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!