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Happy Birthday Canada Line!

Canada Line at Richmond-Brighouse station

Canada Line at Richmond-Brighouse station

The Canada Line turns one year old today! On August 17th, 2009, Vancouver, Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport all became linked together with rapid transit.

Since it opened, the Canada Line has transported some 36 million passengers between the two cities. During the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, 3.88 million passengers rode the system between February 12th and 28th.

Ridership numbers on the rapid transit line average close to 95,000 per day.

Source: TransLink

YVR Add Fare for Canada Line riders

Canada Line at YVR-Airport

Canada Line at YVR-Airport

Starting January 18th, 2010, passengers taking the Canada Line from the YVR-Airport, Sea Island Centre and Templeton stations, will be hit with an additional $5 when purchasing tickets. The fee, called Add Fare, will be added on automatically to all fares at ticket vending machines at these three stations. Passengers who are travelling to the airport will not be required to pay the additional $5.

The concept for the Add Fare was approved previously in 2004 to help fund the cost of constructing the new transit line, which runs from Downtown Vancouver to Richmond and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Originally, TransLink had proposed to offer an additional $2.50 for passengers going to and from the airport and adjacent stations.

Commuters who hold pre-paid passes and cards, including FareSavers, monthly FareCards, Vancity U-Passes, and BC Government Bus Passes will not be affected by this.

Source: TransLink

Canada Line running August 17

Canada Line at YVR

Canada Line at YVR

TransLink has announced that the Canada Line, the new rapid transit line from downtown Vancouver to YVR/Richmond, will be up and running on August 17th, 2009. From 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm PDT, passengers will be able to make the 25 minute journey for free.

The Canada Line uses different cars from the existing Millennium and Expo Line trains, making use of Hyundai Rotem’s technology for longer, more spacious cars with electronic destination signs and air conditioning. These trains use electric traction motors powered by an electrified third rail instead of Bombardier’s linear induction motors which is already in place with SkyTrain.

Actual revenue service begins on August 18th.

Source: TransLink

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