Transit on TV: ‘The Flash’, a Millennium Line SkyTrain cameo in DC Comics television series’ trailer
Astute Vancouverites know Vancouver is often referred to as “Hollywood North.” Our film industry is the third largest in North America behind only Los Angeles and New York.
Naturally, you’ll find TransLink’s services making cameo appearances in movies, television shows, and commercials!
Take a peek at our TransLink in TV & Film and you’ll learn the Canada Line was on The Amazing Race Canada, the West Coast Express was in Fringe, Waterfront Station was in Smallville, West Coast Express platform at Waterfront Station was used to film a Jessica Biel fight scene in Blade Trinity, one of our articulated buses was in the television series Defying Gravity, SkyTrain was in a Vodafone commercial, and much more.
Now, SkyTrain is a star in The CW and CTV’s The Flash television series!
In The Flash‘s heroic trailer (at the 0:25 mark), you can spot the Millennium Line SkyTrain as Flash runs along the fence.
Bill Knight, our resident transit guru, tells us he thinks the scene was filmed in the lot of Vancouver Film Studios’ Soundstage “B” by Boundary Road, adjacent to the Central Valley Greenway, where the Millennium Line guideway elevates to cross over the Trans-Canada Highway.
Each year, we receive about 75 to 100 requests to film on our system each year. We try to provide access the best we can, but we can’t accommodate all of them. Filming has to fit within our time restrictions and take place outside of service hours so our customers are not affected.
With major upgrades underway on the Expo Line, many requests for filming on the SkyTrain system have been unable to go ahead.
Author: Allen Tung