Richmond–Brighouse station

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Richmond–Brighouse
Translinkcanada.svg
SkyTrain station
Richmond–Brighouse platform level, May 2019 (3).jpg
Platform level at Richmond–Brighouse station
Location6222 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Coordinates49°10′5″N 123°8′11″W / 49.16806°N 123.13639°W / 49.16806; -123.13639Coordinates: 49°10′5″N 123°8′11″W / 49.16806°N 123.13639°W / 49.16806; -123.13639
Owned byTransLink
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeElevated
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectVIA Architecture
Other information
Station codeRB
Fare zone2
History
OpenedAugust 17, 2009
Traffic
Passengers (2018[1])12,110
Rank16 out of 53
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
Canada Line
Richmond
Terminus
Station entrance

Richmond–Brighouse is an elevated station on the Canada Line of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. Located in the Brighouse area of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, it is one of the outbound terminus stations of the Canada Line, the other being YVR–Airport. Like YVR–Airport, Richmond–Brighouse only has a single track.

The station is located within Richmond's commercial centre, close to the Richmond Centre shopping mall and Richmond City Hall. The station is within a short walking distance of such amenities as Richmond Public Market, Richmond Hospital, and the Minoru civic complex, as well as other nearby offices, commercial, and residential buildings.

History[edit]

Richmond–Brighouse station was opened in 2009 along with the rest of the Canada Line and was designed by the architecture firm VIA Architecture.[2] Construction of a new bus loop directly south of the station is scheduled to begin in 2019 and to finish in 2020.[3][4]

Station name[edit]

Richmond City Council proposed that the name "Brighouse" be used as the name of the station, since Brighouse is a historic name for the surrounding neighbourhood, thus reflecting the area's heritage. The area was named after an early settler, Samuel Brighouse, who was one of "The Three Greenhorns" of Vancouver. From 1920 until 1941, the area was the location of a horse-racing track known as Brighouse Racetrack.[5]

Station information[edit]

Station layout[edit]

T Side platform; doors will open on the right
Platform 1
Inbound
 Canada Line towards Waterfront (Lansdowne)
C Concourse Compass vending machines and fare gates
S Street level Entrance/Exit

Entrances[edit]

Richmond–Brighouse station is served by a single entrance located at the south end of the stationhouse.[6]

Transit connections[edit]

An on-street turn-around serves as the terminus for many bus routes that serve the area, and enables a convenient transfer to the Canada Line. This loop replaced the one previously at Richmond Centre.

Bus bay assignments:[7]

Bay Route Notes
1 301 Newton Exchange Express; highway coach
416 East Cambie Peak hours only
430 Metrotown Station Express
2 401 One Road
407 Gilbert
N10 Downtown
3 403 Bridgeport Station
405 Cambie via Vulcan during peak
410 22nd Street Station via Fraserwood during peak
414 Richmond Oval
4 Unloading only Unloading only exclusively for the 301 and 416
4A 406 Steveston
407 Bridgeport via Vulcan during peak
408 Ironwood
430 Unloading only
5 402 Two Road
5A 404 Four Road
6 405 Five Road
407 Bridgeport via Vulcan during peak
7 402 Two Road
403 Three Road
404 Four Road
406 Steveston

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 Transit Service Performance Review – Average Daily Boardings per Weekday". translink.ca. TransLink. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Canada Line Stations". VIA Architecture. Archived from the original on April 26, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Chan, Kenneth (September 26, 2017). "New bus loop finally coming to Richmond-Brighouse Station". Daily Hive. Archived from the original on April 9, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Update on the City Centre Transportation Plan" (PDF). City of Richmond. November 13, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Samuel Brighouse Elementary School". City of Richmond. Archived from the original on March 25, 2016. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  6. ^ Richmond–Brighouse Station Entrance Location (PDF) (Map). TransLink. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  7. ^ Richmond–Brighouse Station Map (PDF) (Map). TransLink. April 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2019.