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TransLink Might Add Side Seats To 203 Expo and Millennium Line SkyTrain Cars


With funding approved for the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver transportation, TransLink is expanding their SkyTrain fleet.

They are doing this by “adding more than 200 Expo and Millennium Line SkyTrain cars” reads a statement.

When these cars go into service they will make up about half of the cars in the SkyTrain fleet.


After customers have asked for more seating choices and improved spaces for people using mobility devices, strollers and bicycles, TransLink is considering a few options.

The public transportation provider has launched a public consultation process to gather feedback.

Potential layout improvements being considered are:

  • Perimeter (sideways) seating in response to requests from customers for more choice.
  • Flex areas to better serve customers with mobility devices, strollers, bicycles, and luggage.
  • Bike racks in flex areas for more convenient and comfortable storage.
  • Leaning rails for customers who cannot sit and stand easily.

You can fill out the SkyTrain Fleet Expansion Survey here.

In addition, TransLink is also hosting public information sessions to gather the public’s input.

Below are the dates, times and locations of their four public information sessions.

Photo: TransLink


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