Nanaimo station

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Nanaimo
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SkyTrain station
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Location 2450 East 24th Avenue, Vancouver
Coordinates 49°14′53″N 123°03′20″W / 49.248184°N 123.05564°W / 49.248184; -123.05564Coordinates: 49°14′53″N 123°03′20″W / 49.248184°N 123.05564°W / 49.248184; -123.05564
Owned by BC Transit, TransLink
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Partially elevated
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code NA
Fare zone 1
History
Opened December 11, 1985
Traffic
Passengers (2016[1]) 13,600
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
Expo Line

Nanaimo is a partially elevated station on the Expo Line of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. The station is located on Nanaimo Street between Vanness Avenue and East 24th Avenue in Vancouver, British Columbia. The station takes its name from Nanaimo Street, which is named after the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Situated on a hillcrest, the station provides riders with a view of the west side and Downtown Vancouver.

History[edit]

Nanaimo station was built in 1985 as part of the original SkyTrain system (now known as the Expo Line).

The station is the western most station on the Expo Line that sits atop of the former Central Park Line of the British Columbia Electric Railway. This line formerly ran just west of Nanaimo station to where New Westminster station is located today.

In 2002, Millennium Line service was introduced to the station, which provided outbound service to VCC–Clark (originally Commercial–Broadway) via Columbia station in New Westminster. This service was discontinued and replaced with the Expo Line branch to Production Way–University in 2016.

Station information[edit]

Station layout[edit]

T Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1
Inbound
 Expo Line towards Waterfront (Commercial–Broadway)
Platform 2
Outbound
 Expo Line towards King George and Production Way–University (29th Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
C Concourse Fare gates, Compass Ticket vending machines
S Street Level Entrance/Exit

Entrances[edit]

Nanaimo is served by a single entrance located at the west end of that station. The entrance is accessible from Nanaimo Street, south of East 24th Avenue across the street from Vanness Avenue.

Transit connections[edit]

Bus bay assignments are as follows:[2]

Bay Route Number Destination
1 Unloading only
2 25 Brentwood Station
3 25 UBC
4 7 Dunbar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Transit Service Performance Review" (PDF). translink.ca. TransLink. Retrieved September 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ TransLink (December 2016). Nanaimo Station (PDF) (Map). Retrieved January 21, 2018.