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Sneak peek of Templeton Station on the Canada Line — Thu. May 28, 2pm-7pm

Templeton Station on Sea Island (near the airport). Photo by <a href=http://canadalinephotos.blogspot.com/2009/04/2009-04-05-templeton-station.html>Tafyrn Palecloud</a>.

Templeton Station on Sea Island (near the airport). Photo by Tafyrn Palecloud.

InTransit BC is hosting an open house to see inside Templeton Station tomorrow!

That’s Thursday May 28 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. And sorry for the short notice, because I just found out myself!

A map of the station location: north of Grant McConachie Way near Templeton Road.

A map of the station location: north of Grant McConachie Way near Templeton Road.

Templeton Station is located north of Grant McConachie Way near Templeton Road on Sea Island.

Access for people with disabilities will be provided in the station, and parking for the disabled will be available at the northwest side of the station. General parking for this event is also located at the northwest side of the station.

Remember that the Templeton Station area continues to be an active construction site, and the public should dress accordingly for this event: InTransit BC recommends comfortable, casual and warm clothing, and flat closed-toe shoes. Follow all safety guidelines and use extra care and attention while on site.

Two more open houses are planned for the Canada Line stations this summer, and I’ll have more detail on those as I hear about them. (Hopefully with more notice than just a day!)

The last open house was at Lansdowne Station in Richmond this April: here’s the initial post about that open house, plus two pages of photos – post 1, post 2.

Also, check out the InTransit BC site for a new “virtual ride” exploring the whole Canada Line route. You can also sign up there to receive InTransit BC updates.


25 Comments

  • By Kewl, May 27, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    How far is the Templeton station to the closest 424 bus stop? Are there sidewalks?

    Being it’s so close to the Marpole transit yard, can we charter some spare drivers to run a 15 or 30 minute shuttle between Airport station and Templeton for 4 hours? The Lansdowne open house was very popular.

  • By Kewl, May 27, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

    Another thought is to detour the 424 for the 4 hours, or create a temporary stop to Templeton station.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, May 27, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

    Kewl: I’m passing your suggestions along, but just be aware that on short notice, I don’t know if any of these adjustments can be done.

  • By Kewl, May 27, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

    Thanks for trying. It would be great if we can throw a few pylons on North Service road, just after Templeton turn off for a temporary 424 stop. Otherwise it’s an ugly 600 metre hike to the station from Miller road. Or 900 meters from the Air Canada stop.

  • By Dan Udey, May 27, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

    Ironically enough, I’d love to go to one of these open houses, but they’re nowhere near anywhere I go, and transit is too much of a pain to take.

    I’d be interested in seeing the new stations nearer to downtown, but I guess it makes more sense to show them off to the people of Richmond, who haven’t spent the last 24 years with Skytrain stations in their back yards.

  • By CJ Stebbing, May 27, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

    I shall be there to take pictures again!!! Lol.

    Doesn’t the C90 go by there too….but its only limited service….I think its like 2 trips in the PM

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, May 27, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

    If only there was some kind of rapid transit system that connected all these far flung places… ha ha ha :)

    Anyway, all valid comments. I will pass them along to InTransit/CLCO so they might take it into account for the next two open houses.

  • By Kewl, May 28, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

    After bumming a ride to the open house, I discover YVR has stepped in with transportation to the open house with its employee shuttle. Not sure where to board, but the driver dropped me off below the Canada YVR station doors at the main airport, between domestic and international departures.

  • By Tsushima Masaki, May 28, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

    I just got back from there and it was great. I talked to a lot of the Canada Line attendants and even some Transit Police officers. A 424 Airport/Airport Station bus driver was kind enough to drop me off right after he turned off of Templeton Street. I walked on the return trip. It took me maybe 10 minutes to get to Airport Station, it’s really not that bad.

    It also seems like Canada Line trains will be using the SkyTrain 3 note departure jingle before the doors close. Even when I was at Lansdowne Centre today I saw two trains stopping at the station and leaving, and I definitely heard that SkyTrain sound.

    One of the attendants told me the next open house will be at King Edward Station, a stacked underground station (like Granville and Burrard).

    I was also smart this time and took some bad quality videos instead of just taking pictures.

  • By Donald, May 29, 2009 @ 8:29 am

    Very impressive station, I know YVR probably wants to build long term parking around Templeton but I think there is potential for a very nice pedestrian oriented business and retail area. I can’t think of a better area for the Night Market to set up.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, May 29, 2009 @ 8:57 am

    Bad quality videos! Send me a link if you’ve put them online, I’m sure some people would like to see them :)

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, May 29, 2009 @ 8:59 am

    Donald: The Night Market will be near Templeton? I actually heard that it would be near the No. 3 Road stations, but I haven’t heard any confirmation on the locations yet. Personally I would be really happy if the Night Market moved anywhere near the Canada Line — it would be so easy to get to!

  • By CJ Stebbing, May 29, 2009 @ 9:39 am

    I went to the open house ysterday. It was awesome. I tried to get a picture of a plane going overtop the station with the two cars inside the station, but sadly I did not have any luck. There were a few planes when I got inside, but not enough time for me to get outside. Talk about bad timing on my part. Lol.

    Did u get the link for my photos jhenifer???? If u didn’t, ill try to send it to you by days end.

    Ps: do u like jhenifer or jhen? Just curious :p

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, May 29, 2009 @ 9:43 am

    Got the link CJ — I’ve put it up on a Templeton Station photo post!

    Also, either Jhenifer or Jhen is fine :)

  • By Donald, May 29, 2009 @ 10:33 am

    Jhen: No no, just throwing out an idea! The Night Market was originally at Lansdowne but for some reason they had to move to their horrible new location by Knight St. Bridge which is hard to get to by transit and not much better to drive to. Agreed though, anywhere along the Canada Line would be great!

  • By Eugene Wong, May 29, 2009 @ 10:57 am

    At Knight St. Bridge?? I would never have guessed that location in a million years.

  • By Tsushima Masaki, May 29, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

    @Jhenifer Here’s a video of the Canada Line train interior. Video might be better muted, and looking back, I should have explored the train more.

  • By ;-), May 29, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

    From what I remember, the Richmond Night market started in Lansdowne, moved to the River Rock casion parkade site and finally to the Cathay Importer site near the Knight brige with one management change last year. The relocations were due to operating expenses, construction on vacant land, and residential/business conflicts.

  • By Eugene Wong, May 29, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the explanation. Hopefully they’ll be able to move it to somewhere more convenient.

    Maybe they could move it to the Templeton parking lot.

  • By Tsushima Masaki, June 3, 2009 @ 12:02 am

    Not quite sure what happened to my post with the youtube link of the Canada Line trains, here is the link again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oORhscwJvwc

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, June 3, 2009 @ 8:57 am

    Sorry Tsushima, your Canada Line link went astray because I have to approve any comment with a link. It’s due to the crazy amount of spam we get on the blog, and sometimes real comments get lost in the spam tsunami. In the future, if you don’t see your link on the site after a long wait, feel free to send me an email and I’ll make sure to rescue it :)

  • By Tsushima Masaki, June 3, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

    Aah OK. I knew about the wait time but it seemed like it was taking longer than expected.

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