Sapperton Station

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Sapperton
SkyTrain Station
Sapperton-stn-platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address 20 Spruce Street, New Westminster
Coordinates 49°13′28″N 122°53′23″W / 49.22443°N 122.88964°W / 49.22443; -122.88964Coordinates: 49°13′28″N 122°53′23″W / 49.22443°N 122.88964°W / 49.22443; -122.88964
Structure type Elevated
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened January 2, 2002
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code SA
Owned by BC Ministry of Transportation, TransLink
Fare zone 2
Traffic
Passengers (2011[1]) 4,580
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward VCC–Clark
Millennium Line
toward Waterfront

Sapperton Station is located on an elevated portion of the Millennium Line, a part of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. The station itself is located in eastern New Westminster. The station will serve the major redevelopment of the nearby Labatt Brewery site.

Location[edit]

Sapperton Station is located along Brunette Avenue in the Sapperton area of New Westminster, above a Canadian Pacific right-of-way, on the shores of the Fraser River. It is connected to ground level by a walkway over Brunette Avenue that exits on Keary Street, across from the Royal Columbian Hospital.

History[edit]

The station was built in 2002 as part of the Millennium Line. Before the Millennium Line was complete, a short spur from Columbia Station was opened in eastern New Westminster as a test track; this spur included the stations of Sapperton and Braid.

Sapperton, like all stations along the Millennium Line, has a unique design. The elevated station contains a mezzanine level connected to the platform level by stairs, escalators and elevators. There are two side platforms, separated by an artwork wheel. There had previously been a stationary bike on the mezzanine level which would rotate the artwork wheel when ridden but was removed after it was vandalized.

Services[edit]

This station provides quick access to Royal Columbian Hospital, one of the oldest and busiest health care institution in British Columbia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 SkyTrain Station Counts". TransLink. Retrieved January 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Sapperton Station at Wikimedia Commons