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Update: transit service for the opening ceremonies dress rehearsal, Wed Feb 10

The crowds for the smaller opening ceremonies dress rehearsal on Monday, February 8. Those are security screening tents in the distance.

The lineup for the smaller opening ceremonies dress rehearsal on Monday, February 8. Those are security screening tents in the distance.

Here’s an update about transit service for the opening ceremonies dress rehearsal on Wednesday, February 10 (tonight).

Due to the closure of the Cambie Street Bridge from noon to midnight, the #15 bus will not operate in downtown Vancouver. It will short-turn at Broadway and Cambie; customers going to and from downtown will need to transfer to the Canada Line at Broadway-City Hall Station.

SkyTrain will also operate at “Olympic service levels” today only, with rush hour service levels through the evening. Operations will close one hour later than usual: the last train from Waterfront to King George will leave at 2:16 a.m.; the last train will leave King George for Waterfront at 1:38 a.m.

Again, a reminder that security screening lineups for the dress rehearsal will likely be long, so do take extra time to make sure you get in. During the smaller dress rehearsal on Monday, it did take quite a while: here again is a blog post from Marc Smith, who says it took him over an hour to get into the venue after lining up on Beatty St.

And here is the original post about the dress rehearsal road closures, plus the Vancouver2010.com page on getting around for the opening ceremonies.

Edit, 2 p.m.: I have just received updated info from the TransLink communications team about the dress rehearsal.

First, admission tickets to the Dress Rehearsal also serve as transit tickets. All three SkyTrain lines will be running ‘event-level’ services tonight with extra trains to handle the demand.

Passengers bound for BC Place on the Expo and Millennium Lines will leave Stadium Station by the east exit down to Expo Boulevard. Passengers on the Canada Line will find the easiest access via the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station.

Most people leaving BC Place will exit on the east lower level side of the stadium onto the Sea Wall along Pacific Boulevard and will be directed to the Main Street SkyTrain station, or they can access the Canada Line via the Yaletown-Roundhouse station.

Anyone leaving BC Place and wishing to access Stadium Station will have to enter via the Beatty Street entrance only.

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