TransLink SkyTrain Olympic Village Station

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Train to: Waterfront Olympic Village Train to: Richmond–Brighouse & YVR–Airport
Next Station: Yaletown–Roundhouse Next Station: Broadway–City Hall
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General Information
Address 525 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Owner TransLink
Operator ProTrans BC
Lines served Canada Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
Bus connections 15, 50, 84
Fare Zone 1
Platforms 2 (island)
Entrances 1
Structure type Underground
Levels 3
Other Information
Bike lockers Yes
Bike Parkade No
Park and Ride No
Carsharing No
Station code OV
YVR Check-In Yes
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.

Station Details

Located at West 2nd Avenue and Cambie Street, Olympic Village Station derives its name from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Village, located east from the station. The station provides access to nearby commercial and residential areas. In the tunnels, this is where the tunneling method changes from tunnel boring to cut-and-cover. The tunnel remains cut-and-cover from Olympic Village to 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[1]. This was later changed in 2006 to its current name[2].

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.

Olympic Line

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.

YVR Check-In

Olympic Village Station has self serve check-in kiosks on the concourse level for Vancouver International Airport flights.

Bus Routes

Bus services load and unload along West 2nd Avenue.

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Station Layout


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  • Transit information
  • Compass Ticket Vending Machines

C Concourse
  • YVR Check-in

Inbound Canada Line Canada Line towards Waterfront (Yaletown–Roundhouse)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Outbound Canada Line Canada Line towards Richmond–Brighouse (Broadway–City Hall)
Canada Line Canada Line towards YVR–Airport (Broadway–City Hall)
Olympic Village Station Exits
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  • TransLink Buses bullet-b.png Buses
  • Passenger zone
  • Public Parking

First and Last Trains

Olympic Village Station
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First Train to Waterfront 5:22 a.m. 5:22 a.m. 5:22 a.m.
Last Train to Waterfront 1:16 a.m. 1:16 a.m. 1:16 a.m.
First Train to YVR–Airport 4:54 a.m. 4:54 a.m. 4:54 a.m.
Last Train to YVR–Airport 1:10 a.m. 1:10 a.m. 1:10 a.m.
First Train
to Richmond–Brighouse
5:35 a.m. 5:35 a.m. 5:35 a.m.
Last Train
to Richmond–Brighouse
1:20 a.m. 1:20 a.m. 1:20 a.m.

Nearby Attractions

  • Olympic Village
  • Granville Island
  • Charleson Park

Station Maps


  1. RAV Line Preliminary Design Discussion Guide, retrieved 10-02-2017
  2. Canada Line station names selected, retrieved 10-02-2017
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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
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
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Production Way branch ← Towards Waterfront Expo Line ColumbiaSappertonBraidMillennium Line Lougheed Town CentreMillennium Line Production Way–University
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Transit Services

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Fare Information

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Plans and Projects

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

Other Divisions

Cycling NetworkRoads and BridgesTransit Police