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Encyclopedia > Vancouver SkyTrain
The platform at Metrotown Station in Burnaby is one of the busiest in the SkyTrain system.
The platform at Metrotown Station in Burnaby is one of the busiest in the SkyTrain system.

The SkyTrain in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is an Advanced Rapid Transit system operating fully-automated trains on two lines. With 33 stations, it moves 200,000 people a day along the 49.5 km of track. Train frequency is very fast. At the Skytrain's peak hours, trains arrive every two minutes. Built for the Expo 86 World's Fair, it has since become the world's longest automated light rapid transit system utilizing the world's longest transit-only bridge, the SkyBridge. The system uses the same family of linear induction motor-driven trains as the Scarborough RT line in Toronto, the Putra LRT in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Detroit People Mover in Detroit, and the JFK AirTrain in New York City. The platform at Metrotown Station in Burnaby is one of the busiest in the Vancouver SkyTrain rapid transit system. ... The platform at Metrotown Station in Burnaby is one of the busiest in the Vancouver SkyTrain rapid transit system. ... The Metrotown Station (New Chinatown) is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Vancouver, Canadas SkyTrain light rail rapid transit system. ... Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada (49°16′N 122°58′W), is a city immediately east of Vancouver. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 5th 944,735... Where most trains have a driver’s cab, ART Mark II trains give passengers a large picture window through which they can see where the train is going. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Vancouver Skybridge The Skybridge is a cable-stayed bridge built in 1989, and located over the Fraser River between New Westminster and Surrey in the Greater Vancouver Regional District of British Columbia Canada. ... A linear motor is essentially an electric motor that has had its stator unrolled so that instead of producing a torque (rotation), it produces a linear force along its length. ... The Scarborough RT (sometimes shortened to SRT or RT) is a public transport metro line in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Screeshot of www. ... Mayor Datuk Ruslin Hasan Area  - Total (City) 243. ... The Detroit People Mover is a 2. ... Nickname: Motor City Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: www. ... Airtrain at JFK. Note aluminum strip between rails. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...

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Brief description

A Mark II SkyTrain at Rupert station, Millennium Line
A Mark II SkyTrain at Rupert station, Millennium Line

The two lines follow a common route between Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver and Columbia Station in New Westminster, serving the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster en route. From Columbia, Expo Line trains continue through Surrey to King George Station, while Millennium Line trains loop back through New Westminster, Burnaby and Vancouver to VCC-Clark Station. Although most of the system is elevated (hence its name), SkyTrain runs at or below grade through Downtown Vancouver, and short stretches in Burnaby and New Westminster. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 3489 KB) en: Description: A train of Vancouvers Skytrain (Millenium Line) at Rupert station Author: PoYang from flickr. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 3489 KB) en: Description: A train of Vancouvers Skytrain (Millenium Line) at Rupert station Author: PoYang from flickr. ... The Expo Line is the oldest line in the SkyTrain rapid transit system in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ... The Millennium Line is the second line in the SkyTrain rapid transit system in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Overview Columbia Station is located in the short subway section of the Expo Line in New Westminster. ... Member of Parliament Peter Julian (NDP) Dawn Black (NDP) Member of the Legislative Assembly Chuck Puchmayr (NDP) Mayor Wayne Wright Councillors Jonathan Cote Calvin Donnelly Bill Harper Betty McIntosh Bob Osterman Lorrie Williams Location , Population (2001) 54,656 Immigrant Population 15,025 (28%) Languages English(Official) 78% French(Official) 1... Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada (49°16′N 122°58′W), is a city immediately east of Vancouver. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = The City of Parks City of Surrey, British Columbia, Canadas Location. ... Eastern terminus of the Expo Line Skytrain. ... Entrance of VCC-Clark Station from the south. ... An at-grade intersection is a junction at which two or more transport axes cross at the same level (or grade). ... An example of a four-level stack interchange in the Netherlands. ...


