The Olympic Line

Politics of Fear – Vancouver Earmarks $400K to Dismantantle the Olympic Line!

Vision Vancouver has earmarked $400,000 in their next capital plan to dismantle the False Creek heritage railway, commonly known as the Olympic Line. This should come as no surprise, as Vision Vancouver is afraid of the Olympic Line, because they are afraid of LRT. Vision is afraid of LRT because having an operating light rail [...]

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Streetcar Porkies From Vancouver

You just got to hand it to Vision(less) Vancouver and its lap-dog bureaucracy in finding ways to discredit the heritage streetcar. The Olympic Line, which operated just two Bombardier Flexity trams (3050 & 3051), had about 550,000 boardings in its short two month run and was proven to be extremely successful, so successful in fact [...]

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Vancouver’s Olympic Streetcar Line Wins The LRTA’s Worldwide Project Of The Year Award!

Good news everyone, Vancouver’s Olympic LineAi??has wonAi??the Light Rail Transit Association’s www.lrta.org Worldwide project of the year award. There were two winners in this category, the Olympic Line and the new LRT line in Kayseray, Turkey, which both came in on time and on budget.. Below, the now disused Olympic Line in Vancouver. Below, theAi??award [...]

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Saturday March 20 – LIGHT RAIL RALLY AND RIDE

Spread the word, Invite your friends in Vancouver – this is not just a Rail for the Valley event LIGHT RAIL RALLY AND RIDE Granville Island, Vancouver Saturday, March 20, 2:00pm Granville Island Olympic Line Station (Click here for the event on Facebook) This may be your last chance to experience Vancouver’s state-of-the-art 2010 Streetcar [...]

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From the Tyee On Line NewsPaper: Vancouver’s Street Car Gift: Keep It?

An interesting article from the Tyee. Vancouver’s Street Car Gift: Keep It? To the delight of tourists and locals, the Olympic Line streetcar has been delivering people smoothly from Athlete’s Village on lower Cambie Street to Granville Island since Jan. 21. A Bombardier Flexity Outlook on loan from Brussels for the duration of the Games, [...]

Olympic Line Fender Bender

Olympic Line Update: Olympic Line street car resumes service after collision

The Olympic Line is back to full operation after Friday night’s fender bender. IndicationsAi??Ai??are, that the motorist ignored light signals and drove in front of the tram. The Olympic Line is not a new line, rather it is Vancouver’s Historic Streetcar line, which has seen operation along the same route for years. There should be [...]

Not Vancouver but a tram accident in Seattle

Car Crashes close the Olympic Line and Highway 17.

Ai??Ai?? The inevitable has happened,Ai??Ai??a car crash at a light controlled intersectionAi??Ai??at 11: 30 on Friday night, closed the Olympic Line. From the Vancouver sun: VANCOUVER – An Olympic Line streetcar collided with a vehicle at Moberly Road and Sixth Avenue in False Creek just before 11:30 p.m. Friday night. Police officers and fire trucks [...]

Welcome to the Olympic Line – Modern Light Rail In Vancouver BC

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