Sunday, December 28, 2008

Public transit

When there is a heavy snowfall the advice always has been "Don't drive take public transit". Public transit, however, don't always come through. Take the current cold spell and snowfalls as an example. A faulty switch at the Columbia Station had disrupted services for days. Why can't they get it fixed? Or is it more than they let on? Also why can't they inform transit users better? More often than not words didn't come till the passengers almost arrived at the affected station.

How about some screens on the platforms informing passengers so they can take alternate routes before spending precious time on the train and needed to head back?


canadian.banana said...

On the evening of the 27th, I happened to be at the Braid station when the announcement came about Columbia having problems. Needless to say, it was a, major MAJOR hassle going home. It took longer than usual, and being in the freezing cold did not help.

Anonymous said...

Total agree with you. On the positive side is you got home without any major problem. Think of those living in areas without Skytrain.