TransLink SkyTrain Stadium – Chinatown Station
|Train to: Waterfront||Stadium–Chinatown||Train to: King George & Production Way–University|
|Next Station: Granville||Next Station: Main Street–Science World|
|Address||590 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC|
BC Transit (1985–1999)
Rapid Transit Company
|Bus connections||5, 6, 17, 23, 240, , ,|
246, , , 257, ,
|Platforms||3 (2 island, 1 side)|
|Structure type||Elevated and partially at-grade|
|Architects||Allen Parker & Associates|
|Park and Ride||No|
|Opening date||December 11, 1985|
Expo 86 shuttle service
|Previous name||Stadium (1985–2004)|
Stadium–Chinatown is a SkyTrain station in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Located adjacent and beneath the Dunsmuir Viaduct, Stadium–Chinatown Station provides access to the adjacent BC Place and Rogers Arena, in addition to Vancouver's Chinatown. The station opened in 1985 as Stadium. The "Chinatown" portion of the station name was added in 2004. 
Despite the station having three platforms, only two are used. The third side platform is used for train parking and may be open during special events. During Expo 86, the third platform was used as a shuttle for those attending the Expo to access the Canadian Pavilion at Waterfront.
TransLink Lost Properties and Compass Customer Service Centre is located at Stadium–Chinatown Station. During the transit centennial in 1990, the Compass Customer Service Centre space was occupied by a transit history display.
When the station opened, there was an additional entrance going underneath Beatty Street. The entrance was closed shortly after the station opened and is now occupied by the Lost Properties Office. Portions of the passage is filled in with sand and topped with a concrete sidewalk. The Expo Boulevard entrance was originally an emergency exit stairwell. It opened as a new entrance in 1989.
The International Village entrance sign is the only sign on the SkyTrain system to have Chinese characters. The sign displays Stadium–Chinatown Station 體育館／華埠（唐人街）.
In January 2017, the fencing diving Platform 2 and Platform 3 was replaced with a permanent fixture, as well as with new station identity signage and line diagrams. Previously, metal barricades for crowd control was used. Prior to this minor installation work, Stadium–Chinatown was the only station remaining in the system to not have a permanent platform dividing fence as other stations, specifically along the Expo Line, had platform fencing installed in the early-2000s.
Platform 3 did not use the platform intrusion found at Expo Line stations between Waterfront and King George, which comprises of a system that detects intrusion based on the amount of weight being placed on metal grills. The system that was installed used on Platform 3 exclusively was an early version of laser detection now found at all stations built from 2002 onward. In late May 2018, this system was replaced with the traditional platform intrusion system based on weight.
Expo 86 Service
During Expo 86, an express shuttle service operated between the Canada Pavilion (now Canada Place) near Waterfront Station and the main fairgrounds along False Creek from Platform 3. Shuttle passengers entered the station via an overpass that stretched over Expo Boulevard that connected Platform 3 with the fairgrounds. The overpass was dismantled after Expo 86 and replaced with a set of emergency exit stairs.
Vancouver 2010 Service
Due to its proximity to BC Place and Canada Hockey Place, operations and passenger flow changed slightly at Stadium–Chinatown during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. For the duration of the games, station directional signage was temporarily replaced with Vancouver 2010 bilingual signage to direct passengers to the two venues located across the street from Stadium–Chinatown. The Keefer Street exit was closed for the duration of the games and Expo Boulevard was designated as exit only.
Most bus services load and unload along Hamilton Street and Cambie Street.
Services on Cambie Street
- 240 15th Street
- 241 Upper Lonsdale
PM Peak Hours Only
- 242 Lynn Valley
- 246 Highland
- 247 Grouse Mountain
PM Peak Hours Only
During Special Events Only:
Services on Dunsmuir Street
Services on Expo Boulevard
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|SkyTrain Bus Bridge service boards at this bay|
|HandyDART service at this bay|
|B-Line service at this bay|
|NightBus service at this bay|
|Bus Stop||Bus Stop ID number|
(for stops without bay numbers)
|Platform 1 ←||Expo Line towards Waterfront (Granville)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Platform 2|| Expo Line towards King George (Main Street–Science World) →|
Expo Line towards Production Way–University (Main Street–Science World) →
|Side platform, not in use/storage track|
|Stadium–Chinatown Station Exits|
|Expo Boulevard Auxiliary||Special events only
|Station Icons Legend|
|Exit is on this level|
|Buses available at this exit|
|Park and Ride access at this exit|
|Bike lockers located at this exit|
|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
- BC Place
- Rogers Arena
- International Village
- Dr. Sun Yet Sen Classical Chinese Garden
- Andy Livingstone Park
- Queen Elizabeth Theatre
- Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch and Library Square
- Vancouver Community College – City Centre Campus
- Victory Square
- Beatty Street Drill Hall
- Plaza of Nations
- The Buzzer October 15, 2004 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 27-06-2018