Main Street-Science World
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Main Street-Science World is the original SkyTrain Station on what was just a single station and track demonstrator line above Terminal Avenue, this opened in 1983. The station today has a single island platform for the two-tracked line. Access is via a simple staircase to the NE corner of Main Street and Terminal Avenue, where the TVMs are directly on the extreme western end of the platform. The main entrance is from a raised plaza beneath the middle of the platform (with lots of stairs) with a staircase, up escalator and elevator up to the island platform. The stop is located just across Thronton Park from the Pacific Central Station, home to VIA Rail Canada's Canadian and Amtrak Cascades. This is also one of the nearest SkyTrain Station to the Rocky Mountaineer down Terminal Avenue (VCC-Clark is almost equidistant but a more complicated walk).

2014: Renovations for Faregates and the Train2Main Shuttle Train: Main Street-Science world in its original configuration can't accommodate fare gates. The small mezzanine is too narrow, and the other entrance is just a staircase. Originally SkyTrain said that this station would be open access with passengers with targets for fare payment. Instead station renovations have begun happing before the implementation of Clipper. Starting on March 30, 2014 for approximately six months half the platform is closed for renovations. To accommodate the construction, normal 4 car Expo and Millennium Line trains are bypassing the station with special Train2Main 2 Car Shuttle trains operating between Waterfront and Commercial-Broadway. The renovations include cladding the sides of the aerial guideway in more modern glass walls. A new a large glass fronted enclosed entrance area has been built in the previous open-air plaza beneath the east side of the station to replace the original single staircase. It opened in May (it was under construction before the platform closed for renovations). This enclosed area includes a dedicated indoor bike parking area where bike users register for a special area that gives them a card to lock their bike in a more secure setting.
Photos 1-15: 9 October, 2011, 16: 13 April, 2014, 17-28: 16 April, 2014

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The main staircase entrance
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Plaque for the beginning of construction of the pilot line
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Plaque from 1990 for 100 years of public transit
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The other entrance
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The station is located across Main Street
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A Mark-I up on the elevated structure
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A Mark-II
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The Pacific Central Station covered in scaffolding beyond the station platform
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Looking down the staircase with a glass roof
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A street level view
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The main entrance staircase
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The middle mezzanine for the main entrance
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Mark-II #326 enters
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Mark-I #100 along the guideway near Main Street-Science World
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Getting off the 2 Car Train2Main Train because the other half of the platform is under reconstruction
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The fenced off eastern half of the platform
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Train2Main signs
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The two car Train2Main leaves for Waterfront with Mark-II #313 at the back
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