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Shuttle train service only on SkyTrain's Evergreen extension for 3 weekends

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Kenneth Chan Oct 04, 2017 8:49 am 6,702

There will be temporary major changes to SkyTrain’s Millennium Line service over the next three weekends to allow for the installation of cellular wireless infrastructure in the Burquitlam tunnel.

Shuttle trains will operate every eight minutes on the Millennium Line’s Evergreen extension between Burquitlam Station and the terminus at Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station.

There will be no direct, non-stop service on the Millennium Line; trains on the Millennium Line will only operate from VCC-Clark Station to Burquitlam Station. Passengers will need to cross over to the opposite platform at Burquitlam Station to switch trains.

This shuttle service will be operational during all service hours on the following dates:

  • 3 days: Saturday, October 7 to Monday, October 9
  • 2 days: Saturday, October 14 to Sunday, October 15
  • 2 days: Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 22

Modified SkyTrain service on October 7, 8 and 9; October 14 and 15; and October 21 and 22. (TransLink)

TransLink says the complicated work in the two-km-long tunnel between Burquitlam Station and Moody Centre Station necessitates an extended installation schedule during SkyTrain’s operational hours.

Passengers traveling through the area should allow for at least five to 10 minutes in extra travel time.

Service on the Expo Line is not affected.

Wireless service is already available in downtown Vancouver’s Expo Line tunnel and in the Canada Line tunnel.


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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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