Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson clearly not happy with the second shutdown yesterday in a week of the Skytrain System.
Robertson is calling for an independent investigation into both skytrain outages in the past week….
“I’m going to be going to the Translink mayor’s council this week and looking for mayor’s council support of an independent investigation that we put that forward to the Translink Board and Provincial Government, there needs to be as there has been in many other parts of the world when these situations arise, an independent investigation to understand how this happened.”
Robertson also says the health and safety of commuters who were walking along the elevated guide ways was at risk yesterday and he’s not happy either with the lack of communication by Translink.
But Translink COO Doug Kelsey says But that’s not needed.
“…we don’t need an independent body to tell us what the problem is; we know it was human error, and so those are things we embed into our learnings.”
He says most big systems around the world see breakdowns like the one we had yesterday.