SkyTrain's fare system is organized on the proof-of-payment system; there are no turnstiles at the entrances to train platforms. Fares are instead enforced by random sweeps through trains and occasional checks for fares at the top or bottom of stairs and escalators by TransLink personnel. It is possible to ride long distances without paying until one eventually gets caught. TransLink is believed to lose over $6 million in revenue annually because of fare evasion. There has been talk for a number of years about installing turnstiles, however Translink has repeatedly pointed out that the cost of installing, maintaining, and enforcing turnstiles would be greater than the losses due to fare evasion. TransLink will normally post personnel to collect and check fares at station entrances when a large volume of passengers can be expected, for example at the Stadium-Chinatown Station following a British Columbia Lions or Vancouver Canucks home game. Failure to show proof of fare can result in a $173 fine. Proof-of-payment is a fare collection approach used on many public transportation systems. ... // Overview The Stadium-Chinatown of the Skytrain system is located on the Expo Line at the entrance of the short subway segment located beneath Downtown Vancouver. ... The British Columbia Lions are a Canadian Football League team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...


Law enforcement services are provided by the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Police Service. This Police Service replaced the old Translink Special Provincial Constables, who had limited authority. As of December 4, 2005, officers now have the full powers of provincial police, and carry firearms. They may now arrest people for outstanding warrants, enforce drug laws, and enforce the criminal code outside TransLink property; as well as deal with offences which occur off of TransLink property, but make their way onto it. The police force issues violation tickets for fare evasion and other infractions on SkyTrain, buses, SeaBus and West Coast Express. December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The SeaBus heading toward downtown Vancouver. ... West Coast Express is British Columbias only interregional commuter rail service, linking Mission, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, and Port Moody with Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. ...


Rolling stock

The MK II trains have more spacious interiors than earlier models, allowing them to carry more riders in trains of the same size.
The MK II trains have more spacious interiors than earlier models, allowing them to carry more riders in trains of the same size.

Originally, the Expo Line used 12-metre (40-foot) lightweight 'MK I' ('Mark I') ICTS cars similar to the ones used in Toronto's Scarborough RT and Detroit's People Mover. For the Millennium Line, articulated pairs of new 18-metre (60-foot) 'MK II' ('Mark II') cars were built by Bombardier, similar to the cars used in Kuala Lumpur's Putra LRT. Each pair of cars (either two old cars or one articulated set of two new cars) is permanently joined together in a two-car trainset, or 'married pair'. Mark II cars are assessible vehicles ( ) While Vancouvers MK II SkyTrain cars run on the same track as the older MK I cars, the newer models have more spacious interiors. ... While Vancouvers MK II SkyTrain cars run on the same track as the older MK I cars, the newer models have more spacious interiors. ... The metre, or meter, is a measure of length. ... The Scarborough RT or SRT is an ICTS (Intermediate Capacity Transit System) light rail public transit system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that uses linear induction technology. ... The Detroit People Mover is a 2. ... Bombardier Inc. ... Screenshot of www. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair. ...


Both old and new cars run on both lines. Two MK I trainsets are almost always joined together to form a four-car train. Old trainsets are never coupled with new trainsets, although it is possible. 1 set of articulated MK II's are usually run during periods of low passenger volume (late at night, for example), while six-car MK I and two joined MK II trains are possible at times of peak capacity (for example, when many people are going home from a special event in downtown Vancouver) and during track maintenance, when frequencies are reduced. However, MK I trainsets are always found in sets of 2, and only seen in a set of 1 during track testing or other non-revenue services.


Currently the MK I cars are being used primarily during peak hours.


