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Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain station is about to get a makeover!


Artist rendering of Joyce-Collingwood station

We’re about to start our much needed upgrades to Joyce-Collingwood Station.

Once complete, the upgrades will improve accessibility, capacity, safety and security at the fourth busiest Expo Line station outside of Downtown Vancouver.

Some of the changes you will see

  • New elevator and up and down escalators in the east stationhouse.
  • Improved station design with better lighting and visibility.
  • Better integration with the community for easier SkyTrain connections.

Project status

On site setup is expected to begin late this month.

During the first few weeks, equipment will be brought in and hoarding (fencing) will be installed around work areas. Construction is expected to continue until fall 2017.

What to expect as construction begins

Construction impacts include noise, traffic disruptions, and changes to SkyTrain service and station access. Our top priority is the safety of the public, passengers, employees, and contractors.

Work will be focused on the east stationhouse. Ongoing information about construction impacts can be found on the Joyce-Collingwood Station Upgrades page. Please note that timelines are subject to change based on construction activity.

  • Beginning in late-January, hoarding (fencing) will be installed on the platform and outside the east stationhouse, which will affect how you can enter and exit the stationhouse. Watch for entrance/exit signs to help you get around.
  • A temporary staircase will be built in the east stationhouse in February. Once complete, you’ll only be able to exit the east stationhouse until construction is complete fall 2017. Use the west stationhouse to enter the station, and watch for signs to help you get around.
  • Single tracking of SkyTrains in the area may be required.
  • Neighbours of the station can expect varying levels of nighttime noise while trains aren’t operating. Notifications will be sent in advance of particularly noisy work.

Got questions? We’re here to help!

Customer Service: 604.953.3333
Monday to Friday: 4 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Overnight Station Upgrade Customer Service: 1.866.979.0930
Monday to Friday: 12:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

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  • By Loretta Houben, February 10, 2016 @ 10:48 am

    I’m THRILLED to read this news! So much has changed here since 1994. That’s when we moved nearby; at first there was so little foot traffic on the East side of the station I thought it had been created just for me. LOL! Then as the years passed and all the towers were built along Vanness Street the East side became very congested. Then I wished an elevator would be built, and lo and behold, my wish is coming true! I’m so happy!

  • By Adrienne Coling, May 18, 2016 @ 2:24 pm

    All for you, Loretta! ;) Happy to see you happy!
    Michael, I’m so sorry about that noise! Unfortunately, noise associated with large construction projects, including nighttime work with varying levels of noise, is very hard to avoid. If you are having issues, please do contact Customer Relations and explain the situation so they can investigate further. We don’t want your sleep to suffer! Here’s the website: and the phone number: 604.953.3040
    Thank you!

  • By Michael, May 14, 2016 @ 12:18 am

    While I’m thrilled with the upgrades going on for the station, I live very close by and the noise is starting to impact my sleep and work. How long will the particularly noisy stages of late night construction take? I have heard complaints from other neighboring residents and it is really impairing my sleep.

  • By Adrienne Coling, May 18, 2016 @ 2:25 pm

    Michael, here’s the number for overnight station upgrade Customer Service: 1.866.979.0930.

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