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Old Posted Apr 5, 2012, 6:24 AM
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Just use them for spare parts so we can put more of ours in active service.
Yeah, Even if there is a small cost to get them, and even if they are in bad shape, they'd be worth it for the spare parts.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2012, 6:27 AM
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.. The bridge over Southridge Dr is still there, as is the connector tracks from Edmonds OMC, so access to this site is relatively easy.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ll=...02747&t=k&z=19
Actually they disconnect that spur line when they added more storage loops, you can see it from the train as it goes by. However it would be easy to reconnect it.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2012, 7:59 PM
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As long as the Scarborough RT cars are in reasonably good shape would that not be a cheap wau of increasing the capacity of the Expo Line , allowing more 6 car trains to be used. 12 cars would allow the 6 more 6 car trains for peak period use.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2012, 8:43 PM
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if we get them as 'scrap value' the cost for rehabbing them would still be cheaper than buying new MK III cars.
I'm not convinced that they would be cheaper over the lifecycle of a MKIII car. I think you might find that once you pay for the rehab of the cars, the additional cost for maintenance and the shorter useful lifespan, it may be cheaper or close in cost to buying an MKIII.

The difference would be that you're spreading the cost out over a longer period and it would show up in a different balance sheet as maintenance isn't a capital cost.

Bought as spare parts... that I can understand. Built and rehabbed... I'm not so sure.

The original concept for the Port Mann crossing was to add a twin bridge to the existing crossing and then upgrade the existing. In the end it was deemed better value (note: not cheaper) to build a new bridge and demolish the old one.

My guess is that it likely better value in using SRT trainsets as spare parts and buying MKIIIs.
     
     
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While the Scarborough Rapid Transit Mk1 cars may not have as many kilometres on them, they have been exposed to much more severe weather over their two and half decades and that's a fact that should give Translink pause before even buying them for parts. I still think that they should do it but only offer the TTC scrap value. What are the TTC's other options?
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 3:34 AM
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Weren't the RFP results supposed to be announced some time around now?
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Weren't the RFP results supposed to be announced some time around now?
Technical submissions are only due this month.. http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_rele...096-001456.htm
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 5:26 PM
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Technical submissions are only due this month.. http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_rele...096-001456.htm
So that means April 30 we see something interesting?

Also a reminder to all in the coming summer, just because a preferred bidder is announced doesn't mean its a done deal. That only happens once the contract is signed...
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 10:01 PM
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Today's Evergreen Line Construction Bulletin

I received an Evergreen Line Construction Bulletin earlier this week.


In a nutshell, work on North Road (between Lougheed and Clarke) will start May 2012 and last about 6 months. Work will be to shift the SB lanes of North Road to the west to open the centre median for the track guideway piers, installation of power conduits, and relocation of other utilities.

Here's the PDF with more details:
Burnaby / Coquitlam - North Road Widening (April 2012)‏.
http://www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca/d...mNorthRoad.pdf


Older Construction Bulletin PDFs:
http://www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca/c..._bulletins.htm
     
     
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Old Posted May 1, 2012, 9:35 PM
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Technical submissions are only due this month.. http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_rele...096-001456.htm
Well, its May and yet, nothing about the Technical submissions. I hope the bidders didn't just plain forgot about it....

Anyways, some news to bump the thread...

http://www.tricitynews.com/news/149705235.html

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Preliminary work for an eventual SkyTrain station began last week in Coquitlam as crews moved diggers and machinery on to the parking lot of the Evergreen Cultural Centre to conduct subsurface studies.

Jon Buckle, the acting executive director of the Evergreen Line project, said one of the companies vying for the construction contract for the rapid transit project is doing the work.
     
     
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EVERGREEN LINE CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS >> https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3121257&type=1

WHOOT!
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Well, its May and yet, nothing about the Technical submissions. I hope the bidders didn't just plain forgot about it....
Well SNC-Lavalin certainly has other things to deal with.
     
     
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I thought the contract isn't going to be announced until sometimes in June? They'll need some time to read and evaluate the submissions...
     
     
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So the old korean restaurant was demolished today. Was standing when I passed it this morning, was leveled by 4pm.

Progress continues!
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they were doing some drilling in one of the parking lots by the lougheed station today, soil samples or something?
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Another day, another pre-construction contract awarded.. this time for the widening of North Road.

http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_rele...041-000591.htm
     
     
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So the old korean restaurant was demolished today. Was standing when I passed it this morning, was leveled by 4pm.

Progress continues!
location, please?
     
     
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Old Posted May 3, 2012, 10:26 PM
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they were doing some drilling in one of the parking lots by the lougheed station today, soil samples or something?
If it was along north road or around the White Spot, I'd think it was for Evergreen Line.

Otherwise perhaps for some other mall expansion?
     
     
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location, please?
right on the corner of Clarke Road and Como Lake Ave (northwest)
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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 12:58 AM
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right on the corner of Clarke Road and Como Lake Ave (northwest)
Of Course! I keep thinking its the Mohawk & Jiffy Lube getting torn down, when everything else on the west side of Clarke Road from Como up to Morrison is being torn down so they can make the transition from tunnel to overhead guideway.

I think the Mohawk site is being 'flown over' so they don't get stuck with digging up too much contaminated soil. I suspect that is why they are avoiding the S.E. corner property too.
     
     
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