Concession fares are available for children (ages 6–13), secondary school students with a valid Go-Card and the elderly.Until April 2016, Sky Train's fare system was a proof-of-payment system; there were no turnstiles at the entrances to train platforms.
The name, Sky Train, was coined for the system during Expo 86 because the first line (Expo) principally runs on elevated guideway outside of Downtown Vancouver, providing panoramic views of the metropolitan area.
Sky Train has the world's longest cable-supported transit-only bridge, known as Sky Bridge, to cross the Fraser River.
The Expo Line and Millennium Line are operated by British Columbia Rapid Transit Company under contract from Trans Link (originally BC Transit), a regional government transportation agency.
The Canada Line is operated on the same principles by the private concessionaire Pro Trans BC under contract to Trans Link, and is an integrated part of the regional transport system.
Expo Line stations have been redesigned and retrofitted to accommodate the new fare gate system.