Burrard Station: construction update

The following photos show some of the renovations going on at Burrard Station at the moment. A new elevator entrance is being built to accommodate faregates, and before/after photos show what it will look like when completed.

This is one of my favourite stations in Vancouver – the architecture resembles a Victorian-era British railway station (peaked roof like St. Pancras and King’s Cross), and the park surrounding it is full of cherry trees and ferns. Glad to see this isn’t changing!

Before

Elevator entrance construction - February 27, 2012

Elevator entrance construction - February 27, 2012

After

Burrard Station

Entrance from park

Cross-section of Burrard Station (Source: Transit in British Columbia: The First Hundred Years, 1990)

Couldn’t resist putting this one in. Do you see any differences between this drawing and the station today?

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