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Any idea how busy about 7 pm on a Saturday at the end of September?

 

At waterfront station which exit towards Auberge hotel?

 

Any useful info appreciated......

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Relatively quiet - you may get a few 'bridge & tunnelers' joining once the lines merge at Bridgeport, but that's a bit late for most folks coming downtown to dine and a bit early for most of the 'pre-drink at home before hitting the clubs' crowd so not many. It's also way too late to be heading downtown for any concert/sporting event. Start of the line anyway, so unless your flight has a few big wide-bodies land about the same time and a horde of pax all want to take the SkyTrain at the exact same time you do you'll have no difficulty getting a seat.

 

If you get out of Waterfront at the Granville exit you'll have basically a straight shot along Hastings to the hotel - that's accessed from the South end of the platform, and it does have an elevator so no problem getting your luggage up to street level (and as a bonus, you avoid walking up a hill, albeit not a big one). Translink have maps here - choose Canada Line then Waterfront and you'll see two, it's actually the accessible map that you want showing the entrances with elevators.

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24 minutes ago, martincath said:

Relatively quiet - you may get a few 'bridge & tunnelers' joining once the lines merge at Bridgeport, but that's a bit late for most folks coming downtown to dine and a bit early for most of the 'pre-drink at home before hitting the clubs' crowd so not many. It's also way too late to be heading downtown for any concert/sporting event. Start of the line anyway, so unless your flight has a few big wide-bodies land about the same time and a horde of pax all want to take the SkyTrain at the exact same time you do you'll have no difficulty getting a seat.

 

If you get out of Waterfront at the Granville exit you'll have basically a straight shot along Hastings to the hotel - that's accessed from the South end of the platform, and it does have an elevator so no problem getting your luggage up to street level (and as a bonus, you avoid walking up a hill, albeit not a big one). Translink have maps here - choose Canada Line then Waterfront and you'll see two, it's actually the accessible map that you want showing the entrances with elevators.

 

martincath, thank you for the info. I enjoy reading your informative posts.

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On 7/20/2019 at 11:02 AM, martincath said:

If you get out of Waterfront at the Granville exit you'll have basically a straight shot along Hastings to the hotel - that's accessed from the South end of the platform, and it does have an elevator so no problem getting your luggage up to street level (and as a bonus, you avoid walking up a hill, albeit not a big one). Translink have maps here - choose Canada Line then Waterfront and you'll see two, it's actually the accessible map that you want showing the entrances with elevators.

 

And it's not really that well marked, you want the exit at the end of the platform that the train entered from, it's marked "WAY OUT - Granville St".  You don't want to go into the pedestrian tunnel at the other end of the platform

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1 hour ago, scottbee said:

 

And it's not really that well marked, you want the exit at the end of the platform that the train entered from, it's marked "WAY OUT - Granville St".  You don't want to go into the pedestrian tunnel at the other end of the platform

 

thanks for that tidbit too!

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Sunset at the end of September is approximately 7 pm.  You'll have "twilight" for about a half hour after sunset.

 

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On 7/24/2019 at 12:10 PM, PNW Traveler said:

Sunset at the end of September is approximately 7 pm.  You'll have "twilight" for about a half hour after sunset.

 

 

Thanks, good to know. Should be just about dark when we get to the hotel.

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