Here’s a big piece of news out of the premier’s office. The Canada Line is expected to open almost 3 months earlier than previously scheduled. There were rumours before that an early opening would be possible.
Hopefully, between now and then, the crews will have fully tested everything and all systems will be fine. Also, there is always the possibility of a free ride day on the Canada Line. The authorities have done that in the past when the SkyTrain had major openings like the Millennium Line. But given the time of opening, it will be really busy around that time of year. We’ll have to see what happens. Perhaps the weekend before Labour Day, there will be free rides. Who knows?
I’m happy to see the project almost reach completion. However, we have paid a huge financial cost for this particular project. We can only hope that we don’t have any public-private partnership implosions that happened with other projects in the region.