List of Vancouver SkyTrain stations

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The Vancouver SkyTrain is a three-line urban mass transit system in the metropolitan area of Vancouver, Canada managed by TransLink. The Expo Line was built for the Expo 86 World's Fair;[1] the Millennium Line opened in 2002,[2] followed by the Canada Line in 2009, which was built for the 2010 Winter Olympics.[3] The Expo Line and Millennium lines are operated by the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company on behalf of TransLink.[4] The Canada Line is owned by InTransitBC, and operated by ProTrans BC, an SNC-Lavalin company.[5][6] The Expo and Millennium lines use Bombardier's Advanced Rapid Transit technology,[7] while the Canada Line technology is provided by Hyundai Rotem.[5] The SkyTrain is the oldest and longest fully automated driverless rapid transit system in the world.[3][8]

The SkyTrain was conceived as a legacy project of Expo 86; its first line, the Expo Line, was finished in 1985, in time to showcase the fair's theme: Transportation and Communication. The line connected Vancouver with the cities of Burnaby and New Westminster, with the terminus stations at Waterfront and New Westminster station.[1] In 1989, the line was extended one station east to Columbia station.[9] The Skybridge, the only cable-stayed bridge built for transit use in the world, was completed in 1990, extending the Expo Line eastward to the city of Surrey with the addition of Scott Road station.[9][10] The line was extended eastward again with the opening of Gateway, Surrey Central, and King George stations in 1994.

TransLink, which took over BC Transit's responsibility for the operation of the SkyTrain in 1998, proposed a two-phase expansion of the system: the first phase consisted of a C$1.2 billion new line from New Westminster to the Broadway campus of Vancouver Community College in Vancouver via Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby. The second phase was a C$730 million extension eastward from Lougheed Town Centre to Coquitlam Centre in Coquitlam via Port Moody and another extension westward from Vancouver Community College to Granville Street via the Broadway corridor.[11] The expansion line, now known as the Millennium Line, began operating in 2002. The line connected to the Expo Line at Columbia and originally added eleven new stations to the system; the twelfth, Lake City Way, opened in 2003. The Millennium Line's thirteenth station and current western terminus, VCC–Clark, opened in 2006.[2][12] The second phase was subsequently cancelled, later revived and eventually branded the Evergreen Extension. The extension opened in 2016, expanding the service into the Tri-Cities with 6 new stations, adding 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) to the existing Millennium Line. The extension extends from Lougheed Town Centre station, through Port Moody and Coquitlam, to Lafarge Lake–Douglas, which is stationed beside Lafarge Lake and across from the David Lam campus of Douglas College.[8][13]

In 2004, TransLink approved a 19-kilometre (12 mi) line connecting Vancouver with Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR).[14] The line, now known as the Canada Line, opened in 2009, a few months ahead of the 2010 Olympics.[3] The line added 15 stations to the system, and has two branches that split off at Bridgeport; one branch heads south to the city of Richmond, while the other heads west toward the main terminal at YVR.

There are 53 stations on the SkyTrain system. 20 stations are served exclusively by the Expo Line, 14 exclusively by the Millennium Line, 15 exclusively by the Canada Line, 1 by both the Expo and Canada Lines, and 3 by both the Expo and Millennium Lines. Vancouver and Burnaby have a total of 31 stations, 20 and 11 respectively, consisting of 58 percent of the system's stations. Commercial–Broadway was originally two separate stations—Broadway station and Commercial Drive station; Broadway was completed with the Expo Line, while Commercial Drive was completed with the Millennium Line. The stations combined in 2009 in order to avoid confusion with Broadway–City Hall.[15] From the Millennium Line's start of operation in 2002 until 2016, all Expo Line stations outside of Surrey were also serviced by the Millennium Line until TransLink changed the operating patterns of both lines. Since 2016, Braid and Sapperton have been serviced by the Expo Line instead of the Millennium Line via a branch from Columbia heading north towards Production Way–University, a major bus transfer point for Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus. The Millennium Line heads east from VCC–Clark to Larfarge Lake–Douglas, connecting with the Expo Line at Production Way–University and Lougheed Town Centre stations.[16] Waterfront is the terminus for both the Expo and Canada lines. Richmond–Brighouse and YVR–Airport are the outbound terminuses for the two Canada Line branches.