The Skytrain system uses the same family of linear induction motor-driven trains as the Scarborough RT line in Toronto, the Putra LRT in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Detroit People Mover in Detroit, and the JFK AirTrain in New York City. A linear motor is essentially an electric motor that has had its stator unrolled so that instead of producing a torque (rotation), it produces a linear force along its length. ... The Scarborough RT (sometimes shortened to SRT or RT) is a public transport metro line in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Screeshot of www. ... Mayor Datuk Ruslin Hasan Area  - Total (City) 243. ... The Detroit People Mover is a 2. ... Nickname: Motor City Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: www. ... Airtrain at JFK. Note aluminum strip between rails. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...


Organizational history

Until 1999, the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company owned and operated SkyTrain on behalf of the Vancouver Regional Transit System, which had overall responsibility for public transportation in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) in affiliation with a separate organization, BC Transit. In 1999, the GVRD's new transportation agency TransLink took over SkyTrain. It is now owned and operated by British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. which is a subsidiary of Translink. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Motto: Building a sustainable region Area: 2,878. ... BC Transit is the overall operator of transit services in most municipalities in British Columbia. ... TransLink, officially known as the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority, is a transportation organization which services transportation needs of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD). ...


Current lines

Expo Line
Between Waterfront and King George
Millennium Line
Between Waterfront and VCC-Clark

The SkyTrain system currently consists of two lines. A third line - The Canada Line [more below] is under construction currently. Another line that will be a Light Rail Transit, not a metro, has been approved - called the Evergreen Line [more below]. Thirty-four stations exist on the two lines currently in operation. The current length is 49.6 km. Image File history File links SkyTrainCurrent. ... Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Eastern terminus of the Expo Line Skytrain. ... Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Entrance of VCC-Clark Station from the south. ...


When not in use, the trains are stored at the Edmonds Yard and Control Centre, which is located between Edmonds and 22nd Street stations (Southridge and Griffiths Drives) in Burnaby. Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada (49°16′N 122°58′W), is a city immediately east of Vancouver. ...


Expo Line

The Expo Line connects Waterfront Station in Vancouver to King George Station in Surrey. It was originally built in 1985 (in time for the 1986 World's Fair) and was named the "Expo Line" once the Millennium Line was built. This line consists of 20 stations. When the line was first built, it only ran as far as New Westminister station before the Expo. During the Expo and afterwards it was extended, first to Columbia Station, then across the Fraser River to Scott Road once the Skybridge was finished, then the final mid-1990's extension to King George Station in Central Surrey. The Expo Line is the oldest line in the SkyTrain rapid transit system in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ... Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Eastern terminus of the Expo Line Skytrain. ... This article is about the year. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Millennium Line is the second line in the SkyTrain rapid transit system in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ... The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia, Canada, rising in the Rocky Mountains near Mount Robson and flowing for 1400 km (870 mi), into the Pacific Ocean at the city of Vancouver. ...


Millennium Line

The Millennium Line follows the Expo Line from Waterfront Station to Columbia Station in New Westminster, then continues along its own route to Vancouver Community College (VCC-Clark Station) in Vancouver (the extension of the Millennium Line from Commercial Drive Station to VCC-Clark Station was opened on January 6, 2006). The Millennium Line consists of 13 stations it does not share with the Expo Line. An extension west toward UBC had been planned before priority was given to the Canada Line. The Millennium Line is the second line in the SkyTrain rapid transit system in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ... Overview Columbia Station is located in the short subway section of the Expo Line in New Westminster. ... Entrance of VCC-Clark Station from the south. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Millennium Line is the second line in the SkyTrain rapid transit system in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public university with its main campus located at Point Grey, in the University Endowment Lands adjacent to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and another smaller campus known as UBC Okanagan located in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... This aerial photo shows the planned route of the RAV line. ...


TransLink at one point considered extending the Millennium Line into Coquitlam, but now are in the process of building instead a street-level light railway - LRT - for that route (see the Evergreen Line below). Member of Parliament James Moore (City Centre / Westwood Plateau) (Conservative) Paul Forseth (Burquitlam) (Conservative) Member of the Legislative Assembly Diane Thorne (NDP) Mayor Maxine Wilson Councillors Kent Becker Fin Donnelly Louella Hollington Mae Reid Bill LeClair Barrie Lynch Lou Sekora Population (2005) 113,498 Immigrant Population 39,000 (35%) Languages...


