Three new elevators planned for Metrotown Station means current elevator closed starting Feb. 26
Shuttle service is in place
The elevator at Metrotown SkyTrain Station is being taken out of service, starting today, while TransLink builds three new elevators to replace it. The improvements are part of an upgrade to one of the oldest and busiest stations on the Expo Line.
The only alternative to shutting down the current elevator during the construction period was shutting down the entire SkyTrain station.
Rather than inconveniencing the thousands of people who use the station every day, TransLink decided to close the current elevator and bring in a shuttle service for those who require extra help while construction is underway.
Bus-shuttle service is in now place for customers who need help getting between the stations:
- Passengers with disabilities can take a HandyDART shuttle between the Metrotown and Patterson Station HandyDART stops.
- Passengers travelling with strollers can take a Community Shuttle to Metrotown Station from Patterson or Royal Oak Stations.
The shuttles will run approximately every 15 to 20 minutes during the following times:
- Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sundays and holidays: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Demand for the shuttles is expected to be high; passengers taking the services should allow for extra time when planning their travel, especially during peak periods.
Metrotown Station is one of seven stations on the Expo Line being upgraded with funding from federal and provincial partners.