" ~SKYTRAIN~ " Skytrain (Translink) Tip by Biljana
Skytrain (Translink), Vancouver: 23 reviews and 28 photos
SkyTrain is the world's longest automated light rapid transit system. The SkyTrain moves Vancouverites quickly and safely along 49 kilometres of rails and through 32 stations.
SkyTrain has two lines. The Expo line opened in the 80's for the Expo that was held in Vancouver. The line stretches from Downtown Vancouver all the way to Surrey. The more recent line, that opened two years ago, called the Millenium line, makes a circle around the city starting in the Downtown area, passing via Lougheed back to Commercial Drive.
SkyTrain is not only fast but it is environment friendly. It runs on electricity and is therefore energy efficient. Since the trains travel on elevated guideways they miss all the traffic and the rush hour. The SkyTrain arrives every 2 to 8 minutes.
Bikes / Wheelchairs / Baby strollers
An added perk of the SkyTrain is that during off-peak hours you are able to take your bike on board (into the end cars only and only one bike per car). SkyTrain is also accessible for people in wheelchairs and baby strollers. All stations except Granville have elevators. An elevator is being currently built at the Granville station but the project won't be completed until 2006.
All SkyTrain stations have bus loops that allow you to connect to the extensive network of buses and at the Watefront station you can connect to the West Coast Express and the SeaBus.
Purchasing a ticket
At all SkyTrain Stations you'll find ticket vending machines. They take Canadian coins, $5, $10 and $20 bills as well as credit and debit cards.
The tickets are valid also for TransLink buses and the SeaBus.
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