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Vancouver City Centre is an underground station on the Canada Line of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. The station is located on Granville Street, between West Georgia Street and Robson Street in Downtown Vancouver, and serves the shopping and entertainment districts along Granville and Robson streets, and the office and shopping complexes of Pacific Centre and Vancouver Centre.

Vancouver City Centre
Translinkcanada.svg
SkyTrain station
Vancouver-City Centre station.jpg
Street level entrance outside of Pacific Centre
Location702 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Coordinates49°16′55″N 123°07′08″W / 49.28202°N 123.11875°W / 49.28202; -123.11875Coordinates: 49°16′55″N 123°07′08″W / 49.28202°N 123.11875°W / 49.28202; -123.11875
Owned byTransLink
PlatformsCentre platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsTranslinkexpo.svg Granville
Construction
Structure typeSubway
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectVIA Architecture
Other information
Station codeVS
Fare zone1
History
OpenedAugust 17, 2009
Traffic
Passengers (2018[1])18,950
Rank6 out of 53
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
Terminus
Canada Line

The station is within walking distance of Robson Square (home of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, and a UBC satellite campus), the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Library Square, TD Tower, Scotia Tower and the HSBC Canada Building.

HistoryEdit

 
Construction outside of Pacific Centre (right) on Granville Street in April 2008

Vancouver City Centre station opened in 2009 and is named for its location in the centre of downtown Vancouver. VIA Architecture was the architecture firm responsible for designing the station.[2]

In 2018, TransLink announced that Vancouver City Centre station, as well as two other Canada Line stations located in downtown Vancouver, would receive an accessibility upgrade which includes additional escalators.[3] Construction is expected to begin in early 2019 with completion by the fourth quarter of 2019.[4][5]

ServicesEdit

 
Platform level; inbound on the left, outbound on the right
 
Station entry with fare gates and Compass vending machines

The station is located within a short walking distance of bus stops for bus services throughout Vancouver (especially the trolleybus services on Granville Mall) and to the North Shore. There are underground connections between the station and both the Pacific Centre and Vancouver Centre shopping malls. Passengers are able to reach Granville station (on the Expo Line) during regular retail hours while remaining indoors by walking through Pacific Centre or Vancouver Centre and The Bay department store, although the only direct transfer point between the Canada Line and the Expo Line is at Waterfront station.

Station informationEdit

Station layoutEdit

S Street level Entrance/Exit at West Georgia Street and Granville Street
C Concourse Connections to Pacific Centre and Vancouver Centre
Compass vending machines, fare gates
T Platform 1
Inbound
 Canada Line towards Waterfront (Terminus)
Island platform; doors will open on the left
Platform 2
Outbound
 Canada Line towards Richmond–Brighouse and YVR–Airport (Yaletown–Roundhouse)

EntrancesEdit

  • Street level entrance  : located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Granville Street and West Georgia Street. Elevator access at this entrance is located south of the main entrance building.[6]
  • Concourse level entrances: have a direct connection to Pacific Centre and Vancouver Centre shopping malls.

Transit connectionsEdit

The following bus routes can be found in close proximity to Vancouver City Centre station:[7]

Local North Shore NightBus
  • 4 UBC/Powell
  • 7 Dunbar / Nanaimo Station
  • 10 Granville
  • 14 UBC
  • 16 Arbutus / 29th Avenue Station
  • 17 Oak
  • 20 Victoria
  • 50 False Creek South
  • 240 15th Street
  • 241 Upper Lonsdale (peak only)
  • 242 Lynn Valley (weekend early mornings)
  • 246 Highland
  • 247 Upper Capilano (peak only)
  • 250 Horseshoe Bay
  • 250A Dundarave
  • 253 Caulfield (peak only)
  • 254 British Properties (peak only)
  • 257 Horseshoe Bay Express
  • N8 Fraser
  • N9 Coquitlam Central Station
  • N10 Brighouse Station
  • N15 Cambie
  • N17 UBC
  • N19 Surrey Central Station
  • N20 Victoria
  • N22 Macdonald
  • N24 Lynn Valley
  • N35 SFU

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 Transit Service Performance Review – Average Daily Boardings per Weekday". translink.ca. TransLink. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Canada Line Stations". VIA Architecture. Archived from the original on December 26, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Chan, Kenneth (July 9, 2018). "More escalators to be installed at every Canada Line station in downtown Vancouver". Daily Hive. Archived from the original on July 10, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "Canada Line Escalator Enhancement Project". TransLink. Archived from the original on February 9, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Chan, Kenneth (February 1, 2019). "Construction begins on new escalators for all downtown Canada Line stations". Daily Hive. Archived from the original on February 2, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Vancouver City Centre Station Entrance Locations (PDF) (Map). TransLink. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Granville & Vancouver City Centre Stations (PDF) (Map). TransLink. October 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2019.