Last SkyTrain Struggles

This weekend was quite eventful to say the least. My friends and I were stoked to finally go clubbing after such a long time. Each weekend would be another excuse. Whether it was exam season, family events, or being sick, there was always something that stopped all of us from going out, but not this time. Saturday we made a clear plan on what to do, where to go, and of course what to drink!

Hitting up Granville, we visited the biggest hot spots for clubs and cheap drinks. As the night was rolling through, we lost track of time and realized we were about to miss the last skytrain back home. My friends and I booked it down blocks and caught the train right on time. Holding the doors back we made sure all of us made it on since some girls wore heels so running was a real struggle for them.

See, we all live either in Surrey or Coquitlam so that last skytrain means life or death, especially for our wallets. We never want to catch ourselves spending more than a hundred dollars on a taxi. Not happening with our student-life budget.

If you live far you know the struggle. Spending the night in Downtown Van with a group of friends is so fun but with all that fun comes mad prepping. How to get there, how to get back, what time to get back, what skytrains or buses to use. It’s a hassle for sure.

My proposal here: make the skytrains run longer PLEASE. Not only is it safer for many people who need to get home, but it will also make others enjoy their night so much more without the headache of finding a way back. If skytrains ran even till 2:30 or 3, that gives more than enough time for us to say our goodbyes and end a good night well.

We all need a night of fun without the hassle of getting a hotel room downtown or being a designated driver for the night. Let those skytrains run!

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