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TransLink reports that the West Coast Express has the capacity for more than 6,000 people a day, yet continues to only see an average of 4,400 daily riders. (The News)

The West Coast Express not on track for ridership recovery due to rise in remote workers

Train still seeing only 40% of its pre-pandemic ridership

 

Traffic backed up in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

PAINFUL TRUTH: We live at the mercy of the auto century

Everything has the cost of cars buried in it

 

A TransLink bus pulls up to the 203rd Street stop near Industrial Avenue. (Langley Advance Times files)

WEB POLL: Would you give up driving?

Reducing personal car trips is part of TransLink’s longterm strategy

  • Oct 13, 2022

 

A lobby is starting to expand West Coast Express train service. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge mayor candidate calls for more West Coast Express trains

Lobbying Translink for expansion of commuter train service

A lobby is starting to expand West Coast Express train service. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Subway trains line up in a TTC yard in Toronto on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Canada’s big-city mayors are calling on the federal government’s help to make up huge shortfalls in transit revenue that threaten to derail the nation’s transit systems. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Future of transit at stake, Canada’s big-city mayors say in plea for federal funds

Pandemic has wrought havoc on transit revenues, with people working from home and avoiding crowds

Subway trains line up in a TTC yard in Toronto on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Canada’s big-city mayors are calling on the federal government’s help to make up huge shortfalls in transit revenue that threaten to derail the nation’s transit systems. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Construction of the future LRT line is visible from the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.The high cost of Canadian light rail compared to our European counterparts is often chalked up to weather concerns and construction costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Why Canada gets less for more when it comes to building transit

Political meddling by government — by all parties — can cause a knock-on effect on the price tag of projects

Construction of the future LRT line is visible from the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.The high cost of Canadian light rail compared to our European counterparts is often chalked up to weather concerns and construction costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
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Poll says 88% of South Fraser adults want passenger trains between Surrey, Chilliwack

The poll was conducted by Research Co. on behalf of the South Fraser Community Rail Project

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Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Suspect accused of ‘abhorrent’ assaults at Surrey SkyTrain stations

Transit Police say assaults were on April 9, 14 and 17

Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
SkyTrain in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

‘Build it and they will come’: Canada’s public transit looks to rebound from COVID

There were fears transit agencies in Canada would have to make drastic service cuts

SkyTrain in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

TransLink CEO asks riders not to enforce mask rules after Surrey bus punch-up

A fight broke out on a bus at 96 Avenue and Scott Road involving a man who refused to wear a mask

A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Riders waiting to take the bus at the Haney Place Exchange in Maple Ridge are reminded of proper safety protocol. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)

TransLink taking measures to make public transit safer

Many Maple Ridge riders are happy with the company’s efforts so far

Riders waiting to take the bus at the Haney Place Exchange in Maple Ridge are reminded of proper safety protocol. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)
The RapidBus, which just started serving this community earlier this year, will be cut due to COVID-19. (The News files)

TransLink reductions hit community hard

Maple Ridge council wants residents to be vocal about transit cuts and what it means to local riders

  • Apr 22, 2020
The RapidBus, which just started serving this community earlier this year, will be cut due to COVID-19. (The News files)
FILE – Transit Police officers are in self-isolation after being coughed and spit at during an arrest on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)
FILE – Transit Police officers are in self-isolation after being coughed and spit at during an arrest on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)
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