British Columbia Rapid Transit Company 100/200 series

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1984 UTDC ICTS Mark I
In service 1985–present
Manufacturer UTDC
Model ICTS Mark I
Constructed 1984
Built at Kingston, Ontario
Fleet numbers 001–056
Refurbished 2013–2020 (projected)
Retired 2026 (projected)[1]
Formation 6 cars per set (occasionally 4 per set)
2 cars per unit set (semi-permanent)
Owner TransLink (1999–present)
BC Transit (1984–1999)
Operator British Columbia
Rapid Transit Company
Depot OMC1
Lines served Expo Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
Millennium Line Logo and Symbol-a.png (from 2002–2016)
Specifications
Length 12.70 m
Width 2.50 m
Weight 15 t
Doors 2 per side
Capacity 80
Top speed 90 km/h (design)
80 km/h (service)
Electrification 650 V DC
Traction motor 3 phase AC linear motors
Safety system Thales SelTrac S40 (ATC)

SkyTrain cars 001-056 are UTDC ICTS Mark I units built in 1984 in Kingston, Ontario. They run exclusively on the Expo Line in 6 car sets and may be coupled with other Mark I cars from other build years.

Features

Interior layout of trains with the interior left intact after refurbishment.
Interior layout of four seats removed on some Mark I cars.

When ordered, they had carpet flooring, buttons inside and outside on the doors for opening doors, and a blue-red seat fabric colour pattern. In mid-1992, the carpets were replaced with a wax replica of the carpet pattern due to constant sanitation and maintenance. The door buttons were removed between 1989 and 1991 due to passenger confusion and door jamming. Interiorly, the button locations were covered up with a plate and on the exterior, buttons were either disconnected or replaced with a metal plate. The seat colouring pattern was eventually changed to all blue due to constant maintenance and the more evident graffiti on the red.

In the early 1990s, new decals were placed in the train interior, particularly the silent alarm decal on the side of windows and the speaker phone decal. Following a transfer of ownership from BC Transit to TransLink, most decals were replaced and some trains were repainted from the BC Transit scheme to the sweep. However, most trains only had their BC Transit logos replaced.

Decals from BC Transit carried the heading "Security Features" whilst TransLink decals carried the heading "Safety & Security". Some original decals from 1985 can still be found on some trains in the wheelchair bays. They can be differentiated from the other decals based on their grey and minimalist design, a contrast from the blue, yellow, and red on the newer BC Transit/TransLink decals.

When introduced, these trains ran in 2 or 4 car sets. This was later changed to 4 or 6 and after the opening of the Evergreen Extension and changes to the Expo Line pattern, these now run in 6 car sets only and rarely in 4.

Following a tradition of other railroads around the world, cars were named after cities, towns, and geographical locations in British Columbia "to foster goodwill throughout BC towards our ALRT system... a symbol of British Columbian excellence"[2]. The names were kept until refurbishment.

Refurbishment

In 2011, all cars underwent a minor refurbishment project that involved the installation of LED interior lights.

Starting in 2013, trains went into refurbishment. This involved installation the repainting doors and panels from red to white, repainting the exterior livery to the charcoal sweep, and the removal of 4 seats per car. All exterior and some interior work was completed in April 2017. However, many cars have imperfections such as white doors and red panels, removal or non-removal of interior decals, incorrect fleet number placement and text size in the interior and exterior, and incorrect government logos (first cars to be refurbished had both the Government of Canada and Government of British Columbia logos. Other trains only have the Government of British Columbia logo). Most units still retain the same number of seats (A total of 4 seats per car were supposed to be removed during refurbishment to address overcrowding issues).

Other replacements and works as part of the refurbishment project included truck replacement, Vehicle On-Board Computer (VOBC) replacement, Heath Monitor Unit (HMU) replacement, and a rewind of the Linear Induction Motor (LIM). Completion of the refurbishment project is expected to be in April 2020[3].

The LIM motors are rewound by their original manufacturer in Okanagan Falls, BC. All repainting works were done in Langley, BC.

Details

Trains operate in 6 car sets, or 3 groups of 2 car semi-permanent married sets. Sets can be coupled with other Mark I pairs from other build years. Cars that underwent interior modifications have 29 seats, including 3 fold-down seats. Cars that have yet to undergo interior modifications have 33 seats, also including 3 fold-down seats.

