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SkyTrain’s King George Station to temporarily close for track maintenance, starting Apr. 27

SkyTrain’s King George Station to temporarily close for track maintenance, starting Apr. 27

A train departs from King George Station

SkyTrain’s King George Station is temporarily closed from Saturday, Apr. 27 until mid-June while we complete multiple infrastructure maintenance works, including the replacement of an original component from when the station opened in 1992.

Who’s affected: Customers who ride the SkyTrain to and from King George Station.

What do I need to do: During this time, the terminus station for the Expo Line in Surrey is at Surrey Central Station instead of King George Station. Customers should plan for an additional 15 minutes of travel time if they use King George.

  • Customers who normally arrive by bus at King George Station to connect to the SkyTrain should stay on the bus to continue to Surrey Central Station.
    • The 345 King George Station/White Rock Centre, 394 White Rock/King George Station Express, and 395 Langley Centre/King George Station buses will all stop at King George Station, then continue to Surrey Central Station.
    • When connecting from SkyTrain to bus, customers should board their bus at Surrey Central Station.
  • Trains are arriving and departing for Waterfront Station at Surrey Central Station using both platforms, so check the screens for the next train.
  • Between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on weekdays, a SkyTrain replacement bus is operating every 15 minutes between Bay 2 at King George Station and a temporary stop on City Parkway at Surrey Central Station.
  • Know before you go — plan your trip at and sign up for Transit Alerts at

Additional details:

  • During the closure, Expo Line service will operate Waterfront to Braid, Waterfront to Production Way–University, Waterfront to Surrey Central Station.
  • Customers who currently use the passenger pickup/drop-off zone at King George Station can access parking lots at Surrey Central Station to access SkyTrain service.
  • The Bike Parkade at King George Station will remain accessible.
  • Currently, there is a HandyDART passenger pickup/drop-off zone at King George Station; this will be closed. For the duration of the station closure, HandyDART service will continue as normal at Surrey Central and other stations.

What’s happening: We’re closing the station temporarily to replace a portion of the tracks called the turnout that allows trains to change tracks and direction at King George Station. It has reached the end of its service life. We’re also taking advantage of the closure to complete other work:

  • Replacing a section of power rail between King George and Surrey Central station. These rails are what provide power to the SkyTrain cars, allowing trains to move.
  • Realigning our guideway intrusion monitoring systems and preparing station platform to receive the longer Mark V trains that will enter service by the end of the year.
  • Elevator inspections, fibre optic cable replacement, station deep cleaning, and various asset repair and replacements that can be completed quickly and efficiently while the station is closed.

Zoom out: TransLink’s Maintenance and Upgrade Program is making investments in aging infrastructure across the system to keep customers safe, comfortable, and moving across a reliable transit network every day. For more information and to learn more, please visit

A guideway technician replaces a piece of rail on the SkyTrain tracks
A guideway technician replaces a piece of rail on the SkyTrain tracks.

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