TransLink SkyTrain Great Northern Way–Emily Carr Station

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Train to: Arbutus Great Northern Way–Emily Carr Train to: Lafarge Lake–Douglas
Next Station: Mount Pleasant Next Station: VCC–Clark
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General Information
Address Great Northern Way &
Thornton Street, Vancouver, BC
Owner TransLink
Operator British Columbia
Rapid Transit Company
Lines served Millennium Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
Bus connections 84
Fare Zone 1
Platforms 2
Entrances 1
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Annual Traffic
Passengers N/A
Ranking N/A
Other Information
Bike lockers Yes
Bike Parkade Yes
Park and Ride No
Carsharing No
Opening date 2025

Great Northern Way–Emily Carr is a planned SkyTrain station in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Station Details

Located at Great Northern Way & Thornton Street in Vancouver, Great Northern Way–Emily Carr Station is one of five planned stations along the Broadway Subway extension of the Millennium Line. It will be located in the False Creek Flats area adjacent to the Emily Carr University of Art + Design's Great Northern Way campus. Similar to Olympic Village, Great Northern Way–Emily Carr will be built in the staging pit used for the tunnel boring machine.[1] As the station site will be the main staging area for the tunnel boring machine, this is likely the last station along the Broadway Subway to be completed.[1]

The station design will make use of a metallic grey ceiling that will match the aluminum wall panels and will be designed to support a future building to be built on top of the stationhouse.[2]


On September 9, 2019, archaeology investigation work undertaken by the Ministry of Transportation started near the station site and lasted for approximately one week. The archaeology work took place directly west of VCC–Clark and along Great Northern Way and Thornton Street under archaeology monitors from local First Nations.[3] Further soil investigation work occurred in October directly south of the BNSF railroad right-of-way near Thornton Street.[4]

On September 17, 2020, the final station names for the Broadway Subway Project was unveiled and Great Northern Way was renamed Great Northern Way–Emily Carr.[5]

Work on extending the existing guideway from VCC–Clark to the Great Northern Way–Emily Carr station site by 700 metres began on December 15, 2021, with pile-driving work expected to last until the end of 2022. 21 columns to support the guideway began on January 10, 2022. Construction of the guideway is expected to continue through to summer 2022 with the construction of columns and full installation complete by fall 2022. Final guideway work is expected to be completed by the summer of 2023.[6]


The proposed location of Great Northern Way–Emily Carr Station would result in the demolition of the Equinox and Monte Clark Galleries, located in the former Finning tractor shop at 525 Great Northern Way.[7] The two art galleries have helped foster Vancouver talent worldwide but due to space limitations with the BNSF railroad right-of-way and the Emily Carr campus, there were no options to relocate the station and SkyTrain right-of-way.[7] 270 art enthusiasts petitioned to save the galleries and the old tractor shop that houses them in 2018.[7]

Nearby Attractions

  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • Centre for Digital Media
  • Carolina Park


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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 Line 2009 Bombardier ART Mark IIExpo Line 2015 Bombardier Innovia Metro Mark IIIExpo Line 2018 Bombardier Innovia Metro Mark IIICanada Line 2019 Hyundai Rotem EMU
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.pngR5 Hastings St WaterfrontVancouver City CentreYaletown–RoundhouseOlympic Village99 B-Line Broadway–City HallKing EdwardR4 41st Ave Oakridge–41st AvenueLangara–49th AvenueMarine DriveCanada Line BridgeportCapstan WayAberdeenLansdowneRichmond–Brighouse
Airport branch ← Towards Waterfront Canada Line BridgeportTempletonSea Island CentreYVR–Airport
Expo Line Logo-a.png Canada LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.pngR5 Hastings St WaterfrontR5 Hastings St BurrardGranvilleStadium–ChinatownMain Street–Science WorldMillennium Line99 B-Line Commercial–BroadwayNanaimo29th AvenueR4 41st Ave Joyce–CollingwoodPattersonMetrotownRoyal OakEdmonds22nd StreetNew WestminsterExpo Line ColumbiaScott RoadGatewayR1 King George Blvd Surrey CentralR1 King George Blvd King George
Production Way branch ← Towards Waterfront Expo Line ColumbiaSappertonBraidMillennium Line Lougheed Town CentreMillennium Line Production Way–University
Millennium Line Logo-a.png ArbutusSouth GranvilleOak–VGHCanada Line99 B-Line Broadway–City HallMount PleasantGreat Northern Way–Emily CarrVCC–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.pngR3 Lougheed Hwy Coquitlam CentralLincolnLafarge Lake–Douglas