Vancouver’s public transport system is all about getting people downtown in quick time. The Skytrain is the driverless mass-transit train, which has three lines. One is the Expo line that runs in 39 minutes from King George in Surrey to Waterfront station, where you can connect with the Seabus to North Vancouver and the West Coast Express to Mission. There is another circular line called the Millennium Line that runs from Clark Drive to Waterfront Station via Burnaby and New Westminster. The third line, called The Canada Line, recently opened. It runs from Waterfront to Richmond-Brighouse station, with a spur that goes to the Airport, taking 26 minutes. On the train and on the buses don’t be surprised if people try and push on to the transit before you get off. Also be aware that few people who wear backpacks actually take them off when they board the bus or Skytrain, so that you run the risk of being hit in the face if the lose their balance when the transport comes to a halt.

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