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Canada Line system performance test starts Monday June 21

Canada Line system performance test starts Monday June 21

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

Expect slightly faster Canada Line train times for about two weeks, starting Monday June 21: PROTRANS BC will be doing a system performance test for fifteen days.

Here’s the release they put out today:

Starting Monday, June 21, 2010, the Canada Line will initiate a 15-day System Test in preparation of higher frequency of train service, which is scheduled to come into effect after the second year of operation. The Canada Line will remain in revenue service and welcome its passengers’ patronage while conducting this test.

During this test period, the train headway during Peak Service periods will be reduced from the current 3 minutes 45 seconds to 3 minutes 10 seconds along the main branch of the Line between Waterfront Station and Bridgeport Station, and from 7 minutes 30 seconds to 6 minutes 20 seconds on the Bridgeport
to YVR-Airport and Bridgeport to Richmond-Brighouse spurs. Dwell times (the time that trains are stopped) in each station will be slightly extended as a result of the increase train frequency.

Peak Service periods are Weekdays between 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., Saturdays between 9 a.m and 6 p.m., and Sundays, as well as statutory holidays, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

All Canada Line stations will remain available and accessible during regular revenue service hours, and train service during non-peak periods will remain unchanged. Headways and dwell times at stations will revert back to the current levels after the completion of the System Performance Test.