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TransLink test a success: Official

TransLink has a better understanding of what it can expect during theOlympics after the Sun Run, which it’s calling a “successful dry run”ahead of the Games.

TransLink has a better understanding of what it can expect during the Olympics after the Sun Run, which it’s calling a “successful dry run” ahead of the Games.

Tom Prendergast, CEO of TransLink, said commuters can be reassured that transportation will run smoothly after seeing how well staff handled the “steady flow of Sun Run participants” at Stadium Station on Sunday.

Of the more than 50,000 people who took part in the Sun Run, 16,000 came by SkyTrain, Prendergast said.

West Coast Express ran one train each way to accommodate the crowds —carrying almost 900 people into Vancouver — and Coast Mountain and West Vancouver buses were re-routed to help keep the Sun Run streets clear.

“I’m impressed with the way our staff worked through their break times to make sure crowds were managed effectively,” Prendergast added. “So people can expect the same customer service next year, when the Olympics come around.”

Big crowds

• Around 12,000 people take the SkyTrain to GM Place when Canucks games are sold out.

 
 
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