Letters to the Editor

Extend SkyTrain hours

Re: “Thinking late-night transit? Think again,” April 18.

I was very concerned to read Deborah Edwards’ letter about being stranded outside of the 29th Avenue SkyTrain station after taking transit home from a late-night concert. Ms. Edwards’ experience speaks to the absolute inadequacy of some aspects of public transit in this region.

Anyone who uses public transit as their primary mode of transportation, either for financial, environmental, or other reasons, has very limited options late at night for getting around. On some routes, service ends completely at a certain point, like on SkyTrain, even when there may still be large numbers of people who need to get places; on others the service can become so infrequent that waiting for a bus becomes a serious safety issue.

I strongly believe that SkyTrain service, in particular, could easily be extended to run for longer hours to serve those people attending late-night events, working night shifts, or needing to get around for other reasons. There’s a great petition on Facebook to extend SkyTrain service that people should consider signing – it can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6666586191.

Stephanie Ryan

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Search for answers in South Surrey homicides continues
No trust in TransLink
Vanishing green
Y walk when you can raise money
Woman hit, man arrested for Surrey hit-and-run
Sleepy Surrey intruder arrested in North Vancouver
Farmers think migratory birds spreading avian influenza
Pattullo Bridge work may disrupt traffic for up to three years
Psych assessment ordered for South Surrey mother charged with murder

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.