Rail service must be done right

I am not against trails, I love riding my bike on trails, safer than the roads.

But there are a lot of short-sighted people. As towns and cities expand there is a need for alternate means of getting around.

Look at the UK, Europe and even Australia, how trains, buses and the underground all work together to move people effectively. We need to get people out of their cars.

There is a need for the proper infrastructure.

Yes the E&N never was run right with one train a day.

There is a need for many trains, or rapid transit, running in both directions between Nanaimo and Victoria, for now, at half-hour intervals.

Also a need for parking at the stations and connecting buses.

Yes, the cost will be high. If done right will help with road congestion and help the environment.

Just imagine how relaxed one would be taking a train to Victoria and not have to deal with the traffic in Nanaimo, Duncan and the Malahat to Victoria through the western communities.

Let’s get it done right and not a quick fix.

John Large

Deep Bay

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