King George Station

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This article is about the SkyTrain station. For the Docklands Light Railway station, see King George V DLR station.
King George
SkyTrain Station
King George Station with Mk I.jpg
Station statistics
Address 9875 King George Boulevard, Surrey
Coordinates 49°10′58″N 122°50′41″W / 49.1827°N 122.8446°W / 49.1827; -122.8446Coordinates: 49°10′58″N 122°50′41″W / 49.1827°N 122.8446°W / 49.1827; -122.8446
Structure type Elevated
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 815 park and ride spaces
Other information
Opened March 28, 1994
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code KG
Owned by BC Transit, TransLink
Fare zone 3
Traffic
Passengers (2011[1]) 19,992
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
Expo Line Terminus

King George Station is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. The station itself is in Surrey and is the current eastbound terminus of the Expo Line.

Location[edit]

King George Station is located in Surrey City Centre at the corner of King George Boulevard and 100th Ave, just north of the western terminus of the Fraser Highway. On the south side of the station there used to be a large 815 space parking lot operated by Impark. The station has also recently spurred a series of nearby mixed-use developments, like the King George Tower. The most recent proposed development to the south of the station has taken half of the park and ride space out of service.

History[edit]

King George Station was built in 1994 as part of the second extension of the Expo Line into Surrey; the other stations included on this extension were Gateway and Surrey Central. In contrast to Surrey Central, the King George station is less busy.

Since opening in 1994, it has been the eastern terminus of the Expo Line. The tracks actually continue beyond the station for about a block before they terminate, to store extra cars and to allow eastbound trains to switch tracks for their ensuing westbound runs; plans call for the line to eventually be extended deeper into Surrey following the Fraser Highway, however to date no firm timeline for construction has been established, given that other mass-transit construction projects in Greater Vancouver now under way have been given priority.

Services[edit]

King George Station is a major connection point for the TransLink bus routes in Surrey, Langley, and White Rock.

Bus routes[edit]

Bus bay assignments;[2]
1 - 96 B-line Newton Exchange, 314 Scott at 96th Avenue 314 Sunbury, 314 Scott Road Station, 321 White Rock Centre/White Rock South, 326 Guildford, 329 Scottsdale
2 - 96 B-line Guildford, 314 Surrey Central Station, 321 Surrey Central Station, 326 Surrey Central Station, 329 Surrey Central Station, 502 Surrey Central Station, 345 White Rock Centre (Monday to Friday only), 394 White Rock Centre, Express (Monday to Friday, Peak time only)
3 - 345 White Rock Centre, 394 White Rock Centre, 395 Willowbrook (Monday to Friday, Peak time only), 502 Langley Centre, 502 Brookswood (Monday to Friday Peak time only), 502 Aldergrove

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 SkyTrain Station Counts". TransLink. Retrieved January 2013. 
  2. ^ Map of King George Station