TransLink SkyTrain Edmonds Operations and Maintenance Centre

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SkyTrain Operations and
Maintenance Centre
Address 6800 14th Avenue,
Burnaby, BC
Opened December 11, 1985
Owner TransLink (1999–present)
BC Transit (1985–1999)
Operator British Columbia
Rapid Transit Company
Depot code OMC1
Lines Expo Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
Millennium Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
Responsibilities
  • Administration
  • Train control
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Field operations
  • Fleet maintenance
  • Wayside maintenance
  • Fleet parking

The SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre is located at 6800 14th Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia. The facility opened in 1985 with the launch of the Expo Line. Known as OMC, or sometimes as OMC1, this facility is responsible for most of the parking and maintenance of the fleet. All major and minor maintenance is done here (in addition to other light maintenance and parking at OMC3). The central control for both the Expo and Millennium lines are based at this facility, and trains for both lines are parked and maintained here.

OMC2

Across Southridge Drive is OMC2, a facility owned by TransLink and British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC) where the 2001 Bombardier ART Mark II trains were constructed. Some refurbishment work for the Mark Is are done in this facility as well.

When the Mark IIIs arrived, they were unloaded at OMC2 for assembly.

Both OMC1 and OMC2 are connected by rail, which parallels the Expo Line and crosses over Southridge Drive. In the past, Community Shuttles from Coast Mountain Bus Company that were contracted out were parked in OMC2's parking lot.

However, OMC2 was not always under the ownership of TransLink/BCRTC. The facility was originally owned by Bombardier up until the completion of construction of the Mark IIs and was purchased by BC Transit in 2004. The facility was sold again the same year to Mac and Jac Clothing and again in 2005 to Dayhu Investments. In January 2015, TransLink bought the facility to address capacity issues at OMC1 and for the Mark I refurbishment project and other SkyTrain related maintenance operations. By February 2015, repairs and upgrades started at OMC2, which included the installation of a paint booth and restored rail connection to OMC1.

Rolling Stock

OMC1 maintains all of the Expo Line's fleet and some of the Millennium Line's fleet. The Millennium Line fleet is spread across OMC1 and OMC3.

Expo Line Logo-a.png
Model Number of cars per train Air conditioning Total in fleet Notes
1984 UTDC ICTS Mark I 6 No 56
  • Trains may occasionally operate in 4-car sets
  • Previously also operated on the Millennium Line
  • All units repainted, some refurbished
1985 UTDC ICTS Mark I 6 No 58
  • Trains may occasionally operate in 4-car sets
  • Previously also operated on the Millennium Line
  • All units repainted, some refurbished
1991 UTDC ICTS Mark I 6 No 16
  • Trains may occasionally operate in 4-car sets
  • Previously also operated on the Millennium Line
1995 Bombardier ICTS Mark I 6 No 20
  • Trains may occasionally operate in 4-car sets
  • Previously also operated on the Millennium Line
2001 Bombardier ART Mark II 4 Yes 60
  • Occasionally operates on the Expo Line
  • Operates in 2-car sets for AM peak hours shuttle service from Commercial–Broadway to Waterfront
2009 Bombardier ART Mark II 4 Yes 48
  • Operates in 2-car sets for AM peak hours shuttle service from Commercial–Broadway to Waterfront
2015 Bombardier Innovia Metro Mark III 4 Yes 28
  • Previously also operated on the Millennium Line
  • Occasionally operates on the AM peak hour shuttle service from Commercial–Broadway to Waterfront


Millennium Line Logo-a.png
Model Number of cars per train Air conditioning Total in fleet Notes
2001 Bombardier ART Mark II 2 Yes 60
2009 Bombardier ART Mark II 2 Yes 48
  • Occasionally operates on the Millennium Line during peak hours

Future Expansion

To address future fleet expansion, TransLink in 2018 began looking for potential solutions to address the capacity problems at OMC1. The solutions presented so far is either to modify the existing facility to accommodate more cars or to expand and construct new bays for the maintenance of the fleet. Other possible solutions include expanding to other locations and municipalities for the construction of another facility near the Expo and Millennium lines.

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SkyTrain Logo-a.png
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

Coast Mountain Bus Company Logo-a.png SkyTrain Logo-a.png SeaBus West Coast Express Branding Logo-a.png West Vancouver Transit HandyDART

Fare Information

Compass CardCash FaresFare StructureUniversal Pass (U-Pass)TransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png West Coast Express Fares

Plans and Projects

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

Other Divisions

Cycling NetworkRoads and BridgesTransit Police