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I Love Transit Week: favourite SkyTrain stations

Here’s another reminder to come to I Love Transit Night [1] 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! [2]

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! [3]

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 :)