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TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program

Keep Improving – Keep Moving.

The 2018 TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program is making critical investments in aging infrastructure across the system to keep customers safe, comfortable and moving across a reliable transit network every day. Projects include maintenance and repairs for everything from fleet replacement to major SkyTrain station upgrades.

There are currently 98 active maintenance and repair projects throughout the transit system; this is an investment of $200 million. Nearly $150 million in future investments are also planned as part of this integral long-term initiative to maintain and improve our transit network.

Customers are encouraged to visit our Alerts page for information on service impacts.


Canada Line Escalator Enhancement Project

We're adding new escalators to Yaletown–Roundhouse Station, Vancouver City Centre Station, and Waterfront Station to get ready for expanded service on the Canada Line and address growing customer demand.

Construction will begin in January 2019 at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station followed by Vancouver City Centre and Waterfront.

Visit the Canada Line Escalator Enhancement Project page on our desktop site for more information.


Expo Line Escalator Replacement Project

37 escalators in service since 1986-1990 will be replaced at 13 SkyTrain stations and at select West Coast Express stations. Granville Station will be the first to see improvements, with a total of six escalators being replaced. Construction will start with the three main escalators beginning spring 2018 and continuing for an estimated two years.

Visit the Expo Line Escalator Replacement Project page for more information.

Exchange Upgrades

Upgrades to improve customer experience and safety are planned at:

  • 29th Avenue Station
  • Guildford Exchange
  • Lonsdale Exchange
  • Nanaimo Exchange
  • Phibbs Exchange


Fleet Replacement

Replacing more than 400 aging buses through the Phase 1 Investment Plan, and adding 171 additional buses to the fleet. The Phase 2 Investment Plan will replace nearly 200 aging buses, and add 151 additional buses to the fleet.


Trolley Overhead Replacement

This is a multi-year program to remove and replace 2,500 hangers and clamps and 100 poles every year.

Rail Pad Replacement Program

This project began October 2017 and includes the replacement of approximately 21,000 rail pads between Scott Road and King George station.


Expo Line Running Rail Replacement

Over the next 8 to 10 years we'll replace approximately 5,000 metres of running rail annually.

2018 rail replacement work will replace 6,000 linear metres of running rail and 11,000 rail pads in the Dunsmuir Tunnel between Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront stations, and by Main Street-Science World Station from summer 2018 to spring 2019.

Visit the Expo Line Running Rail Replacement page on our desktop site for more information.


SkyTrain Station Upgrades



Work is in progress at Joyce-Collingwood and Surrey Central SkyTrain stations to enhance accessibility, include new or improved escalators and elevators, increase safety, and provide for greater platform capacity.

Work has been completed at Commercial–Broadway, Scott Road, Main Street-Science World, New Westminster and Metrotown SkyTrain stations.


SkyTrain Car Procurement

259 new cars for expansion and replacement of aging fleet.

SeaBus Terminal Rehabilitation

Repairing the walls and roofs of the two terminals along with the administration building in North Vancouver.


SeaBus Seismic Upgrades and Accessibility

Upgrades to the Vancouver SeaBus terminal will add seismic resiliency, increase accessibility and improve customer convenience. Four replacement escalators, one replacement elevator and a new elevator are included in this work.

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