Huntingdon Station

From Dominion of British Columbia
Huntingdon Station
Location Huntingdon, Abbotsford, Fraser Valley RD
Country British Columbia
Owned by BC Hydro Railway
Line(s) Fraser Valley Line
Connections Bellingham & Northern Line (NWP)
Central Fraser Valley Transit System
Sumas Crossing Line (W&BC)
MLIR Code/ID No. HTD/6002027
Preceding station Vye
Following station Whatcom Rd
Services
Preceding station
BCH
Following station
terminus
Eastern Interurban
Whatcom Rd
Preceding station
NWP
Following station
Abbotsford NWP
Salishan Rapid 135/136
Sumas, WA
Abbotsford NWP
Local 9901/9902
Sumas, WA
Abbotsford NWP
Local 9903/9904
Sumas, WA

Huntingdon Station is a railway station in Huntingdon, a satellite of Abbotsford, British Columbia, located on the BC Hydro Railway's Fraser Valley Line that connects Liverpool, Surrey to Chilliwack. The station is shared by the North Western Pacific Railroad's Bellingham & Northern Line and the Washington & British Columbia Railway's Sumas Crossing Line.

Services

Freight

Together with Abbotsford BCH Station, Huntingdon is the busiest spot on the Fraser Valley Line for freight, as there are numerous trains daily running between here and Liverpool, Surrey, much of it bridge traffic destined for the United States. It also sees extensive freight from the NWP and W&BC, and from the Burlington Northern & Gulf Railroad from the US via Sumas, Washington.

Passenger

BC customs checks are performed at this station on cross-border services.

Rapid

Rapid (also known as "semi-express") trains are similar to regular Express trains, making a limited number of scheduled stops, but stops can be booked up to three hours in advance at any station on the route that has passenger service.

  • 135/136 Salishan Rapid (NWP/BC Rail): Vancouver (Pacific Central) – Glacier, Washington, USA
One daily return trip runs in the summer timetable with NWP equipment and crews; two daily return trips run in the winter timetable, one with BC Rail equipment, the other with NWP equipment. The trains run on BC Rail trackage between Pacific Central Station and Matsqui, and NWP trackage between Matsqui and Glacier, with the two railways having running rights over the other's trackage for this service. BC and US customs checks occur at Huntingdon and Sumas respectively, and passengers may not board or disembark here. These trains feature first and second class chair cars and a cafeteria car; there is no baggage handling service. This train operates as an Express train in BC (flag stops cannot be booked), and as a Rapid in Washington. A surcharge applies for trips entirely within BC (i.e. travel only between Vancouver and Abbotsford).
Scheduled intermediate stops:
BC: Abbotsford, Huntingdon (BC and US customs checks eastbound)
Washington: Sumas (BC and US customs checks westbound), Columbia, Maple Falls, Glacier

Local

Local trains are passenger trains that make scheduled stops at all stations and halts along the route they serve. All are second-class only, and neither has baggage handling.

  • 9901/9902, 9903/9904: Abbotsford, BC – Seattle, Washington, USA
Two daily return trips, second class only with a cafeteria car.

Commuter services

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

Departures
Time Train Railway Destination Arrives Notes
9901
Local
NWP Seattle, Washington Daily. Makes all stops
9902
Local
NWP Abbotsford NWP Daily. Makes all stops
9903
Local
NWP Seattle, Washington Daily. Makes all stops
9904
Local
NWP Abbotsford NWP Daily. Makes all stops
Arrivals
Time Train Railway Origin Notes
9901
Local
BCR Abbotsford NWP Daily.
9902
Local
BCR Seattle, Washington Daily.
9903
Local
BCR Abbotsford NWP Daily.
9904
Local
BCR Seattle, Washington Daily.
  • 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