Expansion lines

  Image File history File links Download high resolution version (943x444, 37 KB) Summary Made this image a few days ago. ...

Expo Line
Between Waterfront and King George
Millennium Line
Between Waterfront and VCC-Clark
Canada Line (2009)
Between Waterfront and Richmond City Centre
Between Waterfront and YVR Terminus
Evergreen Line (2009)
Between Lougheed Town Centre and Coquitlam

Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Eastern terminus of the Expo Line Skytrain. ... Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Entrance of VCC-Clark Station from the south. ... Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Lougheed Town Centre is a Skytrain station in Burnaby, British Columbia. ...

Canada Line

The Canada Line (known in earlier planning stages as the Richmond-Airport-Vancouver or RAV Line) is scheduled to be completed around November 2009, in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics. It will be built by InTransitBC, a consortium headed by SNC-Lavalin, as a design, finance, build operate and maintain Public Private Partnership Project (P3 or PPP). It was announced on 25 November 2005 that the new line would be called the ‘Canada Line’ (Vancouver Sun, A1). This aerial photo shows the planned route of the RAV line. ... The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ... SNC-Lavalin is a Canadian, engineering firm with interests in transportation, construction hydroelectricity,mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, Chemical engineering, petroleum engineering,aerospace engineering defence, environment, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The entire line will run from Waterfront Station (Vancouver) to Richmond City Centre Station, with a branch serving Vancouver International Airport at a special surcharge, creating a total of 16 stations : four on Lulu Island, three on Sea Island, and nine in Vancouver. Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Richmond City Centre Station is the proposed southern terminus of the Canada Line of the Vancouver SkyTrain, located in the heart of Richmond, British Columbia. ... Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located about 15 kilometres driving distance from downtown Vancouver, British Columbia on Sea Island in Richmond. ... Lulu Island is the geographic name of the main island comprising the City of Richmond, one of the main suburbs of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Sea Island is located in the city of Richmond, British Columbia, directly across the river from Vancouver and fifteen kilometres from Vancouvers downtown core. ...


The Skytrain will travel from Waterfront Station to the Marine Dr. Station completely underground (just like a subway) which will serve downtown, the Fraser Valley and much of Vancouver but when it reaches the city of Richmond, from that point on (to Richmond City Center and to the YVR Terminal), the Skytrain will surface to become elevated like the current skytrain lines.


Each Skytrain station along the Canada Line is to be slightly different as to how each one looks. Each individual station will blend in with their surroundings. The Yaletown station, for instance, will be built in brick to match Yaletown's heritage whereas the 49th Avenue station will try to fit into a more traditional residential neighbourhood.


It is estimated that 100,000 will ride the Canada Line each day. [citation needed]


It should be noted that the Canada Line will not utilize Bombardier's proprietary "SkyTrain" LIM technology, but rather another fully automated transit vehicle using more conventional motors than the linear induction motor used in trains on the Expo and Millennium lines. This was largely a consequence of the public-private partnership format (a condition of BC government funding), which favoured the proposal by SNC-Lavalin/Serco over that of the RAVxpress consortium, comprised of Bombardier and others. (Source: http://www.canadaline.ca/files/uploads/docs/doc177.pdf)


