Ride the whole Canada Line in 10 minutes: CityCaucus.com exclusive video
Today is the day to celebrate the opening of the Canada Line, the most important addition to Metro Vancouver's transportation infrastructure in years. This afternoon thousands will descend upon the system for their first look, and a free ride on the new Richmond-Vancouver subway route. I expect that it will be as for riders as it was for me on Friday, when I shot this exclusive CityCaucus.com video.
In our ten-minute video you get a ride on the entire Canada Line route, and get a look at all the stations, from Waterfront to YVR & to Brighouse/Richmond City Hall. You also learn interesting details about the line courtesy of the SNC Lavelin staffer joining me for the ride.
The debate will continue as to whether it was worth the risk and the cost, and whether the lack of any real plan to increase density on the majority of the line will hinder its chances for success. For now, let's just be thankful that the disruption of the construction is over, and that we have a great new system to move people across our city.
Thanks very much to staff at SNC Lavelin and InTransitBC for allowing CityCaucus.com to have this exclusive early look at the Canada Line.