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Rapid Transit opens in Richmond Today! (Canada Line)

Blog by Jody Copple | August 17th, 2009

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The new Canada Line opens to the public today! 

This is a huge advance for Richmond and can only impact property values positivley!  It is now a lot more realistic for many living in Richmond to leave the car at home to attend special events in the city or for daily communiting to Post-Secondary or work.  It will also encourage people living in surronding areas who depend on rapid transit to now consider Richmond Home.   

It will also be interesting to see if and how traffic patterns change now that this resource is available to us, especially at peak community times.

Canada Line schedule:

-Waterfront to YVR-Airport: runs daily from 4:50 a.m. to 1:05 a.m.

-Waterfront to Richmond-Brighouse: runs daily from 5:32 a.m. to 1:15 a.m.

-YVR-Airport to Waterfront: runs daily from 5:10 a.m. to 12:57 a.m.

-Richmond-Brighouse to Waterfront: runs daily from 5:05 a.m. to 12:48 a.m.

-Trains arrive every four minutes during peak times, every six minutes during non-peak times and every 10 minutes after 11 p.m.

More infomation here:

Translink:  http://www.translink.ca/en/Rider-Info/Canada-Line.aspx

Richmond Review:  http://www.bclocalnews.com/richmond_southdelta/richmondreview/news/53256707.html

Richmond News:  http://www2.canada.com/richmondnews/news/story.html?id=40bf693d-164d-40c4-b709-16b369d70061