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TransLink Canada Line - YVR Airport Station
Canada Line - YVR Airport Station is a four-storey facility that includes a section of elevated guideway and a pedestrian structure that provides a platform at Level Four (4) to access the rapid transit vehicles.
RJC was responsible for the structural design of the entire station including the elevated guideway that supports the tracks.The station platform is covered by a roof and is open at each end.
At the west end of the station platform, the elevated pedestrian walkway at Level Four connects to the YVR Link building, allowing passengers a direct connection from and to the airport terminal buildings and the walkway.
The pedestrian bridge component had to be built over the existing roadway with strict headroom requirements.
To meet this restriction, RJC used a composite truss system enclosing the bridge deck to minimize structural depth and maximize headroom.The station was constructed adjacent to a busy airport parkade and access to and from the parkade to the terminal buildings had to be maintained throughout construction.Working within facilities that must remain operational 24/7 presents unique and complex phasing and scheduling issues.
RJC's knowledge of YVR’s operational requirements contributed significantly in the success of this project and bringing it in on budget and ahead of schedule.