Brentwood Town Centre station

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Brentwood Town Centre
Translinkmillennium.svg
SkyTrain station
Brentwood Town Centre Station end view.jpg
Location4533 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Coordinates49°15′59″N 123°00′06″W / 49.26633°N 123.00163°W / 49.26633; -123.00163Coordinates: 49°15′59″N 123°00′06″W / 49.26633°N 123.00163°W / 49.26633; -123.00163
Owned byTransLink
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeBR
Fare zone2
History
OpenedAugust 31, 2002
Traffic
Passengers (2018[1])5,630
Rank31 out of 53
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward VCC–Clark
Millennium Line

Brentwood Town Centre (sometimes abbreviated as Brentwood) is an elevated station on the Millennium Line of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. The station is located above Lougheed Highway east of Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby, British Columbia. The station is adjacent to the Brentwood Town Centre mall, a mid-size shopping centre.

Structure and design[edit]

Brentwood Town Centre station is the only station in the system that is built on a median, with the entire station footprint located directly above a roadway. The station is also designed to serve as a pedestrian overpass across Lougheed Highway, which requires the station platforms to be high above the roadway and a mezzanine/concourse to be built below the platform level. Only two other Millennium Line station have this feature (Lougheed Town Centre station and Gilmore station).

The station is built using a combination of wood and steel, customly designed to provide a curved appearance. The extensive use of glass for the outer wall make the station glow at night.

On May 11, 2002, Perkins+Will Canada, designers of the station, were honoured for their work with a Governor General's Medal in Architecture.[2]

Station information[edit]

The station at night

Station layout[edit]

T Side platform; doors will open on the right
Platform 1
Inbound
 Millennium Line towards VCC–Clark (Gilmore)
Platform 2
Outbound
 Millennium Line towards Lafarge Lake–Douglas (Holdom)
Side platform; doors will open on the right
C Concourse Level Connects to north and south ends of Lougheed Highway
Fare gates, Compass vending machines
S Street Level Entrance/Exit

Entrances[edit]

North Entrance Handicapped/disabled access: A set of stairs and an elevator connecting the station concourse with the sidewalk on the north side of Lougheed Highway. A bus stop located directly in front of the entrance provides a drop-off for SkyTrain connections without the need to go to the bus loop.

North Entrance Mall/Bus Loop Access Handicapped/disabled access: Connects to the Brentwood Town Centre mall, bus loop, and the station with a long ramp and walkway. The walkway connects to the station at the north end of the concourse level, and it is completely covered and weather-protected.

South Entrance: Stair-only access connecting the station concourse with the sidewalk on the south side of Lougheed Highway. This entrance provides an alternate connection to various bus routes in the area.

Transit connections[edit]

Brentwood Tow Centre station is a major regional connection point for bus routes serving north Burnarby, Metrotown, North Vancouver and New Westminster. It is also has a connection to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Bus bay assignments are temporary as of August 2014. Bus bay assignments are as follows:[3]

Bay Location Routes
1 Willingdon Avenue
Northbound
130 To Hastings / Phibbs Exchange / Capilano University
134 Lake City Station
2 Lougheed Highway
Westbound
134 Lake City Station
N9 Downtown
3 Lougheed Highway
Eastbound
136 Lougheed Station
4 Lougheed Highway
Eastbound
123 New Westminster Station
5 Lougheed Highway
Eastbound
25 UBC
N9 Coquitlam Station
6 Willingdon Avenue
Southbound
130 Metrotown Station
7 Willingdon Avenue
Southbound
134 Brentwood Station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 Transit Service Performance Review – Average Daily Boardings per Weekday". translink.ca. TransLink. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Perkins + Will Canada: Awards". Archived from the original on 2014-10-18. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
  3. ^ Map of Brentwood Town Centre Station

External links[edit]

Media related to Brentwood Town Centre Station at Wikimedia Commons