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  For the past several years, the SkyTrain Lobby, politicians and academics have all said, almost in unison, that Broadway was the busiest transit corridor in Canada, if not North America. The old Joseph Goebbels quote is true; “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe […]


Wow Factor!

Wow factor! Here is a big problem. City of Vancouver types have been claiming that 100,000 people use transit on Broadway each work day. From the following statistics, the claim is pure hokum. From the following table there are a total of 73,328 trips in and out of UBC from all transit routes with Broadway […]

Cut and cover subway construction, coming to Broadway very soon.

A Subway Conversation Unheard in Vancouver

Subways sound great – at first, but when the realities of subway operation, including extremely high costs and user unfriendliness, the love affair with subways tend to wane with customers. The huge cost of subway construction, means economies must be had and in Scarborough, those economies mean a lack of stations. Subway stations are both […]


Incresing Transit Capacity By Reducing Transit Stops – A New Stragety For Broadway

The following table from Bus or Light Rail – Making The Right Choice, shows that in Germany, the distance between bus stops is far greater than that of the City of Vancouver. On Broadway, from Granville Street to Alma, on average there is a bus stop every 260 metres, making bus stops very much closer […]


Light Rail Fits in

Light Rail Fits in, that is unless you live in Vancouver where corruption, Canadian Transit Politics and incompetence threatens logic and commonsense Of all the modes of transport electric railways have proven to be the most successful in providing an alternative choice that entices people to leave their cars at home. With light rail it […]


Are modern streetcars the future?

Due to the small backlash to TransLink’s tax increases that were announced on Wednesday, the pro-LRT and pro-streetcar groups were out today promoting surface rail on CTV News as being cheaper and a fitting tribute to a past.Ai??Ai??   http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110708/bc_interurban_tram_110708/20110708/ Are modern streetcars the future? Vancouver’s interurban train system — the first in Canada — […]

Prefab tram track = fast construction! Friends of Light Rail/Streetcar Take Note!

Prefab tram track = fast construction! Friends of the Broadway Light Rail/Streetcar Take Note!

The following article from EccoRussia, gives an account of the installation of 670 metres of prefabricated tram track on the Athens (Greece) light rail/tram in just 10 days or about 67 metres of new tram track a day! At this speed of track laying it would take a mere 14 days to lay one kilometre […]


More Tram Videos

Thank you for blog reader, David Cockle, for more European tram movies! Amsterdam. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEBFJd0CJH4 Budapest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMgwWNbKRk&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqeT9Nuka38&feature=channel Basel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y51rWxDosU&feature=related Bern http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B2rKdXkZKU&feature=related Nottingham. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3scXjpvO6M Croydon Tramlink. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNmZI9rFDys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ3UaZXzRPA&feature=related Nantes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNbL1xj6D00 Montpellier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIJ5SJ_K9oE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I47fjmS7DK0&feature=fvw Bordeaux. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stmLf8qjppg&feature=channel Freiburg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG4OIOVlmgM Mulhouse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfYlHdoppaQ&feature=related Barcelona. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EsbeM9QnCg&feature=related Dublin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PqTQDy8tsw&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8owxp9k8DSQ&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAO3i36doo0&feature=related Prague. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-4k_vfFgVE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwQolOZ7Ed4&feature=related Leipzig. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh1xE_pvjI8 Melbourne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMOCKiQr5hE&feature=related


The Broadway Follies – TransLink does the Gong Show

Here we go again, TransLink’s famous planning exercises that in the end will please no one and achieve very little. There is no bold ‘grand plan’ but more of the same, a little BRT here; a little SkyTrain there, with a hint of LRT thrown in to keep the trolley-jolly types happy. With all the […]