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September 2015

APEGBC Branch Tour: BCRTC SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre

Organized by the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch of APEGBC

Please Note
This event is currently full. To be added to the waiting list, please contact Tim Verigin.

No high-heel or open-toe shoes allowed. Safety Glasses are required, if you have your own, you are welcome to bring them, otherwise they will be provided. 
Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Location: BCRTC SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre, 6800 14th Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20
Please join the APEGBC Burnaby/New West Branch for a tour of the SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre. Please see below for more information.

For the first tour of the fall, the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch will be exploring the BC Rapid Transit Company's (BCRTC) Operations and Maintenance Centre, which sustains the Millennium and Expo Lines. Overall the tour will provide attendees with a better understanding of the inner workings of the SkyTrain Lines.

SkyTrain is the Vancouver region's automated 69 km rapid transit system (Expo, Millennium and Canada Lines), and part of the TransLink integrated regional transportation network.

From an initial 21 km opened in 1986, the combined Expo and Millennium Lines  (operated by BC Rapid Transit Co. Ltd.) now comprise 33 stations along 49 km of double-track guideway, operate through four cities, and carry 80 million passengers a year. A further 11 km extension through two more of the region's cities will open in late 2016.  The Canada Line, operated by ProTrans BC under a P3 agreement added a north-south corridor, with 16 stations along 19 kms service the cities of Vancouver and Richmond and YVR Airport.

A visit to the SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre (OMC) will include a brief overview presentation of the system and tour of the Expo/Millennium Operations Control Centre and the Vehicle Maintenance Shops.

Also, as parking is very limited on their site, the participants are suggested to take transit if possible. See below for downloadable resources: If you have any questions please email the APEGBC Burnaby/New Westminster Branch at [email protected].

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