TransLink SkyTrain Metrotown Station

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Train to: Waterfront Metrotown Train to: King George & Production Way–University
Next Station: Patterson Next Station: Royal Oak
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General Information
Address 4401 Beresford Street, Burnaby, BC
Owner TransLink (1999–present)
BC Transit (1985–1999)
Operator British Columbia
Rapid Transit Company
Lines served Expo Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
Bus connections 19, 49, 110, 112, 116, 119,
129, 130, 144, 146, 147, 430
Fare Zone 2
Platforms 2 (island)
Entrances 3
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Levels 3
Architects Allen Parker & Associates
Architektengruppen U-Bahn
VIA Architecture
Other Information
Bike lockers No
Bike Parkade Yes (26 racks)
Park and Ride No
Carsharing No
Station code MT
History
Opening date December 11, 1985
Former services Millennium Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
Rebuilt 2015–2018


Metrotown is a SkyTrain station in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Station Details

The station is located along Central Boulevard adjacent to Metropolis at Metrotown, the largest shopping centre in British Columbia. Metrotown Station serves the high density residential areas, offices, and numerous shopping centres adjacent to the station.

The length of Metrotown Station is approximately 208 metres, making it the longest station in the system. Previously, Lougheed Town Centre was the longest station at 180 metres in length.

Provisions have been set aside above the Central Boulevard entrance for a future pedestrian walkway, connecting Station Square and Metropolis at Metrotown.

At the Telford Avenue entrance, two plaques are mounted on one of the SkyTrain guideway supports. The first is a City of Burnaby Heritage Site plaque, acknowledging the history of the BC Electric Railway's Central Park Line and how the Expo Line and BC Parkway parallels its routing. The second plaque commemorates the commencement of work on the Burnaby portion of the Expo Line, revealed on August 26, 1983.

History

Since the station opened in 1985, the area around the station has transformed from an industrial area with low density residential areas to the town centre it is today, with the openings of Metrotown Centre in 1986, Station Square in 1988 and Eaton Centre in 1989.

The station site and sections of the Expo Line directly west and east of Metrotown was also the site of two stations on the BC Electric Railway Central Park Line, which the Expo Line follows and parallels in some portions between Nanaimo Station and New Westminster Station. Metrotown Station is located between the old McKay and West Burnaby stations.

When Eaton Centre opened in 1989, a pedestrian overpass connected the mall with the station, stretching over the bus loop and Central Boulevard. However, as this was a later addition, the bridge and the station did not line up, resulting in there being a few steps before the overpass reached the concourse. The overpass was partially demolished in late 2016.

Station Upgrades

In 2015, upgrade works began on Metrotown Station to completely rebuild the entire station with new entrances, improved accessibility, and improved station structure. The station was not accessible due to the elevator entrance being demolished and rebuilt until new elevators opened in 2017. In 2016, the Metropolis at Metrotown and Central Boulevard entrances closed and portions of the new centre concourse entrance opened.

On March 24, 2017, the centre concourse and entrance opened, restoring accessibility to Metrotown Station. The accessible shuttle service between Royal Oak Station and Metrotown came to an end and HandyDART shuttle service between Metrotown and Patterson Station ran until March 31st. The temporary staircases and Compass Validators were subsequently removed. July 24 saw the opening of the McKay Avenue entrance and four new escalators. However, direct access to the crosswalk between the centre stationhouse and the main bus loop would not be available until September 3rd. Until then, pedestrians exiting here were forced to use the crosswalk at McKay Avenue. An additional set of stairs linking the platforms to the Central Boulevard entrance opened on the week of December 10, 2017.

The Telford Avenue entrance opened on March 19, 2018, adding an additional four escalators at Metrotown Station. The Telford Avenue escalators are about 33 ft. tall and are shorter than the escalators at the McKay Avenue entrance, which are 43 ft. in height. For both sets of escalators, the middle two are wider than the escalators on the far left and right.

Prior to March 16, 2018, bikes were not allowed at Metrotown Station due to safety reasons. However, as the upgrade works neared completion, the restriction was lifted, allowing bikes into Metrotown Station for the first time but restricted to only the Central Boulevard entrance.

The Bike Parkade opened on August 10, 2018 with a capacity for 26 bikes and includes electrical outlets for charging e-bikes. The opening of the Bike Parkade and the completion of nearby landscaping work nearby shortly afterwards concluded station upgrade works.

Overall station works and design were undertaken by VIA Architecture based in Vancouver.

Bus Routes

The bus loop is located directly north of the station across Central Boulevard. Throughout its history, the bus loop has moved twice to compensate for developments around the station. Once station upgrades are completed, most services in the bus loop will move to Central Boulevard directly below the station. Bays 1–7 are located in the loop while Bays 10–13 are located along Central Boulevard. Bay 9 is on Beresford Street at Sussex Avenue.

