Port Moody railway station

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Not to be confused with Port Moody Station Museum.
Port Moody
West Coast Express station
Port Moody Station.jpg
Location 65 Williams St, Port Moody
Canada
Coordinates 49°16′41″N 122°50′47″W / 49.27806°N 122.84639°W / 49.27806; -122.84639Coordinates: 49°16′41″N 122°50′47″W / 49.27806°N 122.84639°W / 49.27806; -122.84639
Owned by BC Transit, TransLink
Line(s) Canadian Pacific Railway
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2 (Canadian Pacific Railway)
Construction
Structure type At grade
Parking 300 spaces
Bicycle facilities lockers
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1882 (original station)
1995 (West Coast Express)
Closed 2016
Services
  Former services  
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
Terminus
West Coast Express
(1995–2016)
toward Mission City

Port Moody railway station was a stop on the West Coast Express commuter rail line connecting Vancouver to Mission, British Columbia, Canada. The station was located on the south side of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) tracks in Port Moody, at the north foot of Williams Street, approximately 200 metres (660 ft) north of St. John's Street. The station opened in 1995, when the West Coast Express began operating.[1] All services were operated by TransLink.

The station closed on December 2, 2016 with the opening of the Evergreen Extension. Moody Centre station serves as a replacement by continuing to offer West Coast Express commuter rail service from this location.[2][3]

History[edit]

First 1882 CPR station

The first station in Port Moody was built in 1882[4] as the original western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway, before it was extended to Vancouver.[5] The second railway station, built in 1908, was first moved to a location west of Queen Street[4] in 1945 and, when the CPR discontinued passenger service in 1976, was bought by The Port Moody Historical Society, who moved it again in 1978 to Murray Steet, where it now serves as the home of the Port Moody Station Museum.[6]

Services[edit]

Port Moody was 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, there were two inbound buses (branded as "TrainBus") operating from Mission to Vancouver in the morning (after morning train service has ended) and three outbound buses in the evening returning to Mission (after all evening train service has ended), stopping at all West Coast Express stations. There were no West Coast Express service on weekends and holidays. The station was adjacent to a bus loop and park-and-ride facility (now incorporated with Moody Centre station), which were served by the local bus, express bus, and Community Shuttle minibus services.

At the nearby intersection of St. John's Street and Williams Street, 97 B-Line buses provided service to Coquitlam Central and Lougheed Town Centre stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of Park-and-Ride Services Provided by TransLink
  2. ^ "Information Sheet: Port Moody — Moody Centre Station" (PDF). Government of British Columbia. June 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Tri-Cities rejoice: The long-awaited Evergreen Line opens". CTV Vancouver. December 2, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Al Sholund. "THE RAILWAY STATION THAT RODE THE RAIL". Discover Port Moody, Heritage and History. City of Port Moody. Retrieved March 7, 2016. Port Moody’s first railway station was built in 1882 
  5. ^ "CPR Railway Station". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada. 14 November 1978. Retrieved March 7, 2016. Chosen as the Western Terminus of the long awaited transcontinental railway, for a brief period Port Moody was the scene of intense speculation, which subsided when the rail line was extended to Vancouver. This circa 1907 station, which replaced the original 1882 Western Terminus station 
  6. ^ "Our History". Port Moody Station Museum. Port Moody Heritage Society. Retrieved March 7, 2016. The Port Moody Station, built in 1908, was the second railway station in the area.