When visibility is good the mountains that rim
Vancouver to the north are an impressive urban backdrop visible
along much of
the above-ground running on the routes.
The alignment of the route from Commercial-Broadway out into New
Westminster generally follows above the former right of way of a BC
Electric interurban line. Passenger service ended in the
1950s. Parts of that line survived with diesel-powered freight service into fairly recent
years. There are still lots of segments of old, disused rail
in place at various points below.