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New lights planned for Canada Line stations

Many lightbulbs are out at the Richmond-Brighouse Canada Line station, as photos taken last week show.   -
Many lightbulbs are out at the Richmond-Brighouse Canada Line station, as photos taken last week show.
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It appears there is light at the end of the tunnel for Canada Line riders in Richmond.

In some stations such as Richmond-Brighouse, few of the original lights are functioning, prompting maintenance workers to string up temporary lamps in some areas.

Protrans BC, the private operator of the Canada Line responsible for maintenance of the stations, responded to The Richmond Review Wednesday following a story on the five-year-old dimly lit stations. Lee Cockrill, director of operations for Protrans BC Operations Ltd., said in an e-mail Protrans is investigating the "degraded lighting at some of the Richmond Canada Line stations."

"In the interim, some temporary lighting has been installed in the stations identified. We are also in the process of implementing improvements to the maintenance of lighting in the higher areas within the stations. Due to this, the re-lamping of these areas is planned to commence in approximately two weeks."

Protrans is a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin subcontracted by InTransit BC to operate and maintain the Canada Line. InTransit BC has an agreement with TransLink to own and operate the rapid transit line for 35 years under a public-private partnership used to build it.

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