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New Canada Line for the Winter Olympics 2010

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  1. CanuckBur

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    Instead of taking a short vacation in the weekends, I decided to rollerblade across the skytrain bridge to and away from the Richmond city. (requirement: good braking skill).

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    am jealous of this new skytrain.
    Now richmond's property value just gone up a notch.
     
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    Absolutely. from what I found out recently, the local rent went up about 10% to 15% compared to last year.
     
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    so, how long of a ride from richmond to chinatown?
     
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    http://www.translink.ca/en/Rider-Info/Canada-Line/Map-and-Travel-Times.aspx

    The vertical and horizontal skytrain lines don't join together. The new vertical line (Canada line) is a high capacity line, and the other lines are medium capacity. One day, they may be joined together, yet I don't see it happened anytime soon.

    So, if you wants to go to the Chinatown, you have to go to downtown Vancouver then hop on the older line (horizontal line) to the Stadium-Chinatown. (total time: about 30 to 35 minutes)

    Click the link below. Once you have the website, click on the skytrain map on the right column. You will see what I mean.

    http://tripplanning.translink.ca/hiwire?.a=iScheduleLookupSearch&LineName=999&LineAbbr=999
     
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    Nice pics CanuckBur. I didn't realize the bridge was pedestrian accessible, or is it? :confused:
     
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    Cool pictures, but...

    ...from the looks of the empty sidewalks in your pictures, everyone must be using the skytrain or cars. And I thought Vancouver was all health conscious.:rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, they are accessible by Pedestrians. Although it is a cyclist bridge, I did see two electric scooters crossed the bridge.
     
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    Many people here like to drive car because it is simply convenience since many things are so spread out. Richmond is somewhat like a little Hong Kong, but driving is still much more convenient than walking and busing, and cycling, when you go grocery shopping. On both ends of the bridge, we have the light industry and residential areas so you don't see many people around. In downtown Vancouver, parking is expensive and limited that most of them were forced to walk. Vancouver was all health conscious? Not all, but some of us do.
     
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    So you roller bladed across the bridge to the Marine Drive station and hopped on the skytrain to downtown? Your last outdoor shot showed where the line goes underground just north of SE Marine Dr.
     
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    I got off at the King Edward/25th Ave station on the Cambie street. The LED sign indicated your destination as ("next station" -- "direction"). So, the examples are like Next Station Marine Dr. station -- waterfront... Next Station 49th terminal station--waterfront....Next Station 41st terminal station--waterfront...Next Station 25th Ave station--waterfront. Also, when you are waiting on the skytrain platform, the ceiling hanging LED display tells you when your next train will arrive.
     
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    Canada? Never heard of it :confused:
     
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    That's because you live on Mars :p:p
     

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