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New platforms for Millennium Line at Lougheed Town Centre Station starting on June 25


The Millennium Line is getting an update! We’re streamlining the way our Millennium Line trains move through Lougheed Town Centre Station to create a faster and more reliable trip for our customers.

That’s why starting on June 25, Millennium Line trains will use different platforms at Lougheed. Customers should follow the station signage to ensure they are standing on the correct platform to catch a Millennium Line train:

  • To board a Millennium Line train heading towards VCC-Clark Station, your train will stop at Platform 3, which is on the north side of the station and closest to the mall.
  • To board a Millennium Line train heading towards Lafarge Lake–Douglas Station, your train will stop at Platform 1, which is on the south side of the station and furthest from the mall.

Expo Line trains will continue to arrive at the same platforms (Platform 1 and 2) as they do today.

Lougheed Town Centre Station platform diagram

 

Does that make sense to you or is that confusing? Leave a comment and we’ll do our best to help!


11 Comments

  • By Mischa, June 11, 2018 @ 5:55 pm

    Will trains to lafarge lake be times for a seamless transfer with production bound trains?

  • By Allen Tung, June 12, 2018 @ 10:19 am

    Hi Mischa, we’ve timed the Expo and Millennium Line trains to make the transfer as seamless and easy as possible. There won’t be scenarios where the train leaves just as you make your way up the escalator or as you get off the train to walk across the platform. Hope this answers your question!

  • By Nori, June 11, 2018 @ 7:11 pm

    I hope to see real time departure boards they already have on platform 3 expanded to platform 1&2.
    It would be quite frustrating waiting on platform 1 not knowing whether the next train is for Waterfront or Lafarge and how long I would have to wait.

  • By Allen Tung, June 12, 2018 @ 10:12 am

    Hi Nori, I’m told there are plans to update passenger information displays across the SkyTrain network. Stay tuned!

  • By Apu, June 11, 2018 @ 9:40 pm

    In addition to track switching improvements, I also see this as a means to discourage riders traveling westbound from Port Moody and Coquitlam from transferring onto a Waterfront-bound Expo Line train.

    Before the changes, those with Downtown Vancouver being their destinations would do a cross-platform transfer (from Platform 2 to Platform 1) so they can get a seat on their commute. Although this would mean an extra few minutes of their time, but not having to stand at any time on their journey is worth it. However this has translated to additional burdens on the already crowded Expo Line during rush hour. With the changes happening later this month, it will free up capacity for those who are boarding between Columbia and Nanaimo Stations.

    With the third platform and walkway nearing completion at Commercial-Broadway Station, the Millennium Line can handle the extra capacity come September 4 by making commuters remain on westbound trains towards VCC-Clark. This will in turn gauge the true ridership of the Millennium Line.

  • By Joe, A 12 for Transit, June 11, 2018 @ 11:34 pm

    I would really like big signs showing this clear Jada-style map please. When I got off the SkyTrain Expo Line last January I got a bit… confused my first time. Maybe next time folks like I going west keep riding until Production Way-University Station to transfer to Millenium Line.

  • By Allen Tung, June 12, 2018 @ 10:13 am

    Hey Joe, yep—as part of this we’ll be updating signage to reflect the new platform assignments for the Millennium Line at Lougheed Town Centre.

  • By Hugo, June 12, 2018 @ 11:28 am

    Please don’t add the words “Evergreen Extension” onto the signage. I find it to be confusing given the need to know where I am going smoothly.

  • By Elfren Ordanza, June 13, 2018 @ 8:12 am

    This is a better layout than the current one. It makes the transfer from Expo Line to Millennium Line going to Coquitlam seamless. It’s nice for passengers going from Millennium Line to Expo Line have two chances to transfer. I was just thinking why they didn’t come up with this solution in the first place when saw the track switching as the main problem to additional travel time. Anyway, this will be a better layout to get use to. Changing to the new layout makes the transfer at Lougheed Station more easier rather than travelling all the way to Production Way Station just for an easy transfer to the Millennium Line.

  • By William Dahl, June 14, 2018 @ 3:51 pm

    When does TRANSLINK plan to start using longer trains on the Millennium Line?
    Also what is being done to ease transfer from platform at Commercial to ground level? It looks like the only changes are easing passage from grade to upper trains. It would be useful for TRANSLINK to actually see the crush of people trying to get off the Commercial platform.

  • By Allen Tung, June 15, 2018 @ 3:12 pm

    Hi William, 56 SkyTrain cars are slated to arrive by next year. This will will increase capacity by about 10 per cent for Expo Line, 23 per cent for Millennium Line and 30 per cent for Canada Line. This results in a total of 8,200 additional spaces per peak hour on both directions on all three SkyTrain lines.

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