Not Cost Effective.

Another suicide, another death and TransLink washes it hands of the problem.

The SkyTrain light-metro system doesn’t have an attendant on board to monitor the tracks.

This is the darker side of driverless trains.

Unlike other automatic metros, there are no sliding glass gates at stations to prevent egress onto the tracks.

This costs money and the politicians do not think it a wise investment. Not cost effective.

It is cheaper in the long term to let the disturb die by SkyTrain, rather to do what other transit authorities have been forced to do, put gates at stations to prevent people from accessing the tracks.

The TransLink, SkyTrain lobby and the Mayor’s Council on Transit seem happy with the status quo, preventing suicides is not cost effective.

Medical emergency stops service between some Vancouver SkyTrain stations

by NEWS 1130 Staff

Posted Feb 22, 2021

File – SkyTrain. (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130)
Expo Line service between some Vancouver SkyTrains has been disrupted due to a medical emergency

TransLink has set up bus bridges while service is stopped

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Expo Line service between the Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront SkyTrain stations is currently stopped due to a medical emergency.

The shutdown started around 7 a.m. Monday morning.

Commuters needing to get to those stations will have to get off at the Main Street-Science World station for a bus bridge.

Trains are operating from Main Street Station to King George, and customers heading to or from Production Station must transfer at Columbia.

There’s no indication on when service will resume.


2 Responses to “Not Cost Effective.”
  1. Nathan Davidowicz says: A 7 mins video on the Platform screen doors

  2. Mike says:

    There is cameras and translink police which is costing lots of money. Get rid of police and use the money saved to install barriers.