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Old Posted Apr 8, 2014, 8:14 PM
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I think this should be related:

Pinetree Way Enhancements from the City of Coquitlam
Thanks - looks good - like what Richmond did.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2014, 12:24 AM
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You think that is huge - check out the East Side Access project for New York - this is a project to bring Long Island Railroad trains into Grand Central Station. Massive tunnels and caverns being constructed under Manhattan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Side_Access
A friend of mine sent me this on the weekend:

http://www.equipmentworld.com/photos...city/?pid=3399

yes - those are actual construction workers in the photo - just to get a a sense of the scale of this construction.

The first photo shows one of two caverns dug under Grand Central. Each of the four tunnel holes at the far end in the first photo will have a single track for trains to enter/exit the cavern.

Eventually these caverns will be filled with the upper and lower track platforms and with the access concourse level situated between the platform levels. There will be elevators, stairs and escalators to get up (or down) to the platforms from the concourse level.

On the sides of the caverns you can see the elevator / escalator access portals that will connect the concourse level to the Grand Central mezzanine above.

Estimated to be open by 2019.

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Old Posted Apr 9, 2014, 6:24 PM
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2014, 6:54 PM
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Webcam pic of Port Moody Station
- you can see one guideway in place and the other being formed to the right (south).
It'll have a centre platform between the guideways, and the space from the CP line will be occupied by the WCE platform.


http://wcs.pbaeng.com/projects/R1_Transit


http://www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca/
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2014, 7:10 PM
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Inlet Centre Station Webcam:


http://wcs.pbaeng.com/projects/R1_Transit

Now it seems to me that the station actually looks more underground than at-grade or trenched..
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2014, 11:09 PM
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Guideway repairs starting soon

Temporary Closure of Como Lake Avenue
Between Clarke Road and Elmwood Street

A section of the Evergreen Line elevated guideway, which moved off its temporary supports at Como Lake Road on March 14, 2014, will be repositioned and placed on its permanent supports starting April 12, 2014. Temporary closures of Como Lake Avenue between Clarke Road and Elmwood Street are required to safely complete this work.

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http://egrtconstruction.ca/wp-conten...eway-FINAL.pdf


Sounds like it's time for a Sidewalk Supervisors meet-up.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 6:22 AM
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Some photos from today, taken by me.

Lougheed Station and form work on the steel girder section.






Up North Road, they have started clean up at the North end of North Road.




Burquitlam Station






South tunnel portal


North tunnel portal


Moody Centre Station area
     
     
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Fantastic update! Thank you.
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 4:37 PM
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Thanks. After seeing that first picture with the two tracks rising out of Lougheed at different angles, I wonder why they didn't bother with the basketweave after all. It's just such an odd result that we'll be looking at for the next 40 years.
     
     
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They probably decided that it was too expensive for what it was worth vs a few switches...

Of course, I don't think the contractors really took into account the fact that TransLink's abuse of switches is a part of the maintenance and reliability problem that we've been having of late. But oh well, that's TransLink's problem, right?
     
     
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NICE!!! Thanks again for the pics madog222! Beautiful as usual!

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Thanks. After seeing that first picture with the two tracks rising out of Lougheed at different angles, I wonder why they didn't bother with the basketweave after all. It's just such an odd result that we'll be looking at for the next 40 years.
Who cares! Why is aesthetics so bloody important that you have to spend what little tax dollars we have?

This is what irked me about one of Translink's earlier plans where mayors would be forced to raise taxes but Translink would rather make the existing Skytrain stations pretty first (like what is happening now in Science World) than move forward with the Evergreen line.

While basketweave would have been nice, if saving money would mean moving forward to other transit expansion projects, then the current form of the Lougheed steel guideways are fine as well.

Besides, the only reason why it looked like that was because some NDP guy decided to add a hump on the Lougheed Station, then not move forward with building the Skytrain all the way to Coquitlam...blame him, not Translink or EGRT!

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They probably decided that it was too expensive for what it was worth vs a few switches...

Of course, I don't think the contractors really took into account the fact that TransLink's abuse of switches is a part of the maintenance and reliability problem that we've been having of late. But oh well, that's TransLink's problem, right?
Ooooh we already had a good discussion a few pages back on the concerns of switch abuse, but it seems keeping the convoluted plan just to make the system idiot proof cuz...

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the general public won't notice or care about the switching, and as I noted, wrt wear & tear, there are already switches on the system (at the termini) that operate for every train.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 7:38 PM
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Some photos from today, taken by me.

Lougheed Station and form work on the steel girder section.

The canopy over the north platform looks a bit too simple.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 7:43 PM
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Video from today showing the supports for the platform roof at Lougheed. Definitely disappointing to see such a stark mismatch of style between the platforms

Also, video from today leaving Lougheed which shows the concrete elevator supports.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 8:29 PM
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Thanks for the videos -
The canopy looks like a bus shelter. They should have at least made the edge jagged like the old canopy.

The second video also shows the route west of the station that the Coquitlam-bound trains will take to get to the third platform.

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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 10:16 PM
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The canopy over the north platform looks a bit too simple.
Countdown to the newspaper article with whiney PoCo residents saying:
"Why does Burnaby and Vancouver riders get the nice wide platform, and WE get the cheap / crappy / narrow platform?"
     
     
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Countdown to the newspaper article with whiney PoCo residents saying:
"Why does Burnaby and Vancouver riders get the nice wide platform, and WE get the cheap / crappy / narrow platform?"
To be fair they'd have a point. That is a very sorry looking shelter, and I actually think it's the exact same one they use for bus stops.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 10:24 PM
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Thanks. After seeing that first picture with the two tracks rising out of Lougheed at different angles, I wonder why they didn't bother with the basketweave after all. It's just such an odd result that we'll be looking at for the next 40 years.
Our Grandkids' Grandkids will be asking (and being asked) the same question well into the next century.

WTF Grampa?
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 10:29 PM
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hehe, locally I am from Maple Ridge, internationally I am from Vancouver
Or perhaps, ban-kuu-baa?
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2014, 12:33 AM
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This is pissing me off, would it really have costed that much more money in the grand scale of things to finish the Lougheed Station roof as per the original design???
     
     
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