Central Line

From Dominion of British Columbia

The Central Line is one of the six lines of the Greater Vancouver Metro operated by the BC Hydro Railway on behalf of the Greater Vancouver Transit Authority.

The section between Waterfront CPR and Vancouver City Centre is shared by trains of the Expo, Airport, and Central Lines; at peak hours, this means service at the three stops is every 90 seconds. The Central Line connects to the Olympic Line at Commercial-Broadway Station, and to the Fraser River Line at New Westminster Station. Further, although the Evergreen Line proper terminates at Columbia Station, its trains travel between there and New Westminster Station at all times, to allow single-transfer connections to be made between the Evergreen and Central Lines.


From Waterfront-CPR Station to Stadium-Chinatown Station the line is underground; immediately at the eastern end of Stadium-Chinatown an elevated guideway begins, which continues to Milepost 4.9, east of Nanaimo Station. The line then continues at ground level from there to Milepost 5.3, east of Slocan-29th Avenue Station, where it returns to an elevated guideway, and then returns to ground level at Milepost 6.6, immediately east of Central Park Station. Bonsor-Jubilee Station is at ground level, but its eastern end is the beginning of another underground section that ends at Milepost 10.7, shortly south of Edinburgh-Uptown Station. From there the line is once again on an elevated guideway for the remainder of the distance.

Central Line
Stop name Distance
GVTA rail connections Bus connections Other connections Nearby places of note
Waterfront-CPR 0.0 GVM Expo Line
 West Coast Express (to Mission)
3 Main/Downtown
4 Powell/UBC
7 Nanaimo Stn/Dunbar
8 Fraser/Downtown
10 Granville/Downtown
50 Granville Island
O8 Downtown/Fraser Owl
national rail (CPR)
Dominion Place
Harbour Centre
Sinclair Centre (ServiceBC)
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver Harbour Heliport
Burrard 0.5 GVM Expo Line 2 Macdonald/Downtown
5 Robson/Downtown
22 Knight/Downtown
135 SFU Express
209 Upper Lynn Valley
211 Seymour
214 Blueridge
290 Deep Cove
O22 Macdonald/Knight Owl
O24 Downtown/Upper Lynn Valley Owl
Cathedral Place
Christ Church Cathedral
Royal Centre
Bentall Centre
Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver City Centre 0.7 GVM Expo Line 4 Powell/UBC
7 Nanaimo Stn/Dunbar
10 Granville/Downtown
14 Hastings/UBC
15 Cambie Stn
16 29th Avenue Stn/Broadway‑Bessborough Stn
17 Oak/Downtown
20 Victoria/Downtown
50 Waterfront-CPR Stn/Granville Island
120 Queensborough
240 Sutherland/Downtown
246 Highland/Downtown
247 Grouse Mountain/Downtown
250 Horseshoe Bay/Dundarave/Vancouver
253 Caulfeild/Vancouver
254 British Properties/Vancouver
257 Horseshoe Bay/Vancouver Express
O15 Cambie Stn Owl
O22 Macdonald/Knight Owl
O24 Downtown/Upper Lynn Valley Owl
Hudson Mall
Pacific Centre
Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver Block
Vancouver Dominion Court
Stadium-Chinatown 0.8 5 Robson/Downtown
23 Pacific Central Stn/Beach
Andy Livingstone Park (Van Utd FC Women)
Beatty Street Armoury
BC Place Stadium (Lions RFC, Van Utd FC)
Imperial Arena (Vancouver Orca (NHL))
International Village
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Pacific Central 1.5  West Coast Express (to White Rock) 3 Main/Downtown
8 Fraser/Downtown
11 Stanley Park
18 Hastings Express
19 Metrotown Stn/Stanley Park
22 Knight/Downtown
23 Beach
O8 Downtown/Fraser Owl
O19 Downtown/Surrey Centre Owl
national rail (BCR/W&BC) Creekside Park
Olympic Village
Science World
Commercial-Broadway 3.2 GVM Olympic Line 9 Boundary/Alma/UBC
20 Victoria/Downtown
99 UBC
O9 Downtown/Coquitlam Central Stn Owl
O20 Downtown/Victoria Owl
Rio Theatre
Nanaimo 4.4 7 Dunbar
25 Brentwood Station/UBC
Gladstone Secondary School
Slocan-29th Avenue 5.0 16 Broadway-Bessborough Stn
26 Joyce-Collingwood
29 Gladstone Stn
33 UBC
John Norquay Elementary School
Renfrew Ravine Park
Slocan Park
Windermere Secondary School
Joyce-Collingwood 5.7 26 Slocan-29th Avenue Stn
27 Kootenay Loop
28 Phibbs Exchange
41 UBC
Gaston Park
Melbourne Park
Sir Guy Carleton Elementary School
Central Park 6.5 19 Metrotown Stn/Stanley Park
28 Phibbs Exchange/Joyce-Collingwood Stn
107 Middlegate Stn
141 Middlegate Stn/Kootenay Loop
O19 Downtown/Surrey Centre Owl
Central Park
Swangard Stadium (Burnaby Albion FC)
Metrotown 7.0 19 Stanley Park
31 Dominion Mills Stn
49 Dunbar Loop/UBC
110 Lougheed Town Centre
111 City Hall/Middlegate Stn
114 Burnaby South
116 Middlegate Stn
119 Middlegate Stn
129 Holdom Stn
130 Kootenay Loop
144 SFU
146 Suncrest
147 Middlegate Stn
222 Phibbs Exchange
430 Minoru-Brighouse Stn
O19 Downtown/Surrey Centre Owl
Burnaby Public Library Metrotown Branch
Central Park Tennis Club
Crystal Mall
Bonsor-Jubilee 7.7 116 Middlegate Stn Bonsor Recreation Complex
Maywood Elementary School
Royal Oak 8.1 148 Middlegate Stn Burnaby South Secondary School
Middlegate 9.4 106 New Westminster Stn
107 Central Park
111 City Hall
112 New Westminster Stn
116 Metrotown Stn
119 Metrotown Stn
133 Holdom Stn
141 Kootenay Loop
147 Metrotown Stn
148 Royal Oak Stn
O19 Downtown/Surrey Centre Owl
Burnaby Public Library Edmonds Branch
Middlegate Mall
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
RBCC Middlegate
Edinburgh-Uptown 10.5 112 New Westminster Station/Middlegate Station Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School
St Thomas More Collegiate
Twelfth Avenue Elementary School
Kelvin-5th Avenue 11.0 101 Lougheed Town Centre/Connaught Heights Stn
112 New Westminster Stn/Middlegate Stn
155 Sapperton-Royal Columbian Stn/Connaught Heights Stn
New Westminster 11.9 GVM Fraser River Line 102 Fraserview
105 Uptown
106 Middlegate Stn
108 Eighth Ave
109 Lougheed Town Centre
112 Middlegate Stn
123 Brentwood Stn
321 Newton-King George Stn
O19 Downtown/Surrey Centre Owl
Anvil Centre
Shops at New West
Quayside Park
Westminster Pier Park
Westminster Quay