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Have your say in the next generation of SkyTrain cars!

We want your feedback on our expanding SkyTrain fleet!

The SkyTrain fleet is expanding! Already on the way are 80 new SkyTrain cars for the Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines.

On top of that, we’re thrilled to share we’re planning to purchase an additional 203 SkyTrain cars for the Expo and Millennium Lines, arriving in 2023–2024. It’s all part of the 10-Year Vision – Phase 2 to add 100,000 new service hours on SkyTrain.

Before we do that, we want to hear from you! Have your say in our SkyTrain Fleet Expansion Survey (open Jan. 14 until Jan. 25).

We’ve already heard that you’d like to see more seating choices and improved spaces for people using mobility devices, strollers, and bicycles. That’s why we’re considering the following improvements in the next generation of vehicles.

Perimeter (sideways) seating in response to requests from customers for more choice.

Flex areas to better serve customers with mobility devices, strollers, bicycles, and luggage.

Bike racks in flex areas to make bike storage more convenient and comfortable, and leaning rails for customers who cannot sit and stand easily.

You can also engage with us in-person at one of the following public information sessions!

  • Waterfront Station: January 15, 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Lougheed Town Centre Station: January 16, 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • King George Station: January 17, 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Metrotown Station: January 19, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Take the survey at until January 25.


  • By Jem, January 14, 2019 @ 12:41 pm

    Can Translink add handle straps on the handle bars above, so when short people get trap in the middle of the cart they can hold on to the straps. without the strap is very annoying. You’ll see people crowded on one pole to steady themselves and don’t want to move in the middle of the cart where there is more space.

  • By Sarah Kertcher, January 15, 2019 @ 11:38 am

    Hey Jem!
    Thanks for the suggestion – I know the project team would be interested in hearing it. Please make sure to fill out the survey and pass your comments on that way. Thanks again! :)

  • By Brian, January 14, 2019 @ 2:16 pm

    Looks like this will be a mix of 4-car and 5-car trains. How many of each will there be? 7x 4-car + 35x 5-car?

  • By Sarah Kertcher, January 15, 2019 @ 11:39 am

    Hey Brian!
    The current project includes funding for approximately 203 vehicles. Right now, TransLink’s Planning team is updating passenger demand forecasts to ensure that we’re ordering vehicles of lengths that will be serve customer demand on both the Millennium and Expo Lines now and in the future. Hope that helps! :)

  • By Dan Keeton, January 15, 2019 @ 12:02 am

    Perhaps a series III car devoted to people with mobility devices, allowing bike riders to board during rush hours. The car could be marked as such.

  • By Sarah Kertcher, January 15, 2019 @ 11:41 am

    Hi Dan! Thanks for your feedback. I know the project team would love to hear your thoughts so make sure to include these points when you complete the survey! :)

  • By Ted, January 15, 2019 @ 9:49 am

    Cars are too skinny so they should take out most seating to accommodate for busy times

  • By Sarah Kertcher, January 15, 2019 @ 11:40 am

    Fold ‘n go seating perhaps! :) Thanks for your feedback Ted! Please make sure to complete the survey as I know the project team would love to hear your thoughts.

  • By W3O4Uls, January 15, 2019 @ 6:23 pm

    In personally, it still looks like old I think.

    Why don’t we reference some Metro’s seats like ‘Tokyo Metro’ or ‘Seoul Metro’ ?

  • By Mark2's Car210, January 16, 2019 @ 7:21 am

    Are The 5 Car sets be called the Mark 4s?

  • By Stephanie, January 16, 2019 @ 8:22 am

    I filled out the survey but forgot to add a comment about seat height.

    I much prefer the height of the seats on the Mark IIIs. I find the seat height on the Canada Line too low and have a harder time getting up from those.

  • By Santiago, January 16, 2019 @ 8:50 am

    Morning rush is the worse, I think a good option would be having a much larger standing area.


  • By Henry Hart, February 11, 2019 @ 9:34 am

    I really think that we should have New skytrain cars because of rush hours when on public transit

  • By Sarah Kertcher, February 12, 2019 @ 10:02 am

    Thanks for your feedback Henry! You’ll be pleased to know that as part of the 10-Year Vision, new SkyTrain cars are on their way and are rolling out on the system as they’re ready. Stay tuned for more info!

  • By Joey, February 21, 2019 @ 5:21 am

    24 hour service? And while we are reaching for the stars here maybe a one stop expansion connecting the North Shore to Downtown? Lonsdale Quay to Waterfront or maybe Phibbs Exchange to Cassiar at Hastins?

  • By Andrew Chuang, October 3, 2020 @ 12:43 pm

    Ask BCRTC Built more Mark 1 Skytrain cars

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