Joyce–Collingwood station

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SkyTrain station
Joyce-Collingswood Station.jpg
Location 5099 Joyce Street, Vancouver
Coordinates 49°14′18″N 123°01′54″W / 49.23835°N 123.031704°W / 49.23835; -123.031704Coordinates: 49°14′18″N 123°01′54″W / 49.23835°N 123.031704°W / 49.23835; -123.031704
Owned by TransLink
Platforms Centre platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Elevated
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code JY
Fare zone 1
Opened December 11, 1985
Previous names Joyce Station (1985-2001)
Passengers (2011[1]) 29,046
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
Expo Line
toward King George
Expo Line

Joyce–Collingwood station (formerly Joyce station) is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. The station is on Joyce Street at Vanness Avenue, in the area of Vancouver known as Collingwood. It is the sixth busiest station on Expo Line.


Joyce–Collingwood is on the old right-of-way once used by the old British Columbia Electric Railway Central Park Line; this line ran from just west of Nanaimo station all the way to where the current New Westminster station is located.

The station was opened as Joyce station in 1985 along the original Expo Line. It replaced Joyce Loop, located 600 metres south at the intersection of Joyce Street and Kingsway, as the main transfer point to local transit services in the area. Trolley wire were extended to the station in early 1986 to bring trolley buses to the bus loop.[2]

Formerly an industrial area, the area in the immediate vicinity of this station is being redeveloped as Collingwood Village, a denser community of high-rise condos. The "Collingwood" portion of the name was added in 2001 to try to reflect a positive presence imposed by SkyTrain on the surrounding community, as this station had been known to have a particularly negative community impact in terms of inducing high rates of crime and violence since its opening in the mid-80s.[citation needed]

As part of the Expo Line upgrades to be complete by the end of 2016, new elevators, escalators, and parking for bicycles will be constructed and the design of the station will be improved.[3]


  • The station connects to a number of TransLink bus routes serving eastern Vancouver and Burnaby.
  • The station is one of the possible terminus for the proposed 91 B-Line service, which is an upgrade for the current 43 Express that runs westward to the University of British Columbia.
  • There is currently no scheduled trolley bus service to the station after the dieselization of trolley route #41 on August 31, 2000. However, trolley buses may still be seen in the bus loop during the occasional unscheduled reroutes of trolley route #19.

Station information[edit]

Station layout[edit]

T Platform 1  Expo Line towards Waterfront (29th Avenue)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left
Platform 2  Expo Line towards King George and Production Way–University (Patterson)
S Street (West) West entrance, bus loop
Ticket vending machines, fare gates
Street (East) East entrance, drop-off area
Ticket vending machines, fare gates


  • West Entrance Handicapped/disabled access is located on the west side of Joyce Street, in the center of the bus loop. The entrance is fully accessible with elevator and up-escalator.
  • East Entrance is a stair-only access located on the east side of Joyce Street, on the opposite side of the bus loop. The entrance serves the passenger drop-off area, as well as a temporary bus stop (Bay 6) for the 41 UBC route during fare gate construction.

Transit connections[edit]

Joyce–Collingwood station provides a partial off-street transit exchange at the intersection of Joyce Street and Vanness Avenue. Bus bay assignments is as follows:[4]

Bay Location Routes Destinations
1 Bus Loop / Vanness Avenue
28 Phibbs Exchange
Capilano University
Capilano U service from Sep-Apr (peak hours only)
2 Bus Loop / Vanness Avenue
27 Kootenay Loop
Bus Loop HandyDart
3 Bus Loop 26 29th Avenue Station
4 Bus Loop 41 UBC
Buses to Crown turn around at Crown St and Marine Dr
5 Joyce Street
43 UBC (Peak Hours only)
Joyce Street
(Unloading Only)


  1. ^ "2011 SkyTrain Station Counts". TransLink. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ The Buzzer, 71 (5), BC Transit, February 28, 1986 
  3. ^ "Joyce-Collingwood Station Upgrades". TransLink. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Map of Joyce Station

External links[edit]

Media related to Joyce-Collingwood Station at Wikimedia Commons