SkyTrain’s Expo Line is more than 30 years old and work is underway across the network as part of the TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program  to keep our customers moving.
The platform tiles at Joyce–Collingwood Station have reached the end of their design life, so we’re replacing them as part of the Phase 2 station upgrades ! The project is expected to take approximately 16 weeks with work taking place on weekends only.
Starting June 1, the westbound platform (Platform 1 to Waterfront) at Joyce–Collingwood Station will close on weekends from 9 p.m. on Friday until the start of service on Monday so this work can begin.
During work times on weekends, westbound Expo Line service will operate “skip-stop service” through the station. This means trains towards Waterfront from Patterson will skip Joyce–Collingwood and head directly to 29th Avenue Station. Eastbound trains on Platform 2 to King George or Production Way–University will operate normally and stop at Joyce–Collingwood Station.
Customers travelling westbound to and from Joyce–Collingwood Station will need to use Patterson or 29th Avenue Station to access Joyce–Collingwood.
If you’re travelling westbound from Joyce–Collingwood Station towards Waterfront Station, take an eastbound train from Platform 2 to Patterson Station. From there, board a westbound train from Platform 1 to Waterfront.
If you’re travelling westbound to Joyce–Collingwood Station, your train will skip Joyce–Collingwood and stop at 29th Avenue Station. From there, board an eastbound train from Platform 2 back to the open eastbound platform (Platform 2) at Joyce–Collingwood Station.
Customers should add 10-15 minutes to their travel time as a result of changes to service. Listen to on-train announcements, follow the signage and ask a SkyTrain Attendant if you need assistance.
Later in the summer, when the work at the westbound platform is complete, the eastbound platform (Platform 2 to King George or Production Way–University) will close on weekends for re-tiling and the Expo Line will operate skip-stop service eastbound through Joyce–Collingwood Station.
Author: Allen Tung