Evergreen Line

The Evergreen Line (referred to in planning as the Coquitlam Line) is also scheduled to be completed in 2009, in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The line will connect Lougheed Town Centre Station on the Millennium Line in Burnaby to the Coquitlam City Centre area, and will be a light-rail tramway built mostly at street level, rather than a fully-segregated metro like the Expo, Millennium, and Canada lines. Image File history File links CoquitlamTramwayMap. ... Evergreen Line is the latest proposed rapid transit line in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada (49°16′N 122°58′W), is a city immediately east of Vancouver. ... Member of Parliament James Moore (City Centre / Westwood Plateau) (Conservative) Paul Forseth (Burquitlam) (Conservative) Member of the Legislative Assembly Diane Thorne (NDP) Mayor Maxine Wilson Councillors Kent Becker Fin Donnelly Louella Hollington Mae Reid Bill LeClair Barrie Lynch Lou Sekora Population (2005) 113,498 Immigrant Population 39,000 (35%) Languages... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... A Philadelphia PCC trolley car in 1965 Volkswagen Cargo-Tram in Dresden on a section of grassed track. ...


When the Millennium line was first built, junction tracks and an extra platform were built at Lougheed Town Centre station to allow for a proposed SkyTrain extension to Coquitlam City Centre. At the present, the plans are for the Evergreen Line to have an elevated station next to the existing one, possibly using the unfinished platform.


From Lougheed Station, the vehicles are proposed to run northward along the North and Clark Roads, then through a tunnel under the Burnaby Mountain, through Port Moody, and towards Coquitlam Centre where it will have another short elevated section. The line will then turn northward again along the Pinetree Way, and end at the Guildford Way, with another possible station somewhat further north.


With both the Canada Line and the Evergreen Line, Greater Vancouver will have the largest rapid transit network in Canada in terms of length by 2009.


Broadway Extension

There are also near-term plans to extend the Millennium Line westward along the Broadway corridor through the Central Broadway business district and possibly to the UBC. Studies that test possible alignments, financing, technologies and costs are to be completed by 2009. The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public university with its main campus located at Point Grey, in the University Endowment Lands adjacent to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and another smaller campus known as UBC Okanagan located in Kelowna, British Columbia. ...


Translink says that if they were to bring the Skytrain along the Broadway corridor, it would not go all the way to UBC. Because of cost reasons, the Skytrain would travel under Broadway and would end at a certain point. At this point, Sktrain riders would have to transfer onto a rapid bus that would travel the rest of the westward route; eventually ending at UBC.


If the Skytrain were to end at Arbutus, the proposed stops would be as follows: Finning, Main, Cambie, Willow, Oak & Arbutus


The Rapid Bus system would finish the route with: Macdonald, Alma, Sasamat, Wesbrook & UBC


The estimated cost for this extension of the Millennium Line would be approximatly $700 million.


According to TransLink's Three-Year Plan and 10-Year Outlook (PDF) written in 2004, the construction on this extension is unlikely to start before 2013, and at present the new line does not have the priority of the Canada Line and Evergreen Line. It would also connect the line up with the currently under-construction Canada line and the VCC station.


Design

In 2004, Busby + Associates Architects, designers of the Brentwood Town Centre Station in Burnaby, were honoured for their work with a Governor General's Medal in Architecture [1]. A Mark I SkyTrain arriving at Brentwood Town Centre westbound. ... Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada (49°16′N 122°58′W), is a city immediately east of Vancouver. ...


Trivia

The SkyTrain uses the world's longest bridge used only by transit services: the Skybridge. It crosses the Fraser River between New Westminster and Surrey. It is a 616 m long cable-stayed bridge, with 123 m tall towers. The SkyTrain was also one of the first fully-automated rapid-transit systems in the world, as well as still being the longest as of today. This article is about the edifice (it is mostly an index to articles concerning specific bridge types). ... The Vancouver Skybridge The Skybridge is a cable-stayed bridge built in 1989, and located over the Fraser River between New Westminster and Surrey in the Greater Vancouver Regional District of British Columbia Canada. ... The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia, Canada, rising in the Rocky Mountains near Mount Robson and flowing for 1400 km (870 mi), into the Pacific Ocean at the city of Vancouver. ... Member of Parliament Peter Julian (NDP) Dawn Black (NDP) Member of the Legislative Assembly Chuck Puchmayr (NDP) Mayor Wayne Wright Councillors Jonathan Cote Calvin Donnelly Bill Harper Betty McIntosh Bob Osterman Lorrie Williams Location , Population (2001) 54,656 Immigrant Population 15,025 (28%) Languages English(Official) 78% French(Official) 1... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = The City of Parks City of Surrey, British Columbia, Canadas Location. ... A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that consists of one or more pillars, with cables supporting the roadbed. ...


