West Coast Express is the interregional commuter railway in British Columbia, Canada. Opened in 1995, it links Mission, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, and Port Moody with Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver, where it interchanges with SkyTrain rapid transit, SeaBus and other public transportation services.
The commuter railway is operated by TransLink, the transportation authority of the Metro Vancouver region, and a member of Canadian Urban Transit Association. See TransLink Fare for pricing of WCE's fare. The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service, as well as Transit Security conduct random fare inspections on board trains. Persons caught without valid fare could be removed from the train, and fined $173.
|Destination||Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam||Pitt Meadows, Maple Meadows, Port Haney||Mission City|
|Adult fare (one way)||$6.75||$8.25||$11.25|
|Adult fare (return)||$12.50||$15.50||$21.00|
|Adult fare (Weekly)||$52.25||$63.50||$87.75|
|Adult fare (Monthly)||$161.00||$195.50||$269.00|
West Coast Express fares can also be used as a three-zone fare on other TransLink services. The ticket expires three hours from the time of purchase.
|Bombardier Transportation||Bi-level Coach VI||37|
|General Motors||F59PHI locomotives||5|
|Motive Power, Inc.||MP36PH-3C||1||Arrived Dec 2006|
Plans for a new station in North Burnaby have been indefinitely scrapped.
Other interurban and regional rail operators in Canada:
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