Key

* Transfer station
Terminus
** Transfer station and terminus

Stations

Commercial–Broadway station
Platform 1 and 2 (top); Platform 4 (bottom).
Stadium–Chinatown station is adjacent to Rogers Arena, and is one block away from BC Place Stadium and Chinatown.
VCC–Clark station is two blocks away from the Broadway campus of Vancouver Community College (VCC), and is also the westbound terminus of the Millennium Line.
Waterfront station is linked to the SeaBus and the West Coast Express, and is the terminus for both the Expo and Canada lines.
YVR–Airport station's platform and west portal; the station is the terminus on Canada Line's airport branch.
Station Line(s) Municipality Zone[a] Year Boardings[b] Connection(s)
22nd Street Translinkexpo.svg Expo New Westminster Zone 2 1985 8,108
29th Avenue Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 6,904
Aberdeen Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009 3,360
Braid Translinkexpo.svg Expo New Westminster Zone 2 2002 5,642
Brentwood Town Centre Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002 5,900
Bridgeport* Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009 9,028
Broadway–City Hall Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 12,451 Translinkbus.svg 99 B-Line
Burquitlam Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Coquitlam Zone 3 2016 N/A
Burrard Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 21,451 Translinkbus.svg 95 B-Line
Columbia* Translinkexpo.svg Expo New Westminster Zone 2 1989 12,455
Commercial–Broadway*[c] Translinkexpo.svg Expo
Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium
Vancouver Zone 1 1985/2002 47,722 Translinkbus.svg 99 B-Line
Coquitlam Central Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Coquitlam Zone 3 2016 N/A Translinkwce.svg West Coast Express
Edmonds Translinkexpo.svg Expo Burnaby Zone 2 1985 11,178
Gateway Translinkexpo.svg Expo Surrey Zone 3 1994 5,769
Gilmore Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002 4,176
Granville Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 21,513
Holdom Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002 2,947
Inlet Centre Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Port Moody Zone 3 2016 N/A
Joyce–Collingwood[d] Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 14,649
King Edward Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 6,702
King George Translinkexpo.svg Expo Surrey Zone 3 1994 12,635 Translinkbus.svg 96 B-Line
Lafarge Lake–Douglas Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Coquitlam Zone 3 2016 N/A
Lake City Way Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2003 1,157
Langara–49th Avenue Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 7,437
Lansdowne Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009 4,015
Lincoln Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Coquitlam Zone 3 2016 N/A
Lougheed Town Centre* Translinkexpo.svg Expo
Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium
Burnaby Zone 2 2002 14,428
Main Street–Science World[e] Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 13,235 Amtrak VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Pacific Central
Marine Drive Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 5,422
Metrotown Translinkexpo.svg Expo Burnaby Zone 2 1985 24,299
Moody Centre Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Port Moody Zone 3 2016 N/A Translinkwce.svg West Coast Express
Nanaimo Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 6,652
New Westminster Translinkexpo.svg Expo New Westminster Zone 2 1985 8,545
Oakridge–41st Avenue Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 7,654
Olympic Village Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 3,215
Patterson Translinkexpo.svg Expo Burnaby Zone 2 1985 5,573
Production Way–University** Translinkexpo.svg Expo
Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium
Burnaby Zone 2 2002 5,834
Renfrew Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Vancouver Zone 1 2002 3,868
Richmond–Brighouse Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009 8,949
Royal Oak Translinkexpo.svg Expo Burnaby Zone 2 1985 5,102
Rupert Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Vancouver Zone 1 2002 2,762
Sapperton Translinkexpo.svg Expo New Westminster Zone 2 2002 2,430
Scott Road Translinkexpo.svg Expo Surrey Zone 3 1990 8,538
Sea Island Centre Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond / YVR Zone 2[f] 2009 537
Sperling–Burnaby Lake Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002 2,357
Stadium–Chinatown[g] Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 14,192
Surrey Central Translinkexpo.svg Expo Surrey Zone 3 1994 12,227 Translinkbus.svg 96 B-Line
Templeton Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond / YVR Zone 2[f] 2009 2,083
Vancouver City Centre Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 13,688
VCC–Clark Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Vancouver Zone 1 2006 3,117
Waterfront** Translinkexpo.svg Expo
Translinkcanada.svg Canada
Vancouver Zone 1 1985 35,533 Translinkseabus.svg SeaBus
Translinkwce.svg West Coast Express
Translinkbus.svg 95 B-Line
Yaletown–Roundhouse Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 7,334
YVR–Airport Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond / YVR Zone 2[f] 2009 7,027 Vancouver Internatinal Airport Vancouver International Airport

Notes

  • a The TransLink fare structure is based on a zone system. Municipalities are located in one of three transit zones, and fares are calculated based on the number of zones travelled.[17]
  • b Data was collected for a typical weekday in the autumn of 2011. The stations were not surveyed on the same day.[18]
  • c Commercial–Broadway station was originally two separate stations—Broadway station and Commercial Drive station. Broadway station was completed in 1985, while Commercial Drive station was completed in 2002; the stations merged in 2009.[15]
  • d Joyce–Collingwood station was formerly known as Joyce station.[19]
  • e Main Street–Science World station was formerly known as Main Street station.[19]
  • f 1 2 3 The Canada Line YVR AddFare must be purchased in order to travel departing from any of the three Sea Island stations—Templeton, Sea Island Centre and YVR–Airport, destined for Bridgeport station or beyond.[20]
  • g Stadium–Chinatown station was formerly known as Stadium station.[19]

References

General
  • "SkyTrain Station & Accessible Entrance Maps". TransLink. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Celebrating a Quarter Century with SkyTrain". TransLink. August 1, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "SkyTrain" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved August 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "History of SkyTrain". TransLink. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ "BCRTC". TransLink. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Canada Line". Protrans BC. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "About Us". Protrans BC. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Bombardier Teams With City of Vancouver for Streetcar Demonstration During 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games". Bombardier Inc. September 29, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Chan, Kenneth (November 7, 2016). "SkyTrain's Evergreen extension to officially open on December 2". DailyHive. Buzz Connected Media Inc. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "SkyTrain". NYCSubway.org. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Quick Facts". TransLink. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ Auditor General of BC (2001). "Transportation in Greater Vancouver". British Columbia. 
  12. ^ "Staffing to Support Transit Planning, including the Broadway West Rapid Transit Alternatives Study" (PDF). City of Vancouver. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Evergreen Line". British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  14. ^ Smith, Charlie (December 2, 2004). "Many Players in RAV Follies". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved September 21, 2009. 
  15. ^ a b "What's That Name Again? Canada Line Start Brings Station Name Changes". TransLink. August 28, 2009. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  16. ^ "TransLink Introduces New SkyTrain Operating Pattern on October 22". TransLink. September 19, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Fare Zone Map". TransLink. Retrieved October 12, 2008. 
  18. ^ "Fall 2011 Expo, Millennium and Canada Line Station Counts Program" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  19. ^ a b c "Canada Line station names selected". TransLink. May 9, 2006. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Canada Line YVR AddFare". TransLink. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
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