February 5, 2014
TransLink upgrading seven SkyTrain stations
TransLink is upgrading seven key SkyTrain stations and exchanges to help ensure the rapid transit system will meet the future needs of passengers in the region.
The upgrades will take place at stations along the Expo Line, which was officially launched in January 1986 and had subsequent extensions in 1987/88 and 1995/1996.
The seven SkyTrain stations along the Expo Line to be upgraded include:
- Main Street-Science World;
- Commercial-Broadway (Phase 2 Upgrades);
- New Westminster;
- Scott Road; and
- Surrey Central and Bus Exchange.
Upgrades at these stations will allow for enhanced accessibility including new or improved escalators and elevators, increased safety and security measures, and greater platform capacity.
Construction work is underway at the Main Street–Science World station and are almost complete at Scott Road Station.
SkyTrain service will operate normally during construction at Main Street–Science World with the exception of early 2014 to summer 2014.
During this time SkyTrain will operate shuttle train service to Main Street–Science World Station.
Two–car trains will provide service to and from Main Street–Science World Station via Waterfront and Commercial–Broadway Stations. Construction is expected to begin at New Westminster Station, Commercial–Broadway Station and Metrotown Station later this year.
Work at Joyce–Collingwood stations is scheduled to begin in 2015 and Surrey–Central is still in the planning phase.
Work will be complete at all seven stations by the end of 2016.
Black & McDonald is performing substation upgrades for the line at various locations.
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