(Video of TransLink CEO Tom Prendergast and VP of Planning and Capital Management Sheri Plewes announcing the reopening of the Pattullo Bridge yesterday)
As you certainly may have heard already, the Pattullo Bridge is open as of 6 a.m. today! A temporary bridge span formerly used in Canada Line construction was used to repair the bridge, and repaving took place on Sunday. Watch the YouTube clip above for more info.
Also, because word of the re-opening may not have reached all affected members of the public, service adjustments will remain in place for one more day.
Temporary free park and ride facilities will open for at least one more day at:
- 176th St. and 63rd Ave. (Cloverdale Fairgrounds). An express bus will run to King George SkyTrain Station 5:30-8:30am and 3:30-6:30pm.
- Opening Friday, Jan. 23, at Hilton Rd. & Grosvenor in Surrey, near 108th Avenue and convenient to the “belt loop” bus; walking distance (3-4 blocks) from Gateway Station.
- Along 110th Ave. near Scott Road Station
- Near 103rd Ave. on West Whalley Ring Road near Surrey Central Station
(We’ll be told later today if these park and ride locations will open again on Tuesday.)
Coast Mountain Bus will continue operating special bus service, including the shuttle between Cloverdale Fairgrounds park and ride and King George Station, and the “belt loop” route in North Surrey/Whalley between Gateway Station and Guildford. That service will be cut back beginning Tuesday, unless conditions dictate otherwise.
SkyTrain will begin service at its normal weekday time, with the first train leaving King George at 5:08 a.m.. However, extra trains will be in service during the peak periods and rush hour service may be extended if the situation warrants.
Once again, TransLink and its operating companies are very grateful to our contractors for securing and installing the replacement portion of the bridge and keeping inconvenience to our customers to a minimum; to the Cities of Surrey and New Westminster, for providing the parking facilities; to the media for keeping people informed; and to our customers themselves, for their patience and understanding through this time.
Full special service details can be found at the TransLink website, www.translink.bc.ca, or by contacting Customer Information at (604) 953-3333. As always, you can also check out our Customer Alerts page or the Youtube info stream for more info.