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One more set of photos from Lansdowne Station

A quick follow up to the earlier post about Lansdowne Station. Terry Muirhead has sent along a set of photos from the Canada Line open house too. Click the thumbnails below to check them out!


  • By Dennis, April 24, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

    I also have some photos on my Flickr account from the open house.

  • By JC, April 30, 2009 @ 10:26 pm

    Why does the 1st photo looking south shows 2 tracks merging into one track? It becomes one-way to Richmond Centre?

    Are there no plans to extend the line south someday? i.e. to Delta/White Rock, and maybe even loop towards Abbotsford International?

  • By East Side Rider, April 30, 2009 @ 11:46 pm

    I attended many planning meetings and one explanation given was the situation
    of tall existing buildings on both sides of the street at Westminster. As a result it was single tracked. I don’t agree with this design as it limits expansion and doesn’t provide a backup rail if there are issues. Imagine 10 years from now when they need to tear up the rails for replacement on the weekends like what they did for the Expo line not long ago when the rails were wearing out.

    The Richmond segment took a lot meetings (argueing) to get to what we are going
    to have today. In addition to cost (it wasn’t easy to get money from the
    Federal government) we also had to deal with conflicting interests (at grade vs grade separated, where should the crossings occur for at grade, how many
    stations, where should it terminate [Westminster, Granville, Steveston, Delta], what landscaping should be done). The tri-cities also pushed for at grade
    street-car technology for Richmond, but flip-flopped on the benefits when the
    street car was going to be used on the Evergreen line. Can you imagine all but
    one councillor demanded the Canada Line to be at grade with only two No 3 cross streets? Can you imagine the entire Richmond segment to be single-tracked with
    trains passing at the stations?

    We didn’t get everything. At one point there was going to be two stations South of Westminster and another future station at Capstan.

    I’m very happy with what we have got. Perhaps down escalators at each station would be
    icing on the cake.

  • By elevtechlift, May 1, 2015 @ 3:20 pm

    I wonder how the Canada Line can be extended further South (maybe to Boundary Bay Border Crossing (Tsawwassen side)).

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