YVR–Airport station

YVR–Airport is an elevated station on the Canada Line of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. The station is located at Vancouver International Airport's main terminal in Richmond, British Columbia, and is one of the outbound terminuses of the Canada Line, the other being Richmond–Brighouse.

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SkyTrain station
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Location3600 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond
Coordinates49°11′39″N 123°10′42″W / 49.19417°N 123.17833°W / 49.19417; -123.17833Coordinates: 49°11′39″N 123°10′42″W / 49.19417°N 123.17833°W / 49.19417; -123.17833
Owned byTransLink
Vancouver International Airport
PlatformsSide platform
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAP
Fare zoneZone 2, with airport surcharge
History
OpenedAugust 17, 2009
Passengers
2019[1]3,139,000 Increase 4.2%
Rank22 of 53
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
Canada Line
Airport
Terminus

The Vancouver International Airport Authority contributed up to $300 million toward the airport branch of the Canada Line, which includes YVR–Airport.[2] Like Richmond–Brighouse station, YVR–Airport only has a single track.

ServicesEdit

YVR–Airport station serves both the domestic and international terminals of Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Located on Sea Island, it provides the only direct, transfer-free public transit connection between Downtown Vancouver and the airport. During off hours, the station is served by the N10 bus route, which provides service to Downtown Vancouver and Richmond–Brighouse station.

Station informationEdit

Station layoutEdit

T Platform 1
Inbound
 Canada Line towards Waterfront (Sea Island Centre)
Side platform; doors will open on the left
C Concourse Connection to the Domestic Terminal,
Fare gates, Compass vending machines
P Parkade Level Connection to street level and the International Terminal

EntrancesEdit

 
Ticket concourse
 
Platform

YVR–Airport is served by two entrances. The Domestic Terminal entrance is accessible by an overhead walkway on the concourse level. The International Terminal entrance is accessible by a walkway on the parkade level. This entrance also provides street level access to Grant McConachie Way.[3]

Airport surchargeEdit

As with all stations on Sea Island—YVR–Airport, Sea Island Centre, and Templeton—a $5.00 surcharge, the "YVR AddFare", applies to fares paid with cash, with Compass Card stored value, or with DayPasses purchased at the station for eastbound trips originating from this station to Bridgeport station or beyond. Trips using a monthly pass are exempt, as are trips using DayPasses purchased and activated off Sea Island. Trips to YVR–Airport are not subject to the surcharge. Travel between YVR–Airport, Sea Island Centre, and Templeton stations is free.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 Transit Service Performance Review – SkyTrain Stations Ranked by Annual Boardings" (PDF). translink.ca. TransLink. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Parry, Jacob (January 28, 2015). "Airports are stressful, so why do B.C.ers love YVR?". BCBusiness. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  3. ^ TransLink. YVR–Airport Entrance Locations (PDF) (Map). Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Canada Line YVR AddFare". TransLink. Archived from the original on March 24, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2018.

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