Having one train per day running north in the morning and south in the evening isn’t going to attract many takers, says letter writer. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Only a comprehensive schedule will make train travel practical

Passenger train service won’t work if overnight stays required, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Rail model can work, Letters, Jan. 2.

If the train to Victoria ran every hour in both directions, during daylight hours, I would certainly be a customer. But having one train per day running north in the morning and south in the evening means anyone from Nanaimo, who wants to spend a day in Victoria, has to spend two nights in a hotel in Victoria. You are not going to get many takers for such a service.

The reason European train systems are so successful is they run on comprehensive schedules. So either do it right or don’t bother doing it at all.

S.I. Petersen, Nanaimo

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The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the writer and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin. If you have a different view, we encourage you to write to us or contribute to the discussion below.

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