This view shows the typical elevated
character of the older routes, with numerous curves and ups and
downs. SkyTrain is fully separated from vehicular traffic, and
its overall infrastructure has much resemblance to heavy rail
systems. Its vehicles, however, are quite tiny, and the
trains, short in length.
service -- every few minutes during peak periods -- makes up for the limited capacity of each
SkyTrain is highly unusual among the
systems of North America in that its trains are totally automated.
No employee sits up front, or attends to the doors.