TransLink SkyTrain Great Northern Way–Emily Carr Station
|Train to: Arbutus||Great Northern Way–Emily Carr||Train to: Lafarge Lake–Douglas|
|Next Station: Mount Pleasant||Next Station: VCC–Clark|
|Address||Great Northern Way &|
Thornton Street, Vancouver, BC
Rapid Transit Company
|Park and Ride||No|
Great Northern Way–Emily Carr is a planned SkyTrain station in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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. 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.
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.
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. Further soil investigation work occurred in October directly south of the BNSF railroad right-of-way near Thornton Street.
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.
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.
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. 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. 270 art enthusiasts petitioned to save the galleries and the old tractor shop that houses them in 2018.
- Emily Carr University of Art + Design
- Centre for Digital Media
- Carolina Park
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 These are the 6 stations of the Broadway Subway in Vancouver (VISUALS) Daily Hive, retrieved 28-05-2020
- ↑ Station Design Advisory Process Public Engagement Summary Report – June 2021 broadwaysubway.ca, retrieved 08-01-2022
- ↑ Upcoming Archaeology Work Near Great Northern Way Broadway Subway Project, retrieved 29-05-2020
- ↑ Upcoming Soil Investigation Work Near Great Northern Way Broadway Subway Project, retrieved 29-05-2020
- ↑ Broadway Subway station name to feature Emily Carr buzzer.translink.ca, retrieved 17-09-2020
- ↑ Great Northern Way–Emily Carr construction overview – Fall 2021 broadwaysubway.ca, retrieved 08-01-2022
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Artists fear SkyTrain expansion threatens Vancouver's struggling visual arts hub CBC News, retrieved 29-05-2020