A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway, metro or metropolitan railway system is an electric passenger railway in an urban area with a high capacity and frequency, and grade separation from other traffic. Rapid transit systems are typically located either in underground tunnels or on...
system in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia
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. SkyTrain has 68.7 km (42.7 mi) of track and uses fully automated trains on grade-separated tracks, running mostly on elevated guideways, which helps SkyTrain to hold consistently high (over 95%) on-time reliability. It also uses the longest mass transit-only bridge, the Skybridge, to cross the Fraser River
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The system has a total of 47 stations on three lines.