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Get a sneak peek at a Canada Line station in Richmond, Thu Apr. 9 4pm-8pm!

An artist's rendering of the finished Lansdowne Station in Richmond.

An artist's rendering of the finished Lansdowne Station in Richmond.

Hey, if you haven’t seen the ads in your local papers yet, you’re invited to a sneak peek of a Canada Line station tomorrow — Lansdowne Station in Richmond!

Come down to the station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 9. You’ll get to see the inside of the station, and two trains will be on hand so you can check those out too. (Here’s the full newspaper ad if you want to see it.)

And if you can’t make this event, here’s a bit of comfort: this is only the first of four Canada Line open houses planned for this summer. (The dates are still up in the air — I’ll let you know as soon as I know about them.)

A map of the Lansdowne Station location in Richmond.

A map of the Lansdowne Station location in Richmond.

A really important note now: you’ve got to dress accordingly for this event. Lansdowne Station area is still an active construction site, so we’d really like you to wear comfortable, casual and warm clothing, and flat closed-toe shoes. Please stick to all safety guidelines and use extra care and attention while on site.

Lansdowne Station is located on No. 3 Road at Lansdowne Road in Richmond. The event will be fully accessible for those with disabilities, and parking for the disabled will be available at the southeast side of the station. General onsite parking for this event is also located at the southeast side of the station provided by Lansdowne Mall.

InTransitBC sends out a hearty thanks to the Richmond community for their support during construction, and also says that you can visit their website if you’d like to sign up to receive updates.

Also, sadly, I’m going to miss this event, but David Lam from Trans-Vancouver photos has told me he’ll be there, and you might want to check his site for pictures later!


6 Comments

  • By Paul Hillsdon, April 8, 2009 @ 10:32 am

    Ooh big thanks to InTransitBC for hosting these open houses! Great way to keep the community engaged in the project. I’m so gonna be there!

  • By ???, April 8, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

    Can we walk the guideway between stations? Will it be electrified for the added buzz?

  • By Kewl, April 8, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

    With translink latest campaign, will cameras and pictures be permitted? Will the equipment be seized?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 9, 2009 @ 9:16 am

    I’m pretty certain the rails have been electrified already, so walking in the guideway isn’t allowed anymore.

    And I’m sure you’re allowed to take photos. I don’t think anybody plans on seizing equipment.

  • By Masaki, April 9, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

    I just got back from there and it was great. The station looks very welcoming, and the Hyundai Rotem cars are very spacious. It felt like the car width was double that of a Mark I car.

    I was told by an official of plans to hold open houses at YVR-Airport, Oakridge – 41st Avenue, and a third station I can’t recall… I think Oakridge – 41st Avenue is the one that is scheduled for May 30th.

  • By Tafyrn Palecloud, April 10, 2009 @ 2:19 am

    Photographs from the Canada Line Lansdowne Station open house have been posted on the Canada Line Photography blog:

    http://canadalinephotos.blogspot.com/2009/04/2009-04-09-lansdowne-station.html

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