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Old Posted Jan 25, 2012, 6:15 PM
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We and the Evergreen line people can obviously appreciate the difference between Evergreen line pre-construction and construction. The media isn't differentiating so much though (see news article below). Oh well, after SO much delay any progress towards construction of this project is great news!

"It's finally here: Evergreen Line construction set to begin
Shovels expected to sink into the ground today..."
http://www.news1130.com/news/local/a...n-set-to-begin

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http://www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca/
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2012, 6:47 PM
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2012, 8:03 PM
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$1.4B Evergreen Line to open by 2016
Metro Vancouver's new rapid transit line will connect Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam
CBC News Posted: Jan 25, 2012 11:04 AM PT Last Updated: Jan 25, 2012 11:03 AM PT

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...reen-line.html


An artist's sketch shows the proposed design for the Burquitlam Station of the Evergreen Line. (TransLink)
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2012, 8:11 PM
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BTW - probably reading too much into a render... that's an awfully big window at the front of that train - Mark III?


http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2012/0...s-awarded.html


I also don't recall seeing this before:

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•Projected ridership of 70,000 per day by 2021.

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Old Posted Jan 25, 2012, 8:16 PM
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government posted video 2 weeks ago

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Old Posted Jan 25, 2012, 8:54 PM
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http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2012/0...s-awarded.html

"The Evergreen Line is taking a major step forward with pre-construction beginning and shovels hitting the ground in the next couple of weeks..."

Two weeks today is Feb 8th, so we shall see if this project will finally begin!
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2012, 10:12 PM
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BTW - probably reading too much into a render... that's an awfully big window at the front of that train - Mark III?
I think you are. But I thought it was just a restyled MK II and not a MK III.

(vs MK III picture)

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Old Posted Jan 25, 2012, 11:15 PM
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Do the MK 2.5 trains still have those equipment cabinets flanking the front window?
If not, then it could be a restyled MK 2.5. If they do, then they'd have to put that equipment under the floors (i.e. MK III) to achieve the wide front window. Assuming, of course, that the render isn't just artistic licence.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2012, 2:08 AM
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uh, wtf was the point of this emplacement for ioco station? seems like a huge waste of potential.



     
     
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2012, 2:30 AM
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Evergreen Line signs have gone up around the major entrances to the Tri-Cities that will be affected by construction. Kind of the same idea as the Gateway Project signs, but they don't look the same.

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uh, wtf was the point of this emplacement for ioco station? seems like a huge waste of potential.
I think the land on the left side belongs to Onni or some such developer and is supposed to be an expansion of the nearby residential development at some point. I guess Translink values the potential ridership at the site more than the simplified station design. Also, Port Moody specifically requested low profile stations.

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Old Posted Jan 26, 2012, 2:47 AM
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uh, wtf was the point of this emplacement for ioco station? seems like a huge waste of potential.
What's wrong with it? Seems like a good place to put it
     
     
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What's wrong with it? Seems like a good place to put it
I agree, I am familiar enough with the area and this s the best place for the station. The lots around the northern entrance are going to be redeveloped maybe before the line is even built, I actually remember there was already a approved tower and development for the site were the entrance will be but maybe now it will be changed. The southern entrance is also surrounded by land that is ready to be redeveloped and has huge potential. Meanwhile this station will tie in to Barnet and Jhonson, while these streets will densify in both directions and are ready for a explosion of growth.

Anyways there was never any serious proposal to locate the station anywhere else, it was always going to be in this location, the only unknown was what side of the tracks in that location.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2012, 4:53 AM
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uh, wtf was the point of this emplacement for ioco station? seems like a huge waste of potential.
Heard of Newport Village?
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2012, 5:08 AM
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The lots around the northern entrance are going to be redeveloped maybe before the line is even built, I actually remember there was already a approved tower and development for the site were the entrance will be but maybe now it will be changed.
I hope it doesn't just get developed as residential towers. They need to put in a good retail presence so that commuters can combine transit with errands and make it a much stronger draw for other residents in the area as well.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2012, 6:18 AM
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Heard of Newport Village?
Newport Village is a block or two down the hill from this station. It's not really an issue.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Yea. It's a 5-10 minute walk depending on which part of Newport you're in.

I agree any development between the village and the station should have a more commercial component to it. Port Moody council probably wants this too, but until the station is build there's no sense in any developer building it yet since the demand would not be there. I'd expect construction to start in a couple of years so its opening coincides with the opening of the station. There will be residential towers, don't deny that, but it'll be the typical Newport Village makeup of commercial retail units on the ground floor, add a few floors of office space, and then residential component. Would be nice if at least one mid rise office tower was built.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2012, 2:03 PM
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Man the comments on the News 1130 article. Some people REALLY have it against public transit...
     
     
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Man the comments on the News 1130 article. Some people REALLY have it against public transit...
Yes, people always bitch about gas taxes paying for public transit.
     
     
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I think the station's placement is the best reasonable solution.

Obviously the best placement would be more central in Newport Village, but getting the line closer would be very difficulty.

The western approach lends itself pretty well to bringing the line in, branching off the CN line and going along Murray, but the eastern approach is fully developed and would likely require boring/property requisition to get the line back to the CN rail ROW.
     
     
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Yes, people always bitch about gas taxes paying for public transit.
They bitch about everything, whether they're transit, highway, stadium, tax hike, funding cuts, etc... basically, everything that's not free. I already learned not to bother with any of the comment there.
     
     
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