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Old Posted Mar 4, 2017, 1:20 AM
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It's Malcolm Johnston - everyone ignores him.
I know - I just needed some humour for today (go look at the article posted in the Surrey / South of Fraser Rapid Transit thread) and Jordan Bateman has decided TransLink isn't worth his attention right now (he *gasp* actually rates TransLink higher than BC Transit in Greater Victoria).
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2017, 1:25 AM
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So he's saying that because the line was underbuilt (which I agree with) it's not successful. No mention of passenger volumes, particularly in relation to what the original forecasts were. It's pretty obvious that he's twisted the meaning of "success" so much that his argument is essentially meaningless.
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Then go through Abbotsford. It's not in the middle of nowhere, and is probably more suited for the smaller planes than YVR.

Otherwise, build a Terminal 4 at the South end of YVR.


Also, Boundary Bay could be accessed by commuter Rail and Hwy 99 BRT for transit.....
YVR has a mission and vision to connect BC to the world.

Specifically: "YVR’s mission is connecting British Columbia proudly to the world. In our vision of the future, we see ourselves as a world class sustainable gateway between Asia and the Americas."

Forcing scheduled air service to communities in BC out of YVR goes against what this airport should be about. I realise some who live in Vancouver may not value northern and costal BC however these regions play an important economic role in generating many of the exports and revenue that goes through Vancouver.
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2017, 2:48 AM
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YVR has a mission and vision to connect BC to the world.

Specifically: "YVR’s mission is connecting British Columbia proudly to the world. In our vision of the future, we see ourselves as a world class sustainable gateway between Asia and the Americas."

Forcing scheduled air service to communities in BC out of YVR goes against what this airport should be about. I realise some who live in Vancouver may not value northern and costal BC however these regions play an important economic role in generating many of the exports and revenue that goes through Vancouver.
That's why I proposed we might have a Terminal 4/3 near the existing domestic terminal (depending on the capacity) to replace the lost terminal at the South.
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It's Malcolm Johnston - everyone ignores him.
I hadn't heard from him in a while...
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2017, 10:26 PM
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Not having grown up in Vancouver proper Im not completely sure, however what is the viability of a line on 41st in the future? I've been thinking of other potential lines we could connect with the Canada Line to form a distinct Rotem metro with wider gauge and 4 car capability to potentially relieve other lines in the future, ideas?
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41st line is a possibility if they ever decide to densify along that road. The route is moving to a B-line soon, which is definitely the precursor to rail.
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It's either 41st, or 49th, or both - and 41st has more potential/room to grow.

A 41st line could also extend along Canada Way, maybe even along 8th Avenue to Port Coq.
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It's either 41st, or 49th, or both - and 41st has more potential/room to grow.

A 41st line could also extend along Canada Way, maybe even along 8th Avenue to Port Coq.
One of the things I do like about the Canada Line is the wide loading gauge, it could potentially be the launch pad for more compatible lines. Don't get me wrong I love ART however it will always be a light metro. The capacity of a four or five car solution using the same systems as the Canada Line is what I think would be the highest capacity line Vancouver might ever need.
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Be careful. We're still in the bubble. We could end up like Dubai if we're not conservative with those megaprojects...



Wait a minute, wasn't the 3rd Runway supposed to cut into the South Terminal?
http://images.glaciermedia.ca/polopo...owin-out-2.jpg
The caution about Dubai-like megaprojects that turn into white elephants is a good one. Nuff said on that score.

On the other topic, I trained to fly out of Vancouver when it was just runway 08/26.

The small craft were kicked out of Vancouver and moved to Boundary years ago because of the conflict between small and large aircraft. I followed 747s in, during rain storms in single engine prop planes and that was an experience.

The proposed 3rd runway is shown as a 5,000 foot short runway and that means small aircraft. No way, they are going to mix light and heavies there again.

The real prospect is for the runway that extends way out into Georgia Strait. You can feed heavies into that runway all day directly from thee terminals and have them squirt out without interfering with landings on the other two runways.

You can build two of them side by side into G Strait and have almost unlimited capacity.
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