Expo Line SkyTrain Station System Implementation Upgrades

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Working along the existing Expo Line SkyTrain Line, the Graham team was tasked with completing improvements to 20 existing stations which included the installation and commissioning of a total of 2800 new devices to improve passenger information display units (PIDS), Public Announcement speakers, CCTV cameras along with associated infrastructure & architectural finishing.

The project was delivered in two phases. Phase 1 comprised completing the work in three stations (Edmonds, Columbia and Joyce-Collingwood) as Pilot Stations for informed planning, design development and implementation for the phase 2 stations. Phase 2 included the implementation of the same scope for the remaining 17 Expo Line stations implementation. All of these upgrades were completed while the stations remained in operation. With strict safety protocols in place to keep the public safe during the renovation work. 

Graham provided preconstruction services to TransLink and the design team early in the project, by providing constructability advice, scheduling, pricing, logistics and implementation of the works within a live environment. This in-depth pre-planning was important to the success of the project as all the work was to be conducted within operating stations, without impeding on regular SkyTrain operations.

Graham successfully met client’s final expectations and the project team has been commended by TransLink for their collaborative approach with all stakeholders. This project also received recognition from the International Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

Contract Value

$32.6 million

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Completion Date

March 2021

Contract Duration

30 months