School of Sustainable Energy Engineering
- Zafar Adeel
City of Vancouver:
- Rosemary Yip
- Krista Moyls
- Felipe Patarroyo Singh
- Mackenzie Calder
- Pamela Subia
- Thomas Hruby
- Vancouver Parks Board Strategic Plan
As Vancouver moves towards a greener future, our community must strive to promote ongoing sustainability in the world around us. Over the past few years, the long loved Stanley Park Train has fallen into a state of disrepair. The original gas engine that powers the train undergoes such frequent maintenance that it threatens the operation of the Railway. For the winter holiday season alone last year there were 24 service calls on the train over the train’s 30 day Bright Nights event. The Stanley Park Railway Revitalization Collective made up of students from SFU’s first graduating class from the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, looks to reinvent the Stanley Park Train for the next generation.
With our unique set of engineering skills across multiple disciplines, we have designed an electric drivetrain to power the train with under $10 a day in electricity, and more importantly, eliminate all the ride’s tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions. Further, our design, in line with many modern electric vehicles, virtually eliminates the train’s maintenance costs. The design fits seamlessly into the current train body, maintaining the look and feel of the ride people have come to know. The Stanley Park Train has been a tradition for thousands of families in Vancouver for generations. With our design, we will not only ensure the train is available to all who enjoy it for years to come but also provide a new symbol for Vancouver’s Sustainability goals.