Production Way–University station

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Production Way–University
Translinkexpo.svg Translinkmillennium.svg
SkyTrain station
Location 3298 Production Way, Burnaby
Coordinates 49°15′12″N 122°55′05″W / 49.25337°N 122.91815°W / 49.25337; -122.91815Coordinates: 49°15′12″N 122°55′05″W / 49.25337°N 122.91815°W / 49.25337; -122.91815
Owned by BC Ministry of Transportation, TransLink
Platforms Centre platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Elevated
Parking 220 space park and ride
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code PW
Fare zone 2
Opened August 31, 2002
Passengers (2016[1]) 13,100
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
Terminus Expo Line
toward Waterfront via Columbia
toward VCC–Clark
Millennium Line

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.[2]

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.

Station information[edit]

Station layout[edit]

T Platform 1
 Expo Line termination track
 Millennium Line towards VCC–Clark (Lake City Way)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left
Platform 2
 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
S Street Level Entrance/Exit


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.

Transit connections[edit]

Bay Route Number Destination
1 145 SFU
Loading only
2 110 Metrotown Station
136 Lougheed Station
N9 Coquitlam Station
3 110 Lougheed Station
136 Brentwood Station
4 145 Production Way Station
Unloading only
N9 Downtown

Proposed gondola[edit]

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,[3] 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.[4]


  1. ^ "2016 Transit Service Performance Review" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved September 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ Coling, Adrienne (September 19, 2016). "Everything Evergreen: New SkyTrain operating pattern for Expo and Millennium Lines". The Buzzer Blog. TransLink. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Gondola aired". Simon Fraser University. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  4. ^ Burnaby Mtn. gondola shelved by TransLink - CBC News

External links[edit]

Media related to Production Way-University Station at Wikimedia Commons