Airport Station (TransLink)

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Wide shot of Airport Station, facing northwest.

Airport Station was a major public transit exchange point in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. It is part of the TransLink system in Metro Vancouver. It was closed on September 7th, 2009, two and a half weeks after the opening of the Canada Line.

History and purpose[edit]

Airport Station facing northeast, towards Lulu Island.

It was built around 2000, mainly for the 98 B-Line, a bus rapid transit line from Richmond to Vancouver. Located at the foot of the Airport Connector Bridge near the intersection of Russ Baker Way and Miller Road, it is the transfer point to the 424 Airport/Airport Station bus, the only daytime/evening route to the Vancouver International Airport main terminal. The N10 route provides service between Airport Station and the main terminal late night and early morning when the 424 is not in service.

Airport Station also served community shuttles going to the nearby community of Burkeville and the south terminal of the airport, which serves local and smaller airlines. IKEA also sent a shuttle bus to Airport Station to pick up customers.

Airport Station was closed September 7, 2009, after the opening of the Canada Line SkyTrain. Bus routes serving Airport Station were discontinued or rerouted to Bridgeport Station or Marpole Loop .[1]

Routes[edit]

Airport Station, facing south towards the south terminal and Russ Baker Way.

The following routes still serve the neighbourhood and hotels near Airport Station.

  • C92 Sea Island South (community shuttle)
  • N10 Downtown/Richmond Centre (night bus)

The following routes once served Airport Station:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bus Service Changes to Canada Line Stations (29 July 2009)

Coordinates: 49°11′31″N 123°8′30″W / 49.19194°N 123.14167°W / 49.19194; -123.14167