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TransLink's Canada SkyTrain on track to surpass ridership forecasts


TransLink’s Canada SkyTrain Line will mark its first year of service on Aug. 17 and ridership already is exceeding original projections.

Average weekday ridership exceeded 104,000 for three months in a row, with an average of 104,682 weekday trips in May, 106,320 trips in June and 107,198 trips in July. Daily averages for all seven days a week were 94,223; 97,969; and 99,210 respectively.

Original ridership projections forecast that the line would reach an average of 100,000 trips per day by 2013. If the ridership trend continues, the agency will beat the targets set when the line was approved and the annual breakeven point will be reached earlier than 2025, as originally projected, TransLink Chief Executive Officer Ian Jarvis said in a prepared statement.

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