Production Way–University Station

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Production Way – University
SkyTrain Station
Production-stn-platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address 3298 Production Way, Burnaby
Coordinates 49°15′12″N 122°55′05″W / 49.25337°N 122.91815°W / 49.25337; -122.91815Coordinates: 49°15′12″N 122°55′05″W / 49.25337°N 122.91815°W / 49.25337; -122.91815
Structure type Elevated
Platforms Centre platform
Tracks 2
Parking 220 space park and ride
Other information
Opened August 31, 2002
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code PW
Owned by BC Ministry of Transportation, TransLink
Fare zone 2
Traffic
Passengers (2011[1]) 11,522
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward VCC–Clark
Millennium Line
toward Waterfront
toward VCC–Clark
Evergreen Line
(Planned)

Production Way – University Station is a rapid transit station on the Millennium Line, a part of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. It is located at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Production Way in Burnaby, British Columbia.

The station was intended to be a major transfer point to Simon Fraser University, so as well as having local suburban bus connections, it is the terminus to the #145 bus running to SFU, which carries just over half of all bus traffic to the university. The station's commercial space has a Mac's Convenience Store, a Subway restaurant, and a coffee shop. This station has a 220 space park and ride.

The SFU Community Trust has proposed extending the TransLink system from this station through the installation of a tri-cable gondola lift to travel up Burnaby Mountain to the SFU Transit Exchange. The proposed lift would use a 30 passenger Doppelmayr Garaventa 3S Gondola, the same model as the Whistler Blackcomb Peak 2 Peak Gondola. The Trust has proposed the gondola because it feels the system is not weather-dependent like the current buses. It is also cheaper to maintain, and also more environmentally friendly. The provincial government has commissioned a feasibility study for the proposal; if approved by the province and TransLink, the lift could be operational by 2014.[2] In 2012, a business case concluded that the cost of building and operating a gondola would cost 12 million more compared to continuing to serve the SFU campus by bus. Therefore, the construction of a gondola is unlikely to proceed in the short term. [3]

Bus service[edit]

Bus bay assignments;[4]
1 - 145 SFU (Loading)
2 - 110 Metrotown Station, 136 Lougheed Station, N9 Coquitlam Station
3 - 110 Lougheed Station, 136 Brentwood Station
4 - 145 Production Station (Unloading), N9 Downtown NightBus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 SkyTrain Station Counts". TransLink. Retrieved January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gondola aired". Simon Fraser University. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  3. ^ Burnaby Mtn. gondola shelved by TransLink - CBC News
  4. ^ Map of Production Way – University Station

External links[edit]

Media related to Production Way-University Station at Wikimedia Commons