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1/19/2017



Rail News: Passenger Rail

TransLink boosts SkyTrain service


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TransLink this week added more SkyTrain and SeaBus services as part of a 10-year transportation plan for metro Vancouver, British Columbia.

The added service is aimed at reducing wait times and crowding, TransLink officials said in a press release.

The agency has boosted by 11 percent peak-period capacity on SkyTrain's Canada Line. In addition, TransLink now provides extended weekday peak-hour service and increased mid-day and early evening service on weekends for SkyTrain's Expo and Millennium lines.

"With completion of the Evergreen Extension in December, and this week's launch of the first transit enhancements from the 10-Year Vision, Metro Vancouver is starting to see the long overdue transportation improvements that will get our region moving again," said TransLink Chief Executive Officer Kevin Desmond.

The service improvements will make space for 185,000 additional people on TransLink's system, Desmond added.

In late November 2016, TransLink's board and Mayors' Council approved the 2 billion Canadian dollar "10-Year Vision" for transportation improvements in the region.



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