All 13 mayors within the CRD are asking the province to commit funding in the February budget for the section of the E&N rail line between Langford and Victoria as well as for completion of Bus Rapid Transit lanes to the West Shore. (City of Victoria)

Readers respond to rail request by 13 mayors

Joint letter spurs discussion amongst Black Press readers

Victoria residents had a lot to say about the letter sent by the 13 mayors in the Capital Regional District to Premier John Horgan and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena urging immediate action to get the train running again between Langford and Victoria.

RELATED: All 13 CRD mayors call for province to fund E&N rail segment

Many people spoke up in support of the trains running again; others wanted to know how the passengers would get to downtown Victoria now that the tracks no longer go over Johnson Street Bridge.

One questioned the mayors pushing the E&N rail when the Victoria Transit Commission made completing the bus lanes their top priority.

In the letter, the mayors did ask for the February budget to include the completion of bus rapid transit lanes to the West Shore.

Another topic brought up was whether approval for the project had been received from local First Nations.

Other people preferred to use GIFs to share their feelings about the train service.

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Sooke’s First Nations have Iroquois links

References to the proud Iroquois race tend to make one think of… Continue reading

Famed Syrian artist displays paintings created while living in refugee camps

Farid Abdulbaki’s ‘Between Two Worlds’ exhibit will be displayed May 24-26 in Victoria

Mighty Garage Sale offers boost to Metchosin groups

Metchosin Community Association holds annual sale on May 25 and 26

Mad Hatter’s Ball offers laughs in support of Boys and Girls Club

Annual fundraising event features improv performances at McPherson Playhouse May 24

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

Most Read