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Update: Joyce–Collingwood station upgrades


Joyce–Collingwood Station at Joyce St and Vanness Ave

If you use Joyce–Collingwood SkyTrain station as much as the rest of the region (it’s the fourth busiest station outside of downtown, you know!) you may have noticed that upgrade construction has begun!

So, what does this improved design give you?

Upgrades include a new elevator, up and down escalators in the East stationhouse, better lighting and visibility and better integration of the transit system into the Joyce–Collingwood community.

Project status

Beginning May 7, the east station entrance will close and work will begin to construct a new elevator and up and down escalators.

The east entrance will remain closed until upgrades are complete in fall 2017, when the project is expected to be complete.

What to expect

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 what customers can expect during this upgrade work:

  • During this time, customers can access the station through the west station entrance on the other side of Joyce Street.
  • Customers will be able to use the new temporary staircase to exit east stationhouse (exit only, no entry access permitted).
  • Signs will be in place to direct customers to appropriate entrances and exits.
  • Noise associated with large construction projects, including nighttime work with varying levels of noise while trains are not operating will continue.

Thank you for your patience as we complete these much-needed upgrades to the Joyce–Collingwood Station.

Got questions? We’re here to listen!

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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Author: Jordan Keim


  • By Andrew, May 2, 2016 @ 11:50 am

    Will there be compass readers installed at the bottom of the temporary staircase just like Metrotown Station?

  • By Sarah Kertcher, May 2, 2016 @ 3:07 pm

    Hi Andrew!
    You bet! A Compass reader will be installed at the bottom of the temporary staircase so customers can tap out when exiting the station. This is in addition to the 21 fare gates that will be in the three new stationhouses.

  • By Anonymous, November 8, 2019 @ 3:36 pm

    I am so tired of hearing daily construction noise and banging and a beeping noise from vehicle backing up or something piece of equipment. I am near Joyce in a Vanness high rise paying expensive rent and I’ve been listening to noise for 10 years or more. No thought seems to be paid to the public living around this skytrain. Absolutely thoughtless on the part of Translink or Skytrain. Now theres a high rise in the same atea under construction making terrible noise. When is this nonsense finished??

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