As part of the ongoing work at Metrotown Station, construction crews will lift the second half of a massive 120 ton overhead steel structure overnight on September 10 – that’s this Saturday!
To give crews the time and space they need to safely install the loop truss, SkyTrain will not run between Patterson and Royal Oak stations after midnight on Saturday, September 10. Scheduled construction for September 9 has been cancelled.
Frequent shuttle buses will run between Patterson, Metrotown and Royal Oak stations for customers who want to travel to or from Metrotown Station, eastbound beyond Patterson Station, or westbound beyond Royal Oak Station.
Eastbound train service from Royal Oak Station will also be extended to allow connections from the last train and shuttle bus.
Customers should plan for an additional 15 to 20 minutes of travel time while the work is underway. Customers may find it faster to take the Millennium Line from Commercial-Broadway.
The loop truss is the roof of the new west stationhouse. In order to lift the 120 ton structure into place, two cranes will be used – a 250 ton crane and a 500 ton crane – yowza!
The first half of the lift was completed on August 25.
Author: Jennifer Morland