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A Canada Line train!

A Canada Line train!

Are you one of our 200 million Canada Line riders? We want to hear from you!

The five-year-old Canada Line just hit another big milestone – 200 million passengers! Do you have a Canada Line story you’d like to share? Please post it below!

We’re also seeking some Canada Line riders to attend a one-hour celebratory event in downtown Vancouver later this month to be recognized along with politicians, senior business leaders, and other stakeholders also attending.

If you ride Canada Line for work, school or travel, then tell us your name/contact info, how often you use it,  how important the line is to you and any other unique information by emailing thebuzzer@translink.ca. We’ll have some fun TransLink swag to give to those selected to join the celebration! Email Submission deadline is: Nov. 14th, 2014.

Some of swag we have in our transit ticket trunk to give away!

Some of the swag we have in our transit ticket trunk to give away!

 

Rated the most on-time, reliable, frequent and clean service on the SkyTrain system, the Canada Line has consistently received high satisfaction ratings from our customers, achieving 8.7 out of 10, according to a 2014 Ipsos Poll.

Author: Allen Tung


8 Comments

  • By Ken, November 9, 2014 @ 7:41 am

    Kind of off topic, but I am actually surprised to hear Canada Line was rated for clean service. Canada Line train smells like wet dogs in the winter and smells like mens changing room in a gym during the summer.

    I don’t know if there is no ventilation system for Canada Line rolling stocks, but Expo/Millennium trains do not get as smelly as Canada Line.

  • By ???, November 9, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    Canada Line air conditioning is great in the tunnel. Outside of the tunnel? It’s useless.

    No complaints about CLine odours, but wish there was more escalators (aging population) and less nickel in the chrome bars that gives some users allergies.

  • By Joe, November 9, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

    Canada Line seriously needs more seating on each platform. 2 seats per platform? Who thought that was a good idea? I see old people fighting each other over who gets the seat cause there aren’t any. Same issue the Millenium Line has, where people sit on the ground cause there’s nowhere else to sit.

  • By mor, November 9, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

    More poles and straps on aisle.

    The tunnel between Olympic Village and Yaletown seldom have sewer-like smell. From time to time, Can Line trains in DT have smelly air blowing from AC, though the smell is not as bad as other cities with older subway systems.

  • By Jacky, November 10, 2014 @ 11:38 pm

    C-Line is great; however, speed can be increased as trains in other cities travel at a much higher speed

  • By Mike, November 11, 2014 @ 11:19 am

    While it might be a technical limitation based on the C-line technology, I agree it would be great to see if something could be done to increase train speeds during longer stretches on the c-line. It seems to travel much slower along straight segments than the e and m-line.

  • By Linc, November 14, 2014 @ 9:40 am

    Ken, the smells must come from you. I never notice the smells you claim are on the Canada Line. I ride at various times of the day due to my work schedule, and have never noticed them.

  • By Linc, November 14, 2014 @ 9:43 am

    As there is room for at least 30 extra seats on each platform, I fully agree that more seats be installed for people waiting for the train.

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