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CanadaLine

The Canada Line is the second newest line in Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit network owned and run by TransLink. It is one of 3 current lines and 1 extension in the network, along with the Expo Line and the Millennium Line-Evergreen Line, and connects the city of Vancouver with Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport.

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Route Details

The Canada line is a total of 19.2km in length, although there are two branches at the end (one of which goes to the airport), and has 16 Stations.

Vancouver

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Canada Line Route Map

The line starts at Waterfront Station, where it connects with the Expo line (though it does not share a track connection with it), as well as the West Coast Express. It travels underground beneath Downtown Vancouver through Vancouver City Centre and Yaletown-Roundhouse Stations, then crosses underneath False Creek to Olympic Village Station, which is at the southern end of the Cambie Bridge. The line then goes south through Broadway-City Hall, King Edward, Oakridge-41st Avenue, and Langara-49th Avenue Station. The line then gets elevated for the final station in Vancouver, Marine Drive. From here, it crosses the Fraser River via the North Arm Bridge into Richmond.

Richmond

After entering Richmond, the Canada line goes east underneath the Oak Street Bridge to Bridgeport Station. Here, the line splits with one branch going south through Richmond, and one going to Sea Island, on which the airport is located.

The Richmond branch goes southwest from here to Aberdeen Station. Then it goes south to Lansdowne Station, after which it continues to its terminus at Richmond-Brighouse Station.

Airport Branch

The Airport Branch goes from Bridgeport Station in Richmond west across Middle Arm Bridge onto Sea Island. It then goes west on an at-grade route through Templeton and Sea Island Centre Stations. West of here, it gets elevated again, and travels west to its terminus at YVR-Airport Station located at the Vancouver International Airport terminal, where Grant McConachie Way turns around.

The airport branch is located at-grade for most of its route to accommodate future elevated taxiways for aircraft.

Station List

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