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The last of our 48 new SkyTrain cars has arrived!

The last of our 48 new SkyTrain cars has arrived!

Car 348! The other half is car 347. This is the last car to arrive in our order of 48 new SkyTrain cars from Bombardier.
Car 348! The other half is car 347. This is the last car to arrive in our order of 48 new SkyTrain cars from Bombardier.

Yay: the last of our 48 new SkyTrain cars arrived in Vancouver recently!

Our new SkyTrain interiors were on the cover of Railway Interiors magazine!
Our new SkyTrain interiors were on the cover of a railway interiors magazine!

A small ceremony was held at VCC-Clark today to mark this milestone by the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (that’s the company who runs Expo/Millennium Line and West Coast Express).

BCRTC CEO Doug Kelsey and Bombardier’s North America president Raymond Bachant said a few words, especially to thank our partners in the federal and provincial governments, and Bombardier presented a gift of a model version of the new SkyTrain car.

You’ve probably already enjoyed these cars out on the system, but the full complement will now boost capacity by 30% on the Expo and Millennium Lines. Just in time for the Olympics!

By the way, did you know the interiors were featured on the cover of Interiors Magazine, the official publication of the Railway Interiors International Expo? Why yes! You can even read the full Interiors article online—it actually provides a lot of insight into how the interiors were put together!

And here’s a few more photos from the event—including the model SkyTrain!

The model SkyTrain! It will be housed at the BCRTC operations and maintenance centre (like the real SkyTrains :)
The model SkyTrain! It will be housed at the BCRTC operations and maintenance centre (like the real SkyTrains :)
The platform was filled with the staff from SkyTrain.
The platform was filled with the staff from SkyTrain.
BCRTC CEO Doug Kelsey.
BCRTC CEO Doug Kelsey.
Bombardier North America CEO Raymond Bachant.
Bombardier North America CEO Raymond Bachant.
The model SkyTrain car, again!
The model SkyTrain car, again!

Note: The model SkyTrain isn’t at VCC-Clark — it was just there for the ceremony. I am pretty sure it is back at the BCRTC operations centre now.