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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Canada Line

On Monday afternoon Vancouverites were invited to ride the new $2 billion Canada Line for free in celebration of the rapid transit system's opening, which launched three months ahead of schedule.
And ride they did. It's estimated more than 80,000 people took advantage of the offer and the freebies offered along the routes between Vancouver, Richmond Centre and YVR. I rode the Canada Line without any special media status and chose the Oakridge station as a starting point. The new line itself was impressive. The passengers crowding it were not.


Malyss said...

We had the same thing when they opened the tramway line two years ago.The first day was free, and everyone wanted to try it.The crowd was awful and there were even people fighting to get a place...The days following the first day , the line will work the same way. So, it's not useful to confront the crowd to discover it.BTW, I like the mood of your picture,very urban.

PinkPanthress said...

Oh, I read about the new Canada Line.
But didn't know about the fact that it was finished 3 Months ahead of its original opening. Very impressive!!

Kim said...

What a cool photograph with the dramatic clouds behind. I love the stack of building and ramps and the 3 cars. A lot of rhythm in this shot.
I haven't been by in awhile and stopped in to catch up on posts. There are a lot of changes to your template since my last visit and I'm wondering what's with the "DONATE" button? Are people actually sending you funds in appreciation of the blog? Or is that a means for folks to donate in exchange for a print of your work?
Hope you are enjoying the end of summer!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great shot and what a nice new transit link. I love Vancouver and can't wait to get back there to try it out. I have signed up as a follower and look forward to more great photos.

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