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  • Unloading Only

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  • 130 Phibbs Exchange
    Service to Capilano University during peak hours only when school is in session

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  • Unloading Only

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Station Layout

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Platform 1 Expo Line Expo Line towards Waterfront (Patterson)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 Expo Line Expo Line towards King George (Royal Oak)
Expo Line Expo Line towards Production Way–University (Royal Oak)

Gap between levels

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  • Transit information
  • Compass Ticket Vending Machines
Metrotown Station Exits
TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Bike Rack bullet-b.png McKay Avenue
  • TransLink Buses bullet-b.png Buses
  • Station Square
TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Accessible bullet-b.png Central Boulevard
  • TransLink Buses bullet-b.png Buses
  • Metropolis at Metrotown
  • Station Square
TransLink Buses bullet-b.pngTransLink Bike Parkade bullet-b.png Telford Avenue
  • TransLink Buses bullet-b.png Buses
  • Bike Parkade
  • Metropolis at Metrotown
  • Station Square

First and Last Trains

Metrotown Station
Expo Line Logo-a.png Weekdays Saturdays Sundays/Holidays
First Train to Waterfront 5:23 a.m. 6:21 a.m. 7:21 a.m.
Last Train to Waterfront 12:59 a.m. 12:59 a.m. 11:59 p.m.
First Train to King George 5:51 a.m. 7:07 a.m. 8:07 a.m.
Last Train to King George 1:35 a.m. 1:35 a.m. 12:35 a.m.
First Train
to Production Way–University
5:55 a.m. 7:03 a.m. 8:03 a.m.
Last Train
to Production Way–University
12:52 a.m.
1:00 a.m. on Fridays
1:00 a.m. 11:52 p.m.
First Train to Edmonds
short turn service
9:15 a.m.
Last Train to Edmonds
short turn service
9:57 a.m.
First Train
to Lougheed Town Centre

late night service
1:02 a.m.
1:08 a.m. on Fridays
1:08 a.m. 12:02 a.m.
Last Train
to Lougheed Town Centre

late night service
1:30 a.m.
1:31 a.m. on Fridays
1:31 a.m. 12:30 a.m.

Nearby Attractions

  • Metropolis at Metrotown
  • Station Square
  • Crystal Mall
  • Bonsor Recreation Centre
  • Burnaby Public Library – Bob Prittie Metrotown
  • Burnaby Civic Square
  • Maywood Park
  • Metro Skate Park
  • Kinnee Park
  • Old Orchard Shopping Centre

Station Maps

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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 ArbutusSouth GranvilleFairview–VGHCanada Line99 B-Line Broadway–City HallMount PleasantGreat Northern WayVCC–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
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Transit Services

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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

