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Old Posted May 26, 2024, 2:14 AM
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Back in 2022 it was going to look like this? From the RFQ
I notice that the diagram you posted shows the pocket track we were just discussing with full access from both directions.
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Old Posted May 26, 2024, 2:32 AM
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I notice that the diagram you posted shows the pocket track we were just discussing with full access from both directions.
I noticed that aswell, presumably that was the original intention but wasn't viable for one reason or another. I'm guessing because it would have required closing both tracks.
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Old Posted May 26, 2024, 3:13 AM
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Tire testing for braking in heavy rain

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Seems odd you would do this kind of thing that close to a curb/fence even if they know what they are doing.
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Old Posted May 26, 2024, 4:48 AM
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Tire testing for braking in heavy rain

Seems odd you would do this kind of thing that close to a curb/fence even if they know what they are doing.
Well, the ground is flat, there's nothing that's going to magically change the forward momentum of the bus and push it into the fence.
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Old Posted May 26, 2024, 3:39 PM
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I am puzzled that with all the effort of rebuilding the track, they're not putting in a full 6-switch multidirectional pocket track here. It just seems short-sighted to me, and the type of thing they'll end up regretting later.
Ive heard that they are in fact retaining the existing turnouts and adding two to give full movement as the diagram in jollyburger’s post shows. The video TL included is simply showing the usual train movements and simply doesn't include the turnouts not used.
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Old Posted May 27, 2024, 8:42 PM
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Stainer clout stolen again!

The video has good answers for the questions previously asked in this thread.
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This is how the structural concrete/steel work is broken down.

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The Pocket Track, Tie-in Structure and Flyover Scope includes selective demolition of existing pocket track slabs, parapets and pier caps, selective concrete cutting and coring on slabs and parapets, lowering of existing precast guideway girders, supply and installation of the new guideway piers, pier caps, precast/steel girders, precast deck panels, bridge bearings, track slabs, and parapets. A project brief with preliminary site plans is included to illustrate the intent of the overall project.
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Package #1: Structural Concrete Related Works:
• TP 02-05 Demolition
• TP 02-06 Concrete Cutting & Coring
• TP 02-07 CIP Concrete Formwork
• TP 02-08 Precast Concrete Girder and Deck Panel Supply
• TP 02-09 Precast Concrete Girder and Deck Panel Install
• TP 02-10 Lowering Existing Precast Guideway Girder
• TP 02-14 Bridge Bearing Supply
• TP 02-16 Rebar Supply and Install
• TP 02-17 Concrete Supply
Skytrain OMC4 - Pocket Track, Tie-in Structure and Flyover BC Bid Posting
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Package #2: Structural Steel Related Works:
• TP 02-11 Steel Girder Supply
• TP 02-12 Steel Girder Install
• TP 02-23 Cast-in-Place Steel Deck Supply & Install
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Flyover: (refer to Figure 2)
• Starting in Q4 2023, including:
o Enabling works Guideway area (crane pad/access install)
o Modification of TransCanada Pocket Track on existing guideway
o Phase 2 of drilled shafts foundation install for Flyover
o Construction elevated guideway across (BNSF, MoTI and Translink
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o Track slab and parapet
o TCP system work
o Head end work to complete the TCP system works
o Rail works
Yard:
• Starting in Q1 2024 to end of 2026 / early 2027, including:
o Site finish grading
o Utility and drainage installation
o Track installation
o Roadworks
o Landscaping
o Signage
o Retaining walls, embankments, and structures
o Five buildings (i.e., office building, equipment maintenance building,
warehousing, and storage buildings)
o Industrial equipment
o System including head end integration

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Old Posted May 28, 2024, 4:03 AM
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Isn't the flyover still required for the trains to go over the railroad section?

Back in 2022 it was going to look like this? From the RFQ

Looking at this diagram, the fly-over wasn't going to come for the end of the pocket track as I once thought. This diagram is in line with the current video released.

I think the originl slide showed the fly over from the pocket track hence the term.

This diagram and the current video show no fly over. it will all be level at the guideway level possibly rising to keep CP happy. and trains clear of the 2 level freight trains.

