YVR–Airport Station

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YVR–Airport
SkyTrain Station
YVR-Airport Stn.JPG
Station statistics
Address 3600 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond
Coordinates 49°11′39″N 123°10′42″W / 49.19417°N 123.17833°W / 49.19417; -123.17833Coordinates: 49°11′39″N 123°10′42″W / 49.19417°N 123.17833°W / 49.19417; -123.17833
Structure type Elevated
Platforms Side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened August 17, 2009
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code AP
Owned by Vancouver International Airport, TransLink
Fare zone Zone 2, with airport add-fare
Traffic
Passengers (2011[1]) 13,460
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
Terminus Canada Line
Airport
toward Waterfront

YVR–Airport Station is one of the two southern intermodal termini on the SkyTrain's Canada Line in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The railway station serves both the domestic and international terminals of Vancouver International Airport (YVR), located on Sea Island, and provides the first direct, transfer-free public transit connection between Downtown Vancouver and the airport.

Trains depart every 6–7 minutes during midday and weekday peak service, every 12 minutes in the early morning and evening, and every 20 minutes in late evening.[2] The first train leaves for Waterfront at 5:10 AM; the last, at 12:57 AM.[2]

Like Richmond–Brighouse Station, YVR–Airport Station only has a single track. However, this is sufficient for a terminus station with YVR–Airport's frequency of service.

Ticket Concourse

Funding[edit]

The Vancouver International Airport Authority (YVR) contributed up to $300 million toward the airport branch of the Canada Line, which includes YVR–Airport Station.[3]

Airport surcharge[edit]

A $5 surcharge applies on cash fares purchased at vending machines at YVR–Airport Station. However, day passes, FareSaver tickets and monthly passes are exempt from the surcharge, and these tickets are available at the Pharmasave and the 7-Eleven in the airport. Travel between YVR–Airport, Sea Island Centre and Templeton stations are free.

Bus routes[edit]

  • N10 Downtown
  • N10 Richmond-Brighouse Station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 SkyTrain Station Counts". TransLink. Retrieved January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "SkyTrain Schedule". Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  3. ^ YVR | Airport Guide | Getting To and From the Airport | Public Transportation (5 August 2009)

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