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Transit Centres BurnabyHamiltonPort CoquitlamRichmondSurreyVancouver
Closed Transit Centres North VancouverOakridge
Under Contract First TransitWest Vancouver Transit
Former Contractors Bonny's Taxi Ltd.Bowen Island Community TransitDW Services Ltd.Metro Shuttle Service Ltd.
Current Fleet 2101–2199, 2201–2289 2501–2540 2541–2574 3309–3358 7247–7297 7301–7374 7375–7399, 7401–7429 7430–7446 7447–7499, 7501–7504 8022–8047 8048–8099, 8101 8102–8117 8118–8156 9201–9276 9277–9285 9401–9499, 9501–9542 9543–9581, 9583–9590 9605–9699, 9701–9725 9726–9791 9797–9799 12001–12025 14001–14045 15001–15021 16001–16051 16101–16130, 16137 16201–16226 18001–18063 18101–18206 18301–18404 18451–18473 19001–19047 19101–19147 19301–19302 19303–19304 19401–19432
Community Shuttle Fleet S1301–S1320 S1322–S1325 S501–S544 16501–16562 17506–17569 18510–18527
Retired Fleet 2701–2947 3001–3021 3101–3210 3211–3257 3258–3282 3283–3299, 3301–3308 4101–4115 4116–4143 4144–4192 4193–4278 5501–5508 5509–5521 7101–7150 7151–7197, 7199–7243 7244–7246 7298 8001–8021
Retired Community Shuttle Fleet S001 S002 (1st) S002 (2nd) S003–S004 S006–S012 S013–S016 S017 S018–S056 S057–S059 S060–S061 S062–S102 S200–S236 S237–S257 S258–S301 S302–S356 S357–S380 S381 S382–S393 S410–S434 S435–S464 S465–S471 S1321
Paint Schemes BC Transit paint scheme Original B-Line paint scheme New B-Line paint scheme Clean Air Bus paint scheme ExpressBus paint scheme Ghost paint scheme RapidBus paint scheme Sweep paint scheme New Sweep-R paint scheme Sweep-R Without Charcoal Suburban paint scheme Suburban grey paint scheme
SeaBus SeaBus
Current Fleet Burrard BeaverBurrard Pacific BreezeBurrard Otter II
Retired Fleet Burrard Otter
Terminals Lonsdale QuayCanada LineExpo LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png95 B-Line Waterfront Station
Bus Loops and Exchanges
Vancouver Expo Line 29th Avenue StationBlanca Loop99 B-Line Boundary LoopExpo Line95 B-Line Burrard StationExpo LineMillennium Line99 B-Line Commercial–Broadway StationDunbar LoopExpo Line Joyce StationExpo Line Main Street StationCanada Line Marine Drive StationExpo Line Nanaimo StationKnight Street–Marine Drive95 B-Line Kootenay LoopMarpole LoopStanley Park Loop99 B-Line UBC ExchangeCanada LineExpo LineSeaBusTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png95 B-Line Waterfront Station
Burnaby &
New West
Expo Line 22nd Street StationExpo Line Braid StationMillennium Line Brentwood StationExpo Line Edmonds StationExpo LineMillennium Line Lougheed StationExpo Line New Westminster StationExpo LineMillennium Line Production Way StationExpo Line Metrotown Station95 B-Line SFU ExchangeMillennium Line Sperling Station
Tri-Cities Millennium Line Burquitlam StationMillennium LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Coquitlam Central StationMillennium LineTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Moody Centre StationTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Port Coquitlam Station
Richmond Canada Line Bridgeport StationCanada Line Richmond–Brighouse Station
North Shore Capilano UniversitySeaBus Lonsdale QuayPark RoyalPhibbs Exchange
Pitt Meadows
& Maple Ridge
Haney PlaceTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Maple Meadows StationTransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png Pitt Meadows Station
South of Fraser Carvolth Exchange96 B-Line Guildford ExchangeLadner ExchangeLangley CentreMatthews Exchange96 B-Line Newton ExchangeExpo Line Scott Road StationScottsdale ExchangeSouth Delta ExchangeSouth Surrey Park and RideExpo Line96 B-Line Surrey Central StationWhite Rock Centre
Former Exchanges Airport StationBrentwood MallCoquitlam Recreation CentreCoquitlam StationEast Guildford Park and RideLougheed MallLougheed Park and RideMeadow Ridge CentrePitt Meadows Park and RidePort Moody StationPNE Park and RidePort Coquitlam CentreRenfrew LoopRichmond CentreRichmond ExchangeSexsmith Park and RideSouth Richmond Park and RideWalnut Grove Park and Ride
Routes
Conventional 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 19 20 22 25 26 27 28 29 32 33 41 43 44 49 50 84 100 101 104 106 110 112 116 119 123 125 128 129 130 133 134 136 143 144 145 150 151 152 153 155 156 159 160 169 179 183 188 191 209 210 211 212 214 228 229 230 231 232 236 239 240 241 242 246 247 249 250 253 254 255 257 258 301 311 312 314 316 319 320 321 323 324 325 326 329 335 337 340 341 342 345 351 352 354 364 375 388 391 393 394 395 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 410 418 430 480 501 502 503 509 531 555 595 601 602 603 604 606 608 620 640 701 791
B-Line B-Line 95 B-Line 96 B-Line 99 B-Line
Community Shuttle 23 42 68 70 103 105 109 131 132 146 147 148 157 170 171 172 173 174 175 180 181 182 184 185 186 187 189 215 227 251 252 256 262 280 281 282 310 322 360 361 362 363 370 371 372 373 412 413 414 416 560 561 562 563 564 609 614 616 617 618 619 719 722 733 741 743 744 745 746 748 749
NightBus N8 N9 N10 N15 N17 N19 N20 N22 N24 N35
School Trips 804 840 848 855 861 863 864 865 880 881
Discontinued/ Renumbered 1 23 35 42 51 97 98 102 103 108 114 115 131 133 135 137 139 142 147 148 149 150 154 158 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 177 178 179 189 190 197 222 226 259 290 292 310 317 318 322 328 330 332 353 355 356 357 358 390 411 420 421 424 425 488 490 491 492 496 506 507 511 590 705 709 712 721 722 807 828 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 C10 C11 C12 C15 C18 C19 C20 C21 C22 C23 C24 C25 C26 C27 C28 C29 C30 C31 C35 C36 C37 C38 C40 C41 C43 C44 C45 C46 C47 C48 C49 C50 C51 C52 C53 C60 C61 C62 C63 C64 C70 C71 C73 C74 C75 C76 C84 C86 C87 C88 C89 C90 C92 C93 C94 C95 C96 C98 C99 N6 N16
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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