Victoria railway station (British Columbia)

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Victoria
Victoria railway station 2011.jpg
Location 450 Pandora Ave.
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada
Coordinates 48°25′42″N 123°22′14″W / 48.4283°N 123.3706°W / 48.4283; -123.3706Coordinates: 48°25′42″N 123°22′14″W / 48.4283°N 123.3706°W / 48.4283; -123.3706
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Closed
History
Opened 1888
Closed 2011
Services
  Former services  
Preceding station   VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail   Following station
Terminus Victoria–Courtenay
toward Courtenay

The Victoria railway station was in downtown Victoria, British Columbia, on the east end of the Johnson Street Bridge. The station was the southern terminus for VIA Rail's Victoria–Courtenay train dayliner service, which has been indefinitely suspended since 2011. As part of the Johnson Street Bridge replacement project, the rail link across the Inner Harbour was removed and the station dismantled. If rail service on the line was to resume, its southern terminus would now be on the far (western) side of the Johnson Street Bridge.

Timeline[edit]

  • 1886: E&N Railway starts passenger service from Esquimalt to Nanaimo.[1]
  • 1888: Passenger service extended from Esquimalt to a new terminus at Victoria.
  • 1905: E&N Railway sold to the CPR.[2]
  • 1979: VIA Rail takes over operation of passenger service.[1]
  • March 19, 2011: Victoria–Courtenay service suspended.
  • March 31, 2011: The rail portion of the bridge was closed.
  • August 7, 2011: The service's temporary bus replacement was discontinued.
  • August 12, 2011: The station closed.[3]

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