Vancouver

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Overview - Vancouver

Located at the mouth of the Fraser River, Vancouver is the largest city by population in British Columbia. It has approximately 631,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2016. The Vancouver metropolitan area comprised 2,463,431 residents as of the Canada 2016 Census.


Vancouver's rapid transit network consists of three light metro services. It also has a commuter rail service and five rapid bus services.

SkyTrain

Opened 1985, the Vancouver SkyTrain consists of three light metro services that serve the city of Vancouver, British Columbia and the surrounding suburbs.

Expo Line

The Expo Line of the Vancouver SkyTrain is a 36.4 km mostly elevated light metro service on a Northwest-Southeast alignment. It runs from Waterfront in the northwest to King George and Production Way-University in the southeast, serving 24 stations.


The Expo Line was opened in December 1985 and the current service pattern was instituted in October 2016. The Expo Line is owned by TransLink and operated by the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Expo King George Branch6'2-5'6'6'
Expo Production Way-University Branch6'6-7'6'6'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sept 20, 2020

Millennium Line

The Millennium Line of the Vancouver SkyTrain is a 25.5 km mostly elevated light metro service on an East-West alignment. It runs from VCC/Clark in the west to Lafarge Lake-Douglas in the east, serving 17 stations. The eastern segment from Lougheed Town Center to Lafarge Lake-Douglas is also known as the Evergreen Extension.


The Millennium Line was opened in January 2002 and the last extension was to Lafarge Lake-Douglas in December 2016. The Millennium Line is owned by TransLink and operated by the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Millennium6'3-4'6'6'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sept 20, 2020

Canada Line

The Canada Line of the Vancouver SkyTrain is a 19.2 km light metro service on a North-South alignment. It runs from Waterfront in the north to YVR Airport and Richmond-Brighouse in the south, serving 16 stations.


The Canada Line was opened in August 2009. The Canada Line is owned by TransLink and operated by the ProTrans BC.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Canada6'3'4-10'4-10'*1

*1 - Combined service frequencies shown. Trains alternate between YVR Airport and Richmond-Brighouse.

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sept 20, 2020

RapidBus

Opened 2020, the Vancouver RapidBus network consists of five rapid bus services that serve the city of Vancouver, British Columbia and the surrounding suburbs.

R1 King George Blvd

R1 King George Blvd of the RapidBus network is a 10.8 km rapid bus service on an upside down L-shaped alignment. It runs from Guildford Exchange in the northeast to Newtown Exchange in the southwest via Surrey Central, serving 12 stops.


R1 King George Blvd was opened in September 2013 as the 96 B-Line and was rebranded as part of RapidBus in January 2020. R1 King George Blvd is operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
R19'7.5'*1*1

*1 - Weekend service pattern identical to weekday service pattern

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sept 20, 2020

R2 Marine Dr

R2 Marine Dr of the RapidBus network is a rapid bus service on an east-west alignment. It runs from Park Royal in the west to Phibbs Exchange in the east via Lonsdale Quay, serving 10 stops.


R2 Marine Dr was opened in April 2020. R2 Marine Dr is operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
R210'8'10'10'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sept 20, 2020

R3 Lougheed Hwy

R3 Lougheed Hwy of the RapidBus network is a rapid bus service on an east-west alignment. It runs from Coquitlam Central in the west to Haney Place in the east, serving 8 stops.


R3 Lougheed Hwy was opened in January 2020. R3 Lougheed Hwy is operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
R315'10' 15' 15'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sept 20, 2020

R4 41st Ave

R4 41st Ave of the RapidBus network is a 19 km rapid bus service on an east-west alignment. It runs from UBC Exchange in the west to Joyce-Collingwood in the east, serving 17 stops.


R4 41st Ave was opened in January 2020. R4 41st Ave is operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
R48'3-6' 8' 8'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sept 20, 2020

R5 Hastings St

R5 Hastings St of the RapidBus network is a 17.3 km rapid bus service on an east-west alignment. It runs from Burrard in the west to SFU Exchange in the east, serving 16 stops.


R5 Hastings St was opened in December 2016 as the 95 B-Line and was rebranded as part of RapidBus in January 2020. R5 Hastings St is operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
R57-8'4-6'10-12'10-12'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sept 20, 2020

West Coast Express

West Coast Express

The West Coast Express is a 69 km commuter rail service on an east-west alignment. It runs from Waterfront in the west to Mission in the east via Coquitlam Central, serving 8 stations.


The West Coast Express opened in November 1995. The West Coast Express is owned by TransLink.

References & Helpful Links

SkyTrain at Wikipedia

RapidBus at Wikipedia

West Coast Express at Wikipedia

Official Website for SkyTrain, RapidBus, and West Coast Express: Translink


Maps

All Official Maps - Translink [Last Accessed Sept 20, 2020]

Official System Map - Translink Fast & Frequent [PDF] [Last Accessed Sept 20, 2020]


Other Sources

Vancouver, Canada at Urbanrail.net

Asset Notes

Line colors taken from official system map as of Sept 2020


Last Updated: Sept 20, 2020

Old Maps
Note: Not all maps reflect changes in service. Older maps may contain inaccuracies.
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