are 2 years and 5 months until the opening ceremonies.
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sorry if I asked this already...
but when say you are running 4 mark II carriages...do you have a single 4-carriage train design or are you running 2 coupled trainsets (2 x 2)?
we run only 2 coupled trainsets. Kuala Lumpur will be the first to get a 4-car articulated train.


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Also, if anyone would like to summarize the capacity and planning concerns about the Canada line, I would love to have that info.
It's all in the last six or more page of this topic. Lots of info we discussed about.


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Id love to write an article about this for the Malaysian papers...right now they are planning to extend the Kelana Jaya line and move to 4-carriage trains (and, I guess 2x2 carriage trains as well),
Make sure you post that article for all of us to read in this topic when you do!



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Oh, btw, has Translink looked at electrification of the West Coast Express?
Nope. If there's one thing Translink needs to do, they need to double-track the West Coast Express. It's a one-direction service. It only operates during morning and afternoon peak hours. In the morning, trains head west from suburbs to Downtown Vancouver and in the afternoon, they head back towards the suburbs. Daily ridership is something like 11,000 or more.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 08:26 AM   #1875
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ah great

i know broadway is being done in phases so as long as the new south entrance and elevator is moved - great stuff
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Old August 30th, 2007, 09:05 AM   #1876
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Nope. If there's one thing Translink needs to do, they need to double-track the West Coast Express. It's a one-direction service. It only operates during morning and afternoon peak hours. In the morning, trains head west from suburbs to Downtown Vancouver and in the afternoon, they head back towards the suburbs. Daily ridership is something like 11,000 or more.
electrified and doubled, this line's capacity could be sky-high; many european countries runs lines identical to that.
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electrified and doubled, this line's capacity could be sky-high; many european countries runs lines identical to that.
Well, the problem is that the WCE railway doesn't belong to Translink. Translink pays heavy rent to CN Rail to use it, something like $90 million a year....which makes it quite difficult for the West Coast Express to expand its service even if its doing so well.
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Tunnel Boring Crew Prepares to Arrive at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station

Canada Line Project Office | Public Notice No. 97
August 29, 2007

The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) and crew are making their way from under False Creek toward Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, which is the first of three downtown Vancouver stations as part of the Canada Line Project. As crews continue to work on Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, they are also preparing the excavation area for the arrival of the TBM around mid-September 2007. Please note all timeframes are approximate, as the exact arrival date of the TBM is subject to change.

The first bored tunnel is completed for the Canada Line Project, and this is the second of two underground tunnels being constructed side-by-side. This second pass at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station will require construction activity outside regular daytime construction hours between early September
and early October 2007.

The TBM operation at this stage will be quite a sight to see, as the 85-metre long machine will slowly pass through the open trench as it continues its journey toward Waterfront Station. Although the trench at this location is approximately 20 metres deep, residents and businesses fronting the area will
experience some noise at night while the TBM moves through the station pit and continues boring under Davie Street toward Vancouver City Centre Station.


Three Stages of Activity and Hours of Work

This TBM activity is summarized into three stages:

- Stage 1: TBM breaks through the east wall of the trench, and crews perform concrete works inside the tunnel. This will occur for a 24-hour period for approximately 1 day;
- Stage 2: TBM crosses through the station area, the machine is halted and crews perform maintenance to the TBM. This will occur from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for approximately 10 days; and
- Stage 3: TBM resumes boring through the west wall on a 24-hour basis and will take about two weeks before it is fully underground. This will occur 24-hours a day for approximately two weeks.

It is important to note that the TBM must continue operating 24-hours a day during Stage 3. The machine cannot be halted during this time, and we thank you for your understanding while this necessary work is underway. As the
machine continues to bore underground, the noise is expected to subside. No ground vibration is expected during this activity. An exemption to the noise bylaw has been granted by the City of Vancouver, which can be viewed on
the Canada Line web site at www.canadaline.ca.

Residents and businesses will be notified in advance of the TBM’s arrival at the station.

Station construction activity will also continue during regular daytime hours once the TBM has cleared the station, so residents and businesses in the area will continue to see heavy equipment and materials as part of station
construction.


Yaletown-Roundhouse Station pit with first completed bored tunnel located on the bottom-right of the photo.
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