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Old Posted Aug 29, 2009, 5:45 AM
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Originally Posted by BCPhil View Post
Do they do the customs at Pacific Central? Where do they do customs entering Canada? I always just assumed they did at the boarder crossing as the tracks are right there next to the depot.

As for bypassing White Rock, I hope they know what they are doing. It is a very tall hill (up then down) along Highway 99 through South Surrey, most cars and trucks have a hard time keeping up the 100km/h speed limit.
I believe they only do checks at the border. bomb sniffing dogs etc. They don't do any processing there in Blaine.

On that map, it detours around the big hill, but for a high speed line there are ways to minimize the slope. The hill length is 2000m and the elevation gain is 90m. Not sure what trains can handle, though.
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