TransLink Skytrain Main Street – Science World Station

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Train to: Waterfront Main Street–Science World Train to: King George & Production Way–University
Next Station: Stadium–Chinatown Next Station: Commercial–Broadway
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TransLink Expo Line bullet-a.png TransLink Buses bullet-b.png TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png TransLink Bike Parkade bullet-b.png Amtrak Logo.png* VIA Rail Logo.png*
* At Pacific Central Station
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General Information
Address 1399 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Owner TransLink (1999–present)
BC Transit (1983–1999)
Operator British Columbia
Rapid Transit Company
Lines served Expo Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
Bus connections 3, 8, 19, 22, 23, N8, N19
Fare Zone 1
Platforms 2 (island)
Entrances 4
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Levels 2
Architects Allen Parker & Associates
Architektengruppen U-Bahn
VIA Architecture
Other Information
Bike lockers No
Bike Parkade Yes (86 racks)
Park and Ride No
Carsharing No
Station code MN
History
Opening date June 27, 1983
Former services Millennium Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
Train2Main
ALRT demonstration line
Rebuilt 2013–2015
Previous names Main Street (1983–1990)
Science World–Main Street
(1990–2013 on signage)


Main Street–Science World is a SkyTrain station in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Services

TransLink services that meet at Main Street–Science World Station:

Long distance rail and bus services at Pacific Central Station, adjacent to Main Street–Science World Station:

Nearby services along False Creek:

  • False Creek Ferries – Private passenger ferry service connecting various parts of False Creek with Granville Island
  • Aquabus – Private passenger ferry service connecting Science World with Granville Island, Olympic Village, Yaletown and various other parts of False Creek

Station Details

Located at the intersection of Main Street and Terminal Avenue, Main Street–Science World Station provides service to the False Creek area and connects passengers to long distance rail and bus services at Pacific Central Station

History

The station originally opened as Main Street in 1983. The station served as a 1km line of the ALRT demonstration line (before the SkyTrain name caught on) heading east on Terminal Avenue. The line was meant to give the public a chance to ride the SkyTrain for free as part of a demonstration period. The station was merged into the network when the Waterfront to New Westminster segment opened in 1985.

On September 21, 1990, the station name was changed to Main Street – Science World in reference to the nearby Science World (now called TELUS World of Science, but continues to be referred to as Science World). System maps and platform signage displayed Science World – Main Street. This was later changed to its current name, but the platform signage remained as Science World – Main Street until their removal in 2013.

As the oldest station on the system, a rebuild program was launched to improve station accessibility. The original station had two entrances: one on the west side of Main Street and the other on the east. The elevator was located in a poor location under the station adjacent to the west entrance. The east entrance lacked a station house and the station was only accessible by one narrow staircase. The station itself did not protect the platforms from the weather as the sides of the station lacked any structure besides a simple fence. Both entrances were not capable of having faregates installed. The upgrade works extended the eastern part of the station and expanded the west station house in addition to building an east station house. A secure bike parking, the first of its kind in the system, was added in the east station house. Design work was by VIA Architecture.

To minimize service disruptions, the station remained open during construction. The east side was closed first and was reopened after the completion of the station house. The west side was then immediately closed and demolished. To compensate the shorter platform, a special two car shuttle train, Train2Main, ran between Waterfront and Commercial–Broadway.

The upgrades were completed in 2015.

Bus Routes

Bus Stop #50181 TransLink SkyTrain Bus Bridge bullet-a.png TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Accessible bullet-b.png
Main Street & Terminal Avenue

Bus Stop #50232 TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Accessible bullet-b.png
Main Street & National Avenue

Bus Stop #50233 TransLink SkyTrain Bus Bridge bullet-a.png TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Accessible bullet-b.png
Main Street & Terminal Avenue

Bus Stop #59925 TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Accessible bullet-b.png
Quebec Street & Terminal Avenue

Bus Stop #59929 TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Accessible bullet-b.png
Station Street & Terminal Avenue

Station Layout

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Platform 1 Expo Line Expo Line towards Waterfront (Stadium–Chinatown)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 Expo Line Expo Line towards King George (Commercial–Broadway)
Expo Line Expo Line towards Production Way–University (Commercial–Broadway)

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Main Street–Science World Station Exits
TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Accessible bullet-b.png Main Street (west)
  • TransLink Buses bullet-b.png Buses
TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Accessible bullet-b.pngTransLink Bike Rack bullet-b.pngTransLink Bike Parkade bullet-b.png Main Street (east)
  • TransLink Buses bullet-b.png Buses
  • Thornton Park
  • Public washroom
  • Pacific Central Station
TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Accessible bullet-b.png Terminal Avenue (west)
  • TransLink Buses bullet-b.png Buses
  • Science World
  • False Creek
  • Creekside Park
  • Olympic Village
TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Accessible bullet-b.pngTransLink Bike Rack bullet-b.pngTransLink Bike Parkade bullet-b.png Terminal Avenue (east)
  • TransLink Buses bullet-b.png Buses

