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Vancouver mayor on Skytrain chaos: 'We can't have it happen again'

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson says he would like to see mayors in the region have more say in the way the public transit system is run after Skytrain was… 432 more words


No SkyTrain for you! Frustrated commuters vent on Twitter

It’s a rough week to be the people behind the curtain at TransLink’s Twitter account.

For the third time week, SkyTrain passengers on the Millennium and Expo lines found themselves sardined in crowded cars as announcements came over the public address system warning of morning delays heading into downtown Vancouver. 256 more words


Delays on SkyTrain between Commercial and Waterfront

VANCOUVER – Translink says SkyTrain delays between Commercial-Broadway and Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver Wednesday morning resulted from a switch problem at Waterfront.

At about 6:45 a.m., trains were stopped for about seven minutes. 116 more words


Getting off the Food Truck to Talk about Transit

We need to have a chat, folks.

The political rhetoric around the Skytrain shutdown yesterday is predictable. Every hack with an axe to grind is scrapping for his or her second on the soapbox. 205 more words


03|05|12 - The day when a bus journey was £1? Yes, I remember it well

So Translink’s fares have increased again – just what we need in this time of financial downturn, when we’ve just fallen into a double dip recession. 1,164 more words


Union representing suspended Skytrain worker says punishment inappropriate; issues flagged previously

WATCH: TransLink’s Chief Operating Officer Doug Kelsey answers questions about  Monday’s system-wide shutdown at a press conference

VANCOUVER – Translink says it was human error that led to Monday’s SkyTrain shut down, causing about five hours of commuter chaos. 416 more words


Human error to blame for SkyTrain shutdown

Human error is to blame for Monday’s SkyTrain shutdown, according to TransLink.

Both the Millenium and Expo SkyTrain lines were down for approximately five hours on Monday because an electrician installing a circuit breaker for the under-construction Evergreen Line accidentally tripped the main breaker feeding critical systems at SkyTrain’s operations centre, the transit authority has learned. 291 more words