VANCOUVER STATION REOPENS AFTER ESCALATOR REPLACEMENTS
More than two years after being closed to replace six escalators — including three 115-ft-long units — the pathway to and from the platforms at Vancouver, Canada's SkyTrain transit system Granville Station reopened on July 17, Daily Hive reported. The escalators were first put into service in 1985. The long units have 501 steps each, and each one travels the equivalent of 12,744 km per year. Granville Station was the first of 13 in the system to receive new escalators under the Escalator Replacement Project. In all, 37 escalators will be replaced on the Expo Line and West Coast Express Stations, with work currently underway at four other stations. Granville Station handles an average of 21,000 passengers each weekday. The escalator replacement project at the station cost CAD14.5 million (US$10.7 million).
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