B.C.’s minister responsible for Translink is backing the transit authority’s response to this week’s debacle on Skytrain.
Speaking at an event in downtown Vancouver, Peter Fassbender says he understands it was a long time to get trains back on track between Waterfront and Commercial Broadway after people were left waiting for eight hours.
“Was it too long or too short? I think the bottom line is they did everything they could. They got it back up and running, and you know, if anyone can guarantee that technology will never break down or won’t have problems, I think they’re living in a dream world.”
The stall was later blamed on a dislodged rail that struck a collector shoe.
Translink has apologized, but is refusing to refund commuters.