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An update on Metrotown Station upgrade work

West Stationhouse loop truss

West station house loop truss

Have you noticed the huge steel structures being constructed outside Metrotown Station?

Over the past few weeks, crews have been constructing a massive loop truss which will be installed above the west station house – providing structural support for the station’s roof. MultivistaPhoto-2016-06-09 (1)

The loop truss is so massive, in fact, that it was shipped to the work site in four separate pieces, all of which arrived in May.

Crews have also been working on building eight columns which will support the final structure. 

Over the coming weeks, crews will continue fabricating the loop truss, and later this summer it will be hoisted into place with two separate tandem lifts.

More details to come on what this will mean for customers.

Once fully constructed, the loop truss will weigh approximately 70 tons (140,000lbs) and will be around 64.5 meters (212 feet) in length. 

A similar loop truss will be constructed and then installed in the east stationhouse.

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A rendering of the completed Metrotown Station upgrades project

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Author: Jordan Keim 


4 Comments

  • By elevtechlift, June 11, 2016 @ 4:55 pm

    I’m still waiting for the new elevators to be fully operational. How soon will the center stationhouse and the new elevators be open to the public?

  • By Miguel Reimer, June 11, 2016 @ 8:06 pm

    I’d also like to know more about when we can use the elevators as its been nearly 18 months now.

  • By Sheba, June 11, 2016 @ 11:48 pm

    “Continued construction of three new elevator shafts in the Centre Stationhouse, which are expected to be open towards the end of 2016.”
    http://buzzer.translink.ca/2016/02/metrotown-station-upgrades-update/

  • By Jessica, June 13, 2016 @ 7:58 pm

    I don’t know a about u I think that the bus community needs to have take a look what they are doing

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