Parks and Public SpacesNew plaza planned as part of Burrard SkyTrain station upgrades

New plaza planned as part of Burrard SkyTrain station upgrades

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TransLink is planning upgrades to the public realm around the Burrard SkyTrain station, including the creation of a new plaza.

VIA Architecture and PWL Partnership are on the project, which is part of larger upgrade to the SkyTrain station which was built in the late 1980s. Specifics on the station upgrade are still being worked out, but TransLink is planning the following upgrades to the public realm:

  • Moving the ground-level stairs and escalators closer to Dunsmuir Street
  • Replacing the grassy area outside the station with a hard surface
  • Creating a more seamless connection between the Burrard sidewalk and plaza including minimizing or eliminating stairs
  • Replacing all escalators and the elevator, and adding new ones to increase capacity

Renderings: Burrard SkyTrain station upgrades

Revised plaza design with ramps and retained cherry trees
Revised plaza design with ramps and retained cherry trees.
Plaza sketch view looking west
Plaza sketch view looking west.
Overall concept for update to Burrard Station
Overall concept for update to Burrard Station.
Burrard Station before and after renderings, showing Burrard Street elevation
Burrard Station before and after renderings, showing Burrard Street elevation.
Burrard Station before and after renderings, showing Dunsmuir Street elevation
Burrard Station before and after renderings, showing Dunsmuir Street elevation.

TransLink recently won three City of Surrey Civic Distinction Awards for their upgrades to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station, including a new north station house.

New north Station House at Surrey Central SkyTrain station
New north Station House at Surrey Central SkyTrain station. Credit: TransLink

The new, glass-enclosed building features three new escalators, a new elevator and three staircases, as well as an Indigenous art sculpture suspended from the ceiling.

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