August 19, 2016

Vancouver launches SkyTrain Mark III fleet

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A new generation of rolling stock entered passenger service on Vancouver’s SkyTrain driverless light metro network on the morning of August 18, when Mr Kevin Desmond, CEO of transport authority TransLink and British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC) president and general manager Mrs Vivienne King welcomed passengers on board the first Mark III train at Waterfront station.

Translink placed a $C 90.7m ($US 706m) order with Bombardier in December 2012 for seven four-car Innovia 300 trains to expand fleet capacity in readiness for the opening of the 11km Evergreen Line from Lougheed Town Centre to Port Moody and Coquitlam later this year.

The aluminium-bodied articulated trains are equipped with full-width gangways and each car accommodates up to 134 passengers at 4 passengers/m2.

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