Just my Opinion.
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Old Posted May 28, 2024, 4:32 AM
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I'm pretty sure thet current design has always been the plan, perhaps some misinterpreted 'flyover' to mean of the Skytrain tracks. It will always be an extremely low use line compared to the adjacent configuration at Lougheed, no need for grade separation.
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If only Braid would use the land to build a massive park and ride
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Old Posted May 28, 2024, 11:10 AM
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There has to be a flyover to cross (fly over) the CP tracks.

The RFQ diagram that Jollyburger posted is consistent with the Translink video graphics (if they just show movements).
The RFQ diagram shows a double track flyover.
The Translink graphic shows double tracks intersecting with the mainline from the yard.
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If only Braid would use the land to build a massive park and ride
I'm not quite sure how that would jive with the Province's Transit-Oriented Development requirements.
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Old Posted May 28, 2024, 6:00 PM
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The flyover has to also clear that parking lot so I guess that gives a rough idea on how low/high it will be at that point. Most of the overpasses west of here look pretty low (like the Highway 1 crossing) so I doubt they can even fit double deckers in this section.
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Apparently Translink has opted for 6 additional Mark V trains.

https://www.alstom.com/press-release...-mark-v-trains

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Alstom will supply 6 additional Vancouver SkyTrain Mark V trains

Alstom will supply 6 additional SkyTrain Mark V trains to TransLink
The contract is valued around €86 million (CA$123 million)
Each train, composed of 5 railcars, is designed and manufactured in Canada

28 May 2024 – Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, will supply 6 additional SkyTrain Mark V trains (30 railcars) to TransLink in Vancouver, British Columbia, under a contract valued around €86 million (CA$123 million) *.

“We’re proud and honoured of the continued confidence of TransLink,” says Michael Keroullé, President & CEO Alstom Americas. “This additional order of our made-in-Canada vehicles, specifically designed for Vancouver SkyTrain, will help improve daily commutes in the Vancouver Greater Area.”

The Mark V design features consist of five-car sets, all internally open-ended with walk-through carriages. They have mostly forward-facing seating and include more space for bikes, luggage, and leaning pads. The new digital interior information displays will provide riders with improved onboard transit alerts. Strip indicator lights at the doors will assist people who have hearing loss by flashing when doors close, fault warnings are issued, or when emergency brakes are deployed. The Mark V trains will operate with door chimes and on-train announcements to assist customers who are visually impaired.

Alstom is currently supplying 41 Mark V trains (205 railcars) to TransLink. The first trains have been delivered to Vancouver in December 2023. These are designed, manufactured, and tested in Canada at Alstom’s facilities in Kingston, ON, La Pocatière and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC.

With 4,600 highly-skilled Canadian employees, Alstom is the only global rail mobility manufacturer to have production facilities in the country.
Guess testing is going well?
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These should be the 30 cars announced in 2021 as part of the SLS project.
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They have mostly forward-facing seating and include more space for bikes, luggage, and leaning pads.
I wonder if they'll ever get around to installing leaning pads on the Mark IV trains - it seems like a simple enough thing to do. I vaguely rem it being in early images and yet none of the Mark IV trains seem to have them.
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With 4,600 highly-skilled Canadian employees, Alstom is the only global rail mobility manufacturer to have production facilities in the country.
Regulatory capture has gone so far that they're boasting about their monopoly status.
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These should be the 30 cars announced in 2021 as part of the SLS project.
Good catch. Makes sense.
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TransLink seeking public input for Bus Rapid Transit Program

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TransLink is inviting the public to share their priorities for Metro Vancouver’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service. This engagement will ensure customer feedback is considered as part of ongoing BRT planning.

Through the Access for Everyone plan, TransLink has identified up to nine corridors for BRT implementation over the next decade, with the first three rapid transit corridors announced in late 2023. BRT routes will keep customers moving quickly by operating with high frequencies in dedicated lanes and with transit signal priority at intersections. They will use high-capacity buses with stations that provide customers with weather protection, and efficient boarding...

... Members of the public can participate in the survey here. TransLink is engaging participants on:
  • Understanding of BRT service
  • Which features and amenities are most important for a BRT system
  • Likelihood of using BRT routes when operational

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Pretty basic. Don't expect an option to pressure TransLink to keep the Willingdon BRT on Hastings.
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