The Pre Election BS Begins!

Let’s see now……election in May; a provincial Premier who doesn’t give a damn about regional transit; political donors getting restless for payback; yes the BC Liberal BS machine is in full swing.

A $100 million/km LRT that goes nowhere and a $3.2 billion subway that goes nowhere, yes the BC Liberals are hard at it.

The question I would like to ask is, who the hell is TransLink going to consult with?

Stay tuned folks the “Trump” style fake news is just beginning on two extremely poorly conceived transit projects.

Consultations on Surrey light rail and Broadway subway to begin next week

Vancouver, BC, Canada / News Talk 980 CKNW
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Consultations on Surrey light rail and Broadway subway to begin next weekProposed phase one construction of Surrey light rail (Emily Lazatin/ CKNW)

 

The wheels are finally in motion for a pair of hotly anticipated Metro Vancouver mass transit projects.

TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond says consultation will begin next week on a light rail system for Surrey, and the Broadway subway.

Desmond made the announcement flanked by Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, as a part of an update on phase one of the Mayors’ 10-year transit plan.

Light rail consultation will begin Tuesday, January 24, while Subway consultation kicks off Saturday January 28.

As currently envisioned, phase one of the light rail project would run from 72nd Ave. and King George through Surrey Central, before bending east on 104th Ave. to 152nd Ave. in Guilford.

A future phase two would run southeast along Fraser Highway to Langley.

The proposed subway phase one would extend from VCC station west to Arbutus and Broadway. A future phase two would continue to UBC.

Hepner says design work is now underway for phase two of the 10-year plan, but that funding questions remain critical.

On top of new project announcements, Desmond says TransLink is looking to boost the frequency of service across a number of parts of the existing system, with the equivalent of 185,000 bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus seats per week being added.

He says it will be doubling daytime SeaBus service on Sundays and holidays so that the vessels run every 15 minutes, and will increase Canada Line service during peak hours.

More frequent Expo, Millennium, and Evergreen line trains are also planned during mid-day, early evenings, and weekends.

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One Response to “The Pre Election BS Begins!”
  1. tory says:

    Light rail in surrey makes sense. Surrey is growing. The south of fraser is growing. Just don’t have it turn into another Skytrain in LRT clothing.

    Broadway does not make sense at all.

    Zwei replies: Even though it has a higher capacity and cheaper to operate than SkyTrain?

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