List of Vancouver SkyTrain stations

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TransLink Major Route Diagram
Lonsdale Quay
UBC Loop
Allison
Sasamat
Waterfront
Alma
Burrard
Macdonald
Granville
Vancouver City Centre
Stadium–Chinatown
Arbutus
Yaletown–Roundhouse
Granville
Main Street–Science World
Willow
Olympic VIllage
Broadway–City Hall
King Edward
Main
Fraser
proposed UBC Line
Clark
VCC–Clark
Oakridge–41st
Commercial–Broadway
Langara–49th
Marine Drive
Nanaimo
29th Avenue
Renfrew
Joyce
Rupert
Bridgeport
Gilmore
Patterson
Brentwood Town Centre
Metrotown
Holdom
Royal Oak
Sperling–Burnaby Lake
Templeton
Lake City Way
Sea Island Centre
Production Way–University
YVR–Airport
Edmonds
22nd Street
Lougheed Town Centre
New Westminster
Braid
Columbia
Sapperton
Aberdeen
Austin
Lansdowne
Cameron
Richmond–Brighouse
Foster
Burquitlam
Smith
Guildford Exchange
Como Lake
148 Street
Glenayre
Scott Road
144 Street
Gateway
Whalley
Surrey Central
Barnet
King George
Queens
proposed Expo extension
Moody Centre/Port Moody
Inlet Centre
Moray
88 Avenue
96 Avenue
Coquitlam Central
Newport
Lincoln
Ungless
Lafarge Lake–Douglas
Falcon
Johnson
Lansdowne
76 Avenue
Port Coquitlam
Newton Exchange
Pitt Meadows
Maple Meadows
Port Haney
Mission City
 Legend 
Expo Line
Millennium Line
Canada Line
Evergreen Line (under construction)
West Coast Express
SeaBus
96/97/99 B-Line buses
Fare Zone 1
Fare Zone 2
Fare Zone 3

The Vancouver SkyTrain is a three-line urban mass transit system operated by TransLink, which serves the metropolitan area of Vancouver, Canada. The Expo Line was built for the Expo 86 World's Fair;[1] the Millennium Line opened in 2002,[2] followed by the Canada Line in 2009.[3] The Expo and Millennium Line use Bombardier's Advanced Rapid Transit technology,[4] while the Canada Line technology is provided by Hyundai Rotem.[5] The SkyTrain's track makes up the longest automated light rapid transit system in the world by length, with a length of 68.7 kilometres (42.7 mi).[6]

The SkyTrain was conceived as a legacy project of Expo 86 and the first line was finished in 1985 in time to showcase the fair's theme: "Transportation and Communication: World in Motion – World in Touch". The SkyTrain connected Downtown Vancouver with Burnaby and New Westminster, and was originally terminated at New Westminster Station.[1] In 1989, the SkyTrain expanded to the one station southeast to Columbia Station.[7] The Skybridge, the longest mass transit-only bridge, and Scott Road Station were added in 1990, extending the service to Surrey.[7] The line was expanded once more with the Gateway, Surrey Central, and King George stations in 1994. TransLink, which took over BC Transit's SkyTrain operation, proposed a two-phase expansion: The first phase was a C$1.2 billion Millennium Line from New Westminster to the Vancouver Community College via Lougheed Town Centre. The second phase was a C$730 million Coquitlam line from Lougheed Town Centre to Coquitlam Centre via Port Moody and a Western Line from Vancouver Community College to Granville Street via the Broadway Corridor.[8] The first phase, now known as the Millennium Line, began operating in 2002. The line, serving north of Vancouver, Burnaby, and New Westminster, originally added ten stations; Lake City Way opened later in 2003,[2] and VCC–Clark opened in 2006, which completed the Millennium Line.[9] In 2004, TransLink approved a 19-kilometre (12 mi) line connecting Vancouver with Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), which at the time was projected to cost $1.72 billion.[10] The line, now known as the Canada Line, opened in August 2009.[3] The second Phase II segment, the Evergreen Line, has begun and will be completed in 2016.[11]

There are 47 stations on the SkyTrain system. 20 stations are served by the Expo Line, 28 by the Millennium Line, and 16 by the Canada Line—Waterfront is served by all three lines, while 15 other stations are served by both the Expo and Millennium lines. Vancouver and Burnaby have a total of 31 stations, 20 and 11 respectively, and make up 66 percent of the stations. Waterfront is the northbound terminal for all three lines, King George is the southbound terminal for the Expo Line, VCC–Clark is the westbound terminal of the Millennium Line, and Richmond–Brighouse and YVR–Airport are the southbound terminals for the two Canada Line branches. In terms of average weekday station boardings in 2003, Commercial–Broadway[a] is the most highly used station, while Sapperton is the least.[12]

Map[edit]

SkyTrain Routes:
                     Expo                      Millennium                      Canada

Stations[edit]

Bridgeport Station is the transfer station between the Richmond and YVR routes. The River Rock Casino Resort is located across from the station.[13]

Commercial–Broadway Station

Platform 1 and 2 (top); Platform 4 (bottom). In terms of average weekday station boardings in 2003, Commercial–Broadway is the most highly used station.
Stadium–Chinatown Station is adjacent to Rogers Arena, and is one block away from BC Place Stadium.
VCC–Clark Station is two blocks away from the Broadway campus of Vancouver Community College (VCC), and is also the westbound terminus of the Millennium Line.[14]
Waterfront Station is linked to the SeaBus and the West Coast Express; also the SkyTrain's northbound terminus.
YVR–Airport Station's platform and west portal; the station is the terminus on Canada Line's airport branch.
Year Denotes the year the station opened
* Transfer station
Terminus
** Transfer station and terminus
Station Line(s) Local authority Zone[b] Year
22nd Street Expo
Millennium
New Westminster Zone 2 1985
29th Avenue Expo
Millennium
Vancouver Zone 1 1985
Aberdeen Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009
Braid Millennium New Westminster Zone 2 2002
Brentwood Town Centre Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002
Bridgeport* Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009
Broadway–City Hall Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009
Burrard Expo
Millennium
Vancouver Zone 1 1985
Columbia* Expo
Millennium
New Westminster Zone 2 1989
Commercial–Broadway*[a] Expo
Millennium
Vancouver Zone 1 1985/2002
Edmonds Expo
Millennium
Burnaby Zone 2 1985
Gateway Expo Surrey Zone 3 1994
Gilmore Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002
Granville Expo
Millennium
Vancouver Zone 1 1985
Holdom Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002
Joyce–Collingwood[d] Expo
Millennium
Vancouver Zone 1 1985
King Edward Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009
King George Expo Surrey Zone 3 1994
Lake City Way Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2003
Langara–49th Avenue Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009
Lansdowne Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009
Lougheed Town Centre Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002
Main Street–Science World[e] Expo
Millennium
Vancouver Zone 1 1985
Marine Drive Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009
Metrotown Expo
Millennium
Burnaby Zone 2 1985
Nanaimo Expo
Millennium
Vancouver Zone 1 1985
New Westminster Expo
Millennium
New Westminster Zone 2 1985
Oakridge–41st Avenue Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009
Olympic Village Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009
Patterson Expo
Millennium
Burnaby Zone 2 1985
Production Way–University Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002
Renfrew Millennium Vancouver Zone 1 2002
Richmond–Brighouse Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009
Royal Oak Expo
Millennium
Burnaby Zone 2 1985
Rupert Millennium Vancouver Zone 1 2002
Sapperton Millennium New Westminster Zone 2 2002
Scott Road Expo Surrey Zone 3 1990
Sea Island Centre Canada Richmond / YVR Zone 2[c] 2009
Sperling–Burnaby Lake Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002
Stadium–Chinatown[f] Expo
Millennium
Vancouver Zone 1 1985
Surrey Central Expo Surrey Zone 3 1994
Templeton Canada Richmond / YVR Zone 2[c] 2009
Vancouver City Centre Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009
VCC–Clark Millennium Vancouver Zone 1 2006
Waterfront** Expo
Millennium
Canada
Vancouver Zone 1 1985
Yaletown–Roundhouse Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009
YVR–Airport Canada Richmond / YVR Zone 2[c] 2009

Notes[edit]

  • a 1 2 Commercial–Broadway Station was originally two separate stations—Broadway Station and Commercial Drive Station. Broadway Station was completed in 1985, while Commercial Drive Station was completed in 2002.[15]
  • b The TransLink fare structure is based on a zone system. Municipalities are located in one of three transit zones, and fares are calculated based on the number of zones travelled.[16]
  • c 1 2 3 The Canada Line YVR AddFare must be purchased in order to travel departing from any of the three Sea Island stations—Templeton, Sea Island Centre and YVR–Airport, destined for Bridgeport Station or beyond.[17]
  • d Joyce–Collingwood Station was formerly known as Joyce Station.[18]
  • e Main Street–Science World Station was formerly known as Main Street Station.[18]
  • f Stadium–Chinatown Station was formerly known as Stadium Station.[18]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Canada at International Expositions". Government of Canada. Retrieved December 13, 2006. 
  2. ^ a b "SkyTrain" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved August 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Canada Line". TransLink. Archived from the original on May 27, 2009. Retrieved June 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Bombardier Teams With City of Vancouver for Streetcar Demonstration During 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games". Reuters. September 30, 2008. Retrieved August 16, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Canada Line". PROTRANS BC. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "SkyTrain". TransLink. Archived from the original on October 4, 2006. Retrieved August 16, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "SkyTrain". NYCSubway.org. Retrieved October 4, 2008. 
  8. ^ Auditor General of BC (2001/2002). Transportation in Greater Vancouver. British Columbia. 
  9. ^ "Staffing to Support Transit Planning, including the Broadway West Rapid Transit Alternatives Study" (PDF). City of Vancouver. Retrieved August 16, 2009. 
  10. ^ Smith, Charlie (December 2, 2004). "Many Players in RAV Follies". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved September 21, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Evergreen Line". British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ridership Statistics" (PDF). British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. Retrieved October 12, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Welcome to the Resort". Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. Retrieved September 7, 2009. 
  14. ^ "VCC SkyTrain to VCC". TransLink. Retrieved September 23, 2009. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Commercial-Broadway Station" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved September 7, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Fare Zone Map". TransLink. Retrieved October 12, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Paying Your Canada Line Fare". TransLink. Retrieved September 24, 2009. 
  18. ^ a b c "Canada Line station names selected". TransLink. Retrieved October 12, 2008. [dead link]