British Columbia Rapid Transit Company 300/400 series

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1985 UTDC ICTS Mark I
In service 1985–present
Manufacturer UTDC
Model ICTS Mark I
Constructed 1985
Built at Kingston, Ontario
Fleet numbers 061–118
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 (1985–1999)
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 061-118 are UTDC ICTS Mark I units built in 1985 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
061-118 29 or 33 - American Seating Innovator 850
3 - Fold down


Set Fleet number Thumbnail Paint Year Month repainted Notes Name
1 061 SkyTrain UTDC 061-a.jpg Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 August 2016 Spirit of Gold River
062 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 August 2016 Spirit of Tahsis
2 063 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 November 2013 Spirit of Cranbrook
064 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 November 2013 Spirit of Elkford
3 065 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 December 2014 Spirit of Fernie
066 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 December 2014 Spirit of Invermere
4 067 SkyTrain UTDC 067-a.jpg Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 January 2014 Spirit of Kimberly
068 SkyTrain UTDC 068-a.jpg Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 January 2014 Spirit of Sparwood
5 069 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2016 Spirit of Mackenzie
070 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2016 Spirit of Stewart
6 071 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2017 Spirit of Port Moody
072 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2017 Spirit of Coquitlam
7 073 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 September 2016 Spirit of Tofino-Ucluelet
074 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 September 2016 Spirit of Grand Forks
8 075 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 September 2015 Spirit of Fruitvale
076 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 September 2015 Spirit of Rossland
9 077 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2017 Spirit of Montrose
078 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2017 Spirit of Trail
10 079 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 May 2016 Spirit of Warfield
080 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 May 2016 Spirit of Port Hardy
11 081 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 October 2015 Spirit of Port McNeill
082 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 October 2015 Spirit of Port Alice
12 083 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 October 2016 Spirit of Armstrong
084 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 October 2016 Spirit of Coldstream
13 085 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 July 2016 Spirit of Enderby
086 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 July 2016 Spirit of Revelstoke
14 087 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 January 2017 Spirit of Lumby
088 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 January 2017 Spirit of Penticton
15 089 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 December 2015 Spirit of Princeton
090 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 December 2015 Spirit of Summerland
16 091 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2016 Spirit of Oliver
092 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2016 Spirit of Osoyoos
17 093 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 August 2015 Spirit of Dawson Creek
094 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 August 2015 Spirit of Hudson's Hope
18 095 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 November 2016 Spirit of Fort St. John
096 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 November 2016 Spirit of Tumbler Ridge
19 097 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 November 2016 Spirit of Chetwynd
098 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 November 2016 Spirit of Fort Nelson
20 099 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 July 2016 Spirit of Squamish
100 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 July 2016 Spirit of Lillooet
21 101 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 May 2016 Spirit of Queen Charlottes
102 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 May 2016 Spirit of Sunshine Coast
22 103 SkyTrain UTDC 103-a.jpg Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 April 2016 Spirit of Houston
104 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 April 2016 Spirit of Ashcroft
23 105 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2016 Spirit of Merritt
106 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2016 Spirit of Cache Creek
24 107 SkyTrain UTDC 107-a.jpg Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 December 2015 Spirit of Logan Lake
108 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 December 2015 Spirit of Smithers
25 109 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2017 Spirit of Vanderhoof
110 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2017 Spirit of Nakusp
26 111 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 December 2016 Spirit of Nelson
112 SkyTrain UTDC 112-a.jpg Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 December 2016 Spirit of Salmo
27 113 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 October 2016 Spirit of Creston
114 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 October 2016 Spirit of Burns Lake
28 115 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2015 Spirit of Fort St. James
116 SkyTrain UTDC 116-a.jpg Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 March 2015 Spirit of Gulf Islands
29 117 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 April 2017
  • Last pair to be refurbished
Spirit of Chilliwack
118 Sweep-R (New Sweep) 1985 April 2017
  • Last pair to be refurbished
Spirit of Colwood

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
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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
TransLink
Transit Services

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Fare Information

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Plans and Projects

Expo Line Expo Line Fraser Highway ExtensionMillennium Line Millennium Line Broadway ExtensionPattullo Bridge Replacement

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