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A scene from the Fringe episode "White Tulip" was shot aboard a West Coast Express train! Publicity still from Fox found via IGN.

Joshua Jackson investigates! A scene from the Fringe episode White Tulip was shot aboard a West Coast Express train. Publicity still from Fox found via IGN.

Turns out Fringe, one of the American sci-fi shows filmed in Vancouver, hopped aboard the West Coast Express in one of its recent episodes.

Look for “White Tulip,” which is episode 18 from Fringe’s second season. Several scenes were shot on board a West Coast Express train, where a character with time-travelling powers mysteriously wipes out everyone on board. (Ooohhh!)

I’m told by West Coast Express that the Fringe crew filmed on the train over at the Main St. VIA yard – they used our car for all the interiors and regular VIA equipment for the rest. It took them the better part of a week to film it!

Check out the episode preview, or watch the full episode at

And see the TransLink in TV & Film category for more of Vancouver transit on the silver screen!


  • By Fringe Fan, April 29, 2010 @ 11:55 am

    Hey, I am a Vancouverite and a huge Fringe fan. I’m always picking out Vancouver landmarks in the show (earlier this season, you could clearly see the sign of Burrard Street clearly in the background… They also shot in Chinatown, which was really cool because they made it a point to include the dragon-topped streetlights that we see there!) When I saw this episode, I was so ridiculously excited! Thanks so much for including Fringe on your blog… It totally made my day :) Any other Fringe-related news would be much welcome in the future! Now excuse me while I go share this with other Fringe fans…
    PS: Josh Jackson is a Vancouverite, too :)

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 29, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

    That’s awesome! I always get a kick out of seeing our city in TV shows: I’ll definitely keep an eye out for the bits you mentioned. Keep me posted if you find any more transit-related Fringe sightings :)

  • By RoundTop, April 29, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    They filmed a couple episodes at my office. The one where they have the office virus outbreak was the one that they did the most. 3 or 4 days of filming.

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