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Old Posted Dec 23, 2022, 5:51 AM
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Suggestion: instead of Gladys, maybe run the east segment down McCallum and have one branch each to UFV and Abbotsford Village (eventually Lower Sumas)?
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This is an idea for rapid transit in Abbotsford that came about as part of my work on regional rail. The idea is to have a central elevated corridor through Abbotsford that would serve both rapid transit and regional rail with hubs at Clearbrook and Abbotsford Central.

I love it, but I'd have it go straight down McCallum maybe with a stop in between.
Im assuming its not skytrain technology because it shares track with regional rail right?
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Suggestion: instead of Gladys, maybe run the east segment down McCallum and have one branch each to UFV and Abbotsford Village (eventually Lower Sumas)?
That's an interesting idea. I guess you could have a station at the park and at Marshall. The challenge I see is that McCallum is fairly narrow but it does provide a more direct route to the Abbotsford Centre and UFV.

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I love it, but I'd have it go straight down McCallum maybe with a stop in between.
Im assuming its not skytrain technology because it shares track with regional rail right?
Correct. It would be automated but not Skytrain.
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Old Posted Dec 23, 2022, 11:05 PM
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That's an interesting idea. I guess you could have a station at the park and at Marshall. The challenge I see is that McCallum is fairly narrow but it does provide a more direct route to the Abbotsford Centre and UFV.
I imagine that by the time Abbotsford Rapid Transit finally becomes a thing, the west side of the street will be densifying - adding a setback for the viaduct ahead of time should give it the extra room it needs.
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Gave Victoria a metro; darker segments are grade-separated, lighter ones aren't.

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Gave Victoria a metro; darker segments are grade-separated, lighter ones aren't.
What are the dashed orange and blue lines?
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Gave Victoria a metro; darker segments are grade-separated, lighter ones aren't.
Does the blue line extend to the airport/Swartz Bay?
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What are the dashed orange and blue lines?
Potential future lines that I'm not really sure about but seem like they match up with the current FTN.

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Does the blue line extend to the airport/Swartz Bay?
You know it.
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Gave Victoria a metro; darker segments are grade-separated, lighter ones aren't.
For the darker segments of the red line, I assume grade separated means above grade through Esquimalt, but I also assume it means below grade through Victoria. How do you propose to do the transition? (Assuming that's what you mean)
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For the darker segments of the red line, I assume grade separated means above grade through Esquimalt, but I also assume it means below grade through Victoria. How do you propose to do the transition? (Assuming that's what you mean)
Doesn't really matter to me - all I know is that there's one too many crossings for at-grade rail to work. Worth noting that the E&N runs through a park though, and the Esquimalt Nation will probably want their surface rights back, so I figure Red will have to duck into a tunnel somewhere around Helmcken; YMMV on whether it should stay there or briefly go elevated again until Victoria West.

Though I suppose if that segment is tunneled, then it doesn't need that weird bend...
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