Production Way–University station
|Location||3298 Production Way, Burnaby|
|Owned by||BC Ministry of Transportation, TransLink|
|Parking||220 space park and ride|
|Opened||August 31, 2002|
Production Way–University is a rapid transit station on Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain system, located at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Production Way in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Production Way–University was originally constructed as part of the Millennium Line; a reorganization of SkyTrain service patterns in October 2016 brought a branch of the Expo Line over the existing tracks to also serve the station, making Production Way–University the terminus for the new Expo Line branch, with service to Waterfront.
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 of the 145 bus route 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, a pizza restaurant, and a coffee shop. This station has a 220 space park and ride.
|← ■ Expo Line termination track |
← ■ Millennium Line towards VCC–Clark (Lake City Way)
|Island platform; Doors will open on the left|
|■ Millennium Line towards Lafarge Lake–Douglas (Lougheed Town Centre) and ■ Expo Line towards Waterfront (Lougheed Town Centre) →|
|C||Concourse||Fare gates, Compass Ticket vending machines|
Production Way–University main point of entry is located on the western side of the stationhouse at the northeast corner of Production Way and Lougheed Highway.
|4||145||Production Way Station|
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 felt the system is not weather-dependent like buses, cheaper to maintain, and more environmentally friendly. The provincial government commissioned a feasibility study for the proposal, but in 2012, a business case concluded that 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.
- "2017 Transit Service Performance Review" (PDF). translink.ca. TransLink. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
- Coling, Adrienne (September 19, 2016). "Everything Evergreen: New SkyTrain operating pattern for Expo and Millennium Lines". The Buzzer Blog. TransLink. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
- "Gondola aired". Simon Fraser University. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
- Burnaby Mtn. gondola shelved by TransLink - CBC News
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