Burrard StationEdit profile
Burrard Station is a SkyTrain station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, served by the Expo and Millennium Lines. The station is located in the Dunsmuir Tunnel located beneath Downtown Vancouver, and opened in 1985.
Burrard Station is located in the heart of Vancouver’s financial district and is very close Coal Harbour and the West End. The subway station is accessible from the surface via an entrance through an urban park named Discovery Square where Burrard Street meets Melville and Dunsmuir Streets, or via the underground shopping malls of the Royal Centre and Bentall Centre skyscraper complexes.
Burrard Station is one of five SkyTrain subway stations currently serving Downtown Vancouver. It connects with many TransLink bus routes in Metro Vancouver; these buses serve the city of Vancouver, Burnaby, North and West Vancouver, and the Tri-Cities. Prior to the opening of the Canada Line, a number of routes also served Richmond (including the 98 B-Line), Delta, Surrey, and White Rock. 1 - 2 Macdonald-16th Ave, 22 Macdonald, 32 Dunbar, 44 UBC, C21 Beach, N22 Macdonald-Dunbar 2 - 210 Upper Lynn Valley and afternoon peak hours only: 211 Seymour, 214 Blueridge, 290 Deep Cove, 292 Upper Lynn Valley 3 - 160 Port Coquitlam Station, 190 Coquitlam Station 4 - 2 Macdonald-16th Ave, C21 Beach 5 - 22 Knight, 44 Downtown, N22 Downtown 6 - 135 SFU
Like Granville, and King Edward, Burrard Station has a distinctive platform design. The westbound track (to Waterfront Station) is stacked on top of the eastbound track (to King George and VCC”“Clark), with the westbound platform being one level above the eastbound platform. The structure housing the surface station entrance was designed to resemble Victorian-era British railway stations, with a peaked glass roof. When originally opened, the station’s only underground passage was to the Bentall Centre tower complex. A connection to the Royal Centre complex was constructed some years later, while an anticipated underground passage to Park Place skyscraper was never built.