Surrey Central SkyTrain getting facelift to ‘modernize’ station

This expansion will be first significant upgrade to station since it was built in 1994.

A rendering of planned upgrades and expansion to Surrey Central SkyTrain station. The transit hub hasn't seen any significant upgrades since it was built in 1994.

CITY CENTRE — Surrey Central SkyTrain station is getting a much-needed facelift.

The proposed expansion aims to “modernize” the transit hub, as well as make it more safe and accessible.

The station, which has the eighth highest passenger volume in the SkyTrain system, hasn’t received significant upgrades since it was built in 1994.

A new two-storey station house is part of the plan, which totals nearly 10,000 square feet, and is set to include exposed wood, metal panelling and accent colours in a bright green to “infuse warmth” into the station.

An almost 900-square-foot commercial building is proposed adjacent to the existing 103rd Avenue entrance.

The platform will be extended by roughly 200 square feet to the north and a new glazed elevator is also in the plan.

New street trees, signs, planting and lighting along City Parkway and 103rd Avenue are also planned.

TransLink hopes to begin construction next May. A budget has not yet been finalized, according to the transit authority.

amy.reid@thenownewspaper.com

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