Evergreen Line – how many stations

With a pending announcement about funding for the $400M shortfall in funding for the much delayed Evergreen Line on the horizon, there’s been a little more news and blogging about the line.  I hadn’t really followed the Evergreen Line news for quite a while. An old graphic of the original LRT plan reveals 12 stations within easy walking distance to most of the Tri-Cities communities … Continue reading Evergreen Line – how many stations

My top transit experiences of the decade (2000-2009)

Here’s a break from my Japan and Kansai travel posts.  This post is inspired by Jhen over at the Buzzer Blog.  In a recent post, she asked us to share our top transit moments over the past decade.  Thanks to Jhen for a great job over the past year.  The Buzzer Blog has really become a regular read for me. I rang in the new … Continue reading My top transit experiences of the decade (2000-2009)

I didn’t think my “way out” question would generate much response

The Buzzer Blog  > Two SkyTrain stations get one new name The original post is about the new name for Broadway Station and Commercial Drive Station.  The stations will now be combined and henceforth known as Commercial-Broadway Station.  That should reduce some of the confusion that some passengers are experiencing with the two Broadway Stations. However, under the comments section, there’s been a small discussion … Continue reading I didn’t think my “way out” question would generate much response

A short ride on Opening Day

August 17, 2009 – opening day for the Canada Line.  Unfortunately for me, it was on Monday.  Fortunately for TransLink, they planned it on a Monday.  The line ups were crazy even for a Monday.  Imagine if they did the fare free day on the weekend.  I don’t remember the Millennium Line’s fare-free day being so busy. I couldn’t get off work until 5pm.  My … Continue reading A short ride on Opening Day

Fraser River bridge for cyclists and pedestrians opens Friday

Fraser River bridge for cyclists and pedestrians opens Friday >> Vancouver Sun. Cyclists and pedestrians will get an early shot at the Canada Line, although not the trains.  The new North Arm Bridge with it’s attached new pedestrian/cyclist portion is set to open Friday, August 14, 2009.  I wish this bridge was open back in May when I was in Richmond.  Taking the Knight St. … Continue reading Fraser River bridge for cyclists and pedestrians opens Friday

Hot off the presses – Canada Line to open Mon. Aug. 17/09

Canada Line PSA – News720.pdf (application/pdf Object). Just as I finished my blog post this morning about Oakridge Station’s open house in June, here comes the long awaited announcement.  The Canada Line will be free from 1 to 9pm on Monday, August 17, 2009.  It looks like they are expecting long line ups.  Too bad I have to work that day. Regular paid service begins … Continue reading Hot off the presses – Canada Line to open Mon. Aug. 17/09

The very late Oakridge Station open house post

Haha…I am over a month behind on my post here.  I’ve been sitting on tons of photos.  The summer gives a lot of opportunity to take pictures, but it’s a pain to sort, organize, and post-process them.  Plus, the recent heat wave didn’t help because I did not want to sit in front of my computer trying to work through a blog post. It wasn’t … Continue reading The very late Oakridge Station open house post

Miss 604 gets Canada Line preview

Canada Line Tour » Vancouver Blog Miss 604 by Rebecca Bollwitt. The “Queen” of Vancouver blogging got a special last Friday and got to ride the Canada Line from end to end.  She has some great photos on her page and her Flickr. Also, the nicest part is the video.  Great quality as you watch the train roll into the station and watch the train … Continue reading Miss 604 gets Canada Line preview

Canada Line preview – time lapse video

I’m surprised I didn’t come across this video earlier.  The video is from May 2009 and is a time-lapse (albeit in reverse) of a run along the Canada Line from Waterfront Station all the way to the airport.   The video actually stops short of YVR station, which is a shame.  However, it gives you an idea of how the line will feel like if you … Continue reading Canada Line preview – time lapse video