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Vancouver to improve streetcar system before 2010 Olympics

The Vancouver City Council recently approved an $8.5 million project to replace tracks between Granville Island and a future Olympic Village (2nd Avenue) Canada Line Station. The project will enable the Downtown Historic Railway (DHR) to continue operating streetcar service along the corridor.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Granville Island will help fund the construction of a new station at the entrance to Granville Island.

In addition, the city is seeking funding opportunities for a  modern downtown streetcar demonstration project, which would be built in time for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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