A Message To Mr. Horgan & Mr. Weaver: A Train Waiting for You At The Station


The election is over and now there is a good possibility of a NDP/Green coalition government.

Rail For The Valley has a message for Mr. Horgan and Mr. Weaver, The Vancouver to Chilliwack TramTrain is waiting at the station for you to board.

There is a plan in place, which has received international recognition.

The Leewood Study has been ignored by most politicians, but not all and the time is right to put shovel to ground as regional traffic congestion in the Fraser Valley has become endemic and relief is needed.

Do not listen to the SkyTrain Lobby, as the aging gadgetbahnen is becoming extremely expensive to operate and maintain. No one has bought an ALRT/ART transit system in over a decade as it is too expensive not only to build, but to operate and maintain.

Do not listen to the light-metro lobby, as huge construction costs ($130 mil/km) make it unsustainable. Also, being elevated has not proven to be an advantage over at-grade LRT, in fact the opposite is true as at-grade transit is easier and cheaper to maintain and operate.

Do not listen to the subway lobby, as they live in a land of sparkle ponies and pixie dust. Subways are hugely expensive to build and hugely expensive to maintain, costing the operating authorities huge sums of tax money to operate. Due to their nature, subways do not attract ridership, in fact subways tend to deter ridership!

The former BC Liberal Government (in a minority position, as I write this) has absolutely no care for regional transit, except for building multi billion bridges and highways and has left good transportation planning rot.

The Leewood Study even though seven years old, gives the region an affordable 21st century solution for transportation from downtown Vancouver to Chilliwack, connecting the population centres of Vancouver/Burnaby; North and South Surrey/Cloverdale; Langley; Abbotsford; and Chilliwack/Sardis.

Do not be left at the station with the baggage of unworkable or unaffordable solutions and board the train with a ticket for success!

The 21st Century is very user-friendly.

A TramTrain being tested in Sheffield, UK.



2 Responses to “A Message To Mr. Horgan & Mr. Weaver: A Train Waiting for You At The Station”
  1. eric chris says:

    Breaking News:

    S-train car fills with smoke; lungs of passengers probably damaged. TransLink says they’ll be fine.

    TransLink has downgraded the fire to smoke from an “unknown” source. No need to alarm the Fire Marshall. When there is an electrical fire shorting out the electrical system and trapping the passengers inside to burn them to a crisp, maybe TransLink will call the smoke a fire from a known source.

    “Wow the skytrain car I was in caught on fire!! @TransLink @GlobalBC
    2:56 PM – 27 May 2017”


    Passengers can easily evacuate trams at grade in the event of a fire and are looking better every day. Drain the swamp at TransLink; buy trams. Fire everyone at TransLink. TransLiiiiiiiiiiiik. Warning: the following video includes language which some viewers might find offensive:


  2. Kevin says:

    Yes, don’t listen to any experts other than our one and only Malcom who has never ever taken transit in his whole useless life! He’s the expert!

    Zwei replies: Actually all Malcolm communicates with is transit experts, not politicians or reps from Bombardier or SNC Lavalin. This is why no one likes him in the Metro region because he generally knows more but if not, he can get the correct answer from an associate.

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