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#MyTransLink – May 1

Welcome back to another week of #MyTransLink, our fun weekly photo series showcasing your best shots of transit life in and around our region. This week, snap happy commuters and transit fans were on the right track, taking us for a ride on the Millennium Line! Check out this week’s photos and scroll on down for next week’s challenge!

#moodycentrestation #mytranslink #skytrain

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#MyTransLink : “Until We Meet Again Millenium Line…” With My #TransLink this week being about the #milleniumline , thought I’d submit this one from Brentwood Station showing the Millenium Line pulling away into the #BlueHour. I rather like the Millenium Line stations, what with their incorporation of wood into the station construction. It’s rather photogenic, and well captured I think with a @panasonicusa @lumixusa ZS100 I rented from @lensrentals for a recent trip. Also according to “Exploring Vancouver: The Architectural Guide” by Harold Kalman, Robin Ward, Mike Harcourt and John Roaf, “This is the most sculptural of the design-conscious stations on the Millennium Line. The look is futuristic, but the inspiration was the traditional ribbed structure of the canoe, upturned. The two platforms sit astride SkyTrain’s elevated concrete guideway. Each is shielded by a parallel timber overhang supported on a run of hooped, steel-and-glulam timber ribs. Above the train tracks the overhangs part to admit daylight. The environment is glazed, open-plan, creating spacious circulation. Building codes once prevented the use of mixed-materials seen here, but a combination of performance-enhancing Canadian wood technologies, structural ingenuity and negotiated “equivalency” allowed design flexibility and flair to flourish all along SkyTrain’s Millennium Line. The station, which has a pedestrian link to Brentwood Town Centre, is seen by planners as a catalyst for medium- and high-density development”. CC: @TransLink, #LightRail, #PublicTransit, #PublicTransportation, @burnaby_board_of_trade , #Burnaby, #BurnabyBC, #BritishColumbia, #Canada, #MyLensRental

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Peaceful Rail cars sitting near Sperling Burnaby lake station #mytranslink #photography

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Thanks once again to everyone who took part this past week and for helping to make this photo series come to life. Keep on snapping those great shots Metro Vancouver! If your photos didn’t make it in this round, keep on trying! For the upcoming week, we want to see your West Coast Express shots! Show us your creativity and snap your best interpretation of the theme! We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

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Author: Sarah Kertcher


1 Comment

  • By Joe, A 12 for Transit, May 1, 2018 @ 5:31 pm

    Greatly honoured to make MyTransLink once again, thank you and congrats to all the winners!

    I will do my best to make your pop-up event at Metrotown…

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