Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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.