British Columbia Rapid Transit Company 500/600 series

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1991 UTDC ICTS Mark I
In service 1991–present
Manufacturer UTDC
Model ICTS Mark I
Constructed 1991
Built at Kingston, Ontario
Fleet numbers 121–136
Formation 6 cars per set (occasionally 4 per set)
2 cars per unit set (semi-permanent)
Owner TransLink (1999–present)
BC Transit (1991–1999)
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)
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 121-136 are 16 UTDC ICTS Mark I units built in 1991 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.


They are distinguished by a large front window in place of a door in addition to minor interior differences from their 1984-85 counterparts. They originally featured door buttons, but were removed shortly upon delivery. The button locations were of buttons were covered up with a plate or disconnected.

This batch was originally intended for Milan, Italy in time for a new line serving a stadium that was to be a venue for the World Cup of Soccer. After UTDC refused to install traditional motors on the chassis, they were sold to BC Transit at a discount price. The cars were subsequently placed into service following the extension of the SkyTrain to Scott Road Station.

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"[1]. The names were removed upon handover of ownership to TransLink.

As of 2017, these cars became the last vehicles in TransLink's fleet to remain in BC Transit colours. However, the livery is usually covered by ads as these cars are frequently used for ad-wraps.

Other than minor interior and exterior works, these cars have yet to be refurbished and are not part of the current refurbishment project that is currently ongoing for the 1984 and 1985 Mark I cars. These cars also did not have their interior lights retrofitted in 2011 to LEDs as part of an initial refurbishment project.


As these cars did not undergo any major refurbishments, it is speculated that this batch along with the Mark I cars ordered in 1995 may be retired between 2021 and 2024, when a new order of Mark III cars meant to replace some Mark I cars arrive. However, there are no confirmed reports as to which Mark I cars will be retired first.


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.

Units Seating
121-136 28 - American Seating Innovator 850
5 - Fold down

Set Fleet number Thumbnail Paint Build date Notes Name
1 121 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Port Coquitlam
122 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Anmore
2 123 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Belcarra
124 SkyTrain UTDC 124-a.jpg BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Lions Bay
3 125 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Gibsons
126 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Greenwood
4 127 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Sechelt
128 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of View Royal
5 129 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Cariboo
130 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Columbia Shuswap
6 131 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Kootenay
132 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Okanagan
7 133 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Peace River
134 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirt of Zeballos
8 135 BC Transit paint scheme 19/07/1991 Spirit of Masset
136 BC Transit paint scheme 1991 Spirit of Pouce Coupe


  1. The Province - It's SkyTrain, retrieved 24-02-2017
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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
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
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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