Originally Posted by ryanmaccdn
My concern is with Granville Station....
6 of them will be at Granville Concourse , three entry gates that will be directly infront of the silve doors on the right side of the pillar. The exit gates are the problem... they will be to the left of the pillar between the coffee shop. The first gate a person exiting the escalators will be "oversized" for wheelchairs and luggage. Then only two normal gates after it.
Why would the oversized gate be the first? It makes no sense. I see alot of people using it and people sneaking out in pairs. or something. Anyways I just think its a horrible layout. Why not put the oversized gate at the flowershop end... generally "rushes of people" come at once exiting a station. Not entering it.
I'm willing to wager that the gates will be bi-direction configurable. So even though that pillar is in the way, at the morning rush hour I would think all but 1 gate would be set to leave the station.
The large gate won't be used by wheelchairs as there is no elevator but will be for people with luggage. And as it is the only large gate, it will probably operate in both directions full time, and maybe even be staffed (or next to where the staff will stand).
People sneaking out is also not a problem. As long as they didn't sneak in, it will cost them more to sneak out than tap out, always. For example, if you get on at Commercial and sneak out at Granville, instead of getting charge a 1 zone (or short trip if by KM) you get default charge of 3 zones (or max KM). There is no benefit to sneaking. Even if there is $0 on your card, it will end up locked and there goes your deposit, which is more than the max fare.