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Celebrate the opening of the Bike Parkade at Metrotown Station

The Bike Parkade at Metrotown Station!

Metrotown Station ranks as the fifth busiest SkyTrain station with close to 20,000 boardings on a typical weekday. That’s dramatically more than when the station opened in 1985, prior to the surrounding area and Metrotown mall developing.

Over the past five years alone, about 3,000 new units have been built near to Metrotown Station, with another 5,000 units under construction or planned – that’s a lot of new folks to the area.

That’s why we’re excited to open a new Bike Parade, completed as part of the recently completed Metrotown Station upgrades, to help make it easier to get around.

We’ll be there on Friday, August 10, between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. with our partners HUB Cycling and Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) to celebrate! Be one of the first 20 people to ask about how to #BikeToTransit and receive a FREE bike tool kit!

You may be wondering now, what is #BikeToTransit? It’s a partnership between TransLink, HUB Cycling, Mobi by Shaw Go, Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST), Project 529, Modacity and Cowlines that strives to make it easier for commuters to integrate cycling into their travels.

All of you who live, work, or play in the Metrotown area can #BiketoTransit and store your ride in this safe and convenient facility. This is the fifth parkade to open in the region and couldn’t be in a better location, right along BC Parkway. If you haven’t already, enrol for the program today!

Bike Parkades are secure facilities where customers who ride bikes to or from transit can lock their bike for the day. The parkade can be accessed with a registered Compass Card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for $1 per use (per day) to a maximum of $8 per calendar month.

Aside from the Bike Parkade, the station today has: 

  • Three glass-walled elevators
  • Four pairs of up-and-down escalators
  • New stairs to improve access
  • Two additional entrances, giving customers three ways to access the platform
  • Glass panels and better lighting to improve safety and security
  • Easier connections between bus and SkyTrain
  • A new west stationhouse to integrate with new developments nearby
  • Public art – Steven Brekelmens’ Natural Resources (Log Benches)

SkyTrain Flashback: Metrotown SkyTrain Station circa 1986.

Author: Aylinn Kimura

Bikes are now allowed at Metrotown Station

The rebuilt east stationhouse at Metrotown Station!

Exciting news for our multi-modal commuters—bikes are now allowed at Metrotown Station!

Recently, the rebuilt east stationhouse at Metrotown Station opened with four new escalators, further improving passenger flow and access at the station. With all three stationhouses now open (west opened in July 2017 and centre opened in March 2017), we have more capacity than ever before at the station!

As a reminder, customers with bikes will need to enter and exit through the centre stationhouse where elevators are available for use. The east and west stationhouses have escalators only and bikes are not permitted due to safety concerns. Please be mindful of the bicycle restrictions in place that affect when and how many bikes are allowed on SkyTrain during varying times of day.

This is just the beginning! Work is expected to be fully complete at Metrotown Station later this spring, including a new Bike Parkade!

Bike Parkades are secure facilities where customers who ride bikes to or from transit can lock their bike for the day. The parkade can be accessed with a registered Compass Card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for $1 per use (per day) to a maximum of $8 per calendar month.

For more details on tips and guidelines around bikes on transit, please visit translink.ca/bikesontransit.

Author: Allen Tung

Year in Review: an update on the Expo Line SkyTrain station upgrades

A major milestone for Metrotown Station this year as both the centre and west stationhouses opened!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time to look back at the past twelve months and take stock of all that we’ve accomplished…like making tremendous progress on four Expo Line SkyTrain Station upgrades!

In order to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our customers and the entire region for years to come, these four stations are currently being upgraded to improve station accessibility, capacity, safety and security. Read more »

Walk this way… at Metrotown Station

Metrotown map
Starting Monday, May 8, 2017 we’re temporarily changing the way you enter and exit Metrotown Station.

To accommodate the widening of the west walkway adjacent to the bus loop, the walkway will temporarily close.

There will be no access between the west crosswalk onto Central Boulevard to the main station entrance during the time of work.

The walkway is expected to reopen on Friday evening on May 12 2017.

We’ll be starting week-long construction on the walkway that when complete will be three metres wide — double the width of the existing walkway – allowing for safer customer access to and from Metrotown Station.

Follow the leader

Look for our friendly neighbourhood traffic flaggers to help guide you on your way!

We’ll also have additional staff near the bus loop and the station to ensure you can easily make connections to where you need to go.

The walkway closure will not affect SkyTrain or bus service.

 Have questions?
Learn more about Metrotown Station upgrades at translink.ca/metrotown.

Author: Jessica Hewitt

Customer Alert: Metrotown C6 & C7 users, your final stop is changing

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Calling all C6 and C7 users!

The terminus stop (aka the final stop) at Metrotown Station will temporarily move for upgrade work at Metrotown Station.

The stop at westbound Beresford Street and Telford Avenue (stop #59544) will temporarily move to a new stop on Sussex Avenue northbound and the nearside of Beresford Street (stop #60194).

The routing of the C6 and C7 will not change.

The stop will be in a new location until the summer so upgrade work on the new east stationhouse can continue.

These upgrades allow increased capacity and provide additional opportunities to make improvements to customer safety inside the station.

When complete, the features of the new station include:

  • two new pairs of up and down escalators, three new elevators and new stairs to improve access
  • more space on the platforms to enable the system to expand for future customers
  • improved station design with better lighting and visibility
  • improved bus connections
  • new Bike Parkade

You can learn more at translink.ca/metrotown.

Author: Jessica Hewitt