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Take a sneak peek of TransLink’s new Mark V SkyTrain

Take a sneak peek of TransLink’s new Mark V SkyTrain

Mark V SkyTrain

To meet the ever-growing needs of transit in Metro Vancouver, the SkyTrain fleet is expanding. We’re improving our existing fleet to include longer trains that can carry more passengers with even more amenities than ever before. Say hello to the Mark V SkyTrain!

In January 2019, we asked what you wanted to see inside the next generation of SkyTrain cars. You told us you wanted to see more seating choices and improved spaces for people using mobility devices, strollers, and bicycles.

You spoke, and we listened! Now, we’re excited to introduce you to the interior mock-up of the all-new Mark V SkyTrain! This design reflects what we heard through surveys and public engagement. And while the interior mock-up of the Mark V has been created to assist with the design process, it is a representation of what our future SkyTrain car might look like, rather than a replica of the final product.

What’s inside

Mark V SkyTrain Interior SignThe new Mark V cars will provide customers with a safe and comfortable experience on transit. You told us you like the design of Mark III cars, so the Mark V cars will look very similar. They will include additional features, such as more flex space for bike racks and leaning pads. Primarily forward-facing seating with some perimeter seating incorporated, and improved on-train displays.

Accessibility for all of our customers is at the forefront of the design process. Paying special care that the new Mark Vs meet the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide ease of movement. The new interior information displays will provide transit alerts for customers onboard. New strip indicator lights at the doors will assist people who are deaf. As with our existing fleet, the Mark V’s will operate with door chimes and on-train announcements to assist customers who are blind or partially sighted.

The first new SkyTrain car is expected to arrive in 2023 for testing. We anticipate the full complement of vehicles in service by 2027.