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Share your Canada Line opening day or first-ride stories here!

Share your Canada Line opening day or first-ride stories here!

A Canada Line train on the North Arm Bridge!
A Canada Line train on the North Arm Bridge!

The Canada Line opens today with free rides from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., and this post is for you to share your opening day stories!

Feel free to put your writeups in the comments below. To share a link to a blog post elsewhere, put your link in the URL field of the comment box — comments with URLs in the message body get tagged as spam and won’t show up until I release them.

If you have photos or video to share, see this post for where to put them. Tweet with the #canadaline hashtag today, btw!

And again, see this post for the full entertainment schedule for today.

Feel free to share your first Canada Line ride experiences in this thread too, even if you didn’t ride on opening day!

Plus here is a roundup of stories I’ve found at other blogs – Regarding Place, the Vancouver LiveJournal community, Kim Werker, Stephen Rees, the Transport Politic, John Chow, YVRConnections, Writergal.

Discussions about the Line are happening over at the Urban Toronto discussion boards: here’s one about art and architecture in stations, one announcing our Line’s opening, and the tail end of another discussion with references to the Canada Line.

And don’t forget the longstanding Canada Line discussion at Skyscraper Page, from our local planning and transportation enthusiasts.

Edit: Here’s the Buzzer’s posts from the Canada Line opening: