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Surrey's King George SkyTrain station to close for 6 weeks

King George SkyTrain Station in Surrey, B.C., will be closed for six weeks starting April 27. (Google - image credit)
King George SkyTrain Station in Surrey, B.C., will be closed for six weeks starting April 27. (Google - image credit)

The King George SkyTrain Station in Surrey will close for six weeks for what TransLink is calling "essential maintenance" from April 27 until mid-June.

Expo Line service, which normally terminates at King George Station, will temporarily end at Surrey Central Station. There will be no trains running to or from King George Station.

TransLink said in a news release that components of the track that have been in use since it opened 30 years ago need replacing.

"A full station closure is required to complete these important upgrades as efficiently and safely as possible. Some of the work will include removing parts of the rail to replace a turnout [and] a mechanical device that guides trains from one track to another," said the release.

Additional upgrade work on King George Station is planned during the closure, including improvements to the elevator.

Buses will continue serving King George Station with changes to accommodate the closure:

  • Additional buses will run every 15 minutes between King George and Surrey Central stations from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays.

  • Bus routes that normally end at King George Station will stop at the station and then extend northbound to terminate at Surrey Central Station.

  • Buses that include a stop at King George Station will maintain their regular stops and routes.

TransLink says riders who normally use King George Station should plan for 15 minutes extra travel time during the closure.