If Commercial Drive and Broadway Station are considered the same station, the Vancouver SkyTrain is, along with the Tyne and Wear Metro, one of the few rapid transit systems in the world in which trains pass through the same station twice. Commercial Drive, or The Drive as it is affectionately known to its residents, is a mixed residential-commercial neighborhood in the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. ... A Skytrain approaching Broadway Station. ... The Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail metro system based around Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland, in the Tyne and Wear county of north-east England. ...


See also

This is an alphabetical list of cities worldwide that have a rapid transit system, or a light-rail system with some elements of rapid transit. ...

External links

  • TransLink — The organization that owns and operates SkyTrain
  • Evergreen Line — TransLink's page for the proposed Coquitlam light railway connection
  • Canada Line — Official website
  • Millennium Line Extension — Preliminary study by the city of Vancouver

Reference

  • The world's longest automated light rapid transit system


Vancouver SkyTrain stations
Expo

Waterfront | Burrard | Granville | Stadium-Chinatown | Main St.-Science World | Broadway | Nanaimo | 29th Ave. | Joyce–Collingwood | Patterson | Metrotown | Royal Oak | Edmonds | 22nd St. | New Westminster | Columbia | Scott Rd. | Gateway | Surrey Central | King George This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Image File history File links Extracted from http://www. ... The Expo Line is the oldest line in the SkyTrain rapid transit system in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ... Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Overview The Burrard Station of the Skytrain system is located on the Expo Line in the short subway segment located beneath Downtown Vancouver. ... The westbound subway platform in Granville Station. ... // Overview The Stadium-Chinatown of the Skytrain system is located on the Expo Line at the entrance of the short subway segment located beneath Downtown Vancouver. ... // Overview The Main Street-Science World Station is an elevated station located on the Expo Line of the Skytrain system in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... A Skytrain approaching Broadway Station. ... The Nanaimo Station of the Skytrain system is an elevated station located on the Expo Line in East Vancouver. ... The 29th Avenue Station is located at a grade crossing portion of the Expo Line, a part of Vancouvers Skytrain light-rail rapid-transit system. ... Joyce–Collingwood Station is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Vancouver Canadas SkyTrain light rail rapid transit system. ... The Patterson Station of the SkyTrain system is an elevated station located on the Expo Line in Burnaby, Canada. ... The Metrotown Station (New Chinatown) is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Vancouver, Canadas SkyTrain light rail rapid transit system. ... Royal Oak Station is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Vancouvers Skytrain light rail rapid transit system. ... Edmonds Station is located in Burnaby. ... 22nd Street Station is located in Burnaby. ... New Westminster Station is located at Columbia Street and 8th Street in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, and was the original (1985-1990) terminus of the SkyTrain. ... // Overview The Scott Road Station is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Vancouvers Skytrain light rail rapid transit system. ... Gateway Station is located in Surrey. ... Surrey Central station is a station in Surrey, British Columbia, on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Greater Vancouvers Skytrain light rail rapid transit system. ... Eastern terminus of the Expo Line Skytrain. ...

