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  1. I wouldn't know, not entirely familiar with the specifics of the area. The Douglas College span will probably cost about $100-million, it won't be enough for Port Coquitlam which I would wager to be about $250-million. The 97 B-Line will be axed once Evergreen Line is done.
  2. Coquitlam Centre Station is designed to be the Evergreen Line's own "Bridgeport Station." It is designed to allow a future extension branch to Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge, so trains will alternate between the branch for Douglas College and Pitt Meadows.
  3. It was more or less the same with the Canada Line, it was a design as you build process. Besides, a lot of headway was already done with preliminary planning on the Evergreen Line.
  4. INFORMATION BULLETIN 2011TRAN0103-001529 Nov. 25, 2011 Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Tenders let for Evergreen Line early construction VICTORIA – Two tenders for early construction on the Evergreen Line are posted today on BC Bid. Contracts are expected to be awarded by January 2012, and work will begin shortly after. The two tenders include: · Installing new underground BC Hydro power lines in Port Moody and Coquitlam for construction and operation of the Evergreen Line. · Removing two vacant buildings in Coquitlam and one in Burnaby. Installing new underground BC Hydro power lines will be one of the first in a series of construction activities to take place along the Evergreen Line route. This work is scheduled to take place in Port Moody and Coquitlam from January to June 2012. Early construction also includes widening roads, moving utilities such as electrical and natural gas lines and relocating CP Rail tracks. This work will occur in several locations in Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby before major construction begins. Additional early construction contracts will be tendered over the next several months. The process to select the primary contractor is underway. Three shortlisted teams will submit proposals to design, build and finance the Evergreen Line by April 2012. The Province anticipates selecting the primary contractor in the summer of 2012. Major construction will begin shortly after that. The Evergreen Line is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016. The new rapid transit line will connect Coquitlam to Vancouver via Port Moody and Burnaby. It will be a fast, frequent and convenient SkyTrain service, connecting Coquitlam City Centre through Port Moody to Lougheed Town Centre in approximately 15 minutes. The Evergreen Line will allow passengers to connect, without transfer, to the existing SkyTrain network at Lougheed Station, and will integrate with regional bus and West Coast Express networks giving commuters more transportation choices.
  5. It works both ways. From the US Geological Survey, on the 9.0 earthquake that triggered a tsunami on March 11 in Japan: The March 11 earthquake was preceded by a series of large foreshocks over the previous two days, beginning on March 9th with a M 7.2 event approximately 40 km from the epicenter of the March 11 earthquake, and continuing with another three earthquakes greater than M 6 on the same day.
  6. A major 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Alaska's Aleutian Islands early Friday, triggering a tsunami warning for the remote region, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake occurred at 1:55 am at a depth of 35 kilometres, about 130 kilometres from the town of Dutch Harbor, one of several spots in the Pacific island chain that host commercial fishing operations. The epicenter was about 1,600 kilometres from the state's largest city Anchorage, USGS added. The temblor triggered an alert by the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, which said a tsunami warning was in effect for parts of coastal Alaska, but that "a widespread destructive tsunami threat does not exist." The Aleutian Islands sit on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a horseshoe-shaped seismic belt about 40,000 kilomeeers long where the majority of the world's earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. © Copyright © AFP Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Major+quake+hits+Alaska+tsunami+warning+issued+lifted/5345165/story.html#ixzz1WoheSZak They seem to be getting closer and closer to home...in order: Chile New Zealand Philippines Japan Russia Alaska
  7. Riders are paying some of the highest fares in Canada, so I wouldn't say they aren't paying enough. I wouldn't want them to hike the fares again, there have been far too many in recent years. I'm gonna say more of the latter.
  8. Installing public washrooms would be the worst idea ever. Although the Canada Line does technically have washrooms, the ones that have a Jugo Juice retail store. You need to ask for a key.
  9. More or less...I believe it includes: - Building a new and wider pedestrian overpass, without the three steps of stairs at the ticketing concourse - Building a second pedestrian overpass on the western end of the station - Building a completely new roof - Building a big and new station ticketing concourse along the entire length of the station platform, which will also include getting rid of the current lone escalator/staircase and building several down the centre of the platform - Moving the bus terminal so that it'll be right under the station
  10. Metrotown has not undergone a renovation since it was built, any renovation might have been a paint job or when the pedestrian overpass was installed to the mall. The gates would have to be located in the tiny ticketing concourse at the station, there isn't enough space to put the number of fare gates they need (or the flow space) for the ridership levels the station receives. A major $50-million renovation of Metrotown is in the books, but who knows when that will ever happen...
  11. From the Sun - a diagram of the fare gates: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/5128223.bin?size=620x400 They look identical to the new gates on MUNI, pics by AgentAkit on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/agentakit/4869560663/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/agentakit/4870176454/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/agentakit/4870178862/in/photostream/#/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/agentakit/4870181134/sizes/l/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/agentakit/4869579411/in/set-72157624675080338/
  12. That...and some folks at Translink didn't believe their usefulness, and that fare evasion is somehow only 5% (I think that's the figure).