First and Last Trains

Main Street–Science World Station
Expo Line Logo-a.png Weekdays Saturdays Sundays/Holidays
First Train to Waterfront 5:34 a.m. 6:34 a.m. 7:34 a.m.
Last Train to Waterfront 1:12 a.m. 1:12 a.m. 12:12 a.m.
First Train to King George 5:39 a.m. 6:55 a.m. 7:55 a.m.
Last Train to King George 1:23 a.m. 1:23 a.m. 12:23 a.m.
First Train
to Production Way–University
5:43 a.m. 6:51 a.m. 7:51 a.m.
Last Train
to Production Way–University
12:40 a.m.
12:47 a.m. on Fridays
12:47 a.m. 11:40 p.m.
First Train to Edmonds
short turn service
9:03 a.m.
Last Train to Edmonds
short turn service
9:45 a.m.
First Train
to Lougheed Town Centre

late night service
12:50 a.m.
12:56 a.m. on Fridays
12:56 a.m. 11:50 p.m.
Last Train
to Lougheed Town Centre

late night service
1:18 a.m. 1:18 a.m. 12:18 a.m.

Nearby Attractions

  • TELUS World of Science – Science World
  • Olympic Village
  • False Creek
  • Creekside Park
  • Pacific Central Station
  • Thornton Park
  • Chinatown
  • Downtown Skateboard Park
  • Vancouver Flea Market

Station Maps

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Operations
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Yards Expo LineMillennium Line Operations and Maintenance CentreMillennium Line Coquitlam Maintenance CentreCanada Line Canada Line Operations and Maintenance Centre
Stations
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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
Millennium Line Logo-a.png ArbutusSouth GranvilleFairview–VGHCanada Line99 B-Line Broadway–City HallMount PleasantGreat Northern WayVCC–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

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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

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Closed Transit Centres North VancouverOakridge
Under Contract First TransitWest Vancouver Transit
Former Contractors Bonny's Taxi Ltd.Bowen Island Community TransitDW Services Ltd.Metro Shuttle Service Ltd.
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Paint Schemes BC Transit paint scheme Original B-Line paint scheme New B-Line paint scheme Clean Air Bus paint scheme ExpressBus paint scheme Ghost paint scheme RapidBus paint scheme Sweep paint scheme New Sweep-R paint scheme Sweep-R Without Charcoal Suburban paint scheme Suburban grey paint scheme
SeaBus SeaBus
Current Fleet Burrard BeaverBurrard Pacific BreezeBurrard Otter II
Retired Fleet Burrard Otter
Terminals Lonsdale QuayCanada LineExpo LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png95 B-Line Waterfront Station
Bus Loops and Exchanges
Vancouver Expo Line 29th Avenue StationBlanca Loop99 B-Line Boundary LoopExpo Line95 B-Line Burrard StationExpo LineMillennium Line99 B-Line Commercial–Broadway StationDunbar LoopExpo Line Joyce StationExpo Line Main Street StationCanada Line Marine Drive StationExpo Line Nanaimo StationKnight Street–Marine Drive95 B-Line Kootenay LoopMarpole LoopStanley Park Loop99 B-Line UBC ExchangeCanada LineExpo LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png95 B-Line Waterfront Station
Burnaby &
New West
Expo Line 22nd Street StationExpo Line Braid StationMillennium Line Brentwood StationExpo Line Edmonds StationExpo LineMillennium Line Lougheed StationExpo Line New Westminster StationExpo LineMillennium Line Production Way StationExpo Line Metrotown Station95 B-Line SFU ExchangeMillennium Line Sperling Station
Tri-Cities Millennium Line Burquitlam StationMillennium LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Coquitlam Central StationMillennium LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Moody Centre StationTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Port Coquitlam Station
Richmond Canada Line Bridgeport StationCanada Line Richmond–Brighouse Station
North Shore Capilano UniversitySeaBus Lonsdale QuayPark RoyalPhibbs Exchange
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& Maple Ridge
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South of Fraser Carvolth Exchange96 B-Line Guildford ExchangeLadner ExchangeLangley CentreMatthews Exchange96 B-Line Newton ExchangeExpo Line Scott Road StationScottsdale ExchangeSouth Delta ExchangeSouth Surrey Park and RideExpo Line96 B-Line Surrey Central StationWhite Rock Centre
Former Exchanges Airport StationBrentwood MallCoquitlam Recreation CentreCoquitlam StationEast Guildford Park and RideLougheed MallLougheed Park and RideMeadow Ridge CentrePitt Meadows Park and RidePort Moody StationPNE Park and RidePort Coquitlam CentreRenfrew LoopRichmond CentreRichmond ExchangeSexsmith Park and RideSouth Richmond Park and RideWalnut Grove Park and Ride
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NightBus N8 N9 N10 N15 N17 N19 N20 N22 N24 N35
School Trips 804 840 848 855 861 863 864 865 880 881
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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