“At a length of nearly 19 km, the Canada Line will be an automated rapid transit rail service connecting Downtown Vancouver with central Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport — linking growing residential, business, health care, educational and other centres in the region — and adding transit capacity equivalent to 10 major road lanes. The Canada Line will connect with existing rapid transit lines at Waterfront Station and major east-west transit services, creating an enhanced transit network to serve the region in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The line is expected to carry 100,000 passengers per day at launch and 142,000 passengers by 2021. Travel times southbound from downtown Vancouver will be 25 minutes to Richmond Centre and 26 minutes to the airport terminus. Northbound, trains will leave Richmond City Centre and YVR every six minutes heading to Vancouver. The departures will be coordinated to allow for a train every three minutes on the main line in Vancouver.”

2 Responses to Metro Monday: Vancouver’s Canada Line

  1. Ralph says:

    The problem with Miami is that decisions take a gozillion years and let’s add another gozillion years for anything to get completed. Adding extra lanes to a couple of highways won’t do the trick. I can’t wait to see traffic congestions five years from now.


  2. Anonymous says:

    I nee 2 join the bar up in British Columbia and practice law there. The longer I stay in Miami, the more I realize how much the quality of life here really sucks. Vancouver is one of my favorite places. If it weren’t for the weather, I’d be there in an instant. Capetown may be a better alternative.


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