Skytrain

Ex-Ontario Transit Head To Review SkyTrain Shutdowns

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An independent review of Metro Vancouver's rapid-transit system begins on Tuesday and follows two recent shutdowns that crippled trains an...

Electrician's Accident Caused SkyTrain Shutdown: TransLink

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The union representing SkyTrain workers is questioning the blame being cast on one of its suspended members following a five-hour service ...

SkyTrain Shutdown Was Human Error: TransLink

CBC | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TransLink is blaming Monday's shutdown of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain system on an electrician who accidentally tripped a critical breaker while workin...

SkyTrain Shuts Down AGAIN

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

For the second time in a week, Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain system completely shut down trains on the Expo and Millennium lines, again angering frustrat...

Woman Pushed Towards Moving SkyTrain

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A woman was nearly pushed into the path of a moving SkyTrain at Commercial and Broadway station in Vancouver. The young woman was standing on the w...

How NOT To Take A SkyTrain Shortcut

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An impatient Vancouver commuter was arrested after trying to take a SkyTrain shortcut — by walking along the tracks. The man's actions delayed Mo...

SkyTrain Staff Vote Overwhelmingly In Favour Of Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Union members employed on two of the Vancouver area's three rapid transit lines have voted overwhelmingly to strike.Roughly 530 members of...

North Van Mayor Proposes Way Out Of Transit Rreferendum Quagmire

Eric Doherty | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Eric Doherty

One innovative plan that has been considered for about a decade, but has never been funded, is a system commonly used in Europe called "headway operations." This means buses depart at regular intervals keeping the headway (time between buses) even and avoiding bunching, instead of trying vainly to stay on a fixed schedule in widely varying conditions. This is how most rapid transit systems including SkyTrain operate.

Foreign Students May Be This Man's Target

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A suspect wanted in the sexual assault of a Japanese woman may be preying on foreign exchange students, said Transit Police in Metro Vancouver. The...

SKYTRAIN PANDEMONIUM

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Pandemonium erupted at a series of SkyTrain stations this morning after an issue between Main and Broadway stations forced a system hold. This was ...

TransLink: A Rat's Nest Of Redundancy

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Giving TransLink more tax dollars is like giving a pyromaniac a fresh box of matches. Both will eventually run out and keep coming back for more -- unless they change their ways. TransLink's executive vice-president Bob Paddon, he of the $307,857 annual pay, claims his operation is an "efficient and well-run organization." The facts prove otherwise. TransLink is a rat's nest of redundancy and waste.

Why The SkyTrain Is Making You Late

CBC | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Thousands of SkyTrain commuters were delayed for the second time this month because of a broken switch at New Westminster's Columbia Station. TransL...

No More Free Rides For Police

CBC | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

TransLink is scrapping a program that provides free transit for police, fire and rescue personnel on B.C.'s south coast. The change, which...

Teen Girls Charged In SkyTrain Stabbings

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A teenage girl has been charged with 11 counts in relation to a violent stabbing rampage on the SkyTrain in Greater Vancouver. The 15-year-old is a...

SkyTrain Steak Knife Rampage

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Two teenage girls, who were banned from transit, are in custody after an alleged stabbing rampage that spanned three SkyTrain stations in the Greater ...

SkyTrain Stabbing Suspect Charged

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - A 17-year-old female has been arrested and charged in connection with a stabbing on a SkyTrain platform in Surrey, B.C.Transit Police s...

Are Strollers On Public Transit A Nuisance?

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

Not only are buses not designed for strollers (especially folded up), our culture is not designed for it either. People on buses and the Skytrain are not very friendly. They don't appreciate anyone who is not fully compact with those annoying backpacks and totally tuned out on their iPods. Anyone with wheelchairs, bikes, packages or babies are considered an infringement on their right to travel without acknowledging those around them.

B.C. Taxpayers Feel Pain of Politicians Going Green

Jordan Bateman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Regional politicians seem more concerned than ever with looking green — all while sucking more green out of taxpayers' pockets. Whether it is the $783 million sewage treatment plant in Greater Victoria, the $450 million waste incinerator in Metro Vancouver or the $3 billion subway line to Vancouver's University of British Columbia campus, these projects are nowhere near as environmentally green as politicians claim them to be.

SkyTrain Bomb Scare Possibly A Prank

CBC | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

An explosives expert suspects the apparent pipe bomb left on SkyTrain tracks near Scott Road in Surrey, B.C., might have been a prank, but police are ...

Another SkyTrain Bomb Threat

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Transit Police were dispatched to the New Westminster SkyTrain Station Monday night to investigate the third bomb scare on the transit system since Fr...

2 Bomb Scares Hit SkyTrain

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE: Nov. 3, 2012: Investigators confirmed Friday night that the second suspicious package was not an explosive device. A second possible explos...