Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Driverless SkyTrain

To got to the various places around the Greater Vancouver area I use the "driverless" SkyTrain to get about quickly and then bus or electric trolley buses from there. The above photo is of Brentwood SkyTrain station on the Millenium Line in north Burnaby and the one below is of a train leaving the same station heading west toward VCC Clark station. These trains are driverless and our current computer technology makes this all possible. Otherwise the concept of overhead trains has been around for over a hundred years such as in Germany as an example.

Then above is a train entering Braid SkyTrain station on the Millenium Line. A trip from north Surrey to downtown Vancouver (Burrard station) takes roughly 30 to 40 minutes depending upon the time of day and how busy it is. I just thought you might like to see what the trains and the stations look like. - Volker

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