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Did you know that North Vancouver has a 90-year-old subway?

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This photo, from September 1928, shows the cut and cover construction of the Lonsdale Ave. Subway at the intersection of Lonsdale and W. Esplanade. Photo: North Vancouver Museum and Archives, # 11281

Did you know that North Vancouver has had a subway since 1929?

Originally known as the Lonsdale Avenue Subway (or the Esplanade Subway) the subway is actually a 1,585 foot railway tunnel, built in the late 1920s to link two railways.

The tunnel runs from St. Georges to Chesterfield and connected the Terminal Railway to the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (later BC Rail, then CN Rail).

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