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Transit on film: Smallville!

Smallville is well known for filming here in Vancouver… so did you ever see the episode featuring Waterfront Station?

You may not have recognized it — it’s disguised as “Metropolis International Airport” in this angst-ridden clip. Poor old Clark, dropping that white rose outside the station… I mean, airport!


17 Comments

  • By SkyTrainLady, October 15, 2009 @ 9:52 am

    Nice blast from the past!
    Did you know that SkyTrain was featured in this year’s season premiere?
    While it did involve a derailement (TV make believe only) it showed our guideway and SkyBridge. BTW – Superman saved the day by “catching” the SkyTrain car “Lois” was in.
    SkyTrainLady

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, October 15, 2009 @ 9:53 am

    Somebody find me a clip!

  • By SkyTrainLady, October 15, 2009 @ 9:54 am

    oops … I meant derailment.
    (Not a word somone in the rail business is comfortable with!)

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, October 15, 2009 @ 10:28 am

    Found it! Here’s the clip of the season premiere:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uQBpnB21gM

    The train interior is totally a set. But as the train comes down, you can still see the SkyTrain marks on the side of the train!

  • By lala, October 15, 2009 @ 10:29 am

    there was an episode where a CMBC coach looks like it was blown up or at least on fire P4235 (an MCI Classic) cause the last I heard the bus was destroyed in the making of the episode.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, October 15, 2009 @ 10:30 am

    Really? Well, let’s get a clip of that one too!

  • By keith, October 15, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

    the last clip you had it was made beside skytrain its before royal oak station towards going to metrotown.

  • By keith, October 15, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

    correction its edmonds and royal oak its between those station and they have small studio there and i see the superman symbol on the building while i been on skytrain

  • By Ron C., October 15, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

    The other thing about the Smallville season opener SkyTrain sequence is that the front of the train is a MKII car, but the rest of the train is separate cars – so they are MKI!
    Love how they called it “SkyTrain” in the script!

  • By Robert Evans, October 15, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

    I travel from White Rock to BCIT early in the morning and my transfer runs out before I get there. Is it possible for me to get off at Vancouver City Center on the Canada Line and get to the Granville station on the Expo Line. If I could then I would save approx.8 min and my transfer wouldn’t time out. Thanks for your help.

  • By keith, October 16, 2009 @ 12:21 am

    robert if i was you get off at king edward stn on canada line and catch 25 to brentwood stn since it would go by bcit near canada way

  • By David, October 16, 2009 @ 11:25 am

    Robert – why are you going downtown before going to BCIT from White Rock? Seems like you’re taking the long way round. Wouldn’t it be quicker to go to King George in Surrey, Expo line to Metrotown then the frequent 130 bus up Willingdon to BCIT?

  • By keith, October 16, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

    i agree with ya david. take 321 from white rock centre to king george stn and there might be a express bus from white rock to king george in morning rush hour and ya have choice get off at new westminister catch 123 bus or stay on till metrotown catch 130 bus and its every 7 mins on weekdays or go to patterson and catch 125 bus its only on daytime rush hour its just go to bcit and its great options you got since i work at grand villa and i take skytrain to metrotown then catch 130 since its mostly take me 30 mins or less to there

  • By Eric, October 16, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

    I’ve got very little good to say about the 321 (especially not for a long distance like that), but if you’re traveling on peak hours anyway, the 394 express is a fine route
    (I used to not-so-subtly sneak out of class 10 minutes early as to not miss the last express bus home…)

  • By Cliff, October 16, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

    Don’t early 321 buses terminate at New Westminster Station?

    If you left early enough, just take a 321 and transfer at New Westminster Station to the 123.

    The other way to do it would be to take a 321/394 and transfer to the Expo Line to Columbia, then transfer to the Millennium Line and get off at Brentwood. Them you could take any number of buses southbound from there.

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