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SkyTrain 25th anniversary interview on CBC

CBC did an interview for SkyTrain's 25th with Ian Graham, operations manager for SkyTrain's Expo/Millennium Line, and Kyla Daman-Willems, marketing supervisor for West Coast Express!

In case you didn’t catch it, CBC’s Early Edition did an interview last Friday, December 10, 2010 with Ian Graham, operations manager for SkyTrain, and Kyla Daman-Willems, former SkyTrain attendant and current marketing and customer service supervisor for West Coast Express! All in honour of SkyTrain’s 25th anniversary in 2010/2011.

Check it out at CBC’s Early Edition page—click the Friday stream and listen in at about 1 hour.

Among the interesting tidbits revealed, which some of you may know well: the original fleet of MK I SkyTrain vehicles had carpet; Grace McCarthy, the minister in charge of BC Transit at the time, had a hand in the red, white and blue interior colour scheme; and the uniform for female field staff once included a long skirt, a red cape and pumps!

(You can catch a glimpse of the old uniforms and interiors in this old SkyTrain riders’ pamphlet :)

You may also remember Ian Graham as the narrator of the story of the SkyTrain chime, too!


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