The integrated Translink public transport system is both highly
efficient and good value. The computerised SkyTrain (light rail)
has underground downtown stops as well as an elevated track. Its
latest addition, the Canada Line, now connects downtown to
Vancouver International Airport.
The Translink system also includes buses; electric trolley
buses; West Coast Express trains (weekdays only); and SeaBus
passenger ferries that connect downtown to North Vancouver. The
network reaches every part of the city, including the beaches and
ski slopes. After midnight, the regular bus system is replaced by a
limited night bus service on main routes. Fares are based on a zone
system and tickets are valid for buses, the SkyTrain and SeaBus
with transfers valid for 90 minutes from the time they are
Taxis are easy to come by at taxi stands, hotels, or by
telephone, but can be difficult to hail outside of the downtown
area. Vancouver's traffic and road network is fairly well-ordered,
but hiring a car is not necessary in the city because the public
transport is more than sufficient.
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