DOLORES KOGELHEIDE ON OLD ROUNDHOUSE FOR ISLAND CORRIDOR TRANSIT STATION: ‘There is room for parking… it’s the best place the station could be.’

PRICEY SECTION OF VIC WEST RAIL

ON NEW JOHNSON STREET BRIDGE

NOT WORTH THE MONEY

 

Re: One expensive piece of track (News, June 18)

 

I live on the corner of Russell Street and Esquimalt Road, where the train passes by my apartment just after 8 a.m. daily.

In the winter months it appears to be more than half empty as it goes past and in the summer the extra train is added on occasionally to accommodate tourists, most likely.

To build a multi-million dollar span for that unsightly, noisy, aging train to go that short distance over the waterway makes no sense at all.

I’ve witnessed it being towed in after breaking down many times.

Now if they were to build a quiet, new and modern transit rail as is used in France and other places in Europe, it might make some sense.

I don’t think the short walk across the bridge will deter many.

On the contrary, it’s a beautiful walk along the Songhees.

It makes much more sense to have the station on the Vic West side even if a new rail transit system is in place eventually.

There is the room for parking and I would think if the old roundhouse ever gets developed as is rumoured, it’s the best place the station could be.

Mayor Fortin and his staff need to give their heads a shake and ask the people of Victoria what they think.

I hope Roszan Holmen will write more articles like this one and keep on bringing these points to the people of Victoria.

 

Dolores Kogelheide

Victoria

 

CCC BLOG repost:

VICTORIA NEWS LETTERS

http://www.vicnews.com

Pricey section of rail not worth the money

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Page A11

CCC

 

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