Friday, June 26, 2009

Light Rail Everywhere

Maybe those people out East do know a thing or two… In a vote of 15-1, the Regional of Waterloo, Ontario approved a light rail line for the region of 478,121 people.
The initial proposal for a light-rail system had the first phase serving the main transportation corridor in Kitchener-Waterloo, using existing railway lines and on-street lanes to carry trains along 14 km of track to ten stations between Waterloo and Kitchener
The cost is $790 million or $56 million/km; dirt cheap compared to $233 million/km UBC SkyTrain!

So since Surrey and Langley have over 500,000 people, where is our light rail?

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