King George station

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King George
Translinkexpo.svg
SkyTrain station
King George station.jpg
Location 9904 King George Blvd
Surrey, British Columbia
Coordinates 49°10′58″N 122°50′41″W / 49.1827°N 122.8446°W / 49.1827; -122.8446Coordinates: 49°10′58″N 122°50′41″W / 49.1827°N 122.8446°W / 49.1827; -122.8446
Owned by BC Transit, TransLink
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Translinkbus.svg 96 B-Line
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Parking 815 park and ride spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code KG
Fare zone 3
History
Opened March 28, 1994
Traffic
Passengers (2016[1]) 19,100
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
Expo Line
Surrey
Terminus

King George is an elevated station on the Expo Line of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. The station is located in the south end of Surrey's City Centre district and is one of the eastern terminus stations of the Expo Line (the other being Production Way-University station).

Location[edit]

King George station is located in Surrey City Centre at the corner of King George Boulevard and 100th Ave, just north of the western terminus of the Fraser Highway. On the south side of the station there used to be a large 815 space parking lot operated by Impark. The station has also recently spurred a series of nearby mixed-use developments. The most recent proposed development to the south of the station has taken half of the park and ride space out of service.

History[edit]

King George station was built in 1994 as part of the second extension of the Expo Line into Surrey; the other stations included on this extension were Gateway and Surrey Central. In contrast to Surrey Central, the King George station is less busy.

Since opening in 1994, it has been the eastern terminus of the Expo Line. The tracks actually continue beyond the station for about a block before they terminate, to store extra cars and to allow eastbound trains to switch tracks for their ensuing westbound runs; plans call for the line to eventually be extended deeper into Surrey following the Fraser Highway, however to date no firm timeline for construction has been established, given that other mass-transit construction projects in Greater Vancouver now under way have been given priority.

Station information[edit]

Station layout[edit]

T Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1
Inbound
 Expo Line towards Waterfront (Surrey Central)
Platform 2  Expo Line termination track →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
C Concourse Ticket vending machines, fare gates
S Street (East) Drop off, bus connections
Street (West) Bus connections

Entrances[edit]

  • East entrance: This entrance is accessible by Whalley Boulevard and includes a designated passenger drop off area. Bus connections at this entrance serve Fleetwood, Langley and White Rock.
  • West entrance: This entrance is located on King George Boulevard and provides access to bus routes serving Delta, Guildford, Newton and White Rock.

Transit connections[edit]

King George station is a major connection point for the TransLink bus network for Delta, Langley, Surrey and White Rock.[2]

Bay Routes
1
  • 96 B-Line Newton Exchange
  • 314 Sunbury
  • 321 White Rock Centre
  • 326 Guildford
  • 329 Scottsdale
2
  • 345 White Rock Centre (Monday to Friday only)[3]
  • 394 White Rock Centre (Monday to Friday, peak hours only)[4]
3
  • 345 White Rock Centre
  • 394 White Rock Centre
  • 395 Langley Centre (Monday to Friday, peak hours only)[5]
  • 502 Langley Centre
  • 503 Aldergrove
4
  • 96 B-Line Guildford Exchange
  • To Surrey Central Station: 314, 321, 326, 329, 502

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Transit Service Performance Review" (PDF). translink.ca. TransLink. Retrieved September 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ "King George Station". TransLink. September 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Route 345 timetable" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved December 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Route 394 timetable" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved December 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Route 395 timetable" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved December 6, 2017.