From end-to-end: Mountain views from the SkyTrain Evergreen Extension (VIDEO)

Dec 12 2016, 11:53 pm

There’s no question that the world’s longest automated rail rapid transit system was already one of the world’s most scenic rail rapid transit systems, and this is now even more so the case with the recent opening of the Evergreen Extension.

Ask people who live in New York, Hong Kong, and London, and they will tell you that Vancouver’s SkyTrain, albeit a smaller and much less busy system, is a night and day experience given that most of the world’s busiest systems are largely subterranean.

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A new end-to-end video of the Evergreen Extension captured on a sunny day last week, right after the region experienced a major snowfall, shows sweeping views of the Coast Mountains dusted with white powder. The video begins at the new Lougheed Town Centre Station and ends at Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station, located at the foot of Burke and Eagle mountains.

The $1.4-billion, six-station Evergreen Extension of SkyTrain’s Millennium Line opened on December 2. It takes just 15 minutes for passengers to travel from Lougheed to Lafarge Lake-Douglas and approximately 35 minutes from VCC-Clark in Vancouver to Lafarge Lake-Douglas on a one-train ride.

Here is another video showcasing the span from Coquitlam Central Station to Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station:

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