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Surrey Central is getting an upgrade!

Rendering of the finished upgrades

Rendering of the finished upgrades

Some of the busiest stations on the Expo Line are getting much needed upgrades and that includes Surrey Central Station; the busiest station in Surrey!

This bustling transit and community hub will be upgraded to meet the needs of the fast-growing municipality as well as our overall region, bringing more accessibility and create easier commutes for riders!

New features of the station include:

  • A new north stationhouse with two new entrances at the north side of the existing station to make it easier and more convenient for people to take SkyTrain.
  • Design elements such as improved lighting and glass walls to make the station safer and more secure.
  • Three new escalators and a new elevator to improve access for customers with disabilities and make it more convenient for all customers to access the platform easily.
  • New station design for the north stationhouse to better integrate with the surrounding community.
  • 920 square metres of extra space will help improve passenger flow through the station.

Don’t worry about connecting to the library, mall, Surrey City Hall and all the amenities around the station because access is not changing!

Customers will continue to use the existing exits and entrances to the station. However, those who previously used the emergency exit on the north side of the platform will exit from the south entrances as the emergency exit will be demolished as part of this project.

Work will begin this spring and is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

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Author: Adrienne Coling


4 Comments

  • By Sheba, March 13, 2017 @ 8:57 pm

    “Work will begin this spring and is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.”

    You mean like Metrotown Station, which is at least a year behind schedule and has had Phase 3 start before the first 2 phases were completed. The second busiest station on the Expo Line has been a disaster zone for over a year now and it doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon. Yay what a thing to look forward to happening at another station.

  • By Adrienne Coling, March 21, 2017 @ 11:26 am

    Hi Sheba,

    Thanks for your feedback. We realize that Metrotown Station has had a huge impact on our customers and their ability to connect to the mall, the bus loop and other key destinations in the area. The plan has always been to complete construction in concurrent phases. Phase 1 construction began in early 2015, Phase 2 in the fall of 2015 and Phase 3 in fall of 2016. If we were to complete one phase at a time, it would add significant costs and further delay the overall construction at the site. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen site conditions, construction has been challenging at the station. We are opening the centre stationhouse and elevators to improve the accessibility at the station this spring.

    With regards to to construction at Surrey Central Station, this work will not have the same impact to customers as Metrotown Station. Surrey Central upgrades include a brand new stationhouse, which includes new entrances and exits, three new escalators, new stairs and an additional elevator. This construction will not impact the existing entrance, exit, stairs, escalators or SkyTrain service at the station.

    I hope that clarifies some things for you. Thanks again!

  • By Deano, March 23, 2017 @ 12:32 am

    The only way to upgrade Surrey Central and not impact existing facilities is to build a whole new station and then knock down the barricade between them. (Or open the new station and close the current one.) Is this the plan?

  • By Adrienne Coling, March 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

    Hi Deano, The plan is to add a north stationhouse to the station and connect them together. The current station won’t be demolished. We are expanding the footprint of the station and adding another entrance/exit to better integrate into the surrounding community. Also, the City of Surrey is doing some pathway work around the station so pedestrians can more easily connect to other destinations. Thanks!

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