|Location||5099 Joyce Street, Vancouver|
|Opened||December 11, 1985|
|Previous names||Joyce Station (1985-2001)|
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.
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.
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.
- The station connects to a number of TransLink bus routes serving eastern Vancouver, Burnaby & North Vancouver.
- 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.
|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, bus loop (future), drop-off area
Ticket vending machines, fare gates
- West Entrance 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. Renovation is currently being done in the east side stationhouse and a new bus loop and relocated bus bays for the 41, 43 & future B-Line 91 is currently being built, opening in late 2017 or early 2018.
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:
|1||Bus Loop / Vanness Avenue
Capilano U service from Sep-Apr (peak hours only)
|2||Bus Loop / Vanness Avenue
|3||Bus Loop||26||29th Avenue Station|
Buses to Crown turn around at Crown St and Marine Dr
|43||UBC (Peak Hours only)|
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