TransLink Planning Major Redesign of Burrard Station
A major capacity and public space overhaul of Vancouver’s SkyTrain Burrard Station is envisioned by TransLink, Vancouver Urbanized reported on March 31. The public transit authority has submitted a development application to the City of Vancouver to build a new plaza and replacement street entrance to the station. The escalator-and-staircase portal, built in 1985, takes commuters down to the ticketing concourse. Under the plan, the Burrard Street entrance would be demolished and replaced with a sloping open plaza with high-quality pavers, seating and landscaping. A new vertical circulation to reach the ticketing concourse from Burrard Street would be built to the north, next to the existing elevator entrance. The new portal would have a staircase, two escalators and a bank of two new replacement elevators within a new elevator shaft. No construction timeline was reported.