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Rail replacement is set to start August 28th!

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Riders take note! Work to replace running rail on the Expo Line is set to begin August 28th.

TransLink is replacing major sections of its 30-year-old SkyTrain track while keeping the service open for customers. Keeping the trains running while this critical work is done during non-peak hours will mean delays for customers taking the Millennium and Expo lines this weekend and next.

Where is the rail being replaced?

  • Edmonds Stations’ inbound curve west (outbound has already been completed)
  • S-curve between Commercial-Broadway and Main-Science World Station

When?

  • 11 p.m. Friday Aug. 28 to end of service Sunday, Aug. 30— Inbound curve west of Edmonds Station
  • Labour Day weekend, Sept. 5-7:—S-curve between Commercial-Broadway and Main Street-Science World Station

How will service be impacted?

11 p.m. Friday Aug. 28 to end of service Sunday, Aug. 30:

o   SkyTrain Expo and Millennium Line service will be reduced. Trains will single track at Edmonds and Royal Oak stations.

o   Passengers should allow at least 20 minutes of extra travel time.

o   Millennium Line will operate between VCC-Clark and Columbia stations only.

o   Additional trains will operate from Waterfront to Metrotown stations only. Passengers boarding the Expo Line in Vancouver and travelling to stations east of Metrotown should wait for “King George” trains.

Labour Day weekend, Sept. 5-7

o   SkyTrain Expo and Millennium Line service will be reduced. Trains will single track at Commercial-Broadway and Main Street-Science World stations.

o   Passengers should allow at least 20 minutes of extra travel time.

o   Millennium Line will operate between VCC Clark and Columbia stations only.

o   A frequent bus shuttle will operate between VCC-Clark, Main Street-Science World and Stadium-Chinatown from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. between VCC-Clark, Main Street-Science World and Stadium-Chinatown stations. To minimize delays, Millennium Line customers travelling into or out of downtown Vancouver in the afternoon should consider using this bus service.

To minimize waits, customers are encouraged to consider alternate bus routes to reach their destinations!

 

Author: Laura Tennant


3 Comments

  • By Ally Langaker, August 28, 2015 @ 12:05 pm

    Hello, u state that the rails r done T Edmonds curve…u am listening to a train go by as I write…I hear the first train to the last at night going westbound…please look at ur track again…I am very frustrated at the moment listening from morning till night hearing the westbound trains…please check & re do the rails again…I hate the sound as I live right next to the curve!!! If ur listening thank u…I will know if ur not by still hearing the trains going westbound… Ally…

  • By Adrienne Coling, August 28, 2015 @ 12:19 pm

    Hi Ally, Sometimes it’s not actually the tracks but the wheels of the train that need to be addressed. If you could please send the details to Customer Relations, they can forward to the right people and get that looked at. Thanks! http://feedback.translink.ca/

  • By Joey Connick, August 29, 2015 @ 12:22 am

    I understand, I really do, that this is crucial work. But in what universe, of all the weekends that are not during the post-Labour Day September crunch, did people sit down and say, “Hey, you know when a good time to really slow down Skytrain an extended period of time would be? The last two weekends of summer! Including a holiday weekend!”

    Any other pair of weekends in the summer (that didn’t include the BC Day one) or in October would be better. ANY OTHER PAIR. So what gave TransLink the idea that the two chosen weekends (also during the PNE!) were anything but terrible, awful, stupid timing? Aren’t you guys trying to regain the public’s trust and respect? Because decisions like these are *not* the way to do it.

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