August 20, 2010, 9:00 am
People in the lineup wave while waiting at Lansdowne Station. Taken August 17, 2009.
As mentioned, in honour of Canada Line’s one-year anniversary on August 17, I’ve dug up some little-seen photos from opening day. It turns out we have a lot of photos, so I’ve posted them in four installments over the week!
This is part four, with pictures from the Lansdowne, Richmond-Brighouse, and YVR Airport Stations. (Here’s part 1, part 2, and part 3 in this series.)
Again, this is just a small sample of many: see the full gallery of photos in this Flickr set!
Lansdowne Centre offered free horse-drawn carriage rides on opening day. Taken August 17, 2009.
Paralympians played a demonstration wheelchair basketball game outside of Lansdowne Station. Taken August 17, 2009.
A pretty shot of the lineup at Lansdowne Station. Taken August 17, 2009.
Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Richmond city councillors cut the ribbon to open Richmond-Brighouse Station. Taken on August 17, 2009.
The first wave of riders heads up the stairs to the platform at Richmond-Brighouse Station. Taken on August 17, 2009.
The lineup at YVR-Airport. Taken August 17, 2009.
The lineup at YVR-Airport snaked all the way into the airport! Taken August 17, 2009.
On opening day, the airport displayed two Lego models of Canada Line stations, made by local Lego fans. Taken August 17, 2009.
For more, feel free to check out some first day stories, a roundup of opening day photo and video, and some past Buzzer posts about the construction of the line. As well, here’s the schedule and activity map from opening day!