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SKYTRAIN RIDE ALONG EXPO LINE TRAIN FRONT WINDOW VIEW BEST VANCOUVER SKYTRAIN POV VIDEO
VANCOUVER SKYTRAIN EXPO LINE!
Finally a sunny day after too much rain! This Ride Along starts at Nanaimo Station in East Vancouver and goes to Waterfront. Come ride the Skytrain with GUTOM! Original Video by GUTOM.
SkyTrain is Vancouver’s subway Light Rapid Transit system. Unlike the subway in New York City, or the London ‘Tube’ the Skytrain is not very old and opened in the late 1980s. It’s designed to be driverless and fully automated.
This line is called the ‘Expo Line’ for 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication or Expo 86 for short. The Skytrain was officially opened to the public in January 1986. The Skytrain has been essential public transit service ever since!
Commercial-Broadway Station has gone through numerous expansions. The latest renovation added a platform on the right side. Originally there was only one exit on the left. Here you can take Millennium Line or go to Broadway or Commercial Drive.
Skytrain is called Skytrain because the tracks are above ground. However the Skytrain does go underground, especially with the newer lines and the planned Broadway Subway line to the University of British Columbia.
An amazing view of the city and mountains from the Skytrain!
Stadium-Chinatown Station. This is a busy station when there are events and concerts. Here is where you can see the Canucks at Rogers Arena, and BC Lions at BC Place. You can also see Chinatown, or Gastown, Vancouver Public Library or Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Granville Station. Here you can party in downtown Vancouver at Granville Street Entertainment District or walk to Robson Street. This station is connected to Hudson’s Bay and Pacific Center. There’s a nice food court at Pacific center!
Burrard Station. Here you are closer to the shopping area of Robson Street. There are plenty of hotels here and it is close to Vancouver Convention Centre, and Vancouver Art Gallery. Or you can take the bus at Georgia Street to go to Stanley Park or shuttle to Whistler!
Waterfront Station. Here you can go to Gastown, walk at Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre, Coal Harbour all the way to Stanley Park, or take the Seabus to North Vancouver. This is where the Skytrain loops back around. There’s also Waterfront Centre food court!