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I Love Transit Week: favourite SkyTrain stations

I Love Transit Week: favourite SkyTrain stations

Here’s another reminder to come to I Love Transit Night this Thursday! Send me an RSVP if you can make it: it’s the Buzzer’s first live meetup and will be on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.

What’s your favourite SkyTrain station?

I think a favourite SkyTrain station can really depend on the criteria. For sheer prettiness, my favourite SkyTrain station is definitely Brentwood Town Centre.

Brentwood Town Centre Station. Beautiful!
Brentwood Town Centre Station. Beautiful!

But Broadway and Commercial, however, has a hustle and bustle all its own – so many shops are located right near the transit hub, and it connects to the 99 B-Line. Convenient!

Just outside Commercial Station -- the walkway above goes to Broadway Station.
Just outside Commercial Station -- the walkway above goes to Broadway Station.

And Main Street is a sentimental favourite – it was the very first SkyTrain station built for a demonstration project in 1982, along with 1100 metres of track. During this “pre-build” SkyTrain evaluation period, over 300,000 people visited the station and rode a two-car prototype train.

The Main Street demonstration line from 1982. Note the two-car prototype train!
The Main Street demonstration line from 1982. Note the two-car prototype train!

Anybody have their own favourites? (Also, just curious: has anyone actually visited every single station on the line?)

PS: Please do note that I might put your responses in the March Buzzer, as I’ll be putting reader contributions from I Love Transit Week into the next print edition! If you don’t want your comment in the print Buzzer, just say the word :)