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Train2Main Begins in 2 Days!

2014-03-12 Train2Main line diagram

Train2Main service

Hey buzzer readers!

This is a reminder that from March 30 (two days from now) until fall 2014, anyone travelling to or from Main Street-Science World Station will hop on the Train2Main, a special two-car SkyTrain – trains are normally four or six cars long.

Here’s a refresher on the details:

  • Train2Main will provide service to and from Main Street-Science World from Waterfront, Burrard, Granville, Stadium-Chinatown and Commercial-Broadway Stations.
  • Regular four and six car trains on the Expo Line and Millenium Line will operate as normal during this time, except they will not stop at Main Street–Science World Station.
  • Passengers travelling to Main Street-Science World from the east will transfer to Train2Main at Commercial-Braodway station.
  • Passengers travelling to Main Street-Science World from downtown Vancouver will use the Train2Main.
  • Passengers using Train2Main should plan 10 minutes of extra travel time.

Train2Main is necessary to keep Main Street-Science World open during construction as much needed upgrades are made to the station. To learn more, visit www.translink.ca/ontrack. Thanks for your patience!


6 Comments

  • By Sheba, March 28, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

    …and a couple days later the Downtown Van Bus service Review starts
    http://www.translink.ca/en/Plans-and-Projects/Area-Transit-Plans/Downtown-Vancouver-Bus-Service-Review.aspx

  • By Jennifer Binnington, March 28, 2014 @ 3:22 pm

    @Sheba there’s lots happening this spring!

  • By Ian S., April 1, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

    Is this the first time in SkyTrain history that trains are regularly scheduled not to stop at a specific station?

  • By Jennifer Binnington, April 2, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

    @Ian S. – Yes it is!

  • By Ian S, April 27, 2014 @ 3:42 am

    I’ve done a bit of research into my question above, and found another example of trains being scheduled not to stop.

    During Expo 86, large crowds wanting to get to the fair occurred regularly at the original eastern terminus at New Westminster, resulting in waits of up to 45 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and noon to get on a westbound train. SkyTrain management decided to have every third westbound train between 9:15 and 11:30 run non-stop all the way to Main Street, where all passengers had to get off. Those trains would continue empty to Stadium to use the turn-around tracks there for the trip back to New West.

    This is not quite the same as not stopping at just one specific station, but it was certainly an exception to the norm.

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