SKYTRAIN, the longest fully automated rapid transit system in the world, is a lightweight rail system operating from downtown VANCOUVER through BURNABY to SURREY. Financed jointly by the provincial and federal governments, the system was announced in 1980 and the first phase, a 22-km line between Vancouver and NEW WESTMINSTER, opened for revenue service in 1986. Early in 1990 SkyTrain crossed the FRASER R on a 3-km extension into Surrey. SkyTrain is operated by the BC Rapid Transit Co Ltd under...

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