TransLink SkyTrain Olympic Village Station
|Train to: Waterfront||Olympic Village||Train to: Richmond–Brighouse & YVR–Airport|
|Next Station: Yaletown–Roundhouse||Next Station: Broadway–City Hall|
|Address||525 W. 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC|
|Bus connections||15, 50, 84|
|Ranking||32 out of 53|
|Park and Ride||No|
|Opening date||August 17, 2009|
|Former services||Olympic Line|
Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway
Olympic Village is a SkyTrain station in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Located at W. 2nd Avenue and Cambie Street, Olympic Village Station derives its name from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Village, located east of the station. The station provides access to nearby commercial and residential areas. In the tunnels, this is where the tunnelling method changes from tunnel boring to cut-and-cover. The tunnel remains cut-and-cover from Olympic Village to the north of Marine Drive.
Directly across West 2nd Avenue is the Centennial Rocket, which is a replica of a rocket made for a 1936 PNE float. It was built and displayed during Expo 86 and donated to the City of Vancouver and contains a time capsule of Expo 86 memorabilia, which will be revealed in 2036. The rocket was temporarily moved due to excavation for the Olympic Village Station platforms and tunnels.
During planning, Olympic Village was called False Creek South. This was later changed in 2006 to its current name.
As part of the excavation work during construction, 3444 cubic metres of soil was removed. Construction work on Olympic Village Station did not commence until the completion of the bored tunnels.
Olympic Village Station had self-serve check-in kiosks on the concourse level for Vancouver International Airport flights. As of 2020, these have since been removed.
Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway
Olympic Village Station is located near the Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway's Leg-in-Boot stop. The Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway service was established on July 29, 1998, and was operated by volunteers from the Transit Museum Society of British Columbia. Service ran every summer on weekends and holidays and usually ran from May to mid-October. The excursion-orientated historic electric rail line operated two ex-British Columbia Electric Railway cars: one interurban and one streetcar.
The line originally used a former freight railway corridor starting from Granville Island and paralleling W. 6th Avenue, reaching the Leg-in-Boot stop and continued under Cambie Street and paralleling Quebec Street, arriving at its terminus adjacent to Science World and Main Street–Science World Station.
The line's infrastructure was upgraded for $8.5 million, with funds from the City of Vancouver and Granville Island to implement the Olympic Line demonstration service. However, due to Olympic-related development and other numerous residential development in the False Creek area, the portion between Leg-in-Boot and Science World was permanently cut. Following the end of the Olympic Line, undoing some modifications to the line delayed the start of the 2011 season and the heritage service was suspended indefinitely due to financial constraints in 2012.
In 2014, a Vancouver City Council report recommended against reviving the heritage service, citing that the city's resources should be permanently directed away from the service.
During the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics, Olympic Village was a transfer station for the Olympic Line, a demonstration streetcar line that ran along the Downtown Historic Railway right-of-way to Granville Island. The platforms and tracks remain there today.
The line used two Bombardier Flexity Outlook units (units 3050 and 3051) from Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium.
Bus services are located along W. 2nd Avenue.
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|99 UBC B-Line||99 B-Line service at this bay|
|N35 SFU NightBus||NightBus service at this bay|
|Bus Stop #12345||Bus Stop ID number|
(for stops without bay numbers)
|Inbound ←||Canada Line towards Waterfront (Yaletown–Roundhouse)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Outbound|| Canada Line towards Richmond–Brighouse (Broadway–City Hall) →|
Canada Line towards YVR–Airport (Broadway–City Hall) →
|Olympic Village Station Exits|
|W. 2nd Avenue||
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|Bike racks located at this exit|
|Bike Parkade located at this exit|
|Emergency Refuge located at or near this exit|
Specific services available only through this exit
First and Last Trains
- Olympic Village
- Granville Island
- Charleson Park
- ↑ RAV Line Preliminary Design Discussion Guide translink.ca, retrieved 10-02-2017
- ↑ Canada Line station names selected translink.ca, retrieved 10-02-2017
- ↑ Olympic Village Canada Line, retrieved 07-11-2021