Millennium

Waterfront | Burrard | Granville | Stadium-Chinatown | Main St.-Science World | Broadway | Nanaimo | 29th Ave. | Joyce–Collingwood | Patterson | Metrotown | Royal Oak | Edmonds | 22nd St. | New Westminster | Columbia | Sapperton | Braid | Lougheed Town Centre | Production Way-University | Lake City Way | Sperling-Burnaby Lake | Holdom | Brentwood Town Centre | Gilmore | Rupert | Renfrew | Commercial Drive | VCC-Clark The Millennium Line is the second line in the SkyTrain rapid transit system in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ... Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Overview The Burrard Station of the Skytrain system is located on the Expo Line in the short subway segment located beneath Downtown Vancouver. ... The westbound subway platform in Granville Station. ... // Overview The Stadium-Chinatown of the Skytrain system is located on the Expo Line at the entrance of the short subway segment located beneath Downtown Vancouver. ... // Overview The Main Street-Science World Station is an elevated station located on the Expo Line of the Skytrain system in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... A Skytrain approaching Broadway Station. ... The Nanaimo Station of the Skytrain system is an elevated station located on the Expo Line in East Vancouver. ... The 29th Avenue Station is located at a grade crossing portion of the Expo Line, a part of Vancouvers Skytrain light-rail rapid-transit system. ... Joyce–Collingwood Station is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Vancouver Canadas SkyTrain light rail rapid transit system. ... The Patterson Station of the SkyTrain system is an elevated station located on the Expo Line in Burnaby, Canada. ... The Metrotown Station (New Chinatown) is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Vancouver, Canadas SkyTrain light rail rapid transit system. ... Royal Oak Station is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Vancouvers Skytrain light rail rapid transit system. ... Edmonds Station is located in Burnaby. ... 22nd Street Station is located in Burnaby. ... New Westminster Station is located at Columbia Street and 8th Street in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, and was the original (1985-1990) terminus of the SkyTrain. ... // Overview Sapperton Station is located on an elevated portion of the Millennium Line, a part of Vancouvers Skytrain light-rail rapid-transit system. ... Overview Braid Station is located on an elevated portion of the Millennium Line, a part of Vancouvers Skytrain light-rail rapid-transit system. ... Lougheed Town Centre is a Skytrain station in Burnaby, British Columbia. ... Production Way-University Station is a station on the Millennium Line of the Skytrain system in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ... Lake City Way is a Skytrain station. ... Sperling-Burnaby Lake Station is a station on the Millennium Line of the SkyTrain system in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. ... Holdom Station is located on an elevated portion of the Millennium Line. ... A Mark I SkyTrain arriving at Brentwood Town Centre westbound. ... Gilmore Station is a station on the Millennium Line of the SkyTrain system in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. ... A train at Rupert station Rupert Station is located on an elevated portion of the Millennium Line. ... Home to the renfrew house, a quasi-legendary home for Vancouvers goth crowd, as well as a 24-hour McDonalds, an independent video store, and a decent sushi shop. ... Commercial Drive Station is a light rail station in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Entrance of VCC-Clark Station from the south. ...

Canada

Waterfront | Robson / Granville | Yaletown | False Creek South | Broadway / City Hall | King Edward | 41st Avenue | 49th Avenue | Marine Drive | Bridgeport
Airport Branch: YVR 1 | YVR 2 | YVR Terminal
Richmond Branch: Cambie | Alderbridge | Richmond City Centre This aerial photo shows the planned route of the RAV line. ... Waterfront Station Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The westbound subway platform in Granville Station. ... Cambie Station is a proposed station on the Canada Line of the Vancouver SkyTrain located in Richmond, British Columbia. ... Alderbridge Station is a proposed station on the Canada Line of the Vancouver SkyTrain in Richmond, British Columbia. ... Richmond City Centre Station is the proposed southern terminus of the Canada Line of the Vancouver SkyTrain, located in the heart of Richmond, British Columbia. ...

Evergreen

Lougheed Town Centre | Cameron | Burquitlam | Kyle-Queens | Port Moody | Ioco-Moray | Falcon | Coquitlam Centre | Lincoln | Coquitlam | Douglas Evergreen Line is the latest proposed rapid transit line in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ... Lougheed Town Centre is a Skytrain station in Burnaby, British Columbia. ...

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