TransLink SkyTrain Columbia Station

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Train to: Waterfront Columbia Train to: King George
Next Station: New Westminster Next Station: Scott Road
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Train to: Waterfront Columbia Train to: Production Way–University
Next Station: New Westminster Next Station: Sapperton
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TransLink Expo Line bullet-a.png TransLink Buses bullet-b.png TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png TransLink Bike Rack bullet-b.png
General Information
Address 435 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC
Owner TransLink (1999–present)
BC Transit (1989–1999)
Operator British Columbia
Rapid Transit Company
Lines served Expo Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
Bus connections 103, 105, 109, N19
Fare Zone 2
Platforms 2 (side)
Entrances 3
Construction
Structure type At-grade and underground
Levels 3
Other Information
Bike lockers No
Bike Parkade No
Park and Ride No
Carsharing Yes (Evo)
Station code CO
History
Opening date February 14, 1989
Former services Millennium Line Logo and Symbol-a.png


Columbia is a SkyTrain station in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Station Details

Located along Columbia Street, the station provides access to the numerous nearby businesses and residential areas. The station served as the eastern terminus of the Expo Line from 1989 to 1990. During planning and construction, the station was known as Fourth Street.

Following the completion of the Millennium Line in 2002, Columbia became a major transferring point between Expo and Millennium line trains. However, the station was not designed to be a transfer hub. Due to its limiting design, overcrowding in the station's corridors and on the platforms are a daily occurrence during peak hours. Passengers transferring from the inbound platform to the outbound platform are required to descend to the mezzanine level and then back up a flight of 36 stairs or take an elevator if disembarking from the western end of the station[1]. Alternatively, passengers disembarking from the eastern end of the station are required to walk up a flight of narrow stairs to the Fourth Street concourse and back down again to the platform level. This remains to be a problem for passenger convenience despite the Millennium Line no longer serving Columbia as passengers still transfer between Waterfront, King George, and Production Way–University trains.

The only accessible entrance at Columbia Station is the Columbia Street entrance, which requires passengers to cut through a mall. However, the station and mall does not line up as the mall is located half a level above the station. The mall provides a wheelchair lift at the entrance to accommodate passengers. However, the lift often has reliability issues. The wheelchair lift is unique as Columbia Station is the only station on the system to have a wheelchair lift, despite it being privately owned and operated.

Bus Routes

Prior to the completion of the Millennium Line, Columbia was a secondary connecting point for bus services bound for the Tri-Cities. After 2002, those services moved to Braid and Lougheed. Today, Columbia provides services to local Community Shuttle services.

Bays 1 and 2 are on Columbia Street and Bay 3 is on Fourth Street.

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TransLink Bay 2 bullet-a.pngTransLink SkyTrain Bus Bridge bullet-a.png

TransLink Bay 3 bullet-a.png

Station Layout

S TransLink Exit bullet-a.png Fourth Street
  • Transit information
  • Compass Ticket Vending Machines

T
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Expo Line Expo Line towards Waterfront (New Westminster)
Platform 2 Expo Line Expo Line towards King George (Scott Road)
Expo Line Expo Line towards Production Way–University (Sapperton)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

S TransLink Exit bullet-a.png Clarkson Street
Columbia Street
  • Transit information
  • Compass Ticket Vending Machines
  • Shops
Columbia Station Exits
TransLink Bike Rack bullet-b.png Fourth Street
Clarkson Street
TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Accessible bullet-b.pngTransLink Bike Rack bullet-b.png Columbia Street
  • TransLink Buses bullet-b.png Buses
  • Boucher Centre
  • Shops

