TransLink SkyTrain Capstan Way Station
|Train to: Waterfront||Capstan Way||Train to: Richmond–Brighouse|
|Next Station: Bridgeport||Next Station: Aberdeen|
|Address||No. 3 Road & Capstan Way, Richmond, BC|
|Bus connections||403, 407, N10|
|Architects||Perkins + Will|
|Park and Ride||No|
Capstan Way is a planned SkyTrain station in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Located at No. 3 Road and Capstan Way, the station is an infill station to be constructed in conjunction with high-density and mixed-use residential developments. The proposed name for the station in 2005 was Capstan but has been used interchangeably with Capstan Way. The station was expected to be open in 2022 and as of September 2021, it is expected to open in spring 2023.
Compared to other Canada Line stations in Richmond, Capstan will be different, both visually and in terms of amenities. Platforms will have two sets of up and down escalators and two elevators, as opposed to one of each for most Canada Line stations. There will also be space for a commercial retail unit, bike lockers and public art.
Funding for the station began in 2012 when the City of Richmond made an agreement with Capstan Village developers to permit extra density in exchange for funding. The original cost of the station was around $27.79 million and was expected to be raised over a 15-year schedule but was complete in May 2019 with $32 million raised. The station design process began in November 2017 and in 2018, design work was contracted to architectural firm Perkins + Will, who also designed the Richmond stations on the Canada Line as well as various other SkyTrain stations across the network.
It was expected that construction would start in 2019. However, by December 2019, the station was still in the design stage and under an agreement between the city and TransLink, the station must be built and complete within 30 months of the transferring of all funds from the City of Richmond. The city transferred $28 million to TransLink in late December 2019 following a $3.5 million transfer in November 2017 for design work. Full station design work was complete in early summer 2021.
Construction began on September 2, 2021, with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Richmond Councillors Alexa Loo and Bill McNulty, Mayor Malcolm Brodie, TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn, and TransLink's acting vice president of engineering Jeff Busby. Various work resulting in the closure of a northbound lane on No. 3 Road and the east sidewalk and bike lane began on the week of October 25, 2021.
From January 10 to February 2, 2022, excluding Sundays, work began on the guideway that required single-tracking for Canada Line trains between Bridgeport and Richmond–Brighouse stations. This operational change meant service on the Brighouse branch was reduced to every 17 minutes and all outbound trains departing from Waterfront ran every four minutes to YVR–Airport. Extra bus service was provided, running from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. every 5–7 minutes on weekdays and every 5–10 minutes on Saturdays. The extra bus service ran as a direct, non-stop service between Bridgeport and Richmond–Brighouse, bypassing Aberdeen and Lansdowne to maintain direct transit service to Richmond–Brighouse.
The next round of construction work requiring single-tracking occurred from April 26 to June 5, 2022. Work on April 26–29 occurred from 6 p.m. until midnight and from April 29 onwards, work took place on weekends only from the start of service until 9 p.m. on Saturdays and until 6 p.m. on Sundays. Extra shuttle bus service was provided again, but serviced intermediate Richmond stations as well unlike the previous round of single-tracking which had the shuttle buses bypass the intermediate Richmond stations.
It is expected that current bus routes passing through the station's proposed location will continue to service the area once the station opens. However, the 407 is expected to be rerouted and may bypass the station in the near future and the 402 is expected to service the station when it is extended further north along No. 2 Road, also in the near future.
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|Inbound ←||Canada Line towards Waterfront (Bridgeport)|
|Outbound||Canada Line towards Richmond–Brighouse (Aberdeen) →|
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- Yaohan Centre
- ↑ City of Richmond RAV Line names richmond.ca, retrieved 29-05-2020
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Southwest Area Transport Plan Phase 2 Proposed Changes translink.ca, retrieved 29-05-2020
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Richmond successfully raises $32 million to build Canada Line's new Capstan Station Daily Hive, retrieved 29-05-2020
- ↑ Construction on Canada Line's new Capstan Station could begin in a year Daily Hive, retrieved 29-05-2020
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 New Capstan Station in Richmond running behind schedule The Vancouver Sun, retrieved 29-05-2020
- ↑ New Capstan Canada Line station in Richmond to be finalized following $28M transfer The Vancouver Sun, retrieved 29-05-2020
- ↑ TransLink And City Of Richmond Break Ground On New Canada Line Station The Buzzer Blog, retrieved 19-09-2021
- ↑ https://buzzer.translink.ca/2022/04/construction-continues-on-canada-lines-capstan-station/ Construction continues on Canada Line’s Capstan Station] buzzer.translink.ca, retrieved 11-05-2022