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The Burrard Station Escalator Replacement Project begins Oct. 17

The Burrard Station Escalator Replacement Project begins Oct. 17

The Burrard Street entrance to Burrard Station

We’re replacing the five aging escalators at Burrard Station. Work begins October 17 and is expected to be completed in spring 2024.

The escalators will be replaced with new, heavier-duty models to ensure their safe and reliable operation for years to come. These modern transit-grade escalators are much more durable and feature:

  • smoother operation and braking for passenger safety
  • LED step lighting for better visibility in dimly lit areas
  • a variable speed option for power savings
  • improved accessibility for maintenance, to minimize down time and keep passengers moving

Burrard Station will continue to operate normally throughout construction; however, it may be busier than usual.

Elevator access on all levels, as well as access to Royal Centre and Bentall Centre will not be affected by construction. Signage and SkyTrain Attendants will help direct passengers during any in-station detours, as required.

The escalators and stairs to street level at Burrard Station

Expo Line traffic has increased exponentially since these escalators began operation more than 35 years ago.

Replacement is critical to ensure growing passenger volumes are supported today and well into the future. These are the oldest escalators on the SkyTrain system and the last original Expo Line escalators to be replaced.

Burrard Station dressed up for Expo 86.

Thank you for your patience while we work to improve your transit experience.


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