First and Last Trains

Columbia Station
Expo Line Logo-a.png Weekdays Saturdays Sundays/Holidays
First Train to Waterfront 5:18 a.m. 6:13 a.m. 7:13 a.m.
Last Train to Waterfront 12:47 a.m. 12:47 a.m. 11:47 p.m.
First Train to King George 5:24 a.m. 6:23 a.m. 7:23 a.m.
Last Train to King George 1:47 a.m. 1:47 a.m. 12:47 a.m.
First Train
to Production Way–University
5:21 a.m. 6:27 a.m. 7:27 a.m.
Last Train
to Production Way–University
1:04 a.m.
1:11 a.m. on Fridays
1:11 a.m. 12:04 a.m.
First Train
to New Westminster

late night service
12:52 a.m.
12:50 a.m. on Fridays
12:50 a.m. 11:52 p.m.
Last Train
to New Westminster

late night service
1:37 a.m.
1:38 a.m. on Fridays
1:38 a.m. 12:37 a.m.
First Train
to Lougheed Town Centre

late night service
1:14 a.m.
1:20 a.m. on Fridays
1:20 a.m. 12:14 a.m.
Last Train
to Lougheed Town Centre

late night service
1:42 a.m.
1:43 a.m. on Fridays
1:43 a.m. 12:42 a.m.

Nearby Attractions

  • Boucher Centre
  • Queens Park
  • Westminster Pier Park

Station Maps

References

  1. Expo Line Station Review translink.ca, retrieved 3-12-2017
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Operations
Lines Canada Line Logo-a.png Expo Line Logo-a.png Millennium Line Logo-a.png Millennium Line Evergreen Extension Logo-b.png
Rolling stock Expo Line 1984 UTDC ICTS Mark IExpo Line 1985 UTDC ICTS Mark IExpo Line 1991 UTDC ICTS Mark IExpo Line 1995 Bombardier ICTS Mark IExpo LineMillennium Line 2001 Bombardier ART Mark IICanada Line 2008 Hyundai Rotem EMUExpo LineMillennium Line 2009 Bombardier ART Mark IIExpo Line 2015 Bombardier Innovia Metro Mark IIIExpo Line 2018 Bombardier Innovia Metro Mark III
Yards Expo LineMillennium Line Operations and Maintenance CentreMillennium Line Coquitlam Maintenance CentreCanada Line Canada Line Operations and Maintenance Centre
Stations
Canada Line Logo-a.png Expo LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png95 B-Line WaterfrontVancouver City CentreYaletown–RoundhouseOlympic Village99 B-Line Broadway–City HallKing EdwardOakridge–41st AvenueLangara–49th AvenueMarine DriveCanada Line BridgeportAberdeenLansdowneRichmond–Brighouse
Airport branch ← Towards Waterfront Canada Line BridgeportTempletonSea Island CentreYVR–Airport
Expo Line Logo-a.png Canada LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png95 B-Line Waterfront95 B-Line BurrardGranvilleStadium–ChinatownMain Street–Science WorldMillennium Line99 B-Line Commercial–BroadwayNanaimo29th AvenueJoyce–CollingwoodPattersonMetrotownRoyal OakEdmonds22nd StreetNew WestminsterExpo Line ColumbiaScott RoadGateway96 B-Line Surrey Central96 B-Line King George
Production Way branch ← Towards Waterfront Expo Line ColumbiaSappertonBraidMillennium Line Lougheed Town CentreMillennium Line Production Way–University
Millennium Line Logo-a.png VCC–ClarkExpo Line99 B-Line Commercial–BroadwayRenfrewRupertGilmoreBrentwood Town CentreHoldomSperling–Burnaby LakeLake City WayExpo Line Production Way–UniversityExpo Line Lougheed Town CentreBurquitlamTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Moody CentreInlet CentreTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Coquitlam CentralLincolnLafarge Lake–Douglas
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Transit Services

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Fare Information

Compass CardCash FaresFare StructureUniversal Pass (U-Pass)TransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png West Coast Express Fares

Plans and Projects

Expo Line Expo Line Fraser Highway ExtensionMillennium Line Millennium Line Broadway ExtensionPattullo Bridge Replacement

Other Divisions

Cycling NetworkRoads and BridgesTransit Police