Three Lines, Automated

The Vancouver area is served by three heavily patronized urban rail lines on a system known as SkyTrain.  The original route, now expanded and called the Expo Line, travels together with the much newer Millennium Line for fourteen stations outbound from Waterfront in downtown Vancouver.  The Expo Line then goes across the Fraser River into Surrey, and the Millennium loops back through Burnaby on a different route from what it has traveled earlier, returning toward central Vancouver (but not to downtown). 

Much of the original route is above-ground, as indicated by the system's common name.  The newer Canada Line has a long subway portion, extending far south under and beyond downtown, and through most of its Vancouver run, before it reaches the surface and aerial running to split in Richmond for two branches.

SkyTrain is an operating entity of TransLink, which is the name given to the variety of services under the purview of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority.

This photo shows a two-car train heading away from the skyline of center city, east of the Main Street-Science World Station, on the original right of way.
Links to Individual Pages:
Station, Switch, Trees Train Across SkyBridge Along the River
High Rises Beyond Route Ends Along the Right of Way
Hazy, Distant Downtown On Two Levels Older and Newer Models
Boarding at Commercial Dr. Broadway Station Wispy Clouds
Fraser River and SkyBridge Bridges Multiple Levels
Elevation Increases Autumn Day Commercial Drive
Waterfront Station Freight Yard Downtown BC Transit Days
Mountains North Elevated Structure Commuter Rail
Leaving the Railroad Columbia Station Building SkyBridge
Sloping Street Freight Train and Bridges King George Station
Ascending SkyBridge Skyline and Industry Intensified Development
Frequent Service Last Stop Near False Creek
Through Buildings Headlights Following Trains on the Bridge
Looking Toward the City Rain Has Ended From Nanaimo Station
Cloudy Skies Portals Richmond-Brighouse
Waterfront, Canada Line YVR Airport North Arm Bridge