The Canada Line morning rush hour fiasco, last Friday was and is completely unacceptable and demonstrates TransLink completely inane policy of forcing as many bus riders as they can onto the light-metro system.

What happened Friday, demonstrates the Achilles heel of TransLink’s lack of management and the photo-op CEO’s disdain of the traveling public.

Maybe in the USA, such operation is tolerated, but not in Canada, where many more people per capita depend on public transport for their personal mobility.

The bus bridge was all but non existent and the fiasco at Bridgeport station was intolerable; lack of any direction by official, was akin to the captain and crew taking to the lifeboats and letting the passengers of a sinking ship fend for themselves.


User friendliness is the number one reason people take transit and TransLink, despite its “Seth Rogan” PR stunt, is definitely not user friendly. What’s more, TransLink does not give a damn about the traveling public.

Wholesale changes are needed at TransLink, but I am afraid that Premier John Horgan and the Minister in charge of public transit, don’t have the stomach for it and let the shambling TransLink lurch from one fiasco to another without any public accountability.



Track issue resolved on Vancouver’s Canada Line SkyTrain, still some delays


Published: August 3, 2018

Updated: August 3, 2018


A train moves along the Canada Line at No. 3 Road and Capstan Way in Richmond.

A train moves along the Canada Line at No. 3 Road and Capstan Way in Richmond. Gerry Kahrmann / PNG


A track issue that caused lengthy delays on the Canada Line SkyTrain in Vancouver this morning has been resolved.

Shortly after 9 a.m., TransLink said the Canada Line had resumed full service but that it will take some tie to return to normal spacing and frequency.

Earlier Friday, TransLink said there was significantly reduced service between Langara-49th and Broadway-City Hall stations. A bus bridge carried passengers between Marine and Broadway stations.

#SkyTrain Canada Line track issue has been resolved. Trains resuming normal service with delays. Please allow extra time as trains return to normal spacing and frequency. ^AR

— TransLink BC (@TransLink) August 3, 2018

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