Originally Posted by SpongeG
only if you live in richmond a suburb, i don't expect suburbs to ever get frequent service, if you live anywhere in the city (of vancouver) you get amazing frequency
i live in coquitlam and i would neever expect any better frequency than what we get now from lougheed town centre outside of the day time - daytime at 6 mins is fine enough
The Millennium Line (non-Expo) which for the most part has similar ridership to the Richmond section has vastly better late night frequencies and better evening frequencies. Evening is 6 minutes for the North Burnaby sections vs 12 minutes for the Richmond sections. Late night is just bad for the Richmond sections, seeing as it is as 20 minutes wait vs. 8 minutes in the Millennium Line. This results in surprisingly packed trains during late night in Richmond. 20 minutes is just bad.
Frankly, no sane Richmondite is complaining about the daytime frequencies, which is certainly quite good at ~6 minutes. If Richmond gets the same services as the "suburbs" of Burnaby and Surrey, there won't be any criticisms at all about the frequencies. I see no reason to not strive for the same excellent standard in all the growing suburban town centres. The Expo line at the Surrey sections have better frequencies than the combined Canada line, so I guess suburbs actually can get pretty excellent frequencies too.
I think Skytrain as a whole is excellent and has frequencies on par with subway lines in cities several times larger than Vancouver, but that doesn't mean it is laughable to point out there few weaknesses there are.