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Publicity ride through 4 stations on the Confederation Line.

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Another new #HamOntLRT rendering to share - check out the conceptual design for the LEED Silver certified Operations, Maintenance & Storage Facility, which will be located near Longwood. #HamOnt


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Old Posted Apr 27, 2018, 8:11 PM
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LEED Silver? That's still a designation?

That's like the participation medal of environmental designations.
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Like the wider sidewalks. Does the City provide some advantage to using permeable paving? I'd think O&M costs to the city would be higher that asphalt paving. I suppose it could be offset by not having to upgrade a storm sewer, but...climate change means additional storm (runoff) water loads.
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Old Posted Apr 30, 2018, 8:52 PM
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YVR Phase 2 Details

http://buzzer.translink.ca/2018/04/h...0-year-vision/

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Extension of the Millennium Line and construction of six new SkyTrain stations along Broadway from VCC-Clark to Arbutus Street.

Construction of the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Line along 104 Avenue, City Parkway and King George Boulevard.

Planning and design for Surrey-Langley rapid transit.

108 new SkyTrain cars for Expo and Millennium Lines, as well as 95 replacement cars for the existing fleet.

Increase Expo and Millennium Line service during rush hours, mid-day, and weekends starting in 2019, same for Canada Line starting 2020.

Modernization of Expo-Millennium Line infrastructure including upgrades at Brentwood and Burrard Stations. [$1.3 billion on existing Skytrain lines]

8 per cent increase in bus service to carry more passengers on 75 different bus routes. Over 150 new buses as well as replacement of existing fleet.

2 new B-Lines in Richmond and Surrey.

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Planning on potential Burnaby Mountain Gondola, rapid transit to UBC, and other future potential projects.
Roads, pedestrian, and cycling investments are lower in phase 2 than phase 1. Last bullet point is new.

Vancouver had 407 million boardings in 2017 up 5.7% over 2016.

Thrice daily 60min floatplane service started this past week between South Lake Union (downtown Seattle) and Coal Harbour (downtown Vancouver).
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Here an interesting fact; Ottawa's Rideau Station will have the longest escalator in Canada.



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The escalator is about 180 steps and 120 feet long, and will take you to Rideau and Sussex streets. Rideau station is the deepest of all the stations on the line.
https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/lrt-in-the...lity-1.3910649

EDIT: That is, longest escalator in a Canadian transit station.

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Here an interesting fact; Ottawa's Rideau Station will have the longest escalator in Canada.

EDIT: That is, longest escalator in a Canadian transit station.
Longer than Beaudry station? From the pics, it sure doesn't look like it. I'm looking to get some info on the length of the escalators at that station. They had replaced the moving carpets to escalators a decade or so ago.
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How long are the Granville escalators on the Expo Line?

They always gave me a bit of a case of vertigo.

(The Granville and Burrard Expo Line stations have always reminded me of the London Underground)
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Longer than Beaudry station? From the pics, it sure doesn't look like it. I'm looking to get some info on the length of the escalators at that station. They had replaced the moving carpets to escalators a decade or so ago.
That's a really crappy picture, but that's just showing the escalators being installed. There might be more sections coming, though I'm not sure.

Vancouver's;

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The escalators at Granville Station in Vancouver (the highest on SkyTrain) are impressive, but only 14 metres (46 feet) tall*. Not sure how long it is though.


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* http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/skytr...ion-escalators
Not sure how long for Beaudry Station, but it might not count(?) since it's a rolling carpet, not escalators.

Anyway, Rideau is slightly deeper at 26.5 meters to Beaudry's 25.9 meters, but I think Rideau has more landings (short decent from street to Rideau Centre level, and then the long escalator to the concourse before another decent to the station platform) while I believe Beaudry goes from street to concourse and then short ride to platform, so it could be longer. But again, carpet vs escalator.
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That's a really crappy picture, but that's just showing the escalators being installed. There might be more sections coming, though I'm not sure.

Vancouver's;



Not sure how long for Beaudry Station, but it might not count(?) since it's a rolling carpet, not escalators.

Anyway, Rideau is slightly deeper at 26.5 meters to Beaudry's 25.9 meters, but I think Rideau has more landings (short decent from street to Rideau Centre level, and then the long escalator to the concourse before another decent to the station platform) while I believe Beaudry goes from street to concourse and then short ride to platform, so it could be longer. But again, carpet vs escalator.
I had explicitely stated that they changed the carpet to an escalator While the surface may seem flat, it is still an escalator.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...Beaudry_03.jpg
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Slight change to the proposed ION Phase 2 LRT extension to Cambridge was released by Grand River Transit. The new route (in red) is claimed to be less disruptive to existing properties and be slightly faster than the previous route proposal.



http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitche...nges-1.4639646

Of course, Phase 1 has still not opened because Bombardier.
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How long are the Granville escalators on the Expo Line?

They always gave me a bit of a case of vertigo.

(The Granville and Burrard Expo Line stations have always reminded me of the London Underground)
Granville is about 25m deep, and the longest escalator is about 14.65m (48 ft) in height. If you use the typical 30 degree incline for escalators, that would be about 96ft in length.
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Thanks for the info! Always fun riding that escalator. Any chance that the Broadway Subway will have any deep stations?
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The drl ha sits elevations out now, I think the deepest station is about 35m down. Most of them (if not all) are more than 20m down to track level.
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Glad to hear it! Millennium extension seems border line useless if it doesn't go to UBC. I imagine that even once phase 1 opens, the majority of the ridership will be from UBC.
Phase 1 will be far from useless, first and foremost it will create a Hub connection between the Canada Line and the Millennium Line, therefore people transferring between the two (and even those wanting to access the Expo Line) will no longer need to go downtown and transfer at Waterfront.

Second around 50% of people who board the 99 B Line at Commercial / Broadway disembark before Arbutus. The other half generally continue to UBC.
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^^ Completely agree. Phase One will still connect the Canada Line with the Millenium/Expo lines and much of the traffic on the 99B-Line gets off before Arbutus. The Broadway Corridor is a major employment and shopping district and the first phase will serve this area as well as the huge employers of VGH and City Hall.
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I had explicitely stated that they changed the carpet to an escalator While the surface may seem flat, it is still an escalator.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...Beaudry_03.jpg
I still see it as a rolling carpet. We can open a new debate; where's the line between a rolling carpet and an escalator? To me, it's the stairs.
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Granville is about 25m deep, and the longest escalator is about 14.65m (48 ft) in height. If you use the typical 30 degree incline for escalators, that would be about 96ft in length.
Ya, the first thing I thought of was Granville station. That long ride down that escalator is enough to give even the most height hardy individual the willies. If they dug any deeper you would be in, dare I say it, China.
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Ya, the first thing I thought of was Granville station. That long ride down that escalator is enough to give even the most height hardy individual the willies. If they dug any deeper you would be in, dare I say it, China.
You should avoid Metro Stations in Russia and the Ukraine. I've been in the Park Pobedy station and at the top of the escalator you can't even see the bottom. And vice versa
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/03...-in-world.html

Also, if you were to dig straight down from Vancouver you'd end up in the southern Indian Ocean several hundred km off the coast of Africa, not China.
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