SkyTrain doesn’t Breakdown – Well Almost Never

The aging SkyTrain seems to be having a rough time lately, but it is to be expected as most proprietary transit systems age badly.

TransLink has a new word for its lexicon, “temporary” and lest us hope that the delays are not permanent.

The problem with SkyTrain breaking down is that there is no alternative service, no redundancy and is the hallmark of a very poorly planned transit system.

Now, if a Rail for the Valley TramTrain serviced Vancouver, at least there would be an alternative ‘rail’ service for customers to use.

What makes a transit system successful is goodAi?? customer service and TransLink’s management just cannot get their head around the term “user friendly“, which is a term not in their lexicon.

Temporary system-wide SkyTrain delays

by NEWS 1130 Staff

Posted Sep 21, 2016

SkyTrain customers waiting at Scott Road Station in Surrey. (Photo via Twitter: @wetcoastlife)
Summary

Delays affected both Expo and Millennium Lines

TransLink investigating why a train broke down this morning

Ai??NEW WESTMINSTER (NEWS 1130) ai??i?? It took crews about half an hour to manually remove a train that was causing delays on the Expo and Millennium Lines this morning.

A train broke down on the Skybridge near Columbia Station in New Westminster just after 6 a.m. and immediately social media was being flooded with angry customers Tweeting their concerns.

Service was back up and running shortly after, although delays were still rippling throughout the system as things got back to normal. TransLink doesnai??i??t know yet why the train broke down.

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