It’s a question that Myron Claridge asks:
If the most recent blog in Rails for the Valley is correct,Vancouver City is about to spend $400, 000 to scrap the above line which the city spent $18 million to buy and renovate. If true, it would be a backward step for the city and advocates of a practical streetcar service on that line connecting Telus Science World and Granville Island and the future connections to Stanley Park. ….Are there no companies like Telus, Pattison, Fortis, etc prepared to step forward and in a non-political way prevent not only this from happening but assisting in its rebuilding and extension? Surrey just invested in $1 million worth of rail extensions with help from corporate partners – Southern Railway of BC, BC Hydro, RDM Enterprises, RNR Railworks for its Cloverdale Interurban system bypass. ….One does not want to believe that this is a political move to line up the Arbutus line and the False Creek line as a bikeway. Nothing wrong with that as part of a transit line as well but $400,000? If I remember properly, there was an argument that they did not want to spend $100,000 to renovate one of the BCER Interurbans.