Production Way–University Station
|Production Way – University
|Address||3298 Production Way, Burnaby|
|Parking||220 space park and ride|
|Opened||August 31, 2002|
|Owned by||BC Ministry of Transportation, TransLink|
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. 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. 
- Bus bay assignments;
- 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
- "2011 SkyTrain Station Counts". TransLink. Retrieved January 2013.
- "Gondola aired". Simon Fraser University. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
- Burnaby Mtn. gondola shelved by TransLink - CBC News
- Map of Production Way – University Station
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