After almost a year of station upgrades at New Westminster Station, we’re in the home stretch!
With summer 2016 just around the corner there are only a few more months until the New Westminster Station upgrades are complete.
The upgrades to the station will improve accessibility, capacity, safety and security.
Some of the benefits of this construction are the replacement elevator and escalators, improved lighting and signage, glass panels to improve station visibility from street level and better integration with the surrounding community to make it easier to connect to and from the SkyTrain system.
Project status update
Here are some highlights of the work that has taken place over the past few months:
- East and west entrances opened with upgraded staircases and new escalators.
- North and south entrances closed and upgrades began.
- Mesh screens were replaced with new glass panels on platforms.
- Construction fencing was removed along eastbound and westbound platforms.
- Installation of permanent lighting in the concourse area began.
What to expect moving forward
Our top priority is the safety of the public, passengers, employees, and contractors.
Due to the nature of construction activity, we recognize there will be impacts to the public, including noise, traffic impacts, and changes to SkyTrain service and station access.
Below is a summary of the short-term work that passengers and neighbours can expect:
- A partial opening of the south entrance by mid-spring.
- Work to continue on the installation of the new south entrance elevator.
- Continued installation of permanent lighting in the concourse.
- North entrance to remain closed while crews work on staircase and new escalator.
- Noise associated with large construction projects, including nighttime work with varying levels of noise while trains are not operating will continue.
Thanks for your patience as we complete these much-needed upgrades to New Westminster Station and stay tuned for additional updates throughout the project.
Got questions about the upgrades to New Westminster Station? We’re here to listen:
Customer Service: 604.953.3333
Monday to Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Overnight Customer Service: 1.866.979.0930
Monday to Friday: 12:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
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Author: Jordan Keim