Largest SkyTrain Station Upgrade Complete

January 29, 2019

VANCOUVER, BC — The largest SkyTrain Station upgrade in TransLink history is now complete and opens Saturday, February 2 at Commercial-Broadway, one of the busiest stations in the system. This significant investment delivers a station that will be less crowded, safer, more secure, and a better overall experience for transit users.

“People who use Commercial-Broadway to get on or off SkyTrain or switch between the Expo and Millennium lines know this is one of the most congested spots in our entire transit system,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “These upgrades will help alleviate that pressure and improve their experience. The new pedestrian overpass and the new train platform will make it much easier for our customers to transfer between Millennium and Expo line trains, and the 99 B-Line.”

Upgrades include:

  • New platform for westbound Expo Line trains
  • New walkway above Broadway, connecting new platform to Millennium Line
  • An expanded entrance and concourse area for the Broadway stationhouse
  • Two new elevators and four new up/down escalators
  • A new B-Line shelter
  • More customer amenities including a new bike parkade (capacity: 42 bikes), public art, and retail spaces

Commercial-Broadway Station is the sixth SkyTrain station upgrade project to be completed along the Expo Line. Nearly 31,000 people transfer between the Expo and Millennium lines on an average weekday at this station. Another 20,000 transfer between the B-Line and SkyTrain.

TransLink thanks its senior government partners for making this project possible, and our customers and neighbours for their patience during construction. Total costs are approximately $81.0 million. The Government of Canada provided $9.4 million through the Building Canada Fund, the Government of British Columbia contributed $18.8 million, and the remaining $52.8 million was provided by TransLink.

All-door boarding

As part of the station upgrades, Commercial-Broadway will offer all-door boarding for westbound Expo Line trains. Customers transferring between Expo and Millennium line trains will be able to use the new platform and new walkway above Broadway.

Quote:

Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities –

“Investing in new urban transit networks and service improvements is essential to supporting economic growth and strengthening the middle class. These major upgrades to Commercial-Broadway station will improve the user experience, accommodate a growing ridership and help make the transit system more accessible for Metro Vancouver residents well into the future.”

Honourable Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure –

“Tens of thousands of people rely on the Commercial-Broadway Station. These significant upgrades are part of our government’s commitment to invest in improvements that help people move around the region more easily.”

Quick Facts:

  • December 1985 - Expo Line platforms open at Commercial-Broadway
  • August 2002 - Millennium Line platforms open at Commercial-Broadway
  • 8 million – Passenger boardings at Commercial-Broadway in 2017

VIDEO: Commercial-Broadway Upgrades

Learn More:

Commercial-Broadway Station Upgrades

All-door boarding at Commercial-Broadway

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