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Broadway Station upgrade progress from June-August 2009

The elevator has been completely removed at the platform level of Broadway Station!

The elevator has been completely removed at the platform level of Broadway Station in July!

Here’s the latest update on the Broadway Station upgrade project, for June-August 2009! (If you hadn’t heard, we are upgrading Broadway Station to better handle customer traffic and improve security: see this post for the full details.)

What work was done in June 2009?

Steel work and framing for the new stairs at the south side entrance was completed in June.

Steel work and framing for the new stairs at the south side entrance was completed in June.

  • The existing elevator shaft was demolished on both levels of the station.
  • Demolition of the ancillary rooms on the northeast concourse was 90% complete.
  • Structural steel installation for the new elevator shaft on the south end of the platform is complete.
  • South entrance canopy, rolling shutter door, and lights are complete.
  • Installation of electrical lighting fixtures was 80% complete.
  • New flooring has been fully installed in the west side of the north concourse area, at the existing station entrance off Broadway.
  • The electrical services shaft has been relocated at platform level.
  • A new hoop truss has been installed.
  • The roof extension on the platform level on the south side is complete.
  • We’ve completed steel work and framing for the new stairs at the south end.
  • Painting is ongoing!

What work was done in July 2009?

  • A steel plate was installed on the platform at the location of the now-demolished old elevator shaft, and the hoarding and fencing around the former elevator has been removed. On the platform level, this has completely opened up the platform to provide much better space in the area of the old elevator.
  • Work began on replacement of existing guard rails at platform level with glazing around existing stairs and escalators. Hoarding required will narrow the platform space in these areas.
  • The new elevator shaft at the south side of the station awaits installation of the new elevator.

    The new elevator shaft at the south side of the station awaits installation of the new elevator.

  • Elevator and escalator components arrived on site for new units at south end. Installation will begin!
  • Concrete stair treads are being installed on the new south stair.
  • Demolition of ancillary rooms completed in the northeast concourse area.
  • Installation of lighting fixtures continued.
  • New flooring being installed throughout concourse level.
  • Painting in the station continues!

What’s happening in August 2009?

The interior of the station on the south side concourse. Floor tiles are being installed!

The interior of the station on the south side concourse. Floor tiles are being installed!

  • The old elevator at north end will be removed completely, opening up the area at both the north end of the platform and north concourse entrance off Broadway.
  • Glass guardrails are being installed around the existing stairs and escalators.
  • Elevator installation continues.
  • Escalator installation is continuing and will be complete in early September.
  • Concrete stair treads continue to be installed in the new south staircase, and will be complete in early September.
  • Lighting fixtures continue to be installed
  • Flooring work (tiling) continues throughout concourse level.
  • A new rolling shutter door will be installed at the current Broadway entrance.

Want to know more?

For more on this project, take a look at the Buzzer’s past posts about the upgrade:


11 Comments

  • By snowystar, August 25, 2009 @ 9:48 am

    I’ve noticed that there are new signs at Commercial Drive station saying “Commercial-Broadway Station”, and the new timetable and bus stop for the 99 also changed to “Commercial-Broadway Station”. I’m wondering if there’s a renaming of the stations?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, August 25, 2009 @ 9:49 am

    Good eye snowystar. Yes, the station will get a renaming come Sept 7. More details will follow soon as I get them!

  • By Henry A., August 25, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

    Will the signs on platforms be also changed from Broadway and Commercial Drive to Commericial-Broadway as well? Otherwise it’ll be confusing if those signs aren’t changed and the bus stops shows “Commercial-Broadway” as destination for 99. Perhaps there also needs to be map updates for other Skytrain stations too.

    Actually, I prefer Broadway-Commercial, IMO.

  • By Henry A., August 25, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

    I think one of the BIGGEST problems for Translink is the LACK OF CONSISTENCY of signage and branding strategy of our rapid transit.

  • By Derek Cheung, August 25, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

    The coaches have been programmed with signs that read “99 Commercial Station” and “9 Commercial Station” but it’s unknown at this time if those will be the actual signs displayed.

    Certainly no “99 Commercial-Broadway Station” or “9 Commercial-Broadway Station” signs have programmed. Yet.

  • By Derek Cheung, August 25, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

    Further to my previous post, it would appear on the Trip Planner that the 99 coaches will be displaying “Commercial-Broadway Station”.

  • By cree, August 25, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

    @Henry: Not only that, but laziness on the part of destination signage on buses (eg, Bway and Coq Stn come to mind — Come on, you can fit Brentwood and Lougheed Stn in one line!!). I do hope the destination signage gets changed to reflect the station name changes at Broadway/Commercial Station– though I won’t be shocked to see the signs get abbreviated into one line (eg COMM-BWAY STN B-LINE)

  • By Jimbo J., August 26, 2009 @ 9:08 am

    Why does Trankslink use such a small font on their signs (especially on the Canada Line)? I guess it looks funky to have a small font and a lot of empty space on a sign, however, should trying to read a sign be the equivalent trying to read the eye exam chart at the optometrist’s office?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, August 26, 2009 @ 10:02 am

    Everyone:
    The station will actually be renamed “Commercial-Broadway Station.” I’ll have more info on this tomorrow — we’re just finalizing the maps and other info that you’ll need.

    Jimbo J:
    Well, almost all of the Canada Line signage is done by our concessionaire, InTransit BC. TransLink only does the transit-related signage, such as maps and safety/security stuff. Anyway, that being said, please send your comment through to our Customer Relations form, where it will enter our formal feedback system and will reach the Canada Line concessionaire.

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