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Here’s why Brentwood Town Centre Station is getting a makeover

Here’s why Brentwood Town Centre Station is getting a makeover

The Millennium Line at Brentwood Town Centre.
The Millennium Line at Brentwood Town Centre. (Vincelen Salvaloza/TransLink)

Have you ever been at the mercy of the elements on Brentwood Station’s south stairwell? Are you tired of being tormented by all that wind, rain, and snow on those exposed steps? Do you yearn for a brand-new elevator that can smoothly whisk you to the SkyTrain platform in sheer comfort? Well, you’re in luck because TransLink is giving the station a much-needed makeover!

Major renovations to Brentwood Town Centre Station are just weeks away; these changes will help accessibility and customer flow in and around the station. Substantial upgrades will vastly improve customer access on the south side of Lougheed Highway – especially for wheelchairs, mobility aids, and strollers – thanks to a new elevator.

The project will also enhance connections to bus service, the Amazing Brentwood, plus numerous other residential developments in the neighbourhood.

Some notable station changes include: a new street-level elevator at the south entrance, an expanded mezzanine with more fare gates, two new escalators, enclosed glass to weather-protect staircases (from all nature has to offer), additional real-time passenger information displays, better lighting, and a public art installation.

Once construction starts, the station’s south entrance will close to TransLink customers for about a year – sorry, people, these things take time! Alternatively, transit riders can cross Lougheed Highway and use the north stationhouse, which will remain open and accessible to SkyTrain and bus service during construction.

Brentwood bus bay map during renovations
Bus bays 4 and 5 will be relocated due to station upgrades. Use this map to find your relocated spot.

Customers should plan for an extra 10-15 minutes of travel time if they’re transferring from the bus. North stationhouse upgrades are expected to begin soon after the south stationhouse work begins; the full project is expected to take about two years to complete.

In case you haven’t heard, business is booming at Brentwood. The location is transforming into a densified, mixed-use neighbourhood and that means more transit needs. The Brentwood area will eventually see the addition of over 9,000 new homes over several years.

Brentwood Town Centre Station north stationhouse near the mall entrance.
“The neighbourhood around Brentwood Town Centre Station is one of the fastest growing areas on our system with 9,000 more homes being added in nearby developments. These station upgrades are part of our commitment to improving the customer experience and making our facilities more accessible and more convenient for everyone,” says TransLink CEO, Kevin Quinn.

Fun facts about Brentwood Town Centre Station:

  • This project marks the first Millennium Line station upgrades since the line first opened in 2002.
  • Roughly 6,000 people boarded SkyTrain at Brentwood Town Centre every weekday in 2019.
  • One of the busiest stations on the Millennium Line and will continue to grow, thanks to rapid development nearby.