TransLink is inviting the public to weigh in on the proposed design for a new Canada Line station in Richmond.
The Capstan Station, expected to open to customers in early 2023, will be built near No. 3 Road and Capstan Way, to support growth in the area. It will be located between the existing Bridgeport and Aberdeen stations, marking just the second time that TransLink has built a new station between two operational stations on existing lines.
Construction is expected to begin next spring (2021) after the full station design is finalized, following a period of public engagement. A walk-through posted to YouTube showcases artist renderings of the site plan, as well as design rationale.
Residents are invited to explore the virtual open house — which runs for one week, through Monday Nov. 23 — and have their say by submitting feedback and suggestions in an online survey.
The concept for the Capstan Station — a transparent pavilion with a south-facing entrance — is in keeping with the design of Richmond’s other SkyTrain stations. The concept builds on the modular design and use of wood found at stations all along the Canada Line.
There are plans as well for a retail space, up and down escalators to each platform, and public art opportunities. The surrounding public design will be led by the City of Richmond as a separate project.