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Canada Line opening: 1pm, all systems go

Canada Line opening: 1pm, all systems go

I was at Waterfront for the 1pm opening of the Canada Line!

About 30 really excited people hopped on the line there, and as we went to the other stations, it filled up very quickly indeed.

A couple of guys who hopped on the train said they were heading to YVR to go to the bar :) There was a gentleman on a scooter who had been on the Expo Line’s first run too. Another guy had just managed to get the train on his break from work. And three girls who popped on at Bridgeport were actually looking to go to Aberdeen, not YVR—whoops!

It was basically packed as we got to YVR, and the YVR lineup was starting to get long. (If you’re looking to hop off at the airport, there are free popsicles being handed out in the food court!)

A few words of advice as this public opening goes on today.

Large crowds are forming at Waterfront and Broadway-City Hall, so try other stations if you can. Be prepared for waits and drink plenty of water in the hot weather!

We are asking people to get off at Vancouver City Centre instead of Waterfront to alleviate crowding too.

Ok, now some pics from the opening!