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Date: 11/13/22 18:35
Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: P

Just watched a DVD on BC Rail which highlighted the passenger service north out of Vancouver. A Google search revealed bluntly that the service ended in 2002.

Is this service long gone, or is there any vestige of the service left on ex BCRail tracks?

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Date: 11/13/22 19:31
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: PHall

BC Rail ended the service before the sale to CN went through.



Date: 11/13/22 21:10
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: CPR_4000

The Seton Lake First Nations Band operates a railbus between Lilooet and Seton Portage.

https://backcountrycanadatravel.com/epic-rail-journey-bc-kaoham-shuttle-lillooet-seton/

The article is from 2019 but here's an update from September 2022: "Hi…..a Local here, updating the info for folks curious about the shuttle. The shuttle is now running on a regular basis, Monday to Friday. It is now a ‘high rail bus’ but still goes along the railway tracks. The shuttle leaves Lillooet most mornings, goes to Seton to pick up the high school kids and brings them into Lillooet before school starts. The shuttle then goes back to Seton for the public run. So it is now possible to do a return trip in a day, for $10 return trip. Call 250-259-8300 for reservations. This number is only monitored Monday to Friday, and closed for lunch. Just leave a message and they will put you on the reservation list. You may not hear back from them."

 



Date: 11/14/22 00:38
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: dan

had not heard about it in awhile glad it still exists!



Date: 11/14/22 04:45
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: Jimbo

Rocky Mountaineer has been operating seasonal service, between North Vancouver and Jasper on the former BC, one round trip a week.  It's the Rainforest to Gold Rush route.



Date: 11/14/22 10:51
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: TCnR

The Rocky Mountaineer seems to be the best kept secret on TrainOrders. Occasionally there's mention of it, sounds like a heck of a trip over some interesting trackage.



Date: 11/14/22 15:12
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: PHall

TCnR Wrote:
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> The Rocky Mountaineer seems to be the best kept
> secret on TrainOrders. Occasionally there's
> mention of it, sounds like a heck of a trip over
> some interesting trackage.

It's very, very expensive which kinda limits the number of people who want to ride.



Date: 11/15/22 02:52
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: dh1205

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> The Seton Lake First Nations Band operates a
> railbus between Lilooet and Seton Portage.
>
> https://backcountrycanadatravel.com/epic-rail-jour
> ney-bc-kaoham-shuttle-lillooet-seton/
>
> The article is from 2019 but here's an update from
> September 2022: "Hi…..a Local here, updating the
> info for folks curious about the shuttle. The
> shuttle is now running on a regular basis, Monday
> to Friday. It is now a ‘high rail bus’ but
> still goes along the railway tracks. The shuttle
> leaves Lillooet most mornings, goes to Seton to
> pick up the high school kids and brings them into
> Lillooet before school starts. The shuttle then
> goes back to Seton for the public run. So it is
> now possible to do a return trip in a day, for $10
> return trip. Call 250-259-8300 for reservations.
> This number is only monitored Monday to Friday,
> and closed for lunch. Just leave a message and
> they will put you on the reservation list. You may
> not hear back from them."
>
>  

Last I heard, the neat little rail bus was replaced with a school bus with Hi-Rail gear.  But at least the service itself is still going.  



Date: 11/15/22 02:58
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: dan

that thing was tiny



Date: 11/15/22 17:16
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: zorz

Jimbo Wrote:
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> Rocky Mountaineer has been operating seasonal
> service, between North Vancouver and Jasper on the
> former BC, one round trip a week.  It's the
> Rainforest to Gold Rush route.

I thought this is no longer active after CN stopped service on the majority of the original BC Rail main line?



Date: 11/15/22 18:21
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: dan

covid probAbly curtailed thru this july?



Date: 11/16/22 00:18
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: railsmith

zorz Wrote:
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> Jimbo Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Rocky Mountaineer has been operating seasonal
> > service, between North Vancouver and Jasper on
> the
> > former BC, one round trip a week.  It's the
> > Rainforest to Gold Rush route.
>
> I thought this is no longer active after CN
> stopped service on the majority of the original BC
> Rail main line?

The Rocky Mountaineer service via Whistler has operated in the past two years. It was revived in July 2021 after being shut down for the pandemic in 2020.



Date: 11/16/22 19:20
Re: Passenger service on BC Rail
Author: P

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