Zipping around over 68km of track weaving in and out of Vancouver, BC’s core at up to 90km/h, the SkyTrain light rapid transit system was my transport lifeblood for many years.
In 2009, as part of the city’s preparation for holding the 2010 Winter Olympics, the “Canada Line” was constructed and opened (15 weeks ahead of schedule thank you very much). Along with the new line came a number of underground sections which hurtled passengers from station to station at speed, up and down gentle gradients and around long sweeping bends.
Given that the Skytrain cars are remotely operated, passengers are given the unique opportunity of being able to sit in the “driver’s seat” if quick enough to grab the front seat for themselves. One cold, wet winter’s day I did just that. Just to see what would happen, I propped my camera on the front ledge and fired off a few 2 second exposures.
The result? WARP SPEEEEEEEEEED!