Upgrades to the Lonsdale Quay Exchange are nearing completion and entering the final phase of construction. The improvements will enhance the experience of a growing number of customers coming in and out of the exchange each day. This is the first upgrade to the exchange since it was built in the 1980s.
Construction begins next week on the west side of the bus exchange, opening the upgraded east side to customers. Customers will now benefit from the completed improvements such as new pavement, improved lighting, more space, better accessibility, and tactile walking surface indicators.
The upgrades are projected for completion in the spring of this year, key improvements include:
- Adapted bus bays for the R2 Marine Drive RapidBus
- New pavement throughout the exchange and the passenger hub
- Improved accessibility for wheelchairs and strollers
- A new ceiling above the exchange to provide better lighting
- Tactile walking surface indicators at bus stops and passenger crossings for customers with vision loss
- New public art installation
The $14.7 million budget for improvements is paid for through contributions from the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and TransLink.
- Lonsdale Quay Exchange is the second busiest transit hub on the North Shore
- Over 5,000 customers catch a bus at the exchange on an average weekday
- 12 bus routes serve the exchange travelling to Vancouver, West Vancouver and the District and City of North Vancouver
- 20,000 SeaBus trips are taken each weekday