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.

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