TransLink gives SkyTrain map an epic Star Wars makeover (PHOTOS, MAP)

May 5 2019, 12:01 am

The folks at TransLink are clearly huge Star Wars fans, if this new galactic version of Metro Vancouver’s SkyTrain route and station map is any indication.

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As a celebration of ‘May The Fourth Be With You,’ an international Star Wars appreciation day marked annually on May 4, a super-sized reimagined ‘SkyTrain Network’ map has been plastered just outside the east entrance into Metrotown Station, now also known as Mustafar Station.

Station names have been renamed after many fictional locations in the Star Wars universe, and some of the names also reflect the importance of the station. For instance, Waterfront Station — the regional transit hub — is named Coruscant, which is the capital of the Galactic Empire.

TransLink's May The Fourth Be With You' Star Wars SkyTrain map. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

TransLink’s May The Fourth Be With You’ Star Wars SkyTrain map. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

Some station names adopted from Star Wars also roughly mimic the real names of the stations; Olympic Village Station is Ewok Village, VCC-Clark Station is VCC-3PO, and Templeton Station is Tatooine.

The first letters of some temporary station names are also the first letters of the real station name.

Click on the image below for an expanded version of the map:

TransLink's May The Fourth Be With You' Star Wars SkyTrain map. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

TransLink’s May The Fourth Be With You’ Star Wars SkyTrain map. Click on the map for an enlarged version. (TransLink)

Plenty of people passing through Metrotown Station have been stopping in front of the map to embrace their inner Star Wars fan and take photos, but in all likelihood the map will not be there for long.

There is no word on whether this map will be made available as a poster at TransLink’s merchandise store anytime soon.

 

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Following the theme of the day, TransLink’s Twitter account has also been pumping out Star Wars-themed advisory tweets.

As well, throughout the day, customer service representatives answering inquiries over Twitter have also added Star Wars references to their tweet replies.

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