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King George Station

King George
SkyTrain station
Location 9875 Surrey
Coordinates
Owned by BC Transit, TransLink
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Parking 815 park and ride spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code KG
Fare zone 3
History
Opened March 28, 1994
Traffic
Passengers (2011[1]) 19,992
Services
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
Expo Line Terminus

King George Station is located on an elevated portion of the Expo Line, a part of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. The station itself is in Surrey and is the current eastbound terminus of the Expo Line.

Contents

  • Location 1
  • History 2
  • Services 3
    • Bus routes 3.1
  • References 4

Location

King George Station is located in King George Tower. The most recent proposed development to the south of the station has taken half of the park and ride space out of service.

History

King George Station was built in 1994 as part of the second extension of the Expo Line into Surrey; the other stations included on this extension were Gateway and Surrey Central. In contrast to Surrey Central, the King George station is less busy.

Since opening in 1994, it has been the eastern terminus of the Expo Line. The tracks actually continue beyond the station for about a block before they terminate, to store extra cars and to allow eastbound trains to switch tracks for their ensuing westbound runs; plans call for the line to eventually be extended deeper into Surrey following the Fraser Highway, however to date no firm timeline for construction has been established, given that other mass-transit construction projects in Greater Vancouver now under way have been given priority.

Services

King George Station is a major connection point for the TransLink bus routes in Surrey, Langley, and White Rock.

Bus routes

Bus bay assignments;[2]
1 - 96 B-line Newton Exchange, 314 Sunbury, 321 White Rock Centre/White Rock South, 326 Guildford, 329 Scottsdale
2 - 96 B-line Guildford, 314 Surrey Central Station, 321 Surrey Central Station, 326 Surrey Central Station, 329 Surrey Central Station, 502 Surrey Central Station
3 - 345 White Rock Centre, 394 White Rock Centre, 395 Langley Centre (Monday to Friday, Peak time only), 502 Langley Centre, 502 Brookswood (Monday to Friday Peak time only)
4 - 345 White Rock Centre (Monday to Friday only), 394 White Rock Centre, Express (Monday to Friday, Peak time only)

References

  1. ^ "2011 SkyTrain Station Counts". TransLink. Retrieved January 2013. 
  2. ^ Map of King George Station
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