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Old 06-09-2015, 05:12 PM   #1
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2015-06-09 -- Systemwide SkyTrain failure from Royal Oak to Waterfront stations

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There is a systemwide failure on the SkyTrain system this evening rush hour resulting in no train service between Royal Oak and Waterfront stations.

According to TransLink, a technical issue is causing the disruption. Trains are still running between Edmonds and King George and on the Millennium Line from Columbia Station to VCC-Clark.
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Feels like it's becoming a monthly occurrence now for the Skytrain to breakdown.
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You know, that was really the first thing I thought of when I saw the news -- whether the Translink tax would change anything at all. Unfortunately, I still remain unconvinced that the imbeciles at Translink could make effective use of the public funds to get any meaningful improvements done.

Proponents of the Translink tax would certainly use these incidents as further proof that the tax should have been passed though.
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TRANSLINK: Just want to give everyone an idea of what would occur on a much more regular basis if you don't give us the 0.5% sales tax (which we would then raise to 1.0%, 1.5%, and so forth)
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Not trying to be a conspiracy nut here but it almost looks like all this skytrain outages is just some sort of ploy to convince the naysayers that Translink needs that .05% tax to fix all this.

Or rather Translink showing people that this is what is going to happen more often if they lose the plebiscite.
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Man driving from DT to Metro along kingsway was crazy seeing all those people lined up at bus stops. I'd imagine a bus would get full with just one stop.

SMH at translink
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Then they can gouge people every time skytrain shuts down.
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Translink is a joke of a corporation. But I don't know what's worse: Translink's complete and utter inability to do anything right at literally every level of the corporation, or the unbelievably naive people who voted YES to give Translink even more money to play with when it can't even manage to do anything with the current exorbitant amount of money they have.

Please for the love of god vote NO people
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^ funny you say this, but if my guess is correct, VancityBuzz are usually the first to put up a small article with a photo before proper news outlets

regardless. conspiracies eh.. haha

whatever... no one knows if Translink will actually go through with all said projects... nor does any one know how it will be phased out. You can put everything onto a nice fancy picture for the public, but all I want to know is who is gonna manage and organize the shitshow that is translink.
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Then they can gouge people every time skytrain shuts down.
Having used Uber in other cities and countries, I love the system. If there were more drivers, then the prices wouldn't be gauged unless there was a HUGE spike in demand. Yeah sure, if public transit goes down that'd be a reason. But that's supply and demand for you. The rest of the time it's a great deal and way cheaper than cabs in my experience. Friendlier service and sometimes nicer cars. And that's on top of how stupidly hard it is to get a cab in vancouver/richmond (you almost always have to call in advance).
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Ever if they bring it.. Uber will charge 4x at much at time like this.. because of "Surge pricing"

TTC had a problem last week and people were bitching about Uber.

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Not trying to be a conspiracy nut here but it almost looks like all this skytrain outages is just some sort of ploy to convince the naysayers that Translink needs that .05% tax to fix all this.

Or rather Translink showing people that this is what is going to happen more often if they lose the plebiscite.
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how translink will ask for more money to "improve" service..
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Pretty sure this summer's load on transit isn't going to help skytrain. They said the back end runs on something like O/S2?!
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Bahahaha... Skytrain outage is news? Isn't this like a Holiday? You'd have one at least every month?

Seriously though, Skytrain's outage happens way too often for an infrastructure of this scale. I can't remember the last time Taipei's subway system was out of service and I take it everyday. In contrast, when I used to work downtown, I would take skytrain every so often when I don't feel like battling through the morning traffic and I lived right next to the station. Even it was a rare occurrence that I take Skytrain, I was stuck at least 5 times during the 3yrs I worked there. I either have a shitty luck or Skytrain just hate me.
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