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Behind the Scene of SkyTrain- Vancouver

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While I was trying to find another train emergency evaculation video on around the world, I found this video while searching through YouTube.

I not sure if anyone posted. If not, enjoy it. I enjoy it.

 

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Yeah, also if you've got the RailFan seat, you are on your way to enjoy the best view ever.

 

Ad extended to where? Do you mean the Canada Line? It isn't an extension, it is a totally new line. Also, the Canada Line cars cannot run on the SkyTrain.

No, it's not about the Canada Line. They will extend the Expo line further past King George. The Evergreen line will be built using ALRT technology, which is essentially SkyTrain technology. The Millenium line will most likely be extended westward to UBC along Broadway.

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Oh, that is what you mean. Yup and now on the Extensions: the Expo Line is going to go to Guildford-Langley, the Millenium Line is going to UBC and the Evergreen Line is going to Coquitlam. Looks like a well-planned system.

They are also having new B-line bus routes as well in Metro Vancouver. That adds to the comprehensive rail network they have there.

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Oh, that is what you mean. Yup and now on the Extensions: the Expo Line is going to go to Guildford-Langley, the Millenium Line is going to UBC and the Evergreen Line is going to Coquitlam. Looks like a well-planned system.

I think the line will head to as far as Alma, then a bus service will continue to UBC. The reason, IIRC, is because they don't want the SkyTrain to go into the University Endowment Lands.

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Yeah, that is the only problem with this extension.

Yeah, but it makes no sense to end it at Alma. The main point of having the line run westward was for it to connect to UBC proper.

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Yeah, I know but can they just make it run up to West 4th Ave. to go to UBC?

No, in order to get to UBC, you must pass through the University Endowment Lands (UEL). The controversy is, the community does not want the SkyTrain to be extended into the UEL. So no matter how you reroute it, you must enter UEL before getting to UBC, so W 4th Ave won't work.

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But, I just hope there won't be any lawsuit on the table for the Providence of British Columbia like how the Canada Line almost or already caused.

Well IMO, there's no choice about the Canada Line. It was invasive during construction, but it repaved everything and resetted everything back to normal. From Waterfront to Olympic Village, the tunnel was deep, therefore TBMs had to used. From Olympic Village to the portal at 56th Avenue, the tunnel was shallow. Cut and cover construction sufficed. The tunnels had to navigate around the park and the Broadway hill, TBMs won't work that well. Even if TBMs were to go past King Edward, cut and cover would still have to be used by Langara. There must be a transition to the bridge at Marina Drive. Businesses suffered, but it was like any typical transit line, during its construction. What's great about the line is that, it's going to be opened AHEAD of schedule, which is great for everyone.

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Yeah, it opened ahead of schedule and yeah, it is really because of the Olympics this line has to be built. But yeah, It is complex to build the shallow part since it may affect buidings and traffic, :). So far, everything looks great and the stations are basically like Jay Street recently, B)!

You're comparing apples to oranges. What do you mean that they are built like Jay Street?

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Like the construction status and station looks (not compared to color/details) is kinda like Jay Street recently.

You're still comparing apples to oranges. I just can't believe that you are saying that Aberdeen Station in Richmond, BC looks exactly like a rehabbed station in Brooklyn, NY.

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