After building, shipping and extensive safety testing, our shiny new Mark III SkyTrains are ready to enter service!
These beauties are fully articulated (you can walk from one end of the train to the other), have more room for standing passengers, wheelchairs, bikes, strollers and riders with luggage, are more environmentally efficient and so much more!
If you want to see more of the new trains, come on out to our Mark III public open house this Thursday – from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
While our Mark III VIP contest winners will have some extra fun, everyone is invited to see the stationary train on the inbound platform at Waterfront Station before it heads into service.
Remember! This event takes place on the SkyTrain platform so, if you plan to attend, you will need to have proof of valid fare while in the Fare Paid Zone.
Mark III VIP contest
We had 83 entries from riders of all ages with everything from songs to poems, drawings to heartfelt transit stories.
Take a look at just a few of our fantastic winning entries:
Bruce not only rocks a banjo but also met his SO on SkyTrain!
Anat is celebrating 13 years in Canada with a poem about her first ride!
Thirteen years ago that day,
Stepping off of a plane,
Keeping my fears at bay,
Was the knowledge of so much to gain.
Such beauty lay before me,
I scarcely believed,
New memories were forming,
My dreams I have achieved.
That first Skytrain ride,
I will never forget,
It beat back the fear tide,
I stayed here, without regret.
Nine-year-old Kalen tells us all about SkyTrain – and can recite all stations in order!
Alejandro Mejía Greene created this awesome transit-inspired Mark III logo!
Life is full of moments…
Moments are snapshots…
That move from one place to another…
Be sure to check out contests coming up for I Love Transit 2016!
The Mark III and I hope to see you on Thursday!
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Author: Adrienne Coling