Victoria residents had a lot to say about the letter sent by the 13 mayors in the Capital Regional District to Premier John Horgan and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena urging immediate action to get the train running again between Langford and Victoria.
Many people spoke up in support of the trains running again; others wanted to know how the passengers would get to downtown Victoria now that the tracks no longer go over Johnson Street Bridge.
Would be great to have this !! but really they have to find a easy way to move people from the train drop off in Vic to where they work … most people won’t walk
— sean williams (@therealnewf13) February 6, 2019
Finally – the obvious solution to the traffic issues is commuter rail, just like every other city that successfully solves the problem with more transit, not more roads. YES to trains.
— Michael (@OmanReagan) February 6, 2019
One questioned the mayors pushing the E&N rail when the Victoria Transit Commission made completing the bus lanes their top priority.
Victoria Transit Commission made completing the bus lanes their top priority, but strangely mayors made E&N the headline? I would focus on "Let's complete the bus lanes, and let's get people moving in the CRD" Letter at https://t.co/AQrD5jqFyJ #yyjtransit #yyjpoli
— Eric Doherty (@Eric_Doherty) February 7, 2019
In the letter, the mayors did ask for the February budget to include the completion of bus rapid transit lanes to the West Shore.
Another topic brought up was whether approval for the project had been received from local First Nations.
Other people preferred to use GIFs to share their feelings about the train service.
— The Island IT (@TheIslandIT) February 6, 2019