Marine Drive station

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Marine Drive
Translinkcanada.svg
SkyTrain station
Marine Drive station, January 2018.jpg
Location8430 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Coordinates49°12′35″N 123°7′1″W / 49.20972°N 123.11694°W / 49.20972; -123.11694Coordinates: 49°12′35″N 123°7′1″W / 49.20972°N 123.11694°W / 49.20972; -123.11694
Owned byTransLink
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeMD
Fare zone1
History
OpenedAugust 17, 2009
Traffic
Passengers (2018[1])10,300
Rank20 out of 53
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
Canada Line

Marine Drive is an elevated station on the Canada Line of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. The station is located at the intersection of Cambie Street and SW Marine Drive in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Location[edit]

The station is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Southwest Marine Drive and Cambie Street. It serves the residential areas of Marpole and the Vancouver South Slope. There are also some shops located across the street from the station, including Marine Gateway, a large retail hub featuring franchises such as A&W, T&T Supermarket, and a Cineplex movie theatre.

Marine Drive station is the only Canada Line station in the City of Vancouver with above-ground station platforms. Near 64th Avenue, just a few blocks north of the station, the line transitions to a cut-and-cover tunnel and remains underground all the way to the northern terminus at Waterfront station. South of Marine Drive station, the line crosses the Fraser River on the North Arm Bridge, a purpose-built bridge similar to the Skybridge for the Expo Line.

Station information[edit]

Station layout[edit]

T Side platform; doors will open on the right
Platform 1
Inbound
 Canada Line towards Waterfront (Langara–49th Avenue)
Platform 2
Outbound
 Canada Line towards Richmond–Brighouse and YVR–Airport (Bridgeport)
Side platform; doors will open on the right
C Concourse Fare gates, Compass vending machines
S Street Level Entrance/Exit

Services[edit]

The trolleybuses running along Main Street (#3), Granville Street (#10) and Oak Street (#17)—as well as the former trolleybus route on Cambie Street (#15)—have their southern termini located at a bus exchange at Marine Drive station, enabling easy transfers for passengers traveling between Vancouver, Richmond, and the Vancouver International Airport. In addition, passengers can also connect to the #100 bus, which runs along Marine Drive.

Bus routes[edit]

The following bus routes can be found in close proximity to Marine Drive station:[2]

  • 3 Downtown (via Main Street)
  • 10 Downtown (via Granville Street)
  • 15 Olympic Village Station (via Cambie Street, then continues Downtown as #50 Waterfront Station)
  • 17 Downtown (via Oak Street)
  • 100 Marpole Loop
  • 100 22nd Street Station
  • N8 Downtown
  • N15 Downtown
  • N20 Downtown
Station platform panorama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 Transit Service Performance Review – Average Daily Boardings per Weekday". translink.ca. TransLink. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Marine Drive Station Map" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved 25 August 2015.