Mission City railway station

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Mission City
West Coast Express station
Mission City railway station (5993731063).jpg
Location 33200 North Railway Avenue, Mission
Canada
Coordinates 49°08′01″N 122°18′14″W / 49.13361°N 122.30389°W / 49.13361; -122.30389Coordinates: 49°08′01″N 122°18′14″W / 49.13361°N 122.30389°W / 49.13361; -122.30389
Owned by BC Transit, TransLink
Line(s) Canadian Pacific Railway
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Connections
Construction
Structure type At grade
Parking 254 spaces
Bicycle facilities lockers
Other information
Fare zone 5 (train only)
History
Opened 1995
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
West Coast Express Terminus

Mission City is the eastern terminus station on the West Coast Express commuter rail line connecting Vancouver to Mission, British Columbia, Canada. The station is located on the north side of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) tracks in Mission on North Railway Avenue. The station opened in 1995, when the West Coast Express began operating. 254 park and ride spaces are available at the station. All services are operated by TransLink.

History[edit]

The first Mission City CPR station was built in 1882, at a site near St. Mary's Mission, further to the east. Subsequent railway stations were located at Mission City Junction on the western end of Railway Avenue, at the foot of Grand Street,[1]just a little west of the current commuter rail station. First station at the junction was in 1885 and a second railway station was built in 1892 in the “Y” of the tracks. [2] The most recent 1909 CPR station building, which had been recognized as a municipal historic site in 1982, was destroyed by fire in 1999.[1]

Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway have a track sharing agreement, with all freight trains operating eastbound through the station on the CPR tracks.[3]

Services[edit]

Mission City is served by five West Coast Express trains per day in each direction: five in the morning to Vancouver, and five in the evening to Mission. In addition, rail service is supplemented by TransLink's 701 bus route. Eight of its daily trips (two in the morning, two in the afternoon, and four in the evening), are extended between Coquitlam Central station and Mission City station, running non-stop between Haney Place Exchange and Mission City station. Service does not run on weekends.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canadian Pacific Railway Station". Profiles of Historic Sites. Mission District Historical Society. Retrieved March 7, 2016. The CPR Train Station once stood in the "Y" formed by CPR lines 
  2. ^ "Timeline of Significant Event in Mission's History". Local History. Mission Museum. Retrieved March 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ "A Mission to Mission". OKthePK. Retrieved March 7, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Mission City Station at Wikimedia Commons