You may remember last year we reached out to find out from you what are some of the issues and opportunities for improving transit and transportation in the area.
And the results are in! We’ve analyzed your input and developed a range of potential strategies and actions aimed at improving transit, strengthening regional cycling connections and making walking to transit safer and more enjoyable.
But first, we need your feedback to help prioritize and refine the potential strategies for improving transit, walking, and cycling.
So don’t wait, have your say in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows ATP! Help shape transportation in your community by taking the survey from April 2 to 18 at translink.ca/mrpm.
Public engagement for the 2019 Transit Network Review is open from April 2 to 18.
We’re inviting customers and neighbours across the region to have their say on potential transportation changes as part of our 2019 Transit Network Review!
It’s all part of our efforts to deliver a better transit system so it serves more people, supports areas of high ridership, provides transit options in growing areas, and delivers a basic level of transit access across Metro Vancouver.
Among the proposals in this review:
Provide new service to three neighbourhoods: River District in Vancouver, East Fraser Heights, and 68th Ave Crosstown in Surrey
Increase service along Fraser Highway before the proposed rapid transit project is approved and implemented
Changes to the transit network to make certain routes more efficient and reliable, and provide better connections
Redesign NightBus routes to Richmond and YVR, and provide transit service to YVR at all times
It’s important you take part.
The 2017 Transit Network Review informed the new bus routes in the Silver Valley, Clayton Heights, and Morgan Creek communities that launched in September 2017, and the decision to extend the 159 to Coquitlam Central Station.
No final decisions have been made. We’re considering these changes and asking for feedback now, so we can implement changes as part of our quarterly transit service changes that happen every spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Have your say in the Transit Network Review and help shape transit in your community. Taking the survey from April 2–18 at translink.ca/networkreview.
TransLink’s second annual New Mobility Forum brought together leaders in government, industry and academia to discuss how we regulate, manage and deliver transportation in Metro Vancouver as we forge ahead into the future.
Transportation expert David Zipper, resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund, was the keynote speaker at the forum. He shared his insights on the future of new mobility and it what it means for Metro Vancouver.
After the event, Andrew McCurran, TransLink’s director of strategic planning and policy, caught up with Zipper to get his unique perspective on new mobility.
Watch the video above or read on for the the interview’s transcript!
Starting February 2, 2019, there will be a new option for getting on and off Expo Line trains heading westbound towards downtown Vancouver. A new platform at Commercial–Broadway Station will soon be open for customers, bringing all-door boarding to SkyTrain for the first time.
We will be the first transit agency in Canada to issue green bonds
UPDATE Nov 16, 2018: TransLink issued its first-ever Green Bond, becoming the first transit agency in Canada to do so, helping to satisfy strong investor interest in organizations with a compelling environmental story to tell. The bond, valued at $400 million, is TransLink’s largest bond issuance.
At TransLink, we take environmental stewardship very seriously. We also constantly spend capital to improve our transit network, so YOU, our customers, can benefit from it.
We all know public transit is a greener choice – it takes away cars from the roads, thereby reducing our cumulative carbon footprint.
With this responsibility in mind, TransLink’s Board of Directors has given the green light to issue green bonds as one way to finance the largest expansion to transit service in our region’s history — the 10-Year Vision.
It is expected that each electric bus in operation will reduce on-road CO2 emissions by close to 300,000 kg annually
It’s I Love Transit Week! A week where we celebrate our riders, transit enthusiasts and all the things we love about transit. This year’s theme is…Connections: the future of transportation in Metro Vancouver. One of the key elements of what the future of transit entails is sustainable transit. So, we chatted with Sarah Buckle, Director Enterprise Risk and Sustainability at TransLink what that actually means.
The TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program is improving aging infrastructure across the system
Upgrades to Joyce-Collingwood Station are well underway. The new bus loop at Joyce-Collingwood Station is now complete – a milestone in the TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program that’s improving aging infrastructure across the system.
The next phase of construction will start next week, with crews completing necessary upgrade work.
The west stationhouse at Joyce–Collingwood SkyTrain Station will be closed from August 13 until spring 2019 as station improvements continue. During construction, the station will remain open and accessible to all customers.
Where do I catch my bus or SkyTrain?
Two new bus shelters at the Joyce-Collingwood Station – opening August 13.
Beginning August 13, customers will use the east stationhouse and newly-constructed bus loop to access SkyTrain and buses.
Buses will move to the new bus loop adjacent to the east stationhouse.
From August 13 to spring 2019, the west stationhouse will close and customers can catch their bus at the new bus loop adjacent to the east stationhouse.
The bus loop has larger shelters and is the new permanent location for the 28 and 41/43 routes.
Improvements include an additional platform for Expo Line trains, a widened crossing over the Grandview Cut and a new pedestrian walkway over Broadway. Two new elevators and four up-and-down escalators are also being added to improve accessibility and customer convenience.
The station entrance beside Shoppers Drug Mart will also be closed during this time. SkyTrain customers will enter or exit the station from the Commercial Drive entrance or the Broadway entrance on the south side of the street.
On June 25, the new 99 B-Line bus shelter and queuing system will open, and the westbound 9 and 99 bus stops will move to their permanent locations outside Commercial–Broadway Station.
June 15, 9 p.m. – June 17, 8 a.m.: Broadway road closure
Broadway will be fully closed in both directions from Victoria Drive to Commercial Drive, beginning 9 p.m. Friday, June 15 and continuing until 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 17. There will also be a full eastbound closure from June 17, 11 p.m. to June 18, 5 a.m., and a full westbound closure June 18, 11 p.m. – June 19, 5 a.m.
These closures are required so crews can remove the temporary work platform that has been used to construct the new pedestrian walkway over Broadway, which was lifted into place in fall 2017.
Construction work is weather dependent and the dates/times of the road closures are subject to change. We recognize that some customers and our neighbours will be affected by this work and we thank everyone for their patience while we improve Commercial-Broadway Station.
UPDATE – Nov, 06, 2018: In light of the resolution passed by the City of Surrey council we are pausing work on the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project and suspending the RFQ process while we await direction from the Mayors’ Council and the TransLink Board. Read the full statement from TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond here.
As a reminder, customers with bikes will need to enter and exit through the centre stationhouse where elevators are available for use. The east and west stationhouses have escalators only and bikes are not permitted due to safety concerns. Please be mindful of the bicycle restrictions in place that affect when and how many bikes are allowed on SkyTrain during varying times of day.
This is just the beginning! Work is expected to be fully complete at Metrotown Station later this spring, including a new Bike Parkade!
Bike Parkades are secure facilities where customers who ride bikes to or from transit can lock their bike for the day. The parkade can be accessed with a registered Compass Card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for $1 per use (per day) to a maximum of $8 per calendar month.
A major milestone for Metrotown Station this year as both the centre and west stationhouses opened!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time to look back at the past twelve months and take stock of all that we’ve accomplished…like making tremendous progress on four Expo Line SkyTrain Station upgrades!
In order to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our customers and the entire region for years to come, these four stations are currently being upgraded to improve station accessibility, capacity, safety and security. Read more »