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How to Ride the SkyTrain in Vancouver



Learn about the fare zones and the proof-of-payment system.



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Plan your route and prepare your fare.

Take into account your final destination, the travel time, the time spent at the destination, and whether you plan on transferring to other vehicles.__



Travel to the nearest train station.

Depending on where you live, you may need to hop on a bus and ride it all the way to the station. Some stations, such as Scott Road Station in Surrey, offer a park-and-ride service which allows you to drive to the station, use pay parking, and commute using the train.__



The SkyTrain has three lines on its network, which are colour coded in



Buy a fare or validate your prepaid ticket before going up to the trains.

As previously stated, ticket machines for single fares accept cash in the form of bills or coins, as well as major credit cards and Interac debit cards. To validate a FareSaver or DayPass, insert it into the validation machine. FareCards and U-Passes do not need to be electronically validated.__



Walk up to the platform area and wait for the train.





Display common public transit etiquette and safety practices.

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Pay attention to the stations.

When the train is approaching a station, an on-board announcement will state the name of the next station. Some newer trains have maps with LEDs that light up the remaining stations.__



React appropriately and calmly should an emergency occur.

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Take advantage of window and end-of-the-train seats.

A small portion of the track is underground, but, as the name implies, SkyTrain is mostly elevated above the ground and gives riders a great view of Metro Vancouver!__

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