Units Seating
001-056 29 or 33 - American Seating Innovator 850
3 - Fold down


Set Fleet number Thumbnail Paint Year Month repainted Notes Name
1 001 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 December 2016 Spirit of Kelowna
002 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 December 2016
  • Power collector shoe ripped off by stored rail near Main Street in November 2015 and caused serious delays
Spirit of Peachland
2 003 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 October 2016 Spirit of Cowichan
004 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 October 2016 Spirit of Ladysmith
3 005 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 July 2016
  • Tested on the Evergreen Line east of the tunnel
Spirit of Nanaimo
006 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 July 2016
  • Tested on the Evergreen Line east of the tunnel
Spirit of Duncan
4 007 SkyTrain UTDC 007-a.jpg Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 January 2015 Spirit of Courtenay
008 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 January 2015 Spirit of Comox
5 009 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 March 2016 Spirit of Campbell River
010 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 March 2016 Spirit of Powell River
6 011 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 November 2013 Spirit of Esquimalt
012 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 November 2013 Spirit of Sooke
7 013 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 November 2015 Spirit of Quesnel
014 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 November 2015
  • Lady Diana and Prince Charles; Crown Prince and Princess of Belgium traveled on in 1986
  • Dr. Professor Her Highness Chulabhorn Walailak of Thailand traveled on in 1989
  • Previously named Spirit of Canada
Spirit of Williams Lake
8 015 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 January 2017 Spirit of Saanich
016 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 January 2017 Spirit of Sidney
9 017 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 January 2016 Spirit of Victoria
018 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 January 2016 Spirit of Oak Bay
10 019 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 February 2016
  • Interior was repainted years before refurbishment
Spirit of Richmond
020 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 February 2016
  • Interior was repainted years before refurbishment
Spirit of Maple Ridge
11 021 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 March 2017
  • Used for training by the Coquitlam Fire Department in June 2016
Spirit of Mission
022 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 March 2017 Spirit of Pitt Meadows
12 023 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 June 2016 Spirit of Delta
024 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 June 2016 Spirit of Langley
13 025 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 December 2016 Spirit of BC
026 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 December 2016 Spirit of Cumberland
14 027 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 September 2016 Spirit of Parksville
028 SkyTrain UTDC 028-a.jpg Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 September 2016 Spirit of Qualicum Beach
15 029 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 June 2016 Spirit of Port Alberni
030 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 June 2016 Spirit of Matsqui
17 031 SkyTrain UTDC 031-a.jpg Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 September 2014 Spirit of Abbotsford
032 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 September 2014 Spirit of Surrey
18 033 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 February 2017 Spirit of North Vancouver
034 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 February 2017 Spirit of West Vancouver
19 035 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 October 2014
  • Interior was repainted years before refurbishment
Spirit of 100 Mile House
036 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 October 2014 Spirit of Kitimat
20 037 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 February 2015 Spirit of Terrace
038 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 February 2015 Spirit of Central Coast
21 039 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 March 2015 Spirit of Prince George
040 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 March 2015 Spirit of Prince Rupert
22 041 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 July 2015 Spirit of White Rock
042 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 July 2015 Spirit of Hope
23 043 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 July 2015 Spirit of Expo 86
044 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 July 2015 Spirit of Vancouver
24 045 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 July 2015 Spirit of Agassiz
046 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 July 2015 Spirit of Harrison Hot Springs
25 047 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 September 2015 Spirit of Kamloops
048 SkyTrain UTDC 048-a.jpg Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 September 2015
  • Featured in a trailer for "Trial of the Incredible Hulk" (1989) [4]
Spirit of Chase
26 049 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 May 2015 Spirit of Castlegar
050 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 May 2015 Spirit of Burnaby
27 051 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 May 2015 Spirit of Canada
052 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 May 2015 Spirit of New Westminster
28 053 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 January 2016 Spirit of Whistler
054 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 January 2016 Spirit of Vernon
29 055 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 August 2015 Spirit of Salmon Arm
056 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1984 August 2015 Spirit of Golden

References

  1. Behind The Scenes: A look into the remake of a Mark I SkyTrain buzzer.translink.ca, retrieved 09-03-2018
  2. The Province - It's SkyTrain translink.ca, retrieved 24-02-2017
  3. Behind The Scenes: A look into the remake of a Mark I SkyTrain buzzer.translink.ca, retrieved 09-03-2018
  4. Trial Of The Incredible Hulk - Official Trailer youtube.com, retrieved 04-11-2017
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Operations
Lines Canada Line Logo-a.png Expo Line Logo-a.png Millennium Line Logo-a.png Millennium Line Evergreen Extension Logo-b.png
Rolling stock Expo Line 1984 UTDC ICTS Mark IExpo Line 1985 UTDC ICTS Mark IExpo Line 1991 UTDC ICTS Mark IExpo Line 1995 Bombardier ICTS Mark IExpo LineMillennium Line 2001 Bombardier ART Mark IICanada Line 2008 Hyundai Rotem EMUExpo LineMillennium Line 2009 Bombardier ART Mark IIExpo Line 2015 Bombardier Innovia Metro Mark IIIExpo Line 2018 Bombardier Innovia Metro Mark III
Yards Expo LineMillennium Line Operations and Maintenance CentreMillennium Line Coquitlam Maintenance CentreCanada Line Canada Line Operations and Maintenance Centre
Stations
Canada Line Logo-a.png Expo LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png95 B-Line WaterfrontVancouver City CentreYaletown–RoundhouseOlympic Village99 B-Line Broadway–City HallKing EdwardOakridge–41st AvenueLangara–49th AvenueMarine DriveCanada Line BridgeportAberdeenLansdowneRichmond–Brighouse
Airport branch ← Towards Waterfront Canada Line BridgeportTempletonSea Island CentreYVR–Airport
Expo Line Logo-a.png Canada LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png95 B-Line Waterfront95 B-Line BurrardGranvilleStadium–ChinatownMain Street–Science WorldMillennium Line99 B-Line Commercial–BroadwayNanaimo29th AvenueJoyce–CollingwoodPattersonMetrotownRoyal OakEdmonds22nd StreetNew WestminsterExpo Line ColumbiaScott RoadGateway96 B-Line Surrey Central96 B-Line King George
Production Way branch ← Towards Waterfront Expo Line ColumbiaSappertonBraidMillennium Line Lougheed Town CentreMillennium Line Production Way–University
Millennium Line Logo-a.png VCC–ClarkExpo Line99 B-Line Commercial–BroadwayRenfrewRupertGilmoreBrentwood Town CentreHoldomSperling–Burnaby LakeLake City WayExpo Line Production Way–UniversityExpo Line Lougheed Town CentreBurquitlamTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Moody CentreInlet CentreTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Coquitlam CentralLincolnLafarge Lake–Douglas
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Transit Services

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Fare Information

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Plans and Projects

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