Vancouver has Launched New Light Rail Line for Winter Olympics Sites

Vancouver has Launched New Light Rail Line for Winter Olympics Sites
January 24, 2010 9:05 am

The Canadian city of Vancouver has launched a new light rail line serving the Winter Olympics sites, which will provide 60 days of free service until mid-March.

The 1.8km line connects Granville Island and the new Canada Line Olympic Village Station at West 2nd Avenue and Cambie Street. The line will provide a trip time of six minutes, with the service running every six to ten minutes, operating 18 hours a day and seven days a week.

The line is using two Bombardier Flexity streetcars, also North America’s first 100% low-floor streetcars, which Bombardier loaned from Belgium’s Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles.

The company will operate the vehicles as the co-sponsor of the line with the city of Vancouver, which has spent $8.5m on upgrading the old rail line. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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