It was a big week for transit in Metro Vancouver as the Canada Line and the original SkyTrain both celebrated anniversaries. Although it’s been 26 years since we first heard the memorable 3-toned chime announcing the next SkyTrain station it was 25 years ago this week that it was put into regular service. It’s also been 2 years since our trains started reaching Vancouver International Airport. In honor of these milestones, this week’s collection of old-timey photos from the Vancouver Archives has a transit theme.
1890 – Cordova Street trolley. Archives item# CVA 1477-422.
1906 – BC Electric Interurban. Archives item# Out P685.
1925 – Westminster tram cars on Hastings. Archives item# CVA 1376-600.
1945 – Pacific Stage Bus going through the Stanley Park causeway. Archives item# CVA 586-4092.
1946 – North on Granville Street. Archives item# CVA 586-4619.
1946 – BC Electric trolley. Archives item# CVA 586-4378.
1967 – BC Buses on Granville at Robson. Archives item# CVA 780-54.
1978 – Bus shelter. Archives item# CVA 800-115.
1982 – Looking East on Terminal, as SkyTrain track went up. Archives item# CVA 800-3038.