TransLink to upgrade the SkyTrain SkyBridge

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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The TransLink Skytrain Skybridge will have expansion joint replacement over the next couple of months.

On July 31, TransLink will start construction to replace aging expansion joints along the SkyTrain tracks of the SkyBridge, which serves as a key connection for Expo Line service between New Westminster and Surrey.

The expansion joints on the bridge have not been replaced since their construction and have reached the end of their useful lives. This investment, which forms part of TransLink’s Maintenance and Upgrade Program, will keep trains moving safely and smoothly for customers for years to come.

Work is planned for the following dates:

  •  July 31st to August 7th
  • Expo Line service will single-track between Scott Road Station and Columbia Station Platform 1.
  • August 14th to August 21st
  • Expo Line service will single-track between Scott Road Station and New Westminster Station Platform 2.

To keep customers moving as quickly as possible between stations, trains will cross two at a time in each direction, providing 15-minute service during peak periods. At all other times, one train will cross in each direction, providing 12-minute service.

Additional SkyTrain staff will be on-site to assist customers at affected stations in Surrey and New Westminster, as needed.

More information:
Customer information: 604.953.3333

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