Aberdeen station (SkyTrain)

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SkyTrain station
Aberdeen Station 2017-05-22 17.45.38.jpg
Aberdeen Station (2017)
Location4100 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Coordinates49°11′2″N 123°8′11″W / 49.18389°N 123.13639°W / 49.18389; -123.13639Coordinates: 49°11′2″N 123°8′11″W / 49.18389°N 123.13639°W / 49.18389; -123.13639
Owned byTransLink
PlatformsSide platforms
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAB
Fare zone2
OpenedAugust 17, 2009
Passengers (2017[1])4,300
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
Canada Line
Station platform

Aberdeen is a SkyTrain station on the Canada Line in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, in the Metro Vancouver region. It is named after the adjacent Aberdeen Square and Aberdeen Centre, the largest of Richmond's Asian-themed malls.


Aberdeen station is located south of the intersection of No. 3 Road and Cambie Road. The station is located in close proximity to numerous Asian-themed shopping centres along Richmond's Golden Village, including (from north to south) Yaohan Centre, President Plaza, Aberdeen Centre, and Parker Place. The station's east (northbound) platform is connected via overhead walkway across to Aberdeen Square and Aberdeen Centre malls.

Station name[edit]

The station was originally planned to be called Cambie station by the RAV Project Management Ltd. (RAVCO), and the City of Richmond confirmed its preference for this name in July 2005.[2] However, a naming study conducted by the Canada Line Project Management Ltd. (renamed from RAVCO) identified some concerns with that name, among them the potential for confusion since "Cambie" is used as a street name in both Richmond and Vancouver (where Canada Line runs under Cambie Street).[3]

The study suggested the following alternate names for the city's consideration: International station, Riverside station, Golden Village station, Golden Plaza station, Asia Pacific station, and Aberdeen station.[3] The first two options were selected as the internal staff recommendation; on the other hand, Aberdeen station was not recommended by the naming study in order to avoid commercial naming, although the name could be justified on the grounds that "Aberdeen Village" is the name of the planning sub-area the station is located in.[4]

The City of Richmond's planning committee voted on April 4, 2006 in favour of renaming it Aberdeen station, which it claimed "would be readily identifiable in the community and synonymous with economic and population growth."[5]

Station information[edit]

Station layout[edit]

T Upper Concourse Connection to Aberdeen Centre
Compass Ticket vending machines, fare gates
Side platform; doors will open on the right
Platform 1
 Canada Line towards Waterfront (Bridgeport)
Platform 2
 Canada Line towards Richmond–Brighouse (Lansdowne)
Side platform; doors will open on the right
S Street Street entrance
Compass Ticket vending machines, fare gates

Bus routes[edit]


  1. ^ "2017 Transit Service Performance Review" (PDF). translink.ca. TransLink. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  2. ^ City of Richmond – Report to Council re: RAV Line Station Names in Richmond. Accessed online March 4, 2010.
  3. ^ a b City of Richmond – Report to Council re: Canada Line – Cambie Station Renaming. Accessed online March 4, 2010.
  4. ^ Richmond Official Community Plan - City Centre Area Plan. Accessed online March 4, 2010.
  5. ^ City of Richmond BC - April 4, 2006 Minutes. Accessed online March 4, 2010.