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King and Victoria Intermodal Station
#31
I received that e-mail from Momentum, too. That would be pretty exciting, if demolition were to start soon.
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#32
My guess is that it's in preparation for the King Street grade separation which is supposed to start construction next year.
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#33
(11-20-2014, 10:36 AM)timio Wrote: My guess is that it's in preparation for the King Street grade separation which is supposed to start construction next year.

Correct, the hub site will be the construction base for the grade separation before any work begins on the actual station.
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#34
My guess is that the hub site will remain flat and untouched until all grade separation is done. Although I hope the building process can start immediately once grade separation is finished.
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#35
The plan for the Hub site is that it will serve as the construction staging ground for the King St grade separation, and then serve as a construction staging ground for LRT.

Only in 2017, when LRT is up and running, will any possible works take place for the Hub itself.
In the meantime, they will be drawing up plans for the site, and figuring out financing, with the aim of starting construction on the Hub soon after LRT is complete.
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#36
How long is the King separation projected to take?
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#37
(11-20-2014, 09:05 PM)DHLawrence Wrote: How long is the King separation projected to take?

Since it is similar to Weber Street, it will likely take a similar length of time. A major difference will be that traffic will not be diverted like it was for Weber Street. King Street will be closed to traffic. Detours will be made to other streets. It looks like it will be a little wider than the Weber Street bridge and there are supposed to be several escalators and elevators on both sides of King Street up to the GO/VIA track level.

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#38
Caution, that image contains a lot of conjecture. A lot of what it shows hasn't actually been designed.

The LRT construction project doesn't appear to be adding escalator facilities, if the project drawings are to be believed. What's more likely is that access to the VIA/GO platform will be part of the design phase for the hub itself, not the LRT project.

Here are screengrabs from the drawings I linked to:

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#39
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This diagram refers to Breithaupt St as Moore Ave. I realize the logic, but nobody knows who the Moores were. Or is it just me?
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#40
No, that's Moore there. Breihaupt begins just above that map, bending right, while Moore bends left.
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#41
The King and Victoria Intermodal Station, the grade separation and the LRT are all separate projects. The intermodal station at the HUB has not yet been designed. In it's ultimate completed configuration, there will be elevators and escalators to allow passengers to get up to the train station level. The LRT project is a very basic ground level project with no elevators or escalators. It concentrates on the track design and minimal stations which pedestrians can reach by walking down the street without going up or down. Therefore no elevators, escalators or stairs for that matter, would be required by the LRT system.

I hope that as part of the design for the LRT there is a roof of some sort over the platform area, to protect passengers from the weather.
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#42
(11-21-2014, 06:15 PM)BrianT Wrote: I hope that as part of the design for the LRT there is a roof of some sort over the platform area, to protect passengers from the weather.

Every LRT station will have a substantial sheltered area along the platform, yes; the exact design is not yet public but that's built into the design requirements.
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#43
(11-21-2014, 07:52 PM)KevinL Wrote:
(11-21-2014, 06:15 PM)BrianT Wrote: I hope that as part of the design for the LRT there is a roof of some sort over the platform area, to protect passengers from the weather.

Every LRT station will have a substantial sheltered area along the platform, yes; the exact design is not yet public but that's built into the design requirements.

It would be nice if they had an enclosed heated area along at least part of the platform, like they do in Calgary and Edmonton (where they are outdoors).
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#44
(11-21-2014, 05:50 PM)Markster Wrote: No, that's Moore there. Breihaupt begins just above that map, bending right, while Moore bends left.

I agree that it looks that way on a map, but the city doesn't sign it like that. There is no intersection for King @ Moore. The street signs say Breithaupt in both directions. The sign at Breithaupt and Moore is ambiguous but maybe the city is saying Moore ends at Breithaupt? 
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#45
I thought the LRT stations will look exactly the same as the aBRT stations that are going up in Cambridge right now.
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