I have been reading about the history of rail in Victoria. The interurban line ran for a scant 10 years until it was laid to rest. There was not the traffic to support it. The service from Sooke to Victoria did not last much longer.
During the era when there was a lot more need for public transit because people could not buy cars, rail transit in Greater Victoria could not support itself.
Ultimately the trams were taken out in 1948 because buses were faster, cheaper and much more flexible.