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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Seattle & Vancouver Open New Urban Rail Lines

Sound Transit in Seattle, Washington has announced its first light rail transit line. "Central Link" opened July 18, 2009 from downtown Seattle to Tukwila" (source on link). One month later, Vancouver, British Columbia has innaugurated its third rapid transit line, The Canada Line, three months ahead of schedule. "SkyTrain's newest line opened August 17, 2009 and brings rapid rail service to Metro Vancouver's busiest north-south corridor, linking Downtown to Richmond and Vancouver International Airport (YVR)" (source on link). The operating authority in the Greater Vancouver Area is called TransLink, and the Canada Line was built to service the 2010 Winter Olympics. Above Map = Central Link, Below = Canada Line.

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