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Transit Line Usage

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Translink usage diagram

This diagram was created by Mark Pope who posted it to the Facebook group Expo Line Memes for TransLink Oriented Teens (ELMTOT). He has given me permission to use it here and he has also provided links to the original data and his spreadsheet.

This is a very good way to understand how the transit system works, and changes one’s perception of the relative importance of the lines. I think the thing that surprised me the most was the difference between the 99 B-Line and the Millennium Line – and also how ridership quickly tapers off on the west side of Vancouver.

West Coast Express is not shown but had 2.3 million boardings in 2017 compared to 105m on the combined Expo and Millennium Lines.

I am not going to close comments, but I think it would be a good idea, if there are any questions, to ask them on the Facebook group rather than here.

Written by Stephen Rees

March 23, 2019 at 12:25 pm

Posted in Transportation

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