Richmond–Brighouse Station

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Richmond–Brighouse
SkyTrain Station
Canada Line 002.jpg
Station statistics
Address 6222 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Coordinates 49°10′5″N 123°8′11″W / 49.16806°N 123.13639°W / 49.16806; -123.13639Coordinates: 49°10′5″N 123°8′11″W / 49.16806°N 123.13639°W / 49.16806; -123.13639
Structure type Elevated
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 1
Parking No
Other information
Opened August 17, 2009
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code RB
Owned by TransLink
Fare zone 2
Traffic
Passengers (2011[1]) 18,761
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
Terminus Canada Line
Richmond
toward Waterfront

Richmond–Brighouse Station is the southern terminus railway station of the Canada Line, part of the SkyTrain system in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, in the Metro Vancouver region.

Location[edit]

The station is located within Richmond's commercial heart, close to the Richmond Centre shopping mall and Richmond City Hall. The station is within a short walking distance of such amenities as Richmond Public Market, Richmond Hospital, and the Minoru civic complex, as well as other nearby office, commercial, and residential buildings.

Services[edit]

A bus loop will serve as a terminus for the many bus routes that already serve the area, and enable a convenient transfer to the Canada Line. This loop replaces the one currently at Richmond Centre.

Bus bay assignments;[2]
1 - 301 Newton Exchange, 430 Metrotown Station
2 - 401 One Road, 407 Gilbert, N10 Downtown
3 - 403 Bridgeport Station, 405 Cambie, 410 22nd Street Station, C94 Richmond Oval
4 - Unloading only for 301, 401 and C96
4A - 401 Garden City, 410 Railway, Unloading only for 430
5 - 402 Two Road
5A - 404 Ladner Exchange
6 - 405 Five Road, 407 Bridgeport
7 - 402 Two Road, 403 Three Road, 404 Ladner Exchange, N10 Richmond-Brighouse Station

Station name[edit]

Richmond City Council proposed that the name Brighouse be used as the name of the station, since Brighouse is a historic name for the surrounding neighbourhood, thus reflecting the area's heritage. The area was named Brighouse after an early settler, Samuel Brighouse, who was one of "The Three Greenhorns" of Vancouver. From 1920 until 1941, the area was the location of a horse-racing track known as Brighouse Racetrack.[3]

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