The Coast Mountain Bus Company Hamilton Transit Centre

Photo: buzzer.translink.ca

Photos Courtesy of buzzer.translink.ca

ATS – Axis Technical Services has teamed up with electrical contractors, Protec Installations Group, to secure the winning bid for The Coast Mountain Bus Company Hamilton Transit Centre. The teams were selected for their exceptional combination of SPQ: Service, Price and Quality. AxisTech was an integral part of the Protec Installations delivery team. ATS commends Protec on their professionalism, efficiency and collaborative skills.

On March 2016; AxisTech commenced with the full deployment of their technical services to the Hamilton Transit Centre job site. With the pathways ready for installation, some of the key challenges to achieve a smooth completion were an aggressive schedule and evolving scope of work. As the move in date approached, additional requirements became increasingly more urgent and time sensitive.

The project foreman added the necessary resources and manpower required to ensure a steady flow of trades could work sequentially one after another. To streamline the installation and coordinate with the volume of tradespeople, a meticulous implementation system was incorporated to safeguard against downtime and in-turn maximize the skills of the workforce.

Axis Technical worked closely with the cabling manufacturer, Panduit, and the firm’s various local distribution companies. The ongoing challenges were to expedite product deliveries for AxisTech’s current base contract as well as the multitude of anticipated new scopes of work. The Panduit Category 6 Cabling System and the associated Fiber Optic components were well stocked locally for just-in-time-delivery. Their solid supported and quick turnaround time to job site, ensured the HTC integrated communications system was kept on-track.

Axis Technical worked closely with the cabling manufacturer, Panduit, and the firm’s various local distribution companies. The ongoing challenges were to expedite product deliveries for AxisTech’s current base contract as well as the multitude of anticipated new scopes of work. The Panduit Category 6 Cabling System and the associated Fibre Optic components, were well stocked locally for just-in-time-delivery. Their solid support and quick turnaround time to job site, ensured the HTC integrated communications system was kept on-track.

As new requirements arose, the teams worked with the HTC stakeholders and the engineering group to find the most cost efficient and effective solutions within the project timetable. The demanding new requirements included:

Extra Fibre Optic and Copper Backbone Cables Between All the Buildings
The Addition of New Communication Rooms
Further Cabling for New Specialty Systems

To continuously support all the client’s systems and position the facility for future growth opportunities; the teams needed to ensure the communication systems were flexible, scalable and manageable. Furthermore; the infrastructure also needed to be compliant with the current TIA/EIA standards.

Translink personnel worked very closely with the AxisTech project manager David Mayhew and found his input timely and on-point. The client’s team lauded the quality of the installation on several occasions, which instilled tremendous pride in the AxisTech team.

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The project commenced at the new state-of-the-art operations & maintenance facility on Boundary Road, Richmond, BC. The centre services buses on the Richmond, New Westminster and South Vancouver routes.

Transit centres are strategic hubs for the local BC transit systems. They streamline the transit fleets mechanical operations and preserve the overall condition of the vehicles. Keeping buses on a safe schedule is critical to ensuring passengers arrive on-time.

Hamilton Transit Centre has the capacity for 300 forty-foot buses, including up to 80 community shuttle buses and 150 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled buses.

HTC performs three core functions:
- Dispatch the Transit Fleet
- Fuel the Buses
- Provide Washing and Maintenance

The Hamilton Transit Centre Consists of Four Multi-purpose Buildings in a Campus Environment
- Main Operations and Dispatch
- Maintenance (Entire Bus Fleet)
- Fuel Building
- Wash and Waste Water Treatment

The Protec and AxisTech teams provided technology-forward fibre optic installations to all buildings as well as the cable backbone infrastructure which included (but not limited to):
- IP Phone
- Bus Tag Reader
- WIFI
- Security System (CCTV)

An additional Fibre Optic infrastructure was also added to the Security Building.

According to Wiki:
Coast Mountain Bus Company’s Hamilton Transit Centre is located on a 7.3 hectare site at 4111 Boundary Road, Richmond, BC. Construction begun in 2013 and operations commenced in September 2016 replacing North Vancouver Transit Centre. It has capacity for 300 diesel, hybrid, and CNG variants. It is in charge of various routes servicing Richmond, New Westminster and South Vancouver.

The facility also allows for Translink to grow the fleet to approximately 2000 buses. With the closure of Oakridge Transit Centre, the facility now runs shuttle operations in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Richmond.

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Call 604 559 AXIS (2947) or Email ROI[at]AxisTech.ca to Schedule a Needs Assessment with our Ownership Team.

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