The $14.7-million overhaul of the Lonsdale Quay bus exchange on the North Vancouver waterfront has reached full completion.
“The Lonsdale Quay Exchange is a vitally important transfer point for residents and visitors to the North Shore,” said Sany Zein, the vice-president of infrastructure and engineering for TransLink, in a statement.
“The upgrade will significantly enhance the overall experience for our customers and help to serve a growing number of transit users in Metro Vancouver for years to come.”
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Construction reached substantial completion this past summer, allowing for the facility to open, and in more recent months the final finishing touches were added.
The redesigned bus exchange under ICBC’s headquarters building features a reconfiguration of the facility, as well as a raised ceiling to offer improved lighting, new and brighter concrete pavement, bus bay indicators on LED-illuminated column panels, and durable tactile walking surface indicators at each bus bay.
The reconfiguration allows for increased capacity to accommodate the articulated buses of the new R2 RapidBus service that launched this past April, and future bus service expansion.
Finishing touches that were added after the summer opening include the completion of the ceiling, operator kiosk, landscaping wall, and additional paving.
In 2019, Lonsdale Quay’s transit hub was used by over 5,000 bus passengers and 20,000 SeaBus passengers on an average weekday.
The federal and provincial governments and TransLink funded the project.