Abbotsford Station (BCH)

From Dominion of British Columbia
Abbotsford BCH Station
Location Abbotsford, Fraser Valley RD
Country British Columbia
Owned by BC Hydro Railway
Line(s) Fraser Valley Line
Connections Central Fraser Valley Transit System
MLIR Code/ID No. ABH/6002024
Preceding station St Nicholas
Following station Delair
Services
Preceding station
BCH
Following station
Gifford BCH
Western Interurban
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Eastern Interurban
Huntingdon

Abbotsford BCH Station is a railway station in Abbotsford, British Columbia, located on the BC Hydro Railway's Fraser Valley Line that connects Liverpool, Surrey to Chilliwack.

Also located in Abbotsford are Abbotsford NWP Station and Abbotsford W&BC Station. Connections exist here to the North Western Pacific Railroad's Bellingham & Northern Line and to the Washington & British Columbia Railway's VV&E and Sumas Crossing Lines.

Services

Freight

Freight traffic through the station, running between Liverpool and Huntingdon, is quite heavy Abbotsford and Huntingdon are the busiest freight spots on the mainline. Prior to the takeover of De Havilland BC by Boeing, there was a great amount of traffic between DHBC's facilities on Annacis Island and in Abbotsford, which was moved from Annacis by BCH to its connection at Abbotsford with the Chicago, Milwaukee & North Western Railroad (today NWP) and forwarded to the plant by the CMN&W. Since the takeover, Boeing has been using the Abbotsford plant to build wings for 737s and 787s; these are moved by rail from Abbotsford to Everett directly by the NWP.

Passenger

BC Hydro Railway operates two commuter services, marketed under the Interurban name; these are single class seating only, but adjacent to the drivers' cab at the ends of each trainset is a bicycle compartment.

The Western Interurban runs between Liverpool and Abbotsford or between Liverpool and Jardine-Trinity Western with half-hourly or hourly service, whilst the Eastern Interurban runs between Abbotsford and Chilliwack with service every hour, every 90 minutes, or every two hours, depending on the time and day. Although the Interurban services are entirely a BCH operation, it is integrated with the Greater Vancouver Transit Authority's system and schedule of fares. The Liverpool–Jardine-Trinity Western University section is in Fare Zone 3, the Harmsworth–Mount Lehman section is in Fare Zone 4, Gifford to Whatcom Road section is in Fare Zone 5, and the Vedder Mountain–Chilliwack section is in Fare Zone 6.

Timetable

  • Western Interurban: Liverpool – Jardine-Trinity Western University – Abbotsford

Fares are determined by the Greater Vancouver Transit Authority's schedule of fares. The Liverpool–Jardine-Trinity Western University section is in Fare Zone 3, the Harmsworth–Mount Lehman section is in Fare Zone 4, and Gifford to Abbotsford is in Fare Zone 5.

Western Interurban departures from Liverpool
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  • Eastern Interurban: Abbotsford – Chilliwack

Fares are determined by the Greater Vancouver Transit Authority's schedule of fares. The Abbotsford–Whatcom Road section is in Fare Zone 5, and the Vedder Mountain–Chilliwack section is in Fare Zone 6.

Mon–Thu: hourly 05:15–10:15, every two hours 10:15–15:15, hourly 16:15–20:15, 22:15, 00:15
Fri–Sat: hourly 05:15–10:15, every two hours 10:15–15:15, hourly 16:15–21:15, 23:15, 01:15
Sun & stat: 07:00, every 90 minutes 09:00–21:45, 23:45