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West Coast Express to operate on Canada Day for the first time

Kenneth Chan Jun 19, 2017 1:06 am 1,956

Metro Vancouver’s commuter rail service will be running on Canada Day, marking the first time that it has operated on a holiday.

TransLink has announced that the West Coast Express will be making special trips on Saturday, July 1 to allow more residents in the region – particularly those who live in the eastern municipalities – to partake in the celebrations happening in downtown Vancouver to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday.

The train will depart Mission at 11 am and arrive at Waterfront Station by 12:15 pm. For the return trip, the train will leave Waterfront Station at 7 pm.

If the return train schedule does not work with your party plans, TransLink reminds that the Evergreen extension of the Millennium Line has transfer stations with the West Coast Express at Moody Centre Station and Coquitlam Central Station.

It takes approximately 75 minutes to travel one-way on the West Coast Express from terminus to terminus. The Compass Card also uses the Compass Card system, and regular fares apply for this holiday service.

A modest transit fare increase on bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus services will coincide on Canada Day.


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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]

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