Good news: we’re going to install a second elevator at Scott Road Station!
This finally addresses a longstanding issue with the Scott Road elevator situation. The current elevator connects the SkyTrain to the park and ride, but not the bus loop. So if a person with mobility concerns arrived at the bus loop and wanted to transfer to SkyTrain, they needed a taxi to get to the elevator in the Park & Ride lot across the street. And vice versa if they wanted to get over to the bus loop from SkyTrain. Yikes!
So, following the recommendation of the Access Transit Users’ Advisory Committee, we have now approved the necessary capital funds to build a new elevator going from SkyTrain to the bus loop, and we’ll make sure the elevator construction will take precedence over other renovations at Scott Road.
This whole project is part of TransLink’s commitment to make transit accessible for as many people as possible. You can find out more about this at our Access Transit page.
Plus, more station upgrades are also being completed to increase accessibility. So far, four major stations have been identified for improvements. In 2006, an elevator was installed at Granville Station making the downtown core accessible. Broadway Station is currently being upgraded. And future improvements are anticipated for Metrotown and Main Street Stations.
The full press release on this issue is available here.