Whistler station

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Whistler
Whistler BC railway station.JPG
LocationLake Placid Road, Whistler, BC
Canada
Coordinates50°05′45″N 122°59′50″W / 50.09583°N 122.99722°W / 50.09583; -122.99722Coordinates: 50°05′45″N 122°59′50″W / 50.09583°N 122.99722°W / 50.09583; -122.99722
History
Opened2007
Services
Preceding station Rocky Mountaineer Following station
North Vancouver
Terminus
Rainforest to Gold Rush Quesnel
towards Jasper
Former services
Preceding station Rocky Mountaineer Following station
North Vancouver
Terminus
Coastal Passage Quesnel
towards Jasper
Whistler Sea to Sky Climb Terminus

Whistler station is a railway station located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, along the BC Rail line. The operations of the line are now run by Canadian National via a long-term lease between CN & BC Rail. Rocky Mountaineer runs a single train that calls at the station once a week in high-season, the Rainforest to Gold Rush which provides service from North Vancouver railway station to Quesnel railway station and Jasper railway station. Rocky Mountaineer discontinued the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb, its once-daily service to Whistler, in 2016.

The PGE line was established in 1912, and rail service to the Whistler area has been provided since the early days of operation until BC Rail ended all passenger service in 2002. The line is now mostly freight only, with the high-end Rocky Mountaineer utilising the corridor once a week.[1] The current station building was built for Whistler Rail Tours (former operators of the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb) in 2007.[2][3]

During the 2010 Winter Olympics, a special Rocky Mountaineer train sponsored by the government of the neighbouring province of Alberta served as public transit between Vancouver and Whistler.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Departure & Arrival Schedule". Rocky Mountaineer. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ National Post (November 16, 2004). "Entrepreneurs looking to revive Whistler train". Canada.com. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "New Stuff 6 – Whistler Rail Station". Price Tags. April 16, 2008. Archived from the original on April 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Alberta's Involvement in the Games". Government of Alberta. Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)