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TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program

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Keep Improving – Keep Moving.

The 2018 TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program is making critical investments in aging infrastructure across the system to keep customers safe, comfortable and moving across a reliable transit network every day. Projects include maintenance and repairs for everything from fleet replacement to major SkyTrain station upgrades.

There are currently 98 active maintenance and repair projects throughout the transit system; this is an investment of $200 million. Nearly $150 million in future investments are also planned as part of this integral long-term initiative to maintain and improve our transit network.

Customers are encouraged to visit our Alerts page for information on service impacts.

 

Bus Projects

Fleet Replacement

Replacing more than 400 aging buses through the Phase 1 Investment Plan, and adding 171 additional buses to the fleet. The Phase 2 Investment Plan will replace nearly 200 aging buses, and add 151 additional buses to the fleet.

 

Trolley Overhead Replacement

This is a multi-year program to remove and replace 2,500 hangers and clamps and 100 poles every year.

Elevator and Escalator Projects

Expo Line Escalator Replacement Project

37 escalators in service since 1986-1990 will be replaced at 13 SkyTrain stations and at select West Coast Express stations. Granville Station will be the first to see improvements, with a total of six escalators being replaced. Construction will start with the three main escalators beginning spring 2018 and continuing for an estimated two years.

Visit the Expo Line Escalator Replacement Project page for more information.

Rail Projects

Rail Pad Replacement Program

This project began October 2017 and includes the replacement of approximately 21,000 rail pads between Scott Road and King George station.

 

Expo Line Running Rail Replacement

Over the next 8 to 10 years we'll replace approximately 5,000 metres of running rail annually.

2018 rail replacement work will replace 6,000 linear metres of running rail and 11,000 rail pads in the Dunsmuir Tunnel between Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront stations, and by Main Street-Science World Station from summer 2018 to spring 2019.

Visit the Expo Line Running Rail Replacement page for more information.

 

SkyTrain Car Procurement

259 new cars for expansion and replacement of aging fleet.

 

Canada Line Operations and Maintenance Upgrades

We're upgrading the Canada Line Operations and Maintenance Centre to prepare for 12 new trains arriving in late 2019. Upgrades include four new tracks to store the new trains, a new gate and driveway, and significant system upgrades.

Roads, Walking and Cycling Projects

Westham Island Bridge

As one of TransLink’s oldest assets, this 108-year-old bridge requires repairs and maintenance to ensure it remains operational and safe.

Visit the Westham Island Bridge Rehabilitation page for more information.

 

BC Parkway Improvements

As one of TransLink's oldest assets, this 108-year-old bridge requires repairs and maintenance to ensure it remains operational and safe.

Visit the BC Parkway page for more information.

SeaBus Projects

SeaBus Terminal Rehabilitation

Repairing the walls and roofs of the two terminals along with the administration building in North Vancouver.

 

SeaBus Seismic Upgrades and Accessibility

Upgrades to the Vancouver SeaBus terminal will add seismic resiliency, increase accessibility and improve customer convenience. Four replacement escalators, one replacement elevator and a new elevator are included in this work.

Station and Exchange Projects

Bus Exchange Upgrades

Upgrades to improve customer experience and safety are planned at:

  • 29th Avenue Station
  • Guildford Exchange
  • Lonsdale Exchange
  • Nanaimo Exchange
  • Phibbs Exchange

 

SkyTrain Station Upgrades

Work is in progress at Commercial-Broadway, Joyce-Collingwood and Surrey Central SkyTrain stations to enhance accessibility, include new or improved escalators and elevators, increase safety, and provide for greater platform capacity.

Work has been completed at Scott Road, Main Street-Science World, New Westminster, and Metrotown SkyTrain stations.

Starting on August 17 and continuing until fall, the second phase of platform work is taking place at Joyce-Collingwood Station impacting weekend service. On August 13, the west stationhouse at Joyce–Collingwood Station is closing until spring 2019. Please use the East Stationhouse and newly completed bus loop to access SkyTrain and buses.

Visit the Expo